Meal prep can be a daunting task if you’re busy. Not sure what to make? Here are 10 easy meal prep ideas to try right now!
1. Sausage and Cannoli Bean Stew
This is one of my favorite easy meal prep ideas that’s hearty and so satisfying. While it will take around thirty minutes to make, it’s actually really simple. All you need are some Italian sausages, cannoli beans, canned tomato, garlic, and thyme. It’s great right off the stove and reheats like a charm. Plus, it’s a super hearty meal so its great for a cold day or a sick day!
2. Southwestern Chicken Bowl
If you love tex-mex, this meal is perfect for you! It consists of chicken, jalapeño, canned corn, rice and more! While it takes some time to marinate the chicken, the rest of the instructions are super easy and shouldn’t take too much time out of your busy schedule. Not only is it simple to put some away for later, but it’s also a really healthy meal prep idea and one that’s super tasty too!
3. Vegetarian Stir Fry
If you’re vegetarian or looking for a meatless meal, this stir fry is a great option for you! It’s insanely easy to make and should take you no time at all, making it one of the easy perfect meal prep ideas for anyone who’s short on time. Stir fry reheats amazingly, and you’ll impress everyone around you when you whip out this great looking and tasty dish!
4. Quinoa Veggie Salad
If you’re trying to eat healthier, you need to try this recipe. It’s packed with superfoods and it only takes twenty minutes to make! Also, it’s so simple to make that there’s no way you could mess it up. Even better, all the ingredients are pretty cheap, so you can make this meal on a budget. Who said eating healthy had to be expensive? The end result is super Instagram worthy, so you have to try this now!
5. Pesto Chicken
This is one of the more savory easy meal prep ideas, but it’s still super healthy and very satisfying. With only a few ingredients, it’s anything but difficult to make and stays good for a long time, making it perfect for meal prep storage. In addition to the chicken, it includes tomatoes and green beans but you can totally add more vegetables if you’re a veggie lover!
6. Asian Lemon Chicken
This meal prep idea takes around thirty minutes and a little bit of cooking skill, but it’s nothing you can’t do! This is the perfect thing to make when you’re craving some takeout because it’s a much healthier and cheaper version of what you would get from the restaurant. It’s super tasty, so definitely add this to your weekly meal schedule!
7. Chicken and Butternut Squash Harvest Bowl
Squash is a food worth incorporating into your regular meal schedule. It’s such a great way to get fiber into your diet and it’s super tasty too! This is one of the more time consuming meal prep ideas, but that’s because this takes a while to cook the squash to perfection. With the chicken and vegetables this meal is super satisfying and is perfect to bring to school or work!
8. Thai Chicken Wraps
This is a super fun Asian inspired meal prep idea. The wraps make it super easy to eat on the go and your coworkers or classmates will be impressed when they see that you’ve brought this for lunch. This recipe only takes twenty five minutes to make, so it’s one of the most time effective easy meal prep ideas!
9. Turkey Taco Lunch Bowl
Mexican inspired dishes are another great example of easy meal prep ideas. This one is healthier than most because it’s made with turkey rather than beef. It’s loaded with vegetables and brown rice, which ups the healthy factor too. It takes little prep time and easy to cook so this is a must try dish!
10. Honey Sriracha Meat Balls
This is a really interesting and original meal prep idea to shake up your routine. This recipe is one to try if you have a crock pot or a slow cooker because the meat balls to take time to cook but it requires little effort! If you don’t have a crock pot, don’t worry; you can bake the meatballs in the oven too. This meal is super tasty and sure to leave you satisfied, and it’s one that you’ll probably make over and over again!
Which meal prep idea are you going to try next? Let us know in the comments below!
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I've got a case of wanderlust, I'll never stop traveling because my goal is to go to every single continent. I've made it to four out of seven so far. I graduated from Emory University in May of 2018 with a degree in English and Political Science. I will be attending law school this fall but in the meantime I write, travel, and love to be outside in nature.