Meal Prep Ideas & Recipes

From big-batch recipes to genius tips you can take to the grocery store, these meal planning tips will get you through weeknight dinners and beyond.

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    The Expert’s Guide to Meal Planning

    Get the best meal planning ideas, meal prep tricks and all the recipes you need to pull it off, right here.

    A 7-Day Meal Plan Between Christmas and New Year’s

    Need some inspiration on what to cook for dinner between Christmas and New Year's? Here are a few ideas that...


    Your Weekly Meal Planner

    Let us help you plan dinner. Our seasonal, weekly meal plan ideas have every craving covered.


    A 7-Day Meal Plan of Freezer Meals

    This week's recipes can all be made ahead and stored in the freezer, so you can pull them out during...


    How I Meal Plan for A Family of Four Using Walmart’s Pickup and Delivery Service

    As the meal planner for a family of four, I’m responsible for figuring out 98 meals and snacks every single...

    I Tried a Meal Prep Service for a Week—Here’s What I Thought

    There's no argument that meal prep services are convenient. The question is whether the meals are easy, economical or even...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan with 5-Minute Meals

    Dinners leading up to Thanksgiving day should be nice and easy, so we know you'll love these quick-to-prepare meals—some can...

    A 7-Day German Meal Plan

    Grab the sauerkraut (or make your own), because it's German week! Hearty German fare and flavors make it the ideal...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Featuring Fall Flavors

    Fall flavors take center stage this week. Work through your apple stash, cans of pumpkin and butternut squash haul in...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Your Favorite Kitchen Appliances

    Break out your favorite kitchen appliances this week. We've got recipes for your air fryer, pressure cooker, slow cooker, waffle...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan with Prepped Slow Cooker Meals

    By prepping meals ahead of time and storing them in the freezer, dinner is as straightforward as dumping everything in...

    A 7-Day Italian Meal Plan

    It's Italian week! And there's going to be more to eat than just pasta. Start the week with a big...


    How to Prep and Freeze Slow Cooker Meals

    Put your takeout plans on ice. With ready-to-make meals kept in your freezer, it’s a snap to get a wholesome...


    7-Day Meal Plan: Shop Once, Eat All Week

    One of the pros of planning out your meals for the entire week is only needing one grocery trip. Just...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan for the Summer

    Spend Sunday outdoors, grilling up juicy barbecue chicken. Enjoy more grilled dinners and fresh dishes throughout the week, plus Rhode...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Featuring Mushrooms

    Add 'shrooms to this week's menu! On Sunday, make a nice (but easy!) rigatoni dinner and prep Monday's burgers. Make...

    A 7-Day Meal Plan Around Summer Activities

    If you're like us, family parties, dinner with friends and maybe in-person book clubs and beer garden meet-ups are filling...


    A 7-Day 30-Minute Summer Meal Plan

    In the summer, it's good to keep dinner easy. All of these fresh, summer meals can be made in 30...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Grilled Steak

    Sunday's grill is tomorrow's thrill. Once the flames on your Sunday barbecue go out, turn the leftovers into three smokin'...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Starring Salsa

    Salsa can be used with more than just tortilla chips. Make a large batch of this roasted tomato salsa on...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Repeating Favorite Dinners

    Why reinvent the wheel? Repeating well-loved dinners is a huge timesaver. Just be sure to note what worked well and...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Summer Produce

    Think seasonally. Plan meals around fresh produce, like strawberries, green beans, zucchini and cucumbers. Typically, in-season foods are cheaper, so...


    A 7-Day Southern Meal Plan

    Take a trip to the South this week in your kitchen. We're loving all things Cajun and Creole, plus other...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Spaghetti Sauce

    Simmer a big pot of this meatless spaghetti sauce on Sunday. Serve it over pasta tonight, then use it in...

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    A 7 Day Meal Plan That Starts With a Roast Chicken

    Roast a whole chicken on Sunday (or grab a rotisserie chicken from the store) and use the meat in this...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Taco Meat

    Save yourself some time this week by cooking 3 pounds of ground beef on Sunday. Start with a make-your-own taco...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Canned Food

    Canned goods are a great starting point for countless meals, including these. Each of this week's dinners relies on canned...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Easter Leftovers

    Put those Easter dinner leftovers to good use by turning them into weeknight meals throughout the week.


    Your Low-Cal Meal Plan for April

    Sure, April showers bring May flowers, but that doesn't mean you have to be stuck inside with the same-old dinner...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Slow Cooker Pot Roast

    Start the week by preparing a delicious (and easy!) slow cooker pot roast. Then, turn the leftovers into multiple weeknight...