Recipes

10 High-Protein Match Day Recipes

Psst! Football might be coming home this year…so let’s celebrate with good food.


We’ve put together some of our absolute favourite high-protein recipes for you to enjoy during all the footie excitement. From sticky wings, to doughy pizza rolls — we’ve got plenty of treats to get you in the mood.

 

 

1. Sticky Asian Wings & Healthy Slaw

We all know that a plate of wings and a few pints makes the perfect match-day meal.

These homemade sticky wings make for ideal finger food, even if things do get a bit messy.

Nutritional info per serving:

508kcal 51g protein 19g carbs 24g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

2. Pizza Rolls 3 Ways

Soft, doughy and ready in under half an hour, these pizza rolls are the perfect treat to bite into on match-day. Forget the cutlery, these are ideal sofa snacks.

Nutritional info per serving:

97kcal 5.8g protein 11.3g carbs 3.4g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

3. Healthy Baked Donuts With Protein Spread

You’ll be daydreaming about these donuts. They look and taste like the real deal, but they’re baked instead of deep-fried, making them much more compatible with your fitness goals and training progress. Winning.

Nutritional info per serving:

196kcal 4.7g protein 27.7g carbs 7.3g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

4. BBQ Pulled Chicken Mac N Cheese

There’s nothing quite like a steaming hot bowl of super-cheesy macaroni. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we levelled things up with the addition of succulent & tangy BBQ pulled chicken.

Nutritional info per serving:

597kcal 37g protein 51g carbs 21g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

5. Vegan “Meatball” Sub

This sub is deliciously rich and meaty — just without any actual meat. Yep, it’s completely vegan-friendly, packed with nearly 30g of protein, and still every bit as indulgent-tasting as the real deal. Thank us later.

Nutritional info per serving:

498kcal 29.2g protein 65.8g carbs 11g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

6. Fajita Cake

Every now and again, you stumble across a recipe that makes you stop in your tracks and immediately write a shopping list for the ingredients. This is one of those recipes.

With layers of tender chicken, sizzling peppers, and oozing cheese, this one speaks for itself.

Nutritional info per serving:

294kcal 31.2g protein 19.6g carbs 9.9g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

7. Vegan Mac ‘N’ Cheese

It’s hard to believe this creamy, ‘cheesy’ pasta is totally plant-based — but it is. Whether you’re fully committed to a vegan diet or you’re just trying to cut down on the dairy, this is the perfect recipe for everyone’s favourite comfort food.

Nutritional info per serving:

452kcal 16.9g protein 63.2g carbs 13.8g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

8. High-Protein Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Taking some inspiration from across the pond, these peanut butter ‘jelly’ sandwich cookies are an incredible high-protein treat. Made with only a handful of ingredients and cooked in under 15 minutes, these will definitely help with any pre-match nerves…

Nutritional info per serving:

142kcal 9.1g protein 2.5g carbs 9.6g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

9. High-Protein Sharing Cookie Dough

This has ‘sharing’ in the title as a loose suggestion only. We’d totally understand if it was only your spoon making its way into this dish of pure deliciousness.

Nutritional info per serving:

363kcal 27g protein 16g carbs 20g fat

 

Recipe here.

 

10. Chicken Enchilada Meal Prep

Already got dinner plans? Drop them. We’re sure these chicken enchiladas are 100 times better.

Smothered in a rich passata sauce and plenty of oozing cheese, they’re guaranteed to go down well on match-day. They’re great to feed the whole family — or if you live alone, they’ll keep in the fridge so you have meal prep sorted for a few days. Result.

Nutritional info per serving:

457kcal 36g protein 45g carbs 14g fat

 

Recipe here.

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Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.


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