Jazz Up These Protein Packed Foods With These Tasty Ideas

Learn how to Jazz Up These Plain Protein Packed Foods to Keep Eating Interesting

We will teach you how to jazz up protein packed foods with these tasty ideas! We all get sick of boring tuna salad, plain grilled chicken, or bland whitefish - but we also want to stick to our healthy eating plans.

These ideas should help add flavor and sparkle back to your meals without breaking the calorie bank. Plus, the additional spices and seasonings are great for your metabolism and offer healthy antioxidants.

Protein Packed Food: Tuna

Jazz up plain protein

Jazz it up

  • Mix with low-fat mayo and chives
  • Sprinkle with cayenne sauce
  • Add Dijon mustard and chopped celery
  • Add lime juice and scallions
  • Add low fat or a small amt. of balsamic vinaigrette
  • Sprinkle with parmesan and scallions

Protein Packed Food: Chicken or Lean Turkey

Jazz it up

Per lb., sprinkle with 1 tbsp. each:



-cilantro or tarragon (more if fresh)

-1/2 tsp ginger

-black pepper to taste

-sea salt to taste

Jazz it up:

  • Per lb., top with 4 tbsp. Bragg's aminos (when raw) and chopped garlic to taste

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Jazz it up:

  • Dip chicken tenders in buffalo wild wings sauce (make your own or buy organic)
  • Dip chicken tenders in honey mustard (make your own or buy organic) or coconut lime sauce (whole foods)

Protein Packed Food: White Fish

Jazz it up

  • Finely slice lemons across to make thin circles and plan on top of fish; then add 4 tbsp. dill per lb.
  • Coat with 1 tbsp. fenugreek and 1 tbsp. ajwain (bishop seed) per lb. 

Protein Packed Food: Greek Yogurt

jazz up protein

Jazz it up

  • Drizzle honey or maple syrup over it
  • Microwave 1/2 cup berries and serve on top yogurt. To make this extra special, freeze the yogurt for 15 minutes before eating (add warm fruit after)

Jazz it up

  • Add slivered almonds, or sunflower or pumpkin seeds plus a sprinkle of sea salt

Protein Powder (vanilla or chocolate)

Jazz it up

  • Add a splash of coconut milk or almond milk
  • Add a spoonful of PB2 (powdered peanut butter - fewer calories) or Peanut butter (more calories)

Protein Packed Food: Lean Beef Patties

Jazz boring protein foods up

Jazz it up

  • Splash with cayenne pepper sauce

Jazz it up

  • Coat with 1 tbsp. coriander powder and 1 tbsp. ajwain (bishop seed) per lb.

I hope these ideas on how to jazz up these protein packed foods were helpful!

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