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

Baked Caprese Chicken

Protein dinner

Nutrition: 416 calories, 22 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 780 mg sodium, 10 g carbs (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 46 g protein

Your protein is coming from the obvious sources of chicken and mozzarella, but did you know that sun-dried tomatoes also provide a healthy dose of the craving crusher? It’s true! Just one cup serves up 6 grams—as much as an egg! Besides protein, these sun-dried tomatoes are also packed with 7 grams of digestion-slowing fiber, 75 percent of your daily value of bloat-banishing potassium, and full of the lycopene—an antioxidant that studies show can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers.

Shrimp Scampi

Protein dinner

Nutrition: 342 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 317 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (2 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 31 g protein

Did you know that shrimp is one of the most protein-dense foods you can find? Each gram of meat is made up of 25 percent protein! The muscle-building fish is used in this dish, which comes together in no time. Because your plate will be mostly pasta and shrimp, we’d recommend pairing it with a side salad before dinner. Doing so can actually help your body control its blood glucose levels, meaning you’ll not only stay fuller longer, but you’ll also save your body from an inflammatory spike in blood sugar.

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