Quinoa Pizza Bites

Craving pizza? Here’s a way to satisfy your pizza craving without hindering your ultimate goal. 
The answer: quinoa pizza bites

I’ve seen a few recipes for these and honestly once you get the basics you can create, change, add whatever ingredients you like!

Here’s what I did:
Ingredients:
1c. uncooked quinoa
1 large egg
1/2 c. sauteed onion
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella (fat-free)
1 t. minced garlic (or garlic powder)
1 T. dried basil
1 t. dried oregano
pinch of salt

Things you could add: sausage, peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms –the list is endless

Procedure:
1.Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix everything together except cheese.
3. Scoop mixture into muffin or mini muffin tin filling about 2/3 of the cup.
4. Top with cheese
5. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown

Serve with marinara sauce for dipping!

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Snacktime: Kale Chips

I love love love kale chips and the biggest bonus is that kale has tons of health benefits!

Here’s a step by step process for how I make kale chips.

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It is really important to get the kale as dry as possible so it crisps up when you bake it.

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Don’t go crazy with the extra virgin oil olive – it spreads out as you toss it.

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You’ll be able to feel that the kale is crispy, like a thin chip.

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Hope you guys like this recipe – it is a staple in my house!