Quinoa Chicken Salad Quinoa Cook 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock and 1/4 cup quinoa until al dente, about 15 minutes. Add 1/4 cup diced cucumber, 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper, 1/4 cup corn, and 3 1/2 ounces cooked shredded chicken. Whisk together 2 tsp olive oil, juice of 1/2 lime, 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon chopped scallions, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and a pinch each salt and red pepper flakes. Pour over salad and toss. Top with 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds.
Hey, Vegans! Complete-Protein Meals Under 400 Calories
Quinoa is high in protein, and you'll be happy to know it stands on its own as a complete protein. One cup of cooked quinoa offers 254 calories. Mix it with some roasted veggies and tofu (another complete protein), and this über-healthy dish is well under 400 calories.
Flat Belly Foods: 400-Calorie Lunch Recipes: Baja-Style Chicken Bowl Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper, 1/4 cup frozen corn, 1/4 cup black beans, and 2 ounces diced cooked chicken 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon chicken mixture over 1/2 cup cooked brown rice and top with 1/4 cup salsa.