These deliciously sweet and savoury quinoa bites are a taste of fall. The ingredients include vegetables of the season that are not only so good for you but combined taste great. The perfect healthy snack recipe!
I’ve been talking a lot lately about living a healthier lifestyle. Spending more time on myself and making sure that my body, mind and soul are feeling refreshed and refuelled.
Considering what foods I am eating and reflecting on how they make me feel afterwards has been a focus of mine for the last 8 weeks. I started my workout journey, had my eyes recently examinded and set some goals to better self care.
It’s pretty cool how the things we eat can change and enhance different parts of our bodies. Like our eyes for example, there are so many foods that can strengthen our eyes and it’s so important to consider cooking with these foods to make sure we are absorbing those nutrients.
This post is sponsored by IRIS. As always all views and opinions are my own. IRIS Abbotsford is where I go for optometry care and highly recommend that location.
5 Foods to Consume to Strengthen Your Eyesight + Related Recipes
- Eggs – See this Morning Burrito Recipe here
- Avocados – See this Guacamole Recipe here
- Leafy Greens – See Greens Salad with Goat Cheese & Fresh Berries Recipe here
- Butternut Squash – See Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Soup Recipe here
- Fish – See Raspberry Salmon Recipe here
The above recipes and suggested foods are all supplied by IRIS. Their blog has an abundance of information and suggestions for the best foods for your eyes. This is just a mere taste (see what I did there hehe!) of what you can find. See more recipes here.
Not all of the foods above are listed in this Sweet & Savoury Quinoa Bites Recipe, but a handle of them are making this recipe even better! Plus there’s the bonus of no added sugar!
Thanks so much to Love Child Organics for allowing me to share this recipe. It turned out amazing, can’t wait to try again.
Sweet & Savoury Quinoa Bites Recipe
“Full of nutritious autumn ingredients like apples and butternut squash, these quinoa bites are delicious. If you feel like sharing with your family, they are perfect for introducing your little one to finger foods. They hold together well in your hands and fall apart easily in your mouth.” –Love Child Organics
- 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa
- 1 cup grated butternut squash
- 1 medium sized apple, peeled and grated
- 1/4 small onion, minced
- 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons raisins or cranberries (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried powdered sage (optional)
- 1 egg
Step One: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper
Step Two: Grate apple, once finished bring it all together and squeeze out the juice. (Squeeze it into a drinking cup, put it in the fridge and you have fresh squeezed juice for later too!)
Step Three: Mix together drained apple and all other ingredients. Mix until fully combined.
Step Four: Create 1 inch round balls and place an inch apart on the baking sheet.
Step Five: Bake in the oven until the sides start to darken. About 15 minutes.
These quinoa bites will last for several days in the fridge and are best served at room temperature or slightly warm. Enjoy your new healthy snack recipe!