7 Budget Friendly Meal Prep Recipes

Roasted Root Veggies & Greens over Spiced Lentils: For a simple weekday supper, top this earthy bowl of lentils with any leftover roasted root vegetables from a big batch.

Chickpea & Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce: This plant-based protein-rich grain bowl made with quinoa and chickpeas is perfect for vegetarians.

Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce: On a weeknight, try this simple pasta with meat sauce instead of opening a jar of sauce. Accompany with garlic bread and steaming broccoli. There are eight servings available from this recipe.

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pies: These little vegetarian shepherd's pies are topped with a smooth mashed potato topping and contain lentils, carrots, and corn. You can also prepare the recipe in a casserole dish that is safe to broil.

Cumin Chicken & Chickpea Stew: This easy, high-protein chicken stew recipe uses spices like cumin, paprika, and pepper to create a flavor inspired by shawarma.

Cornbread-Topped Chili Casserole: Using a cast-iron skillet, this healthful casserole recipe (also called tamale pie) allows the cornbread to go crispy around the edges. Use medium-ground yellow cornmeal for the greatest texture.

Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup: When attempting to lose weight, a large bowl of delicious vegetable soup will keep you full for hours without giving you a lot of calories.