20 Quick & Easy High Protein Meal Preps

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:

  1. Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Burrito Bowl 

This whole meal comes together in 20 minutes just one pot!

2. Spaghetti & Meatball Meal Prep 

You can’t go wrong with the basics here & using 96/4 beef for the meatballs helps keep it low fat.

3. Mediterranean Chicken Meal prep 

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.

4. BBQ Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Meal Prep 

Low carb, low fat, basic & full of flavor.

5. Korean Bulgogi Beef Bowls 

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!

7. Macro-friendlier Scotch Eggs

For a slightly healthier version of the Scotch Egg Classic. They reheat well in the microwave–perfect for a grab & go breakfast.

8. Broccoli Cheddar Tater Tot Bake

Who says you can’t have tater tots??

It’s basically chicken pot pie meets broccoli cheddar vibes. Recipe from emmadoofit ❤️

macro friendly Broccoli Cheddar Tater Tot Casserole

9. Macro-Friendly Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

For a high volume meal that’s full of flavor! Recipe from emmadoofit ❤️

Macro Friendly Philly Cheesesteak Casserole (High Volume)

10. Macro-friendly Loaded Baked Potato Soup

I don’t think this one needs an explanation. Just yum. Recipe from emmadoofit ❤️

Macro Friendly Loaded Potato Soup high protein

11. Broccoli Cheddar Bake

This recipe from haleynicolefit is super low in carb, but high in protein & flavor.

broccoli cheddar bake

12. Blueberry Sausage Pancake Bake

For a high protein on-the-go breakfast. Recipe from laurenfitfoodie.

13. Upside Down Cheesy Garlic Egg White Pizza

This stuff is famous in the macro foodie world on instagram. Don’t sleep on it! Recipe from laurenfitfoodie

14. Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Another high volume winner here with lots of flavor! Recipe from laurenfitfoodie.

15. My Grandma’s Lightened Up Jambalaya

This is a treasured family recipe! Perfect for a family dinner or a meal prep for work.

16. Loaded Baked Potato Cream of Rice

This is another easy breakfast recipe to make ahead! Just double or quadruple the recipe.

17. Macro-friendly Quiche

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.

18. Turkey Ratatouille

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!

20. Low Fat Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

And finally for when those fall days get chillier nothing beats chicken soup 🙂

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