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31 Cheap Meal Prep Recipes You’ll Love

Take your meal planning to a whole new level with these cheap meal prep recipes. They’re healthy, flavorful, nutritious, and easy to make!

Do you have a tight food budget? Then prepping your meals ahead of time can save you some dough.

That’s because you can save on expensive takeout. Not only that, you’ll have less food waste.

And the less food you waste, the more money in your pockets.

But do you know what can save you even more money? Making cheap meal prep.

So, today I’m sharing 31 Cheap Meal Prep Recipes. They’re not only easy on your wallet but delicious too.

To keep your food fresh and reduce food waste, it’s best to store your meal in a good set of food storage containers.
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1. Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowls

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowls


Are you craving Mexican takeout? Have my Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowls instead.

They’re full of yummy Mexican flavors. You’ve got spicy Mexican rice, creamy black beans, sweet corn, fresh arugula, and juicy tomatoes.

Now you will be using chicken breasts for your protein. So, to keep the costs lower, stock up on chicken breasts when they’re on sale.

Then store them in freezer bags in the freezer for later. Check out more chicken and rice meal prep ideas here!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 520
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbs: 64g
  • Fiber: 9.5g
  • Sugar: 4.2g


2. Greek Chickpea Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad


Missing the tastes of Greece? Try this Greek Chickpea salad.

It’s packed with dreamy Greek flavors. There’s fluffy couscous, sweet cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, fresh cucumbers, salty olives, and creamy feta cheese.

Besides being delicious, this salad is also good for you. It contains almost 50% of your daily fiber needs.

So, it’s good for your digestion. It also has a lot of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Now, this Greek Chickpea Salad is already bursting with Greek flavors. But for even more Greek flavors, you can add some red onions. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 688
  • Fats: 27g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 91g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 11g


3. Meal Prep Shrimp Taco Bowls

Meal Prep Shrimp Taco Bowls


I love seafood, as I’m sure many of you do too. But let’s face it: seafood tends to be expensive.

So what’s a gal (or guy) to do? Combine seafood with a cheaper protein like beans, for instance.

And these Meal Prep Shrimp Taco Bowls do just that. You’ve got Mexican-seasoned shrimp combined with black beans.

So, you have just enough shrimp to satisfy yourself – without breaking your budget. And that’s not all.

There’s corn, tomatoes, brown rice, and cheddar cheese. So, you’ll definitely feel full after eating this dish.

Besides being tasty, shrimp is also good for you. It contains heart-healthy omega-3s.

It also contains astaxanthin antioxidants which may reduce inflammation. So, chow on that shrimp!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 335
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbs: 45g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 3g


4. Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken


Feel like having Japanese? I’ve got you covered.

On the menu is shredded chicken Japanese-style. It’s been simmered in a slow-cooker for a couple of hours.

So, it’s juicy-tender. It’s definitely a meal you’ll want to eat again and again.

And it’s served with rice, and roasted red bell peppers, snow peas, broccoli, and onions. So, you’re getting a healthy helping of veggies.

Making the Teriyaki Chicken is pretty simple. Just put your chicken breasts in a slow cooker, and top with some homemade Teriyaki sauce.

Then cook on low for 4-6 hours. Once ready, shred with two forks or use a meat shredder like this instead.

To avoid the chicken from getting dry, it’s best to cook it in a programmable slow cooker. That way, the slow cooker will turn off by itself – and the chicken won’t dry out.

That comes in handy when you’re making the chicken while at work. You can get a high-quality programmable slow cooker at a great price here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 534
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Carbs: 63g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 22g


5. Spicy Pineapple Chicken Meal Prep

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Meal Prep


Looking to save even more money? Make my Spicy Pineapple Chicken Meal Prep.

It’s full of Island flavors, from the spicy chicken and tropical pineapple.

And it’s really easy on your wallet. That’s because you’re using chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.

Not only are chicken thighs cheaper, but they’re also tastier. That’s because they contain more fat.

And as we all know, more fat means more flavor.

Now, this meal prep does contain a lot of sodium. However, you can cut down on the sodium by using a reduced-sodium soy sauce.

This one here contains close to 40% less sodium than traditional soy sauce. Or, to cut the sodium, even more, you can use coconut aminos.

Coconut aminos have close to 70% less sodium than regular soy sauce. They would also add more Island flavors to this dish. If you’d like to use coconut aminos instead, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 324
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sugar: 23g


6. Mediterranean Hummus Bowls

Mediterranean Hummus Bowls


Looking to eat Mediterranean food at a bargain price? Try these Mediterranean Hummus Bowls.

These bowls are full of delicious flavors and textures. There’s Greek-seasoned ground beef, creamy hummus, refreshing cucumbers, grape tomatoes, salty olives, and tasty feta cheese.

What’s more, these bowls take only 25 minutes to make. So, they’re great when you don’t have much time for meal prep.

Do keep in mind that the Mediterranean Hummus Bowls contain beef. Since beef has a large carbon footprint, you may want to eat it on occasion.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 644.3
  • Fats: 31.88g
  • Protein: 20.93g
  • Carbs: 64g
  • Fiber: 7.3g
  • Sugar:


7. Meal Prep Whole30 Sweet Potato Hash

Meal Prep Whole30 Sweet Potato Hash


Do you love your sweets? Me too!

This Sweet Potato Hash provides a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. That’s because it contains sweet veggies like sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and red onions.

So, it balances the bitterness of the kale and the savory of the homemade sausage.

And the homemade sausage is pretty easy to make. That’s because you’re not putting the sausage into a casing.

You just brown some ground chicken and turkey in a skillet. And you season your meat with breakfast sausage spices.

So you have all the taste of sausages – without all the work. Check out more low fat meals here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 352
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 9g


8. Crispy Sesame Tofu with Zucchini Noodles

Crispy Sesame Tofu with Zucchini Noodles


I’m a big fan of Chinese food, as I’m sure many of you are too. However, Chinese food tends to be carb-heavy.

That’s because of all the rice. So, if you’re on a low-carb diet, it can be a big No-No.

This dish is low-carb approved. That’s because it contains only 13 grams of net carbs.

And it’s so delicious – I bet you won’t miss the rice! You’ve got crispy, sesame-topped tofu, flavorful sesame peanut sauce, and zucchini noodles.

Zucchini noodles provide immune-boosting Vitamins A and C.

Making zucchini noodles is relatively easy. Just slice off the ends of your zucchini.

Then place your zucchini in a spiralize, and spiralize away. Don’t have a spiralizer yet? I recommend this one here.

It is up to 35% stronger than other spiralizers on the market. So, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 397
  • Fats: 31g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 10g


9. Honey Garlic Chicken Meal Prep

Honey Garlic Chicken Meal Prep


Do you work out at the gym regularly? Then you definitely want a protein-packed meal to come home to.

And my Honey Garlic Chicken Meal Prep has tons of protein. In fact, it contains a whopping 65 grams of protein.

The chicken thighs are nicely browned on the outside. And they’re juicy on the inside – just the way they should be.

And the honey adds sweetness, while the soy sauce adds umami notes. Meanwhile, the garlic adds savory, and the black pepper adds a hint of heat.

So, relax those muscles, and tuck into this meal.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 879
  • Fats: 26g
  • Protein: 65g
  • Carbs: 97g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Sugar: 18g


10. Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad

Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad


Now time for some Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad. Yes, you read that right.

Instead of using mayo, you’re using cottage cheese. So you get the creaminess of tuna salad – with fewer calories.

The cottage cheese also adds an extra boost of protein.

And to add some crunch, you’re adding celery and radishes. You’ll also be adding some lemon juice for freshness.

And you can’t have tuna salad without bread, right? Wrong!

You’re going to be serving your tuna salad with carrot noodles. Think of carrot noodles as the sweet version of zucchini noodles.

To make them, peel some carrots, and cut off the ends. Then use a peeler or spiralizer to make the carrot noodles. Check out more pescatarian meal prep ideas here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 337
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g


11. Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice Meal Prep Bowls

Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice Meal Prep Bowls


Time for another non-traditional dish. This one is Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice – and it totally works.

You get all the yummy taste of traditional Chicken Fried Rice – without the stir-fry.

Making it is so easy. Add butter, garlic cloves, chicken, chicken broth, soy sauce, and rice to your Instant Pot.

Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Then do a quick release of the pressure.

While the chicken is cooking, microwave some frozen veggies. Then add your frozen vegetables and green onions to your rice, and stir well.

In the market for an Instant Pot? You can get one at a budget-friendly price here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 325
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 35g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g


12. Taco Lettuce Wraps Meal Prep

Taco Lettuce Wraps Meal Prep


Looking for a healthier alternative to tacos? These Taco Lettuce Wraps are a great option.

They’re flavorful and satisfying. And since you’re using lettuce as your tortilla, they contain fewer calories.

They also contain fewer carbs. So, you won’t go into a carb coma after eating a few.

You’re also using ground turkey instead of ground beef. So, the lettuce wraps contain less fat – and fewer calories. Yay!

Now, ground turkey can be kind of bland. So to add flavor, you’ll be using several spices  – 8 to be exact.

So, get out those measuring spoons. I recommend these measuring spoons here.

They’re made with stainless steel instead of plastic. So the markings don’t fade or rub off.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 325
  • Fats: 11.6g
  • Protein: 26.4g
  • Carbs: 33.2g
  • Fiber: 9.9g
  • Sugar: 6.9g


13. Mexican Red Bean Quinoa Casserole Meal Prep

Mexican Red Bean Quinoa Casserole Meal Prep


Casseroles are a great way to simplify meal prep. Dump your ingredients in a casserole dish, and place it in the oven.

Then you let your oven do all the cooking. Easy peasy.

This casserole is full of yummy Mexican flavors – not what you expect of a casserole.

Also, unlike your traditional casserole, you’re using quinoa instead of, say, pasta or rice.

Quinoa is a good source of plant-based protein. Unlike many plant-based proteins, it is a complete protein.

This means it contains all the essential amino acids that you need. It is also good for your bones.

That’s because it contains manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus. What’s more, it’s gluten-free.

If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 560
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 77g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 15g


14. Tofu Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

Tofu Burrito Bowl Meal Prep


A lot of us are adding more plant-based dishes to our menu. And for a good reason – eating plant-based can be good for your health.

Plant-based foods reduce inflammation. They also contain nutrients that support your immune system.

This dish provides an excellent plant-based alternative to traditional Burrito Bowls. That’s because you’re using crumbled, pan-fried tofu instead of ground beef.

The tofu is smoky, savory, and has a nice kick. Perfect if you like it spicy.

If not, you can simply leave out the cayenne pepper and chipotle pepper. Check out more low calorie meal prep ideas here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 210
  • Fats: 18.6g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 12.1g
  • Sugar: 0.1g


15. Ground Beef Zucchini Sweet Potato Skillet Meal Prep

Ground Beef Zucchini Sweet Potato Skillet Meal Prep


Meal prepping has so many benefits. But all those pots and pans can be a pain to clean.

That’s where this Skillet Meal Prep comes in handy. It makes clean-up so much easier.

Best of all, it tastes pretty delicious. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes and red bell peppers balances out the savory of the ground beef.

And the zucchini adds extra nutrition. It’s certainly a dish you’ll want to feed your family again and again.

To ensure your sweet potatoes get cooked well, cut them into small pieces.

Also, use a cast-iron skillet if possible. Cast iron skillets are great for distributing heat evenly.

This ensures that your food cooks evenly. This cast-iron skillet comes with a heat-resistant handle. So it keeps your hands safe when you’re cooking.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 373
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 41g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 16g


16. Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep


Do you hate eating veggies? This Meal Prep may make you a veggie lover!

It’s filled with colorful veggies. There are grape tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, red onions, and mushrooms.

And they’re beautifully caramelized. So, they taste sweet rather than bitter.

And they’re served with hummus and a homemade Lemon Dill Tahini dressing. These add creaminess and extra depths of flavor.

With a dish like this, you just may say: “More veggies please!”

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 395.3g
  • Fats: 20.02g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbs: 52.28g
  • Fiber: 12.08g
  • Sugar:


17. One-Pan Chicken Legs with Chickpeas & Quinoa

One-Pan Chicken Legs with Chickpeas & Quinoa


Are you trying to build some muscle? Then high protein meals are essential.

However, high protein meals tend to be more costly. But with this dish, you’ll still be within budget.

And you’ve got not just one- but 3 good sources of protein. You’ve got protein from the chickpeas, chicken legs, and quinoa.

But best of all, it’s full of flavor. The coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon add a pleasant warmth.

And the cherry tomatoes add a sweetness that is complemented by the tartness of the dried cranberries.

Find more macro-friendly meal prep recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 932
  • Fats: 46g
  • Protein: 54g
  • Carbs: 79g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 19g


18. Meal Prep Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

Meal Prep Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad


There’s Chicken Salad, and there’s CHICKEN SALAD. This meal prep is definitely CHICKEN SALAD.

It’s filled with unexpected tastes and flavors. You’re getting crunchiness from walnuts and sweetness and tartness from the dried cranberries.

The Greek yogurt adds creaminess and extra protein. Meanwhile, the tarragon adds minty and peppery notes.

After eating this Chicken Salad, you may never go back to regular Chicken Salad…just saying.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 292
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g


19. Tuna Salad Meal Prep

Tuna Salad Meal Prep


Looking for another flavor explosion? Try this Tuna Salad Meal Prep.

This Tuna Salad is the bomb. Red onions and pickle relish lend sweetness, and Dijon mustard add a pleasant heat.

And the crunchiness of the celery offsets the creaminess of the Greek yogurt. Meanwhile, the touch of lemon juice makes the Tuna Salad taste fresh.

But that’s not all. You’ll also be serving this Tuna Salad with other goodies.

These include a hard-boiled egg, apple slices, cucumber slices, and almonds. So, you’ll definitely feel full after eating it.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 227
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber:
  • Sugar: 10g


20. Low-Carb Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies

Low-Carb Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies


Want to eat low carb on a budget? This Sheet Pan dish is the way to go.

Juicy seasoned sausages are cooked with a medley of low-carb veggies. These include yellow bell peppers, zucchinis, and butternut squash.

So, you have a nice balance of savory and sweet. Who knew healthy eating could taste this good?

This dish is great just the way it is. But if you want, you can serve it with mashed cauliflower. Check out more sheet pan dinners.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 404
  • Fats: 29g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 8g


21. Baked Herb Chicken Breasts with Couscous Meal Prep

Baked Herb Chicken Breasts with Couscous Meal Prep


Are you trying to lose weight? Chicken breasts are going to be your new best friend.

That’s because they’re full of protein which fills you up. It also boosts your metabolism. Yay!

But because they don’t contain a lot of fat, they can taste –  well, tasteless. And no one wants tasteless food.

These herb chicken breasts are full of flavor from the Mediterranean spices. And the red onions, zucchini, and vegetable-broth infuse couscous add more Mediterranean flavors.

You won’t believe it’s diet food.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 633
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 61g
  • Carbs: 56g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Sugar: 9.7g


22. Autumn Kale & Sweet Potato Salad

Autumn Kale & Sweet Potato Salad


Want a great way to save money on your food budget? Eat fruits and vegetables in season.

This Kale & Sweet Potato Salad is a great way to enjoy fall produce. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes complements the bitterness of the kale.

And the pepitas and pecan add crunch, while the dried cranberries add tartness. The homemade Maple Tahini dressing is amazing.

It’s a delightful mixture of sweet, acid, savory, salty, and spicy.

Best of all, one serving of this salad costs less than $2.00. So you’re getting a restaurant-quality meal  – at a bargain price.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 629.05
  • Fats: 31.13g
  • Protein: 9.48g
  • Carbs: 85.83g
  • Fiber: 13.35g
  • Sugar:


23. Salmon Patties with Coleslaw Meal-Prep Bowls

Salmon Patties with Coleslaw Meal-Prep Bowls


Tired of boring old sandwiches for work? Give this Meal Prep a try.

It’s simply delicious. You’ve got pan-fried salmon patties, fresh coleslaw, and a creamy homemade coleslaw dressing.

Your tastebuds will be so delighted – and so will your wallet. That’s because you’re used canned salmon.

Canned salmon is a pretty affordable way to get your seafood fix. And it’s good for you too.

Canned salmon is rich in protein. And it is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3s.

Now the drawback of canned salmon is all the sodium it contains. So, if you can, try and choose one with no salt added like this one here.

Besides containing no-added salt, it’s better for the environment too. That’s because it’s been sustainably caught.

So it helps preserve natural habitats and fish populations.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 186
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g


24. Chicken Burrito Bowls

Chicken Burrito Bowls


Craving Chipotles? Have these Chicken Burrito Bowls instead.

Not only are they cheaper, but they’re healthier for you too.

Taco seasoned ground chicken is tossed with black beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower rice. It is Mmm, mmm good.

In fact, I prefer it myself. That’s because the cauliflower rice adds freshness.

It also provides Vitamin K, which is essential for heart health. And it contains B vitamins which are vital for brain health.

Are you running short on time? You can simply use pre-packaged cauliflower rice, which you can find here.

Or, you can simply make your own. This will save you even more money.

Making cauliflower rice from scratch is pretty simple. Break your cauliflower into pieces.

Next, place the cauliflower pieces in a food processor. Process until smooth.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 517
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 42g
  • Carbs: 57g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Sugar: 8g


25. Garlic Herb Chicken & Asparagus Meal Prep

Garlic Herb Chicken & Asparagus Meal Prep


Chicken is great and all. But after a while, your chicken dishes start to blend together.

This Garlic Herb Chicken & Asparagus Meal Prep definitely pops out. That’s because of the garlic herb mixture that you add to your chicken and asparagus.

It gives the chicken and asparagus tasty Italian flavors. And the cauliflower rice tastes good as well.

That’s because you’re tossing it in olive oil and spices. And you’re spreading it on a baking sheet, then baking it.

So, it’s pretty tasty.

Besides being delicious, this dish is also nutritious. Buon appetito!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 363
  • Fats: 17.4g
  • Protein: 36.8g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 7.6g
  • Sugar: 7g


26. Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Meal Prep

Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Meal Prep


Are you looking for a Paleo-friendly Meatball Meal Prep? This one is a great option.

The meatballs are juicy and flavorful. And the sauce is so good- you’ll want to lick your plate.

To keep your Meatballs Paleo, you’ll be using coconut flour to bind your meatballs. Besides being Paleo-friendly, coconut flour is also very good for you.

It is a rich source of iron which keeps your energy levels high. And it is rich in fiber which promotes healthy digestion.

Now, coconut flour is more expensive than regular flour. However, since it is so absorbent, a little goes a long way.

So, you don’t need to use much of it. If you need to stock up on some coconut flour, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 595
  • Fats: 15.2g
  • Protein: 42.2g
  • Carbs: 71.6g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Sugar: 0g


27. Big Mac in a Bowl

Big Mac in a Bowl


Craving Macdonald’s but want to save some moolah? Have this Big Mac in a Bowl.

It has all your favorite Big Mac flavors. There’s well-seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, sesame seeds, onions, and dill pickles.

And we can’t forget about MacD’s special sauce. It’s creamy, delicious and even low carb – Perfect if you’re watching your carbs.

In a pinch for time? Instead of making your own, you can use a store-bought Thousand Island dressing instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 530
  • Fats: 44g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 9g


28. Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Casserole


Looking for a casserole that won’t kick you out of ketosis? Try this Buffalo Chicken Casserole.

It hits all the right notes. It’s creamy, cheesy, savory, sweet, and spicy.

And because it doesn’t contain any dairy, it’s Paleo-friendly too.

To get the cheesy taste, you’ll be using nutritional yeast. Besides being tasty, nutritional yeast is quite nutritious too.

It contains several brain-boosting B vitamins. It also contains the antioxidants glutathione and selenomethionine, which protect your cells from free radical damage.

Besides using it in casseroles, you can use it in soups and even on popcorn. If you’d like to stock up on some nutritional yeast, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 402
  • Fats: 22.6g
  • Protein: 35.6g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 5.8g
  • Sugar: 0g


29. Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad


Meat is nice and all. But sometimes, you want to take a break from all the meat.

And this Chickpea Salad provides a welcome change. It’s colorful, flavorful, refreshing, and satisfying.

You’ll really love the roasted chickpeas. They’re crispy, smoky, and have some heat – you can think of them as healthy croutons!

Besides being tasty, this salad is packed with protein and fiber to keep you full. So you definitely won’t miss the meat.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 417
  • Fats: 23g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 45g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 17g


30. Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep

Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep


Looking for a lunch idea that will impress your co-workers? Make this Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep.

Succulent, juicy shrimp are tossed in a honey garlic sauce and pan-fried. So it has sweet, savory, spicy, and umami notes.

And it is accompanied by crisp fresh sugar snap peas and brown rice. It’s definitely a winner!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 345
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 27g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g


31. Korean Beef Bowl

Korean Beef Bowl


Craving Korean takeout? This Korean Beef Bowl is sure to satisfy your cravings.

It’s full of yummy goodness. There’s Korean-seasoned beef, crunchy carrot salad, refreshing cucumber slice, brown rice, and a medium-boiled egg.

So you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.

Best of all, one batch makes 6 servings. So, you can eat it pretty much every day of the week.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 590
  • Fats: 19.2g
  • Protein: 44.7g
  • Carbs: 58.2g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Sugar: 13.9g


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31 Cheap Meal Prep Recipes You'll Love

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These healthy and Cheap Meal Prep Recipes will give you a whole new appreciation for food. Eating healthy shouldn't be expensive!


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  • veggies
  • rice or quinoa or couscous
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