Today I am sharing a collection of meal prep recipes that can make your life a little easier. Something as simple as cooking a batch of chicken breasts can help make preparing dinner throughout the week simpler. This post tackles a variety of recipes and ways to meal prep.
Do you meal prep? The trend of prepping meals or elements of meals for the week in bulk on the weekend is one that I love. Meal prepping can take many different forms. Meal prepping can be as simple as cooking up chicken breasts or making shredded buffalo chicken to use in meals throughout the week, or it can be assembling and packing up meals to bring to work or eat for dinner during the week.
I like this trend because taking time to plan and organize my meals for the week means fewer trips to the grocery store and less time spent in the kitchen cooking. Sometimes I meal prep just by purchasing a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and shredding up all the meat.
I have gathered up my favorite meal prep recipes in the hopes of helping you to get dinner on the table faster and easier. This collection of recipes includes my favorite way to meal prep chicken, ways to cook meat in a slow cooker, salads that can be prepared and brought to work for lunch throughout the week, casseroles that yield enough food for a couple of dinners, and some easy meals that can be made with already cooked chicken.
The same slow-cooked shredded beef can go into tacos, sandwiches, and enchiladas. Cooked chicken can be shredded up and seasoned with buffalo sauce, sliced and added to salads, stirred into a pasta dish, or added to a casserole. I think that preparing extra meat is one of the easiest and most effective ways to meal prep. Load up your slow cooker with chicken or beef on Sunday and find creative ways to use it in meals on weeknights.
Meal Prep Recipes:
Meal Prep Recipes
A collection of recipes perfect for meal prepping! The trend of preparing meals, or parts of meals, in bulk for the week ahead is a major timesaver! I have rounded up recipes for chicken and beef that can be added to recipes throughout the week, plus recipes that can be prepared and packed for lunch.
This salad is made with superfoods like spinach, beets, and butternut squash plus crispy chicken, goat cheese, and black rice. The rice and chicken make it hearty enough to eat for lunch or dinner. You can add ranch, roasted garlic, or your favorite salad dressing.
I learned this super simple method for making lots of tender juicy chicken breasts all at once when I was working at a restaurant. The preparation time is just 5 minutes. It's a fool proof recipe and a great way to prepare chicken to add to different recipes throughout the week.
Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad is a hearty and healthy meal made with buffalo chicken, broccoli, carrot, celery, corn, tomato, cheddar cheese, and bacon on a bed of greens and quinoa. It's high protein, loaded with veggies, and perfect for meal prepping.
This Buffalo Chicken Grits Bowl is made with creamy cheddar grits topped with spicy shredded buffalo chicken, fresh corn, sauteed spinach, and bacon. It's a filling comfort food meal that takes just 30 minutes to prepare. Eat right away or meal prep and reheat later.
This recipe is made with a chuck roast that is seasoned with tomatoes, garlic, poblano peppers, and spices. After 6 hours in a slow cooker, the beef will shred easily, and is ready to be served in tacos, on sandwiches, or in recipes. It's a no-fuss way to prepare several pounds of meat at once.
I love adding quinoa to salad, it helps to fill me up. This salad is made with spinach, quinoa, roasted tomatoes and broccoli, and chicken. It's easy to make and healthy. I like to top it with pesto, but you could use salad dressing.
Did you know that you can buy steamed beets at the grocery store? This hack helps to make preparing this salad super simple! Since I work from home, I prepare all the ingredients for this salad, store them separately, and quickly assemble the salad at lunchtime.
Chicken Mexican Lasagna is a delicious meal made with shredded chicken coated in in poblano cream sauce layered between flour tortillas with black beans, corn, salsa, and cheese. This recipe makes enough for a couple of meals.