Make an Easy Meal Plan Using These 25 Recipes

Make an Easy Meal Plan Using These 25 Recipes

Following a meal plan is easy. But creating a meal plan? That can feel like a much bigger challenge — especially when you keep finding recipes that require a ton of ingredients or hours of prep.

It’s no secret that meal planning can help you stay on track and reach your weight loss goals. But if the idea of cobbling together a meal plan feels overwhelming, we’ve rounded up simple, healthy recipes for every meal of the day.

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7 Easy Meal Plan Breakfast Recipes

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Healthy Ham and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Fuel your body with this simple breakfast sandwich, made with just five wholesome ingredients: ham, egg, Swiss cheese, spinach, and a whole grain (or sprouted grain) English muffin. It’s the perfect way to kickstart your morning.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

Breakfast Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk

The best thing about making chia pudding for breakfast (besides the taste)? It’s so easy to make — and you prep it at night, so you don’t have to rush around to make a healthy breakfast before heading out the door. This recipe shows you exactly how to make it in minutes.

Get the recipe at Lathis Kitchen.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

You only need five ingredients to make this scrumptious smoothie for hectic mornings. (Four ingredients if you skip the maple syrup — the fresh fruit provides plenty of sweetness!) To make this a more balanced breakfast, add protein powder or Greek yogurt to the smoothie.

Get the recipe at The Curious Frugal.

Low-Carb Baked Ham and Egg Muffin Cups

Looking for an easy and filling breakfast with minimal prep and cleanup? All you need is thinly sliced ham, eggs, veggies, a muffin tray, and about 20 minutes to make these breakfast bites.

Get the recipe at Intelligent Domestications.

Coconut Cashew Overnight Oats

When it comes to healthy breakfast ideas, it doesn’t get much easier than overnight oats — mix the ingredients in a pint jar at night, and when you wake up in the morning, a delicious and creamy breakfast will be waiting in the fridge.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

Sheet Pan Eggs

If you don’t have time to babysit your eggs so they don’t overcook or burn on the stove, try sheet pan eggs! Simply combine eggs and your favorite mix-ins — like onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes — pour onto a baking sheet, and put in the oven.

Get the recipe at Little Sunny Kitchen.

Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes

Pancakes have a reputation as a decadent “cheat meal,” but these protein pancakes — made with gluten-free oats — have enough fiber, complex carbs, and protein to fit into a healthy meal plan.

Get the recipe at Fit and Fulfilled.

 

5 Easy Meal Plan Lunch Recipes

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4-Ingredient Greek Chicken Bowl

Got 15 minutes to spare? Then you can enjoy this fresh and healthy salad made with four simple ingredients: cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, chicken breast, and feta cheese.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

Slow-Cooker Turkey and Black Bean Chili

This hearty and healthy chili is made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Prep a big batch and freeze it for future meals!

Get the recipe at Frugal Mom Eh.

Avocado Black Bean Chicken Salad

This simple salad mixes chicken, black beans, avocados, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The result: a delicious meal with enough protein to help you power through the afternoon.

Get the recipe at 4everfeedingmyface.

Brown Rice Burrito Bowl

This six-ingredient burrito bowl is a simple vegan meal you can put together quickly. Just throw together romaine lettuce, corn, pinto beans, brown rice, salsa, and avocado and you’ve got a scrumptious meal that rivals your favorite takeout burrito.

Get the recipe at Running on Real Food.

Healthy Quinoa Fried Rice

Traditional fried rice doesn’t always fit in with a healthy diet plan. Luckily, this quinoa-based version is just as delicious — and just as easy to make. (Make it even easier by using frozen mixed veggies!)

Get the recipe at Aroma Foods Simple Recipes.

 

6 Easy Meal Plan Dinner Recipes

Chicken and Vegetables with Ricotta and Lemon

Chicken and Vegetables with Ricotta

Clean eating doesn’t have to be boring! Andrea Rogers, creator of Xtend Barre, swears by this meal prep staple — cook chicken breast and a medley of veggies on the stove, then top with lemon zest and rich, creamy ricotta for a simple, clean dinner that’s full of flavor.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

You only need four ingredients — lettuce, ground turkey, mushrooms, and sesame oil — to make this speedy and filling dinner. Add a bit of garlic and ginger, and drizzle with a bit of soy sauce for extra flavor!

Get the recipe at Openfit.

Easy Vegan Tacos

Add this simple street taco recipe to your meal plan for Taco Tuesday. Made with tofu, onion, pineapple, mango, and loads of spices, it’s a savory meal with a little sweetness to keep things interesting. Best of all, you’ll go from prep to mealtime in less than 20 minutes.

Get the recipe at Productivity Journey.

Kale Pesto Linguine

Squeeze some extra greens into your meal plan with this pasta recipe that combines linguine noodles with an easy-to-make kale and basil pesto sauce. Amp up the nutrition by choosing wheat or bean pasta noodles.

Get the recipe at A Mummy Too.

Oven-Baked Salmon with Peruvian Spices

Spices can transform a plain piece of protein into something that’ll tantalize your taste buds. Case in point: This salmon recipe topped with a rub of spices including fennel, paprika, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, parsley, cloves, black mint, and turmeric.

Get the recipe at Eating Works.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Use your pressure cooker to make this popular Indian dish that pairs juicy chicken with an aromatic and creamy curry sauce. Just add your ingredients, set the timer, and it’s ready in 20 minutes!

Get the recipe at Recipes From a Pantry.

 

7 Easy Meal Plan Desserts and Snacks

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Strawberry Parfait with Balsamic Vinegar

This sweet and savory dessert can be ready in 15 minutes or less — and it has 19 grams of protein per serving, thanks to the Greek yogurt.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

Gluten-Free Single Serve Banana Bread

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this healthier banana bread recipe. It only requires four ingredients, and it can be ready in just 90 seconds!

Get the recipe at The Curious Frugal.

Gluten-Free and Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Sweetened with bananas, these tasty little cluster cookies only require a few ingredients and are ready to enjoy in 15 minutes. Amp up the protein by adding Openfit Plant-Based Protein Shake to the recipe.

Get the recipe at Trendy Mami.

Basic Banana Ice Cream

It only takes one ingredient — frozen bananas — to make this simple and healthy dessert. Then just add whatever flavor you’re craving, whether that’s cinnamon, chocolate chips, or fresh strawberries!

Get the recipe at Openfit.

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

Granola is such a versatile snack, and it’s easy to make because it’s full of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Stir them up, bake in the oven, and you’ll have a snack in less than 30 minutes. (To reduce the sugar content, use less maple syrup than the recipe calls for.)

Get the recipe at Slow Pace Lifestyle.

Pistachio Oat Squares

Feel like you’re stuck in a snack rut? This recipe blends pistachios, oats, coconut flakes, and a bit of maple syrup for an easy dessert recipe that’s full of flavor and provides some protein!

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

Greek Mango Snack

This refreshing, tropical snack has just 241 calories and 19 grams of protein per serving, and it’s made with only three ingredients: plain Greek yogurt, fresh mango, and unsweetened shredded coconut.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

About

Meagan Morris a writer specializing in all things related to health and wellness. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, Yahoo Health, Cosmopolitan, SELF, and Women's Health, among others. Learn more at meaganleamorris.com.

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