Quinoa Veggie Bites

Quinoa is one of the most nutritious food you can incorporate in your meals because of its unique nutrient content. Especially great for vegetarians since it is a good source of protein. There is no other plant food that contains all nine amino acids as quinoa does. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, iron, B-vitamins, calcium, phosphorous and antioxidants. This is one of the main reasons why I love recipes which helps us introduce this nutrient packed food to our little ones.

Here is a quick toddler breakfast/ snack idea using quinoa that is healthy and wholesome. This is customizable with pretty much any veggies you have on hand. It is also freezer friendly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen veggies
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder (optional)
  • 1/2-1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/2-1 tsp onion powder (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/160C. Prepare a mini muffin tin or a regular muffin tin with butter or oil
  2. Mix all of the ingredients listed above until well combined
  3. Pour the mixture using a spoon into the muffin tin and fill it 3/4 full. Press the top down to get evenly shaped bites
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sides and top appear to have a golden brown color

This recipe makes about 24 mini bites or 12 big bites in regular muffin pan.

  • I used 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa for this recipe. Once cooked with 1 cup water gives roughly 1 cup for this recipe.
  • You can use any veggies you have on hand to add to this mixture.
  • It tastes best when served warm
  • Once its completely cooled, store it in an airtight container in refrigerator for upto 4-5 days or can be stored in freezer for upto a month
  • Do give this easy nutritious recipe a try and let me know if you like it 🙂

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