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Quinoa Salad

When you live in a hotel, it is hard to find real foods that you can cook and eat!  One of my favorites is Quinoa.  It has more protein than most rice and noodles, but is still easy to make with just an electric kettle!  Plus, if you cook it on Sunday you can store it in the fridge for easy salad making throughout the week!image


When I’m really lazy I go for just Greens, Quinoa, Chopped Turkey Breast, and some Trader Joe’s Green Curry to add flavor.


When I have more time I can chop peppers and cucumbers, and add garbanzo beans to the above mix to make a tasty salad!  Super easy and great for nutritional value!


This salad is 450 calories, 41g Protein, 39g Carbs, 10g Fat, and 11g of fiber.  A good filling meal within your ratios and easy to make!


One more option would be to mix Trader Joe’s Madras Lentil (again another food that cooks well in the electric kettle.  Just put the pouch in the boiling water), with your premade quinoa, some canned salmon, garbanzo beans, peppers, and spinach for another Quinoa Salad variation.

This meal has 450 calories 1og Fat, 58g Carbs, 32g Protein, and 15g of fiber!


1 staple food with 3 easy options!  Good for hotel living or easy lunches during your work week! 🙂




Greek Salads at home

Greek Salads

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Chicken Breast per person
  • Sugar Free Syrup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 a cucumber
  • Fage  2% Lowfat Greek Yogurt
  • Fat Free Feta Crumbles
  • 2 Tomatos
  • Romaine Lettace

greek saladsStart by marinating your chicken with the meat rub and a light coating of Suger Free Syrup.  I think Chicken is one of the most bland meats!  To get myself to like it I marinate it for longer so the flavor gets further into the chicken.  If you can think to do it before you leave for work then let it sit wrapped in the fridge it will taste better that night!

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To make my tzatkiki sauce I used 9 ounces of yogurt, a couple dashes of Tennessee Rub, half a cucumber sliced thin a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a dollop of sugar free syrup.

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A light protein packed salad dressing!  Greek Yogurt has 23g of Protein per cup and 170 calories!

Sautee your chicken and you are good to put it over a bed of romaine!

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A 330 calorie dinner with 43g of Protein!  Remember lean proteins and veggies are the trick to feeling full!