Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato and Caper Quinoa Bites

I go through phases.

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I remember my close friend in high school would go through phases. Sometimes she was obsessed with TV shows, sometimes books, sometimes music. I never really understood that until now.

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I am SO addicted to Harry Potter right now that all I want to do is lay around and read. Seriously. I’m reading like 3 chapters a day. To the normal person, that probably doesn’t sound like a lot. But to a student – that’s like adding hours into a day. What? You have time to read in graduate school? No. I just make time. Priorities, people. Harry Potter > research papers.

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I’m sure this will bite me in the booty soon but for now, I am blissfully unaware. What won’t bite me in the booty are these quinoa bites. They are SO good, SO easy, and SO healthy. I am still 100% on my ridiculously healthy kick (even though those Redd beers are really calling me in the fridge..) and am keeping strong on my planks, crunches, and Tone It Up workouts. And you know what? I feel good. There is something so amazing about exercise and eating well. I mean, it’s such a simple thing but we all hate doing it.

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I am breaking that by making it fun. Trying new recipes is fun. Working out to your favorite new song is fun. Make it fun, people. Eat bite size, dippable quinoa nugget bite things. That is the new scientific term for this dish, in case you were wondering.

Quinoa Bites
Adapted from Fork and Beans

1/4 c cooked quinoa
1/3 c Italian breadcrumbs
1 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp capers
1 egg white
1/4 tsp 8th World Wonder Spice
Marinara sauce for dipping

1. Combine all ingredients except for marinara sauce.
2. Form small patties.
3. Place on a sprayed baking sheet and baking for 15 minutes, flipping halfway, at 350°F.
4. Dip into marinara sauce.


One thought on “Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato and Caper Quinoa Bites

  1. erika says:

    Please share your healthy eating/working out-inspired brain with mine? It’s starting to come around after seeing these…except that I could pop these like candy. Yummmm. (What the heck is world wonder spice btw?!)

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