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40 Meal Prep Ideas For Beginners To Make Healthy Eating Easier

Meal Prep Ideas

Who says healthy eating has to be difficult. Enjoy any of the following 40 healthy meal prep ideas for the week! Prep, freeze and save the meal for later!

Meal Prep Strategies

  • Nail down a system for collecting new recipes.
  • Save recipe in a planner.
  • Ask those around you what they like to eat.
  • Keep a food journal.
  • Make a list of what you would like to cook.
  • Have a food theme night each week.
  • Make a detailed shopping list.
  • Don’t let junk food sneak into your shopping cart.
  • Organize meals around sales to reduce your shopping bill.
  • Invest in the right containers.
  • Invest in mason jars.
  • Stock up on meal prep staples.
  • Stack up glass containers of prepped ingredients in the refrigerator.
  • Make a double batch of soup, stew, etc and throw it in the freezer.
  • Don’t overstuff the refrigerator.
  • Keep a well-stocked pantry.
  • Make your kitchen a meal prepping machine.

Which Foods Are Good For Meal Prep

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Brown rice
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Overnight oats
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Iced tea
  • Ground meat
  • Veggies
  • Hummus
  • Nuts
  • Cauliflower mash
  • Grilled chicken breasts
  • Steak
  • Sauteed kale
  • Salmon
  • Grilled shrimp

How Long Can I Keep Meal Prep In The Fridge

The maximum that I recommend when prepping for the week in advance is 5 days. Keep up to 3 days of meals in the fridge and freeze the rest.

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The Ultimate Winter Bliss Bowls (also GF)

Vegan Meal Prep For Weight Loss

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Mongolian Beef Broccoli Rice Bowls

Mongolian Beef Broccoli Rice Bowls

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Veggie Burrito Bowl

Vegan Meal Prep For The Week

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Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl

Vegan Meal Prep

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Thai Peanut Chicken And Zucchini Noodle Bowl

Thai Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodle Bowl

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California Chicken Bowls

California Chicken, Veggie, Avocado and Rice Bowls

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30-Minute Thai Basil Turkey Bowls

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Chopped Thai Chicken Salad with Skinny Peanut Dressing

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Chicken Shawarma and Sweet Potato Fry Bowls

Meal Prep: Chicken Shawarma And Sweet Potato Fry Bowls

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Pesto Zucchini Noodles

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Nourish Bowl Vegan Meal Prep

Easy Vegan Meal Prep

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Honey Sriracha Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

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Carnitas Burrito Bowls

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Best Fried Rice

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Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies


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Chicken Meal Prep Bowls: 5 Ways

Easy Chicken Meal Prep Bowls- 5 Ways

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Fajita Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

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Chicken Pad Thai Noodles

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Turkey Taco Bowls with Cauliflower

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Vegan Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl (also GF)

Cheap Vegan Meal Prep

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Shrimp Taco Bowls

Meal Prep Shrimp Taco Bowls

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Beef And Broccoli + Recipe Video

Beef And Broccoli + Recipe Video

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Korean Chicken Bowls

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Greek Chicken Bowls

Greek Chicken Bowls (Meal Prep Easy)

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Chipolte Sweet Potato & Quinoa Lunch Bowls

Chipolte Sweet Potato & Quinoa Lunch Bowls

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Greek Quinoa Bowls

Greek Quinoa Bowls

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One Pan Teriyaki Tofu And Broccoli

Vegan Meal Prep Recipes

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Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs

Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs

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Taco Salad Lunch Bowls

Meal Prep Taco Salad Lunch Bowls

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Vegetarian Kung Pao Quinoa Bowls

High Protein Vegan Meal Prep

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Summer Glow Buddha Bowl

Simple Vegan Meal Prep

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Make Ahead Chicken Fajita Lunch Bowls

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Chicken Fajita Bowls With Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Lunch Bowls With Cilantro Lime Quinoa

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Curried Chickpea Bowls with Garlicky Spinach

Curried Chickpea Bowls with Garlicky Spinach

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Meal Prep – Teriyaki Chicken And Broccoli

Meal Prep – Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

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Chicken Breast Recipes Made for Meal Prep

Ground Turkey Meal Prep Bowls 4 Ways

Easy Ground Turkey Meal Prep Bowls: 4 Ways

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Chicken Burrito Meal Prep Bowls

Easy Chicken Burrito Meal Prep Bowls (Gluten Free)

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Greek Couscous Salad (use vegan cheese instead of feta)

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Cashew Chicken Sheet Pan

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Rhonda Shade

Written by Rhonda Shade

My name is Rhonda Shade founder of Change In Seconds. After 10 years in the fitness industry I created Change In Seconds a healthy lifestyle resource.

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