14 High Protein Lunch & Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

When you’re eating lean and clean, and keeping an eye on calories, it can seem difficult at first to incorporate protein into your diet. However, protein is necessary for maintaining healthy muscles, continuing your strength training, and keeping your blood sugar and your energy stable throughout the day. We’re providing you with some of our healthiest, quickest, and most delicious high protein recipes. These are guaranteed to keep you satisfied by giving you all of the protein you require without sacrificing nutrition by adding fat and calories!

1. Quinoa Shrimp Paella

Quinoa & Shrimp Paella

What do you get when you substitute the rice in a delicious Spanish paella with quinoa? A heaping dose of lean protein. Quinoa is both a complex carbohydrate and an excellent source of protein, and paired with shrimp, this dish delivers a whopping amount of protein per serving!

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2. One-Pot Black Pepper Chicken 

Because it requires only one pot, clean-up is easy, and prep is as simple as marinating and stir-frying. Lean chicken is a healthy protein, and garlic and ginger are known for their numerous health benefits. This healthy meal makes a fabulous weeknight dinner that will have your kitchen smelling like a gourmet dream!


3. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup Recipe

This soup is a meal all on its own. The inclusion of both black beans and kidney beans, along with lean chicken breast, make a hearty and protein-filled soup, perfect for chilly days when you need a warm dish that goes a long way to stave off hunger!

4. Quinoa Lentil Burgers.

Quinoa Lentil Burger

How do you pack a vegetarian burger with a major dose of protein? Combine lentils and quinoa for a protein-rich mix that produces a terrific texture and will impress even your most carnivorous of friends!

5. Shrimp Tacos with Sweet and Tangy Slaw

Shrimp Tacos with Sweet & Tangy Slaw

Everyone loves taco night, and these shrimp tacos are fun, satisfying, and a little unique.  Big flavor and major health benefits are rolled into these tasty tacos!

6. Slow Cooker Indian Stew

Slow Cooker Indian Stew

Indian cuisine is known for dishes that are both vegetarian and high in protein. The secret is the use of legumes, which are rich in lean protein. Combine three different legumes and a variety of veggies and spices in your slow cooker, and let simmer for an easy dish that exudes flavor.

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One Comment on "14 High Protein Lunch & Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss"

  1. plasterers bristol  March 27, 2014

    Some awesome little recipes here, thanks for sharing…..

    Simon

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