Meal prep your way into the year with 30+ different healthy meal prep ideas.
I used to restrict my diet and cut out certain food groups that were higher in fat and calories because I didn’t think they were “healthy.” Finally, I got a grip and reminded myself that whole grains aren’t the devil and that it’s okay to eat ice cream.
Now, instead of obsessing over restaurant visits or binging for dinner because I am too stressed to take a breather and make something healthy, I meal prep. That way I have no worries and I get to eat delicious meals without stress.
People ask me all the time why and how I meal prep. There are countless reasons, but to be more specific, I meal prep because…
Reasons to Meal Prep
Accessibility – I love having accessible, healthy, and delicious meals ready to eat after a long day of work.
Structure – I am a creature of habit, but because my job can be so sporadic, meal prep helps give structure to my week.
Intentional Time – I know that Sundays or Mondays are my meal prep day. Setting time aside to meal prep really slows me down and allows me to be intentional about my time and what I put into my body.
Healthy Snacking – I love to snack. Meal-prepping healthy snacks encourage me to snack healthy throughout the day.
It’s no secret that I am a meal prepper. Almost every meal on FFF can be modified to be a healthy breakfast meal prep, lunch or dinner. Honestly, it makes my life so much easier!
Some of FFF’s most popular themed weeks were created for people who need new + fun healthy meal prep ideas!
Top Healthy Meal Prep Resources
Before we jump into my 30 favorite healthy meal prep recipes from Fit Foodie Finds, let’s take a look at some of our most popular healthy meal prep posts from Fit Foodie Finds! We’ve got tons of great resources that you don’t want to miss!
- A Guide to the Best Protein Powder
- Meal Prep Kitchen Essentials
- 82 Healthy Breakfast Ideas
- The Best Green Smoothie Recipes
- A Guide to Meal Prep
- Best Meal Prep Containers
- Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes
- Meal Prep Recipes (9 ingredients or less)
- Best Meal Prep for College Kids
Spice up classic oatmeal with one of these delicious and healthy overnight oats recipes. Overnight oats are a great way to prepare oatmeal the night before and have an easy, no-hassle breakfast the next morning!
Looking for a hearty casserole packed full of veggies + protein + whole grains? Make one of these delicious, healthy casserole recipes at any time of the year! They’re perfect for the entire family or for meal prep.
I totally understand that it can seem daunting to look at a 7-day week and decide what you’re going to eat before you’ve even started your week. Meal prep makes life less stressful in the long run. Having the right tools and feeling prepared to prep for the week is SO helpful. I also make meal prep a little easier with my Pyrex 18 piece Storage Set and Slow Cooker.
Now, browse through some of FFF’s favorite ways to meal prep and don’t forget to have a little FUN when you’re planning out meals for the week.
30 Healthy Meal Prep Ideas
Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep
- Meal-Prep: Vegetarian Black Bean Breakfast Burritos
- Crock Pot Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Black Bean Breakfast Bowls
- Whole Wheat Cornmeal Pancakes
- Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bake
Healthy Lunch Meal Prep
- 30-Minute Thai Lettuce Wraps
- Worlds Easiest White Chicken Chili
- Baked Cheddar Sweet Potato Fritters
- Super Simple Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
- Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
- Southwestern Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Healthy Dinner Meal Prep
- Vegetarian Meal Prep- Roasted Brussels Sprout Polenta Bowls
- Meal Prep: Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
- Meal Prep Carnitas Burrito Bowl
- Lightened Up Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes
- Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale
- Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Brown Rice
- Asian Stuffed Pepper Steak Quinoa Casserole
- Green Goddess Zucchini Pasta
Snack Meal Prep Recipes
- Meal Prep: Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- Skinny Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Dip
- Sweet Potato Hummus
- Peanut Butter Energy Balls