Protein-rich snack foods for vegetarians
Protein-rich snack foods
We all love snacking and munching on food but what we forget at times is the nutritional value of our snacks that we like to munch. A lot of people think that vegetarian food can not compensate for our protein intake as there are no eggs or meat involved.
However, it is a myth, vegetarian food also has a rich variety of food items that are high in protein and can be helpful in your calorie consumption. Today we will share some of our favorite high on protein vegetarian snacks options for you all.
Vegetarian food is as flavourful and nourishing as non-vegetarian food items, it is a personal choice to eat what you want to.
Protein Rich Vegetarian Snack options
Let's get straight into some protein-rich vegetarian snack recipes that you can easily make in the comfort of your home.
Chia pudding has recently become a huge hit, you can soak your chia seeds in milk along with other dressings of your choice you can add peanut butter, cocoa powder, or anything that you like. Leave it overnight and add fresh fruits and nuts to your pudding and you are good to go. Chia seeds are very versatile. You can eat this as a dessert, as a breakfast option, or whenever you are hungry and need a healthy vegetarian snack.
Chickpeas are a huge part of Indian cuisine, and they are rich in protein and fiber. To make roasted chickpeas you need a bowl of boiled chickpeas, add your masalas to it, turmeric, salt, pepper, spices, and then you can either use an air fryer or you can also roast them in the oven. They will come out crispy, spicy, and delicious. You can snack on them anytime you feel like it.
Nuts are rich in protein, fiber, and natural fats and are a very healthy and filling snacking option. If you do not like eating nuts bland then you can always roast them in a pan, add your almonds, walnuts, cashews, add salt, pepper and if you want to make them extra spicy then you can add peri masala to make them delicious. You can have them as a healthy vegetarian snack.
Another healthy and protein-rich snacking option is smoothies, there are a lot of ways you can make your smoothie. Add blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, yogurt, honey and blend them, you can also add mangoes or bananas. Smoothies are not only healthy but they are extremely filling and can keep you full for a long time.
Quinoa can be made either sweet or savory according to your preference. If you want to make a sweet quinoa bowl then add cooked quinoa in a bowl add some milk, cocoa powder, honey, and fruits of your choice and there you have your delicious breakfast dessert.
If you want to make quinoa savory then you can add cooked quinoa in some vegetable season with lemon, salt, and pepper.
Cottage cheese sandwiches
Another easy but filling recipe is cottage cheese sandwiches. All you need is cottage cheese add salt and pepper to it for seasoning, you can add cucumber, tomatoes, and onion slices to your break then add cottage cheese filling and done.
Hummus and chips
Okay, hummus has to be one of our favorite dips, it is extremely healthy, rich in protein, and delicious. You can blend boiled chickpeas, olive oil, salt to taste, tahini, garlic, and spices according to your taste buds. You can enjoy hummus with raw vegetables like carrots and cucumbers or you can also enjoy it with pita bread and nachos.
Peanut butter is an excellent choice for breakfast options, you can either have classic peanut butter and jam sandwich or you can add peanut butter to a slice of bread and add banana and strawberries to it. Peanut butter is very versatile and can also be used in smoothies making them extra delicious and healthy. You can also have peanut butter with your fruits and vegetables.
A fruit bowl is an easy and delicious snacking option, you can easily chop up a few fruits of your choice, add some drops of lemon to it to make it tangy and delicious. If you want to make your fruit bowl even more healthy then you can add chia seeds, flax seeds, or pumpkin seeds.
Avocado toast/ salad
Avocados are rich in protein, vitamin K, vitamin E, potassium, and folate and are a great snacking option. You can either add avocado to your toast or you can include it in your salad to provide you with all the vital nutrients for a healthy body.
Vegetarian meals can provide you a huge intake of protein if you consume the right amount of food items. We hope that you liked all the recipes we shared above, do give them a try at your home and let us all get healthy together.