Spring is in the air! I love this time of year. The world is a much happier place when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming wouldn’t you say? It also means school is coming to an end. YAY! My job as a full-time Uber driver becomes part-time. No more drop-off/pick-ups at school and over-scheduled activities to attend. It is also party time! Memorial Day is approaching and graduation parties are around the corner. Whether you are hosting a party or attending one, these quinoa pizza balls make a great tasting, healthy option.Don’t take their small size for granted. Each one of these gluten-free bites are high in protein and fiber so you will not feel guilty going back for more like you would with a slice of pizza. Quinoa has long been a gluten-free staple in my home. Cultivated over 5000 years ago by the Incas, quinoa is one of the most nutrient-dense carbs available today containing iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. Speaking of fiber, it helps provide a feeling of fullness after a meal. Wouldn’t that be a great option to curb your appetite? It also aids in maintaining a healthy digestive tract and improves insulin control by slowing down the rate of sugar being released into your bloodstream.Quinoa is the only carb source that contains all nine essential amino acids. It is a complete protein that includes 6 grams of protein per cup. On top of that, quinoa is high in lysine, the chief amino acid that is responsible for healing sore muscles after an intense workout. Sounds great as a post run body replenisher, right?! You should definitely consider adding this super grain to your rotation diet.As if quinoa wasn’t nourishing enough, I decided to add pinto beans for an added bonus of nutrition and fiber. This power packed legume is high in protein and a great source of antioxidants, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. So this small bite will not only keep you healthy and strong, it will also aid in helping you feel fuller faster which can trim your waist line. My Simple Homemade Marinara Sauce makes a wonderful dip for this flavorful delight.