Mealtime for some families is one of the most stressful times of the day. Preparing meals ahead of time can make those busy workdays so much easier because dinner is already done! Check out the Meal Prep Ideas we have rounded up for you here.
With these ideas, you can get some things ready on the weekend (or whenever you have time off) and then just grab and go when it’s time to eat. Some of these ideas are ready to eat right out of your fridge, while others only require heating up. Easy peasy!
Easy Meal Prep Ideas
Never have time for a good breakfast? Make these egg muffins and store them in the freezer. You can simply thaw and eat or warm them up if you’d prefer.
Here’s another great quick and easy breakfast idea!
Layer your favorite salad ingredients in a jar with some salad dressing and you’ll be all set when lunchtime rolls around.
Make up some jars of overnight oats the night before and in the morning, you can grab one and take it with you. Be nourished even if you have to eat on the go!
If oatmeal isn’t your thing, how about some delicious chia pudding with fruit? YUM!
These breakfast burritos are packed with tasty and nutritious ingredients. Perfect for any meal!
Meatballs are another great idea for a make-ahead meal. Make up a big batch and freeze them in portions perfect for your family.
This glazed chicken sounds so tasty and it’s incredibly easy to prepare!
Forget those fast-food breakfast sandwiches. You can make your own (better ingredients and better taste!).
Use turkey, ham, or whatever meat you want to make these delicious pinwheels.
This variation on lasagna has a Mexican spin to it. What a great alternative on Taco Tuesday!
Whip this garlic chicken pasta meal in a jiffy and then pop it into containers. Boom! You’ve got lunches for nearly a week!
Burrito bowls are another great way to use up leftovers and get meals ready to go for the week.
Forget the takeout. You can make your own.
Bright, vibrant flavors that come together quickly and easily. Delicious! No asparagus available? Try green beans instead.
Here’s another great idea for a bowl! Bowls are an ideal way to use up leftovers so feel free to adapt this as needed.
Don’t like tuna? Substitute chicken for it!
Chopped salads are another great way to use up leftovers, but they’re ideal for meal prep. Take care of all that chopping at one time!
Another yummy wrap idea – customize it to your preferences!
Yes! You can make quesadillas ahead of time with the ingredients personalized to your preferences and what you have on hand.
Butter chicken doesn’t have to be something you save only for a special occasion. Use this meal prep recipe and you can have it anytime you want.
If you love Philly cheesesteak, this is the meal for you. Serve it up bowl style!
Korean beef is always a favorite around our house! We can’t wait to try this recipe. Doesn’t it look scrumptious?
Or perhaps instead of Korean beef, you’d rather try Mongolian beef? Another tasty option!
It takes a lot of skill to learn how to create sushi rolls, but these sushi bowls bring together the same flavors.
A Cobb salad is a great way to get your intake of protein and vegetables. Packed with flavor, you can adjust the ingredients as needed to use up those leftovers. Try adding goat cheese or feta. YUM!
Tacos may not be a practical thing to carry along in your lunch, but this taco salad is a great alternative.
This fajita bowl is a plant-based take on traditional fajitas, thrown together in a bowl. Easy!
Indulge in a meal that’s packed with flavor and nutrients, yet incredibly easy to make.