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30 of Our Favorite Meal Prep Ideas.

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BREAKFAST:

1. Banana Protein Pancakes BREAKFAST

http://www.skinnymom.com/rise-and-shine-5-sinless-protein-pancake-recipes/

These pancakes are guilt-free and made with 3 simple ingredients:  a banana, some egg whites, and vanilla protein powder.  You can make the batter the night before and plop them in a pan in the morning!

2.) Refrigerator Oatmeal BREAKFAST

Not a morning person?  Me either!  If I don’t have my breakfast ready before I go to bed at night, I won’t eat one!  Each of these recipe starts with rolled oats, yogurt, chia seeds, and milk and are high in protein, calcium, and fiber; low in fat and sugar.

http://www.theyummylife.com/8_muesli_flavors

http://www.theyummylife.com/Refrigerator_Oatmeal

3.) Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie BREAKFAST

Smoothies are perfect on-the-go breakfasts and with all that protein, fat, and carbohydrates-you’ll be ready to take the world by storm!

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/568790627915506682/

4.) Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding BREAKFAST

Chia seeds have grown in popularity due to their high protein count.  This yummy recipe will indulge your sweet tooth and fill you up!  Simply prepare the night before, let it set in the fridge overnight and grab it in the morning.

http://minimalistbaker.com/overnight-chocolate-chia-seed-pudding/#_a5y_p=3628058

5. Goat Cheese, Turkey and Egg Cups BREAKFAST

http://backtoherroots.com/2012/08/13/herbed-egg-turkey-and-goat-cheese-cups/

These breakfast cups are filled with protein to get you ready for your day and keep you full until lunchtime!  Make a full batch, then pull them out of the fridge and microwave them with some toast for a fast, filling breakfast on-the-go.

6. Hardboiled Eggs with Avocado BREAKFAST

A good source of protein and a healthy fat are the most important part of a healthy, filling breakfast.  Simply chop and mix 3 hard boiled eggs with ½ of an avocado, add some salt and pepper and you’ve got a healthy, filling, fast breakfast

7. Ham, Egg, and Avocado Breakfast Burrito BREAKFAST

http://tone-and-tighten.com/2014/07/ham-egg-and-avocado-breakfast-burrito-recipe.html

This breakfast burrito gives a nice twist on a classic protein and healthy fats-filled breakfast.  It’s easy to make and can be made the night before so you can just grab-and-go in the morning.

8.) Make Ahead Fruit Parfaits BREAKFAST

Parfaits are super easy to make and can last for several days, so you can prep them over the weekend for a quick on-the-go breakfast all week long!  Combine the yogurt and fruits of your choice (fresh or frozen) in your Isolator containers, though we’d advise you to put the granola in separate, smaller, sealable cups so it doesn’t get soggy or stale.

9. Make Ahead Oatmeal Packets BREAKFAST

Here you’ve got the options to either make dry packets (just add water!) or bake before and simply heat up when you zombie-walk into the kitchen.  

http://www.5dollardinners.com/make-ahead-oatmeal/

10. Egg Muffins BREAKFAST

This recipe doubles as a produce drawer cleanout and grab-and-go breakfast option.  These muffins can be mass produced for your eating pleasures--whether as a snack or quick breakfast.

http://www.averiecooks.com/2014/05/100-calorie-cheese-vegetable-and-egg-muffins.html

11. Homemade Breakfast Cookies BREAKFAST

Cookies for breakfast? I think yes!

http://moneysavingmom.com/2013/08/homemade-breakfast-cookies.html

12.) Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches BREAKFAST

These breakfast sandwiches are easy to make a couple of days before for a grab-and-go breakfast full of protein, fat, and a little bit of carbs to get you ready for your day.

http://jessfuel.com/2013/05/08/freezer-breakfast-sandwiches/

13.  Pre-Packed Smoothies BREAKFAST

It’s as simple as freezing some yogurt in an ice cube tray, measuring out your favorite fruits in a baggie, and freeze until you’re ready to blend!

http://thechicsite.com/2014/02/03/pre-packed-smoothies/

LUNCHES

14.  Feel Good Lunch Bowl LUNCH

http://ohsheglows.com/2014/01/22/a-feel-good-lunch-bowl/

This lunch bowl is full of yummy ingredients that you can prep days in advance and eat warm or cold!  It’s full of nutritious, filling ingredients!

15. Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls LUNCH

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2014/01/honey-chipotle-chicken-bowls/

This lunch bowl is brimming with flavor and ingredients.  We suggest making a big bowl and divvying it up throughout the week.

16. Strawberry Spinach Salad LUNCH

http://www.loseweightbyeating.com/strawberry-spinach-salad/

Just because summer has come to a close, doesn’t mean we have to let go of our favorite summer foods!  This delicious blend of fruits, veggies, and nuts is quick and easy and leaves your taste buds buzzing.

17. Bean and Cheese Salad with Pita Chips LUNCH

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/family-meals/slideshow/25-quick-and-easy-school-lunches-to-pack-for-your-kids/?slide=13?mbid=synd_buzzfeed

This salad is packed full of protein, fats, and carbs to fill you up and give you an extra energy boost in the middle of the day.  No oven required!

18. Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls LUNCH

These bowls are full of rice, quinoa, vegetables, and chicken for a filling lunch that will hold you over until your next snack or meal! http://picky-palate.com/2013/09/11/grilled-chicken-veggie-bowls-meal-prep/

19. Rotisserie Chicken and Greens LUNCH

Crazy week ahead? No worries, swing by your local grocery store to pick up a rotisserie chicken, split it into fifths, add in your favorite greens and you’ve got lunch prepped for the rest of the week in ten minutes flat!

20. Steak Salad with Goat Cheese & Shiitake Mushrooms LUNCH

This salad is great for a mid-day recharge.  It’s filled with protein, fats, and vegetables to help you recharge throughout the day.

http://thehealthyfoodie.com/roast-beef-salad/#

21. Cold Greek Quinoa Salad LUNCH

This quinoa salad is filling and delicious and will keep for several days; so if you make it Sunday night, you’ll be able to pack it up to use throughout the week!

http://backtoherroots.com/2012/06/07/cold-greek-quinoa-salad/

22. Vanilla Almond Overnight Quinoa LUNCH

This overnight quinoa has a prep time of 5 minutes, but a belly-filling time of several hours!

http://www.simplyquinoa.com/vanilla-almond-overnight-quinoa/

23. Spinach Quesadillas LUNCH

These quesadillas are fast and easy.  The healthy fats from the cheese will fill you up while the carbs give you some added energy to make it through the rest of you day.  Just make a few batches and split them up in your Isolator containers for a quick lunch on the go!

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2011/10/dinner-tonight-spinach-quesadi

24. Avocado Egg Salad LUNCH

The choline in eggs helps your body metabolize fat for energy, while the avocado’s high-octane monounsaturated fat helps lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and boosts metabolism.

http://www.theroastedroot.net/avocado-egg-salad-mayo-free/

25. Spinach and Bean Burrito Wrap LUNCH

This wrap is under 300 calories and full of protein, plus it’s fast and easy to make!

http://www.skinnymom.com/5-days-of-10-minute-meals-for-busy-healthy-women/

26. Burrito Bowls LUNCH

http://damndelicious.net/2014/09/10/easy-burrito-bowls/

These burrito bowl recipes are filling, delicious, and low in calories!  With so many choices, there’s one for all your tastebuds.

27. Apple Chips SNACK

http://www.carriesexperimentalkitchen.com/cinnamon-apple-chips/

Always reaching for something sweet after lunch?  Instead of hitting the vending machine, try these cinnamon apple chips; perfect for fall!

28. Zucchini Chips SNACK

http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/zucchini-chips/

These baked chips are a great healthy alternative to snacking on crunchy, salty potato chips.  You’ll still get the satisfying crunch and salty fulfillment without the guilt of trans and saturated fats.

29. Recreation of Skinny “Starbuck’s” Protein Bistro Box SNACK

http://www.theskinnyfork.com/blog/skinny-starbucks-protein-bistro-box

This protein packed snack is perfect for a mid-day snack to hold you over until lunch or dinner.  

30. Green Eggs and Goats SNACK

http://www.greeneggsandgoats.com/2014/10/healthy-meal-go.html

 

Roll up a selection of your favorite lunch meats (this dish uses prosciutto and 2 types of salami), then add marinated mozzarella balls, and finally throw in some olives and you’ve got yourself a yummy snack.