50+ High Protein Recipes

Here’s 50+ high protein recipes to try out! Protein is an essential nutrient that is needed for many bodily functions, including building and repairing muscle tissue. Getting enough protein is especially important for people who are active or who are trying to lose weight.

Tips for getting enough protein in your diet:

  • Include protein at every meal.
  • Choose lean protein sources, such as chicken, fish, beans, and lentils.
  • Add protein to your snacks, such as nuts, seeds, or Greek yogurt.
  • If you are vegan or vegetarian, make sure to include a variety of protein sources in your diet.

High Protein Breakfast Recipes

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites on plate
These Instant Pot Egg Bites are just like the ones you’d find at Starbucks. By making them at home in your electric pressure cooker, you’ll save lots of money and you can totally customize them with your favorite flavors.
Instant Pot Egg Bites
Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls are packed with calcium, protein & vitamins. They’re the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.
Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls
These Protein Overnight Oats are the perfect easy-to-make, prepare-ahead breakfast with over 52 grams of protein! Make meal prep and hitting your protein goals a breeze with this tasty, healthy breakfast!
Recipe: A Full Living
Protein Overnight Oats
Start your day off right with this Fluffy Protein French Toast! Easy to make and 29g of protein per serving, you’re going to love this amazing recipe!
Recipe: Healthy With a Chance of Sprinkles
Fluffy Protein French Toast
Make these high protein bagels at home! These bagels have 10 grams of protein and made with Greek yogurt! Quick and easy to meal prep for breakfast.
Recipe: Little Spice Jar
High Protein Bagels
Packed with 35 grams of protein, these mixed berry smoothies are thick, creamy, and super delicious. The perfect high protein breakfast or snack that is vegetarian friendly.
Recipe: The Dizzy Cook
Berry Protein Smoothie
Syrniki are traditional Russian pancakes made of cottage cheese and served with sour cream or fresh berries like raspberries, strawberries or blueberries . They are pillowy-soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Recipe: Chef Jar
Cottage Cheese Pancakes

High Protein Snacks

Finished air fryer salmon bites on plate with sesame seeds and green onions, and a spoonful of chipotle crema.
These Air Fryer Salmon Bites strike the perfect balance between crispy, juicy, and downright delicious! Seasoned with a smoky-spicy dry rub and cooked quickly in the air fryer, they’re always a popular snack to serve at parties or a protein to top on grain bowls, salads, and tacos.
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Overhead shot of greek yogurt onion dip in bowl surrounded by potato chips.
This homemade Greek Yogurt Onion Dip is creamy, delicious, and packed with protein! It’s made with simple ingredients like sweet Vidalia onions, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and a squeeze of lemon for an irresistible dipping experience. 
Greek Yogurt Onion Dip
Overhead close up of bowl of harissa hummus.
This Harissa Hummus will have you hooked with its spicy, smoky, and wonderfully aromatic flavor.
Harissa Hummus
Overhead shot of tahini yogurt sauce in bowl next to pita and cucumbers on pink counter.
This creamy Tahini Yogurt Sauce will quickly become your new favorite quick & easy go to. Drizzle it over grilled salmon, serve it with lamb kebabs or shawarma, or use it as a yogurt dip for veggies.
Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Buffalo tofu bites on grey speckled plate next to side of blue cheese and celery.
These Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites make a perfect appetizer for game day or tailgating. These vegetarian buffalo wings can also be made vegan with some simple substitutions. 
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Hands holding bowl of hummus topped with whipped feta & chili oil.
Never choose between hummus or whipped feta again! This Hummus with Whipped Feta and Chili Oil is a party-ready dip that features layers of whipped feta cheese and homemade classic hummus. The spicy chili oil on top cuts through the richness and explodes with flavor!
Hummus with Feta
Overhead shot of greek yogurt ranch dip in bread bowl next to small orange peppers and watermelon radish.
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip made with only 3-ingredients is perfect for snacking or parties. Make it in just 15-minutes and serve with your favorite veggies for dipping!
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These Vegan Tofu Spring Rolls are made with fresh veggies, salt & pepper tofu, vermicelli noodles, herbs, & a peanut dipping sauce! Serve these colorful fresh rolls at your next party!
Recipe: Short Girl Tall Order
Vegan Tofu Spring Rolls
This Smoked Salmon Breakfast Sandwich is restaurant-worthy and so easy to make. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch!
Recipe: The Healthful Ideas
Smoked Salmon Egg Sandwich
This cottage cheese toast recipe is healthy and filling, featuring sliced avocado, tomatoes, and honey.
Recipe: What Molly Made
Savory Cottage Cheese Toast

High Protein Soups

Bowl of creamy quinoa soup with spoon.
This Creamy Italian Quinoa Soup is not only amazingly delicious, but it’s also packed with protein, fiber and essential vitamins and antioxidants. 
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Overhead shot of bowl of lentil soup topped with chopped chipotles and served with spoon.
This Spicy Lentil Soup is a warm and comforting hearty soup that’s perfect for chilly Fall days! The chipotle peppers give it a bit of heat and a great smoky flavor.
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Simply the best healthy turkey chili recipe. Perfectly spiced and packed with protein & fiber. Make it on the stovetop or in your slow cooker!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
Healthy Turkey Chili
This Thai inspired chicken curry soup recipe is loaded with bold, vibrant flavors! The ingredients are simple to find at the grocery store, and it’s ready in under half an hour for a delicious meal.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Thai Chicken Curry Soup
It’s easy to throw together this lemon chicken white bean soup recipe, and it’ll be your new favorite chicken soup! It’s loaded with veggies, and the bright lemon broth is irresistible.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Lemon Chicken White Bean Soup
Cuddle up on the couch with the coziest bowl of homemade meatball soup and a side of crusty sourdough!
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Meatball Soup
Warm up with a bowl of comforting Creamy Lasagna Soup. This recipe is packed with nutrition, like three carrots, two zucchinis, onion & more!
Recipe: Life Around the Table
Lasagna Soup

High Protein Salads

Tuna chickpea salad in bowl with lemon wedges and serving spoon.
This Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Salad is the perfect dish for when you’re trying to eat lighter but still want a delicious meal. 
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One bite of the viral Jennifer Aniston Quinoa Salad and you’ll be hooked! It was the actress’ top choice for lunch during her time on Friends for good reason – it’s easy to make, loaded with healthy grains and veggies, and perfect for meal prep.
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Make this copycat Costco Quinoa Salad at home for a healthy, hearty, and delicious grain-based salad studded with fresh veggies and fresh lemon dressing.
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10-Minute Avocado Tuna Salad. Creamy avocado, crunchy cucumbers and tuna combine in this delicious mayo free tuna salad. It's a healthier way to enjoy tuna salad for lunch or dinner.
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This chickpea chicken salad is a fresh, crunchy and vibrant salad with bursts of flavour in every mouthful.
Recipe: Our Nourishing Table
Chickpea Chicken Salad with Lemon Dressing
Incredible sesame chicken salad with crunchy veggies, juicy chicken & a sesame ginger dressing. The perfect healthy lunch or dinner!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
Sesame Chicken Salad

High Protein Meals

Plate of peruvian chicken on plate with green sauce.
Peruvian Chicken with Creamy Green Sauce is packed with flavor and the perfect way to add some international flair to your next barbecue.
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Salmon on baking sheet with green beans, potatoes and lemon slices.
This 5 Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon is the perfect dinner for busy weeknights! This complete seafood dinner cooks in just 30 minutes and the cleanup is easy too! 
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Sous vide chicken tenders on plate with lemon wedges.
Learn how to make the juiciest, most flavorful chicken with this Sous Vide Chicken Tenders recipe. The tenders are easy to cook and versatile, too. Customize the seasonings and sauces any way you like!
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Quinoa topped with burrito bowl ingredients in white bowl with spoon.
Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Guacamole make a quick and healthy vegetarian meal that comes together in under 30 minutes.
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Learn how to make the PERFECT Sous Vide Filet Mignon. With a timing chart for the perfect rare, medium, or well done steak.
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Close up of chicken breast with grill marks.
This easy Traeger Chicken Breasts recipe features Greek marinated chicken breasts cooked low and slow on a pellet grill. It’s the perfect summer meal with layers of herbaceous, tart, and smoky flavors in every bite!
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Close up of curry chicken skewers on grey plate with parchment paper.
Curried Chicken Skewers with Lime are quick and easy to prepare on the grill. Deliciously fragrant and tangy, they're perfect served alongside some rice and a simple salad. 
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Everything bagel salmon on plate with fennel salad.
This Everything Bagel Salmon coats salmon filets in a seasoning combined of all the ingredients you would find on an "everything" bagel.
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Harissa chicken in skillet topped with dollops of yogurt sauce.
One Pot Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas is a fuss free dish that's easy to make at home. Spicy, fragrant harissa coats the chicken and chickpeas as they roast and a creamy yogurt harissa sauce finishes it off at the end.
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Taco Quinoa & Turkey Lettuce Wraps make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that’s amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare. They’re perfect for meal prep too.
These Taco Quinoa & Turkey Lettuce Wraps make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that’s amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare. They’re perfect for meal prep too.
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Piece of salmon on top of rice drizzled with wasaba and sriracha mayo.
These Spicy Salmon Sushi Bowls feature broiled salmon (no fear of raw fish!), wasabi sauce, and all of the fresh toppings you want. Served over rice, these deconstructed sushi bowls are perfect for both lunch and dinner and can be made in under 30-minutes!
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Baked salmon on plate with lemon slice, green beans and potatoes.
Learn How to Bake Salmon that’s flaky and buttery every time! Salmon filets are lightly seasoned before going into the oven for less than 15 minutes. It’s the best foolproof and healthy weeknight dinner!
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Nutrient-dense, protein-rich, quiche made from cottage cheese and oven-roasted red onions and spinach. Perfect for breakfast or dinner!
Recipe: Life Around the Table
High Protein Quiche
Classic chicken cutlets get an upgrade with everything bagel seeds and spices like sesame seeds, poppy seeds and more.
Recipe: Cooking with Cocktail Rings
Everything Bagel Breaded Chicken
This Teriyaki Salmon Bowl is packed with flavors and textures. Made with homemade spicy mayo and delicious sweet and sour mango salad.
Recipe: The Healthful Ideas
Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl
In just 30 minutes this easy and elegant tomato spinach white wine chicken recipe is on the table! It’s a light, summery meal that’s simple to make.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Tomato Spinach White Wine Chicken

High Protein Desserts

Overhead shot of two salted caramel popsicles on small plate next to bowl of salt and salted caramel in jar.
These Yogurt Salted Caramel Popsicles are the best treat for warm summer days. Creamy yogurt is swirled with decadent salted caramel sauce.
Caramel Popsicles
This chocolate protein mug cake tastes like you are indulging in your favorite rich dessert – but, surprise! It’s good for you!
Recipe: Erin Lives Whole
Chocolate Protein Mug Cake
This gluten free protein banana bread is a healthy snack that is so easy to make. With protein from Greek yogurt, eggs and protein powder.
Recipe: Eat With Clarity
Healthy Protein Banana Bread
Close up of Quinoa Breakfast Cookies with Dark Chocolate chunks
These Quinoa Breakfast Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt are perfect for breakfasts on the go. Not only are they delicious, but they’re packed with protein, whole grains and fiber.
Quinoa Cookies
Whipped Cottage Cheese Lemon Mousse is made with three simple ingredients and makes a high-protein snack as well as a delicious dessert!
Recipe: Life Around the Table
High Protein Lemon Mousse
This Protein Fudge is the ultimate healthy and vegan chocolate treat. It’s made with simple and clean ingredients, and will keep you full for hours. This chocolate fudge is: vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.
Recipe: The All Natural Vegan
Protein Fudge

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50+ High Protein Recipes

Here's 50+ high protein recipes to try out! Protein is an essential nutrient that is needed for building muscle and losing weight. Try this Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Salad. It's the perfect dish for when you’re trying to eat lighter but still want a delicious meal. 
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people




  • Drain the tuna and flake it into a salad bowl.
  • Add the chickpeas, cucumber, red pepper, onion, Kalamata olives and parsley. Toss gently.
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients and add them to the salad bowl. Toss everything together to coat.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy!


Will keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. 
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Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 875mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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