Are you one of those who believes healthy food is unappetizing and boring? We have two delicious yet healthy salad and protein bar recipes to change your mind!

Creamy Crunchy Low-Fat Chana Salad Recipe

Caesar salads are delicious, we agree! But, they can get pretty monotonous. Add some variety to your kitchen and your plate with this wholesome low-fat protein packed vegetarian salad!

Creamy Crunchy Low-Fat Chana Salad-Nutritional-BreakdownIngredients

1/2 cup chana soaked overnight and boiled with salt till soft
1/4 cup radish sliced
1 tbsp green onion or red onion chopped
1/4 cup red, green and yellow pepper chopped
1/4 cup of coriander leaves chopped
1 cup of torn lettuce leaves

Dressing
1 cup of low fat paneer crumbled
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp dahi
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp of mustard sauce
1 clove garlic mashed
1 tbsp honey
salt and pepper to taste.

Method
Process all ingredients for the dressing in a blender till smooth/mix it well. Assemble all ingredients for salad, pour the dressing and mix. Refrigerate for an hour and serve.

Homemade Protein Bar Recipe

Up your protein intake without burning a hole in your pocket! Packing the perfect blend of carbs and protein, these protein bars make an ideal pre-workout meal, providing you with energy and paving the way for muscle growth.

Homemade-Protein-Bar-Nutritional-Breakdown

Ingredients
1/2 cup oats powdered
1 cup of dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup of almonds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil(optional)
1 tbsp cocoa powder(optional)
1 tsp cardamom powder
a pinch of sea salt

Method
Powder almonds and all the seeds. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse for a minute. Remove the dough, mix and roll out on a greased surface into a square shape of 4-5 mm thickness. Cut into rectangles of desired size and store in an airtight container.

 

Changed your mind, didn’t we? Give these delicious yet healthy recipes a whirl today.

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Written by Alpa Momaya

Alpa Momaya

You are what you eat, believes Alpa Momaya. So with the right diet, anyone can achieve optimal mental, physical and spiritual health.

Alpa has first-hand knowledge of this – she battled various issues with her own health and weight, but by incorporating good eating habits and regular exercise, she has reclaimed her fitness levels today. She offers the advice she took to HealthifyMe users — make the right lifestyle choices daily, sticking to a nutritious diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep. Don’t think of it as having to solve a problem, instead see it as a way to achieve long and happy life.

After a PG diploma in dietetics from Mumbai University, Alpa did a diploma in holistic nutrition in Canada and is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner today. Along with having worked in various weight-loss clinics and as a consultant for a natural pharmacy, she’s helped her family control ailments like diabetes and hypertension, and hopes to help her HealthifyMe clients do the same. “I can proudly say my daughter happily eats any vegetable or fruit without ever making a face,” Alpa claims, and she is determined that those who consult her will go back similarly impressed.

1 COMMENT

  1. I have seen people having Salad in large amount as they love it a lot. But very few of health conscious blog writers elaborate it as you have done. Having salad is good for health but the right intake and taking the right ingredients talks about the healthier life a head. A salad rich in protein gives a long lasting life and energies the immune system of the body. And I am glad to read such informative blog post. People do not value it but through this writing you have shown that every little thing can make difference if taken, the right way.

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