Looking for Weekend Meal Prep recipes? Check out some of our favorites here!
Eating healthy can be time-consuming. After a long day at work, we often don’t want to spend the time to make ourselves a healthy meal.
Meal prepping can be a great way to get your eating habits on track and make your life during the week easier since all your meals will already be cooked and ready to eat. Instead of spending time every evening trying to figure out what you want to cook, you can do a little weekend meal prep and have nothing to worry about.
Trying out tasty meal prep recipes will also help you save money since you won’t be impulsively buying food or eating out during the week. Looking for some weekend meal prep recipes? Keep reading to check out some of our favorites!
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Chicken Burrito Bowls
Who doesn’t love Mexican food? This meal prepped twist on a classic burrito bowl is sure to have you excited about dinner all week.
Make it spicier by adding your favorite hot salsa or cool it down with some fresh guacamole. Burrito bowls are a fan favorite and can be changed up throughout the week simply by switching some of your toppings.
Check out this recipe as a great place to start, but don’t be afraid to add your own personal flair.
Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry
If stir fry is more your style, check out this recipe for delicious chicken teriyaki. Combining the savory tastes of pan cooked chicken with the salty and sweet combo of soy sauce and honey this meal is a range of flavors in your mouth.
This stir fry is also filled with fresh veggies and is a healthy alternative to going out to your favorite stir fry restaurant. For an even healthier choice consider using brown rice instead of white rice.
Vegetarian Lo Mein
If Asian food is one of your favorites but you don’t want to always include chicken, consider making yourself veggie lo mein.
Packed full of nutrients from a range of fresh vegetables, this vegetarian-friendly lo mein provides your body with everything it needs to get through a long week.
Not to mention is also a wallet-friendly meal prep option. To make it even healthier this recipe suggests using whole wheat spaghetti instead of the classic udon noodle.
With a total cook time of only 30 minutes, this is ideal meal prep for those weekends you want to get your cooking done fast. You can find the entire recipe here.
Shrimp Fried Rice
To keep the Asian style meals going, shrimp fried rice is another easy and delicious option that’ll keep you from ever ordering takeout again.
If seafood isn’t your thing you can always sub the shrimp for chicken, steak, or tofu to suit your personal preference.
This healthy twist recommends using brown rice and veggies to kick up the fried rice a notch and adds a tasty side of green beans to balance out the carbs. This recipe is sure to become one of your favorites, just like it’s one of ours.
One-Tray Pesto Pasta
Pasta is a super easy meal to prepare a lot of, so you can easily take your own favorite pasta recipe and just make more of it as a meal prep for your entire week. If you want to try out a new recipe, this meatless pesto pasta is simple and delicious.
Depending on your own personal eating habits, you may wish to add in some more veggies like mushroom or even artichoke hearts since all this recipe uses is tomatoes.
If you want to make this recipe fit more into your healthy lifestyle, use gluten-free pasta made from quinoa or lentils.
Pesto Chicken and Veggies
If you are a fan of pesto but are looking for a recipe that doesn’t include pasta then look no further. This pesto chicken and veggies recipe is pasta free and full of delicious flavor.
With minimal ingredients and short preparation time, you’ll be able to whip up a week’s worth of meals in no time. And this pesto chicken will only get better throughout the week as all the flavors get a chance to fully marinate.
Hawaiian Chicken Bowls
If you’re feeling tropical, try out these Hawaiian chicken bowls that are just as healthy as they are delicious.
Filled with a variety of flavors coming from the pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, BBQ chicken, and zucchini noodles this recipe definitely tops our list. There’s just something magical about the combination of flavors happening in these bowls.
And for a nice spicy kick consider using a spicy BBQ sauce as a perfect complement to the sweet pineapple. Find the entire recipe here.
Lemon Roasted Salmon With Sweet Potatoes And Broccoli
Last but not least on our list is this amazing roasted salmon dish. And although it may sound complicated, don’t worry it’s not. You simply place the ingredients on a sheet pan, toss in the oven and boom, you have a mouthwatering healthy meal that’ll last you all week.
This recipe calls for broccolini but regular broccoli is also just fine. And the best part is, all three of these ingredients cook at the same temperature so you can get it all done at once.
Who knew meal prepping could get any easier? If you try this recipe and love it, consider adding your own twist by switching out the veggies for whichever ones are your favorite.
Play Around With These Tasty Meal Prep Options
The best part about these tasty meal prep recipes is that there is a lot of room for variation. If you find one you like don’t hesitate to switch it up a bit by adding or swapping ingredients.
Even though you are trying to be more time efficient with your cooking by doing meal preps you should still remember to have fun with it. Check out more great recipe ideas on our website!