High-Protein Diet – Chickpea or Chana dishes for weight loss


Weight loss journey does not always have to be boring and bland!

For Indians, chickpeas or chana is absolutely intrinsic to their diet. Hence, we have to now also understand the massive nutritional benefits of chana and add them to our diet on a regular basis.
They are an incredible source of plant-based protein. Well, protein is often referred to as the building block of life and it also helps in getting the feeling of saturation as it regulates the hunger hormone ghrelin, which regulates our cravings. Hence, you will crave less and eat less and in controlled bouts, which helps in weight loss.

You can try these recipes to improve your health:

Three-Bean Chat
The desi chat – now you can pick and choose the ingredients in your chaat and make it as healthy as one wants it to be. A chat can be made nutritious by including kidney beans, chickpeas, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, and cucumber, and then sprinkle it with smatterings of olive oil, chaat masala and lemon juice.

Spinach Soup with Chickpeas
Adding soup to your diet is one of the best ways to control your weight. Vegetables lose their fibre during the juicing process. However, they have a high water content which keeps the body hydrated right through the day. Now if you add chickpeas and spinach, it becomes both weight-loss-friendly as well as extremely high in fibre content.

Hummus
Hummus is delicious – it is basically a dense and coarse Mediterranean dip made of chickpeas. Now throw in some other herbs as per your choice and then couple it with bread, parathas and falafels and gorge on the delicious dish.

Minted Chickpeas and Crispy Okra
Take crispy okra and then top it with a salad of chickpeas as well as mint, cherry tomatoes, basil and black olives. This one then becomes a wholesome snack ready for you to munch on whenever you experience the hunger pangs.

Do you have any other suggestions? Let us know by commenting below.

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