If you haven’t read my earlier post about meal prep, you can check it out here. In there I explain how we got into meal prep and why we love it. In this post, I want to share with you some of my favorite meal prep recipes and include the links to the recipes.
My diet has changed significantly in the last two years. It has catapulted me into a healthier lifestyle, for sure. I’ve been slim and lanky most of my life, but that didn’t mean I was healthy. After working with a naturopathic doctor, I learned how to listen to my body and give it what it needs and when!
The following recipes are ones that I find most tasty, easy, and repeated in my meal prepping. There are some things I replace and substitute within each recipe, so I always recommend going with what works for you! Enjoy1
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Before I dive into the recipe links, I wanted to share what my B&L&D looks like. I get lots of questions about how I meal prep for each meal, especially when it comes to breakfast. In 2019, I made eggs with meat (bacon, sausage, ham, etc.), in the mornings and then had a half avocado before lunch. As soon as 2020 rolled in, for whatever reason, my gut refused eggs and avocado so I had to look for new options.
I alternate between a few breakfasts now, having one of the following:
- Muesli (a gluten-free, oat and berry mixture from Costco)
- Yogurt & nut-based granola
- Fruit & peanut butter
Lunch & Dinner
I prep two types of meals for my lunch and dinner and alternate between the two throughout the week. Most often, I will eat for lunch what I had for dinner the night before (ex. Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole for dinner on Sunday means it’s my lunch on Monday; Tomato Quinoa Macaroni Casserole for Monday dinner means it’s my lunch on Tuesday). I have to be honest, now and then I will tire of eating the same thing every other day. So, I try to have additional things in the fridge I can cook up throughout the week (just in case!).
Most often, the meals I prep go very well together and balance out my flavor palate (if that’s a thing). Especially if it’s two of my favorite meals!
Comment below your thoughts on meal prep and some of your favorite meal recipes!
Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole
I love this recipe because it requires one skillet, one cutting board, one knife, and one spatula! Add carrots or cucumber as a side for a fresh touch.
Tomato Quinoa Macaroni Casserole
This recipe is like pizza in a dish. It is amazing!
Sweet Potatoes, Chicken, Broccoli
I love simple recipes like this. It requires one pan sheet, maybe two if you’re cooking for five days (notice I like the minimal use of kitchen things).
Cauliflower Wings, Cucumbers, Rice
This takes a little more time, but it is worth it if you’re craving something with a kick! Slice up some cucumbers and cook up some rice and you’re all set.
Crispy Chicken with Veggies (Milanese)
This is the most time-consuming of these five recipes, but it is absolutely delicious! It’s also easy to substitute the ingredients if you have any allergies or sensitivities.