The benefits of quinoa are many, including large amounts of protein (one of the few plant foods containing all 9 essential amino acids, it contains 8g of protein per 1 cup serving), fiber, and various vitamins and minerals.
It is also high in magnesium, iron, B-vitamins, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin E, and antioxidants.
It is gluten free and recommended for a gluten-free diet.
In addition to all those benefits, the bottom line is what is really important….these pizza bites taste GOOD. Plus, wait till you see how easy they are to make!
1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa (I make this ahead of time)
2 cups cooked and cooled cauliflower florets, pureed (I boil or steam until soft, then once cooled I puree it in a food processor)
1 chia egg
1/4 cup brown rice flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp pizza sauce (I used this sauce)
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Gently form into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes.