As a mom, I sometimes find myself “on a mission” to make sure the kids are getting enough protein in their vegetarian diet. It partly stems from trying to prove my husband wrong in his claim that we may have to switch the kids to a non-vegetarian diet to keep up with their protein needs during their critical time of growth.
So, earlier this week, I suggested to the kids that they should be eating Daal/Bhaat (Lentils and Rice) as a healthy, protein-packed nutritious mini-meal every day after school. With some resistance, I was able to negotiate daal/bhaat as an after school “snack” 3 days a week.
I decided to try Mug Ne Daal (Yellow Lentils) with Zucchini made in the Instant Pot. The kids really did enjoy this daal served with a bowl of rice and ghee.
What are some of your vegetarian, protein-packed snacks/meals?