09.10.2014

Quinoa Bites

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Mini quiches: One of my favorite brunch snacks. What’s not to love? Eggs, cheese, some sort of crust, and whatever other toppings of your choice…what’s not to love? However, I’ve realized over the years that these little quiches, regardless of how “mini” they are, are not always healthy, and are almost never gluten free (my skin does not like it when I eat gluten). So when I randomly stumbled upon Cooking Channel’s Real Girl’s Kitchen with Haylie Duff, I was pleasantly surprised when she made quinoa bites for her G-Free friend. Though admittedly not the same as a quiche, these bites are good for appetizers or quick, on-the-go snacks!

Th recipe can be found here, but I made a few tweeks: I added chopped cranberries in order to add another layer of texture and flavor, and I also amped up the goat cheese just a bit by adding a little more…hey, it’s all healthy, so why not indulge a bit?

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{Rings from Kendra Scott | Sunglasses from Nordstrom}

Comments

  1. Sooooo need to try these!! I do mini quiches, but do them sans crust. So easy, take your eggs (whites, whole, whatever) & toss in some TJs shredded swiss & finely diced canadian bacon & spinach. Use TJs coconut oil spray in the muffin tin (use mini for bites, or if its for breakfast I’ll just do regular size) and layer in your meats, spinach & cheese, pouring the egg over. Bake and good to go! Soooooo good cold too! It’s usually a fight to the fridge in our house for the last ones the next day! I wonder how it would be to use the quinoa as a crust in the bottom?? Hmmmmmmm experiment time!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

    • Shannon&Allison says:

      oh yes! What a good suggestion! We will have to try that out 🙂 The crust of anything is my biggest weakness… so if it can be healthy I’m all for it!