30 Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners You Can Meal Prep

Beyond a great meal hack, meal prepping — aka assembling ready-made meals in Tupperware, mason jars, or resealable bags — results in eating home-cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, minus the laborious process each day. Get all those meals prepped on a Sunday, reheat them as needed, and feed yourself (or your family) all week long.

Additional reporting by Emilia Benton, Erin Cullum, and Alicia Lu

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How to Freeze Oatmeal
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How to Freeze Oatmeal

Freeze oatmeal in a muffin tin for "instant" breakfast.

Get the recipe: how to freeze oatmeal

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Cheesy Spinach Mini Frittatas
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Cheesy Spinach Mini Frittatas

Have vegetarian mini frittatas all week long.

Get the recipe: cheesy spinach mini frittatas

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DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs
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DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs

DIY smoothie freezer packs for the speediest breakfast.

Get the recipe: DIY smoothie freezer packs

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Baked Eggs in Ham Cups
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Baked Eggs in Ham Cups

Bake ham and egg cups for an on-the-go breakfast.

Get the recipe: baked eggs in ham cups

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DIY Frozen Burritos
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DIY Frozen Burritos

Store-bought frozen burritos can be really expensive, but the good news is you can make them homemade with all of your favorite fixings.

Get the recipe: DIY frozen burritos

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Fruit Cups
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Fruit Cups

The best way to keep your fruit from turning into pulp at the bottom of your fridge drawers is by prepping and storing it in mini Weck or mason jars. How easy and convenient!

Get the recipe: DIY fruit cups

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Turkey Sausage, Cheddar, and Broccoli Mini Frittatas
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Turkey Sausage, Cheddar, and Broccoli Mini Frittatas

Freeze a big batch of turkey sausage, cheddar, and broccoli mini frittatas.

Get the recipe: turkey sausage, cheddar, and broccoli mini frittatas

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Sheet-Pan Eggs With Goat Cheese and Fresh Parsley
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Sheet-Pan Eggs With Goat Cheese and Fresh Parsley

This recipe is beautiful in its simplicity. All it requires is a dozen eggs, goat cheese, fresh parsley or chives, and salt and pepper to taste. Pop it all in the oven for 15 minutes and voila! Breakfast is served . . . for days.

Get the recipe: sheet-pan eggs

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Baked Hard-Boiled Eggs
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Baked Hard-Boiled Eggs

Bake hard-boiled eggs in a muffin tin.

Get the recipe: baked hard-boiled eggs

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Microwaveable Meals
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Microwaveable Meals

Prep and pack microwaveable meals in Tupperware or mason jars, and either cook in the container or transfer to a mug first.

Get the recipes: microwaveable meals

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Mason Jar Salads
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Mason Jar Salads

Arguably the most Instagrammed #MealPrep item, rainbow-layered mason jar salads are as enticing to the eye as they are to the palate. Just remember to layer the ingredients properly.

Get the recipes: mason jar salads

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Slow-Cooker Beans and Quinoa
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Slow-Cooker Beans and Quinoa

A big batch of slow-cooker beans and steamed quinoa can go a long way for lunch. Dressed up with scallions, hot sauce, and cheddar, this lunch idea won't tire out your taste buds. Promise.

Get the recipe: slow-cooker beans and steamed quinoa

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Turkey Spinach Pinwheels
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Turkey Spinach Pinwheels

Wraps are a tried-and-true quick lunchtime favorite. Make the meal complete with some fruit and veggies on the side.

Get the recipe: turkey spinach pinwheels

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Chicken Burrito Bowl
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Chicken Burrito Bowl

Move aside, Chipotle; this version, made with Crock-Pot Mexican chicken, will not only save you money but will also be just as tasty and easy to transport.

Get the recipe: chicken burrito bowl

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Cilantro Lime Chicken With Cauliflower Rice
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Cilantro Lime Chicken With Cauliflower Rice

This cilantro lime chicken can be enjoyed hot or cold along with tomato, avocado, and cauliflower rice.

Get the recipe: cilantro lime chicken with cauliflower rice

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Steak Cobb Salad
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Steak Cobb Salad

If there's anything that will make you look forward to a lunchtime salad, it has got to be steak, which, paired with hard-boiled egg, makes for a filling meal.

Get the recipe: steak cobb salad

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Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls
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Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls

These lunch bowls offer up zesty Southwestern flavor and a healthier alternative to ground beef.

Get the recipe: turkey taco lunch bowls

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Greek Chicken Roasted Cauliflower Bowls
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Greek Chicken Roasted Cauliflower Bowls

Rest assured, these Greek chicken and veggie bowls are packed with flavor.

Get the recipe: Greek chicken roasted cauliflower bowls

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DIY Pizza Lunchables
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DIY Pizza Lunchables

Remember Lunchables? This bistro box will take you for a stroll down memory lane, but you can feel better about eating this version with healthier sides like almonds and grapes.

Get the recipe: DIY pizza Lunchables

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Jerk Chicken Lunch Bowls
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Jerk Chicken Lunch Bowls

These bowls, complete with quinoa and mango, will provide a filling meal with a tangy kick.

Get the recipe: jerk chicken lunch bowls

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Spiralized Pad Thai Chicken
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Spiralized Pad Thai Chicken

You'll only have to pull out the spiralizer once this week when prepping this pad Thai.

Get the recipe: sprialized pad Thai chicken

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Zucchini Noodles With Turkey Meatballs
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Zucchini Noodles With Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs will always be a top comfort food, are we right? This healthified version is still sure to hit the spot.

Get the recipe: zucchini noodles with turkey meatballs

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Freezer Chicken Bags
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Freezer Chicken Bags

Freezer bags are a lifesaver when it comes to easy "dump and cook" dinners. By keeping servings of chicken split up this way, you can decide how you want to cook it later.

Get the recipe: freezer chicken bags

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Mason Jar Zucchini Lasagna
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Mason Jar Zucchini Lasagna

If you are a party of one, try these mason jar lasagnas, a flavorful, filling, and easy-to-prep dinner for the week.

Get the recipe: mason jar zucchini lasagna

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Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowls
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Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowls

This veggie-packed dish is incredibly easy to divvy up. Toss your chicken and veggies with olive oil, salt, and spices, and roast in the oven and enjoy for dinner all week long.

Get the recipe: spicy chicken and sweet potato bowls

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Carnitas Burrito Bowl
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Carnitas Burrito Bowl

If you often get a hankering for Chipotle at dinnertime, you'll love this DIY carnitas bowl with black beans, rice, and guacamole.

Get the recipe: carnitas burrito bowl

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Lemon Roasted Salmon With Sweet Potatoes and Broccolini
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Lemon Roasted Salmon With Sweet Potatoes and Broccolini

Fish, while delicious, is definitely one of those things you're better off leaving for dinner meal prep rather than lunch. You'll be counting down the minutes until you get to eat this dish after work.

Get the recipe: lemon roasted salmon with sweet potatoes and broccolini

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Kung Pao Quinoa Bowls
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Kung Pao Quinoa Bowls

Take the flavors of your favorite Chinese takeout and add some trendy, healthier ingredients like quinoa.

Get the recipe: kung pao quinoa bowls

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Shrimp Fried Rice
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Shrimp Fried Rice

Don't these meal-prepped fried rice containers look infinitely better than frozen dishes?

Get the recipe: shrimp fried rice