Food & Recipes

10 Delicious Meal Prep Ideas That Will Make Your Day So Much Easier

Because your week is busy enough!

Eating a healthy dinner each night can be easier than ever before if you meal prep over the weekend. Prepping for meals that you’re going to eat all week long can be knocked out on a Sunday, making the other 6 days less stressful.

You can have everything from breakfast to dessert ready for the entire week, and with recipes this tasty— I can assure you, it’s well worth the effort you’ll put in over the weekend.

Find out how to have your nightly meals tasting so much better with these 10 meal prep recipe ideas:

1. Chicken Fajita Bowls

You’re sure to have a better day at work when you’ve got chicken, rice and bell peppers waiting for you at home. Get the recipe.

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Sweet Peas and Saffron

2. Ready-To-Go Smoothies

Freezing yogurt and fruit you’ll want to use in smoothies ahead of time make having a healthy breakfast or snack as easy as taking it out of the freezer and dropping it into the blender. Get the recipe.

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The Chic Site

3. Mason Jar Salads

Mason jar salads are great portable meals that will keep you full until dinner. Get the recipe for a chicken taco version here.

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The Seasoned Mom

4. Freezer To Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas

The fact that you can freeze this meal ahead of time and then put it in the crock-pot just hours before you’re ready to eat it makes this the easiest meal you’ve ever “prepared.” Get the recipe.

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The Humbled Homemaker

5. Overnight Oats

Prepping oatmeal overnight makes breakfast a cinch. Not to mention, it’s way healthier than just reaching for something quick (you know, like that favorite donut flavor of yours). Don’t worry I’m guilty of that, too. But, not anymore! Get the recipe.

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Food Network

6. Almond Butter Rice Krispies

Making a pan of these healthy rice krispies on Sunday will give you dessert for the rest of the week. That doesn’t sound half bad, now does it? Get the recipe.

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Fit Foodie Finds

7. Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls

Grilled chicken and veggies will make for yummy, healthy lunches and dinners for multiple days throughout the week. Get the recipe.

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Picky Palate

8. Pork Rice Bowl

Slow-cooking pork will allow you to mix and match meals with this meat throughout the week. For example, you could make a tasty pork rice bowl for dinner one night and take a pork sandwich to work the next day. Get the recipe.

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9. Vegetable Fried Rice

If you’re in the mood for Asian— skip the takeout and reach into the fridge for some vegetable fried rice, instead. Get the recipe.

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10. Ginger Peach Chicken With Green Beans

It doesn’t get better than chicken and green beans that can go from the freezer and straight into the crock-pot. Get the recipe.

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New Leaf Wellness

Your week’s bound to be better with these meals. So, I bet I know what you’re doing this Sunday, that’s right—meal prepping!

Here are five meals you can make ahead of time and store in your freezer: