20 Protein-Rich Dinner Recipes to Dig Into This Season

Kristen Bousquet
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No matter what diet you’re on, protein is essential. Protein helps your body produce vital enzymes and hormones, aids in brain function, and helps to build bones, muscle, skin, and more. Plus, protein-rich meals also tend to make you feel fuller and more satisfied than, say, carb-centric ones where you might find yourself hungry a mere 30 minutes later.

MORE: 15 Healthy Fall Grain Bowls to Throw Together This Season

Still, sometimes protein gets a bad rap—sticking to chicken and beans isn’t exactly thrilling for the taste buds, after all. But if you look a little further, here are plenty of creative, delicious meals out there whose starring ingredients carry tons of protein, from Quinoa Pizza Bites to Brussels and Bowties Tahini Pasta.

Want more recipe ideas that’ll keep you full without boring you to death? Click through the slideshow ahead.

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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Brussels and Bowties Tahini Pasta
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Baked Chicken Fajita Rollups
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Chorizo Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Burrito Bowls with Chicken
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Mexican Three Bean Salad
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Slow Cooker Quinoa Sweet Potato Black Bean Vegetarian Chili
STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Chipotle Black Bean Corn Salad
STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Chickpea Tikki Masala with Green Rice
STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Quinoa Pizza Bites
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Buttery Garlic Herb Chicken with Zucchini
STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Lemon Chicken with Veggies
STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Greek Turkey Meatball Gyro with Tzatsiki
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables
STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | BBQ Chicken Tostadas
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
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STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Grilled Lemon Oregano Chicken and Shrimp Skewers
STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Whole 30 Greek Chicken Zucchini Noodles
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  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Brussels and Bowties Tahini Pasta
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Baked Chicken Fajita Rollups
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Chorizo Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Burrito Bowls with Chicken
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Mexican Three Bean Salad
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Slow Cooker Quinoa Sweet Potato Black Bean Vegetarian Chili
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Chipotle Black Bean Corn Salad
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Chickpea Tikki Masala with Green Rice
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Quinoa Pizza Bites
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Buttery Garlic Herb Chicken with Zucchini
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Lemon Chicken with Veggies
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Greek Turkey Meatball Gyro with Tzatsiki
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | BBQ Chicken Tostadas
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Grilled Lemon Oregano Chicken and Shrimp Skewers
  • STYLECASTER | Protein Rich Dinners | Whole 30 Greek Chicken Zucchini Noodles

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