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Low-Calorie High Protein Meals

by Fabian Jackson

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If you're on the hunt for tasty dinners that are high in protein but also low in calories, you’ve come to the right place. What’s better is that they’re all chef-made, frozen and ready to cook through in the oven or microwave. Low calorie high protein meals, without the faff (or washing up).

Whether it's a post-gym dinner or a quick lunch, it can be hard to find low calorie, protein-packed options that taste great and don't take ages to prepare. Luckily, that's where allplants comes in. Our ready meals are designed by chefs and nutritionists to pack a punch while being nutritionally balanced, all with happy, healthy eating in mind. Check out our full range of high-protein dishes under 450kcal or read on for our top picks.

Main Meals

Perfect for lunch or dinner.

Tofu Saag Paneer

tofu saag paneer - 361kcal, 18.8g protein

A Friday-night-takeaway classic, perfect all week long at just 361kcal and 18.8g of protein, with wilted spinach, potatoes and peas in an aromatic curry sauce. A firm customer favourite, and we can see why.

Rainbow Nourish Bowl

rainbow nourish bowl - 396kcal, 19.8g protein

This bowl is a celebration of bright and flavour-packed crispy miso tempeh, a spiced harissa grain medley, garlic and chilli broccoli, roasted sweet chilli beets and a ginger and turmeric chickpea smash, garnished with mixed seeds and red pepper flakes for extra crunch. Sunshine in a bowl, to be enjoyed year-round.

Creamy Spinach Gnocchi

spinach gnocchi - 340kcal, 18.6g protein

Fluffy potato gnocchi mixed through a cheesy sauce with baby spinach, leeks and broccoli, topped with a nutty garlic crumb. The perfect light mid-week dinner, or for a treat serve with a crusty wedge of ciabatta to mop up the delicious sauce.

Green Goodness Bowl

green goodness bowl - 377kcal, 22.3g protein

Inspired by the healthy buddha bowls that you would find in a trendy plant based cafe in LA, this dish has grains and green chickpeas served with garlic chilli kale and a mighty pea and mint smash. Not only is it low calorie and high protein, it's also high in iron and vitamin C, low in sugar and low in saturated fat.

Protein Bolognese Bowl

protein bolognese bowl - 297kcal, 19.1g protein

A lighter, protein-packed version of a favourite, with wholegrain penne and soya mushroom mince. What's more, it's low in fat, low in sugar and 2 of your 5-a-day.

Super Spanokopita

spanokopita - 361kcal, 18.8g protein per serve

Encased in a crisp and flaky filo pastry is a comforting filling of spinach, leek and garlic filled with creamy almond ricotta and tangy tofu feta. Our pies serve two, and are delicious eaten hot or cooled, after cooking. Each portion is 361kcal, enjoy by itself or with protein-packed sides like Garlic + Chilli Greens.


Add these sides to your meal for an extra punch of protein. Our sides serve 2, protein + calories quoted is per serving.

Garlic + Chilli Greens

garlic + chilli greens - 172kcal, 9.1g protein

Kale, edamame, broccoli and broad beans tossed in garlic and chilli for extra bite, add an extra 9.1g of protein to your plate.

Truffle Cauliflower Cheese

truffle cauliflower cheese - 138kcal, 7.5g protein

Roast cauliflower swirled in a creamy, cheesy, white truffle sauce, topped with garlic breadcrumbs. All the indulgence for just 138kcal per serving.

Glazed Sprouts with 'Bacon'

sprouts with 'bacon' - 96kcal, 6.5g protein

Lightly steamed Brussels sprouts in a dressing of miso, mustard, garlic, olive oil, molasses and pepper, topped with 'This Isn't Bacon'. These aren't just for Christmas; add them as a side to your Sunday roast or midweek meal.

Add all of these low calorie high protein meals to your box or shop the full high protein <450kcal range. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian or trying to get a few more plants into your diet, there's something for everyone in our range of over 100 chef-made meals.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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