20 High-Protein Low-Calorie Dishes

We all want meals that will keep us fuller for longer, but the calories can rack up quickly. Meals with lots of protein keep those pesky cravings away while still maintaining proper caloric intake. These recipes are deliciously satisfying and account for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

White Bean & Tuna Salad

“I loved this! Very easy and tasty. I sprinkled some harissa seasoning on top with slices of avocado.”


Thai Turkey Burgers With Cucumber Pepper Relish & Spicy Mayo

"Seriously one of the best burgers I've ever had! This deserves 100 five-star reviews.”


Chocolate Cottage Cheese

“My god, this is unbelievable. So yummy, nice, chocolatey and tasty. It’s filling, yet not super high in calories. Wow, this is now one instant favorite of mine!”


Spinach, Strawberry & Mandarin Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

"This was just outstanding. Not only was it delicious, it was a delight to the eye as well. I left out the sesame seeds and used fresh oranges because that is what we had on hand.”

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Baked Salmon

"I made this twice! I followed the recipe exactly. The taste and texture were brilliant. The lemon and garlic were in perfect balance. The olive oil didn’t make it oily in the least!”

-Ann Marie F

Ham & Egg Pies

“An impressive dish for something that was quick and easy to make! I’ll cook it a little less next time because we like the yolk a bit runny.”


Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

"This was excellent, I just got done with my second bowl and I'm full but I want to keep eating! This was my first experience with red lentils and I must say, I'm impressed!”

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Pea & Peanut Salad

“This was a nice way to use peas. It felt like an unusual salad and we liked it a lot!”


Buffalo Cucumber Tempeh Sandwich

“I love both of these wonderful foods so much that I decided to throw them together. The result? Some serious umami oomph!”


Sauteed Mushrooms

"I added more garlic, and what a great dish! It went perfect with a big ol sirloin and baked potato.”


Classic Tuna Salad

“This tuna salad is awesome! It’s very fresh tasting, just the thing you would get at a restaurant.”


Ground Turkey Chili

“This is great! My husband who doesn’t like chili and had never had ground chili liked it. It’s a lighter, healthier alternative for ground beef-based chilies.”


Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

“This was the most enjoyable salad. With the cheese this could easily be a full meal on it's own, but it was great with grilled chicken. A wonderful balance of flavors.”


Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes

"A few years ago I followed a recipe for cottage cheese pancakes that used whole wheat flour. I was searching for that when I found this recipe. I don't even want the other one anymore! While making them, I forgot I was supposed to blend it all and just mixed it in the bowl by hand, which still worked fine.”


Spinach Balls

“My mom has made these since I was little, and now I’m the one to make them every Thanksgiving! I absolutely love these, and everyone scarfed them down!”

-Christin V.

Honey Ginger Grilled Salmon

“My wife is four months pregnant and has been craving fish. I made this recipe for her and she loved it! I could still taste the salmon, and the marinade complimented it well!”

-Rick Bertrand

Eggstatic Egg Salad

“This is definitely my new favorite egg salad recipe! We really liked the balsamic vinegar addition- I never thought to do that, its not a lot but it gave it such great flavor! I’ll definitely be making this over and over again.”


Vegan Lentil Burgers

“Fantastic burgers! I made a double batch and baked them in the oven. They stick together better if you grate the carrot instead of dicing it.”

-Louise F

Split Pea Soup

“This is an excellent recipe! Cooking the onions down adds such flavor and sweetness, and the house smelled amazing.”

-Denise H.

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

"These were delicious! I added cream cheese and sharp cheddar. Awesome!”

-Tonya T.