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5 Delicious and Healthy Savory Recipes with Protein Powder 

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When you get the goodness of protein in a recipe, it becomes a double whammy. The idea of adding protein powder to recipes is that it becomes a complete meal and keeps you energized for the entire day. You must have heard of delicious smoothies and other sweet recipes enriched with the goodness of whey protein. Now is the time to try some savory recipes with whey protein. Have them for breakfast, as mid-meal snack, or as healthy munchies! 

 Try these 5 delicious and healthy recipes with the goodness of protein powder and get the perfect amalgamation of taste and health! 

1. Savory protein bars 

Protein bars are a favorite of many, but have you ever tried savory protein bars? They are the perfect snack to have on the go! Missed breakfast – have a protein bar, feeling hungry in between meals but don’t want to cheat – a protein bar is the best option. 

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup rolled oats 
  • 1 ½ cup cooked and cooled quinoa 
  • 2 scoops GNC protein 
  • ¼ cup chia seeds 
  • 1/3 cup roasted and salted pistachios 
  • 1/3 cup roasted and salted almonds
  • Pinch of black pepper 
  • ½ tsp sea salt 
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (you can take cow milk or any other nut milk as well)

Method 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8 inch baking tray and keep it aside. 
  • Transfer the oats in a blender and blend well until it becomes lump free almond flour. 
  • Transfer to a big bowl. Add to this whey protein powder, chia seeds, cooked quinoa, almonds, pistachios, salt, pepper, and milk. 
  • Make a smooth batter and transfer into the baking tray. 
  • Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes or until fully cooked. 
  • Transfer to a wire rack and allow it to cool. Cut into small pieces and devour! 

2. Savory whey protein crepes 

If you are a fan of crepes, then this is the perfect recipe for you. Super easy and quick to make, and so delicious, that you’ll love every bit of it. Enjoy these savory crepes with your family and give them the gift of health. 

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup egg whites 
  • 1 tbsp flour (you can opt for almond flour, oats flour, or coconut flour)
  • 2 tbsp milk (you can take cow milk or any nut milk of your choice)
  • Salt to taste 
  • Pinch of black pepper  
  • 2 scoops GNC protein 
  • Oil for cooking 

Method 

  • Blend all the ingredients using a blender until they are mixed well. 
  • Place a non-stick pan on the gas and allow it to heat. 
  • Put a few drops of oil and use a ladle to pour some mixture. Allow it to cook on one side and then gently flip. 
  • Cook on both sided until golden brown. 
  • Garnish with roasted veggies, scrambled eggs, or boiled chicken and enjoy this hearty meal! 

3. Protein pizza muffins 

You must have enjoyed pizza on your cheat days. But what if we told you that with this amazing recipe you can have pizza muffins as part of your diet with all the taste and no guilt? They are loaded with protein and low in carbs, so will charge you for the entire day. 

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup flour (you can take almond, oats, or coconut flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano and mixed herbs 
  • 1 scoop GNC protein powder 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Pinch of black pepper 
  • 1 cup finely chopped spinach 
  • 6 eggs 
  • ¼ cup chopped basil 
  • ½ cup chopped onions 
  • 1 tbsp olives 
  • 1 cup low fat cheese 
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes 

Method 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F and grease 10 muffin moulds and keep them aside. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, protein powder, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs. Add spinach, onions, olives, tomatoes, and basil. 
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix well to get a smooth batter. 
  • Transfer the mixture to muffin moulds and bake for about 20 minutes or until fully cooked. 
  • Remove from the oven, allow them to cool, and enjoy! 

4. Low carb protein crackers 

The fun of munching on crackers while watching your favorite series is unmatched. If you are a vegetarian or are watching your weight, it might get challenging to find the right kind of crackers. So we have the perfect recipe for you to try! 

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup water 
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds 
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut shreds 
  • 2 scoops GNC protein 

Method 

  • Preheat the oven to 300 F. Line an 8 inch baking tray with parchment paper and grease it. 
  • In a small bowl, combine water and ground flaxseeds. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix whey protein powder, shredded coconut, sesame seeds, chia seeds, and salt. Add melted coconut oil and mix well. 
  • Grease your hands and evenly spread the mixture on the baking tray. 
  • Bake for 1 hour or until fully cooked.
  • Allow them to cool and store them in an airtight container!

 5. Egg and cheese savory waffles 

Waffles are a favorite breakfast dish for many. Try this protein-enriched savory waffle recipe and your family will love them. You can enjoy these waffles without any guilt and that’s the best part. 

Ingredients 

  • 6 egg whites 
  • 2 egg yolks 
  • ¼ cup milk (you can take any nut milk of your choice)
  • ¼ cup flour (you can take almond flour or oats flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 2 tsp parmesan cheese 
  • ½ cup grated low-fat cheese 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Pinch of black pepper 
  • For serving – avocado, fried eggs, cherry tomatoes, low-fat dressing 

Method 

  • In a bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. 
  • Carefully fold in egg yolk, flour, milk, baking powder, cheese, salt, spinach, and pepper to make a smooth batter. 
  • Preheat the waffle iron and lightly grease it. 
  • Pour the mixture in the center of the waffle iron and cook as per the manual instructions. 
  • Transfer to a plate. Garnish with cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, fried egg, and low-fat dressing. 

You can buy all these GNC protein powder supplements directly from GNC India’s official website – www.guardian.in 

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