High-Protein RecipesHigh-Protein Recipe for Breakfast: Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich
This savory breakfast option offers up 26 grams of protein and can be enjoyed any time of day! If you like this recipe, I have 27 more delicious ways to start your day when you begin your free trial of DeniseAustin.com!
1 egg white (cage-free)
1 slice turkey bacon
1 slice reduced-fat cheese
1 slice tomato
1/2 whole-grain English muffin
1/2 cup grapes (or 1/2 cup any preferred fruit)
7. Serve the grapes on the side.
High-Protein Recipe for Lunch: Chickpea Curry Wrap
This is one of 47 lunch recipes on my site, and one of many vegetarian options for those who want to eat less meat or avoid meat altogether. I love this wrap - it tastes delicious, and is naturally filling from the chickpeas and veggies - plus it offers up 26 grams of protein and 440 calories.
1 cup cooked chickpeas (if using canned, choose no-salt-added or low-sodium chickpeas and rinse and drain well before use), roughly chopped
2 Tbsp. raisins
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro (optional)
1/2 lime, juiced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 teaspoon honey (or coconut nectar)
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 cups baby spinach leaves
2 whole-grain wraps
2 part-skim cheese sticks
Other high-protein recipes for lunch to try include Grilled Dijon Chicken with Lemony Tuscan Kale Salad, Southwestern Bean Bowl and Zesty Tuna-Chickpea Salad with Rice Cakes.
High-Protein Recipe for Dinner: Salmon Cakes with Roasted Cauliflower
You get a whopping 40 grams of protein in this meal - one of my favorites! Canned salmon is a wonderful alternative to fresh - it is usually wild caught, the canning process softens the bones so they are edible, making it an excellent source of calcium, and it's a cost-effective alternative to fresh salmon!
6 oz. canned salmon (bones and skin removed)
2 Tbsp. bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. minced onion (or chopped scallion)
1 egg white
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
Black pepper (to taste)
2 tsp. olive oil
1. In a medium bowl, combine the salmon, bread crumbs, onion, egg white, parsley, lemon juice, mustard, and black pepper. Shape into 2 cakes.
2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the salmon cakes 5 minutes per side, or until golden on the outside and heated in the center.
Other high-protein recipes for dinner to try include Heavenly Turkey-Kale Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash, Sesame-Ginger Beef and Veggie Kebabs and Honey Mustard-Glazed Pork Chops with Skinny Mashed Potatoes and Sugar Snap Peas. Your free trial gives you access to all these recipes and more!
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