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
BREAKFAST EGG MUFFINS From Life Made Sweeter
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.
BAKED OATMEAL CUPS From Organize Yourself Skinny
Here’s another great quick and easy breakfast idea!
SALAD IN A JAR From A Little Craft In Your Day
Layer your favorite salad ingredients in a jar with some salad dressing and you’ll be all set when lunchtime rolls around.
BLUEBERRY MUFFIN OVERNIGHT OATS From One Lovely Life
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!
MEAL PREP CHIA PUDDING From Downshiftology
If oatmeal isn’t your thing, how about some delicious chia pudding with fruit? YUM!
HOMEMADE BREAKFAST BURRITO From Cooking Classy
These breakfast burritos are packed with tasty and nutritious ingredients. Perfect for any meal!
HONEY SRIRACHA GLAZED MEATBALLS From Eat Yourself Skinny
Meatballs are another great idea for a make-ahead meal. Make up a big batch and freeze them in portions perfect for your family.
GLAZED CHICKEN MEAL PREP From Budget Bytes
This glazed chicken sounds so tasty and it’s incredibly easy to prepare!
FREEZER BREAKFAST SANDWICHES From Natasha’s Kitchen
Forget those fast-food breakfast sandwiches. You can make your own (better ingredients and better taste!).
TURKEY PINWHEELS MEAL PREP From Project Meal Plan
Use turkey, ham, or whatever meat you want to make these delicious pinwheels.
MAKE-AHEAD MEXICAN LASAGNA From Make Ahead Meal Mom
This variation on lasagna has a Mexican spin to it. What a great alternative on Taco Tuesday!
GARLIC CHICKEN PASTA MEAL PREP From I Hate Meal Prep
Whip this garlic chicken pasta meal in a jiffy and then pop it into containers. Boom! You’ve got lunches for nearly a week!
SLOW COOKER CHICKEN BURRITO BOWL From Joyous Apron
Burrito bowls are another great way to use up leftovers and get meals ready to go for the week.
SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN MEAL PREP From Tip Buzz
Forget the takeout. You can make your own.
GARLIC HERB CHICKEN AND ASPARAGUS MEAL PREP From Get Inspired Everyday
Bright, vibrant flavors that come together quickly and easily. Delicious! No asparagus available? Try green beans instead.
SPICY TUNA BOWLS MEAL PREP From Kirbie Cravings
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.
TUNA SALAD MEAL PREP From Damn Delicious
Don’t like tuna? Substitute chicken for it!
CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD From Carmy
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!
GRILLED CHEESEBURGER WRAP From Organize Yourself Skinny
Another yummy wrap idea – customize it to your preferences!
SPICY CHICKEN RANCH QUESADILLA From Kitchen At Hoskins
Yes! You can make quesadillas ahead of time with the ingredients personalized to your preferences and what you have on hand.
MEAL PREP BUTTER CHICKEN From Gimme Delicious
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.
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK MEAL PREP From Meal Plan Addict
If you love Philly cheesesteak, this is the meal for you. Serve it up bowl style!
KOREAN BEEF BOWL MEAL PREP From Damn Delicious
Korean beef is always a favorite around our house! We can’t wait to try this recipe. Doesn’t it look scrumptious?
MONGOLIAN BEEF MEAL PREP From Kirbie Cravings
Or perhaps instead of Korean beef, you’d rather try Mongolian beef? Another tasty option!
CALIFORNIA SUSHI ROLL BOWLS From Kirbie Cravings
It takes a lot of skill to learn how to create sushi rolls, but these sushi bowls bring together the same flavors.
MEAL PREP COBB SALAD From All The Healthy Things
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!
TACO SALAD MEAL PREP From Le Creme De La Crumb
Tacos may not be a practical thing to carry along in your lunch, but this taco salad is a great alternative.
SWEET POTATO FAJITAS MEAL PREP From The Fitchen
This fajita bowl is a plant-based take on traditional fajitas, thrown together in a bowl. Easy!
SALMON MEAL PREP From Flavcity
Indulge in a meal that’s packed with flavor and nutrients, yet incredibly easy to make.