Weight loss quinoa recipes

Losing weight or losing fat is starting to become one of the main goals now that summer is coming. As always, it is important to keep in mind that it is necessary to have a good diet and exercise so that the entire weight loss process is done effectively and healthy. With the amount of information available to anyone, there are still many people who still think that in order to lose weight and stay fit, all you have to do is stop eating or make boring and tasteless recipes.
Food is one of the most important pillars that exist within a healthy lifestyle. Adopt some habits regarding food so that, day by day, the diet and the recipes that are made are healthy and balanced, will guarantee that the weight loss and the process of losing weight are maintained over time and are not just something specific that one only wants for the summer and the beach.
To carry a correct diet, it is necessary to choose natural foods and ingredients that, in addition to providing energy, also provide quality nutrients for the body. The so-called superfoods are those that have a large number of nutrients without the need for added or processed and that also provide a great benefit to the health of those who consume them. Quinoa is one of them, and it is a natural ingredient that you can, and should, incorporate into your diet if what you are interested in is having a suitable weight and staying on it. We propose three different recipes for you to include in a balanced diet to lose weight.

Quinoa salad with salmon

This is an ideal dish and also one of the easiest recipes to prepare during the summer or on a hot day as it is a fresh recipe and, above all, very nutritious. Quinoa provides all the benefits of carbohydrates, while salmon provides good fats and a large amount of Omega 3.


  •     60 gr of quinoa
  •     Arugula (the quantity will be to taste)
  •     A handful of raspberries or strawberries
  •     1 onion (can be of any kind)
  •     2 slices of smoked salmon
  •     A splash of olive oil
  •     1 clove garlic
  •     1 lemon or lemon juice
  •     A little squirt of modena vinegar
  •     Water, salt and pepper

how to make Quinoa salad with salmon

  1. The procedure is very simple. First, the quinoa is cooked in a pot full of water and for this, you have to measure three glasses of water for each one of quinoa. Once the water boils, add the quinoa, wait 10 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it rest submerged in the water and with the pot covered for another 10 minutes. While the quinoa is resting, cut the onion, salmon, and raspberries or strawberries.
  2. To season the salad, we will squeeze a whole lemon or we will use lemon juice already squeezed and we will mix it with the previously crushed garlic clove, the salt, the pepper, the drizzle of olive oil and the vinegar of model. Merge everything well until it is integrated and reserve. Finally, and when the quinoa has absorbed all the water, serve it on a plate as a base, add the salmon, the strawberries and the cut onion, and finally water the entire plate with the sauce. Take advantage and enjoy this delicious dish in your diet!

Eggplant stuffed with quinoa and prawns

A delicious dish that will provide you with the nutrients of a vegetable as complete as eggplant, the amino acids of quinoa, and the proteins of shrimp. This recipe is ideal for a weight loss diet and even for a non-maintenance diet.

  •     2 aubergines
  •     50 gr of quinoa
  •     200 gr of prawns
  •     Half red pepper
  •     Half an onion
  •     1 clove garlic
  •     A splash of oil
  •     Salt, pepper, and spices to taste

How to cook Eggplant stuffed with quinoa and prawns

  1.     Cut the eggplants in half and empty them of their pulp.
  2.     Put the quinoa to cook. Remember that for each measure of quinoa, you have to add triple water. Once cooked, let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3.     Once this is done and having reserved the "shell" of the eggplant and let the quinoa rest, we cut the pulp of the vegetable, the pepper, the onion, and the garlic clove into squares.
  4.     Once we have everything cut, mix it, add the peeled shrimp and the quinoa.
  5.     Dress us with a small jet of oil, salt, pepper, and the spices you want to taste.
  6.     When all the elements are well integrated, we introduce the mixture inside the eggplant shells and we put them in the oven for 20 minutes at 180º. Once the eggplant skin is soft, you can eat.

Quinoa burger


  •     300 gr of quinoa
  •     2 or 3 tablespoons of whole wheat flour
  •     ¾ onion
  •     2 cloves of garlic
  •     1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  •     2 eggs
  •     Salt and spices to taste
  •     A splash of olive oil
  •     Water

How to make Quinoa Burger:

  1.     The first of all will be to cook the amount of water in triple the amount of water in a pot with the latter boiling.
  2.     Once cooked, it is left to rest a total of between 10 and 20 minutes so that it absorbs the water and is ready.
  3.     Once this is done, chop the onion and garlic into very small pieces.
  4.     When we have the quinoa ready and all chopped, mix in a bowl and then add the two eggs, a splash of olive oil, the nutmeg, the salt, and the spices that you want.
  5.     The flour can be optional, but its use should be mandatory if we notice that the mixture of all the ingredients has been very liquid. If we do not want to use whole wheat flour, we can also opt for ground oats or oatmeal.
  6.     The last thing we will need is to fry or bake the burgers. If we choose the oven option, we must place each hamburger on baking paper and introduce it at a temperature of 200º for approximately 20 minutes.
  7.     Finally, we only need to accompany them with some vegetables or with the classic burger mount.

Quinoa salad with beef and avocado: super nutritious healthy recipe

In my house, there is no shortage of salads throughout the year, but when warmer days arrive they take on much more prominence. This quinoa salad with spicy beef and avocado is proof that you can enjoy delicious, colorful, and very nutritious salads without making life very difficult for us.
And it's also a reminder that neither salads have to be vegetarian, nor quinoa or avocado are exclusive to vegan dishes. They can also be combined with animal ingredients without problems; my boyfriend loves meat and from time to time I enrich his salads with chicken, turkey, or beef, as in this case. Spicy is optional but highly recommended.
avacado quinoa recipe
For 1 people

  •     Beef steaks 1
  •     Spices to taste (sweet and spicy paprika, cumin, garlic powder, peppers ...)
  •     Cooked quinoa (approximately) 50 g
  •     Avocado (medium) 1
  •     Lettuce head 1
  •     Tomato 1
  •     Hot or sweet green pepper 1
  •     1 medium red onion
  •     Lemon or lime 1
  •     Chipotle marinade (optional) 5 ml
  •     Ground black pepper
  •     Salt
  •     Fresh parsley or coriander
  •     Extra virgin olive oil

How to make a quinoa salad with spicy beef and avocado

Difficulty: easy
    Total time 30 m
    Preparation 20 m
    Cooking 10 m

  1. This recipe is ideal to take advantage of quinoa remains, but we can always cook a good amount to prepare the salad and have leftovers for other dishes. In any case, cook according to the package instructions and separate about 50 g (or to taste), allowing them to cool.
  2. Dry well with the kitchen paper to cook the meat, season, and season with the spice mixture to taste, massaging the fillet well. Cook on the grill or on the grill marking it on both sides, taking care not to make it too much. The point of the type of cut and the thickness will depend. Let cool 2 minutes and cut into strips.
  3. Wash the pepper, the bud, and the tomato well, dry and chop. Peel the onion and cut into thin julienne strips or cubes. Also, cut the avocado half into pieces.
  4. Arrange the quinoa in the bottom of a plate or bowl, seasoning and seasoning with spices to taste and a drizzle of olive oil. Distribute all the ingredients on top, crowning with the beef. Add the chipotle sauce lowered with a little water, or use another hot sauce to taste.
  5. Finish by seasoning the salad and seasoning with olive oil to taste, lemon or lime juice, and chopped fresh parsley or cilantro.
  6. What to accompany the quinoa salad with beef and avocado
  7. This plate of quinoa salad with beef and avocado is very complete and nutritious, lightly digested but satiating, so you won't need to add much more. Natural yogurt or fresh cheese with seasonal fruit for dessert, and we will be more than satisfied. We can adapt the size of the ration to our specific needs or convert it into two smaller dishes to share at dinner with some more snacks.

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