Sunday, May 18, 2008

Protein and Click event

I have been trying to lose the weight I gained with my daughter. And let me just say that its not going too good. My problem comes from the fact that I cannot resist food and I tend to overeat. So, I read a lot about life style and weight loss. One fact stands out in whatever I have read so far and that is exercise and portion control. While I have started working out everyday, I still have issues as far as portion control is concerned. It also helps to eat 4 to 5 small meals instead of 3 heavy meals. This lead me to the quest of finding healthy snacks.

And one of the favourites in my home is what my husband calls 'protein'. 'Protein' is just cooked dried lentils or beans and minimally prepared. Our personal favourites are channa, rajma, black eyed peas and moong. I just soak them in water overnight. The next day, its pressure cooked and mildly salted. I know it sounds bland, but it turns out perfect. You really enjoy the flavour of the beans. I took the following picture showcasing all the beans which we like at our home. I'm submitting the photo for this month's
hosted by Bee and Jai. This month's theme is Beans and Lentils. Here is my entry,