Some days get so busy that taking the time to prepare a meal seems impossible. If you want delicious and filling meals throughout the week without having to cook each day, the solution is meal prepping. Make a bunch of meals in advance and store them, so you can simply pull them out, heat them up and enjoy!
All you need to get started are some easy meal prep ideas. Here are eight recipes that are simple to make, quick to prepare and easy to batch out for the week.
Roasted chicken with vegetables might as well be the definition of cozy. This easy recipe makes four complete servings and requires only eight ingredients, including chicken, onions, squash and sweet potatoes. Plus, it’s super easy to prepare and store in your fridge for the next few days.
View the full recipe: 8-Ingredient One Pan Roast Chicken With Seasonal Vegetables
More interested in a lighter dish that you can use as a side or as part of a bigger meal? Our cauliflower fried rice will make you happy. One batch makes 12 servings!
This meal takes fewer than 30 minutes to make, but the flavor is far from simple. There’s a huge burst of flavors just waiting for you to enjoy. Cauliflower is the star of the show, but this recipe also contains a great supporting cast that includes carrots, corn, peas, green onions and Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Stock.
View the full recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice
Let’s spice things up a bit, shall we? Enchiladas are an amazing Mexican dish. But we lend a unique twist to this classic meal by adding creamy Pacific Foods Organic Creamy Butternut Squash Soup.
This twist infuses a slightly sweet flavor into the mix. But there are also numerous traditional ingredients like salsa, sour cream and pepper jack cheese. This recipe takes under an hour to make and can feed six people. Or one person six times, whichever works best for you!
View the full recipe: Butternut Squash and Salsa Verde Enchiladas
When you want to eat a meal that’ll fill you up, one option is meat and potatoes. Our flank steak with summer vegetables will definitely deliver.
Not only will you be warmed up by savory flank steak, but you’ll also be filled with hearty items like red potatoes, asparagus and a mouthwatering blend of seasonings and other additions.
This meal is surprisingly fast to make, taking only 30 minutes total from prep to finish! It can be a great dinner for a family of four or a week’s worth of lunches for the office.
View the full recipe: Flank Steak Sheet Pan With Summer Vegetables
Does the forecast call for cold, rainy days all week? Maybe that’s a bummer, or perhaps you’re excited about it. Either way, you’ll want something that perfectly complements the weather.
Soup has been the go-to cuisine for millions of people who need to warm themselves up from the elements. Our take on chicken tortilla soup is the culinary equivalent of an afternoon couch nap.
The soup is packed with many distinct ingredients such as chicken breasts, onions, tomatoes, corn, jalapeños, bell peppers and Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Bone Broth.
View the full recipe: One Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup With Bone Broth
Craving something that has the creamy, comforting appeal of soup while also delivering a sharp, tangy kick? Our red pepper chicken offers this unique experience.
The recipe uses Pacific Foods Organic Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup along with fresh and savory ingredients like garlic, red onions and cherry tomatoes. When combined with protein-rich chicken breasts, you get a robust, delightful dinner.
You can whip up a batch of this dish and a side, such as pasta, to make it a full meal. In under an hour, you’ll have a meal for each weekday prepped and ready to go.
View the full recipe: One Skillet Roasted Red Pepper Chicken
Using this recipe, you can make your favorite restaurant fajitas in your own kitchen. Our savory and spicy sheet pan fajitas with vegan queso sauce are a robust choice that’ll pep up your entire day!
A thick-sliced, hearty portobello mushroom is the heart of the recipe, and it’s accompanied by bell peppers, onions, green chiles and cashews. The total time from prep to completion is 45 minutes, and a batch makes four servings.
View the full recipe: Sheet Pan Fajitas With Vegan Queso Sauce
It’s easy to prep a quiche and enjoy a serving for breakfast each day of the week. Our recipe calls for wholesome ingredients like eggs, spinach, cheddar cheese, Pacific Foods Organic Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup and a flaky, deep-dish pie shell.
Once baked, this quiche can easily be refrigerated for later. Plus, you don’t have to heat it up—quiche can be enjoyed cold, saving you even more time if your day is extra busy.
View the full recipe: Spinach Mushroom Quiche
When everything is moving too fast and the days get overbooked, cooking can seem like an unwelcome chore. Pacific Foods products help make life a bit easier by simplifying meal prep. Stock up on some quality ingredients and create some tasty meals to help you kickstart your week.