9 Easy and Delicious Paleo Meal Prep Recipes
Are you living in the Stone Age? With your diet, that is. The paleo diet is becoming an increasingly popular philosophy of eating that is essentially preaching the diet of a caveman (opting for meat, fish, eggs, fruit, nuts, seeds, healthy fats and non-starchy vegetables, while avoiding grains, some dairy, legumes, artificial sweeteners, and other highly processed foods).
If you’re paleo, it can be tough to eat out or grab on-the-go snacks since so many foods are processed or contain hidden ingredients, which can be a giant, inconvenient bummer. To be successful, a paleo meal prep plan is your best bet. To get you started, we’ve rounded up the best paleo meal prep recipes so you can create your own meals and snacks that’ll last you all week.
1. Sweet Potato Turkey Patties
These protein-rich sweet potato turkey patties are great for sliders, a side dish, or even breakfast. Make a bunch and throw them in the fridge so you can use them in their many versatile ways all week. To make these even healthier, look for ground white turkey meat.
Get the recipe at Running to the Kitchen.
2. Healthy DIY Protein Bistro Box
Protein bistro boxes are perfect for anyone with a busy schedule or is constantly on the go. This guide gives you a bunch of different meal combination options so you can choose paleo-friendly foods to make several bistro box mixes of protein, fruit, veggies, and carbs to store in your fridge.
Get the guide at Muscle & Manna.
3. Avocado Egg Cups
A classic paleo combo, all you’ll need for this recipe are avocados, eggs, fresh lemon juice, radish, and cilantro. They’re super simple to meal prep and the fresh lemon juice will keep the avocados from browning. Limit your portion to one avocado half and pair with a healthy carbohydrate like sweet potatoes or a piece of fruit for a more balanced meal.
Get the recipe at Fitty Foodlicious.
4. Vegetable Beef Soup
Soups are one of the best paleo meal prep ideas for busy people. Stewed beef chunks, vegetables, broth, and spices, this paleo and keto-friendly beef soup is a great dish to make in bulk and store in the fridge or freezer. Plus, we love any recipe that incorporates the ease of a pressure cooker. This recipe calls for “stew beef,” which can be high in fat. Instead, look for leaner cuts of meat that become tender as they cook like top round or a boneless chuck roast.
Get the recipe at Low Carb Africa.
5. Muesli Cereal
This no added sugar, muesli mix is a great option for snacks, breakfasts, and even nibbling! It only takes ten minutes to prepare and is easy to make in large batches. Simply combine sunflower seeds, unsweetened flaked coconut, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, pecans, hemp hearts, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Serve it in a bowl with some unsweetened almond milk. Yum!
Get the recipe at Low Carb Yum.
6. Meal Prep Ginger Ground Beef Bowls
This paleo and Whole30-approved meal prep recipe features carrots, bell peppers, cauliflower rice, and ground beef, which is then drizzled with a sauce of sesame oil, crushed red pepper flakes, coconut aminos, and fish sauce. It only takes 30 minutes and it’ll stay good for four days in the fridge. To make this dish even healthier, look for a lean ground beef — 90 percent lean or higher.
Get the recipe at Project Meal Plan.
7. Paleo Butternut Squash Soup
Can you believe this paleo-friendly and vegan butternut squash soup actually tastes amazing? It’s spiced with fresh ginger and garlic and has a yummy creamy consistency from the coconut milk. Make a batch and sip all week.
Get the recipe at A Sweet Alternative.
8. Lemon Pepper Chicken
These paleo and keto-friendy lemon pepper chicken fillets are seasoned with garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, lemon juice, and breaded with almond meal. You can either bake or air fry them, and add them to meals throughout your week.
Get the recipe at That Girl Cooks Healthy.
9. Healthy Teriyaki Chicken
For a great paleo lunch meal prep recipe, these healthy teriyaki chicken bowls will be your new go-to work lunch. They use apple juice instead of sugary sauces and include purple sweet potato rice, broccoli, and sugar snap peas. They can be served warm or cold, making it super convenient for on the go.
Get the recipe at Paleo Gluten Free Guy.