Busy with office or school and don’t have the time to cook meals? Try meal prepping! Meal prep is a concept design applied by many people who are too busy to cook. Thus, people end up skipping meals or ordering take-out—both wrong options.
Meal prep is a concept in which you plan, schedule, and make your meals ahead of time. So, when the rush hour arrives, you have delicious as well as nutritious meals ready to gobble. Thank you past me for this meal!
Meal prep also helps control portion size as you only cook as much as you need. Even if there are leftovers, you can just use them while prepping for your next meal. No wastage!
But there is one common misconception that comes with meal prep. It’s that people have to labor away their weekend and lazy Sundays making meals ahead of time. Well, it’s true, but there’s a better way, and that’s why I am here.
Yes, you can just search for some easy and delicious recipe ideas and follow their lead. With some easy meal prep ideas, you can make your meals a day ahead and enjoy your weekends as well.
So, today we will do a rundown of some delicious and easy-to-make recipe ideas for preppers. I have made simple separate lists for all meals of the day. Knock yourself out!
15 Delicious Recipes Ideas For Preppers
Now, if you are looking for some meal prep help, I am here. I have some recipes for you that you can use the next time you are doing meal prep. So, let’s go without wasting any more virtual space.
1. Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos
Want to meal prep a burrito but worried it’ll become soggy? Don’t worry. We have a freezer-friendly breakfast burrito for you. Just add some shredded cheese, onions, bell peppers, scrambled eggs, and cooked ham or bacon into a tortilla.
Wrap it and freeze. Then, when you have to eat it, thaw it and reheat it in a pan or microwave. That’s it! The secret is not to add sour cream so that it doesn’t make the burrito soggy.
2. Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are great for meal prep. If you’re a fan of pumpkin spice, then you’re going to love the pumpkin pie overnight oats.
Just add some rolled oats, pumpkin spice, and salt to a resealable container. Top them with some pumpkin puree, milk, and brown sugar. Seal the oatmeal container and give it a good shake. It will be good in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
3. Double Chocolate Overnight Oats
Want the dose of double chocolate for breakfast? Try the double chocolate overnight oats. Just add some rolled oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and salt in a container.
Pour in milk and a little vanilla essence. Give it a shake and refrigerate them overnight. In the morning, top the oatmeal with some peanut butter, berries, bananas, or coconut flakes, and enjoy!
4. Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls
There are a lot of ways you can enjoy cottage cheese for breakfast. You can serve it with some apple, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Another way is to add some rolled oats, peanut butter, and jam to your cottage cheese.
If you want a savory breakfast, add some boiled eggs, cucumbers, and tomatoes to it with a touch of salt and pepper. A simple way is to serve cottage cheese with blueberries and almonds with a drizzle of honey.
Lastly, make the cottage cheese tropical by serving it with banana, pineapple bits, and shredded coconut.
5. Lemon Berry Yogurt Bowls
Yogurt bowls are delicious and really easy to make, and really nutritious. If you have some lemon curd, add it to a bowl with some yogurt, chia seeds, and rolled oats.
For berries, you can use sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Refrigerate it overnight, and you’ll have a delicious yogurt bowl in the morning.
1. Chicken and Vegetable Meal Prep
Have some grilled chicken left? Let’s make a meal out of it. Just roast some seasoned Brussel sprouts and sliced sweet potatoes for some time. Serve the with your sliced grilled chicken. Top your sweet potatoes with a little butter cube. Done! You can refrigerate and eat it for 3-4 days.
2. Cajun Sausages and Vegetables
Fan of spice? Make the Cajun sausages and vegetables. Keep your Cajun seasoning ready; it’s the MVP here. Just cook some sausage and stir fry some vegetables like zucchini, yellow squash, onions, and bell pepper with some Cajun seasoning. Mix the vegetables and sausage together and garnish with some parsley. No sweat, stir fry ready to go!
3. Pesto Chicken and Vegetables
Another way to take your daily protein portion is by eating pesto chicken and vegetables. You’ll need some cooked chicken cubes. Sauté some beans, onions, bell peppers, yellow squash, and zucchini in some oil. Then, add the chicken and add the pesto to them. Sauté until everything is coated with pesto. Top with some Parmesan, and it’s done!
4. Kale and White Bean Bowls
The kale and white bean bowls and nothing but energy in a bowl. Just combine some sautéed kale with feta cheese, walnuts, white beans, and sun-dried tomatoes. Dress with a vinaigrette of your choice and serve with some rice. Energy and fulfillment, all in one.
5. Kale and Sweet Potato Salad
Another one with the super kale. Toss some chopped kale, roasted sweet potatoes, apples, pecans, and cranberries in a bowl. Dress them with tahini mixed with maple syrup and spice dressing. Toss, and it’s done. You can store the vegetables and dress them right before eating!
1. Roasted Sausage and Vegetables
Roasted sausage and vegetables are easy to make and will be your simple and nutritious dinner. Place some sliced sausages, broccoli, bell peppers, and onions on a baking sheet. Coat and toss them with a vinaigrette of your choice and roast them. Serve them on a bed of rice. Easy peasy!
2. Chili Cornbread Skillet
Do you have leftover chili? Make some chili cornbread skillet! Just lay down the chili in a skillet, top with some cheese, and pour the cornbread batter over it. Bake this beautiful skillet, and you’re done. A hearty meal in no time!
3. Roasted Cauliflower Burrito Bowls
Burrito bowls are delicious and fulfilling. Add some seasoned and roasted cauliflower, cooked rice, cooked corn and black beans, and sliced grape onions.
Sprinkle some taco seasoning over it. Add a cilantro lime ranch dressing to the vegetables. Refrigerate it and squeeze a lime over the vegetables just before eating.
4. Cottage Cheese and Crab Bowls
The cottage cheese crab bowls are a delicious and protein-rich lunch. Whip up some cottage cheese breakfast bowls. Just add some cottage cheese, chopped cucumbers, and some bagel seasoning to a bowl.
Add some crab to the bowl as well. Toss it and drip a bit of sriracha over it. Your crab bowl is ready!
5. Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry Bowls
This is another great prep idea for dinner. If you have some cooked rice, you’re halfway there. Steam some broccoli and stir fry some chicken pieces in some oil along with some sweet chili garlic sauce. Serve the broccoli and chicken over rice. There, easy and delicious dinner!
Before I Go
So, these were some easy and delicious recipe ideas for preppers. I hope you found these helpful. Let me know which of the lot was your favorite recipe in the comments below. I hope to see you next time with another great article. Until then, take care!