Protein makes up approximately 20 percent of the human body. It’s found everywhere—in muscle, skin, hair, bone, you name it.
If anything, it’s one of the building blocks that make you who you are. Without it, your tissues and organs won’t be able to work properly.
Given that, it’s important that you incorporate it into your meals.
Looking for some high protein meal prep ideas? If so, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be going over some of our favorite recipes below. Keep reading to find out what they are!
1. Chicken Fajita Bowl
Mix two teaspoons of chili powder with one teaspoon of paprika and half a teaspoon of cumin powder and set aside.
Cut 3-4 chicken thighs into thin strips. Add half of the chili seasoning and mix in two teaspoons of lemon juice and two cloves of crushed garlic.
Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the chicken strips for 10 minutes. Remove the chicken and add in half a cup of sliced onions. Next, add one cup of diced red bell peppers and one cup of yellow bell peppers.
Place four cups of Brussel sprouts on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
2. Lemon Butter Fish
Combine three tablespoons of melted butter with lemon juice and half a teaspoon of kosher salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together half a teaspoon of kosher salt with one teaspoon of paprika, one teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of onion powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper.
Press the spice mixture onto 3-4 white fish fillets (make sure that you pat-dry them first with a paper towel). Heat up olive oil in a large pan and cook two fillets at a time until they’re firm in the center.
3. Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Whisk together half a cup of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and 3 cloves of minced garlic. Mix in 3 tablespoons of cooking wine, 3 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, and 1/2 cup of beef broth. Set aside.
Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and cook the steak for 4-5 minutes. Add sauce and stir in with the steak.
Add one head of broccoli (cut into small florets) and cook for 2 more minutes until it’s tender. Serve over noodles or rice.
Tip: We highly recommend using grass-fed beef. Read this article for more information.
4. Qdoba Chicken
Combine two pounds of boneless chicken breasts with 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Add one teaspoon of olive oil to a large pan and cook the chicken over medium-high heat. Continue until it’s completely cooked through (about 5-6 minutes per side).
Remove the chicken and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing into thin pieces. Serve in a salad or in a burrito.
Trying Different High Protein Meal Prep Recipes
And there we have it—four high protein meal prep recipes that you can try. The best part is that they’re all relatively straightforward!
For more yummy recipes, be sure to check out the rest of our blog!