Healthy Alternatives For The Savvy Holiday Hottie: Recipe 4

Running short on ideas for what to serve as an appetizer?

Today try: Mini Quinoa Zucchini Cheese Bites

This is a wonderful appetizer from sugar-free mom that is easy to eat and full of fiber, vitamin E and protein. All things that tend to disappear from our diets during the holiday season.

    *Serves 16*   Ingredients:    2 cups grated zucchini (about 1 or 2 medium sized)  1 egg  1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese  1/2 cup cooked quinoa  Option: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, salt & pepper  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl mix the zucchini, egg, cheese, quinoa, cilantro, salt and pepper (last 3 optional). Divide mixture into the muffin pan, filling to the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown around the edges.   Stay tuned for a festive drink that is quick and easy to make!

 

*Serves 16*

Ingredients:

2 cups grated zucchini (about 1 or 2 medium sized)

1 egg

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup cooked quinoa

Option: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl mix the zucchini, egg, cheese, quinoa, cilantro, salt and pepper (last 3 optional). Divide mixture into the muffin pan, filling to the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown around the edges.

Stay tuned for a festive drink that is quick and easy to make!