9 Healthy, High Protein Recipes
My Favorite Go-To Meals When Dieting
But it can suck less!
Many people have this idea that a healthy diet is just this bland, joyless experience where they have to eat unseasoned chicken, rice, and broccoli all day to see results. (And lots of fun is made of this time-old trend).
Fortunately, this is as far from the case as you can get and in my experience, healthy food not only tastes better (when prepared correctly), but your body will begin to crave it because of how good it will subsequently make you feel.
We need to enjoy our diets because:
Food is one of the biggest joys we have in life
Food is the main driver of how we look and feel.
Yes, we have to actually lift the weights to grow muscle, but without proper nutrition, you can lift weights all day but it isn’t going to do much.
Diet is actually so important that we don’t even need to exercise to lose fat (though I highly discourage this). For this reason, we must place a premium on our diet and the foods we eat if we want to achieve whatever physique results we are after.
The most important part of your diet is always going to be adherence and consistency—you simply cannot make progress if you cannot stick with your diet. This is where this post comes into play. The better your diet is, the more likely you are to stick to it, and then presto! The better results you will get.
Now, I’m far from a chef and I am no culinary expert, but what I am is someone who eats for a living so I have an eye (tongue) for what tastes good. So today, what we’re going to bring to you are some of my favorite recipes and things to make that take all the blandness and boring out of a healthy diet and make the hard part of getting in-shape one of the more enjoyable parts.
So, to absolutely no surprise these meals are going to be high in protein, reasonable calories, and typically healthier alternatives to delicious meals we enjoy but our calorie goals don’t.
The goal here is not to make low-quality alternatives that taste like cardboard, no, that would defeat the purpose. These meals are DANK (“awesome” for you boomers who don’t know the turn of the millennia lingo).
The goal here is both healthy + good macronutrient content so these can make your life easier when trying to lose fat, build muscle, or really just enjoy reasonably portioned meals and don’t really give a shit what happens.
Anyway, you didn’t click the link or sign up to read this to hear me talk and talk and talk about whatever it is I’m going on about, to the meals:
1. Burrito Bowl of Gainz
This is a one-serving recipe. This is made multiple times a day and it helps me crush my macros every time.
8oz Ground Beef - 93/7 blend or Chicken Breat
50g white rice
28g fiesta blend cheese
70g Plain Greek Yogurt (Oikos Pro)
Dash of hot sauce (Frank’s red hot)
Pico de gallo
Spray cooking oil in the pan & add beef/chicken. Season to your liking. Cook on medium until brown ~7-10 minutes (or desired level of temp).
Rinse the rice and then throw it in the rice cooker for ~15 minutes or until cooked to desired consistency. (There are a million ways to make rice. You could also boil water, cook rice & then serve, or even cook it in the microwave; however, you prepare it is up to your preference).
When the beef/chicken and rice are done, add them into a bowl, and top with Greek yogurt, cheese, lettuce, and pico.
Calories: 620 Protein: 70g Carbs: 43g Fat: 17g
2. Hamburger Helper (This is literally the best thing I’ve tasted in years)
This is a 1-2 serving recipe. I can make this 1-2 times a day.
8oz Ground Beef - 93/7 blend
56g Chickpea Pasta (Banza)
100g Plain Greek Yogurt (Oikos Pro)
56g Mixed Fiesta Cheese
Spray cooking oil in the pan & add beef. Season to your liking. Cook on medium until brown ~7-10 minutes (or desired level of temp).
Meanwhile, boil water & then add in your pasta, cook until desired consistency ~10-15 minutes.
Once pasta and beef are cooked, combine them in the same pan, add more seasoning, & add in your Greek yogurt and cheese. Cook for ~5 minutes and then serve.
Calories: 870 Protein: 86g Carbs: 38g Fat: 38g
3. Greek Yogurt
This is a one-serving recipe.
340g Plain Greek Yogurt (Oikos Pro)
10g SF Instant Pudding Mix (Flavor of choice)
This IS the easiest recipe on here. Seriously, you can’t mess it up.
Add your Greek yogurt to a bowl and then add in your pudding mix. Mix ingredients together. If it is too thick, add a little milk or water. (We prefer the Fairlife Fat-free milk).
You can even put this in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to give this more of an ice cream-type consistency.
~Calories: 350 Protein: 50g Carbs: 17g Fat: 7g