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29 Best High Protein Recipes

By: Carlie Dobkin, Editor, FaveHealthyRecipes

The secret to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is following a diet rich in protein. Protein has many benefits for your body, such as building and repairing muscles, strengthening hair and nails, and aiding in weight loss. The moment it leaves your fork, protein starts waning your waistline. High-protein foods require more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time. Therefore, consuming high-protein foods is one of the best things you can do if you are watching your weight. You will be less likely to snack during the day and your metabolism will be faster so you can burn off the occasional cookie, no problem. It really is not difficult to eat a protein-rich diet. Protein comes from a variety of different sources including meat, milk, beans, and nuts. There are so many tasty options when it comes to high protein meals. Foods like cake and pasta become healthy when made with protein-packed ingredients. From breakfasts to entrees to desserts, we have gathered our 29 Best High Protein Recipes for you to enjoy.


29 Best High Protein Recipes

Table of Contents

High Protein Breakfasts

High Protein Entrees

High Protein Desserts

High Protein Breakfasts

Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

It is very important to start your day off with a high protein breakfast. After fasting all night, your body is running empty and needs protein for fuel. Studies have shown that eating protein first thing in the AM can curb hunger and help regulate your appetite throughout the day.

High Protein Entrees

These high protein recipes are loaded with hearty and nutritious ingredients that will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Many of these recipes use quinoa, which is one of the most protein-dense foods. One heaping cup of quinoa contains 24 grams of protein. In this list, you will also see protein-rich ingredients like beans, lean meats, avocado, and tofu.

Looking for more healthy quinoa recipes? Try these 14 Refreshing Quinoa Salad Recipes.

High Protein Desserts

If you're craving something sweet but worried that a little treat might hurt your diet, try making one of these delicious high protein recipes. These divine desserts are made with high protein ingredients so you can indulge without the guilt.


Did you enjoy this collection of high protein recipes? If so, download our free eCookbook, 8 Egg Recipes for Healthy Eating and find even more ways to incorporate protein into your diet.











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