Ways To Make Soup Protein Rich And Satiating
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Even though we all love soup, finding high-protein soups is not always simple. Even though vegetables and broth taste good together, they don't necessarily make a meal that will keep you satisfied for longer than 30 minutes. In order to feel fully satiated after each meal, qualified dietitians advise consuming between 15 and 30 grams of protein. For comparison, many soup recipes include 14 grams or less of protein, which is insufficient if you're aiming to maintain a high-protein diet. You might be thinking that the easiest method to increase the protein content of your favourite soup is to simply add meat. Yes, that is one option, but if that's all you have to offer, you'll quickly grow bored. Instead, use these simple tricks to liven up your soups. If you're aiming to cut out meat or dairy from your diet, the majority of them boost the protein count without utilising either of those items. And even if you're not, there are still fun ways to make all of your soups high-protein that you might not have considered before.

Add Some Nutritional Yeast

Add this ingredient to your shopping list the next time you go grocery shopping if you've noticed it at your neighbourhood health food store. Due to their mildly cheesy flavour, these dry yellow flakes (often offered by the bottle) are a favourite among vegans. Four grammes of protein are included in one tablespoon. If you are vegan, you can incorporate it into "creamy" soups that you may have made with coconut or almond milk to give them a protein content that is more comparable to dairy products. If you're not vegan, you can increase the protein in your creamy soups by adding a spoonful.

Unflavoured Protein Powder

You may increase the protein content without sacrificing flavour if you add a scoop of the unflavored powder. Brown rice protein or pea powder protein are both excellent choices because they are both naturally a little savourier. Before you start throwing scoops into your soup, just a fast reminder: stir it in while adding it slowly. If you don't, you might get something nasty and lumpy.

Top It Up With Sour Cream Or Greek Yoghurt

It's never a bad idea to add a little creaminess to a three-bean chilli or a spicy tortilla soup. Abbey Sharp, a dietitian and blogger at Abbey's Kitchen, thinks Greek yoghurt is even better than sour cream. With more protein, it will add a similar level of creaminess and tanginess.

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Try substituting brown rice, quinoa, farro, or any other ancient grain if you enjoy a traditional chicken soup with noodles, rice, or dumplings. It is a remarkably easy approach to increase the protein content without significantly altering the flavour. If you're serious about increasing your protein intake, you should choose quinoa over brown rice because it has 4 grams of protein per 1/2 cup as opposed to brown rice's 2.5 grams.