‘7 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes For Weight Loss – Weekly Meal Prep For Weight Loss’ – Monica May
Proper nutrition is one of the most important things when it comes to losing weight, getting fit, and staying healthy for life.
In other words, what we eat is really important, so we’ll have to make sure to keep our meals balanced and clean.
Only if it was that simple, right?
I think you’ll all agree with me when I say that it’s really hard to eat healthy, especially when you have a busy schedule.
I know from my own experience that there are days when I don’t even have the time to sit down and eat, not to mention cooking a healthy, balanced meal.
It’s almost impossible to eat healthy ALL THE TIME, right?
It’s cheaper and faster to just go ahead and buy fast food on the go than to have a healthy meal, right?
However, you can achieve almost any fitness goal if you make a plan, and that’s exactly what we’re doing today.
I decided to give you my way of keeping it healthy all week long, and that is MEAL PREP.
I’ve packed for you 7 healthy meal prep recipes for weight loss, you can prep in less than an hour.
Forget about spending hours on meal prep – these healthy meal prep recipes are fast and easy to do, anyone can do them!
Also, if you haven’t checked out my previous article 7 DAYS OF HEALTHY MEAL PREP IDEAS make sure to do it right now.
Enough talking, let’s jump right into my weekly meal prep for weight loss schedule!
7 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes For Weight Loss
Weekly Meal Prep For Weight Loss
What You Will Need
Here’s everything you’re going to need for your healthy meal prep…
- 2 pieces of chicken breast (skinless, boneless)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup black beans (canned)
- 1/3 cup brown rice
- 1/3 cup red lentils
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 1 cup brown pasta
- 1 piece of mozzarella
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 small zucchini
- 1 avocado
- 1 red onion
- 1 branch broccoli
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 small red pepper
- 1/2 small cabbage
- 2 tbsp basil pesto
You will also need:
- salt and pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
- vinegar, or freshly squeezed lemon
I used curry, ground cumin, ground onion, and paprika, but feel free to use your personal favorite spices.
Let’s get started!
Let’s Start Prepping
First, put the whole grain pasta, brown rice, lentils, and eggs to boil.
It usually takes around 10 minutes for the pasta, lentils, and the eggs, and around 20 minutes for the brown rice.
In the lentils and brown rice, I added olive oil and spices while they were cooking.
Meanwhile, cut the mushrooms, broccoli, sweet potato, red onion, red pepper, and one chicken breast on cubes.
Add them on a baking pan, sprinkle olive oil, salt, and other spices by taste, and bake them on 200 degrees for around 30 minutes.
For the other chicken breast and the zucchini, I decided to use my electrical grill, for the sake of making it more fun.
I cut the one zucchini in circles, spiced the chicken breast and seasoned it with olive oil and grilled them for about 6 minutes each side.
In the meantime, let’s prep the veggies.
Peel and cut the avocado and the tomatoes, grate the cabbage and make noodles out of the second zucchini using a spiralizer or this thing I have :)
Now, Let’s Start Packing!
Meal Prep Recipe #1:
Grilled Chicken With Sweet Potato & Broccoli
Serve the grilled chicken breast on a piece of lettuce.
Please note that the lettuce is totally optional, I just wanted to make it look fancier :)
Side it with half of the sweet potato and broccoli.
Whole Grain Pasta With Basil Pesto & Mozzarella
Drain and mix the cooked pasta with 1 tablespoon basil pesto.
Cut the mozzarella and tomato and add them on the side in your meal prep container.
Sprinkle salt on top of them.
Black Beans With Sweet Potato & Avocado
Mix the black beans with the baked onion and lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.
Side it with the other half of sweet potato and half of the avocado.
I like to squeeze a few drops of lemon juice on top of my avocado too, just to keep it fresh.
Brown Rice With Broccoli & Mushrooms
Add a teaspoon of olive oil in the brown rice, and mix it well together with the baked onion and red pepper.
Side it with the mushrooms and broccoli.
I like to squeeze lemon juice on top of my broccoli, to help bring out the taste and last longer.
Chicken With Grilled Zucchini & Tomato
Put in the oven-baked chicken breast on one side, and the grilled zucchini and tomato on the other side.
Sprinkle salt over them and a few drops of balsamic vinegar over the zucchini.
Lentils With Tomato & Cabbage Salad
Pour the lentils on one side of the meal prep container, and sprinkle balsamic vinegar over it.
Add the tomato and cabbage on the other side.
I like to season my cabbage salad just before my meal, to prevent it from going bad.
Usually, I do it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Eggs With Zucchini Noodles, Pesto & Avocado
You can mix the zucchini noodles with the pesto if you’re eating them right away.
Also, salt them just before you have your meal, to prevent them from going bad.
Peel and cut the eggs as you prefer and side them with the other half of avocado.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Start meal prepping right now!
I really hope you like my healthy meal prep ideas for weight loss.
To get more healthy meals, head on to my 28-Day Meal Plan, Burn Baby Burn.
There you will find lots of healthy ideas, recipes, and snacks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in the course of 28 days.
They will help you lose weight and get healthier, and finally, fall in love with eating healthy and taking care of yourself.
You can also check out my other articles about healthy meal prep tips and tricks, to find more meal prep recipes for weight loss.
- HOW I MEAL PREP VEGETABLES TO MAKE SURE I EAT HEALTHY
I really hope you like my weekly meal prep for weight loss guide
Don’t forget to let me know which one’s your favorite by commenting in the section below!
Also, let me know if you’d like me to do a healthy meal prep breakfast recipe edition.
Till next time, babes!
Delicious recipes and i love to eat them.
Well designed recipe article and more informative.
This is so wonderful! Thank you for your generous heart and sharing your healthy habits & wisdom with all of us