A healthy lifestyle can sometimes deprive you of your favorite comfort foods (especially if you're training for a pageant), so instead of binging on unhealthy bloating fatty foods, I tried out the healthy version of pizza: Quinoa Pizza Bites!
|so. much. yum.|
I found this recipe on Pintrest but decided to make it even more healthy! You won't feel an ounce of guilt snacking on these, but it sure will satisfy that "comfort-food" craving! This batch made 2 snack servings for me. If you want a lot of leftovers (or have multiple people eating them- they go quick), then double this recipe! You can also toss in 1/4 c. diced cherry tomatoes, mini pepperoni slices (unhealthy but yummy), diced peppers... get creative!
|mixing the goods|
1/2 c. uncooked quinoa
1 large egg
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. fat free shredded mozzarella
1 t. minced garlic
1 T. dried basil
1 t. dried oregano
pinch of salt
pizza sauce for dipping
|time for the oven!|
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!
|finished product :)|
(One serving. This recipe makes Two!)
|I only needed 1/8 c. pizza sauce (only 15 extra CALORIES!)|
This simple recipe is sure to put a smile on your face :)