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10 Meal Prep Recipes So Easy You’ll Actually Do It

I’ve attached a video for every recipe below from my favorite home cooks.

Meal Prep Recipes

If you’re tired of last-minute dinner decisions and the daily scramble to find something delicious and healthy to eat, meal prepping might just be your new best friend.

Not only does it save you time, but it can also help you stick to your dietary goals and budget.

Find out how to make tasty and nutritious meals in advance so you can enjoy your evenings stress-free.

Whether you’re a busy professional, a student, or just someone looking to simplify their week, meal prep recipes are a game changer.

Dive in and discover the joy of having homemade meals ready to go!

1) Spicy Chickpea Salad

Get ready to spice up your meal prep with this easy and delicious Spicy Chickpea Salad! It’s perfect for adding a kick to your week.

You’ll need some chickpeas, red peppers, olives, and parsley for a tasty base.

Make a simple dressing with olive oil, lemon juice, and your favorite spices. Shake it up in a jar or whisk it together.

Toss the chickpeas and veggies with the dressing, and you’re good to go!

Serve it on toast, in a wrap, or as a side dish. Enjoy!

2) Honey Garlic Chicken

Ready for a tasty and simple meal prep idea? Try this Honey Garlic Chicken! It’s perfect for any day of the week.

First, marinate your chicken in a mix of honey, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and garlic. Let it sit for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Once marinated, you have options: cook it in an air fryer or preheat your oven to 425°F and bake it. Either way, you’ll get crispy, juicy chicken with that delicious honey-garlic flavor.

Cooking stove-top? Heat some oil in a skillet, cook the chicken until golden brown, then add butter and garlic.

For a crunchy twist, before cooking, dip the chicken in beaten egg, then coat with cornstarch seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until golden.

Got a baking sheet handy? Preheat the oven to 450°F, mix the chicken with garlic powder, pepper, and chili flakes, then dust with flour and bake.

Pair your chicken with veggies or rice for a complete meal. It’s that easy!

3) Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a game-changer!

Mix oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, and maple syrup in a bowl.

Cover and let it soak overnight in the fridge.

In the morning, scoop into bowls and top with your favorites!

4) Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Fill your week with a burst of flavor by preparing Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers. These colorful and tasty peppers are perfect for meal prep and will keep you fueled and satisfied.

Start by cooking your quinoa and black beans. Get your peppers ready by microwaving them until they’re crisp-tender.

Mix the quinoa with black beans, some cheese, and your favorite spices. Spoon the mixture into the peppers, sprinkle with more cheese, then let them bake until everything is hot and melty.

Perfect for lunch or dinner, these stuffed peppers are easy to reheat and enjoy anytime!

5) Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Get ready for the easiest, tastiest teriyaki salmon bowls!

First, marinate your salmon with a mix of coconut aminos, honey, garlic, ginger, and vinegar. Let it soak up all those flavors for at least 15 minutes.

While the salmon marinates, prep your veggies and grains. Think broccoli, carrots, and brown rice. The combo is perfect!

Bake your marinated salmon at 375°F alongside the veggies. It’ll take about 15 minutes. Everything cooks together on one sheet pan!

Assemble your bowl with salmon, veggies, and rice. Drizzle extra teriyaki sauce on top for more flavor. Add avocado slices if you’re feeling fancy.

This meal is great for meal prep. Pack it in containers, and you’ve got lunch sorted for days!

6) Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Craving a delicious meal-prep option? Mediterranean Pasta Salad is perfect for you! It’s easy, quick, and super tasty.

First, cook your favorite pasta. Orzo and rotini work great. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Next, chop veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion. Toss in some olives and artichokes for that Mediterranean flair.

Add feta cheese for a creamy touch. Don’t forget fresh herbs like parsley or mint!

Prepare a zesty dressing with olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and a splash of lemon juice. Drizzle it over your salad and toss to coat everything evenly.

Store in airtight containers. This salad stays fresh in the fridge for a few days, making it ideal for lunches.

7) Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Get ready to spice up your meal prep with this super easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry!

Start by cooking your rice according to the package instructions.

In a bowl, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Add a splash of vinegar and some sesame oil.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Toss in your beef, cooking it until it’s nice and browned on both sides.

Add the sauce to the skillet and let it simmer until it thickens. Don’t forget to give it a good stir.

Next, you’ll blanch your broccoli. Boil the broccoli for a few minutes, then drain it.

Combine the beef and broccoli in the skillet and give it a final stir. Serve over rice, and voila!

8) Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is a meal prep superstar. It’s packed with protein and nutrients, making it a hearty and healthy choice. Plus, it’s super easy to make.

Start by heating olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion, carrots, and celery, then sauté until soft.

Next, toss in pressed garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant. Add your broth, lentils, and cumin. Simmer for about 25 minutes.

Blend the soup slightly with an immersion blender for a creamy texture. Perfect for a cozy lunch or dinner!

9) Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ready for a game-changer in your meal prep routine? Say hello to Cauliflower Fried Rice! It’s low-carb and super tasty.

Start by heating olive oil in a pan. Add garlic, letting it turn lightly brown.

Add your chicken, cooking it until it’s almost done. Throw in some more olive oil, then the cauliflower rice, zucchini, bell peppers, and carrots.

Need a veggie option? Use tofu instead! Bake it crispy with olive oil, soy sauce, and cornstarch at 450°F.

Want extra flavor? Toss in some scallions, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Finish with a splash of soy sauce.

Top it off with cashews for crunch. Your meal prep just got a whole lot more exciting.

10) Turkey Meatballs

You need these turkey meatballs in your meal prep game. They’re easy, tasty, and super healthy!

First, preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking.

In a large bowl, mix ground turkey with almond flour, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Beat some eggs and stir them in. Add chopped parsley, grated onion, and minced garlic.

Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place them on the prepared baking sheet. A light spray of cooking oil helps them brown nicely.

Pop your meatballs into the oven for about 15 minutes. They should be golden and delicious! Use a thermometer to make sure they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

Pair these meatballs with roasted veggies, or add them to pasta or salads. You’ve got a versatile protein option ready to go!