Fresh and Filling, This Protein-Packed Salad Makes the Perfect Post-Workout Meal

If you’ve spent the last few months sipping steamy soups and biting into comforting pasta dishes| your waistline might not be ready to bare it all on the beach. If you’re looking to get back to your slimmer self| here’s a healthy tip that works ¡ª eat a rainbow. Since bright and vibrant-colored foods like fresh veggies are lower in calories and higher in fiber than blah-colored foods like pasta and bread| you’ll lose weight without going hungry.

If you’re bored of a basic green salad| here’s a hearty variation that includes cooked quinoa for added protein and fiber. It’s vegan and gluten-free| and for just 360 calories| each delicious bowl offers 15 grams of protein and 7.8 grams of fiber.

It’s served cold| so it’s the perfect recipe to celebrate the warmer weather. Make it ahead and keep a bowl in the fridge for an easy post-workout dinner or to bring to your next potluck. You can whip up this simple dish in 30 minutes| and it’s so pretty| you can’t help but dig in!

Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad | Vegan

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa| rinsed2 cups water1/4 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups shelled frozen edamame3 medium carrots| peeled and diced1/2 yellow pepper| diced1/2 red pepper| diced1 cup red cabbage| chopped2 tablespoons sesame oil2 tablespoons rice vinegar3 teaspoons fresh ginger| finely minced1 tablespoon sesame seeds