Protein gives you energy, makes you feel fuller, and helps build bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. It is a macronutrient, which means that you need a relatively large amount of it per day: about 3 servings (7oz) for men, and two servings (5oz) for women. Protein is essential to a healthy diet, and that’s why we’ve picked out our favorite protein packed recipes to share with you.
Grilling season is almost over, but you still have time to grill up a couple of these bad boys! The special secret to these burgers is the spinach mixed in with the meat to keep it moist and tender while it cooks. It also happens to add extra protein!
Here’s another ground turkey recipe that’ll have your mouth watering. Get your nacho fix without the fat and carbs!
Ground turkey is a great lean substitute for ground beef, and it packs just as much protein and certainly doesn’t lack in flavor.
You had us at “burrito.” Chicken and black beans give this recipe a sweet protein kick, while the cilantro lime rice takes it to star flavor status.
It’s like chicken wings and Chinese takeout combined—only minus the carbs, fat, and calories!
- Lemon Chicken Skillet
Everyone should have a go-to basic chicken recipe on hand. This one is refreshing, filling, and easy to make.
Behold: the answer to your prayers. This skinny fried chicken recipe is satisfying and finger-lickin’ good, minus the calories and fat of your traditional fried chicken. Treat yourself to seconds!
Don’t skip pizza night! This egg white pizza recipe is low-carb and high-protein. Customize it with your favorite toppings.
Mmm, a healthy lasagna alternative packed with veggies? Yes, please. This recipe tastes just as good, if not even better, than the real deal.
Ready to give Meatless Monday a shot? These vegan taco bowls might just turn you veg. And rumor has it they’re Beyoncé’s favorite recipe.
We love beans. They’re so high in protein, and so versatile. This soup is delicious by itself or as a side or starter as part of a meal.
Again with the beans. What can we say? They take any meal from decently healthy and mildly flavorful to deliciously protein-packed.
Breakfast for dinner! You know you love it, and you most certainly deserve it! These scrumptious pumpkin pancakes are super fluffy, high in protein, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, and vegan.
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