We all know by now that protein plays an essential part in maintaining a balanced diet, but sometimes we’re in need of an extra boost. Whether it be for some extra muscle gain or to simply feel fuller for longer, these tasty high protein meals will certainly keep you satisfied, from breakfast until supper.
High Protein Breakfast Ideas
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s no better way to start off the morning than with something that’s high in protein. One of the main benefits of a high protein breakfast is that protein is more difficult for the digestive system to break down, so it can keep hunger pangs at bay for longer and help you last until lunch!
You can’t beat bacon and eggs for breakfast, and both happen to be incredibly good sources of protein. Enjoy with some beans for even more some extra protein and a strong cup of tea or coffee to wash it all down.
Pancakes are another breakfast favourite, but they aren’t usually very protein heavy, comprising mostly of carbohydrates, depending on the recipe and toppings. However, pea pancakes flip the script and will give your breakfast a serious protein boost, as peas are one of the most protein rich vegetables. This allows you to still enjoy a classic pancake breakfast but get a protein rich start to your day.
You can also check out our pancake toppings guide for an extra treat!
High Protein Meal Ideas
Whether you’re looking for new lunch or dinner ideas, or trying out a high protein diet plan, we’ve got you covered! Below we’ve pulled together a couple of our favourite high protein recipes to inspire you and helpkeep you fuller for longer.
Check out this monster masterpiece of a burger, made with our premium beef quarter pounders, which are rich in flavour as well as protein. Add some BBQ sauce for an extra smoky flavour and serve with homemade chips for a full on feast.
Chicken pasta bake is the perfect combination of protein and comforting carbohydrates, giving you a satisfying boost in energy while keeping hunger at bay. You can add a pasta sauce to enhance the flavour, and even add texture by usingBirds Eye crispy chicken dippers!
High Protein Vegetarian Meals
Being a vegetarian, or even just going meat-free from time to time, doesn’t mean you need to miss out on protein, or flavour! There are tons of high protein vegetarian foods that are healthy and help keep your diet balanced. There is more selection than ever, so check out our Green Cuisine range, for a selection of tasty meat-free substitutes, with all the same nutritious benefits as if you were eating regular meat.
Everyone loves a classic spag bol, and there’s no way you should miss out on a treat just because you don’t eat meat (rhyme intended).
High Protein Snacks
We all get a little peckish in-between meals, or need a quick pick-me-up before a workout, and there’s nothing better than a high protein snack to keep you going just that little bit longer.
Using Birds Eye garden peas, create a twist on the nation’s favourite dip and make a delicious green pea hummus (peas are packed with protein, remember?) Chop up some carrots or cucumber to dip in, and you’ve got yourself a delightful snack to keep you going before your next meal.
Everyone loves a sweet muffin, but have you ever had a savoury one? These triple protein packed delights are perfect for an afternoon or mid-morning snack and ideal to give you that extra boost in protein when you need it.