Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIAW: Quinoa Pizza Bites

Today, instead of talking about running adventures, I'm sharing my recent food adventure!

At the beginning of the month, mr. C and I went WHEAT FREE! I downloaded a copy of the book Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health and cleaned out the cabinets. We are doing this as an experiment. Neither one of us have a medical issue or health concern. We just want to see if we will really feel better by eliminating all wheat/gluten from our diets.

While tossing all of the food that had wheat in it, I was shocked to see how many bread products we were using at each meal. I was tossing out English muffins, bread, tortillas, buns, and pasta. Then I moved on to reading labels and tossing sauces, soups, cereal, and chips.

Soon, I was thinking, What are we going to eat? My meals have been so programmed to include some sort of wheat product, that I worried we would be starving!

I was wrong.

Over the past four weeks, I have been learning a lot about food and trying some new recipes. In my last WIAW post, I shared some of the smoothie recipes I've been making. Recently, I tried quinoa for the first time.


Lack of planning on my part forced me to modify the recipe I found online because I didn't have the exact ingredients, but I don't think it interfered with the end result at all.


When I make this again, I will definitely use mozzarella cheese and fresh basil as the original recipe lists and a little more pepperoni.

Do you have a favorite quinoa recipe?


You can also find tons of great recipes at Jenn's WIAW link up!





16 comments:

  1. YUM! these quinoa pizza bites look phenomenal!

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  2. They were so good and filling! I'll be making them again soon!

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  3. I need to read this still. Ive been GF for 20 years and I want the husband to at least TRY :-)

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  4. The quinoa pizza bites sound delicious, Amy! I need to try them. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. It really isn't as hard to give up wheat as people think, but like you said- wheat is in everything! The perspective that you are giving is so awesome and these quinoa bites sound wonderful! :)

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  6. I'm so glad that we tried...feeling really good!

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  7. It HAS been easier than I thought...so glad that I tried!

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  8. I am SO glad you posted this recipe! I have a bag of quinoa in my pantry and some leftover eggs in my fridge, and I haven't known what in the world to do with them! Problem solved, plus these look great!

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  9. This looks awesome! I have been having tummy troubles so I recently cut out wheat, diary, and processed sugar. It made a world of difference

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  10. Quinoa is a staple at our house. We eat it for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. So versatile!

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  11. I read wheat belly a few months ago. I felt like it took me forever to read. Don't get me wrong it was a great read, but I prefered the human stories over all the science-cy stuff.
    I've been wheat free this month because I've been doing whole30, and yes I have to agree with you Wheat (as well as soy) is in EVERYTHING. Everything I pick up (if it's in a package), I will read the label, doesn't matter if I will buy it or not. 99% of the time it goes back on the shelf.
    A lot of people are like "what's left to eat", food, the real stuff. And there are so many awesome recipes out there.
    I only tired Quinoa recently, didn't think much of it, don't get me wrong it was nice, but I can live without it.

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  12. That looks soooo yummy! :) I have a bag of quinoa here sitting in my pantry. I don't know what to do with it! Good thing I found this recipe! SOunds delicious! I may have to try this! Thanks!!!

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  13. Those look so tasty! I like to add quinoa to salads and soups. A little extra hit of protein!

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