Protein Packed Energy Bites

I have a new snack recipe for you!   Protein Packed Energy Bites.  These Protein Packed Energy Bites get a lot of their protein from quinoa.  Quinoa is one of the only complete plant based proteins.  In addition to the quinoa, I have also added some seeds.  These healthy energy bites are healthy and super easy to make.  They would make a great pre or post workout snack.

Protein Packed Energy Bites

These energy bites are vegan and gluten free.  I used quinoa flakes which are similar to quick oats in texture.  If you didn’t want to use the quinoa flakes, you can probably use quick oats in their place.  Nuts may also be a good sub for those that are grain free.  If you like energy bites, you may also like my grain free energy bites or my 3 ingredient energy bites.

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Slow Cooker Quinoa Brownies

You guys!!!  You have to try these Slow Cooker Quinoa Brownies!  Just when you thought quinoa brownies could not get any better.  This recipe is seriously easy and it can cook while you are not even home.  I added peanut butter to these Slow Cooker Quinoa Brownies, but you can really use any nut butter you like.  Who doesn’t like chocolate and peanut butter together, right?

Slow Cooker Quinoa Brownies - My Whole Food Life

If you need a nut free version, I think sunflower butter will go very well.  I wanted to take the peanut butter chocolate flavors to the next level, so I swirled some peanut butter on top of these as well.  Not only are these slow cooker quinoa brownies easy to make, but they also come with a boost of healthy protein.  This recipe freezes well also.

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Quinoa Pizza Casserole

I have to give props to my husband for this Quinoa Pizza Casserole recipe.  If you are new to my blog, my husband makes a good deal of the savory recipes.  Some of his other very popular creations are the Peanut Noodle Stir Fry and the Sweet Potato Chili.  I am just so much better at the desserts. :)  Mostly because I have always loved to bake.   This Quinoa Pizza Casserole is so freaking amazing!!  If you have tried and liked my Cheesy Vegan Quinoa Bites, then you must try this recipe.  It’s super easy to make too!

Quinoa Pizza Casserole

This healthy quinoa bake can stand on it’s own as a meal.  I think it might also be good with a side salad or a side of roasted vegetables.  It freezes well too.  I was so surprised at how much it tasted like pizza!!  You have got to try this one for sure.

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