Want to increase your protein intake? We rounded up over 35 of the best high protein lunch ideas to help you reach your health and wellness goals, and stay full and alert all afternoon long!
One of our biggest requests this year has been more high protein recipes – and for good reason! Protein is such an important part if any healthy diet, especially for woman. Having protein at your midday meal is a great way to ensure you are getting enough throughout the day.
Protein is essential for many things including:
- keeping you full and satisfied, since it takes longer to digest than carbohydrates.
- building and maintaining muscle mass.
- improving cognitive function, mental clarity and focus (aka no three o’clock slump!)
- regulating blood sugar level, as it helps to slow down the absorption of carbs and helps to prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes.
Eating more protein at your midday meal is great way to make sure you are getting enough throughout the day! And to make it as easy as possible for you, we have rounded up our favorite high protein lunch ideas from Confessions and around the web that are both delicious and healthy, too!
Let us know what your favorites are!
Warm High-Protein Lunch Ideas
These recipes are perfect for meal prep! Divide them up into your favorite meal prep containers, heat, and enjoy delicious and filling high-protein lunches every day of the week.
Cold High Protein Lunch Ideas
No microwave? Eating on the go? No problem! These high protein recipes can be eaten cold or at room temperature without any need for heating! Perfect for busy days!
Note: These recipes are guidelines and not professional medical advice. It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor regarding your diet and daily food intake.
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