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27 High Protein Clean Eating Recipes

Clean eating is an endeavor on its own, let alone adding a high protein goal into the mix. That can be tough! These high protein clean eating recipes can help you meet your goals!

Like any lifestyle change, the secret is to prepare before you get started.

Collecting a rotating series of recipes you can rely on will help you to get past the cravings, difficult choices, and rough patches that might come with a change like this.

To help out, I’ve gathered twenty-seven of my favorite high-protein clean eating recipes into a single list! Keep this bookmarked and use it to stock your week with healthy, tasty meals.

Let’s dive straight in!

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1. Chicken and Sweet Potato Meal Prep

Chicken and Sweet Potato Meal Prep


First up, one of my favorite meal prep recipes of all time! This recipe is packed with protein, from the lean chicken to the high-protein root vegetables.

The sweet, light tomatoes help balance the richness of this meal and create some much-needed acidity.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 728

• Fats: 37g

• Protein: 56g

• Carbs: 43g

• Fiber: 8.6g

• Sugar: 12g

2. Savory Breakfast Bowl with Parmesan

Savory Breakfast Bowl with Parmesan


Next up, one of the best things you can do for a lifestyle change is make sure you start your day with a good breakfast. This savory breakfast bowl contains a healthy dose of parmesan.

The boiled eggs pack on the protein, and the raw vegetables are perfect for starting things on a fresh note. Check out these other clean eating brunch recipes!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 895

• Fats: 66g

• Protein: 26g

• Carbs: 56g

• Fiber: 16g

• Sugar: 14g

3. Chicken Salad Meal Prep

Chicken Salad Meal Prep


Looking for a quick and easy lunch to tide you over this week? The chicken salad meal prep is classic, an easy go-to with an addictively tangy dressing.

If you need some extra energy, add some whole grains like quinoa to boost the calories in a healthy way.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 597

• Fats: 31g

• Protein: 55g

• Carbs: 26g

• Fiber: 5.9g

• Sugar: 17g

4. Baked Herb Chicken Breasts with Couscous

Baked Herb Chicken Breasts with Couscous


Next up, this baked herb chicken breast recipe ensures you can prepare a whole week of lunches in just an hour!

The couscous and roasted peppers underneath are sweet, rich, and perfect with the herbaceous chicken.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 633

• Fats: 17g

• Protein: 61g

• Carbs: 56g

• Fiber: 7.5g

• Sugar: 9.7g

5. Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts


Next up, a simple sheet pan dish that won’t leave you with a pile of dishes (or a heavy feeling in your gut). If you love a one-pot wonder, then this is the meal for you.

This is a fall-friendly dish rich with spices and humming with that nuttiness that makes all fall dishes so great.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 471

• Fats: 16g

• Protein: 48g

• Carbs: 37g

• Fiber: 8.4g

• Sugar: 16g

6. Air Fryer Salmon

air fryer salmon


Next up, one of my favorite ways to use my air fryer! This honey soy glazed salmon is unbeatable, especially with a side of flash-fried garlic greens.

The crispy skin makes this dish feel super indulgent, but it’s actually a clean, high protein meal you can feel proud of.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 287

• Fats: 17g

• Protein: 26g

• Carbs: 7.2g

• Fiber: 0.6g

• Sugar: 4.5g

7. Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Are you as much of a fan of teriyaki as I am? Then you’ve got to try these delicious wraps! Rich, light, and sweet all at the same time, this is a next-level dish everyone should try at least once.

Each wrap is less than 200 calories, so it’s the perfect dish to make when you’re watching your intake.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 161

• Fats: 4.5g

• Protein: 22g

• Carbs: 7.1g

• Fiber: 0.7g

• Sugar: 3.8g

8. 3-Ingredient Honey Chicken Wings

3-Ingredient Honey Chicken Wings


The simpler a dish is, the more likely we actually are to make them! That’s why I love these 3-ingredient honey chicken wings.

Honey is unique because it actually helps tenderize meat while it marinades, and it caramelizes on the bone. All up, this is a simple, tasty dish perfect for game day.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 527

• Fats: 37g

• Protein: 26g

• Carbs: 23g

• Fiber: 2g

• Sugar: 6.2g

9. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

sheet pan chicken fajitas


Take Taco Tuesday up a notch with these super simple chicken fajitas. Rich with spice and twice as juicy, this recipe lets you enjoy an iconic Mexican dish without clearing up any dishes.

I really recommend enjoying this on rice, on tortillas, or just on its own!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 473

• Fats: 14g

• Protein: 44g

• Carbs: 44g

• Fiber: 7.1g

• Sugar: 4.7g

10. Egg Muffin Cups with Veggies

Egg Muffin Cups with Veggies


I really love egg muffin cups because they’re the ultimate versatile protein snack.

Enjoy a few for breakfast, keep a few in your fridge for a pre-lunch snack, or have a couple on the side for dinner.

Go wild with any vegetables you like for this recipe! This is a great way to clean out the vegetable drawer before your next grocery trip.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 81

• Fats: 3.7g

• Protein: 6g

• Carbs: 6.1g

• Fiber: 1.6g

• Sugar: 2.9g

11. Berry Protein Overnight Oats

 Berry Protein Overnight Oats


Berries, protein, and a side of tasty chia seeds, these overnight oats are more like a pudding you can enjoy at breakfast.

While these oats are great for breakfast, you can enjoy them any time of the day.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 430

• Fats: 8.5g

• Protein: 29g

• Carbs: 63g

• Fiber: 12g

• Sugar: 24g

12. Lemon Chicken with Veggies Meal Prep

 Lemon Chicken with Veggies Meal Prep


Lemon is one of the best seasoning agents you can use when you’re eating clean. It’s fresh, aromatic, and adds virtually no calories to the meal.

With that in mind, you can season the dish to your heart’s content and keep an easier eye on what you’re deciding to put in your body. Plus, it tastes amazing. Win-win!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 500

• Fats: 23g

• Protein: 40g

• Carbs: 35g

• Fiber: 7.3g

• Sugar: 11g

13. Mediterranean Shrimp Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Mediterranean Shrimp Bowls with Cauliflower Rice


Who says clean eating has to be boring? The Mediterranean has been figuring out how to make clean meals irresistible for centuries now, and we can benefit from all that hard work.

Case in point, this delectable shrimp bowl! Packed with vegetables and plenty of garlic, this is a light and fresh option for lunch or dinner.

Enjoy more high protein lunch bowl recipes here!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 447.1

• Fats: 23.3g

• Protein: 47.6g

• Carbs: 13.7g

• Fiber: 4.4g

• Sugar: 5g

14. Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Thai basil anyone? This is one of the most fragrant meals on the list, simply because it’s got a lesser-known herb baked into the delicious chicken mix.

Perfect for meal prepping or whipping up day-of, these wraps are an easy crowd favorite.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 302

• Fats: 16g

• Protein: 22g

• Carbs: 17g

• Fiber: 1g

• Sugar: 16g

15. Ground Turkey Egg Roll in a Bowl

Ground Turkey Egg Roll in a Bowl


Egg rolls are absolutely delicious, but they’re not exactly the healthiest thing you can eat. That said, everyone enjoys to deserve their favorite comfort meal.

That’s why this ground turkey egg roll bowl is out of this world! Lean, delicious, and a great way to battle the inevitable takeout cravings.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 243

• Fats: 11g

• Protein: 30g

• Carbs: 7g

• Fiber: 2g

• Sugar: 3g

16. Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Pistachio Crusted Salmon


Pistachios and salmon are a wonderful combination. Salmon is a slightly oilier fish with a robust flavor and plenty of great texture. So, it’s the perfect protein to anchor a pistachio crust.

Serve with a side of blanched greens, and you’re golden.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 409

• Fats: 26g

• Protein: 33g

• Carbs: 13g

• Fiber: 3g

• Sugar: 8g

17. Crispy Bang Bang Salmon Bites Bowls

Crispy Bang Bang Salmon Bites Bowls


Next up, here’s another delicious recipe that will help you fight those takeout cravings. Bang bang seasoning really lives up to its name! Powerful, punchy, and sticky sweet.

The creamy sauce on top of these bowls really makes it sing. Marinate the salmon ahead of time to make sure it really soaks up all those lovely flavors.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 976

• Fats: 41g

• Protein: 61g

• Carbs: 88g

• Fiber: 13g

• Sugar: 18g

18. Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Whole Chicken


That’s right, you can roast a whole chicken in your air fryer! It’s simple to create a perfectly-roasted chicken with very little effort thanks to this convenient appliance.

Tweak the marinade recipe to suit your unique needs. A basic herb butter chicken is just as easy to make as a honey soy garlic glaze, so experiment to your heart’s content!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 588

• Fats: 44g

• Protein: 42g

• Carbs: 6g

• Fiber: 3g

• Sugar: 0.4g

19. Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

 Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry


Next up, who knew combining two humble ingredients could make them twice as good as they are on their own? This chicken and cabbage stir fry is an Asian-inspired recipe you won’t want to miss.

Not only is it easy to prepare, but it’s also super affordable thanks to these simple ingredients.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 258

• Fats: 10g

• Protein: 29g

• Carbs: 12g

• Fiber: 4g

• Sugar: 5g

20. Healthy Sesame Chicken

Healthy Sesame Chicken


Sesame chicken is absolutely unbeatable. Rich, sticky, and sweet, it’s much easier to make a glaze this good than you might think! Serve with an assortment of your favorite fresh vegetables.

Add some fluffy white rice into the mix to pile on the energy, or stick with some wholegrain quinoa for a healthier touch.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 553

• Fats: 17g

• Protein: 52g

• Carbs: 45g

• Fiber: 3g

• Sugar: 12g

21. Chicken Avocado Salad

chicken avocado salad


One of the best ways to make your meal go the distance is to add some healthy fats into the mix. Avocado is one of the best vegetables you can rely on for this!

This chicken avocado salad meal prep is a unique take on a classic, allowing you to play around with the flavors and textures.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 78

• Fats: 5g

• Protein: 4g

• Carbs: 3g

• Sugar: 1g

22. Easy Asian Salmon

Asian salad


Asia is one of the best places to look for light, refreshing, clean dishes that just so happen to be packed with protein. This easy Asian salmon dish is one such meal!

Rich with all your favorite flavors and packed with protein, this meal prep dinner is a must-try for all salmon lovers.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 313

• Fats: 22g

• Protein: 23g

• Carbs: 5g

• Fiber: 0.38g

• Sugar: 0.19g

23. Baked Turkey Burgers

Baked Turkey Burgers


Turkey is a great source of lean protein, and an excellent substitute for red meat if you want to stay clear of the beef. These baked turkey burgers are out of this world!

You won’t miss the beef patties for a second, especially with the right sauce to cap these burgers off.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 148

• Fats: 3g

• Protein: 28g

• Carbs: 2g

24. Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Chicken and lettuce has a reputation as a boring combination, but it doesn’t have to be! These healthy chicken and lettuce wraps come packed with rich spices that make your taste buds sing.

If you want a little extra energy, try adding some grains to the mix for a boost.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 301

• Fats: 13g

• Protein: 30g

• Carbs: 19g

• Fiber: 2g

• Sugar: 10g

25. Chicken Apple Salad

chicken apple salad


Chicken and apple is one of those iconic combinations that you rarely see outside of Thanksgiving or Christmas. But, it deserves recognition all year round!

That’s why this chicken and apple salad is on the list. Rich, savory, with touches of sweet fragrance from the apple slices.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 333

• Fats: 18g

• Protein: 27g

• Carbs: 18g

• Fiber: 5g

• Sugar: 12g

26. Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Baked Chicken Drumsticks


Only got 15 minutes to spare and need something delicious for the whole family? Relax into this easy sheet pan dinner that comes packed with red onion, pumpkin, and spiced chicken legs.

You only need 15 minutes of prep time and 40 minutes total for this dish to come together.

Per Serving:

• Calories: 433

• Fats: 23g

• Protein: 22g

• Carbs: 35g

• Fiber: 6g

• Sugar: 13g

27. Healthy Orange Chicken

healthy orange chicken


Craving some orange chicken? You’re not alone! Here’s a healthy version that you can indulge in guilt-free. In total, this only takes 45 minutes to make, with 10 minutes of hands-on time.

In other words, this is just as easy – if not easier – than ordering some of your favorite takeout. Follow up your chicken with one of these high protein dessert recipes!

Per Serving:

• Calories: 470

• Fats: 13g

• Protein: 52g

• Carbs: 35g

• Fiber: 3g

• Sugar: 25g

That’s twenty-seven! Eating clean, high protein meals can be just as easy as eating indulgently, and this list proves it. I rely on many of these to get me through my week!

I’m curious: which of these recipes are you going to give a try this week? Are there any clean eating, high-protein essentials I missed? Let me know in the comments below!