If you have not guessed yet, Quinoa is not new found love as it’s the perfect weight loss tool, is very versatile and tasty. I have added lentils to this dish so it is really filling and high in protein. Slow carbs like lentils and quinoa are called edible seeds. When you’re trying to lose weight or working to maintain a healthy weight, foods that fill you up can make the difference between sticking with a diet or giving in to high-calorie snacks. This combination of protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates in legumes creates a very satisfying food that helps you feel full quickly and stay full longer. Excellent source of protein, fibre, B vitamins, iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium, but mature legumes tend to be particularly rich sources.