Did you know that meal prepping can make your week so much easier?
Meal prepping is a great way to plan for the busy week ahead. This way you don’t have to think about what you’re eating all week long.
When it comes to meal prepping planning is key. You have to drive to the grocery store and buy all your ingredients then cook everything ahead of time. Although this make take some time, meal prepping can really save you a lot of time during the week when you are super busy.
Pick a day of the week where you have a good chunk of time to meal prep, I like typically Sunday is a good day to do this.
Store everything into meal prep containers like tupperware or glassware for easy grab and go set up. Having everything prepped and cooked ahead of time actually makes it less stressful during the week when life takes over and you can’t think straight.
Today these meal prep lunches are inspired by fall and it’s seasonal flavors (but ultimating you can make slight tweaks so you can eat these lunch recipes all year round!). They’re so pretty, you won’t get bored of looking at them, and they can easily be tweaked. Just add a little something different in each meal prep container so you’re still happy to polish them off after meal five. This will have you winning all around!
Here’s 9 Easy Meal Prep Lunches to Make This Fall!
Let’s Get Prepping!
1. Spicy Chicken, Roasted Lemon Broccoli and Caramelized Sweet Potatoes
Found from Ally’s Cooking
This spicy chicken lunch is paired perfectly with roasted lemon broccoli and caramelized sweet potatoes that will certainly give you a great start to your week. Place all the chopped ingredients onto a baking tray and place everything into the oven to cook fully. It’s a simple way to make a week worth of lunches!
2. Shrimp Fried Rice
Found from Damn Delicious
No need to order takeout during the week! It turns out you can make your favorite fried rice dish at the beginning of the week. The shrimp fried rice gets packed right into meal prep boxes for the entire week!
3. One Pan Balsamic Roasted Chicken
Found from Cotter Crunch
This one pan balsamic roasted chicken breast is simply delicious. The balsamic has a tangy taste that complements the cranberries on top! It’s the perfect segway into fall! Serve with roasted sweet potatoes and roasted veggies or a nice green salad with apples for a complete lunch!
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4. Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs
Found from Eat Yourself Skinny
These meatballs have the best balance of sweet and spicy. Can’t go wrong with delicious flavors like Sriracha, soy sauce, ginger, honey, and garlic all drizzled over baked turkey meatballs. The whole meal takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish which means you can have a quick lunch for the week!
5. Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad
Found from Little Broken
Maybe you’re feeling like a vegetarian lunch this week. These warm comforting flavors of butternut squash and cranberry quinoa will keep you fuller longer. The quinoa is a super grain that is great if you are trying to eat cleaner. The salad dressing is something you will love to bottle up to always have on hand!
6. Zoodles with Marinara and Meatballs
Found from Everyday Meal Prep
If you’re craving carbs like pasta then this is a much healthier version that takes less time to make. The zoodles are made up of thin slices of zucchini that are quickly cooked. The zoodles are topped with a classic marinara sauce and Italian turkey meatballs for a complete meal you will love to have all week.
7. Southwestern Chicken and Rice Foil Packets
Found from Gimme Delicious
I love this recipe for its Southwest flavors but more because you make the whole meal on foil packets. It makes it so much easier for clean up but also once cooked place each packet into a container to store for the week. It really can’t get easier than that!
8. Garden Vegetable Turkey Loaf Meal Prep
Found from Budget Bytes
Here’s a lunch recipe that is comforting and warms the soul during a busy week. I love this recipe because it’s all broken down it’s how much it costs for the week and you can prep out all of it in an afternoon. You can’t go wrong with meatball, green beans and skillet mac and cheese!
9. Kung Pao Chicken
Found from Life Made Sweeter
Kung Pao chicken is a lunch favorite that you will love to have all week long. This recipe can be made on the stove top, in a slow cooker or in an instant pot so you can easily make this recipe wherever. The Kung Pao sauce is delicious and you can tweak it if you prefer it spicier or more mild. Serve with white rice or brown rice to complete your lunch!
These fall meal prep lunches make things easy. With a little bit of planning cook them up on Sunday and you’ve got lunch (or dinner) for the week. These meal prep lunches will be the prettiest thing to hit your desk!