Here are more than 20 tasty high-protein, low-carb meals — including breakfast, lunch and dinner. They're easy to make and will keep you satisfied!
High-protein, low-carb meals are ideal for weight loss and weight maintenance since they help keep you full for longer periods of time. Therefore, you’re less likely to overeat or snack between meals. Additionally, protein is important in maintaining and increasing muscle mass.
What is Considered High Protein?
There is some variation in what percentage is considered "high protein" but generally 20% to 40% can be considered high. Wikipedia defines a high protein meal or diet as more than 20 percent of calories from protein, while Diet Doctor uses 25 percent to 35 percent of calories from protein.
High protein, low-carb meals focus on lean sources of protein like chicken, beef, seafood, eggs, and low-fat dairy products. They also include low-carb veggies or fruit, like broccoli, asparagus or berries, and healthy sources of fat like avocadoes, nuts, and olive oil.
Our favorite High Protein, Low Carb Meals
Here are 20 of our favorite high-protein, low-carb meals including take-and-go breakfasts, easy-to-pack lunches, and quick dinners. You can read more about the benefits of high-protein meals at healthline.com.