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7 Most Reliable High Protein Diet Recipes
- Using recipes that include lean protein like chicken or turkey breast is a good idea
- Egg whites and whole wheat pasta can be used to make traditional dishes like omelets and lasagna healthier
- Vegetarian items like edamame beans and tofu are also great sources of protein
Although there is plenty of debate about what types of diets work, high protein diet plans are a good choice if you are trying to add lean muscle mass. But you do need to watch the types of protein you consume. Below are seven excellent recipes highlighting some of the best high protein diet foods available. Not all of the recipes are low in carbohydrates but all of them are good sources of protein.
7. Chicken & Lime Butter
Chicken breasts are one of the best ingredients to use for high protein diet recipes. With this recipe, you’ll want boneless and skinless chicken breasts fried in vegetable oil then served in a sauce made from lime juice, unsalted butter, dill, and chives.
6. Turkey Breast Diane
Like chicken, turkey breasts are an excellent source of protein that contains low levels of saturated fat. In these high protein diet recipes, you would fry turkey breast cutlets rubbed with lemon pepper. Then the breasts should be covered with a combination of lemon juice, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and parsley.
5. Maple Glazed Salmon
Not only is salmon a great addition to protein diet plans because of its low fat and high protein content but it’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are good for the body. With this recipe, you start by making the maple glaze which combines maple syrup (the real stuff if you can get it), soy sauce, ginger, water, and cornstarch. Combine these ingredients until they form a thick sauce. Pour some of the glaze over the uncooked salmon before baking it then baste the salmon with more of the glaze about halfway through its cooking time. The total time in the oven for the salmon should be about 18 minutes.
4. Asparagus Omelet
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but too often the protein traditionally available for this meal is high in fat and/or cholesterol. This omelet is a good way to get the protein you need to start your day but without everything you don’t want. First, you’ll want to cook the asparagus until its tender. Then make the omelets. To keep cholesterol levels low without sacrificing protein amounts, use either egg whites or egg substitute. Once the omelet is cooked on both sides, add the asparagus and some shredded Swiss cheese before folding in half and serving.
3. Vegetarian Lasagna
There’s no need to abandon your love of Italian food just to avoid eating too many carbohydrates. Instead, use whole wheat lasagna noodles which are better all around. Make the lasagna filling from a combination of egg whites, cottage cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Layer that mixture between the noodles along with some spinach and tomato sauce. Bake in the oven for more than an hour with foil over the top.
2. Edamame Soup
While many soups include some protein, such as chicken or beef, this recipe can be a great source of protein for vegetarians. First, you soften onions and potatoes in a pan. Then add vegetable broth and the frozen edamame beans. Cook everything together then add to a food processor along with some sour cream.
1. Tofu Protein Burgers
You can still have your burgers without eating all of the high fat associated with red meat. Tofu is a great substitute. Combine toasted pumpkin and cumin seeds with black beans, bread crumbs, tofu, and flavorings. These flavorings can include miso paste, onions, ginger, and garlic. More bread crumbs might be needed to form the patties then just cook each patty as you would a hamburger and serve.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.