These high-protein lunch ideas are healthy, delicious and easy to make! Plus most of them won’t make you crave a nap right after.
Protein is extremely important for your body – it not only helps build muscle, it also keeps your overall health in check, because it plays so many different roles in the human body.
So, in case you’ve been feeling like you can have some more protein in your life, you’ve come to the right place on the internet! These high-protein lunch ideas include salads, bowls, hot meals as well as sandwiches and wraps. They’re easy to prepare, super delicious and of course – packed with protein.
Protein Packed Salads and healthy Lunch bowls
If you want to have a full meal for lunch and get in more nutrition, make a salad or a healthy lunch bowl! These here are a great choice!
Healthy Ground Turkey And Veggie Bowl. Perfect for meal prepping, which can save you lots of time and effort throughout your hectic week.
Steak Burrito Bowl. These bowls burst with flavors and are packed with protein. All you need is some steak, your favorite seasonings, rice and some veggies.
Super Healthy Cobb Salad. With hard-boiled eggs, chicken, spinach and other tasty vegetables this is the perfect high-protein meal to have for lunch.
Chicken Quinoa Salad. Turning up the heat with this meal works wonderfully, so if you’re a fan of spicy food you should definitely make this a hot one.
Japanese Teriyaki Bowl. You can prep this delicious lunch with homemade teriyaki sauce or store-bought – it will still be tasty!
Steak And Lentil Salad With Rocket Salsa Verde. If you’re having guests over and certainly want to leave a good impression (maybe even flaunt your cooking skills a bit), you should definitely make this delicious salad.
Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls. You’ll be surprised how often you’ll want to be making this after you’ve tried it.
High-Protein Sandwiches and wraps
Sandwiches and wraps have a special place in my heart. I know I can’t be the only one, that’s why we’ve got some high-protein sandwiches and wraps on our list of healthy lunch ideas as well!
Healthy Shrimp Quesadilla. This combination is to die for, it is extremely delicious, super healthy and satiating!
Spiced Chickpea Broccoli Wrap. A quick recipe with unusual ingredients, but still super tasty and will leave you feeling satiated.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich. If you love chicken and pesto, which I’m pretty sure we all do, just put them into two slices of bread and enjoy lunchtime!
15-Minute Spicy Chicken Wraps. Whenever you’ve got some leftover chicken, tortillas and avocado, these wraps should be on the menu!
High-protein Baked Lunches
Basically, this part of the collection of high-protein lunch ideas includes things you can bake, then grab and go for lunch. You can serve them as is, or with some salad on the side.
Mediterranean Tuna Pie. Tuna and eggs are both high-protein foods and they go incredibly well together in this easy and delicious Mediterranean-style bake!
Easy Chicken Egg Bake. Another one you can make with leftover chicken! If you feel like you need some carbs with these, just serve with some toast or turn the whole thing into a sandwich!
Feta And Spinach Lunch Muffins. These are SO good and make a great protein-packed vegetarian lunch! I love to reheat them in the oven, but if you don’t have access to an oven at lunch – enjoy them cold!
Hot lunch Ideas
Now, if the weather is cold and you need something to heat you up from the inside – these hot high-protein lunches will do!
30-Minute Cauliflower and Chicken Soup. This soup is amazing for lunch or for dinner as it’s light, flavorful it’s super healthy and packs a ton of healing vegetables and protein too!
Chicken Stroganoff. This creamy goodness will leave you wanting more! It’s super easy to make and can be served with rice, pasta or eaten plain as it is.
Crockpot Tuscan Chicken. This recipe uses chicken, spices and cheese – and it creates a delicious creamy goodness that will leave you feeling full and happy.
Healthy Chicken and Bean Soup. This is exactly what you need on a cold day! This soup will warm you up and will provide the energy you need to stay awake and functioning for the rest of the day.
Ground Beef and Lentil Soup. Not only tons of protein, but also tons of iron, zinc and fiber – this soup is super nutritious and quite tasty!
More Healthy Recipes To Try
I hope you found some healthy high-protein lunch ideas you’d like to try! For more healthy recipes and ideas, check these out:
- 16 Paleo Diet Recipes For Dinner
- 7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan
- 25 High-Protein High-Fiber Meals
- 3 cups lettuce, chopped
- 2 cups spinach, chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro, thinly chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped*
- 8oz/ 220g cooked chicken breast*
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/4 cup olives
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- salt and black pepper
- While the eggs and chicken are cooking* prepare the vegetables. Peel and chop onion, peel and mince garlic, wash and chop cilantro, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers. Also peel and dice the avocado.
- Start arranging the salad by adding the greens on the bottom, then topping with the tomatoes, olives, avocado, cucumbers, cilantro, onions, garlic, chicken and the eggs.
- Drizzle olive oil, some lemon juice, sprinkle some salt and grind lots of black pepper all over.
- When it’s time to eat, give the salad a good toss and enjoy immediately.