High protein dinner

The best way to end your day

Delicious grilled chicken pieces served on a bed of greens and pomegranates

Dinners with 15-30g protein

  • Sheet pan meals (favorite vegetables + lean protein)
    • Sweet potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower with grilled chicken
    • Asparagus, red onion, mushroom with salmon 
    • Red skin potato, peppers, onions, chicken sausage 
    • Cod with cherry tomatoes, diced scallion, and garlic
  • High protein pasta, tomato sauce, favorite vegetables, and lean protein of choice (turkey meatballs, chicken sausage, grilled chicken strips, shrimp)
    • Try using spaghetti squash or noodles made from zucchini instead of pasta for a lower carb option 
  • Stuffed peppers with lean protein, brown rice, and vegetables  
    • Try stuffing zucchinis, eggplant, spaghetti squash
    • Substitute brown rice for cauliflower rice 
    • Add beans instead of meat 
    • Use low fat cheese for fillings and sprinkling on top 
  • Vegetable stir fry (use low sodium soy sauce and spray oil)
    • Sub quinoa for rice to increase the protein
    • Choose a lean protein like chicken or shrimp 
    • Add lots of yummy vegetables (TIP: buy frozen pre-chopped vegetables to save time and money)
  • Protein-packed Chili 
    • Use lean ground beef, turkey or chicken
    • Add lots of low sodium beans for extra protein!
    • Top with non-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to increase protein 
    • Choose low-fat cheese instead of full-fat cheese 
  • Soup
    • Low sodium chicken or vegetable broth (or low-sodium bouillon cube), lots of non-starchy vegetables like carrots, celery, onion, tomato, green beans
    • Choose a lean protein such as shredded chicken, ground turkey, chicken or turkey meatballs, shrimp, tofu or beans 
    • Add protein pasta to increase protein (lentil or chickpea pastas are great!)
    • Choose brown rice over white rice for a higher fiber option 
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