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7 High-Protein Meals for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Incorporating more protein into your diet can help you feel fuller and can give you energy to get through the day. Check out these protein-filled meal ideas.

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Every diet—even most of the fad ones—relies primarily on increasing protein intake. That’s because having enough protein in your diet is important: Your body uses protein to repair tissue, keep your bones strong, and help increase fat burning. It’s vital for satiety and can even lower blood pressure. But protein is more expensive than carbohydrates and knowing how to incorporate it into meals can sometimes be a challenge.

Here are a few ideas for delicious high-protein meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that don’t require fancy ingredients or much time to prepare.

Breakfast

1. Vanilla protein muesli bowl

2. Coconut cranberry protein bars

3. Almond butter blueberry waffles

4. The perfect tofu scramble

5. Breakfast casserole

6. Protein pancakes

7. High-protein muffins

Lunch

1. High-protein sweet potato chili

2. Tropical chicken salad

3. Easy avocado egg salad

4. Grilled chicken and quinoa bowls with avocado salsa

5. Chicken and black bean burrito bowl

6. Egg and cottage cheese salad

7. Chickpea, avocado, and feta salad

Dinner

1. Chicken parmesan zucchini boats

2. Sheet pan sweet potato hash with eggs

3. Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers

4. Cilantro and lime salmon

5. Sun dried tomato cheesy meatballs

6. Healthy turkey chili

7. Vegetarian zucchini lasagna spirals  

So, there you have it. No more excuses to get fast food. You can plan three square meals (full of protein) for the next week—or maybe even two.  

And while you’re here, check out our other articles on nutrition and diet.    

 

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