14 Basic Meal-Prep Recipes

Create endless breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with these tasty, convenient staples.
Published October 3, 2019

Looking for meal inspiration? You've come to the right place! Here's a collection of versatile protein-rich recipes that you can use as the foundation of many meals. 

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Like Mexican cuisine?

Shredded chicken, turkey taco, or roasted flounder recipes work in a variety of Mexican dishes like soft tacos, quesadillas, lettuce wraps, or Mexican bowls with roasted veggies and beans. Just top with salsa.

Love Italian?

Meatballs taste amazing on their own, but it's easy to turn them into a balanced meal. Try tossing them with pasta or zoodles, serving them on two-ingredient dough rolls, or spooning them over cauliflower rice. Add a little tomato sauce and sprinkle of Parmesan, and you're good to go.

Prefer to go meatless? 

An omelet can be both filling and fast. Stuff it with roasted or sautéed veggies, sliced avocado, a sprinkle of cheese, or your favorite jarred salsa. Greek beans make another great base for vegetarian meals, too. Serve them with roasted peppers and onions and topped with crumbled feta. Or use them as a side dish to grilled chicken or fish.

Looking for a whole meal in a bowl?

Salmon, pork, or chicken can serve as satisfying protein in make-your-own grain bowls. Cook and refrigerate all the ingredients you'll want to use for your bowls on the weekend so you can you quickly build your bowls during the week. Alternatively, serve these proteins over mixed greens with roasted veggies and potatoes or in lettuce wraps.