Meal prep is a great way to have all of your food ready for the week, enabling you to make healthy choices, and save money while you’re at it! Not only does it keep you on track with your fitness goals, but it saves a lot of time. Imagine coming home after a long day of work, your meal already planned and ready to assemble in mere minutes. Does it sound too good to be true? Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here to send you Weekly Meal Prep inspo every week to get you in the kitchen!
We’ll give you a set of ingredients to work with every week and include seasonal recommendations, when possible. The primary goal with our weekly meal prep guide below is to help you focus your meals predominately around a new set of ingredients or theme every week. We’ll give you a plethora of creative ways to prep these ingredients to create healthy, quick, easy and tasty recipes, so you’ll never be bored.
This week, we’re bringing you one pot recipes for stir-fry, curry, vegetables and international-inspired recipes for easy meals!
1. Vegetable Dishes
Image Source: One-Pot Spicy Three Bean Chili
Getting in your vegetables can be hard enough without creating a huge mess for yourself to clean up after. Meal prep doesn’t just mean making everything ahead of time – it can also mean preparing yourself for the easiest evening possible when you get home from work, school, or whatever other responsibilities you have! Part of an easy dinner means easy cleanup, and that’s where this One-Pot Spicy Three Bean Chili from Danielle Clark comes in. It’s got a boost of protein from the beans, and you can load it up with veggies to get your daily vegetable fix.
For a strictly vegetable side, whip up some Cranberry Almond Green Beans from Gina Hoskins. These tasty green beans only take one pan to have an awesome side for your dinner that you can pair with almost anything! You could also try these Cheezy Roasted Tomatoes from Carrie Forrest for an easy and delicious weeknight side.
2. International-Inspired Dishes
Image Source: Sheet Pan Ratatouille With Creamy Polenta
A busy week doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the same old boring recipes – branch out with some recipes that are inspired by cuisine around the world that only take one pan or pot! This Sheet Pan Ratatouille With Creamy Polenta from Diane Smith will improve your dinner routine by so much, and make sure to make enough for lunch leftovers!
These One-Pan Singapore Noodles from Crazy Vegan Kitchen are a great option for a satisfying, filling and delicious dinner that won’t completely wreck your kitchen. You should also try this One-Pan Cheesy Mexican Quinoa from Taylor Kiser that will bring you some serious nourishing flavor!
3. Curry and Stir-Fry
Image Source: One-Pan Thai Yellow Curry Macaroni
Curry and stir-fry dishes are great options for the fall and winter months. They’re warm, comforting, satisfying and can be customized to include a wide variety of ingredients. For example, check out this One-Pan Thai Yellow Curry Macaroni from Anupama Paliwal. Yes, you read that right: macaroni curry. Trust us, you’ll want to make it! If you prefer a more classic curry, whip up Diane Smith‘s One-Pot Thai Tofu Coconut Curry!
Stir-fry is an awesome option for one pan dinners: minimum mess, maximum flavor. This Sheet Pan Tofu Stir-Fry from Jordan and Clark Cord and this Sprouted Tofu Sheet Pan Stir-Fry from Jackie Newgent are both made on one sheet pan for easy and delicious dinner that you’ll want to make extra of!
Hopefully with all of these ideas, you’re all set for your weekly meal prep this week! If you still need ideas or want to try other ingredients, check out our Meal Prep Archives for a variety of ingredients and awesome ways to utilize them for delicious and nutritious meals. For more meal inspiration, check out our Food Monster App. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
Lead Image Source: One-Pan Thai Yellow Curry Macaroni