Nutrition Tips, Recipes

Fit Meals: Quinoa & Black Beans

​    Why we love this recipe:

​→ One delicious side dish that packs 8 grams of protein per serving.

→ A perfect medley of flavors that will have you going for seconds!

→ Rich in fiber & nutritious, this dish is high in carbs and low in fat and is a great option for training days.

Nutritional info per serving (7 Servings) Calories: 168 / Protein: 8 grams / Carbs: 31 grams / Fat: 2.2 grams

What you will need (for 7 Servings) ↓

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ​3/4 cup quinoa
  • ​1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • ​1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ​1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • ​1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • ​1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro

Directions: (Prep Time: 15 min, Cook Time: 35 min)

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix quinoa into onion mixture and cover with vegetable broth; season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes; mix in the black beans and cilantro.
Matt McLaughlin

Matt is the owner of Capital Strength & Conditioning. Utilizing his skill set in strength training, movement, nutrition, and lifestyle design; he helps his clients build the best version of themselves.