Weight loss is no cakewalk, especially if you are new to it. We love in a world, where our favourite food is just a call away from us. And in times like these, it becomes a tad difficult to practice restrain. Therefore, it is absolutely okay to feel a little envious of people who are doing such a good job managing their diet. However, that does not mean you need to lose heart already. There are a plenty of ingredients in your kitchen with the help of which you can make yourself something quick, filling and yummy! Something as basic as chana or chickpea and spinach could actually weave magic together. Both spinach and chickpea are a treasure of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They could also do wonders for weight-loss. Here’s how!
Spinach For Weight Loss
Spinach is an incredible source of fibre. Fibre takes a while to breakdown and digest, because of which it stays in your system for a longer spell imparting a sense of satiety. If your tummy is full, your chances of inching towards a snack reduce as well. Spinach is also a non-starchy and low in calories that further helps promote weight loss.
(Also Read: Spinach Nutrition: Amazing Cooking Tips And Health Benefits)
Chickpea For Weight Loss
Chickpeas are enriched with good quality plant-based protein. Protein is called the building block of life. In addition to building muscle, protein-rich food also help induce the feeling of fullness, they help keep cravings in check and rev up metabolism too.
(Also Read: Chickpea Nutrition: Health Benefits Of The Protein-Rich Desi Favourite Chana)
Chickpeas are enriched with good quality plant-based protein
Chickpea and Spinach Salad Recipe
This chickpea and spinach salad is the perfect amalgam of flavour and health. Boiled chickpeas mixed with the goodness of onion, olive oil, fresh mint, ground cumin, salt pepper and lemon juice, served atop a bed of spinach leaves – this salad is sure to impress every fussy-eater out there. The chunky chana mixture has the right amount of tang and earthiness to make this whole fare worth remembering. The spinach leaves and mint leaves add a delectable freshness too the salad. Here is the recipe of the salad. Try it at home and let us know how you liked it. In addition to weight loss, this salad could also help keep your blood sugar spikes in control and manage diabetes. The salad may also prove effective for your immunity in this flu season that is upon us.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.