5 High Protein Lunch Ideas For Weight Loss

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Protein is important for keeping you full and focused, so having enough at lunch is essential during your diet. You don't want to be hungry again before the end of your workday! These healthy recipes are easy and delicious. So here we have for you 5 high protein lunch ideas for weight loss that are great choices to keep you on track and stay full and healthy!

Salad niçoise with tuna 330 calories

Ingredients

  • 2 oz green beans, boiled
  • 3 oz white potato cubes, boiled
  • 2 radishes
  • 5 grape tomatoes
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1 egg boiled
  • 4 oz tuna
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • salt and black pepper

Preparation

  1. On a serving plate arrange chopped lettuce on the bottom and then line up ingredients neatly in rows.
  2. Drizzle with Dijon vinegar and olive oil dressing with salt and pepper before serving.

Tuna & potato 310 calories

Ingredients

  • 4 oz white potato cubes, boiled
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 3 radishes
  • 1 medium scallion
  • 4 oz tuna
  • 1 tbsp fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp white vinegar

Preparation

  1. Cut potato into cubes. Cook potatoes in a covered medium saucepan in a small amount of boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or just until tender. Drain and cool slightly.
  2. While cooking potato, stir together mayonnaise, yogurt, white vinegar, a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl add cucumber cubes, scallions, and radishes. Add cooked potatoes, tuna, and add the dressing and toss gently to coat.

Shrimp with peppers recipe 250 calories

Ingredients

  • 4 oz shrimp peeled, boiled
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, heat about ½ tablespoon olive oil over medium. Add garlic onion and bell peppers and sauté and cover until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover and add parsley corn salt and black pepper oregano and stir.
  3. add boiled shrimps and cook
  4. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Protein Fried Rice 400 calories

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown rice cooked
  • 4 oz chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion
  • 1/4 medium yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 medium red bell pepper
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 3 basil leaves chopped

Preparation

  1. Season meat with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Brown pieces in olive oil until golden. and transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet. Add onion, peppers, mushrooms add chopped tomato and cover until tender.
  3. Uncover and stir in tomato sauce, oregano, salt, pepper, cooked chicken, and chopped basil and cook over medium heat until liquid has evaporated & sauce has thickened.
  4. Add cooked rice and cook for another 2 minutes and serve.

Quick chickpea spinach salad 390 calories

Ingredients

  • 4 oz chicken breast
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • salt
  • 2 oz spinach
  • 3 oz chickpeas
  • 6 grape tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard
  • salt and black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. Drizzle the breast with olive oil and Season both sides with cumin, oregano, paprika, salt and bake in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Combine spinach, chickpeas, grape tomatoes, in a large bowl.
  4. in a small bowl stir together mustard, white vinegar, salt, and black pepper and add to the spinach, toss gently to coat.
  5. Arrange spinach mixture on a plate top with chicken slices.
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