Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Quinoa Bites

There are a lot of ways to sabotage your healthy eating and one of them is unwise snacking. It is easy to grab a few pieces of store bought cookies and sweets. Healthy eating involves a little bit of plan, prepping and effort.  There are also a lot of trends into healthy eating and snacking nowadays , it makes eating healthy confusing sometimes. In my humble opinion , moderation and knowledge is the key. Learn how to read food labels and learn how to make healthy alternatives to our favorite meals and treats. Of course, depriving yourself is newer the key. Staying as close to "nature" or whole food will also benefit you.

Few years ago, we started having meatless meals. We still do it and I don't think we will be stopping anytime soon. Meatless recipes are budget friendly! Meatless recipes have the notion of being tasteless and that is totally not the case! Spices and herbs are your friend when it comes to meatless meals.  Fresh or dried herbs are both great and if you are up for it..make your own spice blends.

Can you really be satisfied with a meatless recipe? Absolutely! These quinoa bites are little goodness in every bite. This recipe is versatile, serve it as a meal or a snack. Did I mention that it is a healthy alternative for pizza?  Yes! Those days that you crave for a pizza..make this. It will not disappoint.



Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup chopped yellow onions ( small chopped)
2 eggs
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2  to 1 cup , halves cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup, homemade pizza sauce, see recipe HERE.

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Cook until quinoa is tender.
Mix all the ingredients together.


 Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin,I used a tablespoon. Press each cup down. It will be a little messy, some quinoa will stick to your hands. Bake the quinoa bites for 20 minutes . You can check at 15 minute mark. Let it cool.





Each serving is full of flavor and healthy to boot! It is great for after school snack or anytime at work that you need a quick bite. I made a huge batch of  and kept it in an airtight container. It was still tasty after 3 days! Serve with pizza sauce and I promise you...this is way more healthier and hip friendly than your regular pizza.


I might be a little biased with pizza sauce. I love homemade pizza sauce! First, it is very easy to make. Second , it is frugal and frugal is my thing. Third, it is more flavorful.


I also made the 21 Day Fix version of this. I used the yellow container to measure my quinoa , green container for the tomatoes, red for the eggs and I skipped the salt , used the 21 Day Fix All purpose seasoning.


If you are not familiar with 21 Day Fix Seasonings , you can get the recipes HERE.









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4 comments:

  1. Hi there! So lovely to see you last week at Thriving on Thursdays here in Australia. I've been loving quinoa for a while now and use it in just about everything. I can't wait to try these bites. They look delicious. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring your recipe at tomorrow's party. Hope you're having a great week and hope you'll join us again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  2. These look so unique and yet so yum and delightful! Pinned, and can't wait to try them, for sure! Thanks!
    -Ginger

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  3. These look amazing! I love the addition of tomatoes (and I'm always up for homemade pizza dipping sauce)! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Cristina, These look really good and I think my family would enjoy them. Thank you!
    Blessings, Leigh

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