Pack in more protein with this double whammy of plant-based sources.

Both quinoa and black beans are rich in protein, along with additional minerals and vitamins. This dish is also a good source of dietary fibre.


Quinoa has a wonderful nutty flavour and it makes a great alternative to rice or couscous for those looking for lower-carb alternatives over the winter season.

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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot.
  2. Turn heat to medium/high and bring to the boil.
  3. Cover and let simmer on low heat for about an hour.
  4. Serve with diced green onions and avocado.

Black beans are fibre-packed legumes, which can help keep blood sugar levels stable and lower cholesterol. They are also an inexpensive source of plant protein.