Top 39 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes: From Breakfast to Dinner

Top 39 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes: From Breakfast to Dinner

02 Dec 2023


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner may vary in taste and ingredients, but they all have one thing in common: Ideally, they should be healthy. That said, some recipes that put nutrition front and center neglect flavor - but the best healthy meal prep recipes prioritize both. Eating healthy doesn't mean tasteless and bland! With the 39 healthy meal prep recipes on this list, you'll transform your kitchen into a wellspring of tasty, nutritious meals.

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11 healthy meal prep recipes for breakfast

  1. Overnight oats
    Add oats and milk, alongside fruit or nut butter, to a jar and shake it all up for tasty, nutritious, easy meal prep.

  2. Chia seed pudding
    Overnight chia seed pudding turns crunchy seeds into a gelatinous, fiber-packed, sweet yet healthy meal prep idea for any morning.

  3. Hardboiled eggs
    Quickly boiling eggs in their shells, peeling them, and refrigerating them makes for a fast, protein-packed breakfast full of fatty yolk flavor.

  4. Sweet potato breakfast hash
    This sweet potato breakfast hash takes only an hour of meal prep the night before and packs fiber, protein, and vitamin A into savory flavors.

  5. Fruit and yogurt parfait
    With just about five minutes of assembly the night before, you get a nutrient-rich parfait that's tart and sweet enough to wake you right up.

  6. Egg muffins
    Take an hour on the weekend to prepare these egg muffins and get a week's worth of quick sausage- and veggie-packed breakfast bites.

  7. Banana peanut butter smoothie
    Throw together this banana peanut butter smoothie in 10 minutes at night, then enjoy it the next morning for sweet, refreshing protein and potassium.

  8. Green smoothie
    This five-ingredient green smoothie gives you spinach, apple, banana, and avocado nutrients in a grab-and-go breakfast that starts any day on the right foot.

  9. Homemade granola bars
    It's easy to eat healthy with these nut-forward granola bars you can quickly make and easily store for days worth of simple, fast breakfasts.

  10. Zucchini fritters
    With this simple zucchini fritter recipe, you transform a mineral-rich veggie into the healthiest substitute for morning potatoes you can possibly imagine.

  11. Acai bowls
    These fruit-forward acai bowls come together in just minutes in a blender, and they last ages in the freezer, providing days worth of healthy breakfast.

10 healthy meal prep recipes: salads and bowls

  1. Chicken Caesar salad
    Combine stovetop chicken breasts, greens, croutons, Parmesan, and a simple homemade dressing into this chicken Caesar salad that lasts well over a week.

  2. Broccoli salad
    This broccoli salad recipe combines super healthy veggies with a savory, cashew-based dressing that takes everyday greens to the next level.

  3. Shaved Brussels sprouts salad
    All kinds of healthy veggies, fruits, and nuts unite in this shaved Brussels sprouts salad, with a honey citrus dressing adding that special zing.

  4. Chicken burrito bowl
    Marinate chicken, cook a big batch of brown rice, and add beans, lettuce, and other burrito bowl essentials for a flavorful yet lean lunch.

  5. Veggie taco bowl
    Beans and tofu provide the protein, and tomatoes and avocado give the fruit and veggie kick in this chipotle-flavored taco bowl that's fully vegan.

  6. Veggie burger bowlFor this meal prep bowl, you'll chop a veggie patty alongside tomatoes, lettuce, onions, avocado and tahini-lemon sauce for a burger without the usual carbs.

  7. Cobb salad
    With eggs, chicken, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and dijon-balsamic dressing, this straightforward cobb salad might become one of your favorite meal prep recipes.

  8. Strawberry spinach salad
    This savory and sweet strawberry spinach salad covers the entire food pyramid (fruits, veggies, meat, cheese, nuts), with balsamic dressing for an unforgettable finish.

  9. Chickpea rice bowl
    Hummus, tomatoes, and Italian flavors combine with legumes in this nutritious chickpea rice bowl that's as suitable for lunch as for dinner.

  10. Chicken buddha bowl
    Peanut butter, soy sauce, veggies galore, lean meat - there's plenty to love, both in terms of nutrition and taste, in this packed-to-the-brim chicken buddha bowl.

7 healthy meal recipes: wraps, rolls, and sandwiches

  1. Egg salad sandwich
    Boil and chop eggs, mix in green onions, mayo, and paprika, then add bread for this sandwich staple full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

  2. Spring rolls
    Stuff rice paper with carrots, cucumber, and other veggies filled with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, then add peanut sauce for a savory, filling spring roll.

  3. Burger lettuce wraps
    Cook some patties, caramelize diced onions, and add it all together with cheese inside green-leaf lettuce for lean burger wraps in under 30 minutes.

  4. Breakfast burritos
    With eggs, avocado, and meat alongside savory cheese and mouthwatering herbs, these simple breakfast burritos belong among your very favorite meal prep recipes.

  5. Quinoa patty sandwich
    Delicious burgers without meat become entirely possible with these quinoa patties made from grains, eggs, and veggies - just add sandwich bread for a full meal.

  6. Stuffed chicken rolls
    Although these chicken rolls are a more advanced meal prep idea, the lean protein and veggies - and overwhelming savoriness - are well worth the labor

  7. Veggie hummus wraps
    The nutty, earthy taste of hummus uplifts crisp, raw veggies in this outrageously fiber-packed lunch wrap that's best served cold.

6 healthy recipes for meal prep: soups and stews

  1. Sweet potato and black bean chili
    Legumes fiber and protein meld with superfood vitamin A and tomatoes sharpness in this sweet potato black bean chili that lasts weeks in the fridge.

  2. Green goddess soup
    Just about every veggie you can name goes into this green goddess soup, which is as filling as it is healthy.

  3. Vegetable soup
    Celery, carrots, and other nutritious vegetables meld with hearty flavor in this classic vegetable soup that even beginner chefs can cook to perfection.

  4. Chickpea stew
    Let this chickpea stew simmer for long enough to thicken up, and you'll get a rich, creamy dinner worth coming back to time and again.

  5. Texas cowboy stew
    Meat, potatoes, and frozen vegetables fuse into this beloved southern stew dense enough to keep you fully satiated for hours.

  6. Hungarian goulash
    With its creamy texture and Eastern European flavors, this Hungarian goulash is one of the tastiest ways to get in your daily protein and vegetables.

5 healthy meal prep recipes for the freezer

  1. Broccoli chicken casserole
    Lean meat, cruciferous vies, cheese: It's all in this freezer-friendly broccoli chicken casserole is both delicious and nutritious.

  2. Shepherd's pie
    The lamb, potatoes, peas, carrots, and corn in this shepherd's pie all hold up well in the freezer and thaw out in the microwave with ease.

  3. New Orleans gumbo
    With this freezer-friendly meal prep recipe, you'll ensure that the nutrient-packed okra at the heart of this beloved Creole gumbo never gets slimy.

  4. Chicken thighs
    These chicken thighs are a must for all 30-minute freezer-first healthy meal planning - they're stacked with protein, and they thaw beautifully in the oven.

  5. Meatloaf cups
    This bite-sized meatloaf recipe is low on carbs, high on protein, and easy to pop out of the freezer in tiny portions that warm rapidly.

Healthy meals recipes FAQs

  1. How does meal prep work?
    Meal prepping involves choosing what meals you'll eat during a certain period and when you'll eat each meal. When it comes to meal planning vs. meal prepping, meal planning is the thinking, and meal prepping is the action.

  2. How long do prepped meals last?
    Although many recipes say that your prepped food will only last a few days, fridge storage can keep your meals good for a full week. You can also store meal prep food in the freezer to give it a shelf life of several months.

  3. How can you avoid eating the same thing over and over?
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