20 #MealPlan & #FoodPrep Resources from the #BlogHealthy Community

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

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Today we’re collecting all the best meal planning and food prepping resources from around the web! Here are some of our favorite recipes from around the HLB community to help step up your planning and prepping game:

How I Prep Healthy Meals (and Reduce Food Waste) from Andie Mitchell //

Meal Plan for Nut and Dairy Allergies from Cotter Crunch // The healthy recipes (which are always gluten free) in this meal plan are nut free AND dairy free. Delicious meals for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks for anyone with multiple food allergies.

50 Healthy Trader Joe’s Items and A Trader Joe’s Meal Plan from Eating Bird Food // Here’s a list of my top 50 healthy Trader Joe’s must-haves for making delicious and nutritious meals! And don’t forget to grab your free 7-Day Trader Joe’s healthy meal plan, too!

5 Easy Ways to Master Meal Planning from Melissa Joulwan’s Well Fed // In this post, I’m going to outline a few ways you might tackle your own meal schedules. I’m going to start with the “meal planning” I use most often, which is less a “plan” and more a “buy a bunch of stuff I like and stock the fridge so I can grab whatever, whenever.” But I also have more concrete options that you might like, too!

Top 5 Meal Prep Food Safety Tips from Jessica Levinson // Keep your family safe and healthy with these five meal prep food safety tips.

A Beginner’s Guide to Food Prep from The Lean Green Bean // A Beginner’s Guide To Food Prep. Follow these 5 simple steps to learn how to food prep. They will help you get organized and prepared so that your time prepping food is more productive and less stressful. Plus a step-by-step example!

Plant-Based Meal Planning: My Go-To Meals from A Healthy Slice of Life // I’ve been compiling a list of go-to plant-based meals to make meal planning each week easier. Here are some of our tried and true favorites, as well as a few I have my eye on to make soon!

Five Ways to Streamline Food Prep and Spend Less Time in the Kitchen from Achieve with Athena // Here’s the thing though: meal prep can take as much or as little time as you want it to. If you want to prep every meal for your week, go for it. But meal prep could also look like taking fifteen minutes to hard boil some eggs, cut up veggies to roast later in the week, and throw together some grab and go containers of yogurt and fruit. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to the amount of time you choose to set aside for meal prep. There’s also no right or wrong when it comes to WHEN you want to food prep.

Vegan Food Prep Tips for Healthy Meals All Week from Running on Real Food // While I don’t do a lot of vegan food prep, the time I do invest on the weekends makes a world of difference during the week. So, what’s the point of food prep? Why not just wing it and make food as you go? Well, you definetely can do it that way, especially if  you’re an experienced plant-based eater and don’t mind cooking on a nightly basis. I don’t do food prep every week but I much prefer it when I do. Life is just so much easier when meals are ready to go! If I’m not doing food prep, at very least I have a meal plan and shop for all the ingredients I need.

Learn to Multitask and Become a Food Prep Ninja from Burpees for Breakfast // Do you even multitask, bro? One of the best ways to rock food prep is to multitask. Learn why and find out how to become a food prep ninja!

How to Prep Healthy Food for the Week from Salads 4 Lunch // I’m back to prepping food for our meals so that we can choose healthier foods.  I find that having healthy foods already prepared to snack on, pack for lunches or toss into dinners works best for this busy on the go family. 

Grocery Haul + Food Prep + Meal Plan from On Tap for Today // This week I split up food prep between Sunday afternoon and mid-day Wednesday.  In total, it probably took 2 hours.  If you don’t include doing dishes.  And, like, sampling.

Real Food: Meal Planning and Prep from Wildly Fit // Our regular routine has us going grocery shopping on Sunday mornings and cooking meals on Sunday afternoon or evening. This takes care of a ton of of our food for the week and we often only have to cook one or two more times as we get to Thursday and Friday.

Food Prep is the Key to Staying on Plan: Batch Cooking from Nutmeg Notebook // We have all heard that old saying “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” It really is true when it comes to eating a healthy diet. When you no longer rely on processed foods it does require some prep and cooking ahead so you always have something to make a meal from. At first it might seem a little daunting but once you make the mental shift and create a strategy it all starts to seem so simple. Our meals these days are much easier and I actually spend less time preparing meals which frees me up to do other things that are a lot more fun. 

All About Food Prep and Meal Planning from Tara Ford Nutrition // Recently, I have had a couple of readers ask me about the details of how I put together my weekly meal plan so I thought I would dedicate a blog post to the details of my weekly food prep and meal planning.


How to Eat Intuitively on a Meal Plan from Hungry Hobby // As a Registered Dietitian, it’s a huge priority for me to coach my clients to honor their hunger and satiety cues.  It makes the meal plan aspect feel like a lifestyle change and not a crazy restrictive diet.  Here are some of my top tips to eat intuitively while on a meal plan…

Meal Planning Hack: Making a Master List of Go-To Dinners from Gettin’ My Healthy On // After reading a post from Healthy Inspiration recently, this recurring problem of getting bored with dinner suddenly seemed a whole lot easier to resolve. Jennifer recommended a simple task that takes about four minutes, that would make meal planning MUCH easier for the long term. It’s actually something I’ve been considering doing for awhile, but I hadn’t sat down to work on until I read her post, which convinced me it was worth my time. Create a master list of go-to recipes your family loves.

Family Meal Planning Tips from a running tale // Over the past 10 years meal planning has been a staple in our house and let me tell you it saves my butt even more these days while working full-time and having two kids. It not only saves time, but money, food and a lot of hassle overall. Meal planning has changed in the past few years as I have less time when we talk in the door, more distractions and kids that decide what they love one day they hate the next. But sticking to the meal plan still allows us to sit down every night and eat a planned supper.

How I Meal Plan + 5 Regular Dinner Recipes in the Rotation from Your Trainer Paige // Meal planning doesn’t have to be some hairy, scary, tedious thing. In fact, I have fun meal planning each week! Today I’m going to walk you through my step by step method for meal planning, and share some of my favorite dinners to add to the rotation.

Free 30 Day Instant Pot Meal Plan from Slap Dash Mom // Make sure you check out and grab our printable shopping lists to make it easy when you are in store to grab the best WW FreeStyle friendly foods and snacks!

Now it’s time for you to add to the recipe collection! Find a recipe on your blog that fits this week’s theme and leave a comment with a link to your post below. We’ll share any posts you share to our social media schedule next week to help #PromoteYourBlog and share your favorite content.

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!


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