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Recipe for Health

Start the day with a power bowl

Power bowls are all the rage, and for good reason. They pack a hefty amount of protein into a satisfying meal, loaded with flavorful vegetables and condiments.

Try starting your day with this Southwest-inspired recipe from the American Heart Association.

    ¼  cup raw quinoa

    1   avocado, pitted and diced

    2   medium tomatoes, diced

    1   ear of corn, removed from cob

    ¼  cup green onions, chopped

    ½  cup cilantro, chopped

    4   eggs

    Reduced sodium salsa or hot sauce, optional

Cook quinoa according to package directions, cool slightly, then divide between four bowls. (This can be done the night before.) Arrange the vegetables on top. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Crack the eggs into the skillet and cover about 3–4 minutes, until white is set and yolk is runny. Place one egg in each bowl. Top with salsa or hot sauce and enjoy!

This recipe is easy to customize with different vegetables or eggs cooked however you like them best.