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After all the sweets we have had around our house since the bake sale I decided we needed a snack that actually had some nutritional value. I think we have all had a serious lack of vegetables around our house lately, so I was in the mood for something nice and savory. I had to laugh that my kids had a plate of these quinoa bites waiting for them when they came home from school the other day. They were shocked at how fancy they looked–they are used to a much simpler snack..you know, like an apple or a piece of toast. I didn’t tell them that these quinoa bites were really simple to make and filled with nutrients 🙂 I took Melanie’s quinoa bite recipe from her blog and gave it a Southwestern make-over. I loved the flavor combination! The avocado dressing on the top pulled all of the flavors together and made these super yummy. They were even delicious cold out of the fridge the next morning for breakfast. If you are knew to quinoa, give it a try. It cooks up just like rice but is packed with more vitamins and minerals and has a softer more subtle flavor. Next time you need a quick pick-me-up snack without all of the calories and sugar, this is the snack for you!

 

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