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Aim to make six servings of each ingredient, which will serve as dinner on Sunday and lunch for the rest of the week. If you’re following a recipe that makes two servings, simply triple it. Aim to make six servings of each ingredient, which will serve as dinner on Sunday and lunch for the rest of the week.

If you’re following a recipe that makes two servings, simply triple it. If you’re winging it, use one cup grains (measured dry), cut up (and cook up) six cups of vegetables, and prepare 1.5 pounds of your meat or veg protein. So, assemble your week of lunches on a Sunday or whenever you do your meal prep to have ready for grab-and-go lunches during the busy week.

Store these healthy lunches in an air-tight meal-prep container to keep fresh ( To buy: amazon.com, $30 for 5). Pasta salad makes a great side dish at a potluck, but you can transform it into a healthy weekday lunch. Make a huge batch of pasta salad that’s chock full of healthy vegetables like broccoli, peppers, and tomatoes.

You can keep it veggie if you like, or you can make it the main meal by adding some shredded chicken or canned tuna. We know of course that packing our own lunch saves time and money over eating out or grabbing a fast-food meal. But who has time every morning to put one together?

Not me! These big batch, make-ahead lunch recipes are the answer: cook them on Sunday, divide them into containers, and enjoy delicious, homemade lunches all week. 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. Recipe: Sheet Pan Shrimp and Vegetables with Rice.

Any quick sheet pan supper is a favorite in our book, but especially recipes that diverge from our usual chicken and pork chops. Summer veggies, fresh shrimp, and basmati rice make for a fresh, light Sunday meal. These healthy lunch ideas are easy-to-make and incredibly delicious. Skip the vending machine routine and enjoy a salad or sandwich at work! Turn your old-standby egg salad into your new lunch favorite.

Honey Dijon mustard and pesto add a sensational, savory spin, and the celery and onion lend nice crunch. Cabbage Bean Stew. While on. Be sure to opt for the unsalted canned chickpeas to lower sodium.

For Sunday prep, omit the arugula and make enough farro mixture for the week. Stir in the greens just before you head out the door. Try our Whole-Grain Salads for more make-ahead, quick-to-serve lunches and dinners.

Sunday evenings are more than a time of day and a day of the week. Sunday evenings are a feeling; lots of feelings, usually. And when it comes to soothing our feelings, there’s nothing quite as effective as a comforting dinner, like the Vegetarian Gumbo shown here.

Once upon a time, Sunday dinners might have been cooked by mothers, grandmothers, or fathers who stayed home to cook while the.

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Divide your cooked rice or grain between three or four big bowls, then divide the roasted veg between them, spoon over the chickpeas and add your shredded chicken and any leftover cooked vegetables you have.

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Alexia Lewis RD

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  • Nikole, I just want to tell you that I love you videos. And I love all the food you make. And I love your positivity. I want so bad to make your meals but my husband refuses to eat veggies except green beans and it’s so frustrating! But I was just thinking I could start making one meal and having it for lunch every day because then I could use up the food and have the food he likes. That could totally work and I’m going to give it a try!

  • I’m confused do you pack and store everything in the fridge and microwave them when you’re ready to eat them? Because I’m pretty sure the chips etc will not stay crispy in the fridge……….

  • thank you so much for this video and the versatility with some of the same ingredients but still making them different enough to not get bored

  • I enjoy the video but i have to say a thing. I understand that you want to save time BUT i think you can cut for example the pineappel or the onions because you are making so much plastic trash if you dont. And the time that you spend on that is deffinetly worth. The earth and the ocean will thank you.
    (Sry for my english i‘m from Germany hhehehe��)

  • My respect for healthy people. I was searching for better options for my luch but i give up, i’ll keep eating those 2$ burritos from the mexican woman next door.

  • Hello! Can I please have a meal prep tips that require no oven or microwave? Most people here in Indonesia don’t have ovens or microwave. We do have stove though. Can you help a girl out? Thanks

  • I just made the curry and it’s super good! Swapped Coriander for parsley, fresh ginger for powdered, and kale for spinach. Used a full can of coconut oil, drained chickpeas, and diced tomatoes and eyeballed the rest.

  • My respect for healthy people. I was searching for better options for my luch but i give up, i’ll keep eating those 2$ burritos from the mexican woman next door.

  • That knife is giving me so much axiety! Plus this is the most caucasian stuff I have ever seen my Moroccan household could nevaaah

  • Liv, I just started watching your videos about a month ago & really enjoy them. You are so knowledgeable about nutrtion. Every video i watch, I learn something new. Your kale/broccoli slaw combo looked so good & I can’t wait to try the cashew dressing!! Thanks!!

  • I attempted the first recipe. It came out nicely. This coming from someone who has virtually no experience cooking; this is pretty much the first recipes I have ever attempted to follow (I’m not joking). The most difficult part was finding all the items at the grocery store. Is coconut milk different than full fat coconut? Also I think the diced tomatoes I bought are more watery in the can so it caused the curry to be more watery. Other than that it came out very nice and was actually super easy to cook and prepare.

    Note to others there is a printable page with the recipe from the link in the description, which was helpful to have.

  • I made the chickpea curry, i added kidney beans too and OMG thank you for this recipe i made it and it was soooo good, i did have to add some honey to sweeten it up. My mam loved it too:)

  • Wow fantastic,veggies and chicken ��,salmon are great combinations,,,Thank you so much for your lovely menu,I loved it,you’re voice so sweet.��������

  • Congratulations love your channel, your recipes are easy and delicious. Very creative! I’m considering buying your book (hardcopy) but I have a question. Are your 35 lunch bowls included in your new book? Adriana from Atlanta

  • So much plastic waste on those convenience items….. buying chopped onions? Really? That comes on a plastic bag, when onions have their own natural packing…Don’t get me wrong, ideas for the prep are nice, but we have to be a little bit more conscious about unnecessary waste. ��

  • ❣��Another Good Video❣❣
    Damn you Pretty hot asf����
    ��MaKeup so bomb��
    ������Nice BooBs������
    Have a bless night too
    Happy Spectular Weekend
    ��Stay Safe always��

  • Everything started to look good until the bland looking chicken & Turkey, I’m sorry I would of at least stir fry it with a little water bullion, fresh garlic, red onions avocado oil or coconut oil simple but it’ll give it some flavor and color. Meat has to have some color…

  • I’m so surprised that many English speakers know the word bento.
    Could you tell me the difference between “bento box” and “lunch box”?

  • Love the recipes, but for the vegetarians out there: has anyone an idea what to use instead of chicken? Does it work when I replace it with tofu?

  • Thank you so much for your videos on meal prep! I just prepared two of your recipes last night. You have given me the motivation to finally start preparing my lunches to bring to work.

  • I tried the first and the third recipe and I must say that it was DISGUSTING�� I regret now why I wasted so much food for that����

  • As a freshman in high school, I only need the breakfast and lunch section, but I love it all!!! The best part is how easy it looks!☺️

  • Where can I get most of your ingredients in most of your videos when I live in Japan and don’t have a Trader Joes in my country? Please answer!

  • Excellent quality video and meals are so NOT boring, thank you most kindly for these videos, you’ve just earned yourself many likes and a new subscriber. Hope you have a wonderful day/night.

  • But I don’t understand how it can look good and taste fresh by Friday. It completely puts me off if I’m honest. Anyone knows if it does stay fresh enough? Because I have so many allergies it might help to meal prep, but I’m not sure I’d stick to eating to what I pre make rather than thinking I don’t fancy that again and putting it in the bin.

  • Am I the only one who is feeling sad to eat the same breakfast, lunch and dinner 5 days a week? I like the energy and the ideas in the video though. Food should make us excited and happy, it should satisfy not just our hunger but also our soul. Fruits and veggies when freshly chopped tend to taste very differently. Although I am aware that lifestyles these days are very hectic, it’s pertinent to remember that we ultimately earn money to sustain ourselves. Eating frozen/ packaged and reheated foods over and over again takes a toll on our health. I know because I have been there:( make your health a priority and it’s amazing how good you’ll feel in the long run.

  • All that beautiful healthy prepping only to then later nuke this food in micrwave oven and kill all live with radiation and denature proteins, calcium, vitamins, etc.
    What a waste.

  • In my country if you eat food like this they will be like are you starving yourself since i am already skinny And also it’s expensive to eat food like this for a week.

  • i just subscribed! I like the recipes! i just do not like the songs! I used to like this type of songs before! Now i prefer more relaxing songs. Just my opinion! I just wanna be healthier and now i found someone who makes recipes kinda my style! fantastic thanks

  • I love this video! It’s inspiring!
    Every week i prepare meal preps; but it is not easy to think and cook something different.I found a book and i bought @t life is completely changed,now everything is much easier,I spend less time for cooking because i can easily find too much healthy recipe on this book.if you want to make healthy eating a lifestyle, Iike me, I suggest you to review the book.
    @t

  • Hello! Can I please have a meal prep tips that require no oven or microwave? Most people here in Indonesia don’t have ovens or microwave. We do have stove though. Can you help a girl out? Thanks

  • I am SO happy you’re restarting your cooking channel; I’ve been begging for years for you to start posting there again lmao. I re-watch them all of the time; can’t wait to see all of the new ones����

  • My lover gave me this awesome survival guide “suvo amazing guide” (Google it) as a present and I say I liked it so much. We are doomsday preppers, but wish to be prepared if any sort of disaster hits. A few disaster preparedness books for sale would only mention the classic ideas, however this book can help you know the “whats and hows” during a disaster in the present day.

  • I am always happy to see you and I wish I could see your face and if you could speak a little bit love your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing your good cooking ideas ��

  • For your healthI’d like to recommend you make the pesto the day you plan to eat it! Itll taste better, and if you wait you can get sick from eating it.

  • Lemon juice in everything. My skin would look like I use steelwool to scrub myself in the shower after a week of that. Gooddamn citrus allergy.

  • Lol no wonder why meal prep is quick for everyone else. I’m out here cooking from scratch and weighing my food and calculating my macros. LOL. Still I prefer my way.

  • I really need to eat healthier, I weigh like 140 pounds and my goal is minimum 120-110, when I reach 1k likes then you guys are proving that you care for my health so I’ll do it, I promise it’s not for likes I don’t even know why people want likes, I want it to show people care and help me, so thanks if you do:)

  • In my country if you eat food like this they will be like are you starving yourself since i am already skinny And also it’s expensive to eat food like this for a week.

  • Me encanta todo lo que haces y de echo hago varias de tus recetas aunque a veces no le entiendo pero con solo ver los ingredientes me basta mil gracias

  • So much plastic waste on those convenience items….. buying chopped onions? Really? That comes on a plastic bag, when onions have their own natural packing…Don’t get me wrong, ideas for the prep are nice, but we have to be a little bit more conscious about unnecessary waste. ��

  • Love ur meal prep video coz its super fast n no talking required. Please make more show n have more recipie adapted from all over the world

  • Thanks for some new lunch ideas, spring rolls sounds easy and delicious. So I love my kitchen knives and hope you don’t take this the wrong way. It’s sooo hard on your knives cutting on stone. I’m sorry, non of my business. Cool videos!

  • Eating the same breakfast 5 times a week, same lunch 5 times a week and same dinner 5 times a week? You got to be kidding me. Even if i can do it for one week, wouldn’t be able to do it sustainably over more weeks, would rather kill myself! One can do a much more varied meal prep for a week in just using 2 hours on a sunday and you would be able to have different food every day by mixing and matching.

  • Just been to the gym and there’s a new machine.
    Only used it for an hour as I started to feel sick.
    Its good though, it does everything ‘Kitkats, Mars bars, Snickers and crisps’!

  • I am always happy to see you and I wish I could see your face and if you could speak a little bit love your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing your good cooking ideas ��