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High-protein meals

Published: June 12, 2021 at 2:41 pm

Try one of our protein-rich recipes, from tangy glazed chicken and buttery salmon fillets to sesame-crusted tuna and beef fajitas

Featuring high-protein foods such as chicken, salmon, prawns, pork and turkey, these high-protein meals are inspired by cuisines from all over the world. 


Looking for high-protein breakfast ideas? Try our smoked haddock and spinach rye toasts. After high-protein snacks? A wedge of chorizo, red pepper and pea frittata will fill a hole, or how about a couple of Vietnamese-style chicken summer rolls?

These dishes feature high-protein vegetables as well as meat and seafood, but if you're after high protein vegetarian meals and high protein vegan meals, we've got plenty right here. 

For more high protein ideas try our healthy chicken breast recipes, healthy salmon recipes, steak recipes and healthy mince recipes. For dishes high in calories, check out these high-calorie foods to try

Wanting to boost your iron levels too? Check out our collection of iron-rich recipes for tasty ideas such as chilli con carne, lentil soup and lamb ragu. If you're looking to make your favourite meals healthier, take a look at our 15 healthy swaps and our anti-inflammatory recipes. 

High protein meals

Healthy one-pan chicken and rice

This protein-rich dish sees chicken marinated in soy, hoisin, honey and garlic before being cooked with brown rice. It’s simple, fuss-free yet full of rich and tempting flavours.

A large pan of brown rice topped with golden chicken breasts and scattered with sliced spring onions, on a blue linen background with a wooden spoon

Healthy jacket potato

A crispy, fluffy baked potato with a classic niçoise salad filling makes for a satisfying high-protein lunch. It’s low in calories, too.

A plate with a halved jacket potato stuffed with salad on a stone board with a grey background

Healthy egg-fried rice

When you need something high protein, fast, it doesn’t get quicker than fried rice. We’ve added sweet juicy crab to take it up a notch.

A white plate topped with fried rice, green peas and wedges of lime

Healthy turkey stir-fry

Check out this healthy turkey stir-fry featuring sauerkraut, earthy broccoli, mushrooms and zingy ginger for a quick, easy and high-protein dinner.

A silver wok filled with fried rice with broccoli and mushrooms

Balsamic lentils with pork fillet

Pork Fillet Recipe with Lentils

Healthy salmon pasta

Make this healthy salmon pasta by Nadine Brown if you’re looking for a comforting, creamy seafood dinner that’s also high in protein.

Two bowls of salmon and pea pasta with lemon zest on the side

Healthy kebabs

This high-protein kebab made of turkey mince offers fresh, zesty flavours thanks to the addition of lemon and parsley, offering a healthier version of a takeaway favourite that’s perfect for the weekends.

A plate on a white background with green napkins, filled with turkey skewers and charred pitta breads

Healthy cod and rice one-pot

This healthy one-pan dish, where juicy hunks of cod are mixed with basil and sweet tomato, is a brilliant high-protein dinner option offering fragrant, rich flavours.

Ceramic cooking pot filled with rice and fillets of cod, with a green napkin

Healthy chicken stir-fry

Check out Nadine Brown’s shredded chicken stir fry for a dish that’s high in protein and bursting with fresh, gingery flavour and red chilli heat.

Three plates of colourful stir-fry with drinks on the side

Chicken stroganoff

Try this chicken stroganoff for a midweek dinner that’s high in protein and full of warming flavours.

Plates of chicken, mushroom and spinach stroganoff ready to serve

Healthy fish cakes

For a high-protein dinner with a kick, whip up these spiced salmon fishcakes and serve with fresh carrot and cucumber ribbons.

Fish cakes with carrot ribbons and lime wedges

Vegetable omelette

Jazz your omelette up with plenty of grated courgette, kale, peas and chilli flakes, then serve alongside cherry tomatoes dressed simply with white wine vinegar for an easy, high-protein vegetarian meal.

Omelette Filled with Green Vegetables on a Plate with Tomatoes

Chorizo, roasted red pepper and pea frittata

Liven up your frittata with chorizo and a kick of chilli, then pop under the grill until puffed and golden. A slice of this makes a great high-protein snack. We have plenty more frittata and omelette recipes if that's what you're after.
A chorizo frittata with red pepper and peas on a rustic baking tray

Coat tuna steaks in sesame seeds and serve on a crunchy sugar snap pea and edamame salad for a quick, protein-packed meal. Why not check out more of our favourite tuna recipes.

Sesame Crusted Tuna Recipe with Miso Dressing

Tuna pasta bake

An absolute classic, made even more wonderful with the addition of dried chilli flakes and rosemary. It's a real crowd pleaser!

Tuna melt pasta bake in an oval dish

Jerk Chicken Skewers Recipe with Mango Salad

Chicken pasta salad

Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Miso and chilli chicken noodle soup

Fry shredded chicken in miso and gochujang and add to this nutritious broth for a healthy, gut-friendly meal.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Miso and Chilli

Sealing the ingredients in a parcel gently steams the salmon and traps in all the flavour to create a light, fragrant sauce for this high-protein midweek meal.

Thai Salmon Parcels Recipe

Chicken Thigh Recipe

Orzo, bean and tuna salad

Turn storecupboard staples into this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers and black olives.

Orzo, bean and tuna salad on two plates

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