Mastering Student Meal Prep: 2 Easy Recipes for Busy Weeks

Mastering Student Meal Prep: 2 Easy Recipes for Busy Weeks

As a student, balancing academics, extracurricular activities, and a social life can be challenging. That is where meal prepping comes in handy. By dedicating a little time each week to preparing meals in advance, you can save time, money, and stress during those hectic weekdays. Here at Houszy we always have everyone in mind, this is why our curated collection of glass meal prep containers offers a convenient way to store your meals. From 2-compartment, and 3-compartment to rectangular and round glass food storage containers, we have a perfect storage solution for your meal prep recipes. In this blog post, we will share two delicious and easy meal prep recipes tailored for students.


Recipe 1: Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn

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Quinoa is a staple ingredient in many meal prep recipes, and for good reason. Not only is it packed with protein and fibre, but it also serves as a versatile base for a variety of flavours. The Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad combines the goodness of quinoa with the bold flavours of black beans, corn, and fresh vegetables.



  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Cook quinoa following the instructions and let it cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chilli powder, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to combine.
  • Divide the salad into Houszy 5-pack glass meal prep containers with air vent lids for easy grab-and-go lunches or dinners throughout the week.


Storage Tips

Store the Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad in our glass meal prep containers in the refrigerator for up to five days. The glass containers will keep your salad fresh and flavourful until you are ready to enjoy it.

Also Read: 3 Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas For This Valentine's Day


Nutritional Information

This Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad is not only delicious but also nutritious. Packed with protein, fibre, and essential vitamins and minerals, it is a satisfying meal that will keep you fuelled and focused throughout the day.


Personal Tip

To add an extra kick to this salad, try topping it with sliced avocado or a dollop of Greek yoghurt before serving. The creamy texture and tangy flavour will take this dish to the next level!


Recipe 2: Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry with Vegetables

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Stir fries are a student's best friend when it comes to quick and easy meals. The Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry combines tender chicken pieces with a colourful array of vegetables, all coated in a sweet and savoury teriyaki sauce.



  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • Cooked rice or quinoa, for serving



  • Marinate the chicken pieces in teriyaki sauce for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a 24 or 28-cm frying pan or wok, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the marinated chicken to the Houszy frying pan with a lid and cook until browned and cooked through.
  • Add the sliced bell pepper, broccoli florets, snap peas, and carrot to the frying pan. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  • Serve the teriyaki chicken stir-fry in overcooked rice or quinoa and divide it into Houszy glass meal prep containers with lids-10 pack, for convenient lunches or dinners throughout the week.


Storage Tips

Portion the Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry into Houszy glass meal prep containers and store them in the refrigerator for up to five days. The glass containers will keep your stir-fry fresh and flavourful until you are ready to enjoy it.


Nutritional Information

This Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry is not only delicious but also packed with protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals from the colourful array of vegetables. It is a balanced meal that will keep you satisfied and energised.


Personal Tip

For added convenience, double the recipe and freeze individual portions of the Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry for future meals. Simply reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop for a quick and satisfying dinner on busy nights.

Also Read: Enjoy Low-Fat Banana and Blueberry Muffins


Ready to upgrade your meal prep routine? 

Explore our collection of high-quality glass meal prep containers. With durable construction and airtight seals, our glass meal prep containers are perfect for storing and transporting your delicious meal prep creations. No more soggy salads and leaky containers, consider Houszy and your meal prep task will never be the same!

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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