17 Fast and Easy Meal Prep Ideas
When it comes to getting healthy there is no outrunning an unhealthy diet. You can work out all day long but if you’re still eating highly processed junk food you will never see the results you’re looking for. The saying that “abs are made in the kitchen” is completely true.
But when it’s 7pm and you- or your kids- are starving, healthy eating often takes a backseat to getting food on the table. That’s where meal prepping can be a lifesaver- and can even prevent that horrible “hangry feeling. Although meal prepping may seem like a doozy, it doesn’t have to be!
Looking to get started with meal prepping? Check out our meal prepping guide for beginners!
To get you started, here are 17, simple, healthy and (perhaps most importantly) delicious meal prep ideas to fast-track you to your healthiest self.
Low carb smoothie
Get your greens in early! Whole foods meet breakfast on the go with this fabulous smoothie!
Pita Bread Pizza
Who doesn’t love pizza? Try this healthy and super fast pita bread pizza, and you may love it even more.
Salads are a great go-to because they are quick and healthy. This recipe with its beets, arugula, and avocado is no exception.
Roasted Pumpkin Ramen
Ditch your instant ramen for this colorful, gourmet option. Try this healthy dinner prep for a unique and delicious meal and never look back!
Quinoa Fish Taco Bowls
Who loves Taco Tuesdays? Everyone! Turn your kitchen into the hottest taqueria in town in under 20 minutes with this healthy taco recipe!
Sausage and Tomato Frittata
Prep for a crowd, or just for yourself for the week, but either way, this tomato and frittata option will be a hit with your taste buds. Snag the recipe here.
Greek Chicken Prep Meal
Cut the calories and enjoy this tasty recipe! At only 350 calories, this lunch bowl packs fiber and protein to fill you and is chock full of nutrients nutrients for your body.
Roasted Tomatoes and Balsamic Quinoa Bowl
Lunch bowls are perfect for meal prepping because they are so easy to pack and there are lots of options like this quinoa bowl recipe.
Honey Butter Carrots
Add them as a tasty side or healthy snack. Honey and garlic roasted carrots will certainly tantalize your taste buds; besides, the recipe is easy!
One Pot Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Spinach Pasta
One of my favorite meal prepping hacks is to simply make enough for leftovers. This dish is an easy one to cook enough for leftovers- grab the recipe!
Oven Baked Lime and Pepper Chicken
Can you say yum? Jazz up your chicken while keeping it healthy with this flavorful chicken dish, perfect for prepping for the week.
Berry Yogurt Parfait
Snack time does not have to be a deal breaker. Keep your snack heart healthy and full of protein with this Greek yogurt, berry and quinoa treat.
Edamame Black Bean Burgers
No need to ditch burger night! Keep it healthy and vegan with this Edamame Black Bean Burger recipe.
Mexicana Mason Jar Salads
In case you need another reason to love mason jars, here’s one. This recipe contains 330 calories of awesomeness, and it is the perfect meal prep recipe to get you through the week.
Orange Honey Glazed Salmon
Salmon makes everything better. This delicious recipe seals the deal with a prep time of less than 30 minutes.
Breakfast Granola Bars
Make Sunday more enjoyable, by prepping for the week with this simple recipe. No baking involved in making these breakfast bars!
Sweet Potato Waffles
Waffles for breakfast are hard to beat and sweet potatoes are taste bud royalty. Put them together and get the perfect breakfast selection with this easy recipe.