5 High-Protein Meals From Pinterest That Can Help You Lose Weight

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4. MIDDLE EASTERN CHICKPEA SALAD

With an ingredient list this long, you know there’s bound to be a ton of flavor in this salad. Even better is the fact that it’ll help catapult you toward your weight-loss goals. The colorful veggies and fiber-rich chickpeas practically guarantee that your hunger will be crushed.

If you’re adding pita chips (as shown), choose a whole-grain option, says Cassetty. One study found that people who eat whole grains burn 100 more calories per day. Sounds like a no-brainer.

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 large English cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 5 scallions, diced (white and green parts)
  • 1 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh mint, minced
  • 3/4 cup of crumbled feta, divided

For the vinaigrette:

  • Zest and juice of 3 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons of of Gourmet Garden Basil Stir-In Paste
  • 1 clove of grated garlic
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
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