Store-bought muffins. Candy bars. Cheese and cracker packs. What do these have in common? They’re easy to throw in your bag for a quick snack on the go, whether for you or for the kids. But between the sugar in storebought muffins, the fat and sugar in candy bars, and the processed and unpronounceable ingredients in most packets of cheese and crackers, that’s a whole lot of unhealthy choices to be carrying around with you from day to day.
Enter these Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups. They’re delicious snacks that are perfect for bringing with you on the go, and kids will be more than happy to pop one in their mouths when they’re feeling like a snack while you’re out and about. Plus, they’re made with only whole, healthy ingredients. Quinoa provides protein, fiber, and antioxidants, while eggs are a great source of protein, potassium, and healthy fats. Broccoli is a nutrient powerhouse, and full of fiber, keeping you full and energized throughout your day. And we use a small amount of cheddar cheese to add flavor, but not so much that we overwhelm this healthy quinoa recipe with excess fat and calories.
Yields: 6 cups | Serving Size: 1 quinoa cup | Calories: 118 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 93 mg | Sodium: 165 mg | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 0 g | Protein: 7 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup broccoli, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, finely chopped or grated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
- Spray muffin molds with cooking spray then fill up each mold with the quinoa mixture.
- Bake them in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until they are cooked through.
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