Is it just us or do you also develop an irresistible urge to eat a whole cake after a workout? If you're feeling the post festive slump (if the festivities can last a month, so can the slump) then we're here to help. We've curated a list of protein-packed snack recipes, some of which are quick and instant and some that you can whip up on a lazy weekend or a free afternoon so that next time you're feeling peckish after a tiring workout, you can safely reach for these.
Oatmeal jam bars
In the mood for a sweet treat but don't want junk? These homemade oatmeal jam bars and packed with the goodness of fresh fruit and a healthy dose of nutrients from the oatmeal.
One of the most widely available (and IMO delicious) forms of protein, peanuts are a great post-workout option. And made with less than five ingredients, our ladoos will give you the glucose kick you need.
For all you savoury snack fans out there, oats bhel makes for a quick and chatpata munchie that can even pass off as a chaat. What's not to like?
Another light and fresh option, our sprouts salad sneaks in a ton of veggies, gives you the dose of protein you need but also satisfies your taste buds.
Dried fruit milkshake
This one uses all those Diwali dried fruits and nuts that are piling up in your pantry. Just a half-glass of our milkshake is sure to restore all your energy and keep you going for the rest of the day.
Oats, dates and nuts ladoos
A delicious excuse to eat ladoos, these healthy ones are sure to satisfy all your cravings. Not only do they fall under the post-workout snack category, but are also great to whip out when guests arrive.
To find out why these are called what they are, head to the link below. Packed with protein-rich ingredients and so much flavour, this is one of those too-good-to-be-true situations where the cookie is also healthy.
After graduating from USC and making the most of LA's food scene, Samika is now back in India and ready to explore the food in her own country. A culinary enthusiast, she spends a lot of time brainstorming dinner ideas, looking up new restaurants, listening to podcasts and has a special knack for churning her own ice cream.