Sick of all that chicken? Well, you’re welcome! I found some awesome healthy meal prep recipes WITHOUT CHICKEN (or turkey) that you’ll want to eat every day of the week!
Yes, it’s possible.
Torture to me looks like:
- Lock me in a tiny room, play Rammstein and make me eat food I’ve prepped 4 days ago
If you want me to get food poisoning, just tell me to have lunch at that Asian place nearby, okay? You don’t need to be mean about it.
All that being said, I must say I’ve been a real SLOTH these past few months. Not in my life – it’s been, well, let’s say insane (in a very mixed way – good and bad) – but in the kitchen. And I’ve been eating like it’s my mission to choose the unhealthiest option ever and feel like I’ll be sick after that. My cooking consisted of putting some cheese on bread and toasting it.
But all that fun time is now over. (dancing without tears in my eyes)
Slowly I’m getting my cravings under control using this simple trick and by kinda intermittent fasting. And finally, this week, I’m starting to make some new healthy recipes and I’m actually excited about it! I know, I sound so annoying, but I really am excited to make something healthy again. It’s been about a month and a half.
But until then, I decided to go on Pinterest and get some motivation, inspiration and something for you to chew on.
Something to meal prep on – maybe these ideas will help me eat something other than cookies for lunch. As much as I hate meal prep and the old food part of it – I can’t help but drool all over myself and my computer when I look at these healthy meal prep recipes right here.
As I announced before: these meal prep recipes are without chicken! Which I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but is RARE. It seems like, if you want to eat healthier and not get overwhelmed – get ready for a LOT of chicken. Protein, muscles, bodybuilding.
It’s time to change this.
So this is a collection of fun, colorful, delicious, healthy, vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian meal prep recipes. That also don’t take a million hours to make – in case you’re worried about it.
Healthy Meal Prep Recipes Without All The Chicken
This recipe just screams eat me, eat me. Like it’s completely something I would make, but probably use quinoa instead couscous. Oh, it is vegetarian, but with a little trick (don’t add cheese) it can be vegan.
Now, if my old food looks like this I would have it every single day of the week and never complain. This recipe is great if you want to have a delicious, balanced, gluten-free meal. And I think we do. It’s not vegetarian though.
Can you imagine this lo mein recipe is actually skinny and good for you? And it looks like something I would happily eat every single day of the week. Plus it’s meatless, loaded with veggies AND high-fiber (yes, those are whole wheat spaghetti).
I’ve never had tempeh, but I might just start with this recipe, because it looks so incredibly tasty. On top it is vegan and gluten-free.
Okay, so you know how “they” say meal prep should take hours? If you make this easy recipe you’ll need only 30 minutes and one pan. This delicious healthy recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and a great way to get your omega-3’s.
…and if you thought: 30min? Who has 30min? Bam, here’s a 15-minute delicious vegan red lentil dal recipe that will help you eat healthy for a long time. Spend 15 min cooking some delicious lentils and have healthy dinner for 3-4 days? And they say dreams don’t come true…
Okay, so yes, this is shrimp fried rice. Is it the healthiest option? No. But is it healthy-ish? Yes. It’s got some vegetables in it, some brown rice in it, some shrimp, it’s good. Better than cookies for lunch, I’m telling you. And so much more delicious. Well, in a different way.
Alright, when I first saw Chelsea’s Greek Couscous Salad Meal Prep Recipe I thought: “This is it, it can’t get any better than this”. Then I take a look at her recipes again and there she is: this beautiful, majestic Italian couscous salad. I fell in love. Is this basil? You know how I feel about basil. Well if you don’t: I love it. Don’t think I will add the salami, but this healthy salad is definitely something I want to try for lunch AND dinner.
Oh my, this dish…it’s kinda perfect – simple, easy and pretty much everything a hungry girl could ever dream of. It’s gluten-free, again good source of omega-3’s and, well, I’m not a paleo expert, but I think this is also paleo. But do your research here if you need everything to be paleo.
Alright, I hope you love these recipes as much as I do and that if you, like moi, have been in a healthy eating/cooking slump lately – now crave healthy food and actually make these for the next week. Honestly, I’m not a fan of meal prep, but I can see myself eating each one of these for 2-3 days in a row without crying my eyes out and hating the world. And this means A LOT.