Meal Prep Recipes

We have all heard of meal prepping before, and maybe you have given it a try! However, it can sometimes be difficult to stick to it. Scrolling through Pinterest, finding a genius recipe idea that seems easy to make, and then forgetting about it a few days later is often times how it goes. Although meal prep can be difficult to stick with, once you get in the habit you reap so many benefits! Saving yourself time, budgeting your money and eating healthier all come with meal prepping. Check out some of these meal prep recipes for inspiration.

Meal Prep Breakfast

Simple Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Make your own granola bars with this protein-packed breakfast! Simple Quinoa Breakfast Bars by Super Healthy Kids are perfect for both kids and adults. The quinoa provides plenty of protein, while the toasted coconut, banana and dark chocolate chips make it a sweet treat.

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Breakfast Scramble Meal Prep Bowl

This protein packed Breakfast Scramble Meal Prep Bowl from Clean Food Crush will have you ready to take on the day! With the hearty flavors of lean ground beef or turkey, paired with peppers, onions and avocado, this meal is not only tasty but easy to make. This recipe makes 4 servings that last a good 3-4 days in the fridge.

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Raspberry Nutella Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a quick and easy way to prep your breakfasts with endless toppings and flavors. This particular recipe from Five Heart Home involves sweet raspberries and delectable Nutella, but you can find plenty of other creations as well! Simply add rolled oats, your favorite kind of milk and yogurt in a jar followed by toppings, and put it in the fridge.

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Meal Prep Snacks

Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites

This easy no-bake snack will fill you up with protein and other healthy ingredients! It doubles as a sweet treat, and maybe even an after-lunch dessert. Protein, fiber and healthy fats make it nutritious and more importantly–delicious!

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Kale Chips

Craving a salty snack? We’ve all been there. Instead of munching on potato chips, try out this kale chip recipe! With two simple ingredients, all you need is olive oil and kale. Add seasoning of your choice to spice up the recipe, and enjoy this healthy snack!

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No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

Full of oats, peanut butter, chocolate and almonds, these no-bake chewy granola bars are the perfect sweet snack! Another bonus– there’s no sugar! Additionally, you don’t even have to spend time waiting for them to bake. Just mix up your ingredients, spread it out onto a pan and put it in the fridge!

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Meal Prep Lunch & Dinner

Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

These Italian Chicken Bowls from Easy Peazy Mealz are just that–easy peazy. Cook everything you need in one pan; Italian chicken, broccoli florets, zucchini, tomatoes, onion and a variety of spices. Cook the rice separately and portion it out. The recipe makes 4 servings, perfect and filling for lunch or dinner!

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Shrimp Teriyaki Zucchini Bowls

This flavorful meal prep bowl from Gimme Delicious is made with teriyaki shrimp, zucchini noodles and broccoli! In just 25 minutes you will have a filling and healthy meal that serves 4. Enjoy for lunch or dinner!

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Meal Prep Veggie Stir-Fry

In this tasty, easy-to-make veggie stir-fry, you have a lot of flexibility. It can be made with white or brown rice, stir-fry noodles or even quinoa! Add peppers, onions, garlic, mushrooms, baby corn and mushrooms for a flavorful dish. Spend 30 minutes making this tasty meal for lunch at work or dinner with the family.

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