Let’s start this year off with some of the best healthy meal prep recipes that you guys are going to love! The new year is a great time to reset, recenter, and set goals for ourselves, but often in our society that comes with mixed messages from the diet focused culture we live in.
I’m here to remind you that you won’t find specific diets, “good” and “bad” foods, or one way of eating at Ambitious Kitchen — instead you’ll find nourishing, approachable, and delicious recipes that are meant to be enjoyed all year long.
So, let’s do some meal prep with some of my personal favs! I broke these recipes up into breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks & treats so that you can pick and choose at least one recipe each week for the whole year. What’s life without a little variety?
Tips for meal prepping:
These healthy meal prep recipes are my go-to’s to make at the beginning of the week and enjoy for the next few days.
- If you’re a visual person like me, make a calendar and write out what meals you’ll be making for that week! That way you can easily create grocery lists and even write a little menu
- Shop in the bulk section of the grocery store for things like beans, grains & dried fruit
- Stock up on meal prep containers and reusable bags for easily storing leftovers & ingredients
- Prep one recipe from each category to enjoy each day of the week
- Don’t skip out on breakfasts & snacks! They’ll help keep you satisfied throughout the day and you’ll be thankful that you have them
These recipes are great for feeding a whole family and many of them are freezer friendly if you’re cooking for one or two. You’ll get plenty of protein, fiber & veggies from these feel good recipes, and you know they don’t skimp on taste because HELLO THEY ARE FROM ME.
If you meal prep any of these be sure to leave a comment, share on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen, or pop a photo into our Facebook group. Enjoy, xo!
V: indicates vegan
Veg: indicates vegetarian
GF: indicates gluten free
DF: indicates dairy free
Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos V, GF, DF
Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps V, GF, DF
Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad Veg, GF
Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad V, GF, DF
One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad V, GF, DF
Healthy White Chicken Chili GF, DF
Vegetarian Tofu Cashew Coconut Curry V, GF, DF
Vegan Slow Cooker Tofu Tikka Masala V, GF, DF
Vegetarian Thai Pineapple Forbidden Fried Rice Veg, GF, DF
Snacks + Treats
No Bake Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars V, GF, DF