47 Delicious Meal Prep Ideas For Weight Loss
47 Delicious Meal Prep Ideas For Weight Loss
When it comes to eating clean and healthy, nothing beats meal prep. However, it takes a lot of time to plan and find the best meal prep ideas.
Well, to make life easier for our meal prep community, we searched for recipes and below is a menu of 47 of the best meal prep ideas.
Imagine waking up to a nutritious breakfast of Overnight Oats followed by Baked Salmon with Tropical Mango Relish for lunch.
Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?
By planning and cooking for just a few hours once a week, you can easily have delicious and healthy meals waiting for you all week long to keep you on top of your clean eating goals.
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So, let’s get started! We’ve grouped the 47 delicious meal prep ideas by Breakfast, Entrée, Snack, and Dessert.
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1. Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
Overnight oats is one of our favorite recipes to make for breakfast. They only take 5 minutes to make and you can have a cool, protein filled breakfast every morning!
2. One-Bowl Cranberry Orange Muffins
Muffins are perfect for meal prep, and these Cranberry Orange Muffins can be made with just one bowl. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and regined-sugar free as well!
3. Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins
By just spending 40 minutes making these incredible Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins, you can enjoy them all week long! Pro tip from Sarah at ingredientsofafitchick.com: Make a double batch and freeze half for the following week!
4. Italian Sausage Egg Muffins
Italian Sausage Egg Muffins are something I make pretty often, and they’re incredibly easy to make. Top them with the ketchup or Sriracha and you’ve got yourself a light, savory breakfast!
6. 7 Ingredient Vegan Gluten Free Waffles
Who doesn’t like waffles? These waffles look incredibly delicious and they’re only 300 calories! These are perfect for meal prep as you can freeze them and reheat them when you quickly want some carbs.
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cups
All of my favorite things – chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal, and protein – in one dish, how could it be? Alexis from hummusapien.com created this incredible dish and it works perfectly for meal prep!
8. Baked Oatmeal With Apple Cider Glaze
As a fan of baked oatmeal, I’m excited to share this recipe from Lauren at eatingbrofood.com! Try this recipe for a hearty, delicious breakfast.
9. Key Lime Pie Protein Pancakes
Key lime pie is one of my favorite desserts, and these Key Lime Protein Pancakes are simply amazing. Just cook a batch up, freeze the leftovers, and reheat when you want a high protein and carb meal.
10. Paleo Maple Banana Donuts
Healthy donuts for breakfast?! With only 96 calories per donut, Bethany and Rachel from athleticavocado.com did an incredible job making this meal prep recipe.
11. Parmesan Chicken Tenders
Everybody loves chicken tenders! A big thank you to mealpreponfleek.com and foodbeast.tv for making this delicious and easy-to-follow meal prep recipe.
12. Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breasts
I’m always looking for new ways to make chicken, and Evi from evseats.com created this amazing balsamic glaze that is incredible. I highly recommend it the next time you meal prep!
14. Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls
As meal preppers, we’re always looking for new dishes that are healthy and keep us excited to eat our next meal. Jessica from howsweeteats.com created this incredible recipe that I’m totally excited make and share with you!
15. Honey And Ginger Chicken
Fried rice with chicken is one of my go-to recipes for meal prep, and thanks to Leah from mealprep.recipes, I now have an even better go-to meal prep recipe!
16. Healthier Peruvian Chicken Skewers With Green Sauce
Peruvian chicken is my favorite dish, and Robyn from runawayapricot.com made it even better with this healthier version! If you haven’t tried Peruvian chicken, I highly recommend you make this dish for your next meal prep day.
17. Asian Shredded Chicken Salad
This salad recipe from Sonia at thehealthyfoodie.com has tons of flavor, lots of protein, and is incredibly easy to make, which is perfect for meal prep. Try this recipe the next time you’re considering making salad!
18. Taco Salad With Chicken And Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Taco salads tend to be high calorie options, but Rachel from littlechefbigappetite.com created this amazing low-calorie option which is perfect for meal prep!
19. Chicken Fajita Lunch Bowls
This recipe from Denise at sweetpeaandsaffron.com is an awesome take on Chicken Fajita! I’m a huge fan of lunch bowls, and this recipe is perfect for meal prep day!
20. Chicken Burrito Bowls
Chicken is the protein I use most often so I’m always looking for unique meal prep ideas. Thankfully Jessica from livinglavidaholoka.com made this delicious recipe to provide a new take on chicken!
21. Turkey Marinara With Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite low carb “pasta” options, and Amanda from meowmeix.com created this amazing recipe that is perfect for meal prep!
22. Stuffed Bell Peppers
You can never go wrong with stuffed bell peppers! Paul from nutritiontactician.com created this awesome, stuffed bell pepper recipe that only takes 10 minutes to make, which is perfect for meal prep day!
23. Mini Turkey Meatloaves
Meatloaf has lots of protein, is easy to make, and an all around awesome meal prep idea. Check out fitfluential.com’s awesome twist on the traditional meatloaf recipe by using lean ground turkey and extra eggs for more protein!
25. Lunchbox Chickpea Salad
This chickpea salad from Dixya at foodpleasureandhealth.com is a fantastic meal prep idea as it only requires 10 minutes and some chopping and mixing!
27. Zucchini Noodles With Garlic Shrimp
Zoodles (or zucchini noodles) are an amazing alternative to regular noodles as they’re light on carbs. This recipe from Elena at aseasyasapplepie.com makes zoodles even better by topping them with garlic shrimp!
29. Healthy Coconut Shrimp
Thanks to Christina from christinacarlyle.com, we now have an incredible low calorie and delicious coconut shrimp recipe! I love fried food, and this is an amazing way to eat coconut shrimp guilt-free!
30. Baked Salmon With Tropical Mango Relish
Other than chicken, salmon is my go-to protein, and this recipe is a fantastic meal prep idea as it adds a unique twist with the tropical mango relish!
31. No-Fail 15-Minute Beef & Veggie Fried Rice
This fried rice recipe from Jennifer at thefitfork.com is fantastic for meal prep as it only takes 15 minutes to make and is protein packed! I highly recommend you try this recipe for your next meal prep day!
32. One Pan Chicken Lasagna
This recipe is simple to make and protein packed, which is awesome for meal prep day. This recipe also freezes well so be sure to make plenty and always have some lasagna on hand!
33. Easy Paleo Homestyle Meatloaf
Meatloaf is perfect for meal prep day! It’s high in protein, easy to make, and simply delicious!
35. Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
When I’m out of snacks, I tend grab protein bars at my local convenience store, which can get pricey after a while. This recipe not only is delicious and protein packed, it will save you money as well!
36. Cinnamon Apple Chips
Apple chips are a delicious and healthy snack you can munch on guilt-free throughout the day, which is perfect for meal preppers! This recipe from Carrie at carriesexperimentalkitchen.com is a fantastic meal prep idea I highly recommend!
37. Easy Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips
Thin, crispy, and healthy. This snack recipe is an awesome way to add variety to your weekly meal prep!
39. Garlic, Herb, And Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are one of the most delicious and healthy treats you can snack on, and this recipe from Ciara at myfussyeater.com takes them to the next level! I highly recommend you try these.
40. Baked Sweet Potato Cubes With Cinnamon And Vanilla
Sweet potatoes are my favorite snack, and mealpreppies.com’s awesome recipe makes sweet potatoes even better! Sweet potatoes are lighter in carbs than potatoes so they’re a fantastic alternative.
41. Peanut Butter Coconut Raw Balls
Anna from foodprepsundays.com created these amazing Peanut Butter Coconut Raw Balls that are perfect for meal prep day. They’re gluten and dairy free, and very simple to make for a quick pick me up!
42. Less Sugar Apple Pecan Pie
This recipe combines the best of two recipes: Apple Pie and Pecan Pie. Even better, it’s light in sugar and a guilt-free treat!
45. No Bake Protein Brownies
High protein brownies that you can freeze for a quick treat? Sign me up! This is an awesome dessert meal prep idea for brownie lovers!
46. Key Lime Protein Cheesecake
This Key Lime Protein Cheesecake from Mallory at malzisfit.com is amazing if you’re a big fan of Key Lime! It’s high in protein and a perfect meal prep idea for dessert!
So, which of these recipes will you be cooking this weekend? Leave us a comment below!