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What are some good recipes for a high-protein diet?

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Some recipes for a high-protein diet include the chicken with white beans and tomatoes recipe on RealSimple.com and the high-calorie, high-protein smoothie recipe on MayoClinic.org. The chicken dish contains 51 grams of protein per serving while the smoothie contains 32 grams of protein per serving.

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What are some good recipes for a high-protein diet?
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To prepare the chicken dish, rinse and drain 2 15.5-ounce cans of cannellini beans. Combine the beans with 1 pint of grape tomatoes, 4 sprigs of fresh thyme and 4 sprigs of fresh oregano in a large baking dish. Mix in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 smashed garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon each of black pepper and red pepper flakes. Arrange 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs on top of the beans. Coat the chicken with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle them with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Roast the mixture in the oven at 425 F for approximately 40 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and the flesh is thoroughly cooked. Garnish the dish with a scattering of fresh oregano leaves.

To make the smoothie, thoroughly blend 1 chopped banana with 1 cup each of vanilla yogurt and milk and 2 tablespoons each of wheat germ and protein powder.

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