31 High Protein Lunches

high protein lunches

These 31 High Protein Lunches are all low calorie and great for weight loss and weight maintenance!

Each of these high in protein meals has a minimum of 15g of protein and many have over 40g of protein!

high protein lunches

We have included vegetarian high protein lunches, as well as meal prep high protein lunch recipes.

Each high in protein lunch comes with a printable recipe card… simply click the photo or recipe card to collect it and find out more about the weight loss lunches.

These 31 High Protein Lunches are all low calorie, high protein and great for weight loss…

31 High Protein Lunches

These 31 high protein lunches are filled with take to work or school, weekend and even meal prep lunches.

We have supplied you with vegetarian options, as well as salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Copycat recipes from your favorite take out lunch spots and more can be found in the lunches high in protein below

The Best High Protein Lunch Ideas

These high protein lunch ideas ideas are all low calorie and healthy. Click on the photo or the recipe card to find the recipe… Plus a printable recipe card for each of the weight loss lunches below!

1. Chicken Burrito Bowls (34.8g of Protein)

These high protein lunches are just 399 calories and have 34.8g of protein!

You can cut more carbs and calories in this high protein lunch recipe by swapping out the rice for our Low Calorie Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice.

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

You could easily swap out the chicken for steak or carnitas. We even have a Taco Flavored Tofu Recipe for our vegetarian and vegan readers.

Healthy “Copycat” Chipotle Burrito Bowls
These healthy chicken burrito bowls are just 399 calories and super filling!
Skip the high calorie Chipotle burrito bowls, and try this healthy Mexican bowl recipe instead.
Comes with lots of toppings, and tips on how to make this a meal prep recipe too.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

2. Beef Teriyaki (25g of Protein)

This high protein lunch for work makes great meal prep, and can be served alone, or over rice or (we recommend) our Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe.

At just 200 calories, and 25g of protein this hearty high in protein lunch will keep you full and satisfied for hours.

Easy Beef Teriyaki Recipe

And at just 200 calories, you could easily double the serving for a larger meal. That would be 400 calories and 50g of protein!

Healthy Beef Teriyaki Recipe (LOW CALORIE)
Learn how to make teriyaki steak in a healthy way with is easy beef teriyaki recipe.
This recipe for teriyaki steak comes with a low calorie homemade beef teriyaki marinade that's great in this recipe and all teriyaki recipes.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Beef Teriyaki Recipe

3. “No Cook” Turkey Spinach Wrap (27.6g of Protein)

These turkey spinach wraps require no cooking and make a great high protein meal prep lunch!

With just 466 calories an 27.6g of protein, we know you’ll be satisfied and full after these lunches high in protein.

Healthy Turkey Spinach Wrap Recipe

Plus, these no cook sandwich wraps come with 5 yummy sandwich wrap spreads to choose from. So you can change it up weekly for new flavors.

Turkey Spinach Wraps (LOW CALORIE)
This Healthy Turkey Spinach Wrap Recipe is the perfect "No-Cook" lunch! It's easy to take with you to work, and comes with 5 different low calorie smears to keep your tastebuds happy all week (or month!)
At just 446 calories for this HUGE turkey wrap, you'll be full and satisfied for hours. It has OVER 27g of protein, healthy fats, and is even low sugar!
Special Tip: You can swap the turkey out for chicken, ham, even roast beef!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Turkey Spinach Wrap Recipe

4. Vegetarian Protein Salads (17.8g of Protein)

Making high protein meals vegetarian can be difficult… But we do have a few to choose from in this article.

At just 462 calories, this protein packed lunch (17.8g of protein) is great for vegetarians.

Healthy Recipe for Chickpea Salad

You can easily add in some Cooked Shredded Chicken, or some Crispy Baked Tofu to this recipe to boost protein more.

Vegetarian Salad with Protein
This vegetarian recipe for chickpea salad is the perfect packed lunch salad! Plus, it has 17.8 grams of protein!
You can easily toss this recipe together and take it to work. This vegetarian salad with protein is also a great side dish for any dinner!
Take this easy lunch salad with you for yummy a protein packed lunch salad that costs less than $3!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Recipe for Chickpea Salad

5. Chicken Pho (40.9g of Protein)

This low carb high protein lunch is just 262 calories and has 40.9g of protein!

You can take this protein lunch with you to work, it reheats beautifully and travels well making it one of the best high protein lunches for work.

Amazing Pho Recipe with Chicken

When it comes to high protein lunches low carb, this is one of the best! Plus it’s great in cold weather or when you’re feeling sick.

Amazing Pho Recipe with Chicken
This Amazing Pho Recipe with Chicken can be made in under 30 minutes! And this recipe for pho soup is low in calories too!
At only 262 calories per serving, you'll want to make this chicken pho recipe every week!
Check out this recipe
Amazing Pho Recipe with Chicken

6. Protein Packed Taco Salad (34.2g of Protein)

These high in protein meals make great lunches to take to work, or eat at home.

And at just 364 calories this protein packed lunch is also healthy for most diets. We even found you some protein chips (link in recipe below!) to enjoy with this yummy taco salad recipe.

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

This protein packed lunch salad can be served with beef, chicken, turkey, or even vegan. And be sure to see the protein add-ins we supplied you with in the recipe card.

The BEST Healthy Taco Salad Recipe
This Healthy Taco Salad Recipe can be made with beef, turkey, chicken, or even vegan! Making the 364 calorie salad great for all diets!
We even found you some protein chips to add to the salad should you desire the crunch without the guilt!
Special Tip: This Mexican Salad makes a great meal prep lunch or dinner! So make extras and store servings for lunches and dinners this week. Just add the avocado and dressing at the last minute to avoid browning and soggy salads.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

7. Teriyaki Meatball Meal Prep (42.3g of Protein)

You can easily make these high protein meals low carb, with our Cauliflower Rice, or Cauliflower Fried Rice recipes!

At just 345 calories and with a whopping 42.3g of protein, these make great high protein recipes for weight loss!

Teriyaki Turkey Meatball Meal Prep for Lunch

Though the recipe calls for ground turkey, you could use ground beef or chicken if you prefer.

Teriyaki Turkey Meatball Meal Prep Lunch (LOW CALORIE)
These homemade meal prep lunches are just 345 calories and take just 30 minutes to make (no matter how many you make!)
Try this asian meatball meal prep lunch for work this week… you'll love the yummy flavors and the way this meal prep lunch fills you up.
This teriyaki turkey meatball meal prep lunch also makes great meal prep dinners! So stock up and freeze extras! As a bonus, you don't even need to cook the broccoli as it will steam in the container when you reheat!
Check out this recipe
Teriyaki Turkey Meatball Meal Prep for Lunch

8. “No Cook” Smoked Salmon Lunch Wraps (23.7g of Protein)

These no cook lunch wraps are packed with protein and great take to work or school meals.

At just 298 calories, these high protein lunch ideas for weight loss will fill you up while leaving enough calories for a yummy snack later.

Healthy Lunch Wrap Recipe

If you’re not a fan of smoked salmon, don’t fret… We have 10 More High Protein Lunch Wraps to choose from!

Smoked Salmon and Chickpea Sandwich Wrap
This smoked salmon sandwich wrap recipe is just 298 calories!
Try this healthy lunch wrap with chickpeas… you can swap out the salmon for sliced turkey if you're not a salmon fan.
The dill cream cheese spread (included!) goes great with the salmon, but you can swap out the salmon for avocado, chicken, or just remove it and add more chickpeas.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Lunch Wrap Recipe

9. Vegetarian Meal Prep Salad Jars (15.1g of Protein)

Vegetarian meals are often hard to pack full of protein… but these 293 calorie “no cook” salad jars have over 15g of protein!

And you could easily add in some Crispy Baked Tofu to boost the protein in these meal prep lunches.

Meal Prep Salad Jar Recipes

You can make these lunches high in protein by adding in some Shredded Chicken or Baked Tofu!

LOW CALORIE Meal Prep Salad Jars
These meal prep salad jars are just 293 calories, vegetarian, and have over 15g of protein!
You can easily boost protein even more and add in some feta cheese, or for non vegetarians – some shredded chicken.
Special Tip: The key to a great meal prep salad jar, is keeping the crunch. Which means you want to add the items with the most crunch (bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, celery) in first. They will marinate in the salad dressing and create a barrier to keep the lettuce crispy.
Check out this recipe
Meal Prep Salad Jar Recipes

10. Fish Taco Bowls (28g of Protein)

These fish taco bowls make great high in protein lunches!

At just 293 calories with 28g of protein, you’ll be enjoying your favorite tacos in a low carb way!

Healthy Fish Taco Bowl

And for those of you who love fish tacos in actual taco shells… we do have an actual Low Carb, High Protein Fish Taco Recipe further down in the article!

Healthy Fish Taco Bowls (293 calories)
These Healthy Fish Taco Bowls are just 293 calories, and low carb.
Try these as meal prep taco bowls, for a yummy low carb dinner. Either way, you'll love these healthy taco bowls.
Special Tip: You can use any type of cabbage (red is pretty but white might be cheaper) or chop up some romaine or iceberg lettuce as the base of this recipe. Either way is great!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Fish Taco Bowl

11. Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches (36.8g of Protein)

Before you skip past these protein packed lunches because there is bread… Let me share that we hollow out 1/3 of the bread and pack it with more meat. For less carbs and more protein!

Hollowing out the bread also helps us cut calories, making this high protein lunch just 440 calories!

Healthy Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

These high in protein recipes travel well for work and school lunches. And because we hollow out 1/3 of the bread, we add more protein packed filling!

Healthy Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
These Philly cheesesteak Sandwiches have been made healthy and lower in calories and carbs thanks to our low calorie tips and tricks.
1. We hollow out the rolls, removing 1/3 of the calories and carbs per roll!
2. We added bell peppers to help naturally boost metabolism and give you a larger serving, for fewer calories.
3. We omitted the mayo- the veggies added to the sandwiches add enough moisture, omitting the need for mayonnaise.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

12. Greek Chicken Meal Prep (36.1g of Protein)

These 308 calorie high protein lunches have 36.1g of protein, and you can cut the carbs and calories more by swapping out the rice for Cauliflower Rice.

Packed with metabolism boosting protein like chicken and Greek Yogurt, these weight loss lunches help you burn fat!

Greek Chicken Meal Prep Recipe

As noted above, you can swap out the rice to cut more calories and carbs. That will make this a low carb high protein lunch for work or school.

Meal Prep Greek Chicken Salad Bowls
This Greek Chicken Meal Prep Recipe is just 308 calories and can be made in 30 minutes or less… no matter how many meal prep lunches you choose to make!
There may seam to be a lot of ingredients below… but if you take a close look you'll be using the lemon, cucumber, garlic salt, and dill in several ways. But you'll only need 1 lemon, 1 cucumber etc, for the entire recipe!
Try clicking the 2x and 3x buttons below, they will double and triple the ingredients for you, so you can make 3, 6, or 9 meal prep lunches at once.
Check out this recipe
Greek Chicken Meal Prep Recipe

13. Taco Soup (22.1g of Protein)

This low calorie high protein lunch recipe is just 245 calories per serving. So you can have 2 servings (for just 490 calories) and double the protein amount to 44.2g of protein!

The chips are optional, so if you’re looking for low carb lunches, skip the chips.

Easy Taco Soup Recipe with Black Beans

This yummy taco soup travels well, making it great high protein lunches for work.

Easy Taco Soup Recipe with Black Beans
This low calorie easy taco soup recipe with black beans and chicken is hearty and filling!
We use our famous homemade Taco Seasoning (featured on the Rachael Ray Show!) in this recipe, but you can use store-bought, or even ranch dressing mix in it's place for a taco soup with ranch seasoning.
Check out this recipe
Easy Taco Soup Recipe with Black Beans

14. Chicken Soba Noodle Salad (30.3g of Protein)

This big protein lunch recipe is just 369 calories for a huge portion!

With chicken and peanuts, this easy high protein lunch is packed full of fat burning protein. And it travels well!

Spicy Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

We love this lunch protein recipe hot or cold… making it a great high protein meal prep recipe.

Spicy Chicken Soba Noodle Salad (LOW CALORIE)
This Chicken Soba Noodle Salad is just 369 calories for 3 cups (that's a big serving!)
Plus, this soba noodle recipe can be made in just 10 minutes, including prep time!
Special Tip: Use leftover chicken, or grab a rotisserie chicken at the store for the shredded chicken.
Check out this recipe
Spicy Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

15. Chicken Bánh Mì Sandwiches (25.7g of Protein)

These 296 calorie sandwiches have 1/2 of carbs removed from the rolls… so you can fit more protein packed chicken and lower the calories and carbs.

With 25.7g of protein this satisfying lunch will keep you full for hours. And it’s just as good hot as it is cold, making it a great take to work protein lunch ideas.

Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

If you want to cut more carbs, try serving this Bánh mì Sandwich as a wrap! It will cut more calories and lots of carbs while still filling you up at lunch.

LOW CALORIE Chicken Banh Mi Recipe
This low calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi sandwich recipe is just 296 calories and so filling!
We cut the calories and boost the flavor in this healthy Banh Mi sandwich recipe. We start by cutting the oil and sugar in the veggie slaw and chicken marinade. Then we swap out the mayo for a low calorie, high protein ingredient. And finish by hollowing out the rolls to save calories and carbs.
You'll love this healthier version of the popular Vietnamese sandwich recipe, and it's so healthy, it won't hurt your diet!
Check out this recipe
Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

16. No Mayo Tuna Salad (25.9g of Protein)

This no mayo tuna salad can be added to bread, as a sandwich. In a wrap for a tuna wrap, or out favorite low carb way to serve it, in a bowl with cucumber slices, apple slices, and celery sticks as a protein packed tuna dip!

At just 149 calories and 25.9g of protein, you have enough calories leftover to serve it anyway you like!

The Best Tuna Salad Recipe

Make low carb high protein lunches… Use our Chaffle Recipe (Egg and Cheese Waffles) in place of bread!

The Best Tuna Salad Recipe
This low calorie tuna salad recipe is the best tuna salad recipe for people looking to cut fat and calories from the unhealthy traditional tuna salad recipes.
Instead of mayo, this tuna salad recipe calls for metabolism boosting, protein packed Greek Yogurt.
Check out this recipe
The Best Tuna Salad Recipe

17. Meal Prep Mexican Chicken Protein Bowls (39.4g of Protein)

These low calorie protein lunches are just 333 calories and have 39.4g of protein!

Plus, you can lower calories and carbs even more by swapping out the rice for our yummy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe!

Meal Prep Mexican Chicken Protein Bowls

One of the highest protein lunch recipes, this meal prep protein lunch will keep you full and satisfied for hours!

Chicken Taco Bowls Meal Prep (333 CALORIES)
This meal prep Mexican Chicken Protein bowls are just 333 calories, and have 39.4g of protein!
Use this recipe card to choose your number of servings. This recipe will make 3 servings, but you can easily double or triple the recipe by clicking the 2X and 3X buttons below.
If you want to lower the carbs, you can swap out the rice, for frozen cauliflower rice.
Check out this recipe
Meal Prep Mexican Chicken Protein Bowls

18. Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches (35.5g of Protein)

Just like with the other sandwiches above, we hollow out the roll removing 1/3 of the carbs and calories from the bread!

This helps lower the calories in these high protein lunch recipes. You can have one (very big) sandwich for just 411 calories thanks to our calorie and carb cutting techniques.

Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches

If you want to lower the calories more, you can serve this sandwich “open faced” and remove 1 slice of bread or 1 half of the hollowed out roll.

Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches (LOW CALORIE)
These Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches are just 411 calories per huge sandwich!
We prefer to use the pepperoncinis that are cooked in the pot roast on the sandwiches, but if you want to add a bit of crunch (or if you plucked them all out and ate them already- no judgement I do that too) you can add more peppers.
Special Tip: To make these shredded beef sandwiches kid friendly, either omit the peppers or slice them in half and remove the seeds. Pepperoncini peppers are mild, but some kids might prefer to take them off.
Check out this recipe
Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches

19. Szechuan Chicken (26g of Protein)

This spicy Chinese chicken dish is just 232 calories, and it’s a protein packed lunch too!

Serve alone, over rice, or over Cauliflower Rice… It’s good anyway you make this healthy protein lunch recipe!

Szechuan Chicken Recipe

This take out copycat recipe travels well, making it an easy high protein lunch to take to work or school.

20. Chicken Shawarma Wrap (53.9g of Protein)

This protein packed lunch is just 392 calories, making it a wonderful high protein lunch for weight loss!

With 53.9g of protein and lots of healthy metabolism boosting veggies and Greek Yogurt (in the sauce) this weight loss lunch will keep you full and satisfied while burning fat.

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Wrap Recipe

With a high protein homemade sauce, we made these high protein meals easy to take to work in wrap form.

LOW CALORIE Chicken Shawarma Wraps
This healthy chicken Shawarma wrap recipe is just 392 calories! And this article will teach you how to make chicken Shawarma wraps healthy, and low in calories.
The Chicken Shawarma recipe comes with a homemade chicken Shawarma marinade, and a Tzatziki sauce for chicken Shawarma.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Chicken Shawarma Wrap Recipe

21. Low Calorie Sloppy Joes (28.3g of Protein)

These 311 calorie sloppy joes are packed full of fat burning veggies and protein. Making this a great weight loss protein lunch!

Because they are so sloppy (hey, it’s in the name right) we recommend these to be eaten at home, and not at work or school. They are wonderful for family lunches on weekends.

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

Cut carbs from this high protein lunch recipe by serving these sloppy joes “open faced” by removing the top of the bun.

The BEST Low Calorie Sloppy Joe Recipe
This low calorie sloppy Joe's recipe has been adapted from my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating. This is the best Sloppy Joe recipe for people looking to cut calories.
This is a homemade Sloppy Joes recipe is over 50% vegetables! Making it a healthy Sloppy Joes meal that your entire family will love.
Note – Make sure to get red onion, and red bell pepper if you have picky eaters. This way no one will know there's veggies in the Sloppy Joe recipe.
Check out this recipe
Low Calorie Sloppy Joe Recipe

22. Chicken Enchilada Soup (22.3g of Protein)

One cup of this chicken enchilada soup is just 154 calories with 22.3g of protein… So you could easily triple the serving to 3 cups for 462 calories and 66.9g of protein!

Plus, this protein soup for lunch travels well. Making it a great high protein lunch for work or school.

Healthy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

Make sure to see above… We recommend you double or triple the serving, which will also increase the protein in this recipe.

Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe {In a Slow Cooker}
This healthy crockpot chicken enchilada soup recipe is just 154 calories per cup, and each serving has OVER 22 grams of protein!
Best of all, this easy crockpot recipe is a dump and walk away recipe. You toss everything into the slow cooker, cook, and come home to a perfect meal!
If you're interested in learning how to make chicken enchilada soup in an Instant Pot, see the cookbook below where I made a similar soup in the IP.
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Healthy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

23. Sesame Chicken (34.4g of Protein)

This sesame chicken is just 273 calories and can be served alone, over rice, or over our Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe.

Another popular lunch take out recipe made healthy, these high in protein meals can be taken to work or school too.

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

This quick meal prep lunch is high in protein and saves you from unhealthy Chinese take out!

Healthy Sesame Chicken (JUST 273 CALORIES)
This healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken is just 273 calories per cup!
We skipped the breading and frying of the chicken, and found that we liked it even better… Plus it lowered the carbs, sugar and calories by a lot!
Special Tip: If you're looking to make an extra healthy sesame chicken dinner, serve over cauliflower rice (or Cauliflower fried rice- recipe below) and save even more calories and carbs.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

24. Fish Tacos (27.7g of Protein)

Two of these protein tacos have 274 calories and 27.7g of protein.

You could easily increase that to 3 tacos for 411 calories and 41.6g of protein!

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

You could also lower the carbs and calories by using corn tortillas, or try our fish taco bowls above!

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}
These are the best fish tacos recipe, it's low in calories (under 300 calories for 2 tacos!) and delicious.
This recipe for the best fish taco recipe comes with a white fish taco sauce recipe, a mango salsa recipe, and a nutritional guide to keep this recipe for fish tacos low calories and fish taco toppings.
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The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

25. Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Lunches (41.7g of Protein)

These meal prep high protein lunches are just 392 calories with 41.7g of protein!

Packed with filling metabolism boosting ingredients, they make great weight loss lunches!

Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe

You can cut more calories and carbs by swapping the rice out for Cauliflower Rice, or our yummy Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe!

Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep for the Week
This easy Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe is just 392 calories and can be made in just 30 minutes (no matter how many servings you make!)
Making teriyaki chicken meal prep for the week is a great way to ensure you have healthy, flavorful lunches you'll look forward to eating… Plus it's also a great way to save money and time!
This healthy chicken teriyaki meal prep lunch has lots of protein (OVER 41 grams!) and healthy carbs to keep you full, for hours. You can cut the carbs (should you desire) by swapping out the rice for cauliflower rice.
Check out this recipe
Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe

26. Chicken Gyros (29.4g of Protein)

These chicken gyros are just 326 calories and have almost 30g of protein!

Packed with protein thanks to the chicken and the homemade tzatziki sauce, this fat burning lunch travels well for work or school.

Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce

Try these high in protein meals for weekend lunches and make extras for take to work protein lunches.

Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce
This Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki recipe is low calories and can be made in just 30 minutes!
You'll find a chicken gyro marinade, gyro tzatziki sauce and gyro wrap recipes below. When you combine all three easy recipes, you end up with the best Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce… ever!
Check out this recipe
Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce

27. No Mayo Egg Salad (18.5g of Protein)

Another vegetarian high protein lunch is this no mayo egg salad. At just 188 calories this makes a perfect low calorie high protein lunch recipe.

Serve on bread, with crackers, or our favorite way, atop Protein Waffles made with eggs and cheese.

Easy Egg Salad Recipe

So low in calories, you could easily double the serving size, thus doubling the amount of protein in this lunch recipe!

Healthy Egg Salad Recipe {LOW CALORIE}
This healthy egg salad recipe is just 188 calories and is made without mayonnaise!
Instead of mayo we use a low calorie, high protein ingredient. Then we pump up the egg salad spices to make the best egg salad sandwich recipe ever!
Note: The nutrition and calories in egg salad are based on the egg salad. There are many ways to enjoy egg salad… we didn't want to limit you to sandwiches.
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Easy Egg Salad Recipe {No Mayo & Low Calorie}

28. Kung Pao Chicken (25.5g of Protein)

At just 286 calories, this popular Chinese take out lunch is healthier and just as yummy as your favorite take out.

Serve over rice, alone, or over Cauliflower Rice to make this protein lunch low carb.

Skip the unhealthy, carb heavy take out Chinese place, and make your own high protein lunches at home! This meal travels well to work or school and also makes great weekend high protein lunches.

The Best Authentic Kung Pao Chicken Recipe
This authentic kung pao recipe is as good (if not better) than take out!
Save money and calories and make this homemade recipe for kung pao chicken. Includes homemade kung pao sauce, and lots of yummy, crunchy veggies to make this simple recipe a wonderful meal you will want to enjoy weekly.
Check out this recipe
the best authentic kung pao chicken recipe

29. Steak Sandwiches (38g of Protein)

These protein packed sandwiches are just 283 calories! They come with 5 different sauces to add, so you can change it up weekly.

We didn’t hollow out the rolls like we did above in some of the recipes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t.

Healthy Steak Sandwich Recipe

To save 1/3 of the carbs and lots of calories, slice the rolls in half, then use your fingers to dig out 1/2 of the bread from the cut sides of the rolls.

Healthy Steak Sandwiches (PLUS 5 SAUCES)
This healthy steak sandwich recipe is just 283 calories, and comes with 5 low calorie steak sandwich sauces!
We like to use leftover steak to make these sandwiches. But just incase you don't have any, we've supplied you with an easy sirloin steak recipe.
Special Tip: You can cut calories, carbs, and sugar by using the keto friendly buns we supplied below!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Steak Sandwich Recipe

30. No Mayo Chicken Salad (16.1g of Protein)

At just 107 calories per servings you could easily double or triple the serving size, thus doubling or tripling the protein in this healthy lunch recipe.

We love this chicken salad with veggie sticks in place of making a sandwich with carb heavy bread, but our high protein Chaffles (egg and cheese savory waffles) also make a great bread swap.

chicken salad with cranberries

Double the serving of this high in protein lunch recipe for 214 calories and 32.3g of protein. Or triple it for just 321 calories and 48.3g of protein!

LOW CALORIE Cranberry Chicken Salad
This low calorie chicken salad with cranberries is just 107 calories and so easy to make.
Instead of mayo, this chicken salad recipe calls for metabolism boosting, protein packed Greek Yogurt and mustard… You won't be able to tell the difference in taste, but your body will thank you for the healthier ingredients.
Check out this recipe
chicken salad with cranberries and almonds

31. Low Calorie Orange Chicken (35.3g of Protein)

This low calorie orange chicken recipe is just 313 calories, and makes a great take to work protein lunch!

We like to serve this high protein lunch alone, but it’s also great over rice, or Cauliflower Rice.

How to Make Orange Chicken Recipes at Home

Make this a meal prep high protein lunch and take to work with you, or enjoy it for a protein packed lunch on the weekends.

Orange Chicken Recipe
This low calorie recipe for orange chicken is easy and delicious.
We skip the frying to save 100's of calories, without sacrificing flavor.
Learn how to make orange chicken recipes at home. It's faster than take out, healthier, and cheaper to make!
Check out this recipe
how to make orange chicken recipes at home

Printable Guide to The Best High Protein Lunches

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31 High Protein Lunches for Weight Loss

Lose Weight By Eating
These 31 High Protein Lunches are all low calorie and high protein!
Packed with metabolism boosting ingredients to help you burn fat faster, and keep weight off during weight maintenance.
Special Tip: Each of these high in protein lunches come with a printable recipe card. Click the link to get the free recipe card!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1 meal
Calories 250 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Choose the high protein lunches you want to make.
  • Click the link to get the recipe (and the printable recipe card).
  • Make your protein packed lunches and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1lunchCalories: 250kcal
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