Protein is one of the most important building blocks of the body. It helps repair damaged tissues and build new tissues, apart from helping to perform other vital body functions. Moreover, the importance of protein for people who are watching their weight cannot be underestimated. Protein helps us stay full for longer and also keeps hunger pangs at bay. So, if you are looking for a mid-meal snack to include on a weight loss diet – a protein bar can be an excellent idea. Celebrity dietitian Pooja Makhija shared an excellent recipe for a homemade protein bar that you can make using a few simple ingredients. Take a look at the video I shared:
The primary ingredient used to make this homemade protein bar was Rajgira or Amaranth. The famous nutritionist suggested that even quinoa can be used in this recipe. Sharing the video for the easy, protein-rich bar, Pooja Makheja wrote, “One can also use quinoa in this recipe but I used an inexpensive local cousin called Rajgira or Amaranth. Complete protein unlike other grains this pseudo grain (because it’s actually a seed) Versatile, delicious and easy to use in Indian cooking.”
In the high protein video, Pooja Mikheja first roasted the amaranth seeds until they turned golden brown. Next, I made a paste with dates and water. Finally, she mixed the ingredients together in a bowl with some oil, peanut butter powder, cocoa powder, some milk and a sprinkle of sea salt. The protein-rich bar was then placed on a tray and frozen overnight, enjoyed when hunger pangs flared.
(Also read: 11 ways to get enough protein in your diet)
What a simple and delicious snack! This homemade protein bar will definitely be our go-to snack for weight loss. There is no need to rely on packaged or processed snacks anymore and we can simply make them at home. If you are looking for more snack ideas, we have some for you. These five delicious Ragi-based snacks can help keep your weight under control.
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