Meal prepping is one of the easiest ways to feed yourself and your family healthy food with less stress. Whether you’re prepping the ingredients or prepping full meals, you will find that meal prep saves time, money and reduces food waste. These healthy meal prep ideas for the week will keep you on track.
Did you know that I wrote a book about meal prep? It’s called Meal Prep in an Instant and contains meal plans, grocery lists, and recipes for seven full weeks.
Meal prep is simply preparing your meals ahead of time. You can do this daily, weekly, or monthly. I like to make my weekly meal prep menu on Saturday and prep on Sundays. It doesn’t have to be every meal of the day, either. For example, I only prep lunches and snacks because I prefer to make dinner every night.
There is no single rule on how to meal prep. The best meal prep plan is the one that works for you. Choose recipes that you already know you enjoy and that you can cook with ease.
These recipes are perfect for meal prep because they transport well, freeze well, and don’t have a ton of fragile ingredients. Certain foods hold up better for meal prep, such as lean protein, soups, sauces, and whole grains.
Meal prepping is for anybody looking to save money, lose weight, or just focus on eating healthier. If you’re a beginner to meal prepping and don’t know where to start, we have your back! Check out our How to Meal Plan guide, where you’ll find free meal prep printables, weekly menus, tips, and more!
Whether you’re prepping with an Instant Pot, Crock Pot, or using your stove or oven, these delicious and simple meal prep recipes will make your life easier.
Ready to try meal prepping? Get started with these helpful links:
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