Finding delicious foods that are power-packed with protein can sometimes feel like a challenge. Many people assume that incorporating protein into their diet means sacrificing flavor, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Below, you’ll a fantastic recipe from our Fit Desi Food Guide that not only delivers 35 grams of protein but also bursts with flavor and zest.
– 2 tablespoons chopped bell peppers
– 2 tablespoons chopped onion
– 2 tablespoons corn
– 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
– 1/2 green chili, finely chopped (adjust to your spice preference)
– Jalapeño slices for garnish
– Sprinkle of chaat masala and black pepper
– 1/4 cup non-fat cottage cheese
– 2 oz shredded low-fat cheddar (about 1/2 cup) – You can use regular cheddar for more flavor, but low-fat is lower in calories
– 2 slices whole grain bread (We recommend Dave’s Killer Bread; they also offer a lighter version for fewer calories)
1. Begin by lightly toasting the two slices of whole grain bread in a toaster. This step helps prevent the toast from becoming soggy when you add the toppings later.
2. While your bread is toasting, mix the following ingredients in a bowl: chopped bell peppers, chopped onion, corn, minced cilantro, and finely chopped green chili. This combination adds a burst of colors and flavors to your toast.
3. After toasting, spread the mixed ingredients evenly over the two slices of bread.
4. Now, it’s time to layer on the protein. Sprinkle the cottage cheese evenly over the bread, followed by the shredded low-fat cheddar.
5. For an extra kick, add jalapeño slices on top. The jalapeños not only enhance the flavor but also provide a hint of spiciness.
6. Finish off your creation with a sprinkle of chaat masala and black pepper for a burst of desi flavor.
7. Once your toast is fully dressed with these delightful toppings, place it in an air fryer preheated to 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown and bubbly.
**Nutritional Information (for 2 slices):**
– Calories: 440
– Carbohydrates: 39g (12g Fiber)
– Fat: 15g
– Protein: 35g
This protein-packed Desi toast is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a fantastic way to meet your daily protein needs. It’s adapted from our Fit Desi Food Guide, a valuable resource for achieving your nutrition goals.
If you’re looking to enjoy delicious meals like this while working towards your dream body, consider working with a BBR coach. They can help you create a personalized nutrition plan that allows you to savor the foods you love while making progress towards your fitness goals. To learn more about how a BBR coach can assist you in achieving your aspirations, click here.
Incorporate this tasty recipe into your meal rotation, and you’ll never think that protein-rich foods are bland again. It’s proof that nutritious and delicious can coexist in perfect harmony. Enjoy!