Quinoa Pizza Bowls. Putting your favorite pizza toppings on a bed of quinoa is like supercharging your typical pizza recipe making it healthy and delicious!
Quinoa Pizza Bowls
I love pizza. I could eat it for every meal, every day. My jeans, however, would rather I not. It took a while to figure out how to balance my love for pizza with my love for fitting into my clothes. Turns out the answer was quite simple. Quinoa. Putting my favorite pizza toppings on top of a superfood like quinoa was the perfect compromise and exactly what I need to be able to have my pizza and eat it too. Quinoa is my absolute favorite superfood.
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s so versatile, just like pizza! You can add whatever ingredients you want to make it your own. We have started doing this for pizza nights. Each family member starts with their bowl of quinoa and adds some sauce, their favorite toppings and of course cheese. Then we throw it all in the oven, bake it up, serve it with a salad and voila! An easy, good for you, skinny jean approved dinner that the whole family will love.
Quinoa has a light, delicate and somewhat nutlike taste. It cooks up fluffy and adds texture and crunchiness to almost any dish. Not only is it high in protein, it includes many essential amino acids. No wonder some (me included!) people consider it the perfect food!
I have to get on my soapbox for a minute here. I know some people think I’m crazy for my love affair with quinoa. You can see them turn their nose up a little when I mention it. Here’s the thing about quinoa, like everything else in life, quality matters. This is especially true when it comes to quinoa. If you get the wrong kind of quinoa, it will ruin you for life. You need the right quinoa to make this recipe a hit. My favorite quinoa is TruRoots Quinoa.
Are you ready for this crowd-pleasing recipe?!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Happy pizza night!