21 Meal Prep Recipes to Plan Your Week


Here are 21 of the best meal prep recipes to make ahead of time so that dinner can be put on the table in minutes after a busy day and night! If you are anything like we are, then premade meals save our lives on days that everyone is running. These meal prep recipe ideas are healthy, easy, and one’s that you make ahead and then throw in the microwave or oven before it’s time to eat. Whether you’re looking for healthy meals, casseroles, lasagna, or with more of an ethnic flare, we’ve got you covered!

These meal prep recipes include greek chicken, lemon roasted salmon, roasted chicken, General Tso’s chicken, carnitas bowls, overnight oatmeal, freezer burritos and more!

Meal Prep Recipes

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Meal Prep Recipes

Three recipes in one to make these delicious Greek Chicken Bowls by Eazy Peazy Mealz, a marinade for the chicken, the cucumber salad and tzatziki.

This tasty, flavorful Lemon Roasted Salmon by Little Spice Jar is a real show stopper. 

It only takes 1 hour to prepare these Carnitas Bowls by Fit Foodie Finds so you can have meals throughout the week. Yummy!

These hearty BBQ Chicken & Sweet Potato Bowls by The Creative Bite are a simple meal that doesn’t require a lot of preparation. Everything is roasted on a sheet pan. So easy!

This entire meal of  Roasted Chicken & Veggies by Gimme Delicious Food is lightly seasoned with olive oil, Italian seasonings and roasted on a sheet pan.

Six delicious Overnight Oatmeal flavors by The Yummy Life that you can make ahead.  Prepare the night before and they’re ready to eat the next morning.  No cooking is involved in the preparation!

Freezer Meals

Freezer Meals

Make ahead freezer meals are not just for dinner anymore!  Get a jump on the school day with these healthy Breakfast Burritos by Mom on Timeout.

Eat Cake for Dinner shows us an efficient way to freeze Breakfast Sandwiches to use when life is extra crazy and hectic. 

Dinner can’t get any easier with this delicious Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken by One Good Thing by Jillee. You can preseason your chicken breasts ahead of time, freeze them and when you’re ready to prepare them you just “dump” them in the crockpot to cook them.

Premade Meals

Premade Meals

Make these healthy Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls by Sweet Peas and Saffron on the weekend and you’ll have 4 premade lunches for during the week.

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole by Damn Delicious can be made ahead of time and is loaded with chicken, bacon and ranch sauce. What’s not to love?

If you love the popular take out meal, then you can’t go wrong with this General Tso’s Chicken by Life Made Sweeter that you make right in your instantpot! 

Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes

This One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage & Veggies by Chelsea’s Messy Apron is hearty, comforting, and so easy you’ll want to make it all the time!

Fit Foodie Finds recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken makes a super tender chicken that is delicious served over cauliflower rice! 

This Zucchini Noodles with Turkey Meatballs by Damn Delicious is a delicious healthy alternative to pasta and meatballs.

Chicken Recipes

Chicken Recipes

For a low mess Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls by Eazy Peazy Mealz cook the veggies and chicken on a sheet pan.

If you love Chinese food then you will love this Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli by Gimme Delicious Food. It tastes even better than your favorite restaurant version. 

Delicious taco and lime chicken, roasted vegetables and quinoa make this easy Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls by Picky Palate a great make ahead meal. One day of prep equated to four days of meals.

Freezer Casseroles

Freezer Casseroles

This cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole by Plain Chicken will have your kiddos asking for seconds!

If you love Italian food then you’ll love this creamy 20 Minute Tuscan Pasta by Six Sister’s Stuff. Make ahead of time, freeze and throw in the oven when you’re ready to eat it.

This Lasagna Freezer Meal by About a Mom combines makes 4-5 pans of lasagna that feeds 2-3 people.

21 Meal Prep Recipes to Plan Your Week

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