Cheesy Quinoa Bites

Cheesy Quinoa Bites 2

I have had several factors working against me lately, as far as eating good goes, and it is time for some changes.  I recently stopped going to boot camp since my knees are in too much pain and my knee that had a torn ACL acts up too often. Also, I really wish the Easter Bunny would not have brought so many jelly beans to my house because I have been eating way too many of them.  Then, my son has two baseball games a week and as soon as he gets off the bus, he puts on his uniform, quickly eats a snack, and we are out the door.  Three hours later, everyone is starving and it is late, so we end up going through a drive thru. These drawbacks to my usual healthy eating habits have made me really started craving salads and good meals.

Quinoa has a lot of great nutritional benefits and I wanted to try something new and yummy using this ingredient full of protein and fiber.  I came across Cheesy Quinoa Bites at So Very Blessed and I am so glad I did because these will now become a staple at my house.  My daughter and I loved them and they were very addictive.  They tasted great alone, but I dipped mine in a light ranch dip with greek yogurt.  I ate them for dinner, but they would also make a great snack or appetizer.  I am looking forward to trying more recipes using quinoa, but in the meantime, I will be eating a lot more Cheesy Quinoa Bites.

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Cheesy Quinoa Bites
Cheesy Quinoa Bites are a great way to get protein and fiber and they are a super tasty appetizer, snack, or entree. They are addictive and healthy.
Recipe type: Appetizer or Entree
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 stalks green onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together quinoa, carrot, egg, green onion, garlic, cilantro, cheese, flour, salt and pepper.
  3. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each).
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes (20 worked well for me)


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  1. says

    I feel the SAME way!! It’s so hard to eat well with you’re chauffeuring kids around right around dinnertime plus the Easter bunny is a diet-ruiner, lol! Bummer about your knees. :( Hopefully you can get back to boot camp soon. I am obsessed with quinoa. I had to click on your picture from Wonderful Food Wednesday! I’m pinning now to try soon! My husband and I have tried tons of different quinoa recipes and have loved them all! Seems like you can’t go wrong with it! Anyway, thanks for sharing. Hope you’re having a great week!

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  2. says

    yum, yum, yummy- those look so good- quinoa is so versatile. if you’d like to link up with the photo friday blog hop, please do join us!

  3. Jamie V. says

    Uh, YUM! Don’t have much time to try out the stuff you post, but this caught my eye and I had time this Sunday. So yummy! I gave some to my neighbor who loved them too. I think this will be a new addition to the recipe book. Made them as a side with lentil soup. Thanks!

  4. Cooking Grandma says

    I have struggled to find quinoa recipes that I like. This one fit the bill and then some. So tasty I can’t keep them around, my husband gobbles them up as soon as I make them!

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