Eating clean isn’t always easy, especially when time is not on your side. When you have a busy schedule, it’s easy to reach for a pre-packaged lunch or something in a to-go box. Unfortunately, these items aren’t always filled with the healthiest ingredients and they certainly won’t help you with your weight-loss goals. If you’re so busy that you’re asking if it’s even possible to switch to a clean-eating diet, we’re here to reassure you with a resounding yes! You absolutely can eat healthy without sacrificing too much time by taking advantage of easy meal prep recipes.
Meal prepping is such a valuable tool for anyone looking to eat clean without creating a lot of fuss. Making your own meals instead of reaching for something pre-made is the best way to control your nutritional intake. But, that doesn’t mean you have to spend all day in the kitchen making breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With these easy meal prep ideas, you’ll prepare your ingredients in batches. Since everything is already prepped up, you’ll wake up to a ready-made breakfast. Lunch will be ready to grab from the fridge on your way to work, and you’ll always have something healthy waiting for you after a long day.
These easy meal prep recipes really allow you to stay on top of what you’re putting in your body. While it’s always tempting to eat whatever’s in sight out of hunger or necessity, you’re not helping your waistline by chowing down on vending machine items or fast food. These products are filled with high-calorie, processed ingredients that usually don’t even keep you feeling full. Instead, try one of these easy meal prep recipes that you can heat-and-eat, unwrap, or enjoy as guilt-free meals and snacks. They’ll make it possible for you to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner easier, more quickly, and most importantly: healthier.
Who needs a morning stop at Starbucks for that high-calorie muffin when you can have this easy and delicious recipe? This grab-and-go breakfast features protein-rich Greek yogurt and coconut milk (a great source of healthy fats). It also contains chia seeds, which are chock-full of antioxidants. Put it together and you’ll have nourishment and energy to start your day.
All you have to do is combine the ingredients in a mason jar the night before, wake up in the morning, grab from the fridge, and be on your way! Make a bigger batch to last all week long.
These egg and spinach bowls provide perfectly portioned servings, so you’ll never have to worry about overeating. The best part? You can prepare the bowls on Sunday so they’re ready to reheat-and-eat all week long! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding lean meats, different leafy greens, and other colorful veggies.
In addition to being delicious and easy to eat, this is a great protein-packed breakfast. That means you’ll have the energy you need to get going every day.
When you don’t have a work lunch prepared, it’s too easy to grab unhealthy take-out foods. Often times, work meetings to run late or a deadline sticks you to your chair. This is one of our favorite easy meal prep recipes for that very reason. It’s a no-fuss option that’s filled with healthy proteins and packed full with plenty of vegetables.
These are the perfect lunch bites you to add to your weekly meal prep list. You can either wrap them ahead of time, or bring a container with the fillings to work and wrap them fresh every day.
Salads are often overlooked as a lunch option. Sometimes they’re not filling enough and they’ll have you reaching for unhealthy snacks later in the day. Not this spring mix salad, though, which is both healthy and filling. Salads make a great meal prep option because you can combine most of the ingredients ahead of time. Just make sure the dressing is on the side so the salad doesn’t get soggy.
This sensational salad features juicy pears, salty feta, and is packed with a brilliant amount of vegetables to energize you with crunchy fresh goodness.