We’re a tad obsessed with protein, aren’t we? And while it can be tempting to dive into the world of diet food filled with various forms of protein powder (I just saw protein powder fudge – no thanks!) in everything, it’s also really easy to eat delicious meals that naturally have a good amount of protein in them. Protein needs will vary person to person, but these high protein meals all have at least 20 grams of protein per serving. What are you trying first?
Shredded Chicken Nachos
You’re going to love these cheesy shredded chicken nachos! They are loaded with layers of crunchy chips, shredded salsa chicken, beans, and two layers of cheese. After a quick broil, it’s time to top with the perfect nacho toppings your heart desires. Each hefty serving has more than 50 grams of protein!
You are going to love this shrimp linguine recipe! It’s perfect for a special dinner at home, but fast enough to make for a delicious weeknight dinner as well. This shrimp and linguine starts with a base of chewy linguine, is topped with buttery garlic shrimp, and finished with crunchy garlic breadcrumbs for big time flavor and texture in each bite. Each serving has more than 28 grams of protein.
Grilled Chicken Thighs
Our favorite chicken thighs start with my grilled chicken thigh marinade that’s made with just a handful of basic ingredients and gives the chicken great flavor and color. Each thigh has more than 30 grams of protein.
Baked furikake salmon starts with flaky salmon, a soy mayo mixture which keeps the fish super tender, and then the crunchy panko furikake topping. YUM. Each serving has about 40 grams of protein.
Turkey Burger Sliders
These turkey burgers are mixed with a few pantry staples that result in a delicious, nutritious, and super easy summer dinner that’s always a big hit. Grab your favorite slider buns and burger toppings and fire up the grill.
Salmon Caesar Salad
This Caesar salad with salmon is a nutritious and delicious meal, and it’s incredibly easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner meal that’s both light and satisfying. Each serving has more than 30 grams protein.
Ground Turkey Tostadas
Crunchy tostada shells are topped with a layer of refried beans, turkey taco meat, queso fresco, and pickled red onions for a meal that’s made with just 5 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes. Two tostadas have more than 35 grams of protein.
Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
This easy dinner is perfect for a busy weeknight, as it can be prepared in under 25 minutes and is packed with fresh, nutritious, and delicious ingredients. Three tacos have almost 25 grams of protein.
Chicken Fajita Quesadilla
Made up of simple ingredients, this quesadilla fajita is incredibly flavorful, includes all the components you need in a meal (protein, produce, carbs, and flavor), and comes together in less than 30 minutes. Each quesadilla has almost 50 grams of protein!
Lemon Pepper Shrimp
This lemon pepper shrimp recipe is sure to become a weeknight dinner fave and there’s a lot to love. It’s full of butter-y, lemon-y, pepper-y flavor (YUM!); it’s ready in about 10 minutes; and it’s made with simple ingredients. Serve over rice with a simple veggie. Each serving has about 45 grams of protein.
Black Bean Quesarito
Yes this black bean quesarito is a Taco Bell copycat! Because who doesn’t want to make a bean burrito out of a cheese quesadilla?! It just makes sense and turns out it’s totally delicious, incredibly easy, and a really (really!) filling meal. This vegetarian meal has more than 50 grams of protein! (You might want to start with half!) 🙂
Bacon and Egg Cups
The entire family will love these bacon and egg cups! They are a delicious and easy breakfast idea and are easy to customize it to suit your personal tastes. Plus, they are packed with protein, each egg cup has 8 grams of protein.
Harissa chicken thighs is a spicy, flavorful chicken dish with a complex flavor, made using harissa chile paste. It is versatile, and you can easily control the heat level so everyone can enjoy it! Each serving has almost 20 grams of protein.