High Protein Recipes for Fall

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves change colour, it's the perfect time to cosy up with nourishing and protein-packed meals. Fall brings an abundance of seasonal ingredients that can be incorporated into delicious recipes to keep you satisfied and energised. 

We've got three high protein recipes that celebrate the flavours of autumn, and we know you'll love them. These dishes are not only hearty and comforting but also provide the essential protein your body needs for muscle repair and overall wellness. Let's dive into these delightful fall-inspired recipes!

Turkey and Sweet Potato Chilli

Warm up your evenings with a comforting bowl of turkey and sweet potato chilli. Packed with lean protein and fibre-rich sweet potatoes, this chilli is a wholesome and satisfying meal that will keep you full and nourished.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, brown the ground turkey over medium heat until cooked through.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the diced sweet potato, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, chilli powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  5. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.
  6. Serve the chilli hot, garnished with toppings like chopped fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, or a dollop of Greek yoghurt.

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Indulge in the flavours of fall with a protein-packed pumpkin smoothie. This creamy and nutritious beverage is a perfect on-the-go breakfast or post-workout refuel option, providing you with the energy you need for the day.


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients - almond milk, pumpkin puree, ripe banana, protein powder, almond butter, honey or maple syrup (if desired), pumpkin spice, and ice cubes.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Adjust the sweetness or thickness by adding more honey or almond milk if needed.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy your protein-rich pumpkin smoothie!

Baked Maple-Glazed Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

Elevate your fall dining experience with this mouthwatering baked maple-glazed salmon paired with roasted seasonal vegetables. This protein-rich dish is not only delicious but also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Assorted fall vegetables (e.g., Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, carrots)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet and brush the maple glaze mixture over the salmon.
  4. Toss the assorted fall vegetables with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then arrange them around the salmon on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  6. Serve the glazed salmon alongside the roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

    Embrace the flavours of fall with these high protein recipes that will keep you nourished, satisfied, and ready to take on the season. Incorporate these dishes into your fall menu and enjoy the benefits of delicious and nutritious meals that fuel your body and keep you energised throughout the season.