Whether you’re looking to make meal times easier or regulate portion control, meal prepping is an excellent way to plan your meals for the week ahead. At this time of year, it’s great to be able to simply grab your pre-prepared meal from the fridge, rather than spend the afternoon in a hot kitchen cooking from scratch.
We’ve put together a list of some great meal prep ideas, all of which include the best protein of all: eggs. Cooked eggs last a few days in the fridge, but you could keep our pre-cooked hard boiled eggs in the fridge in their original packaging and simply add them to your meal when you’re ready to eat it. They’re packaged in a protective atmosphere, so they’ll last longer.
Chicken Cobb Salad in a mason jar
Combine lettuce, tomato, chicken, bacon and a chopped hard boiled egg with a blue cheese dressing to make this delicious salad which you can pop in the fridge. Full recipe available at Tasty.
Deli Style Protein Box
The ideal snack box or light lunch, this protein box includes turkey chunks, oatmeal cookies, hard boiled eggs, cheese and fruit. Full recipe available at No. 2 Pencil.
This budget-friendly salad is a tasty combination of orzo, chickpeas, spinach, mozzarella, hard boiled eggs and more. Full recipe available at Budget Bytes.
Avocado & Egg Breakfast
Loaded with brown rice, avocado, hard boiled eggs and kale, this breakfast is both filling and healthy. Full recipe available at Damn Delicious.
Low carb and delicious, this recipe uses boiled eggs, sweet potato, red onion and bacon. Full recipe available at mad about food.
Easy Roasted Veggies
This tasty meat-free recipe uses eggs, sweet potato, kale, cauliflower and green beans. Full recipe available at Primavera Kitchen.
Dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian, this diet-friendly meal prep recipe includes hard boiled eggs, lentils, avocado and tomatoes. Full recipe available at Skinnytaste.
Antioxidant Power Blend salad
This superfood recipe is low carb, protein packed and takes just 25 minutes to prepare, utilising hard boiled eggs, spinach, walnuts, feta cheese, dried cranberries and bell peppers. Full recipe available at Pete and Gerry’s.
Turkey Breakfast Skillet
Using turkey, hard boiled eggs, sweet potatoes, green pepper and red onion, this recipe is suitable for the Whole30 diet, takes 30 minutes to prepare, and cooks in one pan. Full recipe available at Whole Kitchen Sink.