Protein Rich Dishes Collage
Can’t stop thinking of Proteins!
Finally, the Mega Blogging Marathon is over with all the Protein Rich Dishes. Being a vegetarian I had to think of plant based and dairy products that are rich in Protein. Surprising there’s so much choice out there. Yes, most do not provide the complete protein as animal or meat/fish do but a combination of plant based and dairy products does take care of your daily protein intake. A typical Indian meal usually consists of vegetables, lentils or beans in the form of dals and curries, grains in the form of rice or rotis, parathas, puris and most meals are incomplete without a glass of cold chaas/lassi (yogurt drink) or a raita (yogurt based salad).
A complete protein is a source of protein that contains the adequate amount of all nine essential amino acids that a human body requires.
The nine amino acids are tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine+cystine, phenylalanine + tyrosine, valine and histidine.
Some examples of foods that provide adequate proteins are:
Quinoa, Amaranth, Teff, Nuts and nut butters, Beans, Lentils. Soya, Dairy Products, Spinach, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Peas, Fresh Beans, Dried Apricot, Seeds like chia, hemp, flax, sunflower, pumpkin and poppy, Triticale, Cauliflower, Guava, Sun dried tomatoes, Chickpeas, tempeh, tofu, seitan, moringa, rice especially brown and black variety.
I’ve tried to include most of the mentioned above except for a few. I didn’t like tempeh, don’t like soya, couldn’t find hemp, seitan,triticale, teff, sun dried tomatoes and ran out of days to include guava, amaranth, asparagus.
I tried to make a dish right from drinks to desserts. All you ovo vegetarians out there, this should take care of your protein intake for the day.
Moringa and Mint Iced Tea
Mixed Dal Paddus
Veggie Shepherd’s Pie
Phyllo Cheesecake Cups