Weight loss may prove to be an overwhelming affair for many. There is so much information on the internet that one is bound to be left confused. After all, many of you thought that weight loss meant just giving up junk food, right? But guess what, weight loss can be as simple and as complex as you want it to be. Whether or not you are new to fitness, you must have heard about protein, and its role in fostering fitness. Protein is a macro-nutrient that is crucial to build muscle strength. The more muscle you have, the lesser the room there is for fat. Protein also helps fill you up, which further prevents you from mindless noshing. Eating in controlled portions is known to aid weight loss. If you are wondering how to maximise your protein intake, then look no further. We have put together a fully planned high-protein lunch menu for you. Have a look:
High-Protein Lunch Menu For Vegetarians (With Recipe Links)
No one ever said no to a nice comforting bowl of dal chawal. Make some soothing moong dal and pair it with brown rice. Brown rice is low in starchy carbs and high in fibre. Fibre makes you feel satiated; if you are feeling full, you would binge less. For the added crunch and freshness, you can include some sprouts salad on the side. Some home-made paneer or tofu tikka may also liven up your meal. A big bowl of chickpea or chole ki sabzi with whole-wheat/atta roti is also a healthy and wholesome option. This flaxseed raita is sure to help you conclude the meal on a satiating and cooling note.
High-Protein Lunch Menu For Non-Vegetarians
When you are picking meat for lunch, make sure you opt for the lean kind. Chicken, fish and eggs are amazing sources of protein. Try to avoid red meat, they may be high in protein but they are also high in fat and cholesterol. You can have steamed salmon and broccoli. This recipe has the goodness of salmon which is drizzled with a yummy dressing of spring onions, garlic, ginger, and groundnut oil, served with blanched broccoli. A hearty 2 bean and chicken soup also makes for a yummy appetiser. This sumptuous oats khichdi is another wholesome option; serve it with yogurt, pickle and home-made anda bhurjee.
You can try these high-protein food options and let us know how you like them in the comments below. We would love to hear some of your interesting suggestions too.
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