4 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes You Can Try At Home

healthy meal prep recipes

Due to a daily busy schedule, many people are finding it difficult to create time to cook nutritious meals, every day. This is why meal prepping has been gaining popularity, not only among fitness enthusiasts but also among stay-at-home moms. Especially with the convenience of glass meal prep containers, it is a fantastic solution that saves time during the week and ensures you enjoy healthy and delicious meals. Whether you are aiming to maintain a balanced diet, lose weight, or simply cut down on take out, adding healthy meal prep meals to your diet can be a wise decision. From savoury dishes such as Pesto Chicken and Veggies to refreshing Mixed berries and Kiwi Banana Spinach Smoothies, there is something for everyone to enjoy. To help you start meal prepping, in this blog, we share these healthy meal prep recipes.


1. Pesto Chicken and Veggies


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of homemade or store-bought pesto
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil

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  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a bowl, toss the chicken breasts with pesto, ensuring they are fully coated.
  3. On a baking sheet, spread out the veggies, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the pesto-coated chicken breasts in the centre of the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through, and the veggies are tender.
  6. Serve immediately, or divide into glass meal prep containers for the week.

Healthy Tip: Using homemade pesto allows you to control the ingredients and avoid preservatives, making it a healthier option.


2. Portobello Fajita Bowls


  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooked quinoa, for serving
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish



  1. In a large bowl, mix the Portobello slices with the onion, bell peppers, olive oil, chilli powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushroom and pepper mixture, 3. Sautéing until the vegetables are soft and slightly caramelised, about 8–10 minutes.
  3. Serve the fajita mixture of overcooked quinoa, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Healthy Tip: Quinoa is a great source of protein and fibre, making it an excellent base for plant-based dishes.

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3. Mixed Berry Smoothie


  • 1 cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
  • A handful of spinach (optional for added nutrients)



  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk to reach your desired consistency.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Healthy Tip: Smoothies are a great way to include a variety of fruits (and even vegetables) in your diet. Freezing your fruits ahead of time can give your smoothie a thicker texture.


4. Kiwi Banana Spinach Smoothie


  • 2 ripe kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • Ice cubes (optional)



  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately for a refreshing and nutrient-packed drink.

Healthy Tip: Kiwis are high in vitamin C and dietary fibre. This smoothie is not only delicious, but also boosts your immune system and aids digestion.

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Final Thoughts

Meal prepping is an effective strategy for maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst a busy schedule. These four recipes are just the beginning of what you can accomplish with some planning and creativity. By incorporating these healthy meal prep recipes into your routine, you will enjoy delicious, nutritious meals all week long without the hassle of daily cooking. 

Also, making sure that you are using the food storage solutions is very important as it helps you make sure that your food stays fresh for a long. This is where Houszy glass meal prep containers with snap lock lids come into the picture. Whether you are looking for compartment glass containers or rectangular containers with air vent lids, we have everything for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is meal prep better in glass containers?

Yes, glass containers are a better option for meal prep as they can keep food fresh with their airtight seal lids. Also, they are very easy to wash, leak-proof, eco-friendly, heat-safe, and dishwasher-safe.

Does food last longer in glass containers?

Of course, glass containers are inert, meaning they do not react to any chemicals, which makes them ideal for keeping food for longer periods. The snap-lock lids are also airtight, which means the food will maintain its freshness for longer as well.

Why do people use glass meal prep containers?

While it is a matter of preference, most people use glass meal prep containers because they are a variable option compared to plastic. The glass meal prep containers are heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe, oven-safe, leak-proof, and non-toxic.

Are glass containers airtight lids BPA-free?

Yes, these borosilicate glass containers are paired with BPA-free airtight lids and some even come with bamboo lids which is a more sustainable option