These 15 Meal Prep Ideas Will Make You Rethink Your Entire Eating Habits.


Meal planning can be extremely beneficial to not only your health, but to your schedule, as well.

We are in a time when people are becoming more health conscious with their food choices. They are beginning to understand the importance of loving their body. Loving your body means learning how to eat the right way in order to keep yourself healthy. Many people are learning that meal prepping is a great way to control the amount of food that they're eating, while also spending less money at the grocery store. Check out these wonderful tips, advice, and even some delicious dinner ideas! Maybe it will inspire you to start meal planning, too!

It's important to remember that meal prepping is pretty convenient during your busy week, but some planning goes into it. If you stay organized, meal prepping will be a quick, and easy, process.


You have to keep your nutritional goals in mind when planning your meals.

Are you trying to lose weight, or just maintain the weight that you recently lost? Do you have an active or sedentary lifestyle? Make sure to take those things into account, because they really do matter.


Some people think that if they're meal prepping they have to eat the same thing everyday, or that they can't have delicious meals anymore, but that's not true.

This reddit user proved that you can still have meals that aren't just filling, but are completely satisfying, as well. She made a dinner of oven roasted courgette and aubergine, boiled carrots, asparagus, baby corn and kale. She also prepared ginger and soy sauce chicken breast, and to mix it up she made coconut and lime chicken breast curry, with lemongrass, spinach, onions.


Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to plan out what you'd like to eat for the week.

If you're clueless as to where to start, a good guideline is a combination of 1 Carb + 1 Protein + 1 Green.


One of the biggest benefits of meal prepping is the fact that it's good on your wallet.

This person made a total of 48 breakfast burritos and it only cost them $25! Saving all of that money means you can save up for that vacation you've been wanting to take, or buy those concert tickets you didn't think you could afford!


Meals in a jar are convenient and easy to make.

Check out these taco jars. You just take everything you would put in a taco and put it in a jar! You have a quick and delicious dinner available to you after you get home from a busy day at work.


When preparing your meals, cook the meat first.

Cooking the meat takes a lot of time, so cooking it first gives you time to get everything else done.


The next thing you want to do is take any carbs such as rice or quinoa that need to be cooked, and put them on the stove.

Set a timer to prevent over or undercooking.


Make sure that you give yourself time for the veggies.

They have to be clean, cut, and seasoned. If you have to roast your veggies, doing it while food is boiling is the best way to go.


Cut up veggies can also make great snacks, or quick lunches.

These ramen noodle soup bowls are fantastic. All they need is some boiling water, and you have a quick, and healthy lunch.


This reddit user's weekly meal prep looks absolutely delicious and only cost about $4 a meal!

With meals like egg roll in a bowl, Cajun turkey meatloaf, and turkey roll-ups, I bet she absolutely loves meal prepping. And those storage containers are great.


Speaking of storage containers, you may be wondering what kind of containers to use.

Remember the most important thing is that they should be reusable, microwave/dishwasher safe, and of course, BPA free.


Also, keep in mind what food it is that you're storing.

Food with a higher water content, such as bell peppers or cucumbers, will not last as long in a storage container. So, something like that should be eaten earlier in the week.


Meal prepping isn't just good for people who are trying to watch what they eat.

It's good for anyone that has a desire to save a little bit of money or time. It's perfect for the busy college student who is usually living on pizza, or ramen noodles.


Meal prepping can even be used for our furry friends.

This reddit user took meal prepping to the next step and made a weeks worth of food for her bunny!