If you want to lose weight, there’s not many better things you can do than prepare you meals in advance! It’s so simple, but people can be a little daunted by the upfront effort.
Prepping your meals saves you time (over the week), allows you to have a delicious, healthy meal ready to go when you want it, makes your meals easier to portion and calorie track and saves you money! What’s not to love?
We have gathered 31 incredible ‘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 make and portion out for the following days. As always pin and share your favourites, Enjoy!
31 Meal Prep Recipes Perfect For Quick Easy Meals To Shed Fat Fast!
Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies
“This Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies makes the perfect weeknight dinner that’s healthy, delicious and easily made all on one pan in under 30 minutes! Perfect recipe for your Sunday meal prep too!”. Recipe: EatYourselfSkinny.
The Best Turkey Chili
“This recipe is a quick one, only taking about an hour or so, but this would taste just as good in a slow-cooker! Make sure to brown and crumble your turkey before adding it to your crock-pot of course, but throw everything in and come home from work to a delicious meal.”. Recipe: EatYourselfSkinny.
Honey Sriracha Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
“These Honey Sriracha Chicken Meal Prep Bowls with broccoli and jasmine rice are a delicious lunch idea that can be prepped ahead on one pan – and the sauce comes together so easily with only 3 ingredients!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Korean Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
“These Korean Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are a healthy make ahead lunch idea made up of chicken thighs, Asian coleslaw and jasmine rice!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Chicken Shawarma Meal Prep Bowls
“These Chicken Shawarma Meal Prep Bowls are delicious as lunches for the work week, and the shawarma marinade is just like your favourite takeout joint! Pair with parsley, hummus and pickled turnips for extra kick!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
“This EASY 20 minute One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is the perfect weeknight meal that is healthy, full of flavor and perfect for your weekly meal prep!”. Recipe: EatYourselfSkinny.
Instant Pot Sriracha Chicken Tacos
“These Instant Pot Sriracha Chicken Tacos are a fast, healthy meal idea made in the pressure cooker and served with a delicious mango and avocado salsa!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Sweet Chili Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
“These Sweet Chili Chicken Meal Prep Bowls with jasmine rice, bean sprouts & cilantro are a delicious one-skillet make-ahead lunch idea that’ll carry you through the work week!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Green & Lean Salmon Bake (Quick & Easy Sheet Pan Meal)
“This sheet pan meal ticks so many boxes: paleo, keto, AIP and Whole30 friendly, it’s a perfect meal for anyone doing my paleo program, it has loads of green veggies, it has omega-3s rich fish, it’s quick and easy, and most importantly, it’s full of flavour.”. Recipe: EatDrinkPaleo.
Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
“These Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are a delicious way to enjoy your veggies and basil pesto, and they’re a low carb lunch idea that comes together in 30 minutes! “. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
One Skillet Honey Balsamic Chicken And Veggies
“One Skillet Honey Balsamic Chicken and Veggies – One pan and 30 minutes is all you will need to make this juicy and tender chicken dish with veggies, coated in a wonderfully sweet and tangy honey balsamic sauce.”. Recipe: Diethood.
Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potato Meal Prep
“Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potato Meal Prep – Seasoned with olive oil and cajun spices then roasted to perfection, this sheet pan chicken and sweet potato is great for meal prep and definitely helps you balancing healthy lunches and dinners throughout the week.”. Recipe: EatWell101.
Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
“These Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Bowls with rice, broccoli and a 5-ingredient stir fry sauce make for a delicious meal prep idea – just dump everything into one pot and dinner is ready in 30 minutes!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Instant Pot Jerk Chicken and Mango Salsa
“This Instant Pot Jerk Chicken and Mango Salsa is a one pot meal made complete with homemade jerk chicken seasoning using ingredients from your spice drawer along with basmati rice – works well for a make-ahead lunch or as a 30-minute dinner idea!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chicken
“This Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pineapple Chicken is a one pot meal prep idea that comes together with a 5-ingredient sauce that’s made of mostly pantry staples – it’s gluten-free, high protein and works with any veggie too!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Cashew Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
“These Cashew Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are a delicious, healthy lunch idea that comes together in one pan with a simple Asian-inspired sauce!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Super Easy Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
“This Super Easy Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is a quick and easy spin on the classic tomato-based soup that comes together in less than 20 minutes!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Meal Prep Chicken & Butternut Squash Harvest Bowls
“These Meal Prep Chicken & Butternut Squash Harvest Bowls with brussels sprouts, sage & wild rice are a delicious lunch or dinner idea cooked on a sheet pan and filled with fall flavours! “. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Healthy One Pot Beef Stroganoff
“This Healthy One Pot Beef Stroganoff is a delicious 30-minute dinner idea that is also freezer-friendly. Packed with veggies, this lightened-up stroganoff is perfect for busy weeknights!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Chicken Tandoori Meal Prep Bowls
“These Chicken Tandoori Meal Prep Bowls are a tasty sheet pan meal idea ready in 45 minutes – prep these Indian-inspired bowls on a Sunday and enjoy delicious lunches all week long!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
One Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry
“This One Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry with coconut milk & chickpeas is a protein-filled, heartwarming fall meal that comes together in under 40 minutes!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Sheet Pan Sausage, Veggies And Smashed Potatoes
“Say hello to ANOTHER sheet pan sausage and veggies meal. Today we’re adding crispy parmesan smashed potatoes AND a delicious dijonnaise to the mix and I am so excited for you all to give this recipe a go!”. Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.
Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
“This Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta with fresh salsa and bell peppers is a delicious one pot pasta idea that comes together easily with the help of your pressure cooker! Just dump all your ingredients and serve – it’s all ready in under 30 minutes!”. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
One Pan Health Garlic Parmesan Chicken & Veggies Dinner
“Deliciously seasoned ONE PAN healthy dinner — garlic parmesan chicken and veggies (Healthy Meal Prep Option!)”. Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.
The Best Ever Chicken Fajita Bowls
“Super simple, tasty, and healthier Chicken Fajita Bowls. Start your bowl with rice, top it with chicken “fajitas,” and finish it with your favorite fajita toppings.”. Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.
Detox Immune-Boosting Chicken Soup
“This Detox Immune-Boosting Chicken Soup is the perfect remedy for flu season filled with antioxidants that boost immunity and keep you warm all winter long!”. Recipe: EatYourselfSkinny.
Sheet Pan Honey Dijon Chicken With Butternut Squash
“This Sheet Pan Honey Dijon Chicken with butternut squash is a delicious meal that comes together in just about 30 minutes – use it as your weekly lunch prep or as a quick after-work dinner! “. Recipe: TheGirlOnBloor.
Sheet Pan Roasted Asparagus & Chicken With Chorizo
“This paleo friendly sheet pan dinner of roasted asparagus,chicken and chorizo is fuss-free, healthy and easy to make. Serve with a side salad or as is!”. Recipe: EatDrinkPaleo.
Chicken Stir Fry (Chop Suey)
“A great, classic Chicken Stir Fry recipe, loaded with veggies. Otherwise known as Chop Suey, this truly is like what you get at (good) Chinese restaurants. Plus, learn how to tenderise chicken the Chinese restaurant way!”. Recipe: RecipeTinEats.
Cashew Chicken And Broccoli Stir Fry
“Here’s an easy 30-minute recipe for cashew chicken and broccoli that’s healthy and low in carbs.”. Recipe: SavoryTooth.
Thai Green Curry Chicken Soup
“Everyone’s favorite Thai green curry can be made right at home into the coziest, most comforting chicken soup ever! It is so easy to make with easy-to-find ingredients, loaded with tender chicken bites, ginger, coconut milk, snow peas, lime juice, cilantro and rice noodles!”. Recipe: DamnDelicious.