Gluten Free Spinach Quinoa Balls

It’s December and it’s time to really start thinking about the upcoming holidays. Hanukkah already began and Christmas is right around the corner.  Every Christmas Eve I try to make a healthy and delicious appetizer for our family party.  Recently I tested these Spinach Quinoa Balls out on my immediate family, and these were such a hit that the next time I make them, I need to make a double batch!  They are THAT good.

I am so excited to partner with Bob’s Red Mill to create this amazing recipe.  I use Bob’s Red Mill’s products all the time and their quinoa is my favorite.  Quinoa is marketed as a grain, but it is actually a seed.  Quinoa is a complete protein (it contains all of the essential amino acids) and it is naturally gluten-free. I chose to use their red quinoa which is not only healthy, it also looks pretty and tastes delicious.  Pair the red quinoa with the spinach and you have one festive looking and insanely delicious appetizer.

Image 6Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. The wonderful people at Bob’s Red Mill compensated me for the time spent developing and photographing this recipe.  However, like always, the opinions are entirely my own.  Promise :)  My sponsors help make this blog possible.

Gluten Free Spinach Quinoa Balls

Serving Size: 2 quinoa balls

Calories per serving: 136

Fat per serving: 5.2 grams

Gluten Free Spinach Quinoa Balls

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes 10 ounce frozen spinach, defrosted and water thoroughly squeezed out
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 5 tablespoons organic butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Red Quinoa, cooked
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (or almond flour)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 6 beaten eggs (can also use 4 whole eggs and 3 egg whites)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour (can be left overnight).
  5. Roll into balls and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Notes

*Nutritional Information not 100% guaranteed accurate, provided by www.caloriecount.com

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