Whether you are new to dieting or have been a fitness enthusiast all along, you must be aware of the importance of protein in your life. Protein is essential to build muscles. It also helps aid muscle recovery. Post a gruelling gym routine you tend to lose a lot of muscle; this is when you should ideally tuck into something protein-rich. Protein also plays an instrumental role in facilitating weight loss. Protein takes a while to digest; since it stays in your system for long, it induces the feeling of fullness. If you are feeling satiated, your chances of mindless munching tend to decrease. This eventually leads to weight loss. When it comes to sources of protein, there are plenty of options abound. Our kitchen pantry is filled with high-protein superfoods that may help fulfil your daily recommendation.
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High-Protein Recipe: Boiled Chana And Sprouts Chaat
Vegetarian and vegans often find it hard to scout enough protein-rich foods, but as we said if you look around, there are options galore. Off late, we've seen an outburst of vegan and vegetarian restaurants, if you have a close look on their menu, you would find a handful of dishes with chickpeas and sprouts. Chickpeas or chana is loaded with a wealth of nutrients. The legume is an incredible source of protein and antioxidants. If prepared right, they can make for a stellar addition to your diet. Boiling and steaming them may help you cut many calories. Sprouts too are a healthy option for weight loss. According to experts, sprouting increases digestibility of nutrients present in lentils and legumes.
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Recipe of the High-Protein Chaat:
1 Bowl of sprouted moong dal
1 Bowl of boiled white chickpeas
1 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp Rock salt
1/s tsp black pepper
1 tsp Green chillies, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
Fresh dhania leaves for garnish
In a bowl, take chickpeas and sprouts. Next, add tomatoes, green chillies, black pepper, rock salt and lemon juice. Mix everything well. Add fresh coriander leaves for garnish. Coriander lends yummy freshness to the chaat, so do not be stingy with it.
This chaat is full of eclectic flavours and textures. The crunchy sprouts and the mushy chickpeas make a delectable pair. Try this easy-peasy recipe at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments below
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