15 No-Cooking, Healthy High-Protein Recipes
There are some days where cooking just isn't going to happen. Skip the drive-thru and keep your health goals on track! These no-cook meals and no-bake snacks are not only convenient, but high in protein!
15 High-Protein, No Cooking Recipes
1. Breakfast Bowls
For a high-protein breakfast option, top plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds. Various delicious and nutritious flavor combos include nutty monkey with banana chunks, peanut butter, and peanuts; apple pie with fresh apple slices, crushed pecans, and cinnamon; and very berry with strawberries, blueberries, and slivered pecans.
2. No-Bake Granola Bars
Simple and convenient, these no-bake granola bars are a healthy on-the-go breakfast option. Flavors are adaptable and may include oatmeal raisin, Nutella, and vanilla almond bar variations that are detailed in the recipe.
3. Energy Bites
These no-bake snacks supply the right combination of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you going throughout the day. And like the granola bars, the energy bites also feature highly adaptable ingredients and can be swapped out with others, including dried fruits and assorted nuts.
4. Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie
Chocolate craving tempting you to bake cookies or a cake? Defeat that sweet tooth with this high-protein smoothie, combining the classic flavors of chocolate and peanut butter and utilizing fresh ingredients to defeat any ounce of guilt.
Swapping out avocado with edamame, this edamole recipe is rich in protein! Serve with warm pita bread slices or raw vegetables, including carrots, cucumbers, or bell peppers.
Continuing on the high-protein, no-bake snack train... Hummus! Preparing portioned chips with one or two tortillas and pairing with protein-packed hummus satisfy that chip craving while inducing satiety until your next meal.
7. Chickpea Salad
Packed with fiber, protein, and flavor, this chickpea salad is a simple no-cook recipe! It can also be tweaked in numerous ways by adding Sriracha, swapping out lemon juice for lime, mixing in fresh cilantro and chopping onion, and seasoning with favorite herbs and spices.
8. Tuna Salad
For a healthy fat and protein-packed tuna salad, mix a 5-ounce can of wild albacore tuna with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, diced carrots and celery, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Top onto whole grain crackers, dip with carrot sticks, or fill into lettuce leaves for a light lunch or snack.
9. Spicy Black Bean Sandwiches
Canned chipotle peppers add a smoky flavor to these spicy black bean sandwiches! To lessen fat content and boost protein, swap sour cream with a plain Greek yogurt.
10. Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap
Ample in protein and healthy fats, this creamy avocado and white bean wrap is convenient no-bake recipe. And paired with a tangy, spicy slaw, crunch and flavor are bursting!
11. Kale Turkey Wraps
Like lettuce, the use of kale can harness various fillings without amplifying the carb content. These kale turkey wraps features cranberry sauce, pear, and turkey slices all wrapped into one no cook meal!
12. Veggie Noodles with Tofu
This no-cook meal is bursting with fresh flavors and nutrients, while being rich in protein thanks to the use of tofu.
13. Blueberry Cheesecake
While most cheesecakes are loaded with fat and sugar, this healthy blueberry cheesecake is not like most and supplies seven grams of protein per serving! Feel free to swap blueberries with other favorite fruits, including cherries or strawberries.
14. High-Protein Vanilla Chia Pudding
Along with being high in protein, this vanilla chia pudding recipe supports both heart and digestive health related to its fiber contribution. Top this no-bake snack or dessert with fresh fruit, granola, and cinnamon for added flavor.
15. Yogurt Popsicles
Including the flavors of pina colada, apple pie, and cucumber pie, these homemade yogurt popsicles are nothing short of irresistible. And unlike most common freezer popsicles, protein is ample credited to Greek yogurt!