We believe your weekends should be filled with lots of rest and relaxation — you deserve it. However, we also believe in using free time to your advantage. If you have free time on the weekends, meal prepping for the week can be a huge time saver during your weeknights. That’s why we suggest taking the time each Sunday to prep your meals for the rest of the week. It’s a huge relief not having to worry about what to cook for dinner after working all day. Plus, you’ll be a lot less tempted to indulge in fast food if you know you have a healthy meal waiting for you at home. To help get you inspired, we’ve compiled a list of recipes that are perfect for Sunday meal preps. Check out these simple meals to prep for the week below.
First, check out this recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Meatball and Broccoli Bowls with Rice from Tasty Thin. It’s the perfect healthy alternative to Chinese takeout. We love the Asian twist this recipe gives on the classic meatball. What’s especially great about meatballs is that you can prepare a big batch and freeze some for later. With this recipe, you can prep meals not just for the upcoming week, but for the following week, too — just stick half the bunch of meatballs in the freezer for later. When you’re looking for meals to prep for the week, you probably want something easy, and this recipe is super straightforward. Plus, it’s gluten-free.
Next on our list are these Greek Meal Prep Bowls with Chicken Souvlaki from Salt & Lavender. Chicken and veggies are common meal prep foods, but this recipe is far from boring. It features tons of flavor thanks to the Chicken Souvlaki, which is marinated before cooking on skewers. With the addition of tasty quinoa and yummy veggies, this recipe is healthy, flavorful and filling. The recipe also has an option for making some homemade tzatziki sauce on the side.
Are you a fan of Caprese? If so, you’ll love this Caprese Quinoa Salad from Fit Foodie Finds. The combination of mozzarella cheese, basil and tomatoes is truly a match made in mouth heaven. You really can’t go wrong with that trio. Add in the goodness of quinoa, and you’ve got a recipe that’s perfect for weekly meal prep. This is hearty enough to eat as a main course, but it works as a side dish, too.
This Salmon and Kale Salad from Design Mom is one of our favorite meals to prep for the week because it checks all our boxes: it’s healthy, quick and tasty. It’s also on the lighter side, while still packing a ton of flavor and nutrients. It makes a great workweek lunch or lighter dinner for those nights when you don’t feel like eating something heavy.
This wouldn’t be a meal prep roundup without a rainbow mason jar salad. This one tastes as good as it looks — which is saying a lot, because it’s beautiful. We all know it’s easier to eat healthy when your food looks as bright and colorful as this simple salad. Prep these salads for the week and carry them anywhere and everywhere so you always have a healthy meal on hand. This salad is totally vegan, so it’s a great choice if you’re trying to go meatless.