High Protein Recipes

King Ranch Casserole served on a white plate.

Lighter King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Why is it called King Ranch Casserole? Many people think the famous casserole started at the King Ranch in Texas, but the origin of the King Ranch Chicken Casserole is unknown.  The casserole is likely named after the King Ranch and is a favorite Tex-Mex dish across the Midwest.  King Ranch is one of the

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Steak Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce.

Steak Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola

What Kind of Beef Goes in a Steak Sandwich? The beef cut I chose for Steak Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce is Flank Steak.  Flank steak is a lean cut of beef and can be grilled, broiled, pan-fried, braised, just about any cooking method works.  To keep the meat tender it is

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Chicken Zucchini Soup Recipe cooking on the stove. Rotisserie chicken, zucchini cut in half moons, sliced carrots and celery in a broth flavored with oregano and thyme and garnished with fresh basil.

Chicken Zucchini Soup

What are the Health Benefits of Zucchini? Our Chicken Zucchini Soup has 1.5 servings of vegetables; mostly coming from the zucchini.  A favorite summer squash that is easy to grow and full of health benefits.  Zucchini is a low glycemic food that is rich in vitamin B6 which can help regulate blood glucose.  Also, lowers

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Light Ground Beef Taco Salad served in a white bowl.

Light Ground Beef Taco Salad

What makes this Recipe “Light”? This Light Ground Beef Taco Salad recipe has simple ingredients that are better for you.  The healthier ingredient choices of lean ground beef, reduced fat cheese, and lightly salted chips reduces the Fat and Sodium compared to most Taco recipes.  What is Taco Salad? Would you be surprised to know

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Pan Fried Shrimp close up.

Pan Fried Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Processing the panko and cilantro in a food processor makes fine crumbs that stick well to the shrimp and are still crunchy. Pan frying keeps the fat very low and cooks quickly. Homemade cocktail sauce tastes better and is about half the sodium of store bought.

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Maple Brined Roast Pork Loin with Mustard Glaze served on a white plate with red potatoes and cauliflower.

Maple Brined Roast Pork Loin with Mustard Glaze

Brining the roast keeps the meat moist and flavorful. Be sure to use 100% pure maple syrup and not pancake syrup. Pure maple syrup is just the tree sap boiled down to make it thick. Pancake syrup contains corn syrup and artificial maple extract.

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Chipotle Turkey Master Mix - Cooked and chopped meat on a wood cutting board.

Instant Pot Chipotle Turkey

A bone-in turkey breast with chipotle chilies makes a delicious meat that works well in tacos, quesadillas, or burritos. The Instant Pot or any pressure cooker speeds up the cooking process and keeps the meat extra moist. Package and freeze for quick meals.Most grocery stores only carry frozen turkey breasts. The amount of sodium varies

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