When we talk about diet plans and meals, it is usually based on the goal we wish to achieve. Whether we want to lose weight or build strength, the dieticians and experts suggest a diet plan based on our preferences. Those involved in heavy physical or manual labour require additional calories and carbs than those whose occupations are tech-based. For sportspersons like KL Rahul, it is important to consume carbohydrates for energy as well as a good amount of proteins. Dairy products and meat-based foods contain abundant proteins to keep you going. 

In fact, if you would have noticed, those bodybuilders in the gym who wish to gain muscle and strength often resort to eating several eggs in a day as it is a great source of protein. KL seems to be on a fitness roll too as his lunch plate was full of proteins. He recently took to his Instagram stories to share a glimpse of his nutrient-rich plate. This included a poached egg with a runny yolk placed on a bed of brown rice. On the side, we see some roasted tofu cubes along with the rice. On the other side, there are some sautéed vegetables like yellow bell peppers, broccoli and mushrooms. 

Here’s what his meal looked like. 

Source: Screengrab of Instagram Stories/KL Rahul

4 Protein-Rich Recipes For Home Cooks

Looking for some protein-loaded dishes? Here are a few recipes that you can devour at home without any guilt. 

1.  Broccoli Fried Rice 

Now you may think that fried rice is an unhealthy meal. However, if you load it up with vegetables, it isn’t unhealthy anymore. Crunchy florets of broccoli can be added to your rice and cooked up in a delicious way. This green vegetable is low in carbs and calories but high in protein, providing you with enough energy to function during the day. For this recipe, use brown rice instead of white rice. 

2.  Green Egg Curry 

Eggs are definitely on the top of the list when it comes to proteins. The bright green colour of the gravy looks absolutely delicious. Instead of breakfast, you can actually eat eggs for lunch with a unique egg curry. This one has mint and coriander-based gravy, where the boiled eggs are covered in the green curry. The dish goes well with steamed brown rice or even whole wheat chapatti. 

3.  Kerala Style Chicken Stew 

Rich and fulfilling, the Kerala style chicken stew is a lovely meal idea. The succulent pieces of chicken are cooked in coconut milk and spruced with the classic South Indian ingredient, curry leaves. Green chillies and onions are added along with a thick cashew paste and some other spices. It is a one-pot meal for anyone on a protein diet. 

4.  Pan-Seared Fish 

This is a delectable and light meal option. If you are a seafood lover, then fish is a great way to add protein to your diet. The moist and soft fish is not fried or doused in oodles of oil but pan-seared along with salt, ginger, garlic and lemon wedges.