Dinner Meal Plan // Week 17: High Protein Dinners

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High Protein Weeknight Dinners

Weekly Dinner Meal Plan: Apr 22 – 26, 2019

With the indulgences of Easter… and Easter week, I’m keeping dinners healthy, and full of protein this week. 

In fact, I’m freezing leftover ham so I’m not tempted. And already planning some egg bakes and frittatas to use those leftovers in upcoming weekends. We still have a lot to celebrate this spring!

“Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps to rebuild the muscles you break down and has an important role in metabolism, immunity, fluid balance, and energy. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends we consume 0.8 g of protein per kilogram of body weight every day, which would require around 50 to 175g of protein per day for someone following a 2,000-calorie diet.”

When considering a high protein meal plan, Web MD advises:

“Women need at least 50 grams of protein a day — men about 60 grams per day. With a high-protein diet, it can be much more than that. This extra protein can come from beans, meat, nuts, grains, eggs, seafood, cheese or vegetarian sources like soy. These diets often restrict carbs like cereals, grains, fruits, and possibly vegetables.”

High protein, quick and easy satisfying meals.

It’s what’s for dinner this week!

Have a great week everyone!

Be sure to print your dinner planner at the bottom of this post.

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Week at a Glance

Monday: Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry
Tuesday: Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Bake with Spinach
Wednesday: Asian Beef Noodle Bowl
Thursday: Sheet Pan Spicy Jerk Shrimp
Friday: 15 Minute Spinach Tomato Frittata
Treat: Peanut Butter Energy Bites


Monday: Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry

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“To make this 20-minute vegan curry even faster, buy precut veggies from the salad bar at the grocery store. To make it a full, satisfying dinner, serve over cooked brown rice. When shopping for simmer sauce, look for one with 400 mg of sodium or less and check the ingredient list for cream or fish sauce if you want to keep this vegan. If you like a spicy kick, add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce at the end.” (471 calories, 11 g protein)
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Tuesday: Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Bake with Spinach

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“When it comes to easy weeknight dinners, this Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Bake with Spinach is the best! Loaded with healthy nutrients and protein, not to mention incredible Southwestern flavor!” Cook the quinoa the night before for a super fast, super easy meal. (297 calories, 19.2 g protein) 
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Wednesday: Asian Beef Noodle Bowl

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“With a lime wedge served on the side, these Asian noodle bowls are packed with flavor.” And protein. (348 calories, 24 g protein)
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Thursday: Sheet Pan Spicy Jerk Shrimp

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“Here’s a shrimp sheet pan supper that’s roasted and caramelized to perfection! The pineapple in this recipe makes a sweet sauce that balances the heat of the Jamaican jerk seasoning.” (351 calories, 33 g protein)
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Friday: 15 Minute Spinach Tomato Frittata

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It’s breakfast for dinner! And… in 15 minutes. “As easy as scrambled eggs and as crowd-pleasing as pasta, this healthy frittata has 23 grams of protein per serving. Bonus: The leftovers store nicely for tomorrow’s breakfast.”
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Treat: Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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“Who doesn’t love a little chocolate and peanut butter all rolled up into 1 small bite? And at 82 calories, it’s a great choice for a little Omega-3s and protein.”
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