30 Days of Meal Prep Ideas

Need some recipe inspiration?  We’ve got 30 recipes to get you started, as well as some tips on food safety and sources for food containers.


The most important meal of the day, but also the one we most often skip.  If you are short on time in the morning, one of these recipes might help make breakfast a habit.

Make Ahead Yogurt Parfaits

Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

Homemade Instant Oats

Make Ahead Smoothie Packs


Container tip: yogurt parfaits, smoothies, and oatmeal pack great in old fashioned mason jars!



Packing a healthy lunch is an easy way to eat better and save money.  With these recipes, you can pack once and have ready-to-go lunches all week long.

Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls

Hummus Lunch Box

Easy Vegetarian Chili

Orzo Salad

Tuna and White Bean Salad


Container tip: do a google search for “bento box containers” to find a great selection of containers that are designed for travel. Many have multiple sections and are stackable.



Even though we’re all home more nowadays, that doesn’t mean we want to spend every evening cooking.  Try one of these recipes and make dinner time easier.

Smoky Roasted Sausage and Vegetables

Honey Sesame Chicken

Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal

Stuffed Shells with Spinach and Cheese

Coconut Lentil Curry with Rice



Avoid the vending machine with these healthy, pre-packed snacks.

Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

Black Bean Lime Dip with Veggies

Protein & Veggie Bistro Box

Rainbow Fruit Salad and Yogurt



You don’t have to be into cooking to enjoy healthy pre-made meals.

Southwest Chicken Salad Wraps

Picnic Basket Turkey Sandwich

Green Curry Chickpeas

Sweet Kale Slaw Turkey Burgers

One Pot Spaghetti

No Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Bites



We know kids can be picky.  Try some of these recipes for healthy, ready-to-eat snacks, lunches and dinners your kids might actually eat!

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Cups

Peanut Butter and Banana Roll-Up Snack Box

Homemade “Lunchables”

English Muffin Pizzas

Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potato


Container tip: do a google search for “kids bento box containers” to find a wide variety of containers that are guaranteed to make mealtime more fun.



The bacteria that causes food poisoning multiply quickest in the “Danger Zone” when food temperatures are between 40°F and 140°F.  Keeping foods out of the “Danger Zone” by cooling, storing, and reheating safely is an important part of meal prep. Fortunately, many of the steps you take to meal prep are the same steps you’d take to prepare and store food safely!

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Read our article on how to get started.


Source: www.foodsafety.gov