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10 high-protein recipes

by Rachel Deeley

published on 3 January 2024

We all know that protein is an essential food group, but incorporating enough of it into our diet can feel like a challenge. To help, we’ve rounded up some of the best recipes that will keep you on-track with your personal goals without compromising on flavour or time.

Whether you’re looking to fill your fridge with pre-prepared meals for the week, find new ways to up your protein intake, or simply want some easy dinner inspiration, these protein-packed recipes have you covered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Tasty High Protein Spicy Noodle Soup Recipe

Spicy Noodle Soup

by Fraser Reynolds

Inspired by the Southeast Asian dish laksa, this spicy coconut soup is packed with flavour and super simple to make.

air fryer lasagne

Air Fryer Lasagne

by Niall Kirkland

This low-cal version of a comfort food favourite comes together in just 40 minutes – perfect for when you want a fuss-free, hearty meal.

Tasty High Protein Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Breakfast Pizza

by Fraser Reynolds

Loaded with eggs, cheese, tomatoes and spinach, this high-protein take on pizza takes just minutes to prep and cook and will set you up perfectly for the day.

heck shawarma chicken traybake

Shawarma Chicken Traybake

by HECK!

The lean chicken sausages and whipped feta make this Middle Eastern-inspired recipe a great high-protein option for dinner.

Sirloin Steak with Sweet Potato Baked Egg, Balsamic Glaze & Asparagus

Sirloin Steak with Sweet Potato Baked Egg, Balsamic Glaze and Asparagus

by Myles Hopper, Giles Humphries

Packed with protein and fibre, this delicious dinner also includes slow-release carbs thanks to the sweet potato side.

heck! stuffed chicken meatballs

Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

by HECK!

Filled with cheddar and mozzarella and smothered in a rich tomato sauce, these meatballs made from chicken mince make for a great low-carb, comforting dinner.

honey BBQ beef fried rice

Honey BBQ Beef Fried Rice

by Niall Kirkland

The fusion of barbecue and Asian flavours in this dish creates a wonderfully smoky and savoury fried rice “fakeaway”. Better still, it takes only 30 minutes to cook.

Tasty Air Fryer Chicken Parm Recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Parm

by Fraser Reynolds

Featuring a rich tomato and red wine sauce and plenty of cheese, this high-protein version of the much-loved Italian dish is a great way to round off the week.

Heck leek and sausage quiche

Leek and Sausage Quiche

by HECK!

If you fancy a baking project, this deliciously rich quiche filled with lean pork sausages, eggs, and plenty of cheese is the ultimate savoury treat.

berry overnight oats

Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

by Niall Kirkland

Shake up your breakfast routine with these filling overnight oats that taste like a dessert. They take only 10 minutes to prep and can be stored in the fridge for up to four days.


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