12 Quinoa Recipes for Weight-Loss

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We love quinoa for several reasons. It makes a great pasta alternative, but has fewer carbs. It is also considered a “perfect protein” because it features all of the essential amino acids your body needs. Best of all, its slightly nutty, rice-like taste is delicious alone or combined with other foods. Many of the top quinoa dishes are loaded with vegetables and other healthy ingredients that create a complete meal in one dish.  We’ve included quinoa recipes for vegetarians and meat lovers.

Plus: Quinoa is naturally low in fat and calories and high in protein, making this food ideal for weight-loss.

The best quinoa meals are convenient, healthy, and delicious. Our list of healthy quinoa dishes ensures you will never get bored enjoying this tasty grain. We also have an e-book that is completely devoted to quinoa. Check out the New Quinoa eBook here.

Whether you are looking for an afternoon snack or something to feed a crowd, we have a recipe for everyone!

Listed below are 12 great quinoa recipes that are clean-eating and packed with flavor:

1)  Quinoa Almond Joy Bars – Indulge in this favorite treat, without sabotaging your diet.

2)  Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie is great for breakfast or as a mid-day snack.

3)  Quinoa Lentil Burger – No more over-processed soy protein burgers with this filling & tasty vegetarian burger!

4)  Quinoa Breakfast Cereal is so much healthier than sugar-filled boxed cereals.

5)  Quinoa Protein Bars makes a great pre or post-workout snack. This “no-sugar” added protein bar is perfect for a mid-morning snack.

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6)  Quinoa (Meatless) Meatballs  is a great vegetarian option. 

7)  Caprese Quinoa Salad – Quinoa is a favorite in salads.

8)  Gluten Free Quinoa Holiday Dressing is a great substitute for traditional turkey stuffing.

9)  Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms  is a nice meat-free appetizer and a perfect ending to a busy day.

10) Quinoa and Shrimp Paella is the ideal dish for a dinner party.

11) Skinny Quinoa with Black Beans is one of the most popular recipes on SkinnyMs.

12) Skillet Chicken & Quinoa Supper is made using just one skillet.  We love easy prep recipes and this one fits the bill.

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One Comment on "12 Quinoa Recipes for Weight-Loss"

  1. nancy  April 11, 2014

    My comment I 'm interested learning about Quinoa and light eating and healthy..

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