25 Meal Prep Recipes For People Who Hate To Cook

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25 Meal Prep Recipes For People Who Hate To Cook

If you are here reading this then you must fall into one of two categories: 1) you hate cooking (ie, the title of this article, “25 Meal Prep Recipes For People Who Hate To Cook), but want to know what you could make that is meal prep friendly and basically requires little to no effort, or  2) you actually enjoy cooking, but know that you are most likely going to find a few really fast and easy recipes here.

Either way, we are glad you are here because we are about to help you out no matter which category you fall into! We have put together some of our favorite quick, easy and/or no-bake recipes that require so little cooking or prep you won’t even realize you just prepared a week’s worth of meals. Trust us. Even we have week’s where we are short on time or just have no desire to cook, so we can tell you first hand that these recipes will change the game for you!

No Bake/Cook Recipes

Just as the title states. This collection of recipes requires no baking/cooking. And if it does, we have a pro tip to help turn it into a healthy no-cook recipe.

Mint Chocolate Energy Bites

Pro Tip: double or trip this recipe and store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.

Cocoa Hazelnut Energy Bites

Pro Tip: Keep the flavors fresh and exciting in this no-bake recipe by switching up the flavor nut butter you use. One recipe. Multiple flavors.

Cocoa Hazelnut Energy Bites

Watch How to Make these on YouTube

Meal Prep on Fleek YouTube

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Pro Tip: Turn this protein-packed treat into cookies to satisfy your mid-afternoon sugar craving.

Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Breakfast PRO Bowl

Pro Tip: Buy pre-cooked whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa to make this easy meal.

Breakfast PRO Power Bowl

Meal Prep Salad in a Jar – Vegetarian

Pro Tip: Look in the produce department for Steamed Beets and Steamed Beans!

vegetarian salad in a gar recipe

Turkey Spinach Pinwheel Meal Prep

Pro Tip: Switch up your sandwich fillings to make 2 different lunches boxes. Half turkey and cheddar. Half ham and swiss. Yum!

Starbuck Protein Bistro Box

Pro Tip:  Vary the fruit and nut butter in your bistro box to add variety. Have you ever tried cashew butter?

Healthy Quinoa Meal Prep Bowls

Pro Tip: Use pre-cooked garbanzo beans such as these to toss together this no-cook meal.

Peanut Butter & Banana Roll Up Boxes

Pro Tip: Swap pretzels for crackers and celery for carrots to add variety.

Crockpot Recipes

We mean, technically you aren’t cooking. The crockpot is, right? 😉

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili

Pro Tip: This doesn’t even need one! It’s a complete dump and go meal!

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

5 Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili

Pro Tip: Use a store-bought salsa verde to make this in 15 minutes.

3 Ingredient Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

Pro Tip: Serve this with your pre-cooked whole grains and frozen broccoli for a complete meal.

 

Green Lentil Curry

Pro Tip: Skip the first two steps in the slow cooker section and toss everything straight into your crockpot for a super fast meal.


Easy Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Pro Tip: Use your favorite store bought BBQ sauce. 2 Ingredients is all you will need.

White Bean & Sausage Soup

Pro Tip: Skip soaking the white beans and instead use pre-cooked lentils. Toss everything into the crockpot and it will be done in 15 minutes if you use pre-cooked sausage!

Slow Cooker Beans and Sausage

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pro Tip: Triple this recipe. We promise it won’t last too long.

Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette

Pro Tip: Pair this with in-season fruit such as an apple or orange for a complete meal.

Recipes So Easy It’s Like You’re Not Even Cooking

Does it really count as cooking if you just toss it onto a sheet pan or in a single skillet and let it do its thing? We didn’t think so.

One Pan Fajita Salmon

Pro Tip: Purchase portioned fish and pre-cut veggies to make this in minutes.

One Pan Fajita Salmon Meal Prep

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Pro Tip: Purchase pre-cut, unseasoned chicken and pre-cut veggies.

Ranch Pork Chops & Potatoes Sheet Pan Meal Prep

Pro Tip: Purchase pre-made ranch seasoning and the smallest baby potatoes to speed up cooking!

Sheet Pan Cod and Veggies

Made in only 25 min!

sheet pan fish and veggies 25 min

Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Pro Tip: Buy your favorite Greek marinade at the store. Just saved yourself a step!

Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Sausage Skillet

Pro Tip: Buy pre-cut butternut squash and you can have this meal done in less than 10 minutes

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Skillet Meal Prep

High Protein Egg Muffin Meal Prep

Pro Tip: Switch up the veggies to add variety each week. Or, add in some of the sausage from the recipe above.

High Protein Breakfast Egg Muffin Meal Prep

Related Article: The Ultimate Guide to Making Egg Cups

The Ultimate Guide To Making Egg Cups

Turmeric Scrambled Egg Meal Prep

Pro Tip: Pre-cooked sausages are your best friend.

Easy Fall Breakfast Granola

Pro Tip: Double this recipe and use it for both breakfast and snack.

Easy Gluten Free Fall Breakfast Granola

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