It happens every few weeks without fail: I look up from my laptop as the clock strikes 5:30 p.m. and have a sudden realization. 1.) I have to make something for dinner, and 2.) I have absolutely no clue what that dinner is going to be. And I know I’m not alone in this all-too-regular dilemma, but I can’t help but feel like it says something about my adulting abilities (or lack thereof). What I really need are some easy meal prep ideas I can keep in my back pocket for these occasions.
Even just a loose meal plan and a little forethought would really come in handy on those days. I could avoid becoming steadily hangrier as I search my refrigerator and kitchen cabinets, hoping that I won’t have to resort to my trusty takeout go-to. Sure, meal prep requires a bit of time upfront, but it’s all worth it to dodge those vicious delivery fees.
When it comes to meal prep, I’m looking for something quick, easy, and with maximum flavor—without maximum time spent at the stove. If that sounds like something you need too, look no further than these 30 easy meal prep recipes. Delicious without being super time-consuming? Check and check.
19. Vegetable Soup