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4 Filling, Low-Calorie Foods

These nutrient-packed eats will help you stay full without tacking on fat and calories.

Quinoa

Quinoa

This nutty-tasting grain is remarkable for its high protein content, particularly the amino acid lysine (which your body needs to build muscle). A cooked cup boasts 5 grams of filling fiber, 30% of the daily value for magnesium, and nearly 10% of your daily potassium needs. It also provides the raw materials for building superoxide dismutase, an enzyme that guards cells against damage while working out.

Cook It:
1)Serve mixed into stir-fry vegetable and meat dishes.

2) For a hearty salad, toss cold, cooked quinoa with raw or cooked vegetables and cooked, chopped chicken.

3) Add 1/4 cup raisins to warm cooked quinoa for an instant breakfast.

4) Stir cooked quinoa into your favorite canned or frozen vegetable soup.

1 CUP COOKED, 222 CALORIES

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