Meal prepping is one way to eat healthy and take the stress off planning your meals throughout the week. These 15 meal prep recipes will prepare you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If you are new to meal prepping, check out this beginners guide to meal prepping. It will help you get started. Then come back here to make some of these healthy recipes!
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Now let’s get started with the best meal prep recipes that will help you save your sanity.
Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes
Healthy Egg Muffin Cups
Found at Show Me The Yummy
When I first started meal prepping, these were my breakfast go to! They are packed full of veggies. To put them over the top, I would add chunks of avocado. You can’t beat these for breakfast for around 50 calories a muffin.
Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups
Found at The Merchant Baker
Who knew eating healthy could taste so sweet! I love the combination of chocolate and banana. You will not even be able to taste the oatmeal.
Green Smoothie Prep Packets
Found at Clean Food Crush
Smoothies are super easy to make ahead, bag and freeze. In the mornings when I was rushed, I would throw a smoothie mix into the NutriBullet and move on with my morning. Such a better decision than going to a drive through.
Found at Whole Fully
We are all busy! That is why meal prepping is so perfect for people on the go. These overnight oats can be prepped in mason jars the night before. There are so many different flavors and combinations that can be mixed together. Give these a try!
Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars
Found at My Fussy Eater
If you have not used quinoa in your recipes yet, you need too! I love quinoa and all of the health benefits it has to offer! Make these for the week and portion them out for your work week. They could even be enjoyed as a healthy dessert if you are craving something sweet.
Lunch Meal Prep Recipes
Turkey Spinach Pinwheels Meal Prep
Found at Damn Delicious
I do not know about you, but why do only kids get to enjoy Lunchables! Create your own Lunchable. The options are endless. Pinwheels are such an easy and healthy lunch option. Have kids? Make these instead of buying Lunchables. #Savvy
Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls
Found at Sweet Peas and Saffron
If you have read other recipes that we have talked about, you know we love to use turkey as a substitute for ground beef. Not only is it significantly cheaper, it is also healthier.
Chef Salad in a Jar
Found at Comfortably Domestic
At work, I like the flexibility to hold my lunch and work at the same time #TeacherLiving. These mason jar salads are perfect for lunch. Great for storage and to hold during lunch time.
Mexican Salad in a Jar
Found at A Zesty Bite
I love Wendy’s taco salad. This is a great healthy alternative that you can easily prep ahead of time. This is a great meatless option for vegetarians as well.
Healthy Homemade Instant Noodles
Found at Sweet Peas and Saffron
I am a sucker for Instant Noodles! How easy is it to place the cup of noodles under the Keurig and you have hot soup in minutes! Those soups are so bad for you and the sodium is insane! This is the perfect option to keep your belly warm and your body will thank you.
Dinner Meal Prep Ideas
Lemon Roasted Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccolini
Found at Little Spice Jar
Meal prepping at its finest! Making sure you have a good balance of grains, vegetables, and proteins. Buying the pack of salmon can get you through dinner for the majority of the week.
Thai Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
Found at Valerie’s Kitchen
Valerie over at Valerie’s Kitchen knocked this meal prep meal out of the park. The peanut sauce looks divine. I love the mix of the noodles and salad too. Better than ordering Thai out!
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry Meal Prep
Found at My Food Story
Can I just say those vegetables look so good! Stir Fry is a weekly meal at our house. We always say we need to make it more often. With meal prepping, we can!
One Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Tenders and Green Beans with Fresh Grape Tomatoes
Found at Cooking Classy
I love one sheet pan recipes! How easy is it to cook everything up and divide it between containers. The meal prep process just got easier! Imagine the cleanup for the week is all on one pan and done!
Baked Turkey Meatballs with Spinach
Found at Home Cooking Memories
Mix it up with different meats. You do not always need to eat chicken every day. You can alternate between chicken and ground turkey to get variety between your meals.
Always remember meal prep recipes do not have to be boring. You can bring variety into your meals.
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When you meal prep once, your life will be changed! If you are overwhelmed with meal planning for breakfast, lunch, and dinner just focus on one!
What is your favorite meal prep recipe?
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