As a former teacher, August coming around always brought with it a ton of anxiety!
And a return to meal prepping my lunches.
So whether you’re a teacher going back to work, someone who never left the office (virtual or otherwise) or a student yourself, give some of these high protein meal prep recipes a try!
Why high protein you ask?
Meals higher in protein are more physically satisfying & will keep you full for longer! Everyone can benefit from higher protein diets, not just people looking to build muscle.
Without further ado, here’s the list:
This whole meal comes together in 20 minutes just one pot!
You can’t go wrong with the basics here & using 96/4 beef for the meatballs helps keep it low fat.
If you’re craving something fresh for lunch, give this a try! And if you’ve never tried farro–another ancient grain before–this is the perfect recipe to test it out.
Low carb, low fat, basic & full of flavor.
Arguably one of my easiest meal preps to date! I personally make this one over & over
6. This Copycat Hamburger Helper
This might be one of my most popular recipes with my clients!
For a slightly healthier version of the Scotch Egg Classic. They reheat well in the microwave–perfect for a grab & go breakfast.
This one can be made in the instant pot & is basically an upgraded version of the “bro-bodybuilder Chicken & Rice Meal”
For a one pan meal perfect for family dinners or to prep for the week
Another bodybuilder “chicken & rice” upgrade but with a French Ratatouille flair–also made in the instant pot!
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This recipe from haleynicolefit is super low in carb, but high in protein & flavor.
For a high protein on-the-go breakfast. Recipe from laurenfitfoodie.
This stuff is famous in the macro foodie world on instagram. Don’t sleep on it! Recipe from laurenfitfoodie
Another high volume winner here with lots of flavor! Recipe from laurenfitfoodie.
This is a treasured family recipe! Perfect for a family dinner or a meal prep for work.
This is another easy breakfast recipe to make ahead! Just double or quadruple the recipe.
This one is from my cookbook A Foodie’s Guide to Macros. One fourth of the recipe (such a massive slice!!) has 264 calories, 29.4 grams of protein, 6.8 grams of fat, & 19.2 grams of carbs.
This is another one from my cookbook–A Foodie’s Guide to Macros. 1/4 of the recipe comes out to less than 300 calories with 35.9 grams of protein!
19. Teriyaki Bowls
If you’re needing something super quick & simple check out these teriyaki bowls!
And finally for when those fall days get chillier nothing beats chicken soup 🙂
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