There’s a reason that many people who undergo an insane weight loss transformation prepare their meals at the start of every week.
It saves time, money, allows you to control your portion sizes and means you always have a healthy meal sitting in the fridge or freezer that you can take out and enjoy. Basically, it sets you up to succeed. Failing to prepare means you are preparing to fail.
We have collected 25 amazing ‘meal prep’ recipes that are perfect for cooking in bulk. Whether it’s a big batch in one pot, or a pan full of healthy ingredients, either way, you’ll have meals that you can cook and store for the coming days. Enjoy!
25 Best ‘Meal Prep’ Recipes That Will Set You Up For Weight Loss Success!
Crispy Chilli Chicken With Broccoli & Rice
“Crunchy coated chicken in a hot, sweet and sour sauce – so so tasty!” Recipe: KitchenSanctuary.
Sheet Pan Flank Steak With Crispy Potatoes & Broccolini
“Cook an entire dinner on one tray with this easy recipe for Sheet Pan Flank Steak with Crispy Potatoes and Broccolini! It’s a simple, satisfying, and nutritious meal — with very few dishes to wash at the end!” Recipe: TheSeasonedMom.
One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken & Potatoes
“Ah, Honey Mustard Chicken & Potatoes (One Pan). Honey mustard makes this chicken one of the best recipes I have on here. You know when you’re looking at a tray of meat (in this case, chicken), and you have NO idea what to make with it” Recipe: cafedelites.com
Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon
“Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets are pan-fried in the most beautiful honey orange garlic sauce, with a splash of soy for flavour.” Recipe: cafedelites.com
Big Batch Chinese Beef
“Big Batch Chinese Beef – A tasty, make-ahead meal of slow-cooked saucy Chinese beef. Perfect when you’re cooking for a crowd!” Recipe: KitchenSanctuary.
Sheet Pan Crispy Teriyaki Tofu And Broccoli
“Sheet Pan Crispy Teriyaki Tofu and Broccoli is sure to change any negative opinions about tofu you once had! Crisp, flavorful and not the least bit soggy. The perfect vegan and gluten-free dinner to try when you’re craving takeout!” Recipe: RecipeRunner.
Sheet Pan Honey Apricot Chicken With Asparagus
“This Sheet Pan Honey Apricot Chicken and Asparagus is a healthy and fresh Spring dinner that cooks entirely on one tray! The easy weeknight meal requires just 10 minutes of prep for a simple, family-friendly dish that will make your tastebuds sing” Recipe: TheSeasonedMom.
One Pan Salmon, Sweet Potatoes & Asparagus
“Sometimes you need a superfood fix, and this one pan salmon dinner with asparagus and sweet potatoes provides a full meal that is easy, healthy, and quick!” Recipe: CatzInTheKitchen.
Skillet Chicken Fajitas
“These Skillet Chicken Fajitas are a quick, easy, gluten-free and paleo dinner. They’re perfect for busy nights!” Recipe: RecipeRunner.
Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon And Asparagus
“Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus – the best way to cook salmon with just a few easy ingredients! Delicious, healthy dinner that is naturally gluten free!” Recipe: juliasalbum.com
Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Foil Packs
“Simple lemon chicken & asparagus foil packs are an easy and incredibly delicious 30-minute meal you can either grill, or bake any time of the year.” Recipe: bloglovin.com
Sauteed Chicken Cutlets With Honey Mustard Pan Sauce
“You can never have too many easy chicken recipes! These Sautéed Chicken Cutlets with Honey Mustard Pan Sauce make a delicious, gluten-free, weeknight dinner that all comes together in one pan!” Recipe: RecipeRunner.
Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Garlic Chicken & Veggies
“Oven baked and CRISPY Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Garlic Chicken & Veggies is a complete dinner, with potatoes and green beans smothered in a garlic butter sauce!” Recipe: cafedelites.com
Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Meal Prep
“Think of this as healthier (and cheaper!) Chipotle bowls that you can have all week long. Save time and calories here!!!” Recipe: DamnDelicious.
Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken With Zucchini And Tomatoes
“This Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken with Zucchini and Tomatoes couldn’t be any easier to make! 4 ingredients and a sheet pan are all you need to make this simple and flavorful meal!” Recipe: RecipeRunner.
Healthy Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls
“We used his idea of ingredients for the bowl: chicken, rice, quinoa, and vegetables all prepped one time for just about our weeks worth of meals. We chose to make 8 bowls worth of food. This equates to 4 days of meals for 2 people.” Recipe: Picky-Palate.
One Pan Baked Chicken With Butternut Squash & Parmesan Asparagus
“An easy fool-proof sheet pan dinner! And the chicken comes out so moist and tender!” Recipe: DamnDelicious.
Sheet Pan Supper: Maple Glazed Salmon With Sweet Potatoes With Broccoli
“This Sheet Pan Supper is an easy way to get to get a healthy dinner on the table FAST! By baking the Maple-Glazed Salmon with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli all on one tray, there are very few dishes to wash at the end of this clean eating family-friendly meal!” Recipe: TheSeasonedMom.
One Pan Ranch Pork Chops With Veggies
“The easiest 5-ingredient meal EVER! And yes, you just need one pan with 5 min prep. It’s quick, easy and effortless!” Recipe: DamnDelicious.
One Pan Lemon Roast Chicken and Asparagus
“One Pan Lemon Roast Chicken and Asparagus with roasted lemon pepper potatoes. This is the one pan wonder dinner, of your busy Friday night dreams. Dinner goals, guys!” Recipe: wildeorchard.co.uk
BBQ Chicken Breasts
“The most tender, juicy chicken grilled to PERFECTION, smothered in a thick, homemade BBQ sauce. You can also make this ahead of time!” Recipe: DamnDelicious.
Big Batch Green Smoothies
“With a simple big batch system you just pour into serving-size mason jars and freeze—it’s a no-brainer for busy weeks! Transfer it out of the freezer and into the fridge the night before you want a smoothie for breakfast.” Recipe: HelloGlow.
Sheet Pan Supper: Hawaiian Chicken
“This Hawaiian Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, and Pineapple is an easy dinner that cooks entirely on one tray! It’s a healthy Sheet Pan Supper that the whole family will love — with only a few dishes to wash at the end!” Recipe: TheSeasonedMom.
Baked Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli
“A takeout classic baked right at home with homemade teriyaki sauce – perfect over rice! Can be made ahead of time too!” Recipe: DamnDelicious.
One Pan Lemon Chicken With Butternut Squash And Brussel Sprouts
“An easy peasy one pan meal! And the chicken breasts come out so tender and flavorful!” Recipe: DamnDelicious.