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With the goodness of health and tasteful experience, soya chunks are a leading food item if you want a sufficient protein value in your diet. Soya chunks are a great source of protein. Many people would prefer soybean over other protein-enriched food due to its less calorie component compared to others. Soy chunks are Textured Soy (Vegetable) Protein (TVP), made from defatted soy flour. It’s a by-product derived from extracting soyabean oil. They are a wonderful replacement for meat if you are a vegetarian. The density and texture are that of meat and can be cherished when cooked deliciously.
Nutritional Value of 100 Gms Soya Chunks
The nutritional content defines whether soya is beneficial for your regular fitness routine. Many people tend to consume protein through soya chunks as it works as a good source, helping them to build muscle mass. However, soya chunks are also high in calories.
- Calories: 345 Kcal
- Protein: 52 G
- Carbohydrate: 33 G
- Fibre: 13 G
- Calcium: 350 MG
- Iron: 20 MG
- Fats: 0.50 G
Benefits of Soya Chunks
Soya chunks benefit your weight loss program as it produces enough vital protein into your body that helps in muscle toning. As well as, soya chunks, being the best source of proteins, will keep you full, and reduce unnecessary cravings. It also facilitates fat burning.
Microorganisms namely lactobacilli and bifidobacterial assist in your digestion process. Regular consumption of soya chunks will increase their amount, helping in keeping your gut good.
Soya chunks are a boon to your blood sugar level. Isoflavones, present in soya chunks reduce the level of sugar in your blood, hence, perfect for people with diabetes.
Soya chunks promote heart health by decreasing bad cholesterol with high protein, fiber, low saturated fat content, and omega-3 fatty acid, acting together to take care of your heart.
Perfect for people with PCOS, a phytoestrogen in soy helps in maintaining your hormones. You can include soya protein in your daily diet if you deal with severe hormonal imbalances. It also caters to your menopausal mood swings.
Soya chunks are made by extracting soyabean oil making it an ideal vegan product. Also, 100gms of soya consists of 52gms of protein as compared to the same amount of chicken or meat which lacks the same protein value. Its density and texture can make it look and taste better than many non-veg recipes.
Perfect Soya Chilla Recipe for Breakfast
Soy is highly recommended for people if they want to increase their protein intake. A good high-protein breakfast works wonders for people who work out daily and want to remain vitally full for the rest of the day.
Our FITFEAST nutritionist Geetanjali Narang shares her special Soy Chilla recipe which is easily made at home. If you want to start your weight loss journey by incorporating soya chunks in your diet but don’t know where to start then talk to your personal nutritionist right now on FITFEAST.
- 1/2 Bowl Crushed paneer (50gms)
- 1 Bowl Soya Chunks
- 1 Bowl Wheat Flour (100gms)
- 1/2 Bowl Onion (Finely Chopped)
- 1Tbsp Green Chilies (Finely Chopped)
- 4 Tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves (Finely Chopped)
- 1 Tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
- Salt to Taste
- Hot Water (1/4 Cup)
How to Make The Batter
- Take 1 bowl of soya chunks. Boil it till it gets softened. Grind it with tomato till it turns itself into a batter.
- Add wheat flour
- Add crushed paneer
- Add finely chopped onions
- Add finely chopped green chilies
- Add finely chopped fresh coriander
- Add coriander powder
- Add roasted cumin powder
- Add red chili powder
- Add turmeric
- Salt to taste
Mix it well. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Making of the High Protein Soya Bean Chilla
- Put your pan to moderate heat and lightly grease the surface with a few drops of oil.
- With a ladle pour the batter on the pan and from the other end of the ladle spread it across the pan.
- Cook on medium flame till the Chilla starts turning brown.
- Flip over with a spatula and cook the other side till it becomes brown.
- Serve the hot high protein Chilla with Dahi and/or green chutney.