You can’t wave a magic wand to help yourself lose weight. But you can start to watch the pounds melt away by banishing fatty, salty, and sugary foods, like these 9 Foods to Never Eat Again. The next step is to choose the right foods—the kinds that deliver the protein, fiber, and nutrients the body needs to look and feel fabulous. You want to get started, right? We thought so—here are 6 recipes using fantastic quinoa.
This superfood, which is a seed that reminds many people of rice, is high in protein, fiber, and antioxidants. It’s waistline friendly and easy to cook—check out the 6 Steps to Perfect Quinoa.
Need a healthy busy-day dinner? This dish is the ticket. It’s low in calories and saturated fat, and it has protein for building calorie-burning muscles, plus fiber to help you feel full. The skillet supper is tasty on its own, but it’s a versatile dish—so feel free to mix in leftover veggies or veggies you know the kids will eat.
If you love traditional paella, give this twist a try. Instead of rice, it uses protein-rich quinoa, plus plenty of other body-nourishing foods, like sun-dried tomatoes, red bell peppers, and peas. Shrimp have a reputation for being high in cholesterol, but the fact is that they are low in saturated fat—which means that, in moderation, they can be part of a healthy diet. Shrimp also offer protein, vitamin B12, and iron.
Yes, we’re talking turkey today. This meal is surprisingly easy to whip up, making it a perfect weeknight dinner. It has less than 300 calories per serving, but it doesn’t skimp on protein, providing about 16 grams of the nutrient you need to tone and sculpt muscle tissue.
Fuel your body for workouts with these power-packed bars, which deliver an impressive 14 grams of protein per serving. The quinoa provides an all-natural, unprocessed treat that your body will love (and you know your taste buds will love the dark chocolate in this recipe).
Do you salivate all spring in anticipation of tomato season? Then this dish has your name written on it. It combines quinoa with tomatoes, basil, beans, and other tasties to create a meal high on deliciousness.
This superfood is so versatile that you can work it into many of the dishes you’re already cooking. Click on the link above to learn simple ways to sneak this superfood into your diet.
There’s a good reason so many women are turning to quinoa recipes to lose weight and feel great. Try one of these healthy dishes and find out for yourself.
P.S. Looking for more ways to get the body you want? Check out 38 Ways to Cut Fat from Your Diet.