When you think of high protein meals, you probably imagine something with chicken and eggs, right? There’s a whole world of healthy dishes out there that are high in protein that AREN’T just skinless, flavorless chicken with plain rice.
Let us introduce you to the world of delicious high protein foods baked, broiled, sautéed, and grilled into irresistible high protein meals. Get ready to fill up and feel satisfied!
Table of Contents
High Protein Turkey Skillet Burrito
Balsamic Tofu with Rice
High Protein Turkey Lasagna
One Pan Spinach Chicken & Rice
Jalapeño Chicken Poppers
Walnut Pesto Caprese Chicken
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
Easy High Protein Curry Chicken
Sirloin Steak Fajita Roll-Ups
Slow Cook Balsamic Pot Roast
Spinach Tomato High Protein Pasta
Panko Crusted Cod
Vegan High Protein Chili
Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice
Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Calories: 392 Fat: 10g Total Carbs: 39g
Net Carbs: 27g Fiber: 13g Protein: 39g
Turkey is a great source of lean protein that works as a main dish in many recipes; one of those dishes being this high protein, gluten-free burrito bowl. Take out tortillas completely and you cut out a lot of the carbs and calories that come from a traditional burrito!
Calories: 270 Fat: 18g Total Carbs: 15g
Net Carbs: 12g Fiber: 3g Protein: 11g
You don’t need meat to enjoy high protein meals! For vegan and vegetarian subscribers, tofu is full of protein and is low in carbs and fat (the firmer the tofu the better — less water in the tofu means more room for protein!) Adding the right sauces and spices can dress it up into something tasty, just like this balsamic tofu recipe!
Calories: 273 Fat: 8.7g Total Carbs: 18.7g
Net Carbs: 16.9g Fiber: 1.8g Protein: 27g
For those carby craving pasta days, try this dish! For an even healthier lasagna, sub out regular lasagna noodles for whole wheat noodles or for a keto-friendly version, use thinly sliced zucchini instead (though this might change the protein content just a tad)!
Calories: 319 Fat: 11g Total Carbs: 20g
Net Carbs: 14g Fiber: 6g Protein: 35g
For quick high protein meals that serve the whole family, dishes like this one pan chicken dish is a fast dinner option. If you’re cooking for one, it makes meal prepping for the week easy as you can make a large batch to reheat and eat later.
Calories: 296 Fat: 6.9g Total Carbs: 9.8g
Net Carbs: 2g Fiber: 0.8g Protein: 46.1g
Make as an appetizer or side dish for a high protein meal with these spicy jalapeño chicken poppers. Instead of stuffing jalapeños, you stuff chicken breasts instead to make a dish absolutely bursting with protein. Plus, they make a great low carb dish if you’re trying to follow a keto plan as well!
Calories: 513 Fat: 36.1g Total Carbs: 4.6g
Net Carbs: 3.2g Fiber: 1.4g Protein: 42.3g
Chicken IS the main go-to for a lot of high protein meals, but this recipe takes it to the next level. This is a combo caprese and chicken parm with a savory walnut pesto sauce you’ll crave again and again. (No seriously, have you tried walnut pesto sauce? It’s AMAZING.)
Calories: 355 Fat: 23g Total Carbs: 12g
Net Carbs: 9g Fiber: 3g Protein: 27g
A classic sandwich in a neat, healthy veggie cup. If you’re craving a juicy, savory Philly cheesesteak, this dish is going to leave you satisfied. The mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion add tons of nutrients and fiber as well, so you can enjoy your dinner knowing you’re fueling your body right.
Calories: 413 Fat: 21g Total Carbs: 18g
Net Carbs: ~14g Fiber: ~4g Protein: 37g
You can make this dish in an instant pot or in a saucepan for a savory curry dish with a TON of protein (seriously – look at that label. 37g of protein!!) Japanese curry is considered a comforting, warming dish perfect for a cold day, but don’t let that stop you from having a delicious high protein meal in any weather.
Calories: 50 Fat: 1g Total Carbs: 2g
Net Carbs: 2g Fiber: 0g Protein: 6g
The protein content for a single roll up may be insignificant, but if you eat a few more, it really adds up! Or, make the roll ups a side dish and up the protein with a single meal when you add brown rice, a quinoa mix, black beans, corn, or potatoes as accompanying selections.
Calories: 398 Fat: 21g Total Carbs: 14g
Net Carbs: 12g Fiber: 2g Protein: 36g
This easy slow cook dinner can be made in an instant pot, a slow cooker, or in the oven for a hearty and protein packed meal. Prep time is fast, and you can feel free to go about your day while it simmers.
Calories: 531 Fat: 24g Total Carbs: 58g
Net Carbs: 47g Fiber: 11g Protein: 27g
Perfect for carbo loading on rigorous gym days. The poached egg adds a good amount of protein and a delicious texture as well. While it’s on the high end for carbohydrates, this pasta is made from whole wheat, which makes it a healthy complex carb food.
Calories: 382 Fat: 21g Total Carbs: 16g
Net Carbs: 15g Fiber: 1g Protein: 31g
Crunchy garlic seasoned panko crumbs ready in just 10 minutes. Cod is high in protein, low in carbs and fat, and is full of important minerals and nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
Calories: 292 Fat: 7g Total Carbs: 38g
Net Carbs: ~22g Fiber: ~16g Protein: 21g
Whether you’re using Beyond Beef or substituting with lean ground beef, this chili recipe is full of fiber-packed vegetables, high protein ingredients, and tons of flavor. Make a big batch and sop it up with a whole grain bun, or top with cheese and fill up on a heaping bowlful.
Calories: 309 Fat: 16.9g Total Carbs: 9.6g
Net Carbs: 6.1g Fiber: 3.5g Protein: 30.1g
Cut down on carbs AND enjoy a high protein meal with cauliflower fried rice. You can easily add more broccoli, bell pepper, and more to this dish to up your daily vegetable serving as well.
Calories: 544 Fat: 16g Total Carbs: 0g
Net Carbs: 0g Fiber: 0g Protein: 94g
So, you might not be able to eat a whole pound of pork loin in one sitting, so the protein content for this high protein meal might vary depending on your portion size. BUT pork loin is in fact one of the best choices for a high protein meal regardless! And it has virtually no carbs, so it’s great if you’re trying to cut back!