30 Easy High-Protein Meals That’ll Keep You Full For Hours

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Greek Chicken and Farro Salad

greek chicken and farro salad
Danielle Daly

You can never really go wrong with a grain bowl, especially when you load it up with lemony chicken and tons of fresh produce—plus farro, which has about 6 grams of protein per 1/2 cup (cooked).

Get the Greek Chicken and Farro Salad recipe.

Per serving: 380 cal, 10 g fat (1.5 g sat), 26 g protein, 198 mg sodium, 44 g carb, 4 g sugar (0 g added sugar), 7 g fiber

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Meal Prep Egg Bites

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JOE LINGEMAN

Whether you’re looking to boost your protein intake in the a.m. or in the middle of the afternoon, these easy-to-customize, make-ahead egg muffins have you covered.

Get the Meal Prep Egg Bites recipe.

Per serving: About 61 calories, 4 g fat (1.5 g sat fat), 126 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 2 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar (0 g added sugar), 5 g protein

RELATED: 30 Protein-Packed Make-Ahead Breakfasts

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Steak Burrito Bowl Salad

steak burrito bowl salad
Alex Lau

Meal prepping? You can make all of these delicious components in advance—just stash in the fridge separately—and throw them all together when you’re ready to chow down.

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Per serving: About 570 cal, 28.5 g fat (8 g sat), 76 mg chol, 726 mg sodium, 48 g carb, 9 g fiber, 5 g sugar (0 g added sugar), 32 g pro

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Chicken Fajita Wrap

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Chelsea Kyle

Looking for a low-carb, high-protein option? Introducing, the dinner of your dreams…

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Per serving: 259 cal, 10 g fat (2 g sat), 30 g protein, 338 mg sodium, 11 g carb, 5.5 g sugars (0 g added sugars), 2 g fiber

RELATED: The Best High-Protein, Low-Carb Foods, According to Nutritionists

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Sausage and Fennel Chickpea Rigatoni

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Nico Schinco

Pump up the protein of your next pasta night by subbing in chickpea-based rigatoni and throwing crispy sausage into the mix. Each bowl offers up 46 (!) grams of the macro.

Get the Sausage and Fennel Chickpea Rigatoni recipe.

Per serving: About 638 cal, 30.5 g fat (6.5 g sat), 77 mg chol, 1,062 mg sodium, 56 g carb, 16 g fiber, 10.5 g sugar (0 g added sugar), 46 g pro

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Lemon-Thyme Chicken With Shaved Brussels Sprouts

lemon thyme chicken with shaved sprouts
Chelsea Kyle

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Pork, Pineapple and Onion Skewers

pineapple and chicken skewers
Nico Schinco

You’ll want to fire up the grill in the dead of winter to make this tropical-vibe dish.

Get the Pork, Pineapple and Onion Skewers recipe.

Per serving: About 308 cal, 11 g fat (2.5 g sat), 65 mg chol, 897 mg sodium, 24 g carb, 2 g fiber, 17 g sugar (6 g added sugar), 29 g protein

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Sheet Pan Salmon and Tomatoes

sheet pan salmon and tomatoes
JOE LINGEMAN

Throw a few ingredients onto a sheet pan, then let your oven do the heavy lifting for tonight’s dinner. Easy clean-up, FTW.

Get the Sheet Pan Salmon and Tomatoes recipe.

Per serving: 595 cal, 21 g fat (4.5 g sat), 63 mg chol, 1,100 mg sodium, 68.5 g carb, 4 g fiber, 5 g sugar (0 g added sugar), 36 g protein

RELATED: 25 Healthy Salmon Recipes For Every Meal

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Mushroom and Beef Blended Burger

mushroom burger
Jenny Huang

You better believe burgers are a great high-protein meal. Mix some chopped mushrooms into your beef mixture and pile fresh greens onto patties to make them a li’l healthier.

Get the Mushroom and Beef Blended Burger recipe.

Per serving: 324 cal, 10.5 g fat (3.5 g sat), 26 g protein, 820 mg sodium, 32 g carb, 7.5 g sugars (0 g added sugars), 4 g fiber

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Smoky Chicken Quinoa Soup

smoky chicken quinoa soup
JULIA GARTLAND
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Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

chickpea salad sandwiches
Chelsea Kyle

Vegans, take note: This 10-minute recipe touts 23 grams of protein per serving.

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About 472 cal, 12 g fat (2 g sat), 2.5 mg chol, 905 mg sodium, 70 g carb, 16 g fiber, 11.5 g sugar (0 g added sugar), 23 g pro

RELATED: 25 Healthy Sandwich Ideas For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

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Steak Salad With Grilled Watermelon

steak salad with grilled watermelon on a plate
Chelsea Kyle

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Medames-Style Fava Beans

medames style fava beans with toast
Laura Murray

Don’t sleep on canned beans! These budget-friendly legumes pack in *tons* of protein, plus a slew of other health benefits.

Get the Medames-Style Fava Beans recipe.

Per serving: 434 cal, 16.5 g fat (2.5 g sat), 20 g protein, 939 mg sodium, 54 g carb, 3.5 g sugars (0 g added sugars), 14 g fiber

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Protein Pancakes

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JOE LINGEMAN

Tap into oat flour and protein powder the next time you’re making pancakes. Each stack will pack in at least 17 grams of protein. Serve ’em with a side of bacon or scrambled eggs for even more of the macro.

Get the Protein Pancake recipe.

Per serving (3 pancakes): About 229 cals, 6.5 g fat (2.5 g sat fat), 114 mg chol, 583 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugar (.5 g added sugar), 17 g protein

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps With Sunbutter Dressing

chicken lettuce wraps with sunbutter dressing
Nico Schinco

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Grilled Fish Tacos

grilled fish tacos
Chelsea Kyle

If one thing is true about fish tacos, it’s that the more colorful the toppings are, the better!

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Per serving: 234 cal, 5.5 g fat (0.5 g sat), 25 g protein, 324 mg sodium, 23 g carb, 7 g sugars (0 g added sugars), 2 g fiber

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Whole30 Cobb Salad

cobb salad
What Great Grandma Ate

Made with avocado, chicken, and eggs, this hearty meal pretty much comes with the guarantee that you’ll be full for hours.

Get the Whole30 Cobb Salad recipe from What Great Grandma Ate.

Per serving: 521 calories, 42 g fat (9g saturated), 518 mg sodium, 8 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 27 g protein

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Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken

sesame chicken broccoli
What Great Grandma Ate

This better-for-you version of your favorite takeout dish doesn’t disappoint—and comes together in just 25 minutes.

Get the Whole30 Sesame Chicken recipe from What Great Grandma Ate.

Per serving: 432 calories, 25 g fat (3 g saturated), 938 mg sodium, 19 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 29 g protein

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White Chicken Chili

white chicken chili
Cooking Classy

This fun spin on traditional chili is the perfect way to use up leftover shredded or rotisserie chicken.

Get the White Chicken Chili recipe from Cooking Classy.

Per serving: 383 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated), 525 mg sodium, 35 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 33 g protein

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Korean Beef Bowls

beef bowl
Cooking Classy

Inspired by bulgogi, this version calls for ground beef instead of thinly sliced beef, but still strikes that perfect balance of sweet and spice. You’ll be drizzling the sauce over every veggie you can find.

Get the Korean Beef Bowls recipe from Cooking Classy.

Per serving: 398 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated), 842 mg sodium, 35 g carbs, 11 g sugar, 29 g protein

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Isadora Baum is a freelance writer, certified health coach, and author of 5-Minute Energy. She can’t resist a good sample, a margarita, a new HIIT class, or an easy laugh. Learn more about her on her website: isadorabaum.com. 

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Trish (she/her) is the deputy food editor at Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things food, from cooking trends and delicious recipes to top-tested kitchen products and grocery finds. She has more than a decade of experience writing about food for GH, Women’s Health, Prevention, Redbook, Woman’s Day, The Daily Meal and Food Network. When she’s not at the supermarket or trying out a new recipe, you can find her at the beach, in her backyard or on the couch — typically with a glass of wine in hand.

 

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