You want to lose some extra weight? A low-carb, high-protein diet is the usual method to get there. Eat fewer carbs, fewer calories and simultaneously keep the protein intake high, you'll feel fuller, longer. High-protein, low-carb diets aim to build muscle mass and decrease body fat and weight.

Below we have gathered some of our favorites that include all the above - without sacrificing good taste - to get you going this week:

1. Salmon Salad with Avocado and Sweet Grape Tomatoes

Not only is salmon high in protein, it’s full of inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to boost heart health. Add almonds or pecan for crunch, avocado for healthy fat, tomatoes for a juicy dose of vitamins, and your favorite greens to up the fiber for a quick and satisfying lunch.

2. Shrimp, Avocado, and Egg Chopped Salad

If you’re not into beef, pork, or chicken, shrimp is a great high-protein, low-calorie choice to throw on top of fiber-rich greens. Add healthy fat, more protein, and flavor with avocado and eggs and you’ve got yourself a very filling salad.

3. Baked Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Full of healthy fats and protein, salmon is a wise high-protein, low-carb meal—especially when it’s done in less than 30 minutes. The zesty cream sauce here offers restaurant-quality flavor by way of a few basics, including paprika, crushed red pepper, nuts, and jarred roasted red peppers.

Get the recipe from cottercrunch

4. Spiralized Zucchini Lasagna Casserole

Ratatouille meets lasagna in this fiber-rich casserole. Ricotta, one of the highest-protein cheeses, is featured in each layer for a muscle-building and mouthwatering upgrade.

Get the recipe from destinationdelish

5. Beans and lentils

Rich and tasty Beans and lentil salad. A 5 minutes prep. and simply amazing. Arugula, lentils, green kidney beans and some capers. With peanut butter, caper brine, tahini, tamari and balsamic vinegar.

Get the recipe from contentednesscooking

6. Turkey and Apple Arugula Salad

This satisfying turkey salad with peppery salad greens, sweet grapes and rich walnuts combine to create a flavor sensation - very important factor here!

Get the recipe from tasteofhome

Bon apetite!

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