Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich + a Yoga Challenge

Easy Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich - fried egg, sauteed kale, smashed avocado & #glutenfree toast

While we’re having a healthy breakfast of eggs and toast, let’s also chat about fitness. Fitness is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but what do you do when you hate working out? And I mean really don’t like it.

That’s me. The idea of working out is awesome, but when push comes to shove, I just would rather take my puppy for a walk and play in the snow. Gyms aren’t my jam. Boot camp makes me want to hurl.

I do get on workout kicks. I’ll buy DVDs and do it for a few weeks, then my knees start to hurt and I stop. I don’t know if it’s just in my head or if it’s my body telling me that I’m not choosing to the right kind of exercise. Either way, it’s absolutely no fun.

What I will say though, is yoga never hurts. Yoga makes me happy. Yoga is the one form of exercise that I actually look forward to. Yoga brings me peace.

Which is why I’ve decided to challenge myself to practice yoga every single day for the month of February. Will you join me?

Join the February at-home yoga challenge now! Vow to practice yoga at least once per daily this month and feel like a new person.What’s special about this yoga challenge is that this is an at-home challenge, meaning you never have to leave the comfort of your own home. I’ve set it up so that we all don’t have any excuse not to actually succeed. No driving to class, and most importantly, no spending $10 – $15 per class.

Did you know, that if you were attend a yoga class every day for 28 days, you’d be spending $300+? That’s not a chunk of change I have just lying around, as much as I wish I did. Which is why I love at-home yoga videos.

So here’s what the challenge will look like:

  • Daily yoga practice, no more than 45 mins per day
  • Monthly calendar, with daily themes (ex: each Monday will be a hip opening practice)
  • Weekly schedules sent out to the group on Saturdays
  • Daily reminders & encouragement
  • Private Facebook group to document our progress, connect with other yogis and ask for advice along the way (we’re all in this together) – this is also where we’ll be posting the daily reminders & words of inspiration :)
  • Save money! If you follow the plan as I’ve laid it out, purchasing the classes I’ve outlined, the whole challenge will cost less than $50 (and BONUS: you’ll be able to keep the videos/audio guides forever, so you can keep going for no extra cost!)
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY: it’s going to be fun!!

I’m really excited to invite you all to join me on this month-long yoga journey. I’ve never done a challenge like this before, but I know it’s going to be great. We’re going to feel energized, happy, hopefully more toned, and most importantly relaxed and renewed.

So if you’re ready to join, please become part of the Facebook group! I’ll be posting the Monthly calendar on Thursday, with directions and links to each of the classes we’ll be taking (some of which will cost a little money (no more than $5.99), others of which are free). I’m really excited to share this experience with you :)

Join the February at-home yoga challenge now! Vow to practice yoga at least once per daily this month and feel like a new person.

A big part of this challenge for me is to also make sure that I’m continuing to eat healthy. I’ll be keeping my sugar to a minimum, trying to limit my carb intake, and eating lots of greens and lean proteins.

And I feel really strongly that part of eating healthy is to make sure that you’re starting your day with a nutritious meal. That doesn’t mean just a small piece of fruit or a handful of granola. It means that you’re actually eating a meal.

This is your chance to get your metabolism in gear and putting your body on the right schedule for the day. You’ll burn more calories throughout the day, have more energy and most importantly will actually feel good! Trust me when I say this, breakfast is essential.

Easy Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich - fried egg, sauteed kale, smashed avocado & #glutenfree toast

I’ve never been the biggest eggs and toast fan – I’d much rather go the sweet route when it comes to breakfast. But since I’m trying to cut back on my sugar intake, eggs are a natural choice.

To make this breakfast really shine, I toasted up a slice of my high-protein quinoa bread (carbs for energy), topped with some smashed avocado (healthy fats to keep you satiated), then a layer of steamed kale (a blast of nutrients), finished with a fried egg on top (protein to help stay alive).

It’s pretty much the ultimate (and easiest) breakfast sandwich on the planet. Oh and it takes less than five minutes to make. Does it get any better than that?

Easy Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat, add a splash of water and kale, and cook until wilted. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Return skillet to the stove, drizzle with a little olive oil or butter. Crack egg over skillet and cook until edges have started to crisp, 1 - 2 minutes. Flip and cook until desired consistency (for an over-easy egg, this is 30 seconds to 1 minute more).
  3. Assemble sandwich: top toast with avocado, then kale, then top with egg.
  4. Enjoy!
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About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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15 Responses to Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich + a Yoga Challenge

  1. Christina says:

    I was just thinking to myself the other day that I really want to get back into yoga, but that it’s so expensive to go to classes all the time. I’m signing up for your challenge, and look forward to the longevity that will come with it! Thanks for reading my thoughts :)
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  2. Verria says:

    Funny, my hubby and I were just talking about starting to do yoga again. Perfect timing!

  3. Great idea! I started my own “Springtime Shape Up” plan today. :) I really love incorporating yoga into my weekly fitness routine. While I don’t practice daily, I’m trying to commit to weekly hot yoga classes to stay limber and loose! Have a blast with your challenge! :)
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    • Thanks Hallie! I have yet to try hot yoga, but have only heard good things. Maybe once this month challenge is over, I’ll push myself to get to the studio and try one. Everyone raves about it. Hope your shape up is going well!

  4. This is a lovely idea and such a supportive way to go about encouraging physical activity and self-care! Thanks for your work and delicious, healthy recipes! I enjoy following all that you do :)

  5. LOVE this recipe and it’s so simple! I don’t have the kale, but I do have all the other ingredients. I too love yoga and find so much comfort on the mat both physically and mentally. It is my happy place.
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  6. That picture is just beautiful. I just HAD to click, and I’m glad I did! This sounds amazing and is just what my sad breakfast routine needs. Also, your yoga challenge sounds exciting! I know yoga always makes me feel better :)
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  7. Charlotte says:

    This is wonderful idea! I love yoga but it’s been a while since I’ve practiced. Can’t wait for the challenge to start :)
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