Healthy Recipes: 7 Delicious High-Protein Meals

There's more to life than chicken and rice, and decadent meals shouldn't just fall on a cheat day. Prep healthy food that tastes great with these delicious recipes!

Working out lights the torch, but nothing fuels muscle growth like a hearty, nutritionally sound meal. Whether it calls for included protein powder or makes a mainstay protein source the star of your dish, each of these recipes serves up a healthy dose of muscle-building macronutrients. Dig in and fuel up!

1

Casein Pumpkin Custard

When you're not in the mood for Jell-O and pudding just won't do, it's clear that custard is what you're really craving. Skip the half-and-half and artificial sweeteners and opt for this mixture of protein, spices, and vitamin A-rich pumpkin. It will blow your gourd!

Casein Pumpkin Custard

Ingredients

Libby's 100% Pure Pumkin 2 cups


Imitation vanilla extract 1 tbsp


Ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp


ground cinnamon 1 tbsp


water 1 cup



Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Blend thoroughly.
  3. Slug it!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1)
Amount per serving
Calories 328
Total Fat 2 g
Total Carbs 29 g
Protein 54 g
2

Casein Pumpkin Protein Shake

Casein shakes don't have to be thick and hard to digest. Create a hit flavor combination with this recipe that pairs savory notes of pumpkin with sweet hints of cinnamon and ties them all together with a vanilla cream base.

Casein Pumpkin Protein Shake

Ingredients

Libby's 100% Pure Pumkin 2 cups


Imitation vanilla extract 1 tbsp


water 1 cup


Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend for 10-15 sec.
  2. If consistency isn't to your liking, add a handful of ice for added texture.
  3. Demolish!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1)
Amount per serving
Calories 269
Total Fat 1 g
Total Carbs 13 g
Protein 52 g
3

Combat Vanilla Peppermint Shake

There's no denying the popularity of the almighty peppermint. From patties and candy canes to coffee and schnapps, it's a clear crowd favorite. Harness this well-loved flavor profile in the form of a good-for-you shake with this sweet recipe.

Combat Vanilla Peppermint Shake

Ingredients

So Delicious Dairy-Free Unsweetened Coconut Milk 1 cup


Ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp


ice 1 cup


Finely crushed peppermint candies 3 tbsp


Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Annihilate!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1)
Amount per serving
Calories 320
Total Fat 8 g
Total Carbs 11 g
Protein 51 g

4

Combat No-Bake Cookie Bars

Cookies are delicious, but, in addition to their fat content falling outside of the "healthy" zone, they require cooking. Instant gratification flies out the window. But wait, there's an easy solution. Drop the store log for this healthy, better-for- you, no-bake version.

Combat No-Bake Cookie Bars

Ingredients

So Delicious Dairy-Free Unsweetened Coconut Milk 2 cup


Steel cut oats 3 cups


chocolate sugar-free, fat-free pudding 1 packet


Directions
  1. Mix all contents in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Coat a baking dish with a non-stick spray, then place mix into the dish.
  3. Cover. Leave in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Eat.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 bar) Recipe yields 8
Amount per serving
Calories 255
Total Fat 4.5 g
Total Carbs 25 g
Protein 28 g

5

Combat Pancakes

Forgo that bowl of cold cereal and combat hunger the right way with a stack of fluffy, protein-powered flapjacks.

Combat Pancakes

Ingredients

Steel cut oats 1 cups


So Delicious Dairy-Free Unsweetened Coconut Milk 2 cup


ground cinnamon 1 tbsp


baking powder 1 tsb


egg whites 2


Directions
  1. Mix together all ingredients until you achieve a pancake-like consistency.
  2. Preheat a pan over medium heat, then spray pan with non-stick spray.
  3. Place mix into pan and cook both sides until mix is fully cooked through. Test with a toothpick.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1) Recipe yields 2
Amount per serving
Calories 238
Total Fat 4 g
Total Carbs 19 g
Protein 32 g

6

Cooked Albacore Patties

Chicken day in and day out can become, well, boring. Change up your meal plan while still meeting your macros with this savory tuna recipe.

Cooked Albacore Patties

Ingredients

Albacore Tuna 2 cans


Avocado Oil 1 tbsp


Old Bay Seasoning 1tsb


sundried tomatoes 1 tbsp


Directions
  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add avocado oil to skillet, drain albacore, and place fish in skillet.
  2. While albacore is cooking, add old bay seasoning to each side. Flip and cook.
  3. After cooking each side for 3-4 minutes, add sun dried tomatoes to the pan and turn heat to low.
  4. Let all ingredients cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (1 patty) Recipe yields 2
Amount per serving
Calories 302
Total Fat 14 g
Total Carbs 13 g
Protein 41 g

7

Protein Scramble

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it count! Serve up a heap of protein first thing in the morning to fuel your day.

Protein Scramble

Ingredients

Egg whites 9


Large Brown Eggs 3


Sweet Italian-Style Chicken Sausage 1


tomatillo avocado salsa 4 tsp


Directions
  1. Dice chicken sausage and put into a warmed skillet to brown. While waiting, beat eggs and egg whites together.
  2. Once chicken sausage is browned, spray skillet with non-stick spray and pour beat eggs into the skillet with the sausage. Mix all ingredients frequently until eggs are cooked through.
  3. Place on plate and top with tomatillo avocado salsa.


Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 494
Total Fat 21 g
Total Carbs 8 g
Protein 67 g

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