8 Best High-Protein Lunch Ideas for Weight Loss

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Sandwiches are one of the easiest, tastiest meals that combine all food groups. They can be delicious or carb-heavy and sleep-inducing.

Low-calorie, high-protein sandwich

Garlic and Zest's owner and publisher, Lisa Lotts, develops all the recipes. A tuna and white bean lettuce wrap is her favorite high-protein weight loss meal. 

Tuna-lettuce wraps

Beans provide plant-based protein. Dry beans are cheaper and greener than canned beans.

Bean salad

Joanna Wen, nutritionist and founder of Spices & Greens, praises the pairing of quinoa with a classic lean protein (think chicken or fish).

Quinoa bowl


This satisfying lunch option packs 25 grams of protein per serving, and it's also high in healthy fats. 

Tuna Salad Sandwich

"Lentils are a great source of plant-based protein, with 18 grams per serving,

Lentil Soup

Admit it. Lunch may seem impossible while we're busy. Skipping lunch is bad for blood sugar and nutrients.

Protein Shake

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