A list of 50+ easy and healthy high-protein, low-carb recipes that taste delicious!
High-Protein, Low-Carb Meals
While I don't follow any particular diet, most of the recipes I create are generally low-carb, high-protein recipes.
It’s important to give your body nutrients, especially when you’re busy and living an active lifestyle. The best way to keep your body fueled (and avoid the hanger between meals) is to eat nutrient-dense foods!
When making meals or choosing snacks, consider the nutrients they offer. How much protein does the recipe contain? Does the meal contain enough carbs to keep you full?
While I don’t discriminate against any recipes, high-protein, low-carb recipes keep you full for longer, among other health benefits such as managing weight, building muscle, and preventing chronic illness.
Low-Carb, High-Protein Recipes
Here is a list of some of my favorite high-protein, low-carb recipes from my website!
The recipes are broken down into categories to make browsing easier. Each post contains the recipe, substitutions, nutrition information, and other helpful information.
If you are looking for high-protein, low-carb snack ideas that don't involve cooking, I have those too! Enjoy!
High-Protein Breakfast Recipes
Here's a roundup of my a few of my favorite high-protein, low-carb breakfast breakfast recipes! You can meal prep these recipes so you're ready for a busy morning.
Pancakes, Waffles, & Toast
Pancake Sausage Bites - This 3-ingredient recipe is perfect for meal prep and busy mornings. This is one of the easiest meal-prep recipes out there!
Protein French Toast - This is the BEST protein French toast recipe. Perfecting French toast means mastering flavor and texture in a repeatable process: this recipe delivers on all fronts AND gives you 33g of protein while you’re at it.
Protein Waffles - These protein waffles are made with only 5 ingredients (and no protein powder!) I always double or quadruple the recipe so I can make them for meal prep.
- The protein waffles recipe was so popular that I made two more versions: Pumpkin Protein Waffles and Apple Cinnamon Waffles
Casseroles & Skillets
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole - Say good morning to the cheesy hashbrown casserole recipe that is so easy you could accidentally make it!
Veggie Breakfast Casserole - Need more veggies in your life? What about protein? Start your day with this healthy veggie breakfast casserole.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash - There’s nothing to hash out: this Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash is what we’re having for breakfast. I pinky promise it's delicious, easy, & meal-prep friendly, too!
Cheesy Sausage Egg White Bites - Somebody said you were asking for an easy, four-ingredient recipe for delicious egg white bites with sausage and cheese. If that's the case, then I've got some fantastic news.
Cheesy Veggie Egg White Bites - Inspired by Starbucks' popular egg white bites, here's my high-protein take on some veggie egg white bites with spinach and roasted red bell peppers (sans the sous vide).
Sandwiches & Wraps
Egg White Grill - For an easy, homemade alternative to Chick-fil-A, check out this Chick-Fil-A Copy Cat Egg White Grill recipe.
Breakfast Club Sandwich - This is another easy breakfast sandwich, but this one has avocado and bacon (a power coupe if you ask me!)
Copy Cat Sausage McGriddle - It's like a better, homemade version of McDonalds....
Healthy Breakfast Wrap - This sweet and savory breakfast wrap sounds weird, but is actually so good I promise.
Healthy Overnight Oats Recipes - I have an entire list of 10+ versions of overnight oats recipes. These all have a great balance of protein and carbs. There's even flavors like Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats and Key Lime Pie Overnight Oats (my two favorites!)
- Berries and Cream Protein Oatmeal is one of my favorite flavors
High-Protein Lunch Recipes
Here's a roundup of my a few of my favorite high-protein, low-carb lunch breakfast recipes! Most of these are perfect for meal prep.
Healthy Chicken Salad - This 5-minute recipe is perfect for meal prep or when you need a quick, easy lunch recipe!
- The original recipe was so popular I made another version: Healthy Curry Chicken Salad
Chicken Enchilada Dip - This healthy chicken enchilada dip is the BEST. It's a high-protein, low-carb recipe that is easy, chicken-cheesy, and incredibly tasty!
Honey Garlic Chicken - This 15-minute recipe is so easy to throw together, and the sweet and tangy goodness will set you up with flavor for days.
Skillet Chicken Fajitas - Fajitas shouldn't be complicated, and they should be delicious. Don't overcomplicate things: make these cast iron skillet chicken fajitas and embrace the spicy, steamy goodness.
California Turkey Club Wrap - Give yourself the gift of avocado and bacon inside this delicious California turkey club wrap! This is the perfect 3 minute lunch recipe (and the ultimate present to yourself).
Chipotle Lime Turkey Burgers - Make these delicious, flavorful burgers once and enjoy them all week long!
Healthy Sloppy Joes - With a delicious tangy flavor, these healthy Sloppy Joes are sure to please any crowd—that is, if you don't want to keep it all to yourself! This rich, smoky sandwich melts in your mouth and fits right into a healthy nutrition plan. I call that a win-win!
Salads & Bowls
Panera Green Goddess Salad - One the days where I crave a big salad, I make this recipe! It's nutritious, filling, and more affordable than purchasing at Panera.
Fish Taco Bowl - This quick and easy Fish Taco Bowl is perfect for when you want to skip the part where it all falls out of the shell.
High-Protein Dinner Recipes
Here's a roundup of my a few of my favorite high-protein, low-carb dinner breakfast recipes! Even the pickiest of eaters will love these recipes!
Casseroles & Bakes
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake - This healthy buffalo chicken pasta bake was the most popular recipe of last year. It’s more delicious, more nutritious, and so easy to make!
Healthy Chicken Enchiladas - I pinky promise this delicious and easy recipe is one the entire family will love.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole - This Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole will bring these three starring ingredients to the front of your mind next time someone asks you to “Name a better trio.” I’ll wait.
Harvest Chicken Casserole - This casserole has quinoa, brussel sprouts, feta, chicken, sweet potatoes, and is basically the ultimate fall recipe (though you can definitely enjoy it anytime of year!)
Spaghetti Squash Casserole - Easy, satisfying, and good for your body and soul: try this awesome spaghetti squash casserole!
Pizza Pasta Casserole - This Pizza Pasta Casserole is high in protein, low in carbs, and a great addition to your weekly meal prep.
Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps - ”Healthy sesame chicken” doesn’t have to mean “worse sesame chicken.” Try this irresistible at-home sesame chicken recipe with lettuce wraps or rice bowls and you’ll wonder why you’ve had it any other way.
Turkey Pasta Primavera - Primavera might mean “spring,” but any time’s a good time to try out this incredible ground turkey pasta dish.
Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers - These Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers are the ultimate easy grill-ready crowd pleaser that hits all the right notes.
Easy Honey Garlic Salmon - Craving some salmon but not sure how to make it great? This easy honey garlic salmon is here to bring you a ton of flavor in just about 10 minutes—and you don’t even have to fire up the grill!
Cashew Chicken Stir Fry - Time to face facts: you're a Cashew Chicken Stir Fry person now. This delicious dish delivers on flavor AND fills you up at the same time.
Green Chili Chicken Skillet Enchiladas - I wanted to call this "deconstructed enchiladas," but it sounded too fancy. Whatever you call them, these green chili chicken skillet enchiladas are going to become a favorite.
Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow Cooker Recipes - I have plenty of slow cooker recipes that can be used for wraps, bowls, sandwiches, salads, or whenever you need to make a protein in bulk.
- Honey Sriracha Chicken
- Healthy Orange Chicken
- Firecracker Chicken
- Green Chili Chicken
- Healthy Buffalo Chicken
- Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs
Soups & Chilis
Sausage Potato Kale Soup - I promise this is way more exciting than it (probably) sounds.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili - Need a go-to turkey chili recipe in your rotation? Of course you do: it's this one. This slow cooker turkey chili is high-protein, easy, and so delicious!
Baked BBQ Chicken Meatballs - Don't let wings, nuggets, and strips have all of the fun: these baked bbq chicken meatballs are fast, fun, and macro friendly!
Sweet Chili Meatballs - Need some sweet heat in your meal plan? These baked sweet chili meatballs deliver the goods.
High-Protein Dessert Recipes
Here's a roundup of my a few of my favorite high-protein, low-carb dessert recipes! Because I could never sacrifice the sweets....
Oreo Chocolate Parfait - This oreo chocolate parfait is a high-protein bowl of Oreo chocolate swirly goodness! This healthy recipe uses 4 ingredients & takes 4 minutes to make.
Lemon Yogurt Parfait - This lemon yogurt parfait is a twist on the oreo chocolate version! It's a high-protein bowl of lemon creme & vanilla swirly goodness!
Homemade Chocolate Frosty - Good news: you can make a homemade chocolate frosty. Better news: It's high-protein & easy to make. The best news: I'll show you how in this post.
Healthy Peanut Butter Cups - These healthy peanut butter cups are nutritious and taste better than a Reese's! This easy and delicious recipe only requires 4 ingredients.
Healthy Double Chocolate Mug Cake - This is a dessert recipe where every spoonful is packed with warm, fluffy, perfect bites of chocolatey cake.
Monster Cookie Protein Bars - You will love these peanut butter protein bars with chocolate chips and M&M's. They are chewy, thick, and taste like cookie dough!
- If you enjoy the monster cookie version, you will also love these S'mores Protein Bars, Birthday Cake Protein Bars and Cookies and Cream Protein Bars!
Healthy Cake Batter Dip - This easy 3-ingredient funfetti recipe only takes 3 minutes to make. It's perfect for dipping fruits and graham crackers!
High-Protein Snack Recipes
Here's a roundup of my a few of my favorite high-protein, low-carb lunch snack recipes! These are perfect for game day or your next pot luck.
Fiesta Ranch Dip - You only need 4 ingredients, 3 minutes, and 2 hands to make this creamy dip today! It's perfect for a potluck or game day.
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip - Because everyone needs a go-to version of the best party appetizer. It's more delicious, more nutritious, and it only takes 5 ingredients and a crockpot (or microwave).
Rice Cakes Snacks - Whether you're in the mood for something sweet or savory, these four dressed-up rice cakes have your snack time covered.
High-Protein, Low-Carb Snacks - An entire list of high-protein, low-carb snack ideas!
Can you lose weight with a high-protein, low-carb diet?
Yes, absolutely. Each person will need a unique amount of nutrients based on activity level, age, lifestyle, etc. but if your goal is to lose weight, there are safe and healthy ways to do that with a high-protein, low-carb diet.
My recommendation would be to consult with a nutritionist, macro coach, or doctor about how to eat this way in a safe way to lose weight.
What are some good high-protein, low-carb meals?
Because pictures make everything more appealing, below you'll find each category that has the list of the low-carb, high-protein recipes for that meal along with a few pictures to browse.
These are some of the best high-protein, low-carb meals I have on my website! There's a mix of sweet and savory options.
What foods are high in protein and low in carbs?
Here are a few examples of the protein sources you'll find throughout these recipes. The list is not limited to these:
- Egg whites
- Cottage cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Meat sticks