Meal Prep Recipes

Stock your fridge with homemade meals that will save you time and money, and maybe a few calories! With these meal prep ideas, you'll never wonder what to make for dinner.

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Kale and Cannellini Bean Salad in a Jar

Prep your lunches for the whole week with these easy and health-conscious jar salads. Make sure to pack them nice and tight and they will keep all week.

Greek Chicken Couscous Bowl

Rating: 5 stars
A couscous bowl with loads of veggies, lemony chicken, and tzatziki sauce! Can be made ahead of time and re-heated for a healthy work-lunch option too!

Make-Ahead Sausage and Veggie Bowls

Rating: 5 stars
Make weekday lunch-prep a breeze with this sheet pan sausage and veggie meal while cooking up a pot of rice! This is so versatile; you can use different veggies, or use quinoa instead of rice. You can drizzle with Italian dressing or add some hot sauce. The possibilities are endless! Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Rating: 5 stars
This cold salad is easy to make and great for prepping healthier options for the week's lunches or snacks. I like to add some heat by mixing sriracha or chili garlic paste into the Thai peanut sauce.

Make-Ahead Freezer Chicken Parmesan

Rating: 5 stars
My family loves chicken Parm but making it from scratch on a busy school night is next to impossible. The good news is the chicken can be made ahead and frozen along with the right portion of sauce and cheese for a quick weeknight meal. Serve with pasta and Caesar salad.

Easy Breakfast Egg Muffins

Rating: 4.81 stars
Your favorite breakfast casserole or omelet in egg muffin form! Great for on-the-go breakfasts and very customizable to your own tastes. You can substitute any vegetables or meat that you like. I love to make a dozen of these and have them in my fridge to take on the go in the mornings to work.

Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili

Rating: 4.84 stars
Hearty chicken chili with a bit of zip from RO*TEL® tomatoes. Cream cheese makes it richer and creamier than a standard broth-based white chicken chili. Super easy to assemble - just throw everything in the slow cooker. This one will stand out in the crowd at any chili cook-off/tasting. It is brought to our neighborhood chili tasting each year and is the first one gone every year! Serve topped with green onions, cilantro, and shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired.

Instant Pot® Crispy Chicken Carnitas

Rating: 4.92 stars
Chicken carnitas made in the pressure cooker are quick and easy! We crisp them up in the broiler, and they are perfect to meal-prep and enjoy for the week! Serve with tortillas, diced onions, chopped cilantro, sauteed cabbage, lime wedges, and anything else you like!

Sous Vide Egg Bites

Rating: 5 stars
These egg bites are similar to the famous coffee shop egg bites, but are customizable with your favorite ingredients and are double the size! Feel free to eat them plain, they are just as tasty!

Instant Pot® Taco Bowls

Rating: 4.67 stars
Pressure cooking beef stew meat with taco seasoning allows for tender chunks of beef which can be used for taco bowls. It makes enough for a week of prepped lunches. Garnish with salsa, sour cream, avocado, and cilantro before serving.

Make-Ahead Breakfast Bars

Rating: 4.58 stars
I like to make a batch of these and then cut them and wrap single servings in foil to have handy in the freezer for the week. Much cheaper than the freezer breakfasts from the store and you can basically add/substitute whatever ingredients you want or have handy.

Asian Chicken Salad in a Jar

Rating: 4.43 stars
Veggies are layered with shredded chicken, Asian noodles, and a nutty dressing for an easy meal on the go.

Inspiration and Ideas

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