High Protein Meal Prep Recipes
Whether you are a macro tracker or not, the key to fitness success relies heavily on your diet. Specifically, including enough protein to help build lean muscle mass to keep your metabolism up and the calories burning. Pair that with the satiation from protein (it takes longer to digest thus keeping you feeling full longer) and you have yourself a 'recipe' for weight loss success!
To make hitting your protein goal easy during the week we have compiled 18 High Protein Meal Prep Recipes that require only a few ingredients and minimal time. Pair them with your favorite carb and healthy fat for a well-rounded meal.
PRO TIP: Switch up the protein to vary the meals. If something calls for steak, but you prefer chicken or just need to add a little variety, GO FOR IT! Also, any vegetarian/vegan protein option can be subbed in for eggs, fish, chicken or steak! The combinations are endless, so have fun! Now, you may be wondering...
How much protein do I need?
You need 10% to 35% of your calories to come from protein. So if you're eating 2,000 calories per day, you should be eating about 200–700 calories from protein, or 50–175 grams.
However, if you're trying to increase muscle mass, we would recommend that you lift weights regularly or and eat a range of 1.2-1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, or 0.5 to 0.8 grams per pound of body weight.
Combine that with these high protein meal prep ideas and you're making progress!
More High Protein Meal Prep Guides here:
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- High Protein Beef Meal Prep Recipes
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- Foods that are Secretly High in Protein