20 Dinners You Can Meal Prep On Sunday

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.


1. Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole

Who said casseroles were boring?


2. Turkey Taco Bowls

Source: Buzzfeed

For all the Chipotle lovers out there.


3. Thai Turkey Meal Prep Lettuce Wraps

BRB. Putting this recipe’s peanut sauce on everything.


4. Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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.


5. Garlic Basil Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Zoodles are officially here to stay, and I’m not mad about it.


6. Quick Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls

So good you will forget the name of your favorite takeout place.


7. Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili

Source: Prevention

Crockpot lovers rejoice! This chili takes TEN minutes to prep.


8. Jerk Chicken With Spiced Yellow Rice

The star of this meal is the pineapple salsa. (Pineapples are in season, so don’t miss out!)


9. Greek Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Flavorful, light, and fresh. Perfect for a summer weeknight.


10. Kimchi Ramen

Source: Soup Addict

Not your college dorm’s ramen, this treat can be stored in mason jars and reheated!


11. Veggie Tacos

Source: Viva La Food

Taco Tuesday – The Prep = More Time For Margaritas!


12. Pomegranate and Pear Salad

So Instagram-able you will forget how good it is for you!


13. Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms

Source: eatingwell

FYI: Sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A and B6, so they are especially good for your skin!


14. Sesame Noodles With Chicken

Source: eatingwell

Perfect your chopstick skills with this healthy meal that can be made with whole wheat Soba noodles.


15. California Roll Sushi Bowl

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!


17. Pesto Pasta Salad

Put your arugula pesto to good use!


18. Spring Veggie Stir-Fry

Perfect for Meatless Monday! (And Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday!)


19. Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies

So customizable! Just toss in whatever you have!


20. Homemade Vegetarian Chili

My go-to rainy night meal. (Can be made vegan!)