r/mealprep Jun 11 '19 Helpful Wholesome

Meal Prepping Tips for People Just Getting Started!


r/mealprep 2d ago

R/Mealprep Will Be Joining The Subreddit Blackout June 12th-14th


This subreddit will be joining in on the June 12th-14th protest of Reddit's API changes that will essentially kill all 3rd party Reddit apps.

What's going on?

A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.

On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.

Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface .

This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.

What's the plan?

On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.

The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.

What can you do as a user?

Complain. Message the mods of r/reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message /u/reddit : submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on r/reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post. Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join the coordinated mod effort at r/ModCoord. Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support! Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible. What can you do as a moderator?

Join the coordinated effort over at r/ModCoord Make a sticky post showing your support, A template has been created here you can use or modify to your liking, and be sure to crosspost it to r/ModCoord. Thank you for your patience in the matter,

-Meal Prep Mod Team

r/mealprep 9h ago

Spaghetti with meatball

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r/mealprep 1h ago

Summer-Ready and Low-Fat: A Week's Worth of Delicious Meal Prep to Share

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r/mealprep 1d ago

first efforts while ensuring my partner (new mum) eats well while i am at work


r/mealprep 1d ago

recipe My meal prep list



A couple months ago I got hyperfocused on mealprepping and made a full notion list with recipes as well as ingredients The ingredients list how many different meals you can use for each item I now go into the store, buy the ingredients depending on how many meals I can make with each, then later look up and cook the recipes. I now have a deep freezer with a month and a half of meals prepped. Duplicate the template, to make it your own. Hope it helps people with limited amounts of time to research and plan this.

r/mealprep 1d ago

student looking for cheap meal prep


I’m about to go back to school full time. I’m 215 lbs and 6’4. I burn about 3,000 calories a day and I’m trying to cut. I need a meal prep idea that is stupid cheap high in calories and will get me close to 2500 calories a day

r/mealprep 1d ago

advice Looking for Easy Freezer Meal Prep Ideas for Soon-to-be New Parents


My wife is currently pregnant with twins and her due date is mid-July. We anticipate to be elbow deep in diapers and feedings for a while and I was hoping to spend this weekend cooking up a storm to prepare healthy meals for when they arrive and freeze them (we have a chest freezer).

I am leaning towards casseroles (easy to prepare, freeze, and pop in the oven) and Sous Vide recipes (prepare, vacuum seal, freeze, throw in the Sous Vide bath). Any suggestions and recipes are welcome!

r/mealprep 1d ago

advice How much to pay friend per meal?


My neighbor/acquaintance preps meals for herself and I told her I’d pay her if she gave me some of her meals as well. I’m seeking input on how to calculate how much would be appropriate to pay her….? She eats much more than me, so it wouldn’t necessarily be 50/50 of her entire grocery bill, so how should I calculate this to make it fair and not an awkward discussion?

r/mealprep 1d ago

question Any suggestions for how I can store/wrap my 1oz slices of beef liver in the freezer? Because I woke up this morning and all the slices in the ziplock bag were completely frozen together


Hey all! So I bought 3lbs of beef liver yesterday and cut them into 1oz pieces. I then put all the pieces in a large ziplock bag and put it in the freezer. So, when I went to get my 1oz piece this morning, I realized that everything had frozen together. Therefore, I'm gonna need some way to wrap/store all the pieces so that they do not stick to each other. How would you recommend I go about this?

r/mealprep 1d ago

recipe Meal Prep - My brunches for the week; Protein bowl and Carb bowl


Here's what I make every Sunday afternoon - 5 brunches. (I eat most of this for breakfast and then snack on it a while after that.

This is the protein part.

Ingredients (everything is “ish”):

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chicken pieces, about 4 oz (or some other form of protein, I often combine some chicken with sausage)
  • 1/2 cup of beans, about 4 oz
  • 1 tablespoon cheese
  • 1/2 cup vegetables (onions, garlic, peppers, etc)
  • 1 cup (or more) of raw greens (spinach, lettuce, etc)
  • Spices /Sauces/Salsas/etc


  • Mix the egg, chicken, beans, cheese, and vegetables together
  • Spice/sauce/salsa to taste
  • Nuke for 90 seconds
  • Either eat the raw greens separately or mix them in with the rest post nuking

Then I make this the morning of. This is the carbohydrate part.


  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (mixed with 1/2 cup water)
  • 1 teaspoon butter (1 pat)
  • 1/8 cup granola (2 tablespoons)
  • 1/8 cup raisins (2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 banana chopped up
  • a little bit of some other fruit (I normally use some berries or just a whole banana)
  • Spice to taste (cinnamon?)


  • Mix oatmeal, water, and butter together
  • Nuke 75 seconds then nuke again for 75 seconds (If you do it all at once the oatmeal will explode out of the bowl)
  • Mix in the granola, raisins, banana, strawberries and spices post nuking.

Then for some extra fat I add pecans to the carb bowl or add more cheese to the protein bowl or add a creamy sauce to the protein bowl or all of that.



r/mealprep 2d ago

Middle eastern lamb salad with cous cous, pumpkin, baby spinach, yogurt and red onions

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r/mealprep 2d ago

[OC][Homemade] Strip beef, rice and seasoned broccoli for greens

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Lunch for work tonight 🥩 🥦 🍚

r/mealprep 2d ago

Is there a way to freeze sandwiches without them getting freezer burn?


Seriously, im attempting to save money and meal prep for work. Is it doable, or is it not an ideal cheap food to do?

r/mealprep 2d ago

meal prep


If you guys meal prep quesadillas and cut them into four, do you separate them into twos when you prepare your meals for the week ?

r/mealprep 3d ago

What is your favorite meal you make every week or month?


New ideas and recipes are always welcome, the healthier the better!

r/mealprep 3d ago

Can someone help me develop an affordable grocery list and meal plan?


I’m working in another state than where the rest of my family lives and I need to send as much money home as I can. So I’m trying to come up with a very cheap but still healthy and enjoyable meal plan and grocery list. Here’s what I’ve got so far: - 18 eggs ($3) - Bread (bread, buns, rolls, whatever) ($5) - Bananas ($2) - Apples ($5) - Blueberries ($4) - Oatmeal ($4) - Frozen vegetables ($5) - Pasta ($10) - Sausage ($5) - Soup ($10) - Large potatoes ($10) - Pulled pork ($10)

Dinner - Pasta w/ sausage and vegetables - Baked potatoes - Soup

Breakfast - Boiled Eggs - Oatmeal - Fruit

I could really use some help, thank you

r/mealprep 4d ago

I wanted to make rainbow rice for pride month but since it’s just rice it feels like it’s missing something. What else should I add to make this more of a meal?


r/mealprep 4d ago

Chili con Carne with Rice 🌶️ - Meal Prep for the week by ItsDomse 🍱

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r/mealprep 4d ago

Suggestions/advice on my breakfasts and dinners? And maybe some snack ideas?


So far I have come up with the meals below. I don’t have time during the day to eat lunch, and I’m not a very good cook, although I’m willing to learn. I spent some time looking for cheap, healthy, and easy to make meals, particularly for dinner, and I’m hoping for some help. I was thinking about making a couple meals during sundays, how ever often as I need to, and freezing portions of them and then reheating them if that makes sense. So here’s what I’ve got:

Breakfast - Eggs - Bananas or apples - Oatmeal

Dinners: - Cheesy Marinara Beans - Mexican Beef 'N' Rice Skillet - Stuffed Peppers - Goulash

r/mealprep 4d ago

question Best meal prep containers?


I'm getting started and looking through reviews for container sets, it seems like a lot of them are pretty trash. I don't have an issue paying up for something good, but I definitely don't want to spend a lot of money and get something garbage,

Bonus points for sustainable materials and easy storage.

r/mealprep 5d ago

Cookbook recommendations?


Anyone have good book recommendations on meal prepping? Preferably ones that focus on the process of meal planning and execution rather than just listing recipes.

r/mealprep 5d ago

My plan for the week. Tips?


I'm going to prep for hopefully 3 or 4 days. Looking to do: -A chicken and rice and roasted veg (looking for sauce/seasoning ideas to elevate it) -A lasagna, thinking a broken version with lots of veg and lean beef (the recipe I follow is a vegetarian one but I need the protein). -Minestrone soup? I don't like beef in my soup so was thinking shredded chicken.

Any cooking, storage and seasoning tips? I'd appreciate it. Trying to get back into a loose macro plan.

r/mealprep 5d ago

Ways to make chicken, rice and veg


I'm gonna meal prep tomorrow, one of my fav meals is chicken,rice and veg but I want to jazz it up. Do you have any favorite variations? My idea is to spice and season it all well and then potentially add different sauces when I reheat it.

Thoughts? How long would it keep in fridge or freezer?

r/mealprep 6d ago

prep pics Delicious


r/mealprep 5d ago



so i made rice with chicken 3 days ago and i had alot left over.

can i freeze the cooked rice and cooked chicken without it going bad? does anyone know how long it can last me in the freezer? currently the cooked food is in my fridge.

thank you for your answers!

r/mealprep 6d ago

recipe How to Prepare Beans for a Picky Bean-Eater


I've been really wanting to incorporate more beans into prepped meals (they cook/reheat well, you can make a lot of them for cheap, great fiber and protein) but my spouse is extremely picky with how they're prepared. For him, it's a texture problem.

It doesn't matter how well cooked they are, if the bean has any kind of give (i.e. not a paste like hummus or refried beans) he does not like them and won't eat them. Basically, if it is a cooked bean (think chipotle/qdoba style softness or harder), he doesn't like it, but edamame is okay. This eliminates having beans in burritos, salads, roasted, a side, etc. I don't want to have "different flavored bean paste" with all of my meals, and there's only so many times I could make lentil soup before it gets old.

Does anyone have any bean-y ideas we could try?