Get your protein in early with these Quinoa and Egg Protein Breakfast Bites. They’re both vegetarian and gluten-free, and these protein-packed power bites are our favorite healthy way to start the day. With fluffy egg whites, hearty veggies, and melty mozzarella, they’re as tasty as they are nutritious. Not only that, but they’re easy to make, too! Talk about a perfect dish to make when you want to enjoy a nice breakfast at home or need something quick to grab on your way out the door.
A Light and Filling Breakfast
Over the years, I’ve had many different chapters in my relationship with breakfast. At various points, I’ve been a coffee-only breakfaster, a cereal aficionado (both dry and with milk), and a smoothie drinker.
One thing I’ve learned throughout my various adventures in breakfasting is that this meal really does set the tone for the rest of your day. While going without breakfast leaves me feeling hazy and unfocused, eating anything too heavy can make me feel sluggish and bloated. If I don’t get my day off to a good nutritional start first thing in the morning, I’m often tempted to cheat for the rest of the day!
The trick is finding the right balance between light and filling. These Quinoa and Egg Protein Breakfast Bites are my ideal weekday breakfast. Packed with filling, nutritious ingredients like spinach and superfood quinoa, these low-calorie, vegetarian egg white bites squash morning cravings. They keep me feeling full, light, and energized until lunch.
Setting the tone for your day starts with breakfast. Quinoa and Egg Protein Bites will help you stay mentally and physically prepared to tackle your clean-eating goals for the day.
Make It a Meal
These easy breakfast bites make a perfect at-home or on-the-go meal for busy weekday mornings. Whip up a batch in under thirty minutes and enjoy a hot, ready-made breakfast. You can also make these bites ahead of time, store them in the refrigerator, and pop them in the microwave when you get to the office.
If you have a little extra time on your hands, these Quinoa and Egg Protein Bites also make a delicious, low-calorie option for a homemade weekend brunch. Pair these melty mozzarella egg white bites with turkey bacon, whole-grain toast, or fruit for a hearty, filling breakfast. For a fun and flavorful twist, try them with this refreshing Honey Mint Fruit Salad.
Yield: 4 servings | Serving Size: 3 bites | Calories: 114 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 1 g | Protein: 7 g | Cholesterol: 12 mg | Sodium: 212 mg | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
- 1 cup white quinoa, cooked
- 3 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
- 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
- 1/2 cup fat free shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with non stick spray and set aside.
- Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon into the the prepared mini muffin tin, about 3 tablespoons of the quinoa and egg mix per muffin cup. Bake for about 20 minutes until firm and the bites just begin to brown on top.
- Let the breakfast bites cool slightly before removing from the tin.