Choosing protein packed dinner ideas can be challenging. You want to stay healthy, but you also want to eat high-protein meals so you don’t feel deprived or hungry all the time.
Remember that a protein-packed dinner can be an assortment of meals, not just chicken and veggies alone. Here are 13 delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare protein packed dinner ideas.
Protein Packed Dinner Ideas: Tuscan White Bean Stew
On cold winter nights, nothing is better than curling up with a bowl of hot and hearty stew. Curl up on your couch, enjoy this stew and watch a movie.
Keep it on the healthier side with this protein-filled recipe. Here’s the full recipe.
Quick Chicken Tikka Masala
Love Indian food? You can make one at home and you can make it high in protein too. This is the perfect recipe for dinner this evening.
These macro friendly chicken recipes can serve four high protein dinner plates and make for great leftovers. Cooking Classy has the full recipe.
Taco Bowl With Crispy Chipotle Chickpeas
Looking for delicious protein bowl recipes but don’t know where to find one? Well, you’d be surprised at how tasty (and healthy!) this recipe is.
Once you’ve tried it, you’ll prepare this more often. Killing Thyme has the recipe here.
Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Chickpeas
Okay, so it’s not a full meal, but hear us out first. This delicious treat makes a healthy snack or high-protein dessert.
Not just that. They’re super easy to make too! Find out how here.
One-Pan Caprese Pesto Quinoa Skillet
Do you like cheese? Who doesn’t? Cheese makes most meals irresistible and more delicious.
This recipe is so delicious that you won’t even realize how many healthy things you’ve eaten. Find out how to make it here.
Protein Power Lentils and Amaranth Patties
Amaranth is a gluten-free ancient grain. Aside from that, it’s an awesome source of protein. That’s why it’s the star of our recipe.
This recipe makes 15 patties, and it’s a great option for a grab-and-go lunch. Find the recipe at Gourmandelle.
One Skillet Pork Medallion Tenderloins
Looking for high protein foods for picky eaters? Well, this one only needs five ingredients and will be done in twenty-five minutes.
Does it get any better than that? Check out Kim’s Cravings for the full recipe.
Creamy Vodka Steak Pasta
This recipe only needs four ingredients. But don’t worry, the taste won’t be compromised.
Just swap the noodles with zoodles, and you have a low-carb, high-protein meal that also satisfies your taste buds. Here’s the full recipe.
Cottage Cheese Bowl
Cottage cheese is extremely high in protein and can be mixed with anything, and it tastes good. It really doesn’t get any simpler than this!
Just add almonds, tomatoes, and avocado with Sriracha for a savory meal, or add fruit and honey for a sweet dessert. The Skinny Fork has more great ideas.
Zoodles With Chicken and Spicy Almond Butter Sauce
Looking for the perfect sauce for your high protein chicken recipes? Well, this spicy almond butter sauce is absolutely to die for.
It only takes 25 minutes to make and serves four people. The Lean Green Bean has the full recipe.
Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce
Do you love the tartness of the tzatziki sauce? Well, imagine pairing it with wonderfully Greek-marinated chicken?
It’s a low-cal, low-carb, and low-sodium delicious meal. Find the full recipe here.
Veggie Loaded Egg Bake
You don’t have to think of high protein dinner recipes every day.
A bake or a casserole is the perfect dish that will provide leftovers for the entire week.
This egg bake is packed with flavor and lots of protein. It’s a meal that works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Find the entire recipe here.
One-Skillet Apple & Onion Pork Chops
Don’t worry; we didn’t forget about pork! That’s right, you can have pork.
Pork is another great source of protein and apples provide fiber. Both of these things will keep you feeling full for a long time. This cold-weather recipe can be found here.
In a Nutshell
Who would have thought that protein packed dinner ideas can be so easy! And aside from that, you can choose from many options as well.
We’re pretty sure you’d be excited to taste each of these recipes. So, print them and schedule which one goes first. Enjoy!