Eat healthy all week long with these clean eating easy meal prep dinner recipes! Simple and quick – these recipes are perfect for a busy schedule and should be a part of your weekly meal plan!
Having a lot on your plate can easily mess up your priorities and make you ignore the basics, the essentials – the things that we actually need in order to live a life that we like. When you’re only focused on putting out fires you didn’t even start all day long, you’re forgetting something far more important: yourself. Your health, your happiness and peace of mind.
One way to stay healthy longer is to eat healthy the majority of the time. I find it especially easy to reach for sweets and pizza when I do have a stressful week. Cooking is the last thing I want to do and I’d rather have chips, dips and a dessert for dinner.
Thankfully, people who are fitter and more prepared than me came up with a way to overcome this. It’s called meal prep. You make all of your healthy meals for the week ahead to make sure you’ll be eating healthy all week long. No matter what happens. Now that you have the food in your fridge – that’s the more convenient option. And when those meals actually taste good, it becomes even easier! You’ll save money, you’ll save time, you’ll save your health, your digestion and you’ll save yourself the guilt trips.
How To Eat Clean All Week Long
If you want to eat clean during the entire week, I highly recommend:
- getting enough healthy groceries for the week
- having a list of easy and healthy recipes that you’ll actually want to eat
- having a loose meal plan
- having some meals ready for the days you know you won’t have time and willingness to cook
So you don’t have to prepare all your meals for the entire week – you simply need to prepare some meals for the days when you know you might be tempted to order takeout or to reach for chips. I understand we all have different schedules, so do what works for you best.
For me, I do find it super helpful when I have dinner ready for the next 2-3 days. That’s when the cravings hit for me! Dinner time. I am willing to eat clean for breakfast and to have salad or a soup for lunch, but once 7-8 pm hits, I need that pizza and chocolate lava cake. But when I do have a meal that I already like in my fridge, I tend to eat that more often than not. If I get bored I can spice it up and revamp it a little bit.
22 Healthy Meal Prep Dinner Recipes
Now let’s take a look at some of my favorite meal prep dinner recipes. I ordered them into chicken, meatless, beef and seafood sections. I also included a bonus list of recipes I haven’t tried yet, but found on Pinterest and really liked the look and sound of and I’m considering making them next time I meal prep.
Meal Prep Chicken Recipes
(probably not everyone’s preference, but I could eat this for days and wouldn’t get sick of it!)
(with Eggplant, Garlic, Feta and Tomatoes)
Meatless Meal Prep Recipes
Fish & Seafood Recipes
Ground Beef Meal Prep Recipes
More Delicious Meal Prep Ideas From Pinterest
- Ground Beef Zucchini Sweet Potato Skillet (Meal Prep)
- Caribbean Jerk Shrimp With Cauliflower Rice
- Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowls
- Garlic Parmesan Pasta Meal Prep
- Meal Prep Healthy Roasted Chicken And Veggies
- Thai Peanut Chicken Meal Prep Bowls
- Greek Chicken Bowls
And that’s it! I hope you found some recipes and inspiration that will motivate you to eat healthier this week!
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