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.
Pro Tip: double or trip this recipe and store in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.
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.
Pro Tip: Turn this protein-packed treat into cookies to satisfy your mid-afternoon sugar craving.
Pro Tip: Buy pre-cooked whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa to make this easy meal.
Pro Tip: Look in the produce department for Steamed Beets and Steamed Beans!
Pro Tip: Switch up your sandwich fillings to make 2 different lunches boxes. Half turkey and cheddar. Half ham and swiss. Yum!
Pro Tip: Vary the fruit and nut butter in your bistro box to add variety. Have you ever tried cashew butter?
Pro Tip: Use pre-cooked garbanzo beans such as these to toss together this no-cook meal.
Pro Tip: Swap pretzels for crackers and celery for carrots to add variety.
We mean, technically you aren’t cooking. The crockpot is, right? 😉
Pro Tip: This doesn’t even need one! It’s a complete dump and go meal!
Pro Tip: Use a store-bought salsa verde to make this in 15 minutes.
Pro Tip: Serve this with your pre-cooked whole grains and frozen broccoli for a complete meal.
Pro Tip: Skip the first two steps in the slow cooker section and toss everything straight into your crockpot for a super fast meal.
Pro Tip: Use your favorite store bought BBQ sauce. 2 Ingredients is all you will need.
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!
Pro Tip: Triple this recipe. We promise it won’t last too long.
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.
Pro Tip: Purchase portioned fish and pre-cut veggies to make this in minutes.
Pro Tip: Purchase pre-cut, unseasoned chicken and pre-cut veggies.
Pro Tip: Purchase pre-made ranch seasoning and the smallest baby potatoes to speed up cooking!
Made in only 25 min!
Pro Tip: Buy your favorite Greek marinade at the store. Just saved yourself a step!
Pro Tip: Buy pre-cut butternut squash and you can have this meal done in less than 10 minutes
Pro Tip: Switch up the veggies to add variety each week. Or, add in some of the sausage from the recipe above.
Pro Tip: Pre-cooked sausages are your best friend.
Pro Tip: Double this recipe and use it for both breakfast and snack.