Recipe: Morning Grains & Eggs

School is back, and that means busy mornings! In between getting yourself ready for work and making sure your family is set, breakfast often falls by the wayside. With this recipe you can make a bunch at once and heat it up for an easy, on the go option during your week. Oh, and it tastes great too! 

3 unit meal: 1 whole egg, 3 egg whites, 1/2 oz shredded cheese, 1 cup cooked cereal.


  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 cup dry pearl barley
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 tbs splenda brown sugar or 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins, diced
  • toasted slivered almonds
  • up to 1/2 cup 2% low fat milk (almond, coconut, or rice milk are ok)


  1. Place both grains into a fine mesh colander and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a medium pot.
  2. Add water and next 4 ingredients, through cardamom. Stir to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until grains are tender, about 12-15 mins. The majority of the water should be absorbed.
  4. Add raisins and nuts. Stir in milk to make it nice and creamy before serving Start with 1/3 cup milk and add up to 1/2 cup total.

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