Eating some protein at every meal is an easy way to keep you full and focused, since protein takes a good amount of time to digest. That’s especially important at lunch, when you need to give yourself enough fuel to power through the rest of your work or school day. While a classic tuna salad will give you that protein boost, there are countless other ways to get a little more creative with your lunch and still get the protein you need. Here are 20 recipes that are sure to inspire.
Throw in Some Meat
Whether it’s chicken, turkey, pork, or fish, each and every type of meat is a great source of protein, and you don’t even need much. A three-ounce portion (which is roughly the size of the palm of your hand or a deck of cards) contains about 20 grams of protein, which is 40 percent of your daily recommended intake (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). A simple turkey and cheese wrap or a hearty chicken and rice salad can give you all the protein you need to power through the rest of your day.
- Chicken Waldorf Salad
- Spicy Carnitas Salad Bowl
- Yotam Ottolenghi’s Roast Chicken & 3-Rice Salad
- Warm Potato and Salmon Salad
- Turkey Wraps with Honey Mustard Dip
Original Article: 20 Ways to Eat a High-Protein Lunch
By: Sheela Prakash