When it comes to eating healthy, being prepared and planning ahead is everything! Meal prep is an essential part of this and can be a lifesaver for those extra busy weeks. The recipes we’re sharing today are easy to make, include simple ingredients, and are perfect for storing in the refrigerator all week long! Choose 3-5 of your favorites for this week and save this post to come back to every week. You’ll love how quick, easy, and delicious these recipes are to make and store!
Need a little extra help with meal prep and healthy eating? We’ve done the “thinking” for you in A Month Of Healthy Eats For The Busy Girl! Grocery lists, meal plans, workouts, and tips for eating out. You’ll love how delicious the food is and how easy it is to follow!
Tips for healthy meal prep
- Cook everything in advance
- Add certain fresh ingredients when you’re ready to eat, such as lettuce, avocado, and cheese
- Use meal prep containers
- Plan your meal prepping ahead of time
- Prep everything before your busy week begins
Keeping your meal prep recipes fresh
To keep meal prep recipes fresh, be sure to use airtight containers like these! It’s also helpful if they are microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and can stack well in the refrigerator. These containers are the best for meal prep!
The best healthy meal prep recipes
1. Meal Prep Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls
Gluten-free and only take about 30 minutes to put together. These Meal Prep Chicken Burrito Bowls are great for lunch on the go or for a quick and easy dinner for busy weeknights!
2. Low-Carb Mexican Meal Prep Bowls
Looking for a quick and easy lunch idea? These Low-Carb Mexican Meal Prep Bowls are perfect for taking with you on-the-go! Low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, and delicious.
3. Paleo Turkey Meatballs Meal Prep Bowls
Delicious, savory, and perfect for lunch or dinner on-the-go. These Paleo Turkey Meatballs Meal Prep Bowls are filling and comforting!
4. Steak & Potatoes Meal Prep Bowls
Make these Steak & Potatoes Meal Prep Bowls in advance and have easy, ready-to-heat meals for the week. Worry-free healthy eating WIN!
5. Paleo Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
Need a new twist on your typical chicken and veggies recipe? These Paleo Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are SO GOOD.
6. Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (Freezer Meal)
Savory, hearty, cheesy, Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas that can also be meal prepped and turned into a freezer meal!
7. Low Carb Turkey Swedish Meatballs (Freezer Meal)
Savory Low Carb Turkey Swedish Meatballs in a creamy, delicious sauce that are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or freezer meal. So yummy!
8. Honey Balsamic Chicken & Veggies (Freezer Meal)
There’s nothing like a good, easy sheet pan dinner recipe. Especially when it’s this Honey Balsamic Chicken & Veggies recipe, which can also be made into a freezer meal! (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
9. Slow Cooker Pork Chops And Potatoes W/ Apples (Freezer Meal)
This savory Slow Cooker Pork Chops And Potatoes recipe is topped with sweet apples, easy to make, and perfect for a weeknight dinner or freezer meal!
10. 30-Minute Healthy Sloppy Joes Recipe (Freezer Meal)
This 30-Minute Healthy Sloppy Joes recipe is incredibly easy to make, loaded with veggies, gluten-free, dairy-free, and perfect for a quick weeknight meal or freezer meal!
11. Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole (Freezer Meal)
This Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole is creamy, savory, comforting, and SO easy to make for dinner tonight. It’s also perfect to make in bulk and freeze for later! (Gluten-Free)
12. Basil Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
Basil Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner that’s savory and delicious. Made with organic chicken, roasted asparagus, baby potatoes, and topped with a tomato basil sauce that makes for the perfect meal prep recipe!
13. Central American Salad In A Jar
Sweet, savory, creamy, crunchy. This Central American Salad In A Jar is perfect for prepping in advance and taking on-the-go!
14. 10-Minute Mediterranean Farro Salad
This 10-Minute Mediterranean Farro Salad is loaded with nutrition and bold, savory flavors. Store it in an airtight container and it’s the perfect meal prep salad!
15. Simple Green Goodness Chickpea Salad
Fresh greens, wholesome broccoli, asparagus, avocado, and seasoned chickpeas topped with a spoonful of yogurt dressing. This healthy and simple Green Goodness Chickpea Salad is an easy-to-make meal prep recipe in 10 minutes or less!
16. Healthy Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe
Healthy Chicken Cobb Salad Recipe loaded with spicy greens, creamy avocado, boiled eggs, fresh tomatoes, corn, delicious grilled chicken, and topped with a sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles.
17. Easy Healthy Taco Salad w/ Ground Turkey
This Easy Healthy Taco Salad w/ Ground Turkey is super simple to make and DELICIOUS!
18. Vegan Chickpea & Sweet Potato Bowls
Vegan Chickpea & Sweet Potato Bowls loaded with lentils, arugula, broccoli, tahini, and basically anything else you want to add to them!
19. On-The-Go Tuna Lettuce Wraps (2 Ways)
We’re loving these easy to make On-The-Go Tuna Lettuce Wraps! Perfect for lunch at work and prepping ahead of time.
20. Vegan Turmeric Quinoa Power Bowls
Turmeric quinoa with fresh kale, turmeric roasted potatoes, paprika roasted chickpeas, and a delicious avocado for the most epic Vegan Turmeric Quinoa Power Bowls!
21. Vegan Meal Prep Black Bean Quinoa Bowls
Make these delicious Vegan Meal Prep Black Bean Quinoa Bowls in advance and have them ready-to-go throughout the week!
22. Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Quinoa
Simple, fresh and delicious. This recipe for Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa is super easy and packed with flavor!
23. Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad
5 Ingredients is all you need to make this delicious Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad! Healthy, flavorful, and perfect for an easy meal prep recipe.
24. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Need to meal prep for a crowd? These Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are easy to make and DELICIOUS! Perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.
25. Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers
Spicy Southwest Whole30 Stuffed Peppers loaded with savory ground turkey, wholesome spinach, and sweet pine nuts. This recipe is easy to make and perfect to take on-the-go!
26. Easy 30-Minute Chicken Fried Rice
Need something extra loaded with flavor? This Easy 30-Minute Chicken Fried Rice recipe is PERFECT for batch cooking and having throughout the week!
These easy-to-make Harissa Veggie Bowls are perfect for throwing in meal prep containers and having throughout the week!
28. The BEST Vegan Chili Recipe
Chili makes for a great and easy meal prep idea. This classic and delicious Vegan Chili recipe is the best ever!
29. Coconut Lentil & Chickpea Curry
The BEST Coconut Lentil & Chickpea Curry that’s creamy, sweet, savory, spicy, and pairs perfectly with rice. This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
30. Fall Veggies & Rice Harvest Bowls
Roasted brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, fresh greens, brown rice, quinoa, and pepitas all topped with a creamy chili dressing. These Fall Veggies & Rice Harvest Bowls are delicious and perfect for meal prep!
31. Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole
Whole wheat pasta, chicken, and broccoli in an easy-to-make creamy cashew sauce that can be ready in 30 minutes. This Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole is EVERYTHING!
Loving these meal prep recipes? Here are more resources you’ll love:
- 25+ Quick High-Protein Lunches
- 5-Minute Healthy Lunch Ideas
- Healthy Lunch Recipes For Work (And Back To School)
Do you meal prep? What are some of your favorite meal prep ideas? Let us know in the comments below!
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