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Simple Protein-Packed Lunch Ideas

High protein meals quick and easy healthy food

In today's fast-paced world, finding a nutritious and protein-rich lunch that fits into a busy schedule can be a challenge. People often grab a quick snack at their desk which generally doesn't fill them up (or contain much nutritional value), which leads to overeating and snacking later on. In this blog post, we'll explore three on-the-go lunch ideas that provide at least 30g of protein and contain fewer than 500 calories.

  1. Protein-Packed Chicken and Quinoa Salad Bowl:

  • Grilled chicken breast slices (150g)

  • Quinoa and mixed grain base (100g)

  • Cherry tomatoes (50g)

  • Cucumber slices (50g)

  • Mixed salad greens (75g)

  • Feta cheese crumbles (30g)

  • Balsamic vinaigrette dressing (30ml)

  • Protein: 32g

  • Calories: 480

  1. Smoked Salmon and Avocado Protein Pot:

  • Smoked salmon slices (100g)

  • Avocado chunks (100g)

  • Quinoa and edamame base (125g)

  • Greek yogurt and dill dressing (30ml)

  • Protein: 31g

  • Calories: 490

  1. Mediterranean Turkey Wrap with Hummus:

  • Sliced turkey breast (120g)

  • Whole grain wrap (80g)

  • Hummus spread (30g)

  • Mixed bell peppers and cherry tomatoes (75g)

  • Baby spinach leaves (50g)

  • Protein: 30g

  • Calories: 470

These lunches can be made in no more than 5 minutes so you have no excuses to get your protein in and stop that late night snacking! Here's to fueling your body properly in 2024!


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