These Meal Prep High Protein Recipes are delicious ways to get more protein in your diet – you'll love these healthy meals and snack ideas!
High Protein Meal Prep Ideas
Need to add more protein to your diet? It doesn’t have to be all boring old chicken breasts and protein bars! I put together some of my favourite recipes that are high in protein and great for meal prep so you can stay full for longer, build up some muscle and stay energized throughout the day. From breakfast to lunch, dinner and snacks, you’ll love all these recipes – all of which are great for meal prep.
Benefits of a high-protein diet
- You'll feel fuller for longer and have more energy throughout the day.
- You can increase your muscle mass and strength.
- You'll have less cravings, which will help you cut back on late night cravings.
- You'll boost your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories.
- It helps maintain weight loss.
Watch how to make some of these recipes
High Protein Breakfasts
Start the morning on the right foot with these high protein breakfasts! Whether you prefer something sweet like these Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies or something savoury like this Sweet Potato Hash, there's something for everyone in this list.
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High Protein Salads and Wraps
These high protein salads and wraps make excellent lunches. Most of the recipes are low carb and some are even inspired by restaurant faves so you can make a healthy meal that'll curb your cravings for junk food!
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High Protein Meal Prep Bowls
One way to stay on track of any diet is to meal prep. These high protein meal prep bowls make eating healthy so much easier! They all come together fast and will last in your fridge for several days.
High Protein Snacks
You can't forget about snacks! These high protein snacks are so filling and taste so much better than a chocolate bar or bag of chips. You can try making easy Protein Balls or even experiment with your own Homemade Beef Jerky!
Meal Prep Tools
- Grab some glass meal prep bowls to pack up your weekly lunches.
- Meal prep with your freezer! Butcher Box, conveniently delivers a variety of meats to your door frozen.
- Use these Ziploc bag holders if you're preparing freezer meals
- Freeze and refrigerate leftovers in round glass microwave-safe bowls with lids.
- Mason jars are great for salads where you're layering a bunch of different ingredients.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of protein you need depends on your body weight, gender and activity level. Generally, the standard is about 46 grams a day for women and 56 grams a day for men, but it all depends on your lifestyle and activity level. The more active you are and the more calories and fat you burn, the more protein you’ll need to keep your body nourished and help it heal!
There are tons of foods that are high in protein, with both animal and plant-based options. Three animal-based foods that are high in protein include boneless skinless chicken breasts, extra-lean ground beef and salmon. Plant-based options that are high in protein include lentils, tofu and tempeh.
Adding more protein into your diet will make you feel full for longer so you can avoid overeating, boost your metabolism and help you build lean muscle in combination with exercise. When you combine a high-protein diet with overall healthy habits and exercise, you’ll be able to live a healthier lifestyle and likely lose weight in the process.