Junior Sarah Lim writes a weekly blog, So Healthy about staying in shape through nutrition and exorcise.
Junior Sarah Lim writes a weekly blog, So Healthy about staying in shape through nutrition and exercise. Lim writes her tips through recipes and exercise routines she has learned, along with other useful advice.
Lim has written over 18 blogs throughout the course of the school year. Her latest blog focuses on eating healthy through your guilty pleasures.
By the title you might think that pizza is an absolute no-no when you are on your diet. I think that is the worst part about being on a diet, you can't eat the food you want! This week, I have an absolute awesome recipe on pizza bites. We all know that pizza is a classic favorite meal for many people and this healthy version recipe will let you feel less guilty about eating it.
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 large eggs
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (low fat)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pizza sauce for dipping
Place the quinoa and two cups of water in a covered pot.
bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together all ingredients, except pizza sauce.
Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top, and press down gently to compact.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
Serve warm with sauce for dipping.
48 calories per serving
For three it's 144 calories, 2.1 grams of fiber, and 8.4 grams of protein
There you have it! A healthier version for pizza bites. Hope you guys enjoy this recipe!
Until next time, stay So Healthy!
In order to read more of Lim's blogs, check out The Feather blog site.
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