High-protein pasta dish with ham and spinach

Protein is your mealtime BFF; that muscle-building, energy-boosting rockstar is here to keep you full and satisfied for the long haul. Whether you're hustling through a busy day, acing a workout, or just aiming to feel fantastic, protein's got your back. 

But hey, we get it—eating healthy can sometimes be a challenge, especially when those sneaky carbs try to steal the spotlight with their tempting ways. But don't sweat it, because we're about to introduce you to three amazing high-protein low-carb diet recipes that will make you forget all those carb cravings. Get ready to indulge in flavors that are not just mouthwatering but also loaded with the wholesome goodness your body deserves.

So, put on your apron, and let's get right to these high-protein diet recipes that are about to become your new favorites!

Start your day on a high note with these protein-packed dishes

These recipes will surely please your palate and leave you feeling satisfied and content.


Creamy Hazelnut Chicken Pasta

Penne with chicken, spinach, and hazelnut in parmesan sauceSource: Envato


  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 3 oz Buddig Grilled Chicken Strips, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Start by cooking the penne pasta until it's just the right texture. Drain it and set it aside, ready to be the heart of your dish.
  • Warm up a skillet with olive oil, then add the minced garlic to create a fragrant base. Add the chopped Buddig Grilled Chicken Strips and let them cook until they're golden and inviting.
  • Toss in the fresh spinach leaves and allow them to wilt down. Sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts into the skillet for a delightful crunch that complements the dish.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and add the butter; this will create a smooth and creamy sauce. Gently stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, letting it melt into the sauce for added flavor. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to enhance the taste.
  • Add the cooked penne pasta to the skillet; ensure everything is well combined. Let it all mingle over low heat for a few minutes and allow the flavors to meld.
  • Serve your Creamy Hazelnut Chicken Pasta in bowls, garnished with fresh parsley for a touch of color.

Mediterranean Egg Muffins

High-protein Mediterranean egg muffins with kale and turkeySource: Envato


  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 oz chopped Buddig Original Turkey Lunchmeat
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  • Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). 
  • In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the diced red onion until it's soft and aromatic. Add the chopped Buddig Turkey Lunchmeat. 
  • Next, add the chopped kale and watch it transform into vibrant green goodness as it cooks.
  • While the turkey lunchmeat and kale work their magic, whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until well blended.
  • Stir in the sautéed turkey lunchmeat, kale, and onion, creating a wholesome mixture of textures and flavors. Sprinkle in the crumbled feta cheese and dried oregano. Season the mixture with a pinch of salt and pepper to enhance the flavors.
  • Prepare a muffin tin with cooking spray, then carefully pour the egg mixture into each muffin cup, filling them about three-fourths.
  • Slide the muffin tin into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, until your muffins are set and sport a delicate golden hue.
  • Allow your muffins to cool briefly before using a fork to gently lift them from the cups.
  • Enjoy this wholesome dish that will make a perfect high-protein Mediterranean diet breakfast. Bon Appetit! 


Ham & Egg Pita Salad

High-protein salad with ham, eggs, and pita breadSource: Envato


  • 1 package (2 oz) of Buddig Original Honey Ham, chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 2 whole wheat pita bread rounds, toasted and cut into wedges
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc.)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup diced cucumber
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette dressing


  • Assemble your Ham & Egg Pita Salad by arranging a bed of mixed salad greens on a serving platter.
  • Sprinkle the chopped Buddig Ham over the greens, distributing its savory goodness throughout the salad. Then, place the sliced hard-boiled eggs on top of the ham.
  • Scatter the halved cherry tomatoes across the salad, then toss in the diced cucumber and red onion to add a refreshing crunch and vibrant flavor.
  • Crumble the feta cheese over the top. This will create a delightful and creamy tanginess.
  • Arrange the toasted pita bread wedges around the edges of the salad.
  • Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette dressing over the salad—its zesty notes will tie everything together.
  • Gently toss the salad before serving to ensure each bite is a perfect blend of flavors and textures.


Refuel and energize with Buddig lunchmeat

When life's demands leave you needing a quick and wholesome energy boost, turn to Buddig lunchmeat to power your day. Packed with high-quality protein, Buddig lunchmeat is not only a savory delight but also a vital ingredient in your journey toward a balanced lifestyle. Whether navigating a busy work schedule, conquering your workout goals, or craving a nutritious snack, Buddig lunch meat provides the sustenance you need.

As you explore more high-protein diet recipes, Buddig can be your versatile companion that fits effortlessly into your favorite dishes. Whether it's a lively, vibrant salad or a savory pasta dish, Buddig’s pre-sliced simplicity adds taste and goodness to your creations. So, go ahead and add Buddig meats to your high-protein diet shopping list and use our store locator to find your favorite Buddig products near you!

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