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There’s nothing quite like coming back to a delicious homemade dinner. However, it can be difficult to come up with ideas of what to make that are both healthy and enjoyable.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of five delicious and healthy dinners you can prep on Sunday for an easier week. From delightful vegetarian dishes to scrumptious meat-based ones, these meals are sure to please you and make your life a little easier during the week ahead.
The importance of meal-prepping
Meal-prepping is important for several reasons. First, it can help you save time for leisurely activities, such as enjoying the latest episode of your favorite TV show on Netflix or playing live dealer games. When you have all your meals prepared in advance, you don’t have to spend time cooking each individual meal, which allows you to manage time more effectively.
Second, meal-prepping can help you save money. By cooking all of your meals at home, you can avoid costly restaurant bills.
Third, meal-prepping can help you eat healthier. When you cook your own meals, you have complete control over the ingredients and can choose healthy options.
Fourth, meal-prepping can reduce food waste. When you cook only the amount of food that you need, you are less likely to throw away leftovers.
Finally, meal-prepping can give you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Knowing that you have all of your meals prepared for the week can help reduce stress and give you a sense of pride.
Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps
These Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps are a quick and easy meal that you can meal-prep on Sunday and have for lunch or dinner throughout the week. They’re packed with flavor and healthy ingredients, including chicken, peanut sauce, vegetables, and rice – all of this for under 30 minutes!
To make these wraps, start by cooking the rice according to the package instructions. Then, in a large skillet, cook the chicken over medium-high heat until it’s cooked through. Once the chicken is cooked, add the peanut sauce and vegetables to the skillet and stir everything together.
Next, take a wrap and fill it with some of the rice and chicken mixture. Fold up the sides of the wrap, then roll it up from bottom to top. Repeat with the remaining wraps.
You can serve these Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps immediately or store them in the fridge for later. They’ll stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.
Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Salmon is a great source of protein making it a perfect option for a healthy dinner. This recipe pairs salmon with roasted Brussels sprouts for a complete meal that is easy to meal-prep on Sunday.
To make the roasted Brussels sprouts, simply trim the ends off of the sprouts and halve them. Toss with olive oil, salt, and garlic, then roast in a preheated oven until golden.
For the salmon, you can either bake it or cook it in a pan. Simply drizzle the fish with a little bit of olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and lemon slices. Bake in a preheated oven until cooked to your liking. This will last in the fridge for up to 3 days, making them a great option to have during the week.
Rainbow Veggie Noodle Bowls
These Rainbow Veggie Noodle Bowls are certainly at the top of our list. Filled with a variety of colorful veggies, spiralized noodles, and a tahini sauce, these bowls make for a satisfying and nutritious meal that will keep you energized all week long.
And the best part is that they can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. To make these Rainbow Veggie Noodle Bowls, you’ll need a batch of spiralized zucchini noodles, 1 cup of shredded carrots, 1 cup of diced red bell pepper, 1 cup of sugar snap peas, 1/2 cup of tahini sauce, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil.
Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Bowls: Perfect for Easy Weeknight Healthy dinners
If you’re looking for a healthy and hearty dinner option that you can meal-prep on Sunday, look no further than a chicken, broccoli, and brown rice bowl.
To make this meal, simply cook up some brown rice and chicken breasts (seasoned with your favorite spices) in advance. Then, when you’re ready to eat, just add in some steamed broccoli, and voila! You’ve got a complete meal that’s healthy, filling, and delicious.
Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs with Za’atar Roasted Carrots
Everyone knows that Mediterranean food is delicious, and these Mediterranean turkey meatballs with za’atar roasted carrots are no exception. Simply roast the carrots with plenty of olive oil and cook the meatballs in a hot pan. Then serve everything with your favorite whole grain and a simple green salad on the side for a complete meal.
Meal prepping is a great way to ensure you enjoy healthy dinners throughout the week, especially when you pair it with a good drink. And by taking some time on Sunday, you can make sure that your weekday dinners will be quick and effortless without sacrificing flavor.
So, take some time this weekend and get meal-prepping for a more stress-free week!