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Protein & Superfood Breakfast Casserole

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Start the day off with healthy energy to power through the day, with this quick & easy breakfast casserole with turkey, quinoa, black beans, and Maca powder!  Maca is great for energy, endurance and even increase sexual desire in both men and women.

Maca is a root that is native to Peru and has been reported to improve fertility. It is sometimes called Peruvian ginseng for its energizing effects. Maca is now used worldwide as a healthy superfood, and its powdered form is sold at your local health food market. Since it doesn’t have a very strong flavor or taste, it is very easy to add the powder into a variety of dishes such as the one I’ll be showing you how to make today.

Breakfast bakes are an excellent way to start the day off right, and this easy breakfast casserole recipe is full of cheese, vegetables, and eggs, providing several servings worth of protein and fiber of your daily value. If you have extra peppers and onions, you can cook them ahead of time in an instant pot and keep them in the freezer for other breakfast dishes. If you pour the egg mixture with all of the cooked ingredients into casserole dishes, cover with foil, and refrigerate overnight, you can bake in the morning for a make-ahead breakfast. They can also be made as single portions for grab and go meals.

 Mix Things Up!                  

You can swap the layer of melted mozzarella cheese with cheddar cheese instead for a different flavor, and adding some sour cream makes it even more of a delight. While we used ground turkey in this recipe, you can sub it out for bacon or sausage. Be careful about overcooking the casserole since the eggs can turn dry and rubbery. If you would like, you can incorporate a little milk or cream into the egg mixture to keep it fluffy and moist.

Since there are minimal carbs present in this recipe with a good amount of proteins and fats, if you’re on the keto diet, this is the perfect breakfast dish to stay on track with your health goals. While it isn’t as quick and easy as some of my other recipes, since it freezes well, you can make several portions that are easy to re-heat, saving time and energy throughout the week. Now, this is a breakfast meal plan I think we can all get behind.

If you enjoy this recipe as much as I think you will, please leave me a comment below. Don’t worry if you are a slow cooker. You can always end up making hash browns, french toast, or an egg casserole, but it’s always better to test yourself even more. I’d love to hear from readers about how my dishes have made their way into a fit and healthy lifestyle, and even more so if the superfoods I write about have made a strong impact.

Protein & Superfood Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

3 Servings
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 4 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1 lb. extra lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 cup black beans
  • 2 eggs, 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 zucchini
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/3 red onion
  • 1 tbsp. garlic
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella
  • Optional: tomatoes, green onions*

Steps

Step 1

Cook quinoa and cut up your veggies

Step 2

In a bowl, mix 2 eggs and 3 egg whites

Step 3

Cook veggies in a nonstick skillet with garlic, sea salt & pepper

Step 4

Cook turkey separately then mix in sautéed veggies

Step 5

Add quinoa to a bowl and then the rest of your ingredients

Step 6

Add 4 tsp Maca powder to the mixture

Step 7

Spray baking dish with a coconut oil. Add casserole mixture to dish.

Step 8

Top with mozzarella and if desired, green onions and tomatoes.

Step 9

Bake for 25 minutes at 405F.

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Details

Prep 10min
Cook 25min
Total 35min
# of servings3

Nutrition per serving

Calories397cal
Protein46g
Fats10g
Carbs30g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!