Health

Recipes for Weight Loss: Quinoa Salad

Wheat-free, gluten-free, high in protein, and low in calories, quinoa is one of the healthiest superfoods you can eat.

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Women’s Running Founder Dawna Stone has written a new book. The Healthy You Diet: The 14-Day Plan for Weight Loss with 100 Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating provides a simple two-week program that can jump-start your new lifestyle and allow you to elevate your quality of living to a whole new level. The Healthy You program will help you ditch unhealthy eating habits to build a foundation for wholesome eating that will lead to permanent weight loss.

Below is one of the recipes from The Healthy You: a delicious Red Quinoa Salad. Wheat-free, gluten-free, high in protein, and low in calories, quinoa is one of the healthiest superfoods you can eat. Another benefit? This salad takes no time to prepare.

Red Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Avocado

Total time: 30 minutes + chilling time

 Serves 4

1 cup uncooked red quinoa
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned corn (thawed if using frozen)
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
8 –10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

Cook the quinoa according to the directions on package. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Add the corn, avocado, tomatoes, and black beans to the quinoa and stir to combine. Add the lime dressing and stir gently. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Reprinted from “The Healthy You Diet” by Dawna Stone. Copyright (c)2014 by Dawna Stone. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold. 

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