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Quinoa diet – weight loss

February 17th, 2011

Quinoa is among the superfoods that you can lose weight. It contains both fiber – 2.6 grams per 1/2 cup – and protein. It’s a nutrient combo that can keep the hunger and the cravings away.

Now let’s see a great quinoa weight loss recipe:

Carrot and Raisin Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • Lowfat cooking spray
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken-flavored bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, chopped

Method:

Wash the Quinoa thoroughly to remove its bitter coating, drain and set aside.
Sauté mushrooms and green onions in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
Bring 2 3/4 cups water, bouillon cubes, lemon rind and thyme to a boil in a large saucepan. Add quinoa and carrot. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Stir in raisins and mushroom mixture.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (56 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 99
Calories from fat 12
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 81 mg
Total Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 80%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 15%

Source: Shapefit
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Another great option: Warm Garbanzo and Quinoa Salad