3 ZeroPoint heroes to fill you up on myWW Purple

ZeroPoint foods are great... but what do you do with them? We've got surprising ways to use quinoa, sweet potato, and chickpeas.

ZeroPoint™ foods are super-flexible and can be used in lots of delicious (and unexpected) ways. Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite.

ZeroPoint Hero: Quinoa

Quinoa is a gluten-free plant-free source of high-quality protein.

 

Use it as a bowl base.

Layer quinoa in vegetarian bowls. You can treat it like a grain (it's really a seed), and it adds extra protein.

Try it out: Greek quinoa bowls with chickpeas, peppers, and eggplant

 

Amp up your oatmeal.

Put cooked quinoa in a bowl with fat-free milk and a little sugar. Microwave for a quick and satisfying hot breakfast.

Try it out: Coconut-quinoa with mango

 

Put it in your paella.

Quinoa makes a great stand-in for rice in paella. 

Try it out: Quinoa paella

 

Did you know? Quinoa contains a coating called saponin, which can make it taste soapy and bitter. Be sure to rinse it before you cook it, or buy pre-rinsed quinoa at your supermarket.

 

ZeroPoint Hero: Sweet potatoes

 

Turn it into toast.

Toasted sweet potato slices make a nutrient-rich replacement for bread. 

Try it out: Bacon, egg, and cheese sweet potato toast

 

Slurp it in soup.

Sweet potato puree makes soups thick and rich, with almost no dairy. It also adds an antioxidant boost!

Try it out: Spanish-spiced roasted pepper bisque

 

Make a better batter.

Stir cooked, mashed sweet potatoes into quick-bread batter to cut back on sugar and oil. 

Try it out: Sweet potato quick bread with pumpkin seeds

 

Did you know? Not all sweet potatoes are the same. Japanese sweet potatoes have a thin, smooth skin, a milder flavor, and creamy yellow flesh.

 

ZeroPoint Hero: Chickpeas

Pro tip: Don't love the texture of chickpeas? Roast them in sheet-pan meals in place of starches. They'll get nice and crunchy.

 

Use them instead of eggs in sweet treats.

Pureed chickpeas add fiber and protein to no-bake cookie bites.

Try it out: No-cook peanut buttery cookie dough bites

 

Boost your burger.

Use chickpeas in veggie burger patties. It gives them a rich, slightly nutty taste.

Try it out: Chickpea and brown rice veggie burger

 

Power up pasta.

Add them to pasta dishes for more fiber and protein.

Try it out: No-mayo pasta e ceci salad

 

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