Always hungry? Try munching Tempeh
Among all the reminders we get every day, the most consistent one is hunger. Right from the moment you wake up to the midnight cravings, hunger is your body’s way of sending the message, ‘Need food asap’! So you either make your way to the kitchen or reach out to the food delivery app on your smartphone and dedicate yourself to your favourite food.
Followed by gobbling down the delicious food with joy till the plates are clean, you now proceed to go about your day ( With a tinge of guilt if you didn’t eat healthy). Just as you are still getting over the tasty food, your body sends another reminder, ‘I am still hungry!’
These hunger pangs can get in the way of your fitness goals and can make the difference between making and breaking your diet.
We have all been there, feeling hungry shortly after consuming our meals. Ever wondered why does it happen?
Why eating to your fill sometimes doesn’t leave you satiated?
Amid a growling stomach and a confused state, you may be left perplexed as to the reason behind not feeling satiated even after having your meals. Several factors including your diet, your lifestyle, and hormones among others can explain this excessive hunger.
One of the leading reasons could be the lack of protein and fiber in your diet.
Protein plays a crucial role in satisfying your appetite and inducing the feeling of fullness. When you consume sufficient protein, your body’s capability to produce the hormones responsible for inducing the feeling of satiety increases.
Furthermore, lack of fibre in your food can also cause you to feel hungry post-meal. Eating high-fibre food lets your stomach take its time to digest the food which in turn reduces the urge to eat.
Most importantly, when you feel hungry, even after having food, it is essential for you to not skip meals. Skipping meals can disrupt your eating schedule, leading to slowing down your metabolism and a sudden drop in your blood sugar.
All of this can result in gaining weight while also contributing to an irritable mood throughout the day.
It is recommended that you must consume snacks in smaller proportions to overcome the hunger crisis. However, unhealthy snacks are again an open invitation to cause adverse effects to a healthy body. So, is there an alternative that makes up for the nutrients and tastes as good as these snacks?
Rich in protein & fibre, Tempeh brings it all to your plate!
Not only does Tempeh taste great, it makes up for the nutrients and also helps you Tempeh-rarily feel satiated! A powerhouse filled with protein (19g in 100g of Tempeh) and dietary fibre (8.5g in 100g of Tempeh), Tempeh is one of the healthiest and most versatile foods in town making its way to becoming a favourite among vegans and vegetarians, alike.
Tempeh is also a low GI food, meaning it provides a slow, sustained release of energy. This combination of high protein, high fibre and low GI means Tempeh keeps you full longer, helping with appetite control and helping keep the hunger pangs at bay.
Made by fermenting whole soybeans, Tempeh is a nutrient dense, easy to cook and versatile vegetarian protein! Whether you are planning on having it as a ‘must-have’ during meals or trying to make it a go-to snack to satiate your cravings, Tempeh has multiple health benefits to offer.
Consuming protein (which is in abundance in Tempeh) affects the hunger hormone, ghrelin and brings down your urge to eat more. The soy-based superfood is also credited for being effective for people with Type 2 diabetes.
Being fermented, Tempeh is great for gut health as well and can work wonders for your gut microbiome.
At HelloTempayy, our favourite thing to do is experiment with Tempeh recipes and find new ways to introduce this protein-rich food to you!
Unleashing a Tempeh-ting range of recipes
With the flavour-absorbing qualities Tempeh has, there is no doubt that you will find hundreds of Tempeh recipes online. Since Tempeh has always been a team player, it can mold itself into any form of snack you want it to be.
Tempeh chips? Experience protein with crunch!
Tempeh noodles? Grab your forks and get ready to swirl!
Tempeh pasta? More like pass the Tempeh!
If you can name it, you can make it. Be it grilled Tempeh, BBQ Tempeh, or just a bowl of Hello Tempayy cubes seasoned with spices, the choice to eat healthily is yours. And still, if you are running short on creative juices, let us help you get started and share a recipe or two from our special recipe book!
Simple and easy to make, Tempayy cutlets can fulfill your dream of having a healthy yet tasty burger or a nutrition-rich Vada Pav. Here’s how you can make it:
- Unbox Hello Tempayy natural cubes and grate them.
- In the meantime, heat some oil in a pan and stir jeera as they turn golden brown.
- Later, add peas and carrots to the pan and cook till they turn soft.
- Add and mix the spices (chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, chat masala, and salt).
- Now add the grated Tempayy and stir.
- Boil potato, mash it and then add it to the pan along with chopped coriander.
- Mix well, prepare the dough and keep aside to cool.
- Now prepare the cutlets in any shape you want.
- Make a corn flour slurry by mixing water and corn flour.
- Dip cutlets in the slurry and coat a layer of bread crumbs over it.
- Deep fry or air fry the cutlets.
- Your cutlet for Tempeh Burger is ready!
Need something to eat quick or craving some bhurji? Why not add Tempayy to the dish and serve yourself with a delicious and healthy snack. Here’s how you can make it:
- Unbox Hello Tempayy natural cubes and crumble them by hand.
- Set aside finely chopped onions, green chillies, ginger, and coriander leaves
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add ginger and sauté for 30 seconds.
- Add chopped onions and sauté for 05 mins or until they turn translucent.
- Add chopped green chillies, turmeric powder, and crumbled Tempayy. Sauté for 05 mins.
- Add salt, black pepper powder, and fresh coriander leaves. Sauté for 02 more minutes. Add salt to taste.
- Pour milk and sauté for 02 more minutes.
- Your bhurji is ready to serve.
These are just some of our quick-to-make recipes that can make you replace those unhealthy snacks. With your desire for healthy and tasty food and Hello Tempayy’s tasty recipes, we can change the world into a healthier place, one snack session at a time!