10-Minute Meal Prep Recipes to Save Time

January 5, 2018

Whether you spend the day working in an office or at home taking care of your children, finding the time to make a meal can be a major struggle. If you’re constantly ordering takeout or grabbing packaged snacks loaded with junk, you might inadvertently do some damage to your long-term health.

That’s where we come in! Our mission is to make healthy meals easy and accessible for everyone, and one of our favorite tips to staying on track is meal prepping. By creating large batches of healthy meals in advance, you’ll save time as you gain a ton of health benefits. To get you started, we’ve put together a list our favorite meal-prepped recipes that can all be prepared in as little as ten minutes.

Quick Red Kidney Bean Chili
When it comes to time-saving recipes, chili always deserves a spot on the list. Throwing together a healthy chili for the week doesn’t get any easier than our Green Valley Red Kidney Bean Chili recipe. You can eat this meal throughout the week or even store it in your freezer up to 3 months in advance.

Smokey Green Bean Turkey Skillet
Lean and green, this meal prep friendly meal covers all the bases of a healthy meal. Packed with protein and nutrients from green beans and low-fat turkey, this meal will provide you with all the fuel you need to take on a busy day.


Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Make a week of healthy eating even easier by prepping your breakfast in advance. These overnight oats featuring pumpkin puree are a favorite of the Green Valley team. With absolutely no baking required, this is a super simple recipe that you’ll definitely want to add to your weekly line-up.

Southwestern Chicken Burrito Bowl
Sure, you could cook up a large batch of chicken and rice to last you all week, but that would become boring fast! For a fun change, try this southwestern chicken burrito bowl. Topped with corn, black beans, and avocado, this delicious meal contains way more flavor and vitamins than its traditional counterpart.

Southwestern Chicken Burrito Bowl

Black Bean Protein Bars
For most people, snack time means reaching for a processed bag of chips, crackers or bar. For a healthier alternative, whip up these easy-to-make black bean protein bars for the week. Crafted in just five short minutes, you’ll definitely want to make an extra batch to include in your family’s lunch boxes.

Vegan Black Bean Quinoa Bowls
This bowl is proof that you don’t need meat to create a balanced lunch. Made with black beans, corn, spinach, quinoa, avocado and other healthy veggies, this vegan bowl comes complete with healthy protein, carbs and fat.

Southwestern Chicken Burrito Bowl

Garbanzo Bean Greek Salad
Meal prepped salads are always a great way to get in your daily dose of vitamin and nutrients.
For a super healthy version that is full of flavor, go for this Greek salad recipe made with garbanzo beans, feta and other nutritious veggies.

With only ten minutes required to create these meals, you’ve got nothing to lose by giving them a try! We hope they help make a week of healthy eating feel effortless.

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