7 Beautiful High-Protein Foods

A good workout helps light the torch but nothing help fuel muscle growth quite like high-protein hearty foods. Whether that includes a protein scoop or a main protein source as part of your dish, each of these healthy recipes serves up a good dose of muscle-building macro nutrients, eat up and fuel up.

Who doesn’t love a nice custard as a dessert.

1) Casein Pumpkin Custard

When you are not in the mood for pudding or jello it is more likely to be custard you are craving. Skip the half and half and artificial sweeteners, instead opt for this mixture of protein, spices and vitamin A rich pumpkin.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Libby’s 100% pure pumkin
  • 1 Tbsp imitation vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Scoops of vanilla casein protein powder

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Blend thoroughly.
  3. Enjoy.

Nutritional Info

Creates one serving at 328 calories, 2g fat, 29 g carbs and 54g protein.

A great combination of flavor.

2) Casein Pumpkin Protein Shake

Casein shakes do not have to be thick and hard to digest, create a great flavor combination with this recipe that creates savory notes of pumpkin with sweet hints of cinnamon and blends them all together with a vanilla cream base.

Ingredients

  • 2 Scoops of vanilla cream casein protein powder
  • 2 Cup of Libby’s 100% pure pumkin
  • 1 Tbsp of imitation vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup of water

Directions

  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 10-15 seconds.
  2. Add a handful of ice for texture if the consistency is not to your liking.
  3. Enjoy.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving that contains 269 calories, 1g of fat, 13g of carbs and 52g of protein.

An all-time favorite flavor.

3) Combat Vanilla Peppermint Shake

There is a lot of popularity around peppermint. From patties and candy canes to coffee and schnapps, it is a big crowd favorite. Harness this flavor in a good for you shake with added sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 2 Scoops of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Cup of dairy-free unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/8 Tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1 Cup of ice
  • 3 Tbsp of finely crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Enjoy.

Nutritional Info

1 Serving at 320 calories, 8g of fat, 11g of carbs and 51g of protein.

A delicious treat you don’t have to feel guilty about.

4) No Bake Cookie Bars

Cookies are beautiful but their fat content falls outside of the healthy zone, they require cooking and instant gratification leaves the room but there is an easier solution, drop the traditional recipe for this healthy no-bake version.

Ingredients

  • 8 Scoops of vanilla protein powder.
  • 2 Cups of dairy free unsweetened coconut milk.
  • 3 Cups of oats.
  • 1 Packet of sugar-free, fat-free pudding.

Directions

  1. Mix all the contents in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Coat the baking dish in a non-stick spray and place mix into the dish.
  3. Cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Enjoy.

Nutritional Info

Recipe yields upto 8 servings, this is per bar.

255 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 25g carbs and 28g protein.

A traditional favorite reinvented.

5) Pancakes

Forget the bowl of cold cereal and get rid of hunger the right way with a nice stack of fluffy, protein-filled pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 2 Scoops of vanilla protein powder.
  • 1 Cup of oats.
  • 2 Cups of dairy-free unsweetened coconut milk.
  • 1 Tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tsb of baking powder.
  • 2 Egg whites.

Directions

  1. Mix together all ingredients until you get a pancake like consistency.
  2. Preheat a pan over medium heat and spray pan with a non-stick spray.
  3. Place mix in the pan and cook both sides until the mix is cooked all the way through, test it with a toothpick.

Nutritional Info

Recipe creates 2 servings, this is per serving.

238 Calories, 4g of fat, 19g of carbs and 32g of protein.

Makes a change from chicken every day.

6) Cooked Albacore Patties

Chicken everyday can get a bit boring, change-up your meal plan whilst still meeting your macro needs with this savory tuna recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans of Albacore tuna.
  • 1 Tbsp of avocado oil.
  • 1 Tsb of old bay seasoning.
  • 1 Tbsp of sun-dried tomatoes.

Directions

  1. Heat skillet over a medium-high heat. Add avocado oil to skillet, drain albacore and place fish in skillet.
  2. Whilst the albacore is cooking, add oil bay seasoning to each side, flip and cook.
  3. After cooking each side for 3-4 minutes, add in the sun-dried tomatoes and turn the heat down low.
  4. Let all the ingredients cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

Nutritional Info

Per pattie (this recipe yields two).

302 Calories, 14g of fat, 13g of carbs and 41g of protein.

A protein scramble has so much to offer.

7) Protein Scramble

Breakfast is without a doubt the most important meal of the day so it is good to make it count, serve up a heap of protein first thing in the morning to help start off your day right.

Ingredients

  • 9 Egg whites.
  • 3 Large brown eggs.
  • 1 Sweet Italian-style chicken sausage.
  • 4 Tsp of tomatillo avocado salsa.

Directions

  1. Dice up the chicken sausage and put into a warmed skillet to brown. Whilst waiting, neat the eggs and egg whites together.
  2. Once the chicken sausage is browned, spray the skillet with a non-stick spray and pour the beat eggs into the skillet with the sausage. Mix up all the ingredients frequently until the eggs are cooked through.
  3. Serve and top with the tomatillo avocado sauce.

Nutritional Information

Is 494 calories, 21g of fat, 8g of carbs and 67g of protein per serving.

All of these are high-protein foods you can include in your diet to help you lose weight or gain muscle mass dependent on your plan, there is also a fantastic system available out there that can help you achieve your goals even faster with designated meal plans tailored to the individual. Check it out here.

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