25+ Meal Prep Ideas – Easy, healthy and delicious recipes that will make your meal prep a success! Also includes FREE meal prep printables that are perfect for getting organized and planning ahead.
If you’re looking for healthy recipes, Whole30 recipes, gluten-free recipes, and more…you’ve come to the right spot! This list of 25+ meal prep ideas includes all types of delicious and healthy recipes that are perfect for your next meal prep.
How to meal prep
If you’ve never meal prepped before, I highly recommend it! It may seem a bit intimidating at first, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of quick and easy recipes that will make your meal prep a success!
Meal prep is great for when your trying to eat healthy or even doing a Whole30. It’s so much easier to stay on track when everything is already prepared. You can just grab it out of the fridge and dig in!
I like to meal prep at the beginning of each week, but feel free to choose a day that works with your schedule. In order to get organized, I use my free meal prep printables (scroll down to download and print) to plan out my meals for the week ahead. If you’re not big into planning, check out my free 7 day meal plan…all of the work is already done for you!
I’ve included some of my favorite meal prep ideas below to help make your next meal prep as easy and stress-free as possible! There are tons of healthy and delicious recipes to choose from when planning out your menu. You can’t go wrong with any! Enjoy :)
Meal prep containers
To stay organized, it’s so helpful to use meal prep containers when storing your meals. Below are some of my favorites. I love using glass meal prep containers because they keep so much longer and don’t stain, however I’ve included some plastic ones too.
- Pyrex Mini Circle Meal Prep Containers
- Smart Seal Leakproof Glass Food Storage Set
- Disposable Storage Containers with Dividers
- Glass Meal Prep Containers with Dividers
- Meal Prep Containers with Lid
- Mason Jars
Meal prep ideas
Below are some of my favorite meal prep ideas that are easy, healthy and delicious. You’ll find recipes for breakfast meal prep, meal prep lunch ideas, dinner meal prep, and even meal prep snacks. Everything you need to have a successful meal prep!
Breakfast meal prep
I don’t know about you, but my mornings are pretty crazy, and I often don’t have time to cook something up. That’s why I love to breakfast meal prep, so that I can just quickly grab and go. Plus, this way I know I’m grabbing something healthy rather than an unhealthy quick option.
Here are some of my favorite breakfast meal prep recipes that can be made at the beginning of the week:
- Overnight oats
- Meal prep smoothie
- Mini egg frittatas
- Meal prep omelette bags
- No bake breakfast cookies
- Parfaits with granola
- Morning glory muffins
- Blender muffins
- Cereal bars
- Breakfast yogurt popsicles
Meal prep lunch ideas
You definitely won’t be bored with these tasty and healthy meal prep lunch ideas. They are packed with amazing flavor and are so easy to make! My favorite meal prep lunch to make is my sheet pan sausage with veggies. It’s made in just one pan and takes only 30 minutes. Plus it’s Whole30 approved too. However, if I’m not doing a Whole30, I like to add some rice or quinoa to bulk it up a little.
Here are some of my favorite meal prep lunch ideas that can be made at the beginning of the week:
- Sheet pan sausage and vegetables
- Make ahead chicken fajita bowls
- Baked teriyaki chicken bowls
- Chicken taco bowls
- Hearty vegetable soup
- Slow cooker cabbage soup
Dinner meal prep
When things are really busy during the week, I sometimes don’t have time to whip up dinner. That’s why dinner meal prep is super handy! Instead of just ordering a pizza or getting take out, I have a healthy and nutritious meal that I can easily reheat in a matter of minutes. I can’t tell you how many times dinner meal prep has saved me. It’s definitely worth the extra work!
Here are some of my favorite recipes for dinner meal prep that can be made at the beginning of the week:
- Taco lettuce wraps
- Slow cooker honey chicken
- Balsamic chicken
- Shredded chicken
- Salsa chicken
- Roasted vegetables
- Sheet pan fajitas
- Turkey meatballs with whole wheat noodles, but you can use zucchini or spaghetti squash too!
- Turkey chili
- Mexican chicken soup
- Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry
Meal prep snacks
It’s so helpful to have meal prep snacks ready for when you get hungry throughout the day. That way you know you’re grabbing a healthy option that will give you energy and hold you over until your next meal. I always make sure to have fresh fruit on hand, but also love to make protein balls, yogurt bites, and healthy muffins.
Here are some of my favorite meal prep snacks that can be made at the beginning of the week:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables cut and ready to snack on
- Baked apple chips
- Granola bars
- Energy balls
- Protein balls
- Frozen berry yogurt bites
- Almond joy no bake bites
- Lemon coconut energy balls
- Healthy chocolate muffins
- Chocolate chip zucchini muffins
- Homemade applesauce
FREE Meal Prep Printables
To help make your meal prep planning a little easier and stress-free, I created these free meal prep printables. I use these all the time! They help me stay organized and are perfect to stick on the fridge.
Meal prep printables include:
- Weekly meal plan template (with boxes for shopping lists & weekly goals)
- Monthly meal plan template (with box for monthly goals)
- Weekly water tracker
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