5 Easy Paleo Meal Prep Ideas for Busy Weekdays

  • 2 min read

Say goodbye to last-minute meals from whatever's sitting in your cupboard, and hello to nutritious cuisine that keeps you healthy and energized. Paleo diets have quickly gained popularity thanks to using whole, unprocessed ingredients to make protein-packed, low-carb meals.

Become a time-saving paleo pro with help from these four easy meal prep ideas for busy weekdays!

Sheet-Pan Dinner

Sheet-pan dinners are perfect for those wanting a hearty meal but are short on time. They're also an excellent meal prep option, as they don't require sauteing or frying.

Start by selecting your protein, which can be salmon, chicken, or even beef, and throw it on a sheet pan. Next, toss on an assortment of veggies. Popular options include:

  • Bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Butternut squash

Next, season everything with your favorite spices and herbs. Pop the sheet in the oven and let it roast to perfection while you start prepping other meals. Once your sheet-pan dinner is done, divide it into individual portions and enjoy them throughout the week.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out this Whole30 Harvest Sheet Pan Dinner recipe!

Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry

Swap pasta for zucchini noodles for a quick, healthy stir fry that's great on its own or can be used as a base for your favorite protein. Chop up a few veggies, prep your spiralized zucchini, and add your go-to stir-fry sauce for extra flavor. Saute everything together, and there you have it! A ready-to-eat meal for the days ahead.

Check out this easy stir-fry zucchini noodles recipe from Mother Thyme. It takes just ten minutes to prep and another ten to cook. 

Ready-to-Eat Mason Jar Salad

The ultimate time-saving meal prep recipe is a jar salad! You can make them as simple as you like or spend the afternoon dressing them up and packing in those ingredients. 

Start by layering your favorite paleo-friendly ingredients—like leafy greens, cucumbers, and shredded carrots—into a mason jar. 

Then, add any toppers you'd like, such as grilled chicken and avocado. Next, drizzle dressing on top or pop it in a separate container and add it when you're ready to eat. Just pour it in when the time comes and shake it all up!

Here are five mason jar salad recipes to help you get started.

Grab-and-Go Egg Muffins

Dinner can't get all the meal prep attention! To ensure you can enjoy a breakfast of champions, meal prep delicious egg muffins. These travel-ready muffins are customizable, and whipping up a batch takes just minutes.

Start by whisking together eggs and ingredients that help kickstart your day, like spinach and diced veggies. Pour the mixture into greased muffin tins, pop them in the oven for around twenty minutes, and store them in the fridge once they've cooled. 

Are you looking for specific step-by-step instructions? Check out this healthy recipe on Real Simple Good.

Meal Prep Fatigue? Farm Fresh Meals Has You Covered

Do you need a break from meal prepping or simply don't have time during the weekend? Turn to Farm Fresh Meals. We have a dedicated paleo subscription plan to keep you fueled up and feeling great. Give us a try today!