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31 High Calorie Meal Prep Recipes for Weight Gain

Do you need to gain weight? It’s important to have consistent meals throughout the days and that’s where meal prepping comes in. We share delicious and nutritious high-calorie meal prep recipes just for that.

Are you trying to gain weight and increase your calorie intake? Then you probably know you’ll need to fill up on high-calorie foods.

Sure, you could hit the drive-thru and get hamburgers and fries. They’re high calorie-foods, but they’re not good for you.

That’s where having high-calorie meal prep ideas comes in handy. By meal prepping, you ensure your meals are ready to go – and that they’re nutritious too.

However, it can be hard finding high-calorie meal prep ideas online. That’s because most people are actually wanting to lose weight instead.

So, I’ve done the heavy-lifting and compiled 31 High-Calorie Meal Prep Ideas for you. These will provide for a week of lunches. 

All you have to do is go ahead and cook them. And to keep those nutritious meals fresh, store them in these glass food storage containers.

They’re eco-friendly and have an airtight seal.
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1. Salmon with VeggiesSalmon with Veggies

Source: allnutritious.com

Do you enjoy your sweets? Then you’ll enjoy my salmon meal prep recipe.

That’s because you’re adding sweet veggies like sweet potatoes and beets. And you’re balancing the sweetness with the savory salmon.

You’ll also be adding some fresh lemon. The lemon keeps your salmon nice and fresh.

And the Vitamin C in the lemons prevents your veggies from turning brown.

This dish is great without any dressing. But if you like it saucy, feel free to add a sauce or dressing.

This Honey Mustard vinaigrette would work quite well. It’s sweet and has some kick.

And it’s made with avocado oil for extra calories and heart-healthy fats. This is an absolutely fabulous high-calorie lunch that’s high in protein and good for muscle growth.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 806
  • Fats: 45g
  • Protein: 54g
  • Carbs: 53g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Sugar: 16g

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2. Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowl

Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowl

Source: theforkedspoon.com

Are you trying to increase your muscle mass? Then you’ll love this Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowl.

The chicken breasts, chickpeas, and quinoa contain tons of protein. And as you know, protein is vital for building those muscles.

But nutrition aside, this dish is super yummy. The chicken breasts are marinated in warm spices like cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, and cayenne pepper.

This makes the chicken juicy and spicy – but not too spicy. Then you’re topping everything with a creamy, cooling Cucumber Tahini yogurt.

You’re also adding avocadoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce. So this dish is not only yummy but healthy too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 722
  • Fats: 36g
  • Protein: 56g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Sugar: 8g

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3. Herb Chicken Couscous

Herb Chicken Couscous

Source: allnutritious.com

Looking for another Mediterranean dish? Give my Herb Chicken Couscous a try.

The chicken breasts are juicy-tender and full of Mediterranean flavor. That’s because you’re marinating the chicken breast in olive oil and Mediterranean spices like oregano and basil.

The zucchini, red onions, red bell peppers, and yellow bell peppers add more Mediterranean flavor. You just may picture yourself lying on a Mediterranean Island….just saying.

You’re also cooking your couscous in vegetable broth for added flavor. However, you can use chicken broth for cooking your couscous instead.

It will add even more depth of flavor and is quite good for you. Chicken bone broth contains a ton of bone-building minerals.

And it contains collagen, which helps build your muscles. If you need to stock up on chicken bone broth, you can get some chicken bone broth right here.

This meal prep is relatively cheap and we love that! For more cheap meal preps, check this list here.

Per Serving:

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

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4. Keto Crockpot Chicken

Keto Crockpot Chicken

Source: savvyhoney.com

I enjoy good old-fashioned comfort food, as I’m sure many of you do too. But by very definition, comfort food is carbs, carbs, and even more carbs.

And all those carbs can make you feel sleepy. That’s where this Keto Crockpot Chicken comes in handy.

It contains a ton of calories yet very few carbs. So you won’t want to hit the sack after you eat it.

But let’s stop talking about nutrition; the taste really matters. This Crockpot Chicken is super addictive.

That’s because you’re topping your chicken with ranch, cream cheese, and heavy cream. Can it get any better than this?

Yes! You’re adding crispy bacon, too, and green onions. So you’re getting ooey-gooey cheesiness and crispy bacon in one bite.

This chicken takes about 6 hours to cook in the slow cooker. And you may be out doing errands or working while you make it.

So, it’s best to use a programmable slow cooker to make the chicken. That way, you’re not worrying about the chicken burning.

This is the programmable slow cooker that I recommend. Overall, this is a perfect high protein lunch for the busy people out there!


Per Serving:

  • Calories: 1094
  • Fats: 88g
  • Protein: 67g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

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5. Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

Source: allnutritious.com

Need to gain weight on a vegan diet? Try this vegan meal prep! This easy recipe will help you do just that.

It’s spicy, tangy, and just plain delicious. And chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, parsley, and cumin add some Mediterranean flavors.

So you may be wondering where most of the calories are coming from. They’re actually coming from the olive oil.

You’ll be frying your chickpeas in lots of olive oil and adding your spices. Olive oil is quite dense in calories.

Just one tablespoon has 119 calories. And it’s rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

It also contains antioxidants that combat inflammation. To get the most health benefits, it’s best to use extra-virgin olive oil.

That’s because extra-virgin olive oil contains more antioxidants. Here’s a good quality extra-virgin olive oil you can use.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 790
  • Fats: 35g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 97g
  • Fiber: 20g
  • Sugar: 23g

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6. Keto Pork Pie

Keto Pork Pie

Source: likehotketo.com

Looking for a good dish that you can eat on the run? This low carb Pork Pie is a great option.

You can eat it with your hands, and it’s traditionally eaten cold. So you don’t need a microwave to warm it up.

It’s made with a yummy, savory minced pork filling. The nutmeg, sage, and beef bone stock add warmth, earthiness, and richness.

You’ll feel like your British grandma made this for you.

Best of all, this Pie is filling yet low in carbs. That’s because you’re using almond flour to make your pie crust.

Almond flour is low in carbs yet rich in heart-healthy fats. And it’s great for crusting your meat or thickening your stews.

If you don’t have any almond flour handy, you can get some here.


Per Serving:

  • Calories: 603
  • Fats: 46.3g
  • Protein: 40.4g
  • Carbs: 3g

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7. Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

Source: happykitchen.rocks

Craving a Pulled Pork Sandwich – without the meat? Then definitely give this Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich a try.

You’re using pulled Jackfruit as your pork. Pulled Jackfruit has a nice meaty texture and looks just like pulled pork.

Now, don’t get too excited – Jackfruit doesn’t taste like meat. However, your pulled pork has a lovely BBQ taste because you add vegan BBQ sauce and smoked paprika.

So even your non-vegan friends will love it.

Now making your vegan BBQ sauce is actually quite easy. Just place your BBQ sauce ingredients in a bowl, and mix until smooth.

This vegan sandwich is great for school meal prep.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 604
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 84g
  • Fiber: 8g

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8. Chicken Legs Chickpeas and Quinoa

Chicken Legs Chickpeas and Quinoa

Source: allnutritious.com

Want to take your chicken legs to the next level and increase your muscle gain? Try my Chicken Legs Chickpeas and Quinoa.

It’s full of aromatic spices like cinnamon, turmeric, and coriander. So it tastes good and makes your kitchen smell good too.

The red pepper flakes provide some heat, and the dried cranberries add zing. You’ll definitely want these Chicken Legs on your weekly meal rotation.

And you’re serving these with chickpeas and quinoa. So you’re getting lots of plant-based protein too.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Check out more chicken meal prep ideas here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 932
  • Fats: 46g
  • Protein: 54g
  • Carbs: 64g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 19g

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9. Mushroom Carnitas Bowl

Mushroom Carnitas Bowl

Source: mealpreponfleek.com

I love Carnitas, as I’m sure many of you do. But Carnitas tend to be made with chicken or pork – No-Nos on a vegan diet.

This Mushroom Carnitas Bowl had me fooled. Looking at it, you would think it’s steak.

That’s because you’re using Portobello Mushrooms, which have a meaty look and texture.

You’re also grilling your Portobello Mushrooms. So, they have nice grill marks.

But appearance aside, these Mushroom Carnitas are pretty flavorful. And you’re serving them with roasted corn, tomatoes, black beans, avocados, olive, vegan pepper jack cheese.

So you definitely have some good eating. You’ll definitely want to haul out your grill for this Mexican feast.

And if you don’t have a grill, simply use a grill pan like this.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 647
  • Fats: 3
  • Protein: 19.6
  • Carbs: 44.7
  • Fiber: 13.2

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10. Red Kidney Bean Burger Bowl

Red Kidney Bean Burger Bowl

Source: allnutritious.com

Looking for a veggie burger to throw on the grill? I just have the burger for you.

These Red Kidney Bean Burgers are full of flavor from the cumin and chili. So they have some kick, but too much.

And unlike some veggie burgers, they don’t fall apart. Yay!

Making these veggie burgers is relatively easy. Start by draining and rinsing your canned red kidney beans.

Then dry them as much as possible. This is key to making sure they don’t crumble.

Mash your beans in a bowl and set them aside. Next, add bell pepper, scallions, parsley, garlic cloves, and spices to a food processor.

Pulse well, then add oats and eggs, pulsing again. This food processor will do the job easily.

Add your mashed red kidney beans, pulsing until smooth. Shape your mixture into patties, and freeze for 2 hours.

Cook your patties in a skillet or on the grill. Enjoy!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 646
  • Fats: 25g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbs: 86g
  • Fiber: 34g
  • Sugar: 20g

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11. Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

Source: summeryule.com

Tired of eating eggs and bacon in the morning? Change things up with this Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal with a few simple ingredients.

It has all the delicious flavors of Carrot Cake. That’s because you’re adding carrots, raisins, cream cheese, and pumpkin pie spice.

And we can’t forget those pecans for that nice bit of crunch. Plus, you’re adding Medjool dates for natural sweetness.

Besides being delicious, this Overnight Oatmeal is quite nutritious. It’s rich in calcium, Vitamin A, protein, and fiber.

Want to make it even higher in protein?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 732
  • Fats: 31.5g
  • Protein: 27.2g
  • Carbs: 90.3g
  • Fiber: 9.8g
  • Sugar:

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12. Chicken Farro Salad

Chicken Farro Salad

Source: allnutritious.com

During the summer, you want to enjoy something light, like a salad. But when you’re on a high calorie diet, you don’t want your salad too light, if you know what I mean.

This dish is light, refreshing, and bursting with sweetness. That’s because you’re adding oranges, red onions, and beets.

You’re also throwing in some broccoli for good measure. The sweet and savory chicken breasts add a nice boost of protein.

You’re also adding the ancient grain farro. Farro is much healthier than refined grains.

Just ¼ cup of farro contains 6 grams of protein. That’s as much protein as one large egg.

But that’s not all; it contains zinc and magnesium for a healthy immune system.

So, make sure you have it on your shopping list.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 715
  • Fats: 27g
  • Protein: 55g
  • Carbs: 55g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 17g

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13. Vegan Protein Salad

Vegan Protein Salad

Source: runningonrealfood.com

If you’re new to a vegan diet, you may be wondering: “Where exactly will I get my protein?”. After all, you’re not eating beef, chicken, fish, eggs, or dairy.

With this Vegan Protein Salad, you don’t have to worry about that. That’s because one bowl of this salad provides 40 grams of protein.

That’s as much protein as 7 large hard-boiled eggs! You’re getting all this protein from vegan foods like tempeh, chickpeas, tofu, and hemp seeds.

As an extra bonus, you’re getting a boatload of fiber. In fact, you’re getting almost 100% of your daily fiber requirements.

You’re also adding lightly steamed cauliflower, cucumbers, fresh arugula, and avocadoes. All topped with creamy tahini dressing.

This salad may just become one of your favorites.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 619
  • Fats: 33g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 24g
  • Sugar: 6g

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14. Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

Source: allnutritious.com

Feel like hitting the buffet line at your favorite Chinese restaurant? My Honey Garlic Chicken is sure to satisfy your cravings.

The honey garlic sauce makes the chicken sweet, savory, and sticky. You’ll definitely be licking your fingers.

And you can’t have Chinese food without some rice. So we’re serving up some brown rice too.

Brown rice is a good source of complex carbs. It contains more fiber than white rice and is broken down more slowly.

So you don’t have substantial sugar spikes. And it contains manganese which builds strong bones.

You can also steam some veg for a complete meal using this steamer basket.

Per Serving:

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

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15. Salmon and Leek Risotto

Salmon and Leek Risotto

Source: alwaysusebutter.com

Health authorities recommend eating fish twice a week. That’s because it’s a good source of vitamins and minerals.

And oily fish like salmon are pretty rich in omega-3s. Salmond also contains more fats than white fish.

And more fat equals more calories. Yay!

This dish is not only good for your heart but your taste buds too. There’s flaky-tender salmon.

And you’re cooking risotto with fish stock, leeks, and butter. So you get lots of buttery seafood flavors.

Finally, you’re adding shredded Parmesan cheese. Can it get any better?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 1249
  • Fats: 52g
  • Protein: 81g
  • Carbs: 92g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 3g

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16. Instant Pot Spicy Chicken

Instant Pot Spicy Chicken

Source: allnutritious.com

Not feeling inspired with your chicken dinner? Get inspired by this chicken dish.

It’s nicely seasoned with cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and chili powder. You’re also adding mild salsa sauce for even more Mexican flavors.

Like it spicier? Kick things up a notch or two with this Salsa From Hell – yes, that’s the actual name of the salsa.

To tone down the heat, you’ll be adding sweet bell peppers and creamy red kidney beans.

Craving more Mexican flavors? Feel free to add some avocado.

Don’t have an Instant Pot handy? This is a great one to put on your wish list.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 767
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 65g
  • Carbs: 74g
  • Fiber: 30g
  • Sugar: 12g

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17. Chicken Avocado Salad

Chicken Avocado Salad

Source: livinglou.com

Oh yeah …. talking about avocados – Here’s a Chicken Avocado salad for all you avocado lovers.

This dish is a refreshing spin on Classic Chicken Salad. It’s creamy and tastes fantastic.

Instead of the mayo, you’re using avocado and yogurt. So you’re getting all the creaminess, but with lots of nutrients.

Avocadoes provide lots of heart-healthy fats and fiber. Meanwhile, yogurt offers lots of calcium. Yay!

Want to boost the protein even more? You can use Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt.

It has almost double the protein of regular yogurt. And it tastes great too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 1447
  • Fats: 113g
  • Protein: 75g
  • Carbs: 48g
  • Sugar: 6g

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18. Piri Piri Chicken

Piri Piri Chicken

Source: runningtothekitchen.com

Time for some Piri Piri Chicken – I just love how that sounds.

In case you don’t know, Piri Piri Chicken is chicken made with – drumroll please – sauce made from Piri Piri peppers.

So it’s definitely spicy! But spiciness aside, this dish is quite easy to make.

That’s because you’re cooking a whole chicken on a sheet pan. You’re also adding sweet potatoes and green beans.

As they say in the south, this chicken is definitely “good eatin.”

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 817
  • Fats: 46g
  • Protein: 85g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

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19. Chicken Thighs with Broccoli Salad

Chicken Thighs with Broccoli Salad

Source: ramonascuisine.com

Looking for some more good eats? Get hold of these chicken thighs.

You’re pan-frying them with garlic, kosher salt, and white wine. So your chicken is moist and super flavorful.

You’re also serving the chicken thighs with salad. And this ain’t no ordinary salad.

The salad is packed with broccoli, mung beans, red split lentil sprouts, sporing onions, avocado, radishes, pumpkin seeds, and fresh herbs.

This makes it refreshing, colorful and filling – none of that rabbit food for you.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 716
  • Fats: 49g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 6g

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20. One Pot Cream Mushroom Chicken Pasta

One Pot Cream Mushroom Chicken Pasta

Source: carmyy.com

Do you love One Pot Pasta dishes? Me too!

You get all the yumminess of an entire pasta dish – minus all the dirty pots and pans.

This pasta dish is as good as they come. That’s because you’re sauteing your onions, garlic, and mushrooms in chicken grease.

So you’re getting tons of savory flavors. Then you add chicken broth and heavy cream before adding your pasta.

So your pasta is not only creamy but savory too. Once the pasta is al dente, you throw in some spinach for mama’s sake.

Add in your cooked chicken and some Parmesan cheese – and tuck right in.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 709
  • Fats: 27g
  • Protein: 46g
  • Carbs: 76g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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21. Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Source: thecozycook.com

Did someone mention Sloppy Joe Casserole? You had me at Sloppy Joe … and Casserole.

You’re smothering browned ground beef and farfalle pasta with Manwich sauce, chicken broth, corn, and diced tomatoes.

And you’re adding Velveeta cheese and cheddar cheese. Bake for 15 minutes, and out comes … casserole perfection.

You’ll definitely want seconds – good thing you’re on a high calorie diet.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 663
  • Fats: 30g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbs: 61g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 11g

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22. Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Source: supergoldenbakes.com

Are you up for more pasta? Of course, you are – who doesn’t love pasta?

This Chicken Alfredo Pasta does double duty. You can have it for a healthy meal prep or a fancy date night.

That’s because it looks and tastes like you ordered it at a fine Italian restaurant. The pasta is bathed in a rich, creamy, cheesy Alfredo sauce.

And it’s garnished with fresh parsley. Best of all, this meal prep, ahem date night dinner, takes just 20 minutes to make.

So you’ll have more time to spend with your sweetie.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 949
  • Fats: 34g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbs: 61g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g

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23. Beef Ragu

Beef Ragu

Source: spoonforkbacon.com

Is it getting chilly where you are? Warm up with this Beef Ragu.

It’s hearty, comforting, and off-the-walls delicious. The beef is nice and tender, and it’s simmered in a tomato sauce along with carrots, celery, and onions.

So it not only tastes good but smells great too. You’re also adding polenta, which balances the acidity of the stew.

With a Beef Ragu like this, you’ll look forward to all those chilly days.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 756
  • Fats: 42g
  • Protein: 50g
  • Carbs: 47g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 9g

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24. Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

Source: supergoldenbakes.com

Looking for a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal prep? This Beef Stroganoff is a clear winner.

It’s creamy, soothing, and the beef just melts in your mouth. Yum!

What’s remarkable is how inexpensive this Beef Stroganoff is. Traditional Beef Stroganoff is made with thinly sliced sirloin steak, which is quite pricey.

However, this Beef Stroganoff is made with chuck steak, which is cheaper.

To make it a meal, serve it with potatoes, rice, or my favorite – egg noodles.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 695
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 48g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g

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25. Crockpot Pork Chops

Crockpot Pork Chops

Source: theroastedroot.net

Time for some more homestyle comfort food. Don’t you just love eating high-calorie meals?

And you can’t get more comforting than this dish. You have juicy pork chops bathed in a creamy, dreamy mushroom sauce packed with garlic and caramelized onions.

They’re also tender mini gold potatoes.

Are you making these Crockpot Pork Chops today? I’m coming over to your house! These are definitely macro-friendly!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 760
  • Fats: 42g
  • Protein: 51g
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 5g

Recipe

26. Baked Chicken and Rice

Baked Chicken and Rice

Source: beyondthechickencoop.com

Looking for some feel-good food? This Baked Chicken and Rice will give you warm fuzzies.

You’re using chicken broth, onions, carrots, and celery for baking your rice. And you’re nestling chicken thighs around your rice.

So your rice absorbs the chicken seasonings and drippings. The rice is grandma-cooking good.

And so are the chicken thighs. That’s because you’re seasoning them with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme.

So your rice is nice and savory.

Besides making a great meal prep, this dish is perfect for family get-togethers. Now that’s a winning dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 607
  • Fats: 30g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbs: 54g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g

Recipe

27. Chicken Alfredo Bake

Chicken Alfredo Bake

Source: bellyfull.net

Talking about family get-togethers, this Chicken Alfredo Bake is perfect for that. It serves 8 people, so there’s enough to go around.

But don’t expect any leftovers for your meal prep. This Chicken Alfredo Bake is sure to be gobbled up quite quickly.

The combination of creamy pasta, ooey-gooey cheese, tender chicken, and veggies is irresistible.

This Chicken Alfredo Bake is great on its own. But if you like, you can serve it with a side Caesar Salad. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 613
  • Fats: 29g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbs: 50g
  • Fiber: 16g
  • Sugar: 3g

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28. Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole

Source: thecozycook.com

Looking for another excellent casserole idea? Give this one a try.

It’s full of flavor. The combination of sour cream and cheese sauce makes it quite rich.

You’re combining your sauce with juicy chicken, broccoli, and cream of mushroom soup. These give additional layers of meatiness, umami, and freshness.

Your tastebuds won’t know what hit them.

This Casserole is also pretty nutritious. It’s rich in Vitamins A, C, and calcium.

And it’s packed with protein.

Now the sodium is on the higher side. But you can reduce the sodium by using this low sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup.

Bon appetit!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 667
  • Fats: 45g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

Recipe

29. Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

Croissant Breakfast Sandwich

Source: theforkedspoon.com

Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches are pretty popular at drive-thrus. And for a good reason.

They’re easy to eat on the go, tasty, and quite filling. But hitting the drive-thru every morning can take a hit on your wallet.

That’s where these Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches come in handy. They’re just as delicious and will save you a pretty penny.

You have scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and ham sandwiched between a buttery croissant. All you’ll want to say is Yum.

And the best part is that they are freezer-friendly too. So place a whole stash in the freezer and take one out whenever the cravings hit. Yay!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 783
  • Fats: 56g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 9g

Recipe

30. Vegan Pesto Pasta

Vegan Pesto Pasta

Source: jessicainthekitchen.com

Missing Cheesy Pasta since becoming vegan? Try this Vegan Pesto Pasta.

It’s bright and full of fresh Italian flavors, from the cherry tomatoes and the homemade vegan basil pesto. You’ll feel like you’re eating at a fine Italian restaurant.

Making vegan basil pesto from scratch is easier than you think. You’ll need basil, raw walnuts, vegan parmesan cheese, garlic, and lime juice to make the pesto.

You’ll also need sea salt, olive oil, and pepper.

Place your ingredients in a food processor or a high powdered blender like this. Blend until smooth.

For more pasta meal prep ideas, check out this article here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 609
  • Fats: 40g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 52g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 5g

Recipe

31. Shredded Mexican Beef Bowls

Shredded Mexican Beef Bowls

Source: runningtothekitchen.com

Craving some Mexican food? These Shredded Mexican Beef Bowls are sure to satisfy your cravings.

These Bowls are packed with so much yumminess. There’s tender taco-seasoned shredded beef, cilantro rice, creamy black beans, sweet fried plantains, and crunchy red and green bell peppers.

It’s quite the Mexican fiesta.

Want even more Mexican flavors? Add some avocado or guacamole.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 931
  • Fats: 46g
  • Protein: 76g
  • Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 10g

Recipe

high calorie meal prep

31 High Calorie Meal Prep Recipes for Weight Gain

Yield: 2-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

If you need to gain weight but struggling to have nourishing meals, these High-Calorie Meal Preps will be extra useful! Healthy, delicious, and not too hard to make.

Ingredients

  • 1. Salmon with Veggies
  • 2. Chicken Shawarma Quinoa Bowl
  • 3. Herb Chicken Couscous
  • 4. Keto Crockpot Chicken
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