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!
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.
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 ❤️
9. Macro-Friendly Philly Cheesesteak Casserole
For a high volume meal that’s full of flavor! Recipe from emmadoofit ❤️
10. Macro-friendly Loaded Baked Potato Soup
I don’t think this one needs an explanation. Just yum. Recipe from emmadoofit ❤️
This recipe from haleynicolefit is super low in carb, but high in protein & flavor.
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.
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!
20. Low Fat Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
And finally for when those fall days get chillier nothing beats chicken soup 🙂