Low Calorie Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is gaining in popularity as a healthy grain that is gluten-free, high in protein, and easy to prepare. Here's a collection of quinoa recipes that use healthy ingredients to make your quinoa dish part of a healthy low-calorie diet.

  • 01 of 07

    Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

    Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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    This dish is fantastic as-is, but can easily be made vegetarian by completely omitting the ground beef. These stuffed peppers are a dish all in itself, so they really do not really need any accompaniments.

  • 02 of 07

    Spicy Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

    Row sweet potatoand knife on jute, wood
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    Spicy and sweet blend together perfectly in the spicy sweet potato and quinoa dish. With beautiful color from deep orange sweet potatoes and bright red bell peppers, it is quite the eye-pleaser as well.

  • 03 of 07

    Vegan Quinoa Salad

    Vegan quinoa salad

     The Spruce

    Quinoa is quite versatile, and here is a quinoa dish that allows you to experiment with whatever fresh veggies you have on hand.

  • 04 of 07

    Honey Quinoa Bread

    A loaf of brown sesame seed bread with three slices cut
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    Here is a use for quinoa that you may not have thought of. This honey quinoa bread is rich in fiber and protein, so a slice repels hunger for quite some time.

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  • 05 of 07

    Curried Quinoa Pilaf

    Curried Quinoa Pilaf Salad

    The Spruce Eats / Anastasiia Tretiak 

    Perfect as a side dish, or even as a meal itself, this curried quinoa combines sweet raisins and savory curry with heart and healthy quinoa.

  • 06 of 07

    Breakfast Quinoa

    Vegan Breakfast Quinoa

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    Loaded with fruits, nuts, and a bit of coconut, here is a breakfast that will keep you satisifed the entire morning. This particular recipe is even dairy free!

  • 07 of 07

    Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

    Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf
    Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf.

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    Another great quinoa pilaf with bright cranberries and crunchy almonds.