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
How to Freeze Oatmeal
Freeze oatmeal in a muffin tin for "instant" breakfast.
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Cheesy Spinach Mini Frittatas
Have vegetarian mini frittatas all week long.
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DIY Smoothie Freezer Packs
DIY smoothie freezer packs for the speediest breakfast.
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Baked Eggs in Ham Cups
Bake ham and egg cups for an on-the-go breakfast.
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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.
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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!
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Turkey Sausage, Cheddar, and Broccoli Mini Frittatas
Freeze a big batch of turkey sausage, cheddar, and broccoli mini frittatas.
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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.
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Baked Hard-Boiled Eggs
Bake hard-boiled eggs in a muffin tin.
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Prep and pack microwaveable meals in Tupperware or mason jars, and either cook in the container or transfer to a mug first.
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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.
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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.
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Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad Bowls
This tangy pasta salad will make you think of Summer picnics.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls
These lunch bowls offer up zesty Southwestern flavor and a healthier alternative to ground beef.
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Greek Chicken Roasted Cauliflower Bowls
Rest assured, these Greek chicken and veggie bowls are packed with flavor.
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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.
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Jerk Chicken Lunch Bowls
These bowls, complete with quinoa and mango, will provide a filling meal with a tangy kick.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kung Pao Quinoa Bowls
Take the flavors of your favorite Chinese takeout and add some trendy, healthier ingredients like quinoa.
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Shrimp Fried Rice
Don't these meal-prepped fried rice containers look infinitely better than frozen dishes?
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