Are you often pressed for time and cannot cook yourself a wholesome breakfast? Fret not, you can always make yourself a filling sandwich! Sandwiches can be as simple and indulgent as you want them to be. And if you are looking to sneak more protein in your diet, you can always rely on the snack to be your closest aide. Protein is an essential macronutrient needed to build muscle mass. It also helps fill you up and when you feel full, you are less likely to tuck into something fattening. Protein-rich sandwiches can be an ideal post-workout snack; it may help recover muscle loss and regulate cravings. You can combine these protein-rich foods with other fibre-rich foods as well to accelerate the pace of your weight loss programme.
Here are some high-protein sandwiches you can prepare at home.
1. Egg Bhurji Sandwich
The best part about egg bhurji is that is so saucy and amazing that you need no other dressing to spruce up your sandwich. Just sneak some delicious egg bhurji in between your brown bread slices, throw in some herbs of your choice and put it to grill. Your egg bhurji sandwich is ready! Egg is said to be the best bio-available (easily available) source of dietary protein, so make the most of it. According to the USDA data, 100 grams portion of egg contains about 12.56 grams of protein.
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2. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
You saw this coming, didn't you? A grilled chicken sandwich has fans across the globe. It is the ultimate comfort food that we can never get enough of. Tender chicken chunks placed atop dressing of your choice with some greens and herbs of your liking, grilled to perfection. Can there be a snack as satiating? We doubt. Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein. As opposed to protein found in red meat, the protein in chicken is less fatty in nature, which aids faster weight loss. According to USDA data, 100 grams portion of chicken breast contains about 23.21 grams of protein.
Protein-Rich Food: A grilled chicken sandwich has fans across the globe.
3. Smoked Salmon Sandwich
Salmon is a fatty fish, which is also an incredible source of lean protein. Salmon is soft and juicy, which makes it one of our favourite sandwich ingredients. Here's the recipe of delicious smoked salmon sandwich you can try at home.
(Also Read: Here's How You Can Make Tender Smoked Salmon At Home)
4. Tomato Tofu Sandwich
Vegans, we have got something for you too! For this sandwich filling, take a dash of olive oil and saute some tofu, bell pepper, and sun-dried tomatoes in it. Place the mix on top of some panini bread, throw in some fresh basil leaves and have it warm. According to USDA data, 100 grams portion of tofu contains about 8.08 grams of protein.
5. Mushrooms, Corn And Cheese Sandwich
Cheese, being a dairy product, is usually high in protein, but make sure you pick the right kind of cheese. Mozzarella cheese is said to be a healthier option when compared to cheddar or parmesan. One can find mozzarella quite easily nowadays. Put together some boiled mushrooms, boiled corns and shredded mozzarella cheese on top of your bread slice and grill.
So what are you waiting for? Try these ideas at home and let us know which one you liked the best.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.