Food & Drink

20 Dinner Recipes You Can Meal Prep on Sunday


Did anyone else look up this week and realize that the holidays are less than 100 days away?! How UTTERLY INSANE is that? If you’re on my same wavelength, this reality has you completely stoked and also filled with dread. Elvis Presley’s Christmas album is definitely queued up on my Spotify — as I’m also staring down my bank account wondering how the heck it’s all going to come together before December.

If you also need to step up your budgeting game before the swiftly approaching holiday season is upon us, we all know that food is the first place to really crack down on the spending. Simply planning ahead for the work week will ensure that you eat well and are flush with disposable income. Here’s what we’ll be cooking up this week — cheers!


1. Roasted Cauliflower with Dates, Rosemary, and Pine Nuts


2. Spinach Pesto Polenta with Smoky Chickpeas


3. Thai Cashew Coconut Rice with Ginger Peanut Sauce


4. Forbidden Rice + Veggie “Glow Bowl” 


5. Italian Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms and Tomatoes 


6. Harvest Stew with Smoked Sausage 


7. Roasted Pumpkin with Feta and Honey


8. Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas 


9. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries 


10. Portobello Vegetarian “Pot Roast”


11. Oktoberfest Sheet Pan Brats with Roasted Veggies 

Source: Grab A Plate


12. Ranch Pork Chops with Potatoes and Spices 

Source: Jo Cooks


13. Spaghetti Carbonara


14. Stuffed Mushroom Casserole


15. Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork


16. Stovetop Pale Ale Chili 


17. Easy Chicken Tikka Masala Meal Prep


18. Spicy “Gumbo-laya” Stew 


19. Detox Broccoli Cheese Soup

Source: Pinch of Yum


20. Pistachio Salmon Salad with Harissa Dressing


What are your favorite recipes to meal prep ahead of time?