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Poached egg & QuinoaIts Meatless Monday and I was so jazzed to eat a lovely meal incorporating simple ingredients for simple preparation. I love that this healthful, brightly colored dish leaves the body feeling nourished and less heavy. The oval plum grape tomatoes in red & yellow add color, texture … and appeal …  to your plate, while also adding variety & vitamin C to your diet.

Quinoa, avocado, pumpkin seeds – Foods every athlete or active person should have at their disposal due to their incredible nutritional components and versatility.

Full Ingredients – 2 handfuls of red and yellow assortment of small grape tomatoes + 1 egg poached + ½ cup of quinoa + ½ medium size avocado, diced + ¼ cup pumpkin seeds + Olive oil to drizzle + 1 tbsp. of chili pepper flakes.

The poached egg was sprinkled with flakes of chili pepper for added ‘heat.’IMG_4836Quinoa eggs Ingredients

IMG_4766Quinoa & Pumpkin SeedsPumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds boost your intake of good quality protein, carbs and other minerals, one of which being magnesium. According to WebMD, this mineral participates in hundreds of bodily functions that foster good health, contributing to bone strength; promotes peak immunity; and normalizes muscle, nerve, and heart function.

Pumpkin seeds can go far beyond their reduced status as a trail mix snack. Add them to any dish variety to give a nutrient boost. I like adding pumpkin seeds to cereals, oatmeal, salads, and other dish’s to balance out a meal. Pumpkin seeds are high in calories, about 559 calories per 100 g, so use moderately.

IMG_4835This poached egg recipe is an added reminder that it doesn’t have to take heavy prep and out-of-reach ingredients to enhance your diet. Simply use quality ingredients. Eat to what boost your performance and not slow it down. And fuel your go like a champ.