25 high-protein meals
Try one of our protein-rich recipes for a filling lunch or dinner – from chicken and quinoa salad to healthy turkey stir-fry, creamy salmon pasta and egg fried rice
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?
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
Check out this healthy turkey stir-fry featuring sauerkraut, earthy broccoli, mushrooms and zingy ginger for a quick, easy and high-protein dinner.
Make this healthy salmon pasta by Nadine Brown if you’re looking for a comforting, creamy seafood dinner that’s also high in protein.
These turkey burgers are packed with protein and are low in calories. Served with a mixed salad, coleslaw or sweet potato wedges, they make an exciting yet healthy family dinner for four.
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.
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.
This healthy, low-calorie and gluten-free chicken salad is made filling with the addition of protein-packed quinoa and colourful with red onion, mint and lemon zest.
Balsamic offers a tartness to our vibrant pork dish. This well-balanced meal is high in protein but low in calories and salt.
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.
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.
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.
Try this chicken stroganoff for a midweek dinner that’s high in protein and full of warming flavours.
For a high-protein dinner with a kick, whip up these spiced salmon fishcakes and serve with fresh carrot and cucumber ribbons.
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.
A crispy, fluffy baked potato with a classic niçoise salad filling makes for a satisfying high-protein lunch. It’s low in calories, too.
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.
An absolute classic, made even more wonderful with the addition of dried chilli flakes and rosemary. It's a real crowd pleaser!
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.
Giant couscous adds a springy texture to this wholesome broth, packed with plenty of protein from the chicken, plus spring greens and a kick of harissa.
Throw together this quick and easy pasta salad using leftover chicken, tomatoes and greens for a protein-heavy lunch or midweek dinner.
Fry shredded chicken in miso and gochujang and add to this nutritious broth for a healthy, gut-friendly meal.
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.
Coat protein-rich chicken pieces with jerk seasoning and cook over a hot griddle pan for some midweek heat, ready in 20 minutes.
Turn storecupboard staples into this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers and black olives.
Check out these seriously crispy, smoky chicken thighs with easy courgette ribbons and juicy cherry tomatoes. This super easy meal is high in protein, low in calories and ready in less than an hour.
Try our quick and easy vegan chilli. This quinoa and black bean chilli recipe is high in protein, low calorie and vegan – but still tastes impossibly creamy.