These simple appetizers can be easily made ahead and are so delicious they practically melt in your mouth!
The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming!
That's how I have been feeling this past week once I realized that Thanksgiving is just a few days away. How does that happen?
When did my life become so busy that I didn't even realize that?
It's all good, though. I love the holidays and I am ecstatic that they are approaching. I just wish time would slooooooooow down, just a bit.
So if you are like me and Thanksgiving totally snuck up on you, I bet you have no idea what you are making either. These little bites are perfect for you because you can prepare them ahead of time.
As most of you know I am all about simplifying (especially when I am a little stressed) so these apps are just what I needed to calm me down a bit. Just a tiny bit.
I buy these adorable little phyllo cups pre-made from the grocery store which saves a ton of time. And phyllo cups are my favorite, so flaky and delicious.
They give the perfect amount of crunch, while also being light and flaky.
And thank goodness for quinoa! It adds some plant-based protein that we can all use a little more of these days.
Why is it that our clean lifestyles get even a slightly bit derailed this time of year? It's really annoying.
The filling takes about 20 minutes to prepare and I just mixed it together in a bowl the night before and refrigerated it until I was ready to scoop in to the phyllo.
Side note: this filling is delicious enough to eat on its own. Sometimes I will make a double batch of the filling and we ate the remaining for dinner.
My husband wrapped it up in tortillas and I added leafy greens to make a salad. Talk about easy!
And I wonder why there is always leftover filling every time I make these? I mean, I love it so much so I am definitely not complaining, I just always wonder why it works out like that.
They are also bite sized and mini and adorable. I love bite sized appetizers, especially during the holidays and also for parties and gatherings.
Now don't get me wrong, I also love cheeses, nuts and dips...I pretty much love all types of appetizers. But there is just something about little poppable bites that make me happy.
And there is no guilt here since we have protein and veggies, right?
(This picture was taken before I added the artichokes)
But this is completely customizable to make how you like it. I've used kale, different cheese and even added some chopped nuts for added texture.
Go ahead, have fun and experiment with different ways to make these babies.
I bet any way you make them you will love them. You really can't go wrong with phyllo cups.
- ½ cup quinoa
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach defrosted and drained
- 1 15 ounce can of artichoke hearts drained and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ medium onion minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 30 phyllo cups
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Prepare quinoa with vegetable broth according to the package.
- Once the quinoa is finished cooking, pour into a medium bowl.
- Add spinach, artichokes, garlic, onion, salt and feta cheese. Mix well.
- If preparing right away, scoop by spoonfuls into phyllo cups.
- If not, place in airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to prepare.
- Place in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
Here are some more delicious, easy, healthy appetizer recipes you might like:
I hope you love these as much as I do! Happy Thanksgiving!
If you make these little bites or any of the other recipes I shared with you, please come back and let me know. I love to hear from you!
Thank you for stoping by!