Meal prep is one of those cooking concepts that sounds good in theory, but can be hard to pull off in reality. You know you’ll save time, money and energy if you commit to making your meals in advance, but actually doing it week after week is another story.
Perhaps all you need is a little inspiration, and where better to look than Instagram? These 10 accounts will have you slicing, dicing and simmering your way to a week’s worth of delicious, nutritious meals in no time.
Blogger Chungah Rhee is a master at making at-home, copycat versions of restaurant meals and snacks, like her recreation of Starbucks’ cheese and fruit bistro boxes that make for a quick, but satisfying, to-go lunch!
If you’ve jumped on the paleo or Whole 30 bandwagon, check out Michelle Tam’s Instagram. The New York Times bestselling author shares tips and tricks for preparing meals that work on these popular diets. Checks out her Chicken Chow Mein below, made with “swoodles” (sweet potato noodles) instead of noodles.
Never ask, “What’s for dinner?” (or breakfast or lunch) again, thanks to the bountiful ideas provided by the folks at Meal Prep on Fleek. They even cover snacks, like these scrumptious-sounding mint chocolate energy bites that are meant to be a healthy alternative to Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies.
Banish the “sad desk salad!” Paige Adams is a self-proclaimed “food enthusiast” from Chicago who knows a thing or two about making somethin’ out of nothin’, like this crispy roasted chickpea salad she made from the leftover kale, grapefruit, mint and goat cheese she had in her fridge.
Nutrition coach Erin Romeo, aka the Food Prep Princess, shares her passion for healthy eating with tips like how to repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers into nutritious nibbles. Why hello, squash soup with shredded turkey and quinoa!
To keep dieters on track, Shannon Michelle provides calorie counts along with her meal prep ideas and recipes. She also shares exercise tips and demos on her Instagram, which has over 300,000 followers.
Never look at a a salad the same way again, thanks to these gorgeous, nutritious creations that will make you more than happy to bring your lunch to work.
This account gathers the best meal prep tips, tricks, ideas and advice from around social media and the web, so you can pick up inspiration from a variety of sources. They also throw in some funny memes for comic relief.
Dad of four Alex Torres posts instructive videos to his account, which has over 240,000 followers, to help guide meal preppers with visual cues. Here’s a how-to video to make his steak and wilted kale.
Think clean eating can’t include waffles? Think again. The masterminds behind Dublin-based The Clean 15 promise their meal prep plans offer “realistic” clean eating strategies that will fit into your lifestyle, like these scrumptious-looking oat protein waffles.