As the sun sets on a cold winter’s night, there is nothing more comforting than digging into a hearty meal. From meat-filled dishes to vegan recipes, here are our picks for the top 12 winter dinner ideas to keep your family cozy and full this winter, all with over 20 grams of protein per serving. Read More »
1. One-Pot Chili Mac and Cheese – 37.6g of protein
This 30 minute meal is easy to whip up and, using only one-pot, the clean up is a cinch! With seasoned beef and tender macaroni covered in melted cheese, this spin on a classic chili will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Get the recipe at Damn Delicious
2. Chicken Cordon Bleu – 70g of protein
Combining three sources of protein into one dish, this recipe packs a protein punch! These baked chicken rollups are a simple and easy dinner recipe to pull together on a busy weeknight. With a ham and melted cheese center, they are fun to eat too!
Get the recipe at Spend with Pennies
3. One. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie – 24 g of protein
Pot pie is one of the ultimate comfort foods. On those cold, snowy days, there is nothing quite like breaking through the crispy crust for a spoonful of creamy sauce filled with hearty vegetables and tender chicken. No matter how chilly it gets outside, this filling recipe will warm you to your core!
Get the recipe at Baking Beauty
4. Healthy Stuffed Pepper Casserole – 27g of protein
Stuffed peppers can be tricky (both to make and to eat), but this recipe captures the dish in a simple casserole recipe that only requires 5 minutes of prep time! Feel free to substitute cauliflower rice in this recipe for a low carb, keto-friendly variation.
Get the recipe at Well Plated
5.The Ultimate Meat Lasagna – 34g of protein
This meaty lasagna gets protein from both its beef filling and the four cheese blend nestled between each layer. Whether you choose to make the homemade marinara linked in the article or use your family’s favorite pasta sauce, this hearty dish is sure to impress.
Get the recipe at Dinner Then Dessert
6. Teriyaki Meatball Bowls – 31.8g of protein
These meatballs are a household staple. Not only are they are a crowd-pleasing appetizer for game day, but layered over rice and broccoli, they can make a delicious, healthy dinner. You can make these in bulk and freeze any extras so you always have a quick go-to for a last-minute meal or event.
Get the recipe at Budget Bytes
7. Incredible Italian Turkey Sausage Meatloaf – 34.4g of protein
This recipe truly lives up to its name, packaging all the flavor of Italian sausage into a low fat, high flavor meatloaf. Replacing breadcrumbs with rolled oats is a tasty but sneakily nutritious twist on the classic dinner recipe. A smoky, spiced tomato sauce coats the meat, creating a mouthwatering crust while baking.
Get the recipe at All Recipes
8. Easy Pork Ramen – 45.1g of protein
There no dish that can soothe and comfort like a soup. This ramen recipe is packed with vegetables, juicy pork and of course, ramen noodles. For any winter day that’s been especially cold or stressful, this is the perfect soup to kick the winter blues and comfort you from the inside out.
Get the recipe at Olive Magazine
9. Garlic Butter Baked Salmon – 37g of protein
A one-pan meal, this is another super healthy dinner that you can throw together in a matter of minutes. Similar to the sauce of a scampi, garlic and lemon butter coats the salmon in this dish, helping to seal in moisture for a perfectly flaky fish. This is a must-have for any family looking to integrate lighter sources of protein into their diet.
Get the recipe at Cafe Delights
10. Quinoa Fried “Rice” with Shrimp – 37g of protein
If you’re on the prowl for healthier alternatives to your favorite take-out meals, this is right up your alley. Packed with protein from shrimp, quinoa and eggs, this healthy dinner feels like a splurge. You can get adventurous with the homemade seasoning in this recipe, or create your own dish using a store-bought stirfry sauce.
Get the recipe at Eating Bird Food
11. Almond Butter Tofu Stir Fry – 22g of protein
For meatless sources of protein, both tofu and almonds are excellent options. This recipe combines the two in a sweet and spicy vegetarian main dish. You can also use this stir fry as an opportunity to use up any leftover vegetables you may have from prior meals.
Get the recipe at Minimalist Baker
12.Vegan White Bean Salad – 33g of protein
If you’re looking for clean eating recipes for the new year, this salad hits the mark. It’s not only rich in protein but also in fiber and calcium. Light and packed with flavor, this can hold its own as a meal or serve as a side dish for any other recipe. You can even scoop it up with tortilla chips!
Get the recipe at The Spruce Eats
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