High Protein Meal Prep Ideas

These are our favorite high protein meal prep ideas! These recipes are all high in protein and work well as leftovers. Prepping food at the beginning of the week saves so much time, effort, and money throughout the week.

When life gets busy, simply pull out a meal prepped meal and reheat and eat!

Chicken Fried Rice

Ladle with fried rice.

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This chicken fried rice tastes like takeout, but it is made with real food ingredients! The leftovers are even better and each serving contains 20 grams of protein. This is one of our favorite high protein meal prep ideas.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

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This slow cooker pulled pork has been a family favorite for years! The meat is so tender and flavorful. Use the meat in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, sandwiches, and more. Each serving boasts 37 grams of protein.

Dutch Oven Beef Stew

Beef stew in dutch oven.

Beef stew is such a great meal prep idea! It is high in protein and the leftovers are even better the next day. Each serving contains a whopping 55 grams of protein!

Pollo Asado

Pollo asado.

This pollo asado is so tender and flavorful. This recipe is a great way to add flavor to chicken thighs. Each serving contains over 30 grams of protein. Eat with veggies, in sandwiches, or salads.

Baked Halibut

Baked halibut recipe.

This baked halibut recipe contains 42 grams of protein per serving! It is a delicious, healthy low carb option.

Beef Short Ribs

Beef short ribs.

If you are looking for very high protein meal prep ideas, make these beef short ribs! Each serving contains 65 grams of protein. The meat is melt in your mouth tender!

Coconut Curry Chicken

Coconut curry chicken.

This coconut curry chicken reheats very well. The flavors meld together over time. There are over 30 grams of protein in each serving.

Salmon Patties

Salmon patties.

These salmon patties are great for a meal prep lunch or light dinner! Each patty contains over 20 grams of protein.

Instant Pot Carnitas

Tender carnitas with juice.

We love these carnitas for tacos, quesadillas, burritos, sandwiches, and more! Each serving contains almost 60 grams of protein. This is one of the best high protein meal prep ideas!

Beanless Chili

No bean chili.

Chili gets better and better as the flavors marry together. Each serving contains over 20 grams of protein. This chili reheats and freezes well.

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stack of stuffed chicken.

This stuffed chicken breast is hearty, savory, and flavorful. Great for making ahead of time. Each serving contains over 20 grams of protein.

Beef Bulgogi

Bowl of beef bulgogi.

Each serving of this beef bulgogi contains 25 grams of animal protein. Great for making sandwiches or tacos.

White Bean Chili

White bean chili.

The white beans and chicken contribute to over 40 grams of protein per serving. This chili is delicious when reheated on a cold day!

Chicken Meatballs

Bite of chicken meatball.

This recipe makes 4 servings of meatballs, each with 25 grams of protein. Serve with zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, or brown rice for an easy meal on the go.

Pork Roast

Instant Pot pork roast.

If you are looking for melt in your mouth meat, make this pork roast! Each serving contains a whopping 47 grams of protein. This is one of our favorite high protein meal prep ideas.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Air fryer chicken thighs.

This 20-minute air fryer chicken is versatile and great for meal prep. Use the leftovers for salads, burritos, tacos, or casseroles. We love this air fryer!

Dutch Oven Pot Roast

Dutch oven pot roast.

The flavors of this pot roast get better and better with time! Each serving contains over 47 grams of protein. Great for any time of the year.

Chilean Sea Bass

Pan seared Chilean sea bass recipe.

Each serving of this lemon buttery garlic fish contains 21 grams of protein. It is quick, light, fresh, and flavorful.

Crock Pot Whole Chicken

Cooked whole chicken in a crock pot

Cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker is great for a high protein meal prep idea! The chicken can be used in so many different recipes, making it great for meal prep. Each serving contains 32 grams of protein.

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos

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Start your day off right with these high protein breakfast burritos! Each one contains 31 grams of protein. They are great for taking on the go and they are freezer friendly.

Korean Rice Bowls

Quick Korean Ground Beef and Veggie Rice Bowls on 100 Days of Real Food

These Korean rice bowls are great for making ahead of time. Simply make this recipe, let it cool, and add it to glass containers. Great for work lunches and school lunches.

Sheet Pan Pork Chops

Sheet Pan Breaded Pork and Veggies on 100 Days of Real Food

We love sheet pan meals! They are so easy to make and great for leftovers. This recipe contains 37 grams of protein per serving.

Baked Salmon

Go To Baked Salmon on 100 Days of Real Food

This is our go to baked salmon recipe! Each serving is over 20 grams of protein. Serve with roasted veggies for an easy meal prep idea.

Mexican Breakfast Burritos

These Mexican breakfast burritos are delicious for a high protein breakfast meal prep idea! They are so flavorful and contain over 20 grams of protein each.

Maple Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Soy Maple Glazed Chicken on 100 Days of Real Food

This slow cooker meal is hands-off and super easy to make. We love that it is a complete meal! Each serving contains almost 50 grams of protein. You will love this for a high protein meal prep idea.

Peruvian Stir Fry

Peruvian Stir Fry (Lomo Saltado) on 100 Days of Real Food

This stir fry beef and potatoes is a hearty and comforting meal prep idea. Each serving contains almost 30 grams of protein.

Dijon Chicken Skillet with Kale

Dijon Chicken Skillet with Kale on 100 Days of Real Food

We love one skillet meals! This chicken skillet with kale contains 38 grams of protein per serving. The leftovers are easy to reheat.

Mexican Rice Bowls

If you are craving the convenience and flavors of Chipotle, make these Mexican rice bowls! They are loaded with flavor and easy to take on the go. Each serving is 44 grams of protein.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala on 100 Days of Real Food

This Tikka Masala with chicken is even more flavorful as leftovers! It reheats well and packs well. Each serving is over 25 grams of protein.

Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers

Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers on 100 Days of Real Food

One pan meals are the best! These sausages and peppers are great for meal prep. Each serving contains 24 grams of protein.

Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore on 100 Days of Real Food

Slow cooker recipes are great for meal prep. Make this on a Sunday and eat it all week! Each serving contains 30 grams of protein.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Slow Cooker Bolognese on 100 Days of Real Food

Each serving of this bolognese contains 23 grams of protein. Great for a high protein meal prep idea!

Sheet Pan Chicken with Vegetables

Sheet Pan Chicken and Fall Veggies on 100 Days of Real Food

This sheet pan chicken and veggies is the quintessential healthy meal prep recipe! Everything is made on one pan and each serving boasts 33 grams of protein.

Meatloaf

This clean ingredient meatloaf is great for high protein meal prep. Each serving contains 27 grams of protein. It reheats well.

Honey Mustard Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Honey mustard chicken with Brussels sprouts.

Another sheet pan winner! This chicken with Brussels sprouts contains 38 grams of protein per serving.

Rosemary Garlic Pork Chops

Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Pork Chop Recipe

These rosemary garlic pork chops are loaded with protein! They are great for dinner or meal prep.

Cuban Black Bean and Rice Bowls

These bowls are a great vegetarian high protein meal prep idea! Each serving contains 29 grams of protein.

Korean Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs on 100 Days of Real Food

These short ribs are fall off the bone tender and incredibly flavorful! Each serving has a whopping 56 grams of protein. The meat is great for meal prep.

Asian Chicken and Veggies

Asian Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

Sheet pan meals are perfect for meal. This one contains over 40 grams of protein in each serving.

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff on 100 Days of Real Food

This slow cooker beef stroganoff has over 36 grams of protein in each serving. The crock pot does all the hard work, making meal prep super easy!

Creamy Ranch Chicken Casserole

Made-from-Scratch Creamy Ranch Chicken Casserole on 100 Days of Real Food

This homemade chicken casserole is creamy, hearty, and savory. It contains no cream of chicken soup or other processed ingredients. Each serving contains 41 grams of protein.

Shrimp Pad Thai

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This shrimp Pad Thai is one of our favorite takeout fake outs! It contains almost 40 grams of protein per serving. The leftovers are great too!

Chinese Chicken

photo of Easy Chinese Chicken

Make your favorite takeout dish at home! This Chinese inspired chicken recipe is even better as leftovers. Each serving contains 40 grams of protein.

We hope you enjoy these high protein meal prep ideas! Please leave a comment and rating if you try any of these healthy recipes.

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