Want to meal prep but not sure where to start? These easy and healthy meal prep ideas are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Plus, you can meal prep each recipe on this list in less than 30 minutes: everything you need to help you start your week without stress.
Preparing healthy and delicious meals 3 times a day can be so hard with everything else you have going on in your life!
If you are stressed out at work, you have hungry tiny humans at home, need to bring the dog out for a walk, do the laundry, clean, or all of the above, thinking about food might be the last thing on your mind.
I know the feeling. I’ve been there before. In my case, work and stress exhausted me. But I still wanted to eat well.
That’s when I discovered meal prep. Honestly, if you are late from work or are just rushing out of the house at the last minute, having a meal ready to grab can be a lifesaver!
By using these simple tips and by planning ahead, you’ll be blown away by how easy cooking delicious food can be.
Benefits of Meal Prepping
1. Save money - By making a meal plan, you’ll be able to waste a lot less food. When you go food shopping, you’ll just buy exactly what you need and won’t be tempted to overspend. Plus, by preparing your own healthy lunches, you’ll save a great deal of money!
2. Save time - By spending a few hours chopping fresh veggies and cooking at the weekend, you’ll have more time during the busy week to relax and worry less about what you need to put on your table.
3. Eat healthy meals every day - The hungrier you are, the more tempted you get to eat unhealthy food. You’ll know exactly what you are eating every day by cooking healthy food ahead of time.
Best Meal Prep Containers
*Meal prep bowls with dividers: I love these when I want to separate ingredients, like fruit and nuts, from my main meal.
*Mason jars: For salads, overnight oats, and chia puddings.
*Glass bottles: Perfect for soups or smoothies on the go. If you love these meal prep containers as much as I do, you can get them here!
Meal Prep Recipes:
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