20 Lunches You Can Meal Prep on Sunday

Avoid drive-thru urges and packaged food cravings this week by preparing nutritious lunches ahead of time. This meal-prep technique will not only remove stress from your weekly grind, but it’s also easy on the wallet and good for the body. Here, we rounded up 20 make-ahead lunches you can prep on a lazy Sunday for a productive week. From protein-packed to vegetarian-friendly, we have plenty of recipe inspiration to get you started!


1. Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls


2. Chicken Avocado Burritos


3. Spicy Chicken Sweet Potato

Source: Pinch of Yum


4. Chicken Salad Mason Jar with Creamy No-Mayo Dressing


5. Cashew Chicken Quinoa Bake


6. Steak Cobb Salad


7. Buddha in a Jar

Source: Delish


8. Creamy Vegan Mexican Pasta Salad

Source: Emilie Eats


9. Chicken and Broccoli Shells and Cheese


10. Healthy Thai Coconut Quinoa Bowls


11. Chicken Burrito Bowls


12. BLT Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps


13. Easy French Dip Sliders


14. Easy Vegetarian Chili


15. Gnocchi Caprese Salad


16. Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables


17. Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta

Source: Budget Bytes


18. Easy Vegetable Fried Rice

Source: Delish


19. Spicy Chipotle Make-Ahead Burritos

Source: Pinch of Yum


20. Vegetarian Quinoa Burrito Bowls



  • Sarah

    Love the taco/burrito bowls. For vegetarians, you can replace the ground turkey with Trader Joe’s South West Quinoa Veggie Burgers, I just break them up with a fork it’s a few great alternative

  • Nikki Laraja

    Chicken Avocado Burritos – yes please!


  • Hayley Autumn

    Wow! ALL of these recipes look super yummy! I can’t wait to try the Creamy vegan Mexican pasta salad and the healthy Thai coconut quinoa bowls! I love that there are so many healthy ideas for Sunday meal prep! I’m a vegetarian, my hubby eats meat, and my baby girl eats a mix of what we eat, so it is the perfect combo of recipes for the fam!

  • Stephanie

    These recipes all look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

  • Um excuse my while I pin ALL OF THESE! Meal prep is life

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  • Amber Patricia Jessie

    Love the article! Just to let you know the link is broken for the Chicken Burrito Bowl (#11). Here’s the one that worked for me: http://gimmedelicious.com/2017/01/07/meal-prep-chicken-burrito-bowls/

    Thanks! I can’t wait to try some of these!!

  • Callum

    Stop trying to make mason jars a thing.

  • Ooh that mason jar salad looks delish!

  • Aamir iqbal

    Wow…so good. Very tasty! …made this again and I always make
    in crock pot on high for 5/6 hours. I couldn’t find boneless at the
    time. The meat falls off the bone. I use all ingredients and add garlic
    and they are so good. I’m making again and again. People do not freeze
    unless You are making ahead of time and Do Not put Frozen in crock
    pot!!!! Thaw out in refrigerator first, then place in crock pot or Dutch
    oven pot which ever you are you using. I use a Crock-Pot. Alot of
    people have large families or a party to prepare for. That all it’s
    saying. ??
    Regards hanifia.com

  • Dan

    How do you keep these fresh for the entire week?

  • Pascal

    I just recently bought myself a lunchbox that I can also use to heat up my meals. It’s called a HeatsBox and just made my meal prepping for work so much easier! I can just plug it in whenever I want, and within 20 minutes my food is nice and warm…so delicious 🙂

  • Christina Corcoran

    Hi! Can we share this blog on our blog?

  • A couple of these recipes do seem light they would be tastey. To bad you don’t have anything listed for calories. I’m week 4 on my diet.

    • CallMeLogical

      You can input these recipes into a calories tracking app like MyFitnessPal and it will tell you the calories.

  • Kelley Ann

    So my avocado turns brown in seconds. How do you keep them green for days?

    • Tom H

      Lemon or citrus