Simple to make, healthy and all types of delicious, these Gluten Free Spinach Quinoa will be a huge hit at your next party or gathering!
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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!
Yes, they are THAT good.
Quinoa is marketed as a grain, but it is actually a seed. If you want to be even more technical, it is the seed of a grain, but still 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 festive and pretty and tastes delicious.
Pair the red quinoa with the spinach and you have one festive looking and insanely delicious appetizer. I love holiday colors!
So many of the appetizers at parties are filled with calories and fat. Now don’t get me wrong, they are crazy delicious I am sure and you know I am all about moderation and enjoying yourself, but it is always helpful to have healthier choices.
And when I bring a more nutritious option to a party or gathering I know that I will definitely eat at least one thing that’s healthy!
Sometimes that’s not always the case.
- 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
These are so simple to make and no one has to know that they are packed with protein and nutrients and also healthy! It’ll be our secret.
I do recommend that you make a double batch because they never last long. Or you can be like me and take few right away before they’re gone.
Or hide them from everyone else. Definitely no judgement here.
You gotta do what you gotta do sometimes…
If you made these Gluten Free Spinach Quinoa Balls or any of my other recipes, please come back and let me know. You guys know I love to hear from you and I am so confident that you will love these babies too!
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