Weight Loss: Best Protein-Carb Combinations 

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It is important to increase your protein intake for weight loss. One also needs to cut down on carbs. However, protein-carb combinations can together help one lose weight effectively. Here are some to choose from

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Chicken and barley

Chicken is an excellent source of protein and should be included in your weight loss diet plan. You can have chicken with barley roti to meet carbohydrate needs. 

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Oats, nuts and fruit

Oatmeal is an excellent source of carbohydrate fibre. Add to it guava which is high in protein and also add some nuts. 

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Quinoa and potato

Whenever you prepare quinoa you could add some mashed potatoes into it. Potatoes are rich in carbohydrates. 

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Nuts and dried fruit

Mixing up a few nuts, and even adding some dried fruits, can help with nutrient requirements. Pistachios, almonds and walnuts are a great combination.

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Fish and veggies

Have fish grilled or roasted. Simply stir fry some vegetables along with your fish to make a protein-rich healthy meal.

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Yogurt and fruit

Yoghurt is a great source of mineral calcium and protein. You can combine yoghurt with some fresh fruits to make a nice homemade smoothie. 

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Lentil and rice

Lentils like pulses, chickpeas or black beans, when eaten with rice or chapati and make a dynamic combination of protein-rich mealA household favourite, this Indian staple is excellent.

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Hummus and veggies

This protein rich, chickpea based dip, is great with vegetables like carrots,  bell peppers, broccoli or asparagus. 

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