Healthy Recipes: Fresh & Fruity Quinoa Salad

With life being so busy, its hard to get dinner on the table, I get it, especially being a mom and working full time.  That is why I am always trying to come up with quick and easy ways to get healthy meals ready for my family.

Today I have a great healthy recipe and its using quinoa, which isn’t only tasty and super quick to make, but its a SUPER FOOD!  Here are some quick fact about quinoa so that you can include it in your diet.

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Health Benefits of Quinoa:

  • High in PROTEIN, has all 9 essential amino acids
  • Low in FAT
  • High in Manganese (disease & cancer fighting antioxidant)
  • Tons of nutrients like:  magnesium, fiber, calcium, riboflavin, copper and potassium.


Before I give you the recipe, I just want to give you some tips that will help you with you lose weight easier and be able to get leaner and more defined.

Because it’s not just about cooking even though it’s a big part of it.

I have found that a lot of people are “STUCK” with their weight loss because they are eating some of the wrong foods.

So I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of foods on this list.  Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results.  Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy (as you think), but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT.  The reason is because these foods though some may think are healthy or not so bad, are actually very inflammatory.

Inflammation in the digestive track makes it incredibly hard if not impossible to burn fat. So in order to be able to burn fat so you can lose weight effectively, its crucial that you take these foods out of your diet.

5 Foods To Never Eat

This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you.  So go to the following link where you can download this information for free.  I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED.  Foods that you should eat daily! I also took the liberty to share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES.  The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before.  Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO.  Start applying it right now.  Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately!  LINK TO PDF & VIDEO



I know that having a plan really helps me. Actually, its definitely what has helped me take control of my eating and be able to finally see my abs and be in the best shape of my life (and maintain it). So, I’m going to hook you up and give you a Meal Plan for the month.

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I just know that this is the key to controlling your eating, so I want to help you.  You are going to love the recipes and meals and don’t worry, they are all super easy to make.

I would love to stay connected with you.  You can do so on My Facebook Page and you can go there and ask me any questions.

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Healthy Recipes:  Fresh & Fruity Quinoa Salad

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Fresh & Fruity Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Michelle Marie


  • 1 cup quinoa (cook as directed)
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 orange, peeled, segmented and chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 hass avocado, chopped
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 3 tbsp EVOO
  • dash of Agave Nectar
  • S&P to taste
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined.


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 and sprinkle shrimp with grill seasoning and bake for 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, in a big bowl, whisk the lemon juice, EVOO, agave and s&p.
  2. Fold in the rest of the ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  3. To serve, spoon salad in a plate and top with a few roasted shrimps.


How good does this look?

This healthy recipe for quinoa is easy to make, not a lot of cooking at all and has tons of yummy and good for you ingredients.

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Have you tried Quinoa?  

What are your favorite ingredients?  What would you add to quinoa to make it a yummy dish?

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I always say that PLANNING is the key to FITNESS SUCCESS.

But I know that it’s time consuming.

I also know that you are not sure exactly how to pair foods together to make them FAT BURNING.

I also know that it sucks to eat the same thing all the time and that when you do, it makes you feel like you are DIETING.

And that makes you at one point fall off the wagon and end up eating like crap for God knows how long.

That’s why its so hard to lose the weight.

I know that its hard to eat healthy CONSISTENTLY when you don’t enjoy the food because it’s bland and boring.

I know that you probably feel hungry a lot because you think NOT EATING is the solution.

Its not!

Would it make it EASIER for you if I have you a meal plan for the ENTIRE MONTH? 

Let me help you, click on the following link to download for FREE my  MMF 30-Day Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendar.

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You will get a calendar  with your BREAKFAST, SNACK 1, LUNCH, SNACK 2 and DINNER recipes and meals for each day.
I know…… Pretty amazing :)

I can send you My MMF Weeknight Meals E-Book.  At least with this I can be helping you cut out the meal planning time, the searching for healthy recipes, the shopping lists.  I tell you how to prepare extra food to have easy left over meals on other days and I give you 30 minute workouts 3 times a week that will help you get super effective fat blasting workouts in just 30 minutes 3 times a week.This is for those people that don’t have a lot of time, don’t want to feel like they are dieting, but also want to lose weight, eat healthier, have their family eat healthier and do it in the least amount of time possible.

My Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book is in, so if you want to secure your copy make sure to get one now as they have been flying!!  There are tons of great, easy and healthy recipes for you to try and enjoy.  I am glad that you are loving all the recipes, keep on making them, I promise it will make a difference.

And keep on going on My Facebook and telling me about your cooking stories and workouts.  You know I love hearing from you!  And hey, you may even win a great Michelle Marie Fit Prize if you are on there interacting all the time.  

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You have to try this.  Its also a great lunch for the next day.  So make sure to make plenty of them.  Now all you need is a delicious healthy snack a few hours after this delicious lunch and  you are well on your way to a Perfect Healthy Eating Day!  Did you get yesterday’s healthy snack recipe?  If you didn’t, go to My Facebook Page and get it.  Its Gluten-Free Protein Pumpkin Cookies……..  Can it get any better than this?

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