The Best Meal Prepping Recipe Roundup 2019 (30 Top Meal Prep Recipes!)


The Best Meal Prepping Recipe Roundup 2019

Now that you know what meal planning and prepping are, you’re ready to begin!

But you can’t start without having some great recipes to try, so here are my current favorite recipes for meal planning and prepping.


Here the priority is spending very little time cooking in the morning, when things are likely tight and potentially chaotic (we’ve all been there). Large batches, overnight cook or chill time, and a quick reheat or food you can eat cold are golden here!

5 Ingredient Homemade Granola from Naturally Ella

Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles by Budget Bytes

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats by Minimalist Baker

Gluten Free Vegan Breakfast Cookies by Minimalist Baker

5-Ingredient Banana Bread Muffins by Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Paleo Breakfast Casserole by Paleo Running Momma

Blueberry "Oatmeal" Breakfast Bake by Paleo Running Momma


Here we focus on things you can eat cold if you don’t have a way of reheating them in the middle of the day, along with things that travel well.

Four Mason Jar Salads from Ambitious Kitchen

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad {vegan, gluten-free} from Ambitious Kitchen

Middle Eastern Chickpea & Black Bean Salad from Ambitious Kitchen

Cheap & Healthy Meal Prep Idea: Better Than Chipotle DIY Chicken Burrito Bowls from Ambitious Kitchen

Mediterranean Avocado Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette from Ambitious Kitchen

Sweet & Spicy Tempeh Bowls from Budget Bytes

Mediterranean Hummus Bowls from Budget Bytes

Italian Orzo Salad from Budget Bytes

Kale Chicken Caesar Salad by Paleo Running Momma


These recipes are all-stars, crowd-pleasers, delicious ways to get in the nutrients you need with little cook time during the week after your prep time on the weekend (or another weeknight).

Vegan Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls with Almond Butter Dressing from Ambitious Kitchen

Chili Maple Lime Salmon Bowls with Forbidden Rice from Ambitious Kitchen

Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos from Ambitious Kitchen

Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup from Ambitious Kitchen

Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry Bowls from Budget Bytes

Freezer Meal Korean BBQ Beef from Pinch of Yum

Freezer Meal Wild Rice Soup from Pinch of Yum

Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas {+ Meal Prep Burrito Bowls} from Nourish Move Love

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili from Nourish Move Love

And if you like this recipe roundup and are looking for more recipes, along with tips, tricks, resources, and how-tos for meal planning and prepping, check out my meal prepping course!

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Snacks & Desserts

We can’t forget some of the tastiest dishes! Just because you’re trying to save time and effort doesn’t mean you have to skip snacks and desserts!

Almond Meal Cookies with Chocolate Chips & Coconut by Minimalist Baker

1-Bowl Vegan Apple Carrot Snack Cake by Minimalist Baker

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Homemade Cheez-Its by Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Triple Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies by Paleo Running Momma

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