25 Healthy Meal Prep Lunches That’ll Make Your Life Easier
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Wondering what to eat for lunch can be a bit of a stretch sometimes, especially when you’re trying to eat healthier.
If you’re trying to stay healthy or lose weight, prepping and packing your own lunch is one of the best ways to ensure you stick to your goals, even when at work, or away from home.
And when it comes to meal prepping, I can assure you that it is certainly way easier than it seems.
Here, I’ve gathered 25 easy, super delicious and also healthy meal prep lunches that are sure to satisfy your cravings, and keep you on track with your goals.
From vegan to vegetarian to low carb and more, there’s something for everybody.
Meal prepping 101
As you already know, meal prepping involves planning your meals ahead of time.
Although it may seem like “extra work” to a lot of people, it’s actually pretty simple if you know how to do it right. Plus, there are lots of upsides and benefits associated with meal prepping.
For example, making your own meals ahead of time keeps you organized and helps you avoid the stress of picking what to eat, especially when you’re trying to make better food choices.
Plus, it can also help you save some extra money that would’ve been spent ordering something at the drive thru.
Even if you’re new to the concept of meal prepping, or not sure how to go about it, you don’t need to worry.
Our complete beginner’s guide to meal prepping will help you plan your delicious meals the right way, and without stress.
25 Healthy Meal Prep Lunch Recipes
1) Broccoli Quinoa Bowls
Nutrient-packed veggies like broccoli, are served on a bed of quinoa, alongside tasty herbs, roasted chickpeas and a nice lemon pesto.
You could easily make this in just about 30 minutes, and it’s sure to keep you satisfied through the rest of the day.
2) Thai Chicken Lunch Bowls
Delicious and well-seasoned chicken is combined with roasted veggies and peanut sauce, and is served along with some rice.
It’s super simple, delicious and healthy, and comes around in just under 30 minutes. To make it low carb, you can swap out the rice for some cauliflower rice.
3) General Tso’s Cauliflower
Thinking of going meatless? This vegetarian General Tso’s cauliflower is the perfect thing for you.
It’s made with perfectly baked cauliflower, covered in a flavor-rich General Tso’s copycat sauce and topped with sesame seeds for perfection. And it can also easily be made vegan.
4) Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep
This healthy lunch features delicious Honey Garlic Shrimp, served with Instant Pot Brown Rice and Lemon Snap Peas to give a delicious, healthy and nutritious meal in just a few minutes.
And at under 350 calories per serving, this is sure to become one of your favorites.
5) Greek Chicken Salad Bowls
Bursting with Mediterranean flavors, this Greek chicken salad is so easy to put together in just a couple of minutes, and tastes amazing too. It also packs less than 400 calories per serving.
Also See: 20 Healthy Salads That Taste Incredibly Good
6) Cashew Chicken Sheet Pan
Who needs takeout when you have this easy and delicious cashew chicken? Combined with tasty veggies and seasoned to perfection, there’s no way to say no.
Plus, it’s made in a sheet pan, which will save you a lot of stress in terms of cleanup. Serve with some rice and enjoy.
7) Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad
This nutritious, protein-rich chicken Cobb salad with a Greek Yogurt and Blue Cheese dressing is the perfect weekday lunch to keep you satisfied, and comes together in under 30 minutes.
8) Greek Pasta Salad Meal Prep
With colorful veggies, tender and juicy chicken, and a healthier but equally delicious homemade Greek dressing, this pasta salad is one of the easiest ways to satisfy your cravings at work.
9) Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs
Enjoy the sweet and spicy goodness of these juicy turkey meatballs, covered in honey sriracha sauce and baked to perfection.
This super easy and healthy lunch comes together in 30 minutes or less, and delivers under 300 calories per wholesome serving.
10) Balsamic Tempeh & Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowls
This high protein and stress-free vegan lunch idea is certainly a must try.
It combines tempeh, mushrooms, and rainbow veggies like zucchini, carrots and bell peppers, all seasoned and baked to perfection in the sheet pan and served on a bed of quinoa.
With only little prep required and even less cleanup involved, you’ll have your perfect go to lunch for the week.
Also See: 22 High Protein Vegan Meal Prep Recipes You Need In Your Life
11) Mushroom Cauliflower Fried “Rice”
For people on low carb or ketogenic diets, regular rice may be off the menu, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite meals.
Riced cauliflower, which is a perfect low carb substitute for regular rice is for this recipe. And it comes out just as good as your favorite takeout, except this one is healthier and lower in calories.
12) Korean Beef Bowl
Tender and juicy ground beef, seasoned to perfection and served with some rice and tasty veggies. It’s high in protein, super nutritious and satisfying. And it comes together pretty quickly too.
13) Meal Prep Taco Salad Lunch Bowls
Enjoying a delicious and healthy lunch has never been easier. These taco salad bowls come together in less than 30 minutes, and are sure to leave you satisfied.
14) Greek Chicken Meal Prep Rice Bowls
15) Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This simple Mediterranean chickpea salad combines chickpeas with fresh veggies, feta cheese and a nice lemon vinaigrette. It’s literally the easiest thing to throw together in just a couple of minutes, and delivers under 300 calories per satisfying serving.
Also See: 30 Delicious Mediterranean Diet Recipes For Weight Loss
16) Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
This meal prep teriyaki chicken and broccoli is loaded with all the flavor and tasty goodness of your regular takeout, but without the extra calories. And it comes together in under 20 minutes too.
17) The Hummus Lunch Box
You can still enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch, even if you don’t have the time to cook. This hummus lunch box with bread, olives, tomatoes and cucumber is the perfect no-cook lunch idea that will keep you satisfied with zero effort.
18) Low-Carb Mexican Meal Prep Bowls
These tasty keto meal prep bowls, made with delicious chicken, veggies and cauliflower rice are packed with good flavor, and great for people on low carb diets.
Rich in protein and healthy fats, these Mexican meal prep bowls come together in just a few minutes, and can be enjoyed without guilt.
19) Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Meal Prep Bowls
20) Easy Chickpea Curry
Meatless Mondays will be a piece of cake with this tasty chickpea curry. With just little prep required, this is the perfect vegetarian lunch/dinner to enjoy even on the busiest of days. And it can also easily be made vegan.
Also See: 20 Delicious Vegetarian/Meatless Dinners You Need To Try
21) Sheet Pan Fajita Meal Prep
Satisfy your Mexican cravings easily with these sheet pan chicken fajitas served with some cauliflower rice, and topped with a delicious and healthy sauce. You’ll want to have this on repeat.
22) Big & Spicy Hummus Meal Prep Bowl
Here’s another healthy lunch you can easily throw together in just a couple of minutes, and be rest assured it’ll still come out delicious.
With tasty veggies, black beans, quinoa, avocados, juicy lime and more, there’s no way to not get addicted.
23) Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas
24) Meal Prep Healthy Chicken Lettuce Wraps
It’s cheaper and healthier than takeout, but still every bit as delicious, and even easier to make, in under 30 minutes too.
25) Garlic Butter Steak Bites With Zucchini Noodles
Need a healthier and “lower carb” alternative to pasta? Then zucchini noodles (A.K.A zoodles) are your thing. Combined with juicy and perfectly seasoned garlic butter steak, they’re the perfect low carb lunch even your co-workers will envy.
And at just 6g net carbs per serving. It’s great for keto dieters as well.
Eating healthier doesn’t have to be that difficult. With these super delicious and healthy meal prep lunch recipes, it’s going to be a piece of cake.
Which one was your favorite? Let me know down below.