Low Carb High Protein Dinner Recipe

Here is a fully nutritious, easy to make dinner recipe that will soothe your body with it’s uplifting taste and nutrition. This recipe is low on carbs and very high on protein. It is ideal for everyone specially for those who are trying to lose weight. This dinner recipe is enriched with the goodness of quinoa, tofu and vegetables which are rich in protein and fibre. This recipe forms a part of the 1400 calorie diet plan. This dinner recipe takes under 10 minutes to make.

Quinoa : the magical grain

  • Quinoa is a pseudo grain, meaning it’s not a grain but a seed which is consumed as a grain
  • The protein in quinoa offers a wide range of amino acids
  • Quinoa is a gluten free grain
  • It contains sufficient amount of all nine essential amino acids
  • Nutritional profile of quinoa (1/2 cup cooked quinoa)
  • Calories   :        94
  • Carbs      :        17 grams
  • Protein    :        5 grams
  • Fibre       :        3 grams
  • Fat         :        2 grams
  • Quinoa is also high in fibre, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and other beneficial antioxidants


  • 1/2 cup Cooked quinoa (5 grams protein)
  • 3/4 cup crumbled tofu / low fat paneer (15 grams protein)
  • 1/2 cup grated broccoli (1.5 grams protein)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 tomato (2 grams protein)
  • 1 capsicum (1 gram protein)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt, turmeric, red chilli powder and other spices as per taste


  • Remove the soaked quinoa water and cook it
  • Add 1.5 cups water in a pan
  • Place the pan with water on heat and let it come to a boil
  • Add the quinoa now and let it come to a boil
  • Cover it with a lid and cook on low heat, check if cooked after 12-13 minutes
  • In a pan, add 1/2 tsp oil
  • Once the oil is heated, add the cumin seeds
  • Then add the grated broccoli, carrot and chopped capsicum
  • Add the spices of your choice
  • Now add the crumbled tofu / low fat paneer
  • Then add the cooked quinoa, chopped tomato and cook with the lid on
  • Your delicious quinoa bhurji is now ready

Nutritional value

  • Energy         :        325 k cal
  • Protein         :        27 grams
  • Fat              :        9 grams
  • Net carbs     :        25 grams

Health benefits

  • This recipe is good for blood sugar control
  • Good for digestion and metabolism
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Contains anti inflammatory and anti viral properties
  • Contains antioxidants known to fight diseases
  • Quinoa is a gluten free, ggrain which contains whole protein and all the amino acids
  • Tofu is a great source of good quality protein
  • Tofu is a also a goof source of plant based protein, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus

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