If you are tired of coming home after a long day, only to have to spend 30 minutes or even an hour putting together dinner, then try batch cooking.

What is Batch Cooking?

Batch cooking is basically meal prep — you plan and prepare your meals for the week ahead of time. The couple of hours you spend doing this will take away the stress of preparing meals during the week and will also make it more likely you stick to your weight loss and wellness goals.

How Do You Batch Cook?

I recommend you pick a couple recipes from each meal category below (pick ones with overlapping ingredients for maximum efficiency), get the ingredients you don’t already have on hand and set aside some time to prepare meals for the week. Store in the refrigerator or freezer and enjoy throughout the week! Use the extra time you save on weekdays to get in a workout, hang out with family and friends, or just relax!

Breakfast Recipes

Freezer Green Smoothie Packs

Sweet Plantain Hash & Eggs

Breakfast Quinoa with Chia and Cinnamon

110 Calorie Crustless Veggie Quiche

Easy Protein Pancakes

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Lunch Recipes

One Pan Roasted Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls

Honey Sriracha Chicken and Broccoli Meal Prep Bowls

Protein Egg and Quinoa Salad Jars

Low Carb Shrimp Fajita Meal Prep Bowls

Chicken Adobo

Sweet and Spicy Tempeh Bowls

Dinner Recipes

Sheet Pan Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpeas

Vegetable Fish Stir Fry

Jamaican Chicken and Pumpkin Soup

Easy Meal Prep Fish

Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Vegan Caribbean Plantain Curry