Weight Loss: 5 easy high protein vegetarian recipes that will help you to lose weight

If you are a vegetarian and are trying hard to shed those extra pounds, then fret not, today we have compiled a list of vegetarian high-protein recipes that will help you to achieve your weight loss goal.
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We all know that workout is essential when you are trying to lose weight, but we should not forget that diet plays a great role in the same. So, if you just workout and later, binge on carb and fat filled food items and dishes, then your hard work and hours spent in gymming will go in vain. There are several diet fads that are available across the internet, but one simple and sure shot way to lose weight is by incorporating a high-protein diet.

For the unversed, one should include protein-based food items as the same boosts metabolism, reduces appetite and changes the weight-regulating hormones. Protein-rich foods are great fat burners as well. Also, protein intake can reduce muscle loss and the same help to keep your metabolic rate higher. However, apart from this viral nutrient one should also include other essential nutrients such as pro and prebiotics, soluble and insoluble fiber, omega 3, good fats and vitamin and minerals to keep your body healthy. 

As per Dietary Reference Intake (DRI), the protein intake for an average man and woman should be 56 grams and 46 grams, respectively. Some of the vegetarian food items which protein packed are lentils, beans, yogurt, tofu and cottage cheese among others. So, if you are a vegetarian and trying it hard to shed those extra pounds, then fret not, today, we have compiled a list of vegetarian high protein recipes that will help you to achieve your weight loss goal.

1. Quinoa Poha
Quinoa is one of the healthy grains as it is low in calories and high in good quality proteins and other helpful nutrients. Apart from protein, it is also a great source of monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids. It is also anti-inflammatory. So, why go for a regular Poha when you can go for this yummy and healthy one.

2. Oats Idli
Oats are packed with vital nutrients such as proteins, carbs and fibers among others. Idlis, any which ways are one of the healthiest dishes we have India and this variation is healthier and tasty too, so why not give a try. Check out the below video.

3. Paneer Tikka
Tikkas and tandoori preparations are great alternatives to fried dishes. As mentioned, Paneer, or cottage cheese, is an amazing source of plant-based proteins. For the unversed, one can get 11 gm of protein per 100 gm. Check out the below recipe tutorial of this dish.

4.  Moong Dal Chilla
This is one of the yummiest and healthiest dish one can have as it is a storehouse of protein. Moong dal is most enriched in protein in comparison to other dals. Did you know that 100 gm of moong dal can give about 24 gm of protein? Follow the below-mentioned video tutorial to know the recipe.

5. Channa Dal Dhokla
This fluffy and lip smacking dish is loaded with protein as well as it is not fried and it made from fermented batter. For the unversed, fermentation bolsters the bio-availability of all nutrients present in the food and the fermented foodstuff are good for your gut too. Check out the video tutorial of the recipe right here.


For your facts incorrect! Paneer is not plant based - it originates from milk which is an animal source. However, if you meant vegetarian, then say so.

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