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When I checked my weight and took my side and front pics for Samta , I was in tears. In tears because I had neglected taking care of my body. I was upset to have let my body to be negatively affected by my see-saw relationship with eating, workouts and moods. I had tried a few diets but never really stuck with it. I workout fairly regularly but not enough to negate the after effects of eating. While I would see the calories on a pack of food, I never really focused on ingredients and nutrition. All of these old habits had to be erased from Jan 12, 2020 when I started the 12 week transformation journey with nutritionist Samta Mompreneur from Redefining Tastebuds. It was obviously difficult at first and I failed few times in the process and gave into cravings , but her continuous follow ups and mentoring always brought me on track. In a body transformation journey, the saying that 80% is what you eat and 20% is what you burn, is true. The knowledge I gained about macros, glycemic index and identifying what is good vs avoidable from her has been very helpful in bringing few permanent changes in my kitchen/ pantry and in my everyday diet. In the beginning she had told me that the transformation is focused on changing and improving lifestyle, and is not meant to be a quick fix. In these 12 weeks, with the loss of 14 pounds and 13.5 total overall body inches, I have started my sustainable journey. Her diet plans gave detailed macro breakdowns and all the ingredients I can consume throughout the day as breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Unlike my notion of diets, I definitely did not feel like I was eating less, but I was eating different. All in all, a good introduction to sustainable lifestyle change that has helped improve my stamina and energy levels. I haven’t done a bloodwork recently, but once I get it done in future, casually, I am sure to see improvements in cholesterol level and iron! Thank you Samta ji !

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Vegetarian Protein Packed Snack

Vegan ProteinPackedSnack

This is a crispy and protein-rich snack. It’s a little spicy and completely changing the definition of a healthy snack option. Soya chunks also known as Soy Mealmaker is a line of high-protein foods in form of chunks, nuggets, granules and mini-chunks. These granules and chunks can be cooked by interchanging them with certain meat preparations in many recipes. The soya chunks contain a profound amount of protein, which is more than the quantity of protein found in eggs, meats, wheat and milk. Research paper shows that soy proteins have all the amino acids needed for the well being of your body, and can make an excellent substitute for the meat-based proteins.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480510/

INGREDIENTS

  • Soya chunks – 40 gm
  • Dry red chillies
  • Cumin seeds/mustard seeds- 10
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Rice flour or chickpea flour – 15 gm
  • Ginger and garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Fresh cilantro for garnishing (optional)
  • Ghee- 10 gm
  • Salt as per taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash soya chunks, then soak in hot water for 1 hour. Squeeze off all the water
  2. Add all the dry spices, ginger garlic paste and marinate with clean hands thoroughly.
  3. Squeeze in lemon juice.
  4. Sprinkle rice flour or chickpea flour and keep aisde for 5 minutes
  5. Heat ghee in a big flat non stickpan.
  6. Add mustard seeds, dry red chillies.
  7. Now add marinated soya granules and saute well.
  8. Keep coking for 5-6 minutes at medium heat.
  9. Once the chunks start turning crispy from all the side, turn off the flame.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro. You can garnish with relish of your choice.
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