21 Super Simple High Protein Recipes

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21 Super Simple High Protein Recipes
Last Updated: 4th October 2016

If you are trying to incorporate more protein into your diet but are unsure where to start, why not check out these 21 super simple high protein recipe ideas?

We have everything from nourishing meals to feed the whole family to delicious quick fixes that can be whipped up in 5 minutes, meaning that we have the perfect meal for you no matter your lifestyle. All recipes serve 2.

21 Super Simple High Protein Recipes

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Shredded Chicken


Shredded Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs (skin removed)
  • 4 tbsp. passata
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic cloves
  • 2 sweet potato
  • Mixed salad

Method

Place the sweet potatoes in a preheated oven at gas mark 6. Finely slice the garlic and put in a dish along with the passata, honey and seasoning. Mix well. Add the chicken and ensure that it is well coated. Pour the contents into an oven roasting bag and bakefor 45 minutes.

Once cooked, carefully shred the chicken using two forks, discarding the bones. Slice the potatoes in half and top with the shredded chicken. Serve with mixed salad.

Goat’s Cheese Frittata


Goat's Cheese Frittata

Image Source: Martha Stewart

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 150g fat-free cottage cheese
  • 60g goat’s cheese
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Method

Whisk the eggs, egg whites and cottage cheese together with the seasoning. Next, de-seed the pepper and chop along with the cherry tomatoes and spring onions. Place the spinach and chopped vegetables into a circular tin greased with coconut oil and poured the egg mixture over the top.

Place in a preheated oven at gas mark 6 for 20 minutes before removing and scattering the goat’s cheese on top. Bake for a further 5 minutes.

Sesame Salmon Stir Fry


Sesame Salmon Stir Fry

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 20g sesame seeds
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 100g egg noodles
    ¼ tsp grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 chilli
  • 3 spring onion
  • 100g baby corn
  • 100g sugar snap peas
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

Method

Cook the egg noodles according to the packet instructions. Heat one tablespoon of sesame oil in a pan and add the salmon fillets.

Slice the garlic and spring onion and add to a pan along with the ginger and remaining sesame oil. Turn the salmon over. Deseed and slice the chilli and pepper and add to the pan along with the corn and peas. Turn the salmon over again. Add the noodles, soy sauce and sesame seeds to the vegetables and toss together before serving with the salmon placed on top.

Steak and Chips


Steak and Chips

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Ingredients

  • 2 fillet steaks
  • 4 parsnips
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Method

Remove the ends from the carrots and parsnips and slice lengthways, place on a baking tray. Melt three tablespoons of coconut oil and pour over the vegetables with three-quartersof the salt and pepper. Toss well, ensuring all vegetables are coated.

Roast for 50 minutes at gas mark 6 in a preheated oven, shaking occasionally. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and add to a pan with the remaining coconut oil in. Cook to your liking before covering in foil and allowing to rest before serving.

Tuna Steak With Mango Salsa


Tuna Steak with Mango Salsa

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Ingredients

  • 2 tuna steaks
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 mango
  • Few sprigs of coriander (stalks removed)
  • 1 red onion
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 10 asparagus spears

Method

Place the tuna in a pan with the coconut oil, turning occasionally. Peel and finely dice the mango and red onion before placing into a dish. Remove the stalks from the asparagus and place into the pan with the tuna.

Finely chop the coriander before adding to the mango and onion along with the salt and pepper, mix well. Serve the tuna and asparagus topped with the mango salsa.

Mackerel Pate


Mackerel Pate

Image Source: Jamie Oliver

Ingredients

  • 2 tins mackerel in tomato sauce
  • 150g fat-freecottage cheese
  • ½ tbsp chilli flakes
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp black pepper
  • Bread of choice
  • Mixed salad

Method

Ensure there are no bones in the mackerel and place in the food processor with the cottage cheese and seasoning, blend until smooth. Serve with toasted bread of your choice and salad.

Sweet Chilli Prawns


Sweet Chili Prawns

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Ingredients

  • 200g raw prawns (peeled)
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 chilli
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • White rice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Method

Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet. Peel and chop the onion and garlic and add to a pan with the coconut oil. De-seed and slice the chili and pepper and add to the pan, stir occasionally. After 5 minutes, add the honey, prawns and seasoning and cook for a further 3 minutes before serving.

Surf and Turf


Surf and Turf

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Ingredients

  • 2 fillet steaks
  • 200g prawns
  • 300g sweet potato
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Method

Slice the sweet potato lengthwise and place on a baking tray. Melt three tablespoons of coconut oil and pour over the potato along with three-quarters of the salt and pepper and toss together. Roast on gas mark 6 in a preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Season the steak with the remaining salt and pepper and add to a pan with the remaining coconut oil. Cook to your liking before covering the meat in foil and allowing to rest.

Cook the prawns briefly in the juice from the steak. Serve.

Cheat’s Chickpea Curry


Cheats Chickpea Curry

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Ingredients

  • 2 tin chickpea
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp. garam masala
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 stock cube

Method

Peel and slice the onion and garlic and add to a pan with the coconut oil and sliced tomatoes. Add the tomato puree and spices before draining the chickpeas and adding them to the pan.

Dissolve one stock cube in 150ml boiling water and add to the pan along with the spinach.

Simmer for 10 minutes before serving.

Chilli Chicken Drumsticks


Chilli Chicken Drumsticks

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Ingredients

  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • White rice

Method

Cook the rice according to the packet instructions. Combine the herbs in a dish.

Dip each drumstick into the whisked egg followed by the mixed herbs to form a crust.

Bake in a preheated oven at gas mark 6 for 40 minutes and serve.

Three Bean Chilli


Three Bean Chili

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Ingredients

  • 1 tin kidney beans
  • 1 tin cannelloni beans
  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 2 white onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 200g passata
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Method

Peel and slice the onion and garlic and add to a pan with the coconut oil. Add the chopped tomatoes and pepper before adding the passata and seasoning.

Drain the beans and add to the mixture, stirring well.

Simmer for 15 minutes before serving.

Pan Fried Swordfish


Pan Fried Swordfish

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Ingredients

  • 2 swordfish steaks
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp black pepper
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Fresh vegetables

Method

Season the swordfish using the salt and pepper and place in a pan along with the melted coconut oil, turning often.

When the swordfish is cooked to your liking, squeeze the lemon juice over the steaks and serve with vegetables of your choice.

Chicken And Prawn Skewers


Chicken Prawn Skewers

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Ingredients

  • 200g chicken breast
  • 200g tiger prawns (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • Mixed salad

Method

Chop the chicken into chunks and arrange on skewers with the prawns.

Combine the honey, soy sauce and pepper in a dish and use this to glaze the skewers before placing in a preheated oven at gas mark 6 for 20 minutes. Serve with salad.

Tasty Turkey Salad


Tasty Turkey Salad

Image Source: Food Network

Ingredients

  • 200g turkey steak
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 40g dried cranberries
  • 40g cashew nuts
  • 40g feta cheese
  • Mixed leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Method

Season the turkey with oregano before frying in coconut oil.

Peel the avocado and chop into pieces, arrange on a plate with the mixed leaves.

Top with the cranberries, cashew nuts, feta and turkey before dressing with apple cider vinegar.

Mango And Quinoa Salad


Mango and Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cucumber
  • Mixed leaves
  • 50g corn
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Few sprigs of mint (stalks removed)
  • 100g quinoa
  • ¼ tsp salt

Method

Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions.

Peel and slice the mango and avocado and place in a large dish.

Add the corn, chopped cucumber, mint and shredded leaves along with the cooled quinoa.

Add the salt and mix well before serving.

Spicy Tuna Bake


Spicy Tuna Bake

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Ingredients

  • 2 tins tuna
  • 200g pasta
  • 200g passata
  • ½ broccoli
  • 1 tin corn
  • 40g jalapeño peppers
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Method

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.

Drain the tuna and add to a bowl along with the passata, corn, chopped broccoli and chopped jalapeños. Add the seasoning and pasta before mixing well. Transfer mixture into a heatproof dish and bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at gas mark 6.

Chicken Meatza


Chicken Meatza

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Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese
  • Mixed salad

Method

Butterfly the chicken breasts, place on a baking tray lined with grease proof paper and top with one tablespoon of tomato puree.

Arrange the spinach, tomatoes and cheese on top and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes at gas mark 6. Serve with salad.

Citrus Sea Bass


Citrus Sea Bass

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Ingredients

  • 2 sea bass fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Mixed vegetables

Method

Boil a pan of water and add the halved fruit along with a quarter of a teaspoon of salt. Place the sea bass into the pan, cover and poach for 8 minutes.

Remove the sea bass and season with salt and pepper before serving with fresh vegetables.

Beef Burgers


Beef Burgers

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Ingredients

  • 200g beef mince
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Burger buns
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • Sliced cheddar (optional)
  • Mixed salad

Method

Mix the beef with the peeled and diced onion, egg, salt and pepper and shape into patties. Place in a preheated oven at gas mark 6 for 30 minutes.

Mash the avocado and use this to spread on the inside of the burger buns. Place patties on the buns and top with cheese. Serve with salad.

Creamy Salmon And Broccoli Bake


Creamy Salmon and Broccoli Bake

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Ingredients

  • 200g salmon
  • 1 broccoli
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100g light cream cheese
  • 100g quark
  • 40g grated cheddar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp black pepper

Method

Chop and boil the broccoli for ten minutes before draining.

Peel and slice the onion and garlic and add to a pan with the coconut oil. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream cheese, quark, cheese, salt and pepper. Melt together over a very low heat.

Cut the salmon into small pieces and add to the pan along with the broccoli and spinach. Mix the ingredients together before transferring to a heatproof dish and baking at gas mark 6 in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Steak Salad


Steak Salad

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Ingredients

  • 2 fillet steaks
  • Mixed leaves
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 50g sundried tomatoes
  • 60g corn
  • 50g feta cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp pepper

Method

Season the steak with salt and pepper and cook to your liking in a pan with the coconut oil. Cover with foil and rest for 5 minutes.

Place the mixed leaves and chopped cucumber on a plate along with the tomatoes, corn and feta. Slice the steak and place on top of the salad, dress with balsamic vinegar.

These recipes are only some of the best to try. These are easy to make and the ingredients are highly available. Just keep in mind that you would get the most out of this type of diet if you couple it with regular exercise and discipline.

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