Healthy Dinner recipes to lose weight fast
Preparing several meals at once may seem a bit daunting at first, especially if you’re new to the idea of portion control, using meal prep recipes, or cooking with healthy ingredients, but with a little planning and practice, you will see just how helpful it can be to get your clean eating on track.
There are plenty of helpful tools to help you get started with meal prepping, time-saving tips to make meal prep easier, and advice from meal prep pros to inspire you. You may need to stock your kitchen with some meal prep tools like a slow-cooker or extra food storage containers. And don’t be afraid to start small. Perhaps you get your toes wet by packing a lunch to take to work a few days a week or by making a few simple snacks to have on hand when afternoon cravings strike. If those impressive photos of full-week meal preps look too complicated, perhaps a quick buffet-style meal prep is for you.
How to Choose the Best Meal Prep Recipes
Wherever you are in your meal prep mastery, one of the most important factors to ensure your success is making simple food that you enjoy eating, and changing things up every once in a while so you don’t get bored. Choose meal prep recipes that have a handful of ingredients, cook quickly or can be made in a slow-cooker, and make large quantities. Complement recipes that take more time to prepare with wash-and-go fruit, no-cook meals like salads, and easy snacks like Shakeology, Greek yogurt, or hard-boiled eggs. If you’re happy with your meal prep menu, save the grocery list and recipes for future weeks week so you can skip the planning and head straight to the store.
Here are 13 simple meal prep recipes. Many of them make more than enough for one week, or can be easily doubled. Freeze extra portions for future weeks and you’ll be ahead of the game!
Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes
Take your oatmeal to go with these super-simple baked oatmeal cups. We topped ours with raisins and walnuts, but you can choose berries or even a little bit of peanut butter and dark chocolate.