Chicken and Rice AGAIN?!
Sticking to a high protein diet can become very boring and ‘samey’, especially if you’re stuck in a pattern of eating the same meals over and over again. There’s only so much chicken and rice one person can eat, right?
So here at Sports Involve we thought we’d try and make your meals taste a little bit more exciting, while keeping them high in protein! We’ve made a list of easy to make, extra tasty recipes to make for lunch, dinner or even batch cooking.
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Chicken is a great source of protein, and is also low calorie! An average chicken breast has around 54 grams of protein, and 100 grams of chicken has about 31 grams of protein, so you can get a lot of your protein intake from one chicken meal! Plain chicken breast can be tasteless and boring, so why not try one of the below recipes?
More and more people are turning to a meat-free or plant-based diet, and there is a general misconception that you cannot train without eating meat. For more information, take a look at our article Veganuary – Can I Train on a Meat-Free Diet?
Like veganism, vegetarianism has increased in popularity over the years. Some people have a different take on vegetarianism, with some banning eggs and dairy from their diet, and some not. Whichever preference you have, we’re sure that this pasta dish will get your taste buds tingling!
Similar to chicken, beef also has a high protein count. On average, a 100 grams of beef contains 26 grams of protein, however it is important to take a look at the fat content of beef mince. You can buy beef mince in a variety of fat contents, and the difference in 100 grams of beef mine with 5% fat and 30% fat is almost 200 calories!
Salmon and tuna are versatile types of fish that make delicious meals and are a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Per 100 grams, you’ll find an average of 20 grams of protein in salmon, and 28 grams in tuna. Take a look at the below recipes for some tasty fishy inspiration!
Turkey is very similar to chicken with regard to protein count. White turkey breast meant has around 29 grams of protein per 100 grams, and with the exception of Christmas time, is usually slightly cheaper in the UK supermarkets. Switch up your burger with this grilled turkey recipe!
With around 24 grams of protein per 100 grams, prawns and shrimp are a great alternative to red meat. They are also low in saturated fat, so throw in some fresh or frozen prawns into curries for a tasty change!