Set yourself up for success by prepping your meals in advance! We’ve collected 27 of the best meal prep recipes to get you started.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it’s super easy when you prep meals ahead of time. From delicious sweet and sour chicken to healthy yogurt parfaits, there’s something here for everyone!
BBQ Chicken Meatballs Meal Prep
Using frozen meatballs makes this dish extra easy. They’re baked in a sweet and tangy sauce and are paired with pasta or rice and the veg of your choice.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Meal Prep
You’ll love the flavor of this sweet and sour chicken. It’s better than take-out and takes just 20 minutes to make. Serve it on a bed of rice and you’re good to go!
Orange Chicken Meal Prep
You can’t go wrong with the sweet and zesty flavor of orange chicken. Serve it with steamed rice and broccoli for a meal that’s full of flavor and texture.
Chicken Pad Thai Meal Prep
Treat your family to this authentic chicken pad thai. It features tender chicken, chewy rice noodles, fresh veggies, and a delicious sauce.
Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep
This sweet and tangy teriyaki chicken is saucy and delicious! It comes together easily and is perfect for busy weeknights.
Beef Lo Mein Meal Prep
This beef lo mein takes just 20 minutes to make and features tender beef, lo mein noodles, carrots, and broccoli. Serve it with crispy spring rolls for a meal your family will love.
Lemon Chicken Meal Prep
You’ll love the sweet and tangy flavor of this lemon chicken. The chicken is coated in a crispy batter and coated in a flavorful lemon sauce. Make it a meal with rice and steamed broccoli!
Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast Sandwiches
These savory breakfast sandwiches feature eggs, mushrooms, spinach, bacon, and cheddar cheese served on fluffy English muffins. They’re perfect for breakfast on the go!
Freezer Friendly Egg Muffins
Breakfast couldn’t be easier when you make these savory egg muffins. They’re protein-rich, low carb, and incredibly easy to pull together. Make a batch and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months!
Healthy Meal Prep Yogurt Parfaits
These yogurt parfaits are a great way to start the day. Fresh fruit is layered on top of crunchy granola and creamy Greek yogurt. They can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days and are the perfect grab & go breakfast!
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Enjoy this Mediterranean chickpea salad as a main or a side dish. It features protein-rich chickpeas, cucumber, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, and parsley tossed in a tangy lemon vinaigrette. Serve it with wedges of soft pita bread!
Spicy Chicken Meal Prep with Rice and Beans
This spicy chicken dish features savory and spicy Mexican seasonings. Serve it with black beans and rice and add your favorite veggie for a satisfying meal.
Spicy Salmon Vegetable Meal-Prep Bowls
A fresh red chili pepper adds the perfect amount of heat to this salmon and veggie dish. Green beans, asparagus, bell pepper, and sweet potatoes make it extra delicious and colorful!
Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs
You’ll love the flavor of these sweet and spicy glazed meatballs. The sauce is the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and zesty flavors. Serve this dish with rice or noodles and steamed veggies.
Make the filling for this savory Philly cheesesteak sandwich and toast the buns when you’re ready to eat! It takes just 25 minutes to make and is delicious served with a fresh garden salad.
Meal Prep Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs
These sheet pan chicken thighs bake up tender and juicy. They’re seasoned with fresh garlic, salt, and dried oregano. Slice them up and enjoy with rice, potatoes, pasta, or a fresh green salad!
Gluten Free Cold Chicken Soba Noodle Meal Prep
This cold chicken soba noodle dish is perfect for lunch. It’s made with chicken breast, soba noodles, carrots, cabbage, and cilantro tossed in a delicious peanut sauce.
Tempeh Chili Meal Prep
This vegan chili dish is full of authentic flavors. It features fiber-rich kidney and black beans, fresh veggies, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Serve it with bulgur or quinoa and steamed broccoli. You won’t even miss the meat!
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
This honey garlic chicken dish is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors. Cooking it in an Instant Pot makes it fast and easy. Serve it over rice with a side of steamed broccoli!
Treat yourself to a delicious burrito for breakfast! They’re loaded with eggs, cheddar cheese, onion, pepper, and ham. Wrap them up and store in the freezer for an easy grab and go meal!
Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
These Greek chicken bowls are perfect for lunch! They’re made with seasoned chicken breast, cucumber, bell pepper, grape tomatoes, olives, red onion, and tzatziki sauce.
Pesto Pasta Salad
Treat yourself to this pesto pasta salad for lunch or serve it for dinner on a warm summer evening. All you need is pasta, cannellini beans, fresh spinach, pesto, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese. It’s ready to serve in just 15 minutes.
Healthy Tuna Salad
Enjoy this flavorful tuna salad on bread or a bed of fresh salad greens! It’s super easy to pull together and is loaded with savory and tangy flavors.
Curried Chicken Salad (Meal Prep)
This curried chicken salad features tender chicken, chopped veggies, pistachios, dried cranberries, mayo, Greek yogurt, honey, curry powder, and seasonings. You’ll love the flavor and the texture. Enjoy it on bread, crackers, or with a fresh green salad.
Buddha Bowl Recipe
This delicious Buddha bowl is also vegan-friendly! Quinoa and chickpeas add fiber and protein, brussels sprouts and carrots add texture, and everything is tossed in a savory tahini dressing.
Healthy Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Bowl
These chicken fajitas are low in carbs! Instead of serving the chicken and veggies in a wrap, it’s served alongside crunchy brussels sprouts.
This vegan chickpea curry is seasoned with garam masala, turmeric, ginger, and chili flakes. Fresh spinach adds color and texture and coconut milk makes it extra creamy.
Best Chicken Meatballs Meal Prep Recipe
- 1 ½ pound frozen meatballs about 30
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 medium onion finely grated, about ¼ cup
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 cups cooked pasta or rice
- 1 pound green beans or other green vegetable
- fresh parsley minced – optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C. Set aside a 13×9 inch baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
- Grate the onion and mix into the sauce.
- Place meatballs into a baking dish and pour the sauce on top. Season with salt and pepper.
- Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. In the meantime, cook pasta and green beans.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly. Then arrange in meal prep containers with the pasta and green beans.
- Garnish with optional minced parsley. Enjoy!
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