Whether you’re trying to follow a low-carb diet, or you need extra fuel to feel full for a longer period of time for a long and busy day, you need to be consuming a lot of protein! Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean that you’ll have to be eating only meat all the time. These recipes include meat, and other protein sources such as legumes, nuts, eggs, and more!
1. Chorizo and Potato Omelet
Add a little kick to your breakfast with this delicious chorizo and potato omelet! This egg recipe is similar to a frittata, and it goes well with a side salad or some fruits! You’ll first need to preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 large chopped yellow onion to the oil and cook it for about 5 minutes. Next, add 2 ounces of Spanish chorizo, 3/4 pound of red potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Add 3/4 cup of chopped parsley and add 10 large beaten eggs. Sprinkle some cheese on the egg and transfer the dish into the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes and enjoy!
2. Chicken and Quinoa Burritos
With beans and chicken, this burrito is highly protein packed and will keep you full for hours! You’ll need some whole wheat tortillas, shredded rotisserie chicken, black beans, quinoa, Monterey jack cheese, cilantro, avocado, greek yogurt, corn salsa, and lemon juice! Assemble your burritos however you want them, and get ready for a flavor party in your mouth!
3. Salmon Piccata
Not in the mood for chicken or beef? Opt for some salmon! Salmon is an amazing protein source that absorbs all kinds of flavor easily! You’ll need some salmon fillets to start, and you want to season them with salt and pepper. Next, you’re going to lightly coat the salmon fillets with flour, and shake off the excess. Melt some butter to a pan and sear your salmon. Add some chopped garlic and wine, and sauté it around your fillet and over the top. Add some stock or broth with lemon juice and bring to a boil. Whisk in some cornstarch, a little bit more broth, and capers! Serve this with more melted butter and brown rice and enjoy!
4. Tofu Stir Fry
If you’re looking for a quick protein packed meal, this tofu stir fry will surely do the trick! Fry in a pan with olive oil 1/4 cup of chopped onions and 1/4 cup of chopped mushrooms. Cook these two vegetables for 3 minutes, and then add 8 ounces of diced extra firm tofu to the pan. Add some nutritional yeast and liquid aminos to your liking, and add some spinach and tomatoes. You can add some sriracha if you need an extra kick!
5. Honey-Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli
Skip the take-out meals that are unhealthy and full of sodium and make your own honey garlic shrimp and broccoli at home! Start off by making the sauce by combining 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1/2 tsp of minced ginger, 4 tablespoons of honey, and 3 tablespoons of soy sauce or liquid aminos, Then, add this sauce to a pound of peeled and deveined shrimp. Stir fry your shrimp, and then add steamed broccoli to the pan, also drizzling some leftover sauce on the florets. Pour your delicious broccoli and shrimp over a bed of brown rice and enjoy!
6. Spicy Black Bean Soup
This soup will make you want to eat the same thing for days because of how delicious it is! If you’re the type of person who does not get full off of soups, you can add some avocado and bread to eat alongside this recipe! First, grab a pot and add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add 1/2 of a diced onion, and 2 cloves of garlic and let this simmer on low heat, Next, cut one whole red bell pepper and add it to the pot. Rinse and drain a can of black beans and mash a few of them with a fork. Add 250 ml of vegetable broth to the pan, chopped cilantro, 1.5 tsp of ground cumin, 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes, 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, and top it all off with 1/2 of an avocado. grab some bread or tortillas and enjoy your little fiesta!
Are you on a low carb diet? Which recipes are you the most excited to try? Let us know in the comments down below!
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