Check out these easy high-protein sides dishes that are all healthy, low in carbs, and quick to get on the table for dinner!
High protein dishes are ideal since they can keep you full for longer periods of time, making you less likely to overeat or snack between meals. Furthermore, protein is important in maintaining and increasing muscle mass.
What is High Protein?
There is some variation in what percentage is considered "high protein" but generally 20% to 40% of calories coming from protein 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.
Favorite High Protein Sides
Here is a round-up our favorite high protein side dishes. All of these dishes are also low in carbs and keto-friendly, so they have minimal impact to blood sugars and are sugar-free. Additionally, they're all 8 ingredients or less and are easy to make, so getting them on the table is simple during busy weeknights. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!