Quinoa Pizza Bites

More from the gluten free files… these DELICIOUS quinoa pizza bites I tried out last week! Based on this yummy recipe from Wonky Wonderful that I found on (where else?) Pinterest.

With marathon training in full force, and having a sensitive stomach, there’s this awkward period between when Mike gets home from work, when we go running, and when we actually eat dinner that we are typically starving – because it’s dinner time for normal people. To adapt, I’ve been trying to find healthier (but hearty) snacks to tide us over until our real meal. When I spotted this recipe, it seemed like a great way to boost our protein and carb intake while not spoiling our appetites or upsetting our stomachs.

Check out the recipe below.

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Venezuelan Pulled Pork Arepas

Confession: I am absolutely 100% awful at sticking to the gluten-free diet I am supposed to have been on since junior year of college (that’s 2010, people – SEVEN years ago).

I go through phases where I am strict about it that are full of corn tortillas, chick pea based pasta, and tons of veggies. In between, IĀ eat pizza for dinner, make pancakes for breakfast, and drink a nice craft beer after a long run. Everything in moderation, right? Wrong – that second phase is full of nauseous mornings and late night tummy aches, and I’m trying harder each time to avoid those unhealthy habits.

When I first moved to New York, I needed to find a cheap way stick to my new gluten free diet, so I started researching gluten free recipes online. There had to be a way to avoid buying lunch that had less gluten than a PB&J! That’s when I discoveredĀ arepas.

Arepas are sort of the equivalent of a tortilla or a piece of sandwich bread. Different countries have different variations of arepas, but I’ve happened to play around with the Venezuelan kind, and truly fell in love with them at one of my old NYC go-tos – Caracas Arepa Bar. You can put literally anything on an arepa, and eat it for any meal. They’re versatile, they’re easy to make, they’re filling, and they’re delicious. Even Mike, who hates corn tortillas, said he loved this corn based meal.

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I hope you enjoy my take on this recipe and have fun making this one yourself!

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