Healthy high protein recipes for every meal of the day

48 Recipes to keep you energized and satiated all day long.
Published March 10, 2022

When it comes to eating for weight loss, health, and satiety, including high protein foods in your daily eating plan is a must. Not only does protein keep you feeling full and energized, it’s considered the building block of life! Among its many roles, protein plays a key role in cell regeneration, helps protect your body against viruses and unhealthy bacteria, and makes the hemoglobin that transports oxygen to your blood. Whether you’d like to increase the amount of protein you’re consuming in breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all three), you’ll find that the recipes in this roundup are a delicious and filling addition to any meal plan.

High Protein Breakfasts

Eggs are the ultimate easy-to-make high protein food, with an average-sized egg containing 6 to 8 grams of protein (depending on the size.) If scrambling, poaching, or frying eggs is out of your wheelhouse first thing in the morning, make a batch of soft- or hard-boiled eggs to stash in the fridge for a grab-and-go breakfast. Protein smoothies, which can be made the night before, are another efficient way to get a filling head start on the day. Quinoa and chia seeds are both rich in protein and dietary fibre, which make them ideal additions (or replacements) for oats and other grain-based breakfast recipes.

High Protein Lunch Recipes

Take the time to re-energize and refresh over the break with these high protein lunch recipes. The meals in this section make use of lean steak, sliced turkey, chicken breast, and eggs to keep the focus on taste as well as protein. Ideal for lunches at home or in the office, we recommend assembling the sandwiches and wraps just prior to eating. Cold bean salads, on the other hand, can be made up to 3 or 4 days before eating, which makes them ideal for enjoying throughout the entire week.


Ending the day with high protein foods will fill you up, which means you’re less likely to feel hunger pangs later in the evening. We’re big fans of healthy mains such as turkey meatloaf, grilled chicken, chili, and fish — all of which are high in protein and big in flavour. You’ll find that many of the recipes listed below make excellent leftovers, either for lunch or dinner the following day. To complete the meal, add a serving of your favourite non-starchy vegetable. Broccoli, spinach, artichokes, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts are considered higher protein vegetables, which makes them the perfect accompaniment.