This recipe is lean but when it comes to fat, it is definitley mean. Quinoa is awesome! it’s easy to cook, packed with protein, iron and complex carbs. You will stay full for hours with this one and at less than 400 calories, you will be lean and mean in no time.

All you need is 1 large zucchini (55) calories, 1 teaspoon of olive oil (40) calories, 2 tablespoons chopped onion (8) calories, ¼ cup of chopped carrots (13) calories, and ¼ cup of raw corn kernels (33) calories, 1 cup of cooked quinoa (222) calories, a pinch of salt (1) calories, and pepper (0) calories. Total 373 calories.

Remove the ends of the zucchini and cut it in half. Chop the onion and carrots. Grill the zucchini with a teaspoon of olive oil in a non stick pan. Grill both sides, the zucchini will get softer and you will be able to stick a fork through it easily, that is when it is done cooking. Remove the zucchini from the heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots and the corn kernels to the pan to saute in the left over oil. When the onion begins to look clear and the carrots become softer the vegetables are done cooking. Mix the carrots, corn and onion in one cup of cooked quinoa, you can add some olive oil to the quinoa if you would like, just remember to account for the calories. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and mix the well. Serve the grilled zucchini on the side. Enjoy.