I used to have a chronic case of the ‘Sunday Scaries.’ Just the thought of the long workweek would send me right back under the covers. After all, Sundays were made for sleeping in, painting toes, drinking smoothies, and watching reruns of Barefoot Contessa. (For like, 8 hours straight.)
When my best friend introduced me to meal prepping every Sunday to reduce meal related decision anxiety over the week, my entire Sunday mindset changed. I went from snoozing to slicing. Instead of binge-watching, I started basting. You could say that I turned into Ina Garten. (Not really, but Ina, if you are reading this, please take me under your wing!) Here are 20 simple weekday dinners that can be prepped on Sunday. So simple you can squeeze it in post-brunch and pre-Netflix binge watch.
Who said casseroles were boring?
For all the Chipotle lovers out there.
BRB. Putting this recipe’s peanut sauce on everything.
This dinner goes straight from the freezer to the oven. Perfect for the those nights you just want to snuggle on the couch with the dog and watch some reality TV.
Zoodles are officially here to stay, and I’m not mad about it.
So good you will forget the name of your favorite takeout place.
Crockpot lovers rejoice! This chili takes TEN minutes to prep.
The star of this meal is the pineapple salsa. (Pineapples are in season, so don’t miss out!)
Flavorful, light, and fresh. Perfect for a summer weeknight.
10. Kimchi Ramen
Not your college dorm’s ramen, this treat can be stored in mason jars and reheated!
11. Veggie Tacos
Taco Tuesday – The Prep = More Time For Margaritas!
So Instagram-able you will forget how good it is for you!
FYI: Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A and B6, so they are especially good for your skin!
Perfect your chopstick skills with this healthy meal that can be made with whole wheat Soba noodles.
Sushi obsessed? This bowl will change your life. (Tip: Add the avocado right before you eat for maximum freshness!)
16. Arugula Pesto
Why didn’t I think of this genius idea earlier? Freeze pesto in an ice cube tray to enjoy everyday of the week!
Put your arugula pesto to good use!
Perfect for Meatless Monday! (And Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday!)
So customizable! Just toss in whatever you have!
My go-to rainy night meal. (Can be made vegan!)