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High Protein Meals

High Protein Meals

Protein is an essential part of a balanced diet and sometimes, you just might need a boost. Whether you’re exercising more or you’d like to feel fuller for longer, healthy high protein meals can leave you feeling energised and nourished.

Browse our delicious high protein meal plans and get fresh, pre-made meals delivered straight to your door. You can also see our other meal plans, including vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian options.
Protein is an essential part of a balanced diet and sometimes, you just might need a boost. Whether you’re exercising more or you’d like to feel fuller for longer, healthy high protein meals can leave you feeling energised and nourished.

Browse our delicious high protein meal plans and get fresh, pre-made meals delivered straight to your door. You can also see our other meal plans, including vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian options.

What is a high protein diet?

A high protein diet involves a large proportion of protein-rich foods including lean meat, fish, soy, eggs and legumes. Typically, men need approximately 56 grams of protein per day, while women need around 46. A high protein diet, however, tends to include about 70 grams, though this can depend on your size and fitness level. The more active you are, the more protein you’ll need to consume to build muscle.

What are the benefits of a high protein diet?

High protein meals offer a wide range of benefits. Not only does protein leave you feeling fuller for longer, high protein foods have been shown to contribute to muscle mass and strength. They’re full of essential and non-essential amino acids which aid cellular health, strengthening and repairing your muscles while increasing energy levels.

It’s important to include protein as part of a balanced diet - alongside other nutrients such as fibre and healthy fats. Be sure to include a wide variety of foods in your high protein meals, with plenty of colourful fruit and vegetables to ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrition you need.

What foods are high in protein?

Protein is mainly found in animal-based foods such as chicken, beef, pork, fish, eggs and cheese, however it’s possible to get a good source of protein from plants too. Nuts, legumes and grains are particularly high in protein and are packed with other healthy nutrients like fibre and fatty acids. Here are some healthy foods with high protein:

  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna
  • Beef
  • Soy
  • Eggs
  • Yoghurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Almonds
  • Lentils
  • Beans

YouFoodz High Protein Recipes

There are lots of high protein recipes you can cook quickly and easily. Lean meat with vegetables is always delicious and has many health benefits, while adding grains to your meal will leave you feeling extra full. Mexican cuisine is often a great high protein meal too, as it includes a range of beans, meat and grains.

Mexican Chicken with Loaded Beans and Sour Cream

The lean chicken and legumes in this Mexican dish is packed with protein, while the delicious fiery mole sauce is full of flavour. There’s also lots of colourful veggies to add to your five-a-day.

Chicken with Sweet Potato, Broccoli and Peas

Clean, healthy and mouthwateringly moreish, this high protein meal is low calorie and full of nutrients. It’s perfect for gym-goers!

Jerk Chicken and Rice

Indulgent yet super healthy, chicken and rice will leave you feeling full and satisfied for longer. This recipe is part of our FUEL’D range, meaning the portion size is a lot bigger for those needing an even bigger protein boost.

Mexican Chicken with Loaded Beans and Sour Cream

The lean chicken and legumes in this Mexican dish is packed with protein, while the delicious fiery mole sauce is full of flavour. There’s also lots of colourful veggies to add to your five-a-day.

Chicken with Sweet Potato, Broccoli and Peas

Clean, healthy and mouthwateringly moreish, this high protein meal is low calorie and full of nutrients. It’s perfect for gym-goers!

Jerk Chicken and Rice

Indulgent yet super healthy, chicken and rice will leave you feeling full and satisfied for longer. This recipe is part of our FUEL’D range, meaning the portion size is a lot bigger for those needing an even bigger protein boost.

How to Make High Protein Meals Delicious

Making high protein foods taste delicious is all about the flavours and seasonings you use. Take inspiration from around the world, whether that be Mexican grilled chicken, or an Asian inspired Buddha bowl with sesame oil, soy sauce and honey. Whatever you cook your high protein food in, don't let it be boring. After all, you want to enjoy the meals that are also adding to your nutritional goals.

Check out our weekly menus to see what flavours we're working with.

Youfoodz High Protein Meal Plans FAQs

Have a question about our high protein meal plans? Our FAQ should answer everything you need to know, but if not, please feel free to check out our YouFoodz FAQ section.

How to Food Plan

Similar to our weekly plans, carefully planning your meals for the week can help you understand when you will include high protein foods in your meals and can be particularly useful if you go to the gym on certain days of the week. It gives you an opportunity to step back and assess whether there is enough protein to meet your goals in your weekly meals and makes following a high protein diet much easier.

How to Follow a High Protein Diet When You're Vegetarian or Vegan

Though most high protein foods are meat or animal-based, it can be easy to follow a high protein diet when you're a vegetarian or vegan. Nuts, legumes and grains are particularly high in protein and are packed with other healthy nutrients like fibre and fatty acids. Here are some healthy foods with high protein:
  • Soy (Vg)
  • Beans (Vg)
  • Chickpeas (Vg)
  • Oats (Vg)
  • Quinoa (Vg)
  • Almonds (Vg)
  • Lentils (Vg)
  • Beans (Vg)
  • Eggs (V)
  • Yoghurt (V)
  • Cottage cheese (V)


These foods are either suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet, meaning you can include any of these in your meals to help increase your protein intake.

How to Experiment With Flavours

With a high protein diet, these foods are often the largest portion on your plate, which means your meals need to pack a big punch. By incorporating bold flavours, a range of different cuisines and experimenting with exciting food pairings, you can ensure high protein meals definitely don’t mean boring.

How Easy Are Youfoodz High Protein Recipes to Cook?

Whether you’re a novice or an expert chef, everyone can make delicious dishes with Youfoodz meal plans. Every single one of our ready made meals come with heating instructions for you to follow, so there's minimal skill needed for a tasty dinner.

How Are Your Ingredients Sourced?

We place high value on quality ingredients - sourcing them from local producers where possible. Giving back to local communities is key and we support local suppliers wherever possible too.

What High Protein Recipes Can I find in my Meal Delivery?

Our fantastic chef creates a range of meals full of taste, texture and nutritional value. With inspiration taken from around the world, you’re sure to find high protein meals that include high protein foods such as chicken, soy and eggs, with Youfoodz.

Youfoodz High Protein Meal Delivery

Youfoodz High Protein Meal Delivery

Our high protein meal delivery service provides healthy, pre-made dinners straight to your door. Fresh and never frozen, each meal is carefully planned by our expert nutritionists, perfectly balanced with protein, carbohydrates, vegetables and healthy fats. You can choose between our standard portions or our larger FUEL’D meals, all of which are ready in just a few minutes. Choose your high protein meal plan today.
Our high protein meal delivery service provides healthy, pre-made dinners straight to your door. Fresh and never frozen, each meal is carefully planned by our expert nutritionists, perfectly balanced with protein, carbohydrates, vegetables and healthy fats. You can choose between our standard portions or our larger FUEL’D meals, all of which are ready in just a few minutes. Choose your high protein meal plan today.