|Look at all of those veggies!|
These could literally not be any easier to make. Cook the quinoa, chop up veggies, add an egg,cheese and bake! You can fill these with whatever you like. I used what veggies I had on hand: chopped Kale, zucchini and shallot. All delicious. I used low fat motz but I have a feeling goat cheese or cheddar would also be delish. You can use jarred sauce for the dipping sauce, I would suggest Newman's Organic. Just watch the sugar and salt in the sauces you buy. Making your own sauce is super simple too. I had some left over that I made the night before so I used that. These are so easy to make and are surprisingly satisfying. Did I mention they have a ton of protein. Yup! Eat with no guilt!
Quinoa Pizza BitesAdapted from Fit For Success
|One serving is 6 of these for 280 calories!!|
1/2 c. cooked quinoa
1 large egg ( you may need 1 more if you add a bunch of veggies)
1/2 c. chopped shallot or onion
1/2 c. low fat shredded mozzarella
1 t. minced garlic
1 T italian seasoning
handful of chopped kale
1/2 cup chopped zucchini ( small pieces)
pinch of salt
1 tsp olive oil
tomato sauce for dipping
1. Cook your protein-filled quinoa! Boil the quinoa and 1c. water and cover. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes (until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender).
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of your ingredients (except the pizza sauce) in a mixing bowl until it is well mixed.
3. Lightly spray the bottom of a mini-muffin tin with olive oil spray. Using a Tablespoon, scoop ~1T. into each muffin tin, it should fill almost all of them!
4. Bake them for 15-20 and let cool. Serve them warm with pizza sauce to dip in!