Meal prep is a hot topic in the world of fitness and healthy eating. While my job (developing new recipes) tends to alleviate the need for personally meal prepping, my wife-to-be still has an office job. So I’m well aware of how much stress a great meal prep recipe can curb.
The 30 recipes on the list below are favorites of hers and the 10,000+ people in my Facebook group. One of the most common questions in the group tends to be about recipes that freeze/reheat well. So I’ve made sure to include recipes on this list that frequently come up in those threads.
Lunch and Dinner Meal Prep Recipes
30 of my most popular and prep-friendly confirmed recipes ranging from proteins like bbq pulled pork, carnitas, and honey chipotle chicken to full meals like chicken fajita pasta bake, cheeseburger soup, and chicken 'n' dumplings.
This simplified recipe combines rotisserie chicken and a simple chicken soup with low fat, Greek yogurt based dumplings. It makes a big batch but is easily scalable to make even more leftovers to freeze for later.
These extra cheesy beef tacos are perfect for making in bulk to reheat as a <5 minute snack, lunch, or even dinner. And the Greek yogurt and salsa dip included in the recipe will be a game changer for all your Tex-Mex meals.
A simple recipe for slow cooked shredded chicken with a Carolina-style tangy bbq sauce. You can throw it on sandwiches with the spicy white slaw, make loaded french fries, or keep things low carb with a salad or vegetable sides.
Oven ready lasagna sheets stuffed with a ground beef and ricotta mixture and baked in a dish loaded with marinara, alfredo sauce, and parmesan cheese. You'll get 8 servings of beef, cheesy pasta that reheat beautifully from this recipe.
This healthier spin on the creamy, mushroomy casserole layers sautéed veggies, shredded rotisserie chicken, and Greek yogurt between extra thin corn tortillas. That's topped with fresh cheddar and baked to melted perfection.
This recipe uses the same technique as the beef tacos you saw above but mixes up the filling with fajita chicken and peppers. You'll also find a ton of other chicken recipes to customize your tacos with.
They ain't pretty, but man oh man are they delicious. If you've never used yellow mustard to create a crust on hamburger steaks, you have to check this out. The recipe also includes a creamy garlic cauliflower mash for serving with the steaks.
No eggplants or zucchini sheets required. This recipe puts an amazing bolognese between Palmini Pasta lasagna sheets to create slices of lasagna with 37 grams of protein and just 12 grams of carbs. You can definitely make it with real lasagna sheets, too!
Crispy seasoned ground beef and halved sprouts cooked in chili oil and finished off with a glaze of sweet chili sauce. This is a perfect recipe to pair with rice and call it a day. The whole thing comes together in about 15-20 minutes.
Real cajuns don't mix their sausage and shrimp in jambalaya. So it's a good thin I'm not that southern. This jambalaya pairs andouille chicken sausage and shrimp with low carb cauliflower rice and veggies to create big ol' servings with tons of flavor.
A low fat ground beef and veggie soup blended with a 2-ingredient cheese sauce made with cheddar powder. If you're unfamiliar with the latter, this recipe will open your eyes to whole new world of flavor possibilities.