9 Healthy High Protein Dinners Under 550 Calories!

 

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There is so much confusion as to what we should and should not eat at certain times of the day when we are trying to be healthy, don’t eat carbs! don’t eat fats! don’t eat red meat! at the end of the day unless your in preparation for a competition or major sporting event you can pretty much eat what you want when you want as long as it is in moderation and not high in the bad stuff like trans fats and sugar. Yes i’m pointing my finger at you Maccas!

Because we are always here to help, I sorted through the recipe book and got the best bunch of dinners with more than 20 grams of muscle building protein that are still a waist slimming 550 calories or fewer per serving — mostly because they contain whole, minimally processed ingredients which is what we all love right?!

I’m salivating already, let’s dive in!

1. Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

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Zucchini stuffed with chicken Parma, This is my favorite.

Calories: 500 (includes three zucchini boats)
Protein: 57.3g

Full recipe HERE!

2. Garlic Teriyaki Shrimp

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Probably better for you than takeaway, and it only talks 30 minutes to whip it up.

Calories: 272
Protein: 43.95g

With a cup of brown rice: Add 216 calories and 5 grams of protein.

Full recipe HERE!

3. Marinara and Kale Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bowls

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Halve a spaghetti squash, toss in the kale, cheese, and marinara, and you’ve got stringy, gooey comfort food.

Calories: 513
Protein: 23.8g

Full recipe HERE!

4. Sizzling New York Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

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Throw this on a bed of leafy greens (3 cups spinach, romaine, etc.) and you’re good to go.

Calories: 450 (includes 3 cups of greens and chimichurri sauce)
Protein: 74.8g

Full recipe HERE!

5. One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies

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Mo’ pans mo’ problems. So this savory dish only uses one! it’s a good night to offer to wash up.

Calories: 450
Protein: 35.9g

Full recipe HERE!

6. Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Quickly toss together the filling, stuff the peppers, sprinkle some cheese, throw in the oven, and voilà — dinner is served.

Calories: 496
Protein: 45.9g

Full recipe HERE!

7. Parmesan Crusted Cod

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Switch up your dinner routine with this baked cheesy recipe. you don’t have to use cod you can use basa as well.

Calories: 230
Protein: 21.4g

Full recipe HERE!

8. Baked Salmon With Lentils and Lemon Herb Sauce

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Only takes five ingredients and one pan. Heck yes.

Calories: 516
Protein: 24.6g

Full recipe HERE!

9. Pizza Frittata

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Pizza is good. So is breakfast. And with this dish, you can have it all.

Calories: 450
Protein: 29.2g

Full recipe HERE!

 

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