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    Updated on May 9, 2020. Posted on May 9, 2019

    18 Meal Prep Recipes For Beginners That Take 30 Minutes Or Less

    You'll be back on your couch in no time!

    1. 20-Minute Chicken, Rice, and Broccoli Bowls

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    Healthy, tasty, reliable, and easy. You can never go wrong with a classic!

    2. 25-Minute Honey BBQ Baked Salmon Bowls

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    Protein? Check. Grains? Check. Veggies? Check. What more do you need?

    3. 25-Minute Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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    These will be ready faster than you can say "tasty thai turkey lettuce wraps" five times.

    4. 17-Minute Protein Waffles

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    These healthy protein-packed waffles are just what you need to kickstart your day (or afternoon)!

    5. 15-Minute Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

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    These quick sandwiches are perfect for both breakfast AND lunch.

    6. 30-Minute Falafel, Hummus, and Salad Bento Boxes

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    Name a more iconic duo than falafel and hummus.

    7. 30-Minute Beef and Broccoli

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    This recipe might just dethrone your favorite takeout place!

    8. 30-Minute Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs

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    This sweet and spicy meal will definitely keep you filled up throughout the day!

    9. 30-Minute Greek Chicken Bowls


    An easy and satisfying recipe that'll make you super excited for lunchtime.

    10. 15-Minute Spring Strawberry Bento Boxes

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    The perfect light and fresh meal for the spring season! And extremely simple to make.

    11. 15-Minute Curry Shrimp Bowls

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    All you need is a sheet pan and a few ingredients to make this easy and flavorful dish!

    12. 20-Minute Zucchini Noodles

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    A simple zoodle recipe that you can pair with any protein of your choice!

    13. 15-Minute Tuna and White Bean Salad

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    Low-carb, high-protein, and incredibly easy to whip up!

    14. 30-Minute Kale Sweet Potato Salad

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    This quick meal is filled with hearty fall flavors!

    15. 30-Minute Freezer Breakfast Burritos

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    These perfect burritos are ready to be scarfed down during your work week!

    16. 15-Minute Buffalo Chicken Jar Salad

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    Buffalo chicken? Salad? Meal prep? Say no more.

    17. Five-Minute Overnight Oats

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    Incredibly easy, super delicious, and with eight different possible flavors!

    18. 20-Minute Breakfast Egg Muffins

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    This grab-and-go treat is perfect for a snack OR meal.

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