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XTEND FITNESS & WELLNESS

Three Lunch Meal Prep Ideas That Take 25 Minutes

It’s no secret that the team at Xtend Fitness are big fans of meal prepping! We love the convenience of preparing a number of meals at once, as well as how it supports you in making healthier decisions during a busy week. Today, we’re going to focus specifically on lunch meal prep to help you get started.

(If you haven’t read it yet, we encourage you to check out this post next: Our Top Tips for Effective Meal Prep)

We know not everyone has several hours to spend meal prepping each week. It’s also a big misconception that you need this much time to pull off effective meal prepping. But as these three lunch meal prep ideas will show you, you can prepare meals for the days ahead in just 25 minutes.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Who doesn’t get excited when fajitas are on the menu? This lunch meal prep recipe from Sweet Peas and Saffron is ready in just 25 minutes, makes eight servings, and is packed with protein and veggies. Even better, you use sheet pans to make the fajitas so cleaning up is extra quick and easy. Each serving has a whopping 30 grams of protein and only 372 calories. 

See the full recipe here: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Greek Couscous Salad

Don’t let anyone tell you that salads can’t be fulfilling while also being nutritious! This Greek couscous salad recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron certainly proves otherwise. Not only is this lunch meal prep recipe incredibly easy to make, but it’s also packed with flavor from ingredients like fresh parsley, red onion, and lemon. Each serving has nine grams of protein, largely thanks to the chickpeas, rather than relying on animal protein. 

This recipe creates six meal prep servings that don’t require any reheating which makes it a great choice for days when you’re on the go. 

Find the full recipe here: Greek Couscous Salad

Protein Lunch Box

If you’re someone who craves variety in their lunches, you’ll be a big fan of these five lunch box ideas for adults from Gathering Dreams. We’re especially big fans of their protein lunch box idea that’s ready in only 25 minutes. Your lunch box includes a variety of protein-rich foods, including roasted chicken breast, almond butter, and hard boiled eggs. To save yourself even more time, you can buy cooked chicken and hard boiled eggs. Then, you just need to sort your apple slices, almond butter, eggs, chicken, and cherry tomatoes into your lunch box and you’re ready to go.

See this and four other adult lunch box ideas in this post: 5 Awesome Lunch Box Ideas for Adults (Perfect for Work!)

What are your favorite lunch meal prep recipes?

We’ve shared some of our favorite lunch meal prep recipes, but now we want to hear from you: What are your go-to recipes for quick meal prep lunches? If you’re on the hunt for even more ideas, we share recipes for hot and cold lunch meal prep in this post

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