Ignoring proteins in your diet? You may be setting yourself up for long term health damage. Proteins forms a major part of your body, right from DNA, muscles, hair, etc. They are the building blocks of skin, muscles, bone, cartilage, and blood. Proteins are necessary for the synthesis of hormones, enzymes and other chemical substances in the body. Proteins are responsible for the wear and tear of the body, growth, and development. Ignoring proteins in your diet? You may be setting yourself up for long term health damage. Proteins forms a major part of your body, right from DNA, muscles, hair, etc. They are the building blocks of skin, muscles, bone, cartilage, and blood. Proteins are necessary for the synthesis of hormones, enzymes and other chemical substances in the body. Proteins are responsible for the wear and tear of the body, growth, and development.
Considering the importance of protein in our diet, we have picked five delicious high protein recipes, to help you meet your daily protein requirements.
Red pepper chicken and almond tray baked
- Skinless chicken thigh (boneless) – 1/2 kg
- Red onions, medium sized (cut them into thick wedges)
- Red potato (small) – 1/2kg [cut into slices]
- Deseeded red peppers – 2 [cut into slices]
- Finely chopped garlic clove – 1
- Smoked paprika, fennel seeds, and ground cumin – One teaspoon each
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice and zest – 1
- Chopped whole blanched almond – 50g
- Greek yogurt
- Some amount of parsley
- Coriander leaves
Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius. Take two bowls. In the first bowl, mix onions, potatoes, peppers, chicken, and seasoning.In the next bowl, mix three tablespoons of olive oil with spices, garlic and add lemon juice and zest to it. Pour the contents of the second bowl to the first bowl and spread the mixture. Take the mixture in two baking trays and roast them for forty to fifty minutes. Keep checking if the chicken is getting cooked. After the chicken is cooked, add chopped almonds to the mixture and cook for ten more minutes. The dish can be served with Greek yogurt or parsley or coriander.
- Your favorite sandwich bread
- Sea salt and black pepper for taste
Spread the hummus onto one slice of bread (although you can spread it onto both slices). Add salt and pepper for taste.
Spiced Scrambled eggs
- Beaten eggs – 4
- Chopped red chilli – 1
- Chopped small onion -1
- Butter5) Diced tomatoes
- Coriander leaves
Take four eggs and beat them. Mix onion and chilli with a small amount of butter. Add those beaten eggs, along with some milk. Keep stirring on moderate heat till all the eggs get scrambled. Add diced tomatoes and coriander leaves. Add seasoning and serve with toast.
- Pork Chipolatas – 4
- Smoked back bacon – 4
- Rashers eggs – 6
- Button mushroom – 140g
- Halved cherry tomatoes – 8
- Grated cheese
- Snipped chives – one tablespoon
Put a little olive oil in a pan. Add good quality pork chipolatas. Fry for three minutes.Now add bacon and fry till it becomes crisp. Keep turning the bacon. Add mushroom and cook for another five minutes. Now take beaten eggs, season them and add to the pan in the spaces in between. Over a low heat, keep cooking while you move the eggs with a fork. Then add tomatoes, cheese and chives and cook for two minutes. Add sauce for flavor before serving.
Boiled eggs with salt and pepper
- Eggs – 2
Boil few eggs immersed in water. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes till the egg shell hardens. Slice the eggs, add salt and pepper to it.