Every weekend, I meal prep at least one recipe for the work week. Meal prepping is great for people with busy schedules (ahem, all of us!) because you can simply grab and go meals and snacks when you’re on the run. It is also perfect for constantly hungry people (me!!) because there is always something healthy in the fridge for me to eat, so I don’t have to turn to junk food.
Today, I wanted to do a roundup of some of my favorite recipes for meal prep! Some people just meal prep their lunches for the work/school week, but I also like to make large batches of breakfast and snacks as well! All of the recipes in this roundup are easy to make in bulk and keep very well over the course of a week.
Cardamom Granola with Almonds, Pistachios, and Raisins – I talk about this recipe on the blog a lot, but that is because it is THAT GOOD. I make big big batches of this granola to eat with Greek yogurt. I also love eating it by the handful when I am craving a little something sweet. This granola is packed with fiber so when you pair it with Greek yogurt (hello protein!), you’ve got yourself a very healthy breakfast or snack.
Steel Cut Overnight Oats – Make four servings of this recipe and simply reheat one serving in a microwaveable bowl every morning before work or school. Super healthy and filling!
Lunch / Dinner
Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette – My favorite thing about kale is that you can dress it in advance and it won’t get soggy because the leaves are so darn tough! I was amazed the first time I made this recipe and saw how the salad held up over the course of a few days. Most lettuce would be a soggy mess after letting it sit in dressing for only 30 minutes! This kale salad is also a great for potlucks and BBQs because it is easy to make in bulk and transport in a large bowl.
Farro Salad with Apples, Almonds, and Smoked Mozzarella – Everyone I’ve ever made this recipe for LOVES it. It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty and it is packed with protein and fiber thanks to the farro and mozzarella. It is a great one for Meatless Mondays!
Healthy Turkey Chili – Now that the temperature is starting to drop, I know I am going to be making a lot of this chili. Travis and I made this recipe up one night when I was back in college and it is has been a favorite ever since. For those of you who love spicy food, feel free to amp up the heat with extra red pepper flakes.
Nut Butter Protein Bites – If you love peanut butter and almond butter, you’ll LOVE these bites! Made with oats, chia seeds, and a little bit of honey, these nut butter protein bites are super satisfying.
Chia Protein Bars – These chia protein bars are the most popular recipe on my blog! This recipe spread like wildfire over Pinterest and for good reason. Chia seeds are a superfood and these bars are packed with wholesome goodness!
Extra Crispy Roasted Vegetables – When I was in college I made large batches of these roasted veggies because they’re so delicious served with any dish. When I was reaaaally hungry running between classes, I would even eat them cold right out of the fridge.
What do you guys meal prep? Are there certain recipes you love making in bulk for the week? Share them in the comments below – I am always looking for new ones!