Sharing the recipes that I meal prep on the regular to inspire your own meal prep routine!I am back on the meal prep train and it feels so good! I love waking up in the morning and getting ready for work knowing that I have all my meals prepped and ready to go. Some meals need a little “day of” prep, like cutting up an avocado (trust me, you don’t want to slice up all of your avocados for the week on Sunday! You’ll have a mushy mess by Thursday!!), but for the most part everything is cooked and ready to go. Ah, it makes my week go by so much smoother.
Since I am back on the meal prep train, I figured it would be fun to share my go-to recipes with you. These are the recipes that I meal prep on the regular and hold up well being made ahead of time.
Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches via Daily Dose of Pepper
I make these on a weekend and individually wrap each and store them in the freezer. The evening before, I take on out of the freezer and put it in the fridge before microwaving it in the morning. They are SO easy to make and you can customize them to your liking (I use sausage instead of bacon).
Fartlek Chili via Run Fast. Eat Slow.
Okay, okay, I know it’s a funny name for a recipe, I hear it all the time. Whenever I share on Instagram that I am making Fartlek Chili, I ALWAYS get messages about the name… fartlek is a running term! This is one of my favorite recipes to make from the Run Fast. Eat Slow cookbook. It is in the cookbook and I couldn’t find it shared online, so you’ll have to get the cookbook to make this one, but it does not disappoint! I love making a big batch of this chili on the weekend and enjoying all week long. You can also make this chili in a slow cooker!
I love making these muffins for the week! Making them is really easy and they hold up well all week long. Pop one in the microwave and add some drippy peanut butter on top for the best snack of your week!
Runner’s High Peanut Sauce via Run Fast. Eat Slow.
The awesome thing about this peanut sauce (besides tasting amazing) is that it makes a ton. I top it on the Soba Noodle Salad (which I also meal prep for the week // pictured above) and it makes enough for two batches of the salad, so I use half one week and keep the other half in the freezer for the next time I make the salad… basically I am meal prepping for my meal prepping 😉
Meal prepping overnight oats is the best. Not only is breakfast ready for you in the fridge when you are ready for it, but there are so many different variations for overnight oats that you really never get bored of it! Pictured are my Banana Bread Overnight Oats, but a quick search through Pinterest will show many different varieties.
I have a big love for these muffins and always have a batch on hand in the freezer. I eat these before a long run or a hard workout so having them on hand regularly makes it easy for me to grab one to eat and get my run on. As soon as I see my current stash getting low, I add making a batch of these to my meal prep for the week.
Best portable snacks ever! I love making energy balls since they are easy to make and portable for me to take with me to work. Energy balls, like overnight oats, have a ton of different variety options so you can find a flavor to match your current cravings. My go-to: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Balls (…because when am I never not craving chocolate & peanut butter?!)
Recovery Quinoa Salad via Run Fast. Eat Slow.
I meal prepped this salad this week! It is a really easy recipe to meal prep and while I do add a few ingredients right before I eat it (avocado, cheese, olives), having the base ready to go on the weekend makes for easy lunches all week long. I just pack along the additional toppings to add on right before I dive in. If you can cook quinoa… you can make this salad!
As you have probably noticed by now, I cook a ton from the Run Fast. Eat Slow cookbook. I feel really good when I nourish my body with recipes from the cookbook and they are all delicious. I have never had one disappoint yet! But I do love making my own recipes often and I do make recipes from other bloggers regularly. I spend time every weekend before going grocery shopping planning out my meals for the week and that time is spent looking through recipes from my favorite bloggers, flipping through cookbooks, and even going through my own recipe archive. I love a good variety of recipes from week to week!!
- What recipes do you meal prep on the regular?