Protein-Packed Meals and Snacks

Whether you’re nursing an injury or simply looking for some high protein options to add into your weekly meal rotation, check out these ideas.

Breakfast

Ground Beef and Butternut Squash Breakfast Skillet from the Healthy Foodie. This high protein breakfast skillet is also high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, and Fiber. You could easily omit the butternut squash if you want to reduce the number of carbohydrates as well.

This BLT Frittata from Paleo Grubs is as easy to make as it is delicious. Not sure what frittata is? It’s similar to a quiche but without the crust. This is something you could easy make ahead of time and reheat throughout the week.

Lunch

This Quinoa and Shrimp Paella from SkinnyMs. is a well-rounded meal which will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. Using quinoa instead of rice amps up the protein as well as substitutes a refined carbohydrate for a complex carbohydrate (your blood sugar will thank you).

If you’re in a hurry and need a quick high protein lunch on the go, check out these Turkey Avocado Wraps from All Things G&D. Only three ingredients and you’re good to go.

Dinner

Serve up this Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken from Chef In Training with your favorite side. For best results, marinade overnight and throw on the grill the next day. You could also bake these in the oven using the B.B.R.R.R. method.

This Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon from Natasha’s Kitchen is full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Pair with some asparagus or green beans for a quick and easy meal.

Snacks

High in protein and fiber, these roasted chickpeas are the perfect snack. After roasting, they are a bit crunchy, which is great for those who crave crunchy snacks like potato chips. It’s easy to make them according to your taste (cinnamon, garlic Parmesan, spicy).

For a no preparation required high protein snack, pick up some mozzarella sticks, cottage cheese, or peanut butter. 

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