These ten nutritious meal prep recipes are bursting with protein, fiber, and good-for-you ingredients you'll love. Most importantly, they're all quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. Add them to your weekly meal plan today!
Hi lovelies. I hope you all had an incredible holiday and that you’re gearing up for a fantastic new year. If you’re anything like me, maybe you’re hoping to get your eating back on track for 2023. And if that’s the case, then you’ve come to the right place because today I’m sharing a round-up of all of my fave healthy recipes that are perfect for meal prep and will be on my meal plan this January.
Now you know how much I love my meal prep and this nutritious, low carb lunch is the perfect make-ahead meal. It’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors and is sure to leave you feeling full and satisfied. The best part of this meal is the crunchy Greek salad made with cauliflower. If you want to skip the salmon in this dish, you can always try chicken instead.
Next is this fresh and flavorful Chickpea, Cucumber & Feta Salad inspired by the Jennifer Aniston salad that made the rounds on social media this year. Instead of bulgur wheat, I used quinoa which keeps this gluten-free and adds a good hit of protein. The addition of fresh parsley, mint and chopped pistachios makes this salad something really special.
Speaking of everyone’s favorite superfood quinoa, this Crunchy Thai Quinoa is not to be missed.It comes together in next to no time and can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days making it perfect for meal prep. It is bright, colorful, high in fiber and protein, and loaded with flavor thanks to an incredible Thai peanut dressing.
If you’re craving something a little more comforting, look no further than this incredible Vegetable Soup that is quick and easy to prepare but loaded with fiber and lots of good-for-you ingredients you'll love. If you want to pump up the protein, go ahead and add some chicken. And keep in mind that this soup freezes really well so make a double batch to heat up on a busy weeknight when you just don’t feel like cooking.
This quick and easy one-pot wonder makes a great weeknight dinner and also meal preps beautifully. It starts with protein-packed ground turkey and fiber-rich sweet potatoes and then gets even better with lots of herbs and a drizzle of tangy ranch dressing. This is a total crowd-pleaser for kids and adults alike. Make it for dinner tonight and pack it up for lunch tomorrow. What’s not to love?
One more quick and easy dinner dish that definitely makes my must-try list this year is this Garlic Shrimp & White Bean Skillet. Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, this 15 minute meal is sure to satisfy. Plus, it’s packed with protein, fiber and nutrients courtesy of shrimp, white beans, tomatoes, and spinach. If you want to swap the shrimp for salmon in this recipe, that would be delicious as well.
Next, let’s talk salads. As you probably already know, most salads kind of suck so when I find one that I love, it gets put on heavy rotation and that is definitely the case with this Super 7 Salad that is sure to change your life. Instead of starting with a bed of lettuce, this superfood-packed dish features shredded kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. This dinner-worthy salad is topped with blueberries, slivered almonds, and a homemade poppyseed dressing that you have to taste to believe.
If you’re looking for something even more satisfying, then this Vietnamese-inspired Chicken Salad is for you. It starts with filling rice noodles and crunchy cabbage and carrots. Then I add some shredded cooked chicken for extra protein. In fact, this is the perfect way to use leftover chicken if you’ve got it. But the real secret is in the amazing dressing which is the perfect balance of sweet, savory, tangy, and umami flavors.
Rounding out my list of salads-that-satisfy is this gorgeous Green Goddess version that starts with crunchy cabbage, broccoli, and kale and then gets a protein pick-me-up from some quinoa and boiled eggs. I finish it off with a big drizzle of my Green Goddess dressing which is made with Greek yogurt, lemon, and lots of fresh herbs and you’ve got a mouth watering dish that’s perfect for meal prep.
Last but not least, for you low-carb lovers out there, I’ve got my Low Carb Breakfast Biscuits which are the perfect make-ahead morning meal for people on the go. They also happen to be gluten-free, keto-friendly, and absolutely delicious! These beauties are made with almond flour instead of wheat flour but are still surprisingly light and fluffy. My husband Greg would tell you they are life-changing and I have to agree 😉