8 Ideas for High-Protein Dinners


Gochujang Gumbo

This hot soup, a variation on the traditional gumbo you can encounter in New Orleans, combines shrimp and andouille sausage.

Pumpkin-Turkey Chili

Although the recipe asks for canned pumpkin purée, you may make it at any time of year.

The Red Lentil Soup

Lemon and sumac, a Middle Eastern spice produced from powdered dried berries, provide citrusy tones to the thick soup's velvety red lentils, fire-roasted tomatoes, and carrots.


When looking for lean protein, salmon makes a pleasant change from chicken or shrimp.


Here, quinoa, black beans, and pumpkin seeds are all tossed in mole sauce, which also acts as a delectable dressing for a variety of other protein-rich vegetables.

meatless burgers

You don't need meat to meet your protein needs, as these veggie burgers demonstrate.

Sugar Potato

Chili produced with abundance of veggies also contains protein, even though chili made with meat does.

whole grains

Although whole grains, like the farro used in this recipe, are sometimes given a poor rap, they are actually fairly healthful and are high in protein.