Meal Ideas with Protein

Tasty & Delicious Recipes With 30 Grams of Powerful Protein.

Looking for new meal ideas to hit your targeted protein intake? Check out these simple ways to get 30 grams of protein at breakfast, lunch or dinner!


  • Breakfast Sandwich

For a convenient breakfast option to get you going in the morning, try a breakfast sandwich! Our mouthwatering Beef & Cream Cheese Bagelwich will be fun for the whole family to assemble. Think bagel and lox, but sub your favorite steak (leftovers work great!) or deli roast beef.

Also try:
Beef & Spinach Breakfast Sandwich
Bacon & Egg Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Easy Egg Breakfast Quesadilla

  • Fruit Smoothie

Change up your breakfast routine with a fruity and refreshing berry smoothie. Skip the juice and make it with milk and Greek yogurt for an extra filling meal. Add a slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter (try chunky for an extra crunch!) and you’re set. 

Also try:
Tropical Key Lime Protein Shake
Almond Joy Protein Shake

  • Egg Scramble

Sometimes there's nothing better than a veggie scramble on a lazy Sunday morning. And the great thing about this recipe is you get your protein and a serving of vegetables. Try the microwave version if you’re short on time!

Also try:
Beef & Egg Breakfast Bake
Beef & Sweet Potato Hash
Make-Ahead Brunch Beef Strata

  • On-the-Go Breakfast Burrito

Is there a better hand-held invention than the breakfast burrito? Our Beef Breakfast Burrito combines lean beef, eggs, cheese and salsa for a protein-rich on-the-go breakfast in minutes.

Also try:
Egg, Canadian Bacon & Cheese Sandwich
Beef Sausage & Egg Muffin Cups
Breakfast Beef Mugs 



  • Protein-Powered Salad

Make the most of your leftovers and create the ultimate protein-powered lunch. Try adding lean meat from the night before, hardboiled eggs, quinoa, edamame or beans to your salad for an afternoon energy boost!

Also try:
Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
Speedy Salad Niscoise

  • Turkey Sandwich

You can’t go wrong with one of America’s favorite lunch items – the sandwich! Keep this lunch option healthy by choosing lean protein, whole grain bread over white, skipping the mayo and piling on the lettuce and tomato.

Also try:
Southern Tuna Salad Sandwich
Churrasco Steak Sandwich

  • Steak & Blue Cheese Wrap

Wraps are a quick and easy way to combine your protein and veggies! Try changing up the filling based on in-season produce, or stick with your favorite – up to you! Looking for inspiration? Try our Steak & Blue Cheese Wrap.

Also try:
Greek Chicken Salad Wraps
Ahi Poke Tacos
Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps  



  • Salmon with Brown Rice

Salmon and brown rice is a convenient and tasty dinner option that’s high in protein and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Got picky eaters? Try adding a yummy citrus glaze to entice the kiddies to eat it.

Also try:
Thai Shrimp Curry
Fish Tacos

  • Beefy Stir-Fry

Our Szechuan Beef Stir-Fry is the epitome of a quick dinner; a classic beef stir-fry, ready in 15 minutes, using pre-cut veggies and prepared Asian sauce. Can it get any easier?

Also try:
Pork Carnitas Verde
Moroccan Lamb Burgers
One Pot Lasagna Pasta

  • Dressed Up Mac-N-Cheese

Mac-n-cheese is always a crowd-pleaser. Swap out cream-based products like sour cream or cream cheese, for Greek yogurt and reduced-fat cheeses. Add your favorite frozen veggies such as peas, broccoli and cauliflower and trade traditional noodles for whole wheat to get some extra fiber and nutrients in at dinner.

Also try:
Homemade Grilled Pizza
Easy Homemade Meatballs
Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

  • Farmers Market Beef & Brown Rice Salad

Full of protein (35 grams!), veggies and brown rice, our Farmers Market Beef & Brown Rice Salad is a colorful treat for your eyes and stomach.

Also try:
Champagne Steak Salad
Chopped Chicken and Couscous Salad

  • Steak Kabobs

What’s for dinner? How about our Dijon-Wine Steak Kabobs with Mushroom Wild Rice! These tasty kabobs can be prepared in 30 minutes or less and combine a great nutrient balance of protein-rich steak, veggies and wild rice.

Also try:
Spicy Filet Bowl with Habanero Sauce
Southwest Grilled Flank Steak