High-protein, Low-calorie Lunches You'll Want To Make This Summer

1. Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad Bowls

Just before serving, top with a vibrant and tangy basil vinaigrette.

Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad Bowls

The good news is that these simple meal-prep sandwiches can be prepared in just 20 minutes; that's four lunches in less than 30 minutes.

2. Chicken Quinoa Fried Rice

This nutritious dinner recipe substitutes quinoa for rice to increase the protein content of fried rice.

Chicken Quinoa Fried Rice

This quinoa fried rice can be made with any available vegetables; broccoli, green beans, and mushrooms are all excellent options. 

3. Chimichurri Noodle Bowls

In these straightforward, flavorful meal-prep bowls, we're combining whole-grain spaghetti and zucchini noodles to increase volume and reduce calories. 

Chimichurri Noodle Bowls

You can substitute leftover chicken, tofu, or canned legumes for the shrimp.

4. Sweet Potato

These robust kale salads keep well for four days, making them ideal for meal prep. 

Sweet Potato

To prevent the salad's ingredients from becoming soggy, garnish it and sprinkle on the peanuts just before serving.

5. Spicy Ramen Cup of Noodles

Using this vegetarian ramen recipe, you can make your own instant broth at home. 

Spicy Ramen Cup of Noodles

Pack multiple jars at once for effortless picnics throughout the week.

6. Cumin Chicken & Chickpea Stew

With cumin, paprika, and pepper, this protein-rich chicken stew recipe draws flavor inspiration.

Cumin Chicken & Chickpea Stew

Make a double batch and store it in the freezer for a quick, nutritious meal. With couscous and steamed broccoli, serve the stew.

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