ballsIt has only been in the last few months that I have really gotten into cooking with Quinoa, and I am a total addict!
Quinoa is great source of complete protein and low GI carbohydrates, while being high in fibre, magnesium, phosphorous, iron and calcium and it perfect for your healthy eating meals on your pregnancy weight loss plan.
I find it is a mix between cous cous and rice and it is so versatile I use it in salads, curries, pies, patties, cereal, savoury and sweet protein snacks!
Lose baby weight has some fabulous Quinoa recipes -my favourite definitely being the quinoa choc-chip protein balls which are so easy to make – so check them out!
In a recipe so packed of nutritious food I have to mention some of the other goodies I used and their nutritious benefits for health and weightloss… the spinach, tofu, walnuts and oats.
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Spinach is of course very low in calories but rich in lutein and zeaxanthin (carotenoids that prevent vision loss) as well as vitamin A, C, magnesium, folic acid and iron. Tofu is a great source of protein that keeps you satisfied and fuller for longer which definitely helps in weightloss and preventing the over-indulgent snacking!
Walnuts are a fantastic source of healthy fats, especially for pregnant or breastfeeding mums who need lots of Omega-3.  And last but definitely not least, are the oats, which are a low GI source of complex carbohydrates full of fibre, antioxidants and important minerals like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Talk about a great combination for complete body nourishment and weightloss… I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

  • 1 bunch spinach (or 250g of frozen spinach)
  • 1cup rolled oats processed to flour
  • 375g firm tofu
  • 1 onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1cup walnuts
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa (1.5cups dry boiled in 3-4cups water)
  • 1 tblspoon vegetable stock powder
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Wash and finely shred fresh spinach green and set aside, otherwise defrost frozen spinach
  3. Food process rolled oats and set aside
  4. Add tofu, onion, eggs and walnuts to food processor and process until mixture becomes a paste
  5. Add the processed mixture to a bowl and add the quinoa, stock and rolled oats flour
  6. Form into balls and place onto oven tray with non-stick paper or a silicon mat (or even cook it together as a loaf!)
  7. Bake for 40minutes

Add steamed vegies and gravy or a roast pumpkin side salad, this nutritious recipe has all you can want in a weight loss meal or savoury snack! I love this recipe as it has so many nutritious elements; high protein, low GI, good source of healthy fats and is packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to nourish your body.  You can hardly ask for more in a meal to aid in healthy nourishment and weight loss!
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