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24 Delicious High Protein Lunch Ideas

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24 Delicious High Protein Lunch Ideas

1) Buffalo Chicken Wrap (25g)

Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Via: Fit Foodie Finds

Looking for easy, healthy and tasty lunch ideas you can enjoy even when you’re on the go, then this buffalo chicken wrap is just perfect.

It combines tender and tasty buffalo chicken, alongside healthy veggies like carrots, lettuce, as well as some yummy cheese and creamy Greek yogurt as well to create the perfect filling and satisfying lunch.

This yummy delight delivers an impressive 25g of protein per serving, and comes together easily in under 20 minutes from scratch.

Get the recipe at – Fit Foodie Finds

2) Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad (30g)

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad
Via: Eat The Gains

Long gone are the days when salads had to taste boring to be healthy. This bacon and chicken combo used here is enough to get anyone started on this.

Combine that with some tasty veggies, creamy avocado, and an irresistible ranch dressing, and you have yourself a new lunchtime favorite. This bad boy packs in an impressive 30g of protein per serving.

Get The Recipe At – Eat The Gains

3) Chicken Lettuce Wraps (23g)

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Via: Dinner At The Zoo

With all the yummy flavors that could rival your favorite takeout, these homemade chicken lettuce wraps are a must-try.  Juicy ground chicken alongside tasty veggies like mushrooms, onions and water chestnuts are seasoned and cooked to tender perfection.

What’s better is that you need less than 30 minutes to pull this together from scratch. And it comes out amazing. Each serving delivers a nice 23g of protein too.

Get the recipe at – Dinner At The Zoo

4) Avocado Egg Salad (24g)

Avocado Egg Salad
Via: Well Plated

Looking for something super simple, but still super tasty? You can’t go wrong with a nice avocado egg salad like this.

This comes to life with only a handful of ingredients required. And once it’s ready, it can be enjoyed in a number of interesting ways.

In this version, it’s combined with some tasty bacon, because why not, and served alongside some tasty and satisfying veggies. The sandwich delivers a nice 24g of protein per serving.

Get the recipe at – Well Plated

5) Greek Chicken Bowls (33g)

Greek Chicken Bowls
Via: Two Peas And Their Pod

These Greek chicken bowls are super easy to throw together, packed with good for you nutrients, and also super tasty.

It features tender Greek-flavored chicken breasts, served alongside some caulirice, olives, tomatoes, and other tasty veggies, topped with some cheese and creamy tzatziki sauce.

It’s also pretty easy to customize and comes together pretty easily overall. At 33g of protein per serving, you’ll be more than satisfied.

Get the recipe at – Two Peas And Their Pod

6) Tuna Salad Meal Prep (24g)

Tuna Salad Meal Prep
Via: Peanut Butter And Fitness

Meal prepping has been saving lives since time immemorial. These tuna salad meal prep bowls are cheap and easy to put together, and taste nothing short of delicious.

It can be served cold as well, so you can easily take this with you on the go without having to search for a microwave when you’re about to eat. Feel free to add in your favorite fruits or veggies of choice to the bowls. A serving of this packs in a solid 24g of protein.

Get the recipe at – Peanut Butter And Fitness

7) Meal Prep Unstuffed Pepper Bowls (32g)

Meal Prep Unstuffed Pepper Bowls
Via: Project Meal Plan

Speaking of tasty meals to add to your meal prep routine, these unstuffed pepper bowls are definitely a must-try. It’s pretty easy to make, and comes together in half time it would take to make the traditional stuffed peppers.

They’re every bit as tasty and flavorful, and each wonderful serving delivers an impressive 32g of protein.

Get the recipe at – Project Meal Plan

8) Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl (36g)

Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl
Via: Feel Good Foodie

Get the recipe at – Feel Good Foodie

9) Healthy High Protein Burrito (37g)

Healthy High Protein Burrito
Via: Skinny Fitalicious

I mean, who would say no to a nice tasty burrito like this? It takes just about 30 minutes to make this, and it packs in all the yummy flavors from your favorite Mexican delight.

You can easily make this ahead too, and pack it for work. Each serving delivers 37g of protein.

Get the recipe at – Skinny Fitalicious

10) Protein Pizza (30g)

Protein Pizza
Via: Eating Bird Food

Pizza for lunch? You betcha. This delicious high protein pizza will satisfy your cravings, and keep you satiated. It features a nice flour and Greek yogurt dough, topped with the best pizza sauce, chicken sausage, and some nice tasty mozzarella.

It takes less than 30 minutes to pull this together from start to finish, and it tastes super tasty. Each serving delivers an impressive 30g of protein.

Get the recipe at – Eating Bird Food

11) Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Chicken Tenders (34g)

Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Via: The Recipe Critic

If you want to enjoy perfectly crispy foods without having to dunk them in a ton of oil, then an air fryer is exactly what you need.

These chicken tenders are easy to make in the air fryer, and super tasty too. Pair with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy. Each serving delivers 34g of protein.

Get the recipe at – The Recipe Critic

12) Vegan Chinese Tofu ‘Egg’ Protein Fried Rice

Vegan Chinese Tofu 'Egg' Protein Fried Rice
Via: My Plantiful Kitchen

You can still enjoy a satisfying protein-rich meal without necessarily eating meat. This “egg” fried rice packs made with tofu eggs is just as tasty as the traditional takeout version, and 100% plant-based.

Whip this up from scratch in under 30 minutes and enjoy.

Get the recipe at – My Plantiful Kitchen

13) High-protein Plant-Based Tempeh Sandwich (30g)

High-protein Plant-Based Tempeh Sandwich
Via: Cooking For Peanuts

Speaking of tasty plant-based meals to make, this delicious tempeh BLT sandwich is one you’ll want to have on repeat.

It swaps out the regular bacon for tasty and well-seasoned tempeh bacon. Combined with a high protein bread, this sandwich delivers an astounding 30g of plant-based protein.

Get the recipe at – Cooking For Peanuts

14) Paleo Turkey Meatballs Meal Prep Bowls

Paleo Turkey Meatballs Meal Prep Bowls
Via: Jar Of Lemons

Spaghetti and meatballs made healthier. This recipe features tender and juicy turkey meatballs, served with a nice tasty tomato sauce over a bed of spaghetti squash. It’s healthy, gluten-free, super satisfying and easy to make too.

Get the recipe at – Jar Of Lemons

15) Big Mac Salad (31g)

Big Mac Salad
Via: Gimme Delicious

For when you want to enjoy a nice big mac, but still want to keep things healthy, this big mac salad is the perfect thing for you.

By getting rid of the buns, it keeps things low carb and keto friendly, and still tastes every bit as delicious. From the perfectly-seasoned beef, to the tasty veggies on the side, to the creamy big mac sauce, there’s no saying no to this.

 Each serving packs in a nice 31g of protein and it comes together in under 15 minutes from start to finish.

Get the recipe at – Gimme Delicious

16) Vegan Cobb Salad (28g)

Vegan Cobb Salad
Via: Simple Veganista

If you’re a fan of the classic cobb salad, or ever wondered if there’s a way to make it vegan-friendly, then you’re going to love this one.

Thanks to a few, equally tasty food swaps, this vegan cobb salad is 100% plant based. It uses coconut bacon, chickpeas and radishes in place of regular bacon, chicken and eggs respectively.

Plus, it throws in a nice vegan ranch dressing that makes it even more irresistible. Each wonderful serving of this packs in an impressive 28g of protein.

Get the recipe at – Simple Veganista

17) Chili Dog (25g)

Chili Dog
Via: The Endless Meal

Trying to decide between having a hot dog or having some chili? Well why not have both? This chili dog offers the best of both worlds.

And the combination isn’t just more tasty, it’s also more satisfying too. Each serving of this packs in a decent 25g of protein, and is ready with in just a few minutes too.

Get the recipe at – The Endless Meal

18) High Protein Snack Bowls (20g)

High Protein Snack Bowls
Via: Shaw Simple Swaps

If you prefer to have your lunch in more of a snack-like form than in a meal form, then these snack bowls are just the thing for you.

They’re pretty easy to customize, and you can add in your favorite proteins. From eggs, to beef jerky, to nuts and seeds, and more. Each bowl packs in about 20g of protein.

Get the recipe at – Shaw Simple Swaps

19) Salmon Patties With Coleslaw Meal-Prep Bowls (24g)

Salmon Patties With Coleslaw Meal-Prep Bowls
Via: Primavera Kitchen

Get the recipe at – Primavera Kitchen

20) Spicy Tuna Stuffed Avocado (32g)

Spicy Tuna Stuffed Avocado
Via: Salt And Lavender

Get the recipe at – Salt And Lavender

21) Summer Roll Bowl Meal Prep

Summer Roll Bowl Meal Prep
Via: That Vegan Babe

Tofu is an amazing plant-based source of protein, especially for people on vegan or vegetarian diets.

This yummy meal prep bowl combines well-cooked and seasoned tofu with tasty edamame, carrots and more, all glazed with a nice peanut sauce.

This vegan lunch bowl is super easy to put together in just a few minutes, and delivers an impressive 38g of protein.

Get the recipe at – That Vegan Babe

22) Turkey & Cheese Pinwheels

Turkey & Cheese Pinwheels
Via: Lauren Fit Foodie

Pinwheels make for the perfect appetizer or lunch idea to make and enjoy even when you’re on the go. These delicious turkey and cheese pinwheel boxes packed with additional tasty fruits and pretzels is going to keep you satisfied for hours.

Since they’re essentially no-cook, they’ll come together a lot quicker, and will even taste great cold. Each box of this yummy goodness packs in an astounding 34.5g of protein.

Get the recipe at – Lauren Fit Foodie

23) Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry Meal Prep Lunch Boxes

Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry Meal Prep Lunch Boxes
Via: My Food Story

Juicy Asian teriyaki chicken, with tasty veggies like zucchinis and peppers, served alongside some rice. Nutritious and tasty. And it packs in a nice 30g protein per plate.

Get the recipe at – My Food Story

24) One Pan Shrimp Fajitas

One Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Via: The Movement Menu

And of course we can’t forget our delicious shrimp. Amazing source of protein, low in calories, cooks super fast, an overall amazing seafood option.

This deliciously-cooked shrimp and fajitas, served over a bed of rice and drizzled with the best homemade ranch sauce will keep you coming back for more.

And for something this good, you can expect an impressive 38g of protein per plate.

Get the recipe at – The Movement Menu

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