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’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 prepping 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 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 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 containers because they keep so much longer and don’t stain, however I’ve included some plastic ones too.
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.
Overnight Oats Recipe
Healthy overnight oats made 6 different ways! Simple, customizable and the perfect grab and go breakfast. You won't get bored with these flavorful and delicious combinations!
You definitely won’t be bored with these tasty and healthy lunch ideas. They are packed with amazing flavor and are so easy to make! My favorite 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.
Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables
This sheet pan sausage and vegetables is made in just 30 minutes with hardly any cleanup! It's healthy, loaded with flavor and is Whole 30 approved.
This Mediterranean salad with creamy balsamic dressing is full of greens, protein and flavor! Comes together super quickly and tastes so fresh and delicious. Plus it's healthier than most restaurants, too!
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 it has saved me. It’s definitely worth the extra work!
Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
This easy egg roll in a bowl is made in just one pot in 20 quick minutes. A healthy, low carb dinner idea that's loaded with flavor.
These one pot sweet potato bowls are an easy vegetarian meal option that's ready in just 30 minutes! Loaded with diced sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, rice and seasonings, this delicious dinner packs a punch of flavor.
This chicken and vegetable stir fry is an easy 30-minute meal that's perfect for busy weeknights. It's loaded with fresh veggies and coated in a delicious stir fry sauce. Serve over rice or noodles for the ultimate take-out style dish!
It’s so helpful to have 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 homemade applesauce.
Energy Balls Recipe
These no-bake energy balls make the perfect breakfast, snack or even dessert. So delicious and only take 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to make!
The perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Roast with your favorite spices and seasonings to create a delicious and flavorful snack. We can't get enough of these roasted pumpkin seeds!
Jamielyn Nye is the creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. She is also the author of the I Heart Naptime Cookbook. When she’s not creating in the kitchen, Jamielyn loves to chase her four little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.