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The Perfect Breakfast Board Recipe

The Perfect Gluten-Free Breakfast Board Recipe

Image: Lee Holmes

Protein-rich eggs and quinoa with added green veggies are the perfect energy booster for the hustle and bustle of a hectic week. Give sugary, boxed breakfast cereals a miss and opt for something incredibly dense in nutrients to keep you powered up, like this gluten-free breakfast board – delicious!

Serves: 3




  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup kale chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 avocado, peeled, stone removed & cut into wedges
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Serve with pesto, dairy-free if required (optional)
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a wide saucepan, add quinoa and simmer covered for about 12 mins, or until quinoa is cooked.
  2. Steam kale over a saucepan of gently simmering water for 10 mins or until tender. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, add olive oil into a frying pan over medium heat and fry the eggs until done to your liking.
  4. To serve, place quinoa, kale, avocado and fried eggs on a board. Finish with a squeeze of lemon for extra zing.
  5. Season to taste.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.