20 Minute Body Fat Burning Quinoa Egg Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
The trendy quinoa seed is rich with protein and fiber — the ideal blend for an energized day while keeping your metabolism humming. Another good source of fiber, black beans, and a Greek style mix of feta and vegetables round out this dish. This quick and healthy dish is made to keep your metabolism running and burning fat.
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- ⅓ cup canned low‐sodium black beans
- 2 tomatoes
- ½ cup shredded fresh spinach
- Whole spinach leaves
- ⅓ cup chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- A pinch of sea salt
- ½ sliced avocado
- ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a pot. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 about minutes, or until water is absorbed, seeds are translucent and expanded out from the seed. In a medium sized bowl, mix quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, spinach, and onion. In a small sized bowl, stir together lemon juice, oil, and a pinch of sea salt. Pour over quinoa and vegetables. Toss gently to mix. Place whole spinach leaves on plate with avocado slices and quinoa mix. Sprinkle feta over and enjoy!
For a dairy-free option, replace the feta cheese with a dairy-free cheese.
To add some Mediterranean-style protein, try adding 3-6 ounces of steamed or sautéed shrimp.
Per Serving: 320 calories, 20g fat, 386mg sodium, 32g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 1g sugar, 10g protein
20 Minute Body Fat Burning Pan-Grilled Mango Salsa Salmon
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Salmon is one of the best options for lean protein, key to fat burning meal management. Salmon also contains the advantage of monounsaturated fats and plenty of heart healthy fats like Omega 3s to balance out a healthy meal. Top with the fresh and homemade mango salsa to round out the fresh flavors of this tropical fat burning meal! Serves 1.
- 1 cup chopped fresh mango
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 serrano pepper
- Lemon juice
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 salmon fillet (about a ½ inch thick)
- Pinch of sea salt
Mix the first seven ingredients (through pepper) in a medium sized bowl. Set aside. Heat a nonstick grill pan with olive oil over medium‐high heat. Sprinkle fish with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Grill the salmon fillet for 4 minutes on each side. Top with homemade mango salsa.
If you want to go for a white fish like cod, grill the fillet until golden brown or about 3 minutes on each side.
Per Serving: 354 calories, 11g fat, 231mg sodium, 28g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 1g sugar, 35g protein