Meal Prep Recipes
Meal prepping is such a good habit to take on, especially if you are trying to lose weight. There are a few more things you can do to lose weight. Which we go into more detail in our article “How to lose weight,” but for this post, we are going to focus on meal prep recipes.
Meal Prep 101
What word comes to your head when you think about meal prep? Is it the words “Diet” or ” Healthy”? Or is the words that come to my mind? DISHES! (but seriously, why so many?!*insert crying face emoji*) Thankfully, I came across these microwavable and DISHWASHER SAFE meal prep containers that have made the idea of meal prepping less scary for me. Not to mention, you get a pack of 20 for just about $19.99 bucks on Amazon! (bargain queen)
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I think that the prepping part is easy. It’s just a matter of figuring out what the heck to cook. Below we have compiled a list that could work for all meals of the day.
Check them out and let us know what you think!
Meal Prep Recipes for Breakfast
Breakfast– These breakfast meal prep ideas vary from our typical breakfast foods like eggs and pancakes (yes, you read that correctly…it does indeed say PANCAKES!), and get as fun as Quinoa! Check out these yummy meal prep recipes!
Blueberry Overnight French Toast Bake
God Bless Denisse at Sweetpeasandsaffron.com. Look at that picture. I dare you to tell me it doesn’t look delicious. I double dare you. Use sugar-free syrup and whole-grain bread for this yummy recipe for an even more nutritious breakfast.
Macros: 462 calories, 11 grams of fat, 62 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 16 grams of protein per serving.
Ohh yeah!! Who thought cookies would make the list of our favorite meal prep recipes?
These breakfast cookies are great! We added some vanilla protein powder for an extra muscle-building kick.
Macros: 189 calories, 13 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 7 grams of protein per cookie.
Avocado and Egg Breakfast Bowl
This breakfast has all the nutrients to not only start your day full of energy but also prevent the mid-afternoon crash. This breakfast bowl has muscle-building eggs, the “good, good” fat from avocados, slow-burning carbs from brown rice and kale, which is probably the healthiest food in the whole world.
If you are a long-time reader of DoubleChinBurgers, then you know we cannot live without a few things: brownies, cookies, wings, fries, chicken, peanut butter, and of course, pancakes. And it wasn’t until we stumbled upon mealpreponfleek.com that we found out we could meal prep pancakes. This recipe was probably our favorite find when researching meal prep recipes. Filled with fiber and healthy fats, you know you will keep coming back for more. Remember to use some sugar-free syrup to keep the calories low.
Sweet Potato Hash Egg Cups
I have a confession to make. I ate 8 of these muffin cups in one sitting. First of all, stop judging me. Secondly, can you blame me? These muffin cups combine two of my favorite superfoods (sweet potato and eggs)! And at 103 calories per cup and 8 grams of protein, you know I must put it in this list of the best meal prep recipes.
Simple Quinoa Breakfast Bars
Trying to get the kids to eat healthier? The people behind superhealthykids.com have the solution for you. These surprisingly delicious quinoa breakfast bars are flavored with toasted coconut and chocolate chips and only have 161 calories! That means you can grab like 3 of them. Go ahead; we won’t judge you.
Avocado Breakfast Burrito Meal Prep Recipe
Do I really need to give you reasons to eat a breakfast burrito? That’s what I thought. Just the fact that it’s a healthy breakfast burrito means that it belongs on this list of meal prep ideas you have to try.
Meal prep recipes for lunch and dinner
Lunch and Dinner – These meal prep recipes will work great for lunch and dinner! Go wild and mix and match! Click on the links to get the 411 on each recipe!
15 Minute Shrimp Chipotle Bowl Meal Prep Recipe
Who needs Chipotle when you can prepare this delicious recipe in just 15 minutes! Meal prepping has never been so easy. The single fact that this recipe only takes 10 minutes to make is reason enough to put it in this list of our favorite meal prep ideas. The macros, though, are just the icing on the cake.
Macros: 410 calories, 3 grams of fat, 56 grams of carbs, 10 grams of fiber, and 40 grams of protein.
Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe
If you are tired of the plain old chicken breast (and to be honest who isn’t, right?), you’ll be happy to try out this delicious teriyaki chicken recipe. These bowls are full of tasty goodness and will make you think you are eating from your favorite Asian takeout spot. Go ahead and enjoy this recipe from thefoodcafe.com!
Honey Chipotle Meatballs
If you are looking to expand your culinary repertoire, look no further than this honey chipotle meatball recipe from sweetpeasandsaffron.com. Why go for store-bought, frozen to death meatballs when you can make your own from scratch? Have you seen those meatballs? They are full of stuff you do not want. What’s even better about these meatballs is that they are made from turkey instead of beef. The rice? Made out of cauliflower! That will save you a ton of calories. Oh, and did I mentioned that these meatballs are effin delicious?
BBQ Chicken and Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls
If you are looking for a great post-workout meal, the minds behind thecreativebite.com have the perfect recipe for you. With 34 grams of muscle-building protein, 53 grams of carbohydrates, including 8 grams of fiber, this recipe has all the nutrients you need to command those muscles to grow. Bring on the GAINS!! One of the best meal prep ideas we have found.
Cilantro Lime Chicken with Cauliflower Rice
As a Puerto Rican, I ate rice every single day until I was 19 and joined the military. Every. Single. Day. But, as you already know, white rice isn’t very healthy. A grain of white rice has been stripped from almost every single nutrient it possessed. The result is a high glycemic food with almost no fiber or nutrients to show for. Brown rice is very nutritious but doesn’t taste very good, in my opinion. Also, both of these options are out of the question if you are on a low carb or keto diet.
That’s why this recipe is one of the best meal prep recipes we have found. This recipe takes care of all those pesky carbs by substituting brown/white rice with cauliflower.
Just look at these macros: 378 calories, 21 grams of healthy fats, 9 grams of net carbs, 7 grams of fiber, and an outstanding 32 grams of fat-burning protein per serving. This healthy meal prep recipe allows you to keep all of the flavor and nutrients of rice with none of the drawbacks.
Tempeh Taco Salad meal prep recipe
To all our vegan friends do not fret, we haven’t forgotten about you. This unusual recipe is a Mexican dish that uses tempeh as a meat substitute.
What’s tempeh? I’m glad you asked. Tempeh is a dish that hails from Indonesia and consists of deep-fried soybeans. NO, this doesn’t mean you have to deep fry the soybeans yourself. You can buy them already deep-fried. An Indonesian and Mexican mashup…who knew? As long as the people at eatingbirdfood.com keep churning out delicious meal prep ideas such as this one, they can come up with all the crazy mashups they want.
Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Hi guys, Delwin, here. I hate lettuce. I hate everything it represents, and what it stands for. Why would I eat the food that my food eats? Am I right? High five! But these buffalo chicken lettuce wraps were delicious. I know, who am I? These wraps were just the right amount of spicy. Also, when you add some quinoa and avocado, these wraps get on another level. PS. Don’t tell Melissa.
Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs with Cauliflower Rice
One of our favorite meal prep recipes, I mean, what better way to cut down calories than by swapping white rice for cauliflower rice? This delicious meal prep recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare, although it will feel like an eternity because these garlic chicken meatballs smell so damn good!
Sweet & Spicy Beef Meal Prep Recipe
Who said you have to eat the same old dry chicken breast and broccoli every single day to build muscle and burn fat?
At 459 calories, 40 grams of protein, 45 grams of carbs, and 11 grams of fat, this sweet and spicy beef recipe had to make this meal prep ideas list.
We highly recommend you check this salad out. What made us love this meal prep recipe was the delicious salad dressing. It makes this salad pop with its savory flavor. If you are looking for meal prep ideas for salads, you HAVE to check this chickpea salad out.
Macros: 228 calories, 14 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.
Meal Prep Shrimp Taco Bowls
Spicy shrimp anyone? We’re digging these shrimp meal-prep bowls. But can you blame us?
Macros: 335 calories, 10 grams of fat, 45 grams of carbs, 7 grams of fiber, and 17 grams of protein per serving.
Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken
Chicken breast covered in mozzarella cheese?! Count us in!
Macros: 391 calories, 21 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 32 grams of protein.
Meal Prepping does take time, but it is so worth it. Not only are all your meals already pre-planned and for the most part, cooked, BUT you can also know exactly how much you are eating a day. If you need to figure out how many macros you should be eating a day, make sure to read our article ” How to Calculate your Macros” Knowing this information is super important when meal prepping!
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