Breathe Some Life Into Your Meal Prep With These Healthy, Flavorful Dishes
Let's face it: no one feels like whipping up a big dinner on a Monday night after a very long day of juggling work and family responsibilities. That's why so many people choose to meal prep on Sunday. Whether you want to lose weight, save money, or simply clean up your diet, planning a menu and knocking out as much of it as you can before the week begins can help inch you closer to your goals. To get you started — or help you break out of a rut — we've rounded up 17 recipes that are sure to keep you inspired. They're proof that healthy food doesn't have to be boring or bland.
Satay Beef Bowls
Craving Thai food? Swap takeout for this beef marinated in a creamy peanut sauce and served with green beans and cauliflower rice.
Get the recipe: satay beef bowls
Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed peppers are ready in a pinch, and they're fewer than 300 calories per serving with a whopping 32 grams of protein.
Get the recipe: Italian-style stuffed peppers
Crustless Quiche With Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese
It just sounds fancy, doesn't it? If you have any dietary restrictions, this recipe probably has you covered — it's gluten-free and keto, and it can be made Paleo or Whole30.
Get the recipe: crustless quiche with smoked salmon and goat cheese
To cut back on carbs, skip the beans in traditional chili, and instead load up on high-volume, nutrient-rich vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and green chiles.
Get the recipe: beef chili
Lemon Garlic Salmon
Fresh garlic, rich butter, tons of fresh herbs, bright lemon juice — this is dreamy and comes in at just three grams of carbs.
Get the recipe: lemon garlic salmon
Vegan Slow-Cooker Tikka Masala
Forget chicken masala — tofu is the star of this dish, and it's delicious when served with rice or naan.
Get the recipe: vegan slow-cooker tikka masala
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
This delicious recipe uses the spaghetti squash as its own bowl, which makes for easy portions and cleanup.
Get the recipe: spaghetti squash lasagna
Sheet-Pan Chicken and Cauliflower "Shawarma"
This high-protein recipe is inspired by the spices found in shawarma. If you're worried about filling up on pita bread, try swapping in lettuce cups.
Get the recipe sheet-pan chicken and cauliflower "shawarma"