High Protein Recipes

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High-Protein Recipes

Take a look at the wide array of high-protein recipes available at HelloFresh Ireland and load your menu with a diverse selection of high-protein foods every week.

High Protein Recipes

From lean meats and protein to fish and seafood, HelloFresh offers high-protein recipe ideas, including tasty high-protein breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas.

Everything to Know About High-Protein Foods

What foods are high in protein?

Protein is an important nutrient found in foods. It is essential for children’s muscles and bones as they grow and for keeping adults’ muscles and bones healthy throughout life.
Getting enough protein in our diets is vital, as it can build, repair, oxygenate, digest, and regulate—making it super important for overall health. Did you know your hair and nails are comprised almost entirely of protein?

Protein-rich foods include:

  • Fish
  • Skinless, white-meat poultry
  • Lean beef
  • Skimmed or low-fat milk
  • Yoghurt
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Legumes
  • Tree nuts
  • Guava
You should consider all of the above foods and more when looking to eat a high-protein diet. According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, anywhere from 10% to 35% of your calories should come from protein. Luckily for you, eating a high-protein diet has never been easier with HelloFresh’s flexible recipe delivery service.

High protein meals

Incorporating high-protein foods into your weekly meal plan doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, there are dozens of delicious high-protein dinners right here at your fingertips. From salads to stews and bakes, we have plenty of choices to whet your appetite. Many people assume you have to eat lots of meat to increase your protein intake, which is actually untrue. We have lots of high-protein veggie meals on offer, too!

Here are just a few of our favourite high-protein dinner ideas:

Customised high-protein meal planning

Are you following a high-protein diet or actively trying to add more protein to your breakfasts, lunches and dinners? Not a problem! HelloFresh’s meal planning can be completely customised to your wants and needs. You can choose your perfect high-protein menu from multiple protein-packed recipes, and we'll deliver the fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and recipe cards directly to your door on a day that suits you.
Even better, if you’re a single-person household or just cooking for one, you can select the two-person subscription and batch cook our recipes, giving you high-protein lunches to sustain you through the week. Pick your favourite high-protein dinners today! Don’t forget, you can get money off your first recipe boxes.

Selecting meals for your high protein meal plan

Once you've selected the number of recipes you require each week, taking the number of people in your household into account, it's time to choose your high-protein dinner preferences. Browse our weekly meal plans for not only high-protein foods but also family-friendly classics, low-calorie recipe options and popular meals for singles.
Choose from our wide-ranging menu and high-protein meal options, depending on what you and your household hope to eat this week. If you’re concerned about the whole family’s protein intake, these exciting recipes are a great place to start! Make sure you and your loved ones enjoy every bite from start to finish, each meal time, with our convenient high-protein food delivery service.

Tips on getting more protein into your diet

It is a common misconception that high-protein meals must contain some sort of meat. There are many ways vegetarians and vegans can easily increase their protein intake. In fact, we have lots of high-protein vegetarian meals to inspire you! So, whether you’re a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan, adding more protein to your meals doesn’t have to be a challenge. Follow our simple tips and make high-protein meals a way of life.

How to get more protein into your diet:

  • Have a protein shake for breakfast.
  • Choose high-protein snacks, such as cheese or almonds.
  • Replace cereal or toast with eggs for a high-protein breakfast.
  • Add almonds to meals: Almonds contain 6g of protein per 28g serving, which - makes them a better source of protein than most other nuts.
  • Choose a high-protein meal provider, such as HelloFresh, to ensure high-protein ingredients and recipes are there in your kitchen when you need them.
Start creating your high-protein meal plan today!

High Protein Recipes FAQs

What foods are high protein?

High-protein foods and ingredients include lean meats and poultry, fish and seafood, and dairy products. Beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey and duck are all great sources of high protein. Fish, prawns, lobster, oysters, scallops and crab are rich in protein, too. Even milk, cheese and Greek yoghurt are great sources of protein to include in meals.

What vegetarian foods are high in protein?

Nuts, seeds, legumes and beans are great vegetarian sources of protein-rich foods.

Are mushrooms high in protein?

Yes, mushrooms are a rich source of protein. Often referred to as a vegetable, mushrooms are actually fungi and, in their raw state, can offer a high amount of protein.

Are eggs a good source of protein?

Yes, eggs are a fantastic source of protein; one egg can contain 6 g of protein alone.

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