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.

Add Filter

    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.

    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...


    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 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...


    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...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan For St. Patrick’s Day Week

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all week long by kicking off the week with an Irish stew. Enjoy a traditional corned...


    A 7-Day 15-Minute Prep Meal Plan

    Being strapped for time doesn't mean the drive-thru is the only dinner option. Try these easy dinners prepped in 15...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using a Big Batch of Rice

    Start the week by steaming a big batch of rice to portion and serve with Sunday, Monday and Wednesday's dinners.


    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Slow Cooker Chicken

    Ease your way into dinners for the week by using the slow cooker to prepare a whole chicken that can...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan During Lent

    Need ideas on what to make for dinner during Lent this year? Use this meal plan any week during the...

    Magazine Cover

    Subscribe & SAVE

    Save Up To 80%!

    A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Your Instant Pot

    Dig out your Instant Pot from the pantry and keep it out on the counter all week, because these dinners...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan for Valentine’s Day Week

    Instead of celebrating Valentine's Day for one night, treat your sweetheart to an entire week of special dinners.


    A 7-Day Meal Plan of Kid-Friendly Dinners

    School has been especially stressful this year. Whether you're still helping your kiddos at home or sending them off to...


    28 Quick Dinners to Make in February

    Eat well all month long. Each of these tasty mains can be made in 30 minutes—or less!


    A 7-Day Meal Plan of One-Pot Meals

    If you have just enough time to cook dinner but don't want to spend another 30 minutes doing the dishes,...


    Your Low-Cal Meal Plan for February

    Warm up with these low-calorie meals! Enjoy 28 delicious main dishes and sides for the month of February.