4 Healthy Lunches for People Who Hate Salad
Since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, celebrity chef (and Oprah pal) Art Smith has lightened up his midday meals. Here, some of his favorite make-now-eat-later recipes.
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The Guilt-Free Burger
Quinoa salad can be a wonderful meal—and there's a way for salad-wary eaters to enjoy this ancient grain, too. Art Smith, who is working with the diabetes education program Taking Diabetes to Heart
, likes to form quinoa into patties, along with eggs, Parmesan, herbs, scallions, hot sauce, mashed white beans and whole grain bread crumbs. Then he fries them in a little bit of olive oil and serves the cakes—which have a crunchy outside and soft interior—with a quick roasted-red-pepper sauce. You can easily reheat them in the microwave.
Fat: 12 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrates: 35 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sodium: 456 mg
Cholesterol: 94 mg
Get the recipe: Quinoa Bean Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce