Top 10 Protein-Packed Dinners for Muscle Building and Weight Loss

Steak and Bean Burrito Bowl

Protein dinner

Nutrition: 450 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 563 mg sodium, 42 g carbs (6 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 41 g protein (calculated without sour cream and with ½ cup brown rice per serving)

What better way to eat some of our favorite protein-packed foods—black beans and grass-fed beef—than in a burrito bowl. This tortilla-less dish is not only delicious but also budget friendly. Even though grass-fed beef can be pricey, this recipe doesn’t only rely on the beef. That way, you can save money and be just as satisfied by the ample amount of veggies it’s served with.

Salmon Burgers

Protein dinner

Nutrition: 474 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 673 mg sodium, 46 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 30 g protein (calculated with regular bread crumbs, whole wheat buns)

Salmon isn’t just a great source of protein, it’s also one of the best sources of omega-3s. These fatty acids help to “fight inflammation while the high-quality lean protein content fights excess fat accumulation,” says Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CDN. If that wasn’t enough to get your tummy rumbling, get this: the burgers are topped with a delicious spread of herby Greek yogurt, which helps brighten up this dish and adds extra protein.

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