Mornings demand something healthy and tasty and we think there’s no better way to start our day than quinoa. This super grain is packed with loads of proteins, fibre and iron so when you have it for breakfast be assured of less hunger pangs and sugar cravings throughout the day. Here’s how you can include it in your breakfast.

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Quinoa breakfast skillet

Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add a meat of your choice (think chicken sausages or bacon) and cook until crispy. Reduce heat to medium-low and add sweet potato, onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic to the skillet. Keep tossing to coat. Add uncooked quinoa to vegetables and allow it to toast lightly. Pour in water and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover and cook for 15 minutes until it’s cooked. Prepare eggs as you'd desire and serve quinoa topped with eggs and cooked bacon.

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Quinoa and nuts mix

Stir together strawberry jam, vanilla greek and natural yogurt in a bowl. Take a handful of pumpkin seeds, whole almonds and berries of your choice and mix it with the jam and yogurt mixture. Add quinoa. Drizzle some honey and top with a sprig of basil for a healthy and tasty bowl.

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Coconut Quinoa Banana Bread

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a loaf pan with cooking oil. Mash bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a bowl. Combine all-purpose flour, oats, baking soda, salt, shredded coconut, flaxseed and cooked quinoa and stir in coconut milk. Pour batter into a pan and bake until top of loaf is golden brown.

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Quinoa Salad

Heat oil in a large pan and add sweet potatoes and mushrooms and cook while tossing occasionally. Add garlic and cook for a minute. Add kale, wine, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and keep tossing and cook until vegetables are tender. Add cooked quinoa and sprinkle Parmesan cheese.

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Quinoa Pancakes

Preheat your oven to 350F. Add egg whites, parmesan, basil, and pepper into cooked quinoa and allow to cool. In a non-stick skilalet, heat 2 tsbp oil and over medium heat make pancakes and cook until golden. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes for an indulging breakfast.