I have recently gotten into the game of meal prepping 🙂 As many things in life, It is still a work in progress.
I used to make the same exact meal for lunch and another identical meal for dinner. I quickly got tired of eating the same meal for dinner 5 nights in a row, it may work for some people but not for this gal!
My taste buds need some fresh content. I decided to go all in with this healthy meal prepping.. with summer right around the corner I have no time to waste to tone up my figure
I bought THE coolest meal prep container the other day from Amazon. I really wanted to find some that had nice little sections so if I cooked leaking or wet food it wouldn’t get the other things soggy
I highly recommend them, they are relatively cheap and super handy to have when making 4, 5, or even 7 meals at a time
I use to struggle to find fun, refreshing and meals that got me excited to eat super healthy. There are so many resources out there these days that make things E A S Y! Just like this post
Take a look at these 15 amazing meal prep ideas to help you reach your goals, cook up delicious meals and have fun eating healthy.
While you’re making your super quick meal preps, you may be motivated to workout! Try these effective yet fun TV work challenges you can do while binging on your favorite Netflix series!
15 Minute Sesame Noodle Bowls
Source: Pinch of Yum
Starting off this list with a super quick and easy to make recipe. All together you can whip up 4 bowls of yummy sesame noodles in under 15 minutes!
Yes- you can meal prep 4 days in 15 minutes how amazing is that. I like to keep my meal preps pretty healthy because it is an easy way to keep yourself in the habit and on track
I always use this for a tasty lunch because I try and keep most of my carb eating for earlier in the day so I have more time to burn them off!
Just a simple trick I am trying out while cutting down on my intake (for now)
Easy Keto Meal Prep Breakfast
Source: Eat Well 101
So I don’t usually think of breakfast when it comes to meal prepping…
I always have had a simple and quick meal in the morning but with the increasing amount of activities I have going on in my life, I like to sleep in as long as I can. This is where this recipe came and saved my life
It is so easy to package up a nice healthy little breakfast for a few days then simply pop them out of the fridge and into my mouth. I also like to try and eat when I get to work so I can avoid snacking before lunch
This helps out so much because I can just grab one on my way out the door. Not only is this an on to go kinda deal, but it’s also easy to make and you can switch up your “sides” so you’re not always eating the same exact meal
In 15 minutes you can make 6 portions, how awesome is that?!
Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
Source: My Food Story
Wow, my mouth is water right now!
Chicken rice and veggies are a pretty classic meal prep that I make all the time, simply because I can cook a shiii ton of each food group and make almost all my meals for the week
I love this recipe because it adds some much-needed flavor to my boring old chick preps I am used to. Plus, I never get tired of eating this because it is just so yummy
When you’re done you will have 4 beautiful stir fry bowls steaming in front of your face, which I think is the perfect amount for lunch or dinner
I don’t like to cook too far in advance so when I heat up my meals they still taste fresh af!
One Pan Roasted Veggies and Sausage
Source: My Mommy Style
This amazing recipe allows you to throw all of the ingredients on one pan, pop in the oven, and boom you’re done!
Plus, it makes 8 servings in just one pan! I typically love to buy turkey sausage from good old krogs… It’s healthier, less fat and it’s so good I think I am addicted
This is a meal I make on Sunday’s because I usually have so many other things going on this makes for a simple task. I don’t have to deal with tending to 3 pots or crazy kitchen chaos
Coconut Sugar Sriracha Shrimp
Source: Meal Prep on Fleek™
Low calorie alert!
You will love this recipe if you are looking for some low-calorie meal prep ideas. This one only has 287 cals per serving and did I mention it is ready in 10 minutes!
I have big love for coconut shrimp, it’s my go-to meal on any vacation so it’s awesome to be able to make the same delicious food for my weekly meal prep!
I am recently trying out a low carb lifestyle, so this has quickly become a go-to for me
Source: Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Ain’t no chick-fil-a but this chickpea salad is a yummy alternative to keep you away from all the fast food options
When I have meals planned and prepared it saves me from eating unhealthy options and spending extra money, especially at work.
For me, eating the same thing every day gets old and boring. Switch things up with this salad that is full of natural nutrients and protein packed
Mix & Match Veggie Quesadillas
Source: Love and Lemmons
Let’s talk veggies! Let’s jam pack our meals full of veggies
Okay, I realize that might not sound exciting and they may not be your favorite things to eat but cooked and seasoned right they are tasty. Veggies are a way to keep your belly so full while skipping out on high calories, fat, or sugar
So when you cook these veggie quesadillas, pile them up peeps! You can switch up your inside ingredients to make a different tasting quesadilla every night
Easy, tasty and healthy
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Bowls
Source: 40 Aprons
Don’t scroll past this one!
It may sound too good to be true but it’s not. Drum roll please… this meal is paleo, keto and healthy for that belly!!!
Yup, let that sink in, you can enjoy buffalo chicken and not feel like you just smashed on a cheat meal. Under 300 calories per serving, how freaking awesome is that?
I make this meal for my boyfriend a lot and it is a crowd pleaser. He is now convinced I am a master chef, so ladies try this out for your man!
Garlic Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice
Source: Eat Well 101
Summer is right around the corner, who is excited?
My skin is begging me for some sunlight and I am focusing on fueling my body with only the best things I can!
Garlic Meatballs are so light and refreshing, perfect for a summer light at work. Heat up this meal prep and take it to an outdoor lunch table
The meatballs will give you a source of protein and the rice will help you stay full while cutting back on calories and carbs. This recipe will make you realize you don’t have to give up your favorite meals just to stay on top of your goals.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowl
Source: The Hungry Waitress
Another bowl for you guys!
I personally enjoy making “bowl” recipes because I can mix all the ingredients together and fest one scoop at a time 😜
This one also looks pretty, get ready for some #healthyliving pictures Instagram!
Weighing in at just 230 calories a bowl this may become one of your go-to meal preps! If you are a Chipotle addict like myself, you can choose to cook this awesome bowl instead to save money and your calories for other things… like a late night treat!
Life is all about balance!
Skinny Bang Bang Zucchini Noodles
Source: Kirbie Cravings
I want to stress how much I love zucchini noodles
With my newly transformed eating habits to include lower carb choices, these noodles allow me to feel like I am eating pasta without actually eating it
Even if you are not choosing to live a low carb lifestyle this can be a very useful meal prep recipe to try out. You can switch up your protein from shrimp to chicken to steak bits!
Stop looking for a perfect summer meal cause here is ladies and gentlemen, look no further. Hold those jaws close too… 185 calories per serving!! Wowie!!
Korean Turkey Meal Prep
Source: Sweet Peas and Saffron
Here we go with one of my top picks for meal prep proteins! Ground turkey…
I pick this for so many reasons: relatively cheap, freezer friendly, and easily seasoned!
So let’s dive into this beautiful meal. In just 40 minutes you can have yourself 4 steam hot meal preps ready to go for the week! Under 400 calories and a good source of your most important food groups
This recipe can be good for leaning out, bulking up that booty, or simply putting good fuel into your body!
Chicken Cobb Salad
Where are all my salad lovers? Can I get a whoo whoo!
Low calorie, high protein is what I like to aim for when I scarf down a hefty salad. For me, it just makes me feel healthy chomping on some leafy greens
The most important factor here is the dressing you choose, you can chef up a really healthy salad and ruin it with a flood of fattening dressing
A good rule to follow is to go with something clear, they are better than something not clear, like ranch or 1000 island. Always check the label when you are shopping to get a good idea of what you’re putting into your body!
15-Minute Chicken Sausage Pasta Bowls
Source: Smile Sandwich
Another day another bowl! I am head over heels for some chicken sausage (or turkey sausage) Kroger has some great tasting ones that I buy all the freaking time… usually 2 links every time I go
Look how refreshing this bowl looks. Your family, friends, and co-workers will think you pack up a gourmet meal from your fancy restaurant the night before. Ready in 15 minutes!
You can double or triple the recipe and have lunch or dinner for your entire week in just 15 short and sweet minutes
Deli Style Protein Box
Source: No. 2 Pencil
Ending off this post of hopefully super helpful ideas with a SNACK!
Yes, you can still look like a snack while eating the snacks. Being mindful of the things you put into your body is what’s most important (at least for me) I love to snack and it’s something I don’t want to give up… And shouldn’t have to!
Make healthy choices when it comes to snacking, like this awesome deli style protein box. I pack these bad boys up the night before work and bring them along with the meal prep I made for the day
My office offers so many free snacks, some healthy some not. I like to bring my own just to keep me from choosing the unhealthy ones
Try this out and your co-workers will definitely be jealous and maybe be inspired to bring their own healthy snacks!
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