The easiest protein dinner to make after a long and busy day.
A Soufflé omelette with artichokes, peas and asparagus. It’s filling, hearty, healthy and delicious.
Amazing PROTEIN DINNER: Soufflé omelette
The ingredients you need are:
4 large eggs, separated
100g frozen peas
100g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2cm piece
100g artichoke hearts
50g gruyère cheese, grates
1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
2 tsp olive oil
Filling and versatile, an omelet is the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner dish.
Add a salad and make this deliciously savory omelet recipe for your next dinner.
Why you should eat more protein
Looking to tone up, lose weight or just improve your diet? It’s time to make protein your new best friend
If you’re worried eating too much protein will leave you looking more muscley than The Incredible Hulk, don’t be.
Here’s why protein is so good for you:
It burns more calories
You body needs more energy to process protein than it does carbs, so you’ll burn more calories simply by eating.
It keeps you fuller for longer
Studies have shown protein is the most satisfying macronutrient, meaning it makes you feel fuller after eating, and less likely to fall prey to snack attacks later on.
It preserves muscles
: Your body needs protein to build and repair muscle cells after a workout so if you want a toned bod, you need to up your intake.
Plus, the more muscle you have on your body, the more calories you’ll burn at rest.
So how much is enough? According to the Institute of Medicine you should aim for around 0.
8 g of protein per kilo of bodyweight.
So for a woman weighing 60kg, that’s about 48g of protein a day.
Where can I get protein?
Lean meat like chicken and turkey, fish like salmon and tuna or eggs, beans, legumes and quinoa if you’re veggie.
You can also choose high-protein snacks, like cottage cheese, natural yoghurt, nuts and seeds.
Avocado is also particularly high in protein, considering it’s a fruit and all.
Is Eating Dinner Past 8PM Really That Bad?
Last night, I ate dinner at 10pm.
It’s not that I forgot about dinner–trust me, I’m always thinking about my next meal–I had a work event, then an hour trek back home, then an hour wait for Seamless (because I’m lazy), so it just happened.
It’s not that uncommon of an occurrence for me.
Lately, however, I’ve started to wonder: Is eating a late dinner bad for me?
There’s an overload of information out there regarding dinnertime: One widely circulated study covered in Science of Us says an early dinner (as early as 2pm) or skipping dinner altogether can increase the amount of fat you burn; another one finds that eating dinner after 7pm increases risk for heart attack; yet another study said eating at night could be good if it’s carbs, because that may help you control your appetite throughout the next day; another says eating dinner at 10pm makes you consume 248 more calories a day than those who eat earlier.
I could go on and on.
With so many “dos” and “donts” about dinner time out there, I asked dietitians to break through the myths and offer some practical tips about the dinner hour.
It all depends on your schedule and lifestyle.
Someone who wakes up at 5am could be having dinner at 5pm, while someone who goes to sleep at 1am could be having dinner at 10pm–none of it is inherently wrong or unhealthy, according to Farah Fahad, registered dietitian and founder of The Farah Effect.
“I would say three hours before your bedtime is an ideal time to have dinner,” she says, “It is a good amount of time for your food to digest, then at least your food gets to digest and you’re not sleeping on a full stomach.
Meanwhile, Alissa Rumsey, registered dietitian and author of Three Steps to a Healthier You, advises four to five hours between meals.
“Pay close attention to your hunger cues,” she says.
A 🥗 doesn’t automatically mean it’s healthy.
Choose a dark green base like arugula, kale, romaine or spinach.
Then pick a nourishing protein like wild caught salmon add some vegetables top with nuts, seeds and maybe some 🥑🥑