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7 Protein-Packed Recipes You Need To Try Tonight

Whether you're trying to build muscle, lose weight, or you're just trying to stay healthy, packing your daily diet with protein is one way to reach your goal. But adding more protein doesn't mean you're relegated to eating boiled chicken every day.

According to the subreddit r/EatCheapAndHealthy, you can eat cheap, easy high protein meals any time of the day. Here are some of the most delectable answers.

Swap out traditional pancake batter for egg whites and oats. Redditor u/kcs223 also adds greek yogurt to the mix before cooking the mix the same way you would normal pancakes.

Protein Pancakes

To make deconstructed egg rolls, Redditor u/bellatrix927 uses “minced pork (I use vegan) and/or shrimp with soy sauce, shaoxing wine, rice vinegar, sesame oil, bean sprouts and and shredded cabbage – or cauliflower rice for a fried rice version.”

Egg Roll in a Bowl

As u/bellatrix927 explains, you can take eggs and poach them in “a spicy tomato/red bell pepper sauce.” When they make it, they also add spinach and other greens to the pan and serve the eggs with feta cheese and crusty bread.


“Black beans, pinto beans, red beans, lentils, and Lima beans. Eat with corn or rice for complete proteins,” said u/samnoscan.

Beans and Rice

Redditor u/bigbutchbudgie lightly fries sliced ham in a pan before adding eggs and stir. As your eggs start to set, “add cottage cheese (I do a 50/50 egg to cheese ratio) and let it melt into the eggs."

Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

“With a potato masher, roughly smash some cooked chickpeas (canned is fine) along with some of the cooking liquid. Add lemon juice, white vinegar, olive oil, chopped green chili peppers (any heat level you like), salt, pepper and cumin,” said u/bigbutchbudgie.

Smashed Chickpeas

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