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18 Protein Meals

18 Protein Meals

18 Protein Meals

High-protein, low-carb diets aim to build muscle mass and decrease body fat and weight. There’s good evidence to support a faster rate of weight loss when people go on low-carb, high-protein meals than those on a more traditional low-fat diet.

We have selected a bunch of fun recipes for protein meals with low carbs. Try a mix of meals below to create a high-protein, low-carb plan that you can actually stick with.

Keeping the following high-protein meals in your diet and with proper gym training can keep you fit and smart. findyourgym.ae helps you find the best gym in Dubai and the best gym in Abu Dhabi to maintain fitness.

#1 Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Peppers Bake

It is simple to prepare: Slice, bake, and eat. That’s all there is to this low-carb, 30-minute meal. If sausage isn’t your favorite, you can use this same strategy for shrimp, sliced pork tenderloin, or diced chicken.

Nutrition Per Serving

210 calories, including 16 g pro, 10 g carb, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 13 g fat, and 665 mg sodium.

#2 Grilled Ahi Tuna Over Mashed Cauliflower

Start with sushi-grade tuna, which pairs perfectly with creamy mashed cauliflower and crunchy leafy greens. You can try this cauliflower and potato mash as the base for this high-protein recipe instead. It takes Just three minutes of cook time; believe it.

Nutrition Per Serving

280 calories, including 40 g pro, 12 g carb, 6 g fiber, 4 g sugars, 8 g fat, 55 mg cholesterol, and 400 mg sodium.

#3 Chicken With Fried Cauliflower Rice

This Chinese-inspired dish is very low in carbs but rich in proteins. Plus, it packs tons of veggies: peppers, carrots, onion, garlic, scallions, peas, and cauliflower.

Nutrition Per Serving

340 calories, including 34 g pro, 18 g carb, 6 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 13 g fat, 230 mg cholesterol, and 500 mg sodium.

#4 Tuna and Cheddar Wraps

This healthy lunch has crunchy butter lettuce, juicy grape tomatoes, and melty sharp cheddar that your taste buds will adore. The red pepper kicks it without overpowering the meal.

Nutrition Per Serving

360 calories with 29 g pro, 22 g carb, 5 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 17 g fat, 44 mg cholesterol, and 400 mg sodium.

#5 Salmon Salad With Avocado and Sweet Grape Tomatoes

Salmon is here for high protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Add almonds for crunch, avocado for healthy fat, tomatoes for a juicy dose of vitamins, and your favorite greens to up the fiber for a quick and satisfying dinner.

Nutrition Per Serving

340 calories, including 27 g pro, 11 g carb, 5 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 22 g fat, 60 mg cholesterol, and 65 mg sodium.

#6 White Wine and Tomato Mussels

Serve this hearty seafood stew with crusty bread for the ultimate party pleaser. Fresh herbs like basil and parsley bring a bed of mussels to life along with vibrant tomatoes and white wine for crazy delicious flavor, protein, and just a few carbs.

Nutrition Per Serving

269 calories comprise 25 g pro, 15 g carb, 2 g fiber, 3.5 g sugars, 11.5 g fat, 56 mg cholesterol, and 705 mg sodium.

#7 Roasted Shrimp Parmesan

This incredibly straightforward dinner comes together in minutes and uses fresh herbs and tomato to bring brightness to cheese-covered shrimp and crispy torn bread crumbs.

Nutrition Per Serving

348 calories, including 33 g pro, 23 g carb, 2 g fiber, 17.5 g fat, 163 mg cholesterol, and 1,089 mg sodium.

#8 Grilled Chicken With Coconut-Lime Slaw

Zest up your weeknight chicken cutlet with a limey, coconutty, and savory side of slaw. This dinner will be on the table in just 20 minutes and packs a ton of flavor and protein with very few carbs.

Nutrition Per Serving

Only 217 calories, including 31 g pro, 11 g carb, 3 g fiber,  6 g fat, 78 mg cholesterol, and 272 mg sodium.

#9 Baked Salmon With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

The zesty cream sauce here offers a restaurant-quality flavor through a few pantry staples, including paprika, crushed red pepper, nuts, and jarred roasted red peppers. Above all, it’s done in less than 30 minutes.

Nutrition Per Serving

351 calories have 36 pro, 8 g carb, 2.5 g fiber, and 21 g fat.

#10 Slow Cooker Beef Chili Verde

A bottle of salsa Verde and a can of green chiles infuse each bite of beef with a healthy dose of Mexican flavor. Serve with rice, tortillas, chips, veggies, or eggs for a full meal.

Nutrition Per Serving

163 calories, including 26 g pro, 5 g carb, 1 g fiber, 5 g fat, 75 mg cholesterol, and 428 mg sodium.

#11 Healthy Chicken Nuggets

These chicken nuggets get an extra protein boost via almond flour in the breading. Brine the lean meat in pickle juice to help it bake up beautifully tender and juicy.

Nutrition Per Serving

A total of 339 calories including 43 g pro, 6 g carb, 2 g fiber, 16 g fat, and 846 g sodium.

#12 Spiralized Zucchini Lasagna Casserole

Ratatouille meets lasagna in this fiber-rich casserole. Ricotta, one of the highest-protein cheeses, is featured in each layer for a muscle-building and mouthwatering upgrade.

Nutrition Per Serving

320 calories including 45 g pro, 6 g carb, 2 g fiber, 16 g fat, and 810 g sodium.

#13 Low-Carb Instant No-Bean Pot Chili

This beef chili Instant Pot can be on the table in less than an hour. Don’t be turned off by the two tablespoons of cocoa powder called for, and the subtle sweetness rather amplifies the peppers.

Nutrition Per Serving

315 calories have 24 g pro, 10 g carb, 3 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 20 g fat, 77 mg cholesterol, and 865 mg sodium.

#14 Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash

If it’s not basil season, you can use store-bought pesto for this yummiest recipe. Either will make a refreshing partner to the roasted spaghetti squash and garlicky chicken.

Nutrition Per Serving

515 calories with a mix of 31 g pro, 19 g carb, 5 g fiber, 37 g fat, 70 mg cholesterol, and 103 mg sodium.

#15 Moroccan Eggs with Harissa Yogurt

317 calories constitute 20 g pro, 7 g carb, 2 g fiber, 2.5 g sugars, 23 g fat, 241 mg cholesterol, and 608 mg sodium.

With pancakes, waffles, and French toast traditionally on the menu, breakfast for dinner is rarely this fresh and filling. A sweet-spicy tomato and lamb sauce is a delicious vehicle for protein-rich eggs.

Nutrition Per Serving

#16 Everything Baked Chicken

Everything but The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend is beloved by Trader Joe’s shoppers. Here, the garlic, sesame, and poppy blend replace higher-carb flour breading for this healthy baked chicken recipe.

Nutrition Per Serving

213 calories with 28 g pro, 1 g carb, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugars, and 6 g fat.

#17 Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This low-carb, 15-minute meal calls for cauliflower. The mustard-spiked cheese sauce will make you forget everything about the boxed version of this after-school classic.

Nutrition Per Serving

A total of 347 calories is a blend of 18 g pro, 5 g carb, 2 g fiber, 29 g fat, 91 mg cholesterol, and 493 mg sodium.

#18 Honey-Lime Air Fryer Shrimp

Using an air fryer cuts down on the required oil and energy needed since you don’t need to flip on your oven. To make this seafood centerpiece more of a meal, tuck some shrimp inside corn tortillas or pile them on a bed of steamed cauliflower rice.

Nutrition Per Serving

187 calories, including 23 g pro, 7 g carb, 7 g sugars, 7 g fat, 286 mg cholesterol, and 955 mg sodium.

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