If you’ve been craving simple and delicious recipes you can make for the kids, then this recipe is for you! Kids love pizza bites, but the kind you buy from the frozen section at the grocery store are filled with artificial additives and sodium. Not to mention, there’s very little nutrition packed into those little bagel bites.

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You will love my version which sneaks in protein-packed quinoa, Vitamin K packed basil, and still delivers the same great taste kids love.

These make a great snack after-school or on the weekends. If you try these, let me know what you think and how the kids like them. Take a photo and tag it #ACKidsCorner on Instagram so I can see it!

Quinoa pizza bites

Recipe makes 12 bites

What You Need:

  • 2 cups cooked red quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 of a small bag of pepperoni chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Pizza sauce for dipping (no sugar added)

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together except the pizza sauce. Spray a mini muffin pan with olive oil or coconut oil spray.
  3. Evenly distribute the mixture into the mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes
  4. Serve with pizza sauce

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23 Comments

  • Kerry

    Autumn- these look awesome and I can’t wait to try them. I wanted to say how much I’m enjoying your workouts and cook books. You are so motivating! Thanks!

    • Autumn

      You’re welcome Kerry!

  • Luci

    Hi Autumn , can you freeze these for future use? Thanks! I’m super excited for FIXATE! 😀

    • Autumn

      yes for sure

  • Lizann Roberto

    Hi Autumn,

    How many do you think would be a serving size for kids? I have a 4yr old.

    Also, would it be ok to use the regular yellow quinoa? I have a big bag of it.

    Thanks! Keep the recipes coming!

    • Autumn

      Yes, yellow quinoa would be great. It’s probably 3-4 per serving.

  • Autumn S.

    What is the best way to chop the basil in the recipe? And does the recipe cook the same of doubled, or do quantities need to be modified?

    Thanks! Love from another Autumn 🙂

  • Stephanie carter

    It’s 2 yellow, 1 blue, 1 red and the dipping sauce is a purple so just count as much of the purple you use (I usually use 1/2)

    • Stephanie carter

      My original container count it for 3 bites

  • Lauren Giaquinto

    These look great! Can’t wait to try them! Can you please share the 21 day fix container equivalencies for these? Like how many pizza bites would count as each container used? Thanks!!!

    • Autumn

      Hey Lauren, I’m not including container equivalents for these kinds of recipes, as they are designed for kids. But they are 21 Day Fix approved if you’d like to do the counting!

  • Leisha

    What is the container color and count for this recipe? Thank You! 🙂

    • Autumn

      For these kinds of recipes I’m not doing exact container equivalents because they are created for kids. They are #21DayFixApproved so you could count them if you want.

    • Autumn

      I’m not including container equivalents for these kinds of recipes, as they are designed for kids. But they are 21 Day Fix approved if you’d like to do the counting!

  • shannon

    Any recommendations on an egg substitute? These sound great but my daughter can’t have eggs.

    • Autumn

      I’ve heard of people using “flax eggs” but have not tried it personally with this recipe. They are pretty easy to make-For each egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (measure after grinding) with 3 tablespoons of water. Let sit for about 2 minutes and then add to recipe

    • Angela

      You can also purchase an egg replacer (powder substance) at any natural health foods store. You just mix powder with egg and you can use it wherever you would use eggs. Same consistency. I love it!!

      • Angela

        Sorry…I meant to write mix powder with water…hee hee

  • Mary Dickinson

    they sound delicious. I’m going to try them. I think my grandkids will like them.

  • Anthea Collazo

    Autumn, I would love to get a meat substitute for the recipe for my hubby who is a vegetarian. Maybe just omit the meat! Any container counts for this? Looks delicious

    • Autumn

      You can omit the meat or try adding in a handful of tempeh crumbles. Just grind up some tempeh and pan cook with a splash of XVOO and seasonings of your choice. Cook until it’s golden brown and add in the mix!

  • Dee Dee

    How would you count these for 21 day fix?

    • Autumn

      Hey Dee Dee, I’m not including container equivalents for these kinds of recipes, as they are designed for kids. But they are 21 Day Fix approved if you’d like to do the counting!

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