A Healthy Twist on Pizza

I had seen these quinoa pizza bites on pinterest a lot and wanted to try them.  I was surprised at how easy they were to make, and how good they were.  The best part is that they are relatively healthy as well.

Here is the recipe (via http://fitsuccess.blogspot.com)


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
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!
I added a bit more garlic, onion, an cheese in mine because mine were a little bit sticky. And of course, I wanted the extra flavor. Very simple, and very good. Enjoy!