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19 Protein-Packed Dinners That You'll Actually Want To Eat

So your stomach isn't making a fuss while you're trying to go to bed.

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Eating meals that are high in protein can help you stay full for longer, keeping you happy and satisfied throughout the rest of the night.

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Protein is essential for building lean muscle mass, which can really help with weight loss (if that's your goal), and it won't spike your blood sugar the way a carb-based meal would, Albert Matheny of ProMix Nutrition and Soho Strength Lab, tells BuzzFeed Health.

Why? Because protein digests over a longer period of time when compared to carbs, meaning you'll be full for longer and won't be reaching for a late-night snack just a few hours after eating.

Btw, a dinner with 15 grams of protein or more is what Albert suggests for someone who's moderately active. Keep in mind, this is a very general recommendation, each person's individual needs will vary.

So, here we've rounded up a bunch of dinners that have 15 grams of protein or more, and are relatively easy to make. Hopefully they'll make your weeknights a little less hectic.

Okay, go for it!


All nutritional information was calculated using this calculator at Very Well.