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Have you noticed how it’s super cool to eat your food out of bowls currently? I’m not talking about eating your soup or cereal out of a bowl (duh – eating those any other way is tough!) But there are smoothie bowls, acai bowls, ramen bowls, veggie bowls, fruit bowls…..it’s endless.

Today I came across a breakfast bowl idea, but I had already eaten breakfast, and thought it would make a fantastic, delicious lunch. It would also be a great quick dinner when you are low on time but in need of a high quality nutrient hit. Hence, my ‘anytime bowl’. The other fantastic thing – it is a high protein vegetarian meal with 25g protein per serve, making it a great post workout choice as well as giving you a good couple of serves of vegetables (which let’s face it – we could all do with having a bit extra vege in our lives). Also I kind of think a bowl works better for this recipe – it saves the chickpeas and eggs running off the plate!

What you need for one serve

½ can chickpeas drained and rinsed
1 cup spinach leaves
Handful of cherry tomatoes
2 eggs soft boiled
Pinch of chilli
1 tsp smoked paprika
Splash of olive oil

What you need to do

Add the 2 eggs to a medium potful of water on the stove and bring to a boil with the lid on. Once boiling, remove from the heat leaving the lid on and let sit for seven minutes (for soft boiled eggs). Once done cool the eggs to stop them cooking further and peel. Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chickpeas with the chilli and smoked paprika until heated through. Remove from the pan and add to your bowl. Add the spinach to the pan and heat until just wilted. Add the spinach, tomatoes and eggs to your bowl and sprinkle with more paprika if wanted. You could also drizzle the chickpeas with some Greek yoghurt.

Options

Cook the eggs any way you like!

Add different spices to suit your preferences

Swap out spinach for other greens like kale, bok choy or silver beet

Instead of tomatoes lightly stir fry veges like capsicum and mushrooms

You can also cook up two serves or more at once so you have lunches/ breakfasts sorted for later in the week!

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