12 Meal Prep Ideas That Aren’t Sad Chicken and Rice

Plotting out meals for the week doesn’t have to mean you’ll be eating bland, basic dishes. These Instagram accounts will help you get creative

The Master of Zoodles


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@ljadeparker doesn’t skimp on taste with zoodle pesto pasta, shrimp scampi, and raw (healthy) cookie dough balls for dessert.

The Veggie Switch-Off


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@floordeboor_fit alternates each day between layered fruit and yogurt or protein oats with peanut butter and banana and veggie lasagna or brown rice noodles with garlic Parmesan shrimp.

The Not-So-Sad Desk Salad


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Make lunch for the whole week like @orangesandavocados, who packs bowls with radishes, tomatoes, feta, and hard-boiled eggs (or whatever protein you prefer).

The Snack Pack


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Going simple with snacks of fruits, veggies, and nuts will save you major cash—and calories too. Just ask @marekfitness.

The Buffet Method


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@meowmeix preps buffet-style, so she can pick and choose what she wants to pack each day.

The “I’ll Have One of Everything”


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The @foodprepprincess shows that chicken breast can actually be cool. We can really get behind that frittata and wrap situation too.

The Simple Pleasures


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Leave it to BBG devotee @winniebbg_ to keep her meal prep game so fresh and so clean.

The Colorful Paleo Plate


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@lifeofavegetarian makes some stellar lunch packs, including this one with spinach and zebra tomatoes, beetroot relish, plums, and some sweet and salty snacks.

The Divide and Conquer


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Chocolate blender muffins, almond butter, pesto zoodles and lentil Bolognese (à la @hannah.banana89) is plenty wonderful in our book.

The Meal-In-a-Jar


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Quinoa mason jar dinners: perfectly totable and easy to stack away in the fridge, at least according to @fitchickscook.

The Overnighter


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@100weeks makes Neopolitan overnight oats—it’s easy prep for a big lunch that tastes like dessert.

The Prep Master


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@mealprepmaster has the best of the best, including this salad and sweets action. We’d give more than an honorable mention to the spaghetti squash too (it makes for a healthy version of mac ‘n cheese).

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