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.
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.