Let’s discuss LUNCH. Or dinner, or actually any meal you need one thing scrumptious and hearty. Immediately I’m bringing you over 40 recent and wholesome meal prep salads that make the best possible lunches and dinners throughout busy work weeks.
After updating and re-sharing these superb 4 mason jar salads, I needed to place collectively a fair greater roundup of salad recipes which can be protein-packed and simple to meal prep throughout the week. Every of those hearty salad recipes packs no less than 8g of protein and loads of fiber to maintain you full and glad.
Get all of my ideas for meal prepping salads beneath, after which scroll via and pick your fav recipes to strive!
Our favourite strategy to meal prep salads
We LOVE loading up mason jars to make cute, scrumptious salads in jars for the week! Get all of my ideas & tips for making mason jar salads, plus 4 nice recipes to get you began proper right here.
Ideas for meal prepping salad recipes
Salads are most likely the simplest meals to prep forward of time, which makes them good for busy weekdays. Right here’s how I prefer to meal prep salads:
- Prepare dinner your proteins: in case you’re including a protein to your salad that must be cooked, cook dinner this a day forward of time and retailer it within the fridge till you’re able to assemble your salad. Be taught all the greatest methods to cook dinner hen right here!
- Chop your produce: do your fruits & veggies require dicing or chopping? Most likely! Chop all of them up at some point and retailer them within the fridge for straightforward meeting.
- Make your dressing(s): whether or not you’re making a number of salads or only one, I like to recommend making the dressings forward of time and storing them within the fridge as nicely.
As soon as these are full you may both maintain the components separated and shortly assemble a number of salads all through the week, or add your components collectively in a jar or meal prep container with out the dressing for a fair quicker possibility!
What’s in these meal prep salads?
The flavour mixtures are really countless in these straightforward meal prep salad recipes, so you could have TONS to select from. Every salad follows the same “formulation” that makes it each scrumptious and satisfying:
- Protein and fiber: to maintain you full, in fact! Now we have loads of choices for meat & plant-based proteins like hen, chickpeas, nuts, seafood, beans, quinoa, pasta, and extra. You’ll be able to at all times add any of them to any salad. Sure, pasta packs a protein and fiber punch!
- Wholesome fat: extra components to fill you up like avocado, nuts, and cheeses.
- Fruits & veggies: is it even a salad with out produce?! We love greens like spinach, arugula and romaine lettuce, veggies like broccoli, cucumber, bell pepper, carrots and pink onion, and fruits like berries, peaches, tomatoes, mango, and extra. That is the place you may actually get artistic!
- Dressing: every salad is tied along with a flavorful do-it-yourself dressing. Get all of my do-it-yourself salad dressings right here!
How lengthy do meal prep salads final?
Be happy to retailer your salad components individually from the dressing in an hermetic container for as much as 3-5 days. When you add dressing to your salad and have leftovers, the salad gained’t keep as recent, which is why I like to recommend storing your salad components individually from the dressing till you’re able to eat it.
Our favourite salad instruments
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V = salads which can be vegan
VT = salads which can be vegetarian
Our Favourite Salads in Jars
Southwest Rooster Salad in a Jar
Balsamic Rooster Berry Salad in a Jar
Thai-Impressed Rooster Quinoa Salad in a Jar
Chickpea, Tuna & Rooster Salads
The Best Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad VT
15-Minute Wholesome Moroccan-Spiced Greek Yogurt Rooster Salad
Vegan Curry Chickpea Salad Collard Wraps V
Honey Mustard Apple Tuna Salad
Roasted Candy Potato Black Bean Salad with Pineapple Corn Salsa V
Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps V
Straightforward Mediterranean Pesto Chickpea Salad V
Inexperienced Goddess Tuna Quinoa Salad
Vibrant Curry Cashew Chickpea Quinoa Salad V
Roasted Carrot Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with Sunshine Dressing V
Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad VT
Well-known Crunchy Cashew Thai-Impressed Quinoa Salad V
Recent Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese, Sunflower Seeds & Lemon French dressing VT
Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad V
Kale, Edamame & Quinoa Salad with Lemon French dressing V
One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad V
Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad V
Pasta & Grilled Salads
Rattling Good BLT Pasta Salad with Creamy Jalapeño Cashew Dressing
Avocado & Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil French dressing VT
Grilled Rooster Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad VT
Peach, Tomato & Corn Arugula Pasta Salad VT
Road Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto + Goat Cheese VT
Spinach, Arugula & Blended Inexperienced Salads
Grilled Carrot Arugula Salad with Fig, Goat Cheese & Avocado VT
Summer time Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado VT
Summer time Peach Spinach Salad with Avocado, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese VT
Roasted Candy Potato & Arugula Salad with Turmeric Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing VT
30 Minute Honey Garlic Salmon with Apple Dijon Inexperienced Salad
Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad V
Wholesome Summer time Broccoli Salad V
Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad V
Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing V
Brussels Sprouts & Cabbage Salads
Italian Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad
Spicy Ranch Chopped Rooster Cabbage Salad
Peach Brussels Sprouts Crunch Salad with Creamy Tahini Poppy Seed Dressing VT
Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad V
Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad VT
Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing V
Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans VT
Rooster Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese
Vegetarian Southwest Candy Potato Taco Bowls with Avocado Ranch Dressing VT
Summer time Rooster Chopped Salad with Strawberries, Avocado + Feta
Wholesome Rooster Chickpea Chopped Salad
Summer time Glow Chopped Kale Salad VT
Brussels Sprouts Kale Honeycrisp Apple Salad with Maple Cider Dressing VT
California Roasted Candy Potato Kale Salad V
Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese VT