We have been enjoying Mega Marathons since a few years now . April and September are the two months when we post everyday , except for Sunday’s . We have different themes for these Mega Marathons and some of them are quite challenging , but definitely fun. They become challenging when a clause is added to these. We secretly wish for no clause but when given love it. Valli always comes up with some super ideas and the theme is decided after a mutal consent. Let me share some of the previous Mega Marathon themes .
This September has been a great month where our team has been posting Protein Rich Recipes . The theme Protein Rich was decided a few months back and as usual I started with preparations right away . I divided my themes into five weeks , though the first week had only two days .
For the first two days I posted Kebabs , and served them with different flatbreads to make it a complete meal . The second week was a Biryani Week , where Protein Rich Biryanis were posted , the third week featured Salads and I made sure each salad was made with a different ingredient which was a high source of protein . The salads were followed by protein Rich Recipes with Nuts and Seeds . We all know that they are a great protein source . The last and the final week I chose to post traditional Indian Thalis , where I carefully selected a menu which had almost all protein dishes , yet complimented each other . This was my favourite week as I could showcase that our Indian meals , if planned well will give us a balanced diet and we need not indulge into those protein powders .
And now a recap of Protein Rich Recipes , September 2017
Protein Rich lentil kebabs have a Mughal flavor and this snack can turn into a delicious meal.
A Protein Rich layered Biryani, which is compressed to make a cake.
The humble khicdi turned into a Protein Rich Biryani, which is comforting as well as delicious.
A wholsome Protein Rich Biryani coming from a Punjabi Gourmet kitchen, a must make.
A unique High Protein lentil biryani from Hyderabad, the city of Nawabs.
Wadis are concentrated protein from sun dried lentil dumplings. These have been added to make a lip smacking Biryani, A delicacy from Punjabi Cuisine.
The Punjabi Chole Chawal made into a gourmet Biryani, which is simple to prepare, is a complete high protein meal.
Lentils and Pulses provide fibre and proteins and are low in fat , these beans make an excellent High Protein Salad,, which is more like a chat.
Power protein packed Moroccon salad is a healthy meal option, go for it , it has a medley of flavors.
A high protein salad with the super grain Freekeh, made the Thai style. A medley of flavors and a must try.
Fruit and Nut Yogurt salad gives you a significant source of protein for a relatively small portion and tastes heavenly too.
Packed in a jar, perfect for carrying to work , picnics or enjoy at home this Mexican Salad shall be loved by all.
Spicy tandoori paneer is sliced and served as a salad on a spinach bed with pickled onion rings. A uique salad with smoky flavors.
Nuts and Seeds Week
Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, these buttered nuts are sure to win many hearts. Beware they are very addictive.
Nuts and Seeds roasted to lend that crunch, and mixed with spices to give that spicy touch , A excellent Protein Rich munch for in between pangs.
Trail Mixes are a wonderful source of protein as they have nuts which are high quality protein and are highly absorbable , making it easy for the body to process its nutrients , they have seeds and some fun elements too !
Vegan truffles , with mocha flavour to keep you going for a couple of hours .
Apricots, almonds, walnuts and flax seeds enrich this no cook energy ball, Perfect for breakfast or after a workout or just enjoy it as a dessert.
Indian version of energy , protein rich balls made with dates and nuts, flavored with cardamon, these surely are a hit with all.
Traditional Thali Week
All the recipes featured in Thalis are protein rich. How ever some dishes are not. They have been added to compliment the meal and make it a balanced , complete protein meal.
Before I conclude this Mega Marathon I want to thank Valli, my viewers, friends, my team mates, family, staff and of course Google devta . Without any of the above it is not possible to go ahead with such marathons.
Kudos to the whole team who participated, everyone has come up with their own fantastic takes on Protein Rich Recipes .Join us for the regular 3 days marathon till March and we are back in April with another Mega Marathon .