We’re always on the hunt for healthy recipes, especially ones we can prep in advance. Removing the obstacle of nightly cooking makes staying healthy a lot easier. Below, we’re sharing some healthy meals to prep on Sunday that you can enjoy throughout the week.
This caprese quinoa salad features summer flavors and a healthy portion of protein. With just six ingredients, it’s easy to whip up on a Sunday evening — no need to spend the entire day meal prepping in the kitchen. The best part is it gets tastier after a day or two in the fridge.
Next on our list of healthy meals to prep are these make-ahead chicken gyros from Damn Delicious (another Chicago-based blog we love). You can make the chicken and the homemade tzatziki sauce ahead of time to marinate. When you’re ready to cook lunch or dinner, it’ll be extra flavorful.
Soup is a great meal prep option because it keeps so well. And we think it tastes better when the flavors have had a few days to fuse. This budget-friendly recipe for vegetable barley soup is hearty and healthy. It’ll make a big batch, so you’ll have more than enough for your weeknights.
In the mood for Indian food? Make this one pot vegan chana masala, the ultimate comforting meal on cold winter nights. It’s 100% plant-based, so if you’re sticking with a vegan or diary-free diet, you’ll be good to go.
Burritos are a popular meal-prep option because they keep so well. You can stash these burritos in the freezer to enjoy a fresh-tasting breakfast every morning, no cooking required. The recipe calls for all of your favorite breakfast fillings, like scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese. Feel free to sub some ingredients to make them allergy or diet-friendly
Another great meal-prep option are these teriyaki Buddha bowls from The Foodie Physician. This recipe is chock-full of “immunity-boosting” ingredients like kimchi, kale and avocado. The bowl also features protein-packed tempeh. It’s colorful, flavorful and full of texture. Yum!
We’re a big fan of bowls, so here’s another one we love. This fajita chicken bowl from Cafe Delites has chicken, cilantro-lime rice, black beans and a delicious homemade dressing. You can prep all the fillings on Sunday, then make your bowls for lunch or dinner throughout the week.
Soup is a meal prep no-brainer. It gets better after a few days, and it’s super easy to freeze. This one from How Sweet Eats combines sweet potato with spicy ginger. The result is a satisfying, healthy, easy recipe you’ll want to make again and again.
Looking for more summer recipes? We got ’em. Check out some of our previous recipe posts below: