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.

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This week, we’re prepping protein bars with protein powder, nut butter, oats and chickpeas for grab-and-go snacks that will keep you energized!

1. Protein Powder Bars

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One of the easiest ways to make a high-protein bar is to use a plant-based protein powder! They come in a variety of flavors, can help bind a bar together, and will fulfill all of your protein needs. These amazing High-Protein Cake Batter Breakfast Bars from Real Food Really Fast: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less taste more like a dessert than a protein bar! If you prefer to balance out the sweetness with a little touch of salt, try a Salted Caramel Protein Bar from Vicky CoatesCiarra Siller‘s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars perfectly balance these flavors as well, and look pretty and vibrant!

2. Nut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Bars

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Not everybody likes protein powder, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a bar that’s perfectly protein-packed! Nut butter is an awesome and delicious way to make a nutritious bar that you’ll want to have every day. The classic combination in these Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Bars from Chrysta Hiser is as comforting as it is energizing. The well-loved combo of peanut butter and chocolate reaches new levels of tastiness in these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars from Heather Poire, as well as in Tori Cooper‘s Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Protein Bars that will have everybody convinced they’re store-bought.

3. Oat Bars

Vegan Protein Chocolate Granola Bars with chocolate drizzle

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Oats are a great base for any bars, they’re satisfying, filling, and they can carry a ton of different flavors. They’re great at holding bars together, and they help suit your nutritional needs! These Protein Chocolate Granola Bars from Maja Brekalo will trick your stomach into thinking that dessert time came early. For a unique protein bar flavor so you don’t get bored, check out Camilla Saulsbury‘s Coconut Lime Protein Bars! Get your share of superfoods to get you through the afternoon slump with these 10-Minute Superfood Protein Bars from Crystal Bonnet!

4. Chickpea Bars

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Bars

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You heard that right, chickpeas in a snack bar. It may sound strange, but just try it and you’ll never go back! The nutrients are good enough on their own, but combine that with an awesome texture (no chalky protein bars with these ones) and a flavor you won’t forget, and you’ll have a new go-to snack recipe. These Chickpea Chocolate Chip Bars from Robin Runner may make you seem like a liar – no one will believe they have chickpeas in them with that amazing chocolate flavor! These Fudgy Cinnamon Chai Protein Bars from Laura Peill is sweet with a chai spice for the ultimate flavor combo. For a simple and excellent bar, check out Camilla Saulsbury‘s Easy No-Powder Protein Bars!

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