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10 Unique and Delicious Meal Prep Ideas to Cook at Home


One of the most difficult questions we encounter almost every day is ‘what to eat today’. There is an unlimited number of options to cook and we just can’t remember any of them when we need them most. This is why we came up with meal prep ideas for you. You can plan the meals of at least next ten days with the help of this article. All the dishes I have shared here are the ones that you have most probably never tried before. On top of that, all these meal prep ideas are unique and from different cultures around the world.

1.   Coconut Curry Fried Rice

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I’m pretty sure you have never tried one of these this meal prep ideas ever before unless you live in Thailand. This unique dish is a combo of white rice, curry paste, and coconut milk. It takes only about 30 minutes to prepare with a cooking time of 20 minutes. Here you can see full recipe and instructions for Coconut Curry Fried Rice.

2.   Lighter Mongolian Beef

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You can guess the origination of this dish by its name. This is one of the best meal prep ideas if you like beef and need something heavy to have your fill. Oh, and by the way, it’s a sweet dish. It includes soy sauce, garlic, honey, ginger, and hoisin sauce. Could it get any more unique than this? Here see how Lighter Mongolian Beef is prepared.

3.  Grilled Steak Tortilla Salad

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This is a must try steak Tortilla style. It takes about 20 minutes if you have all the ingredients and know what you are doing. This flavored steak with so many toppings brings out an unrivaled taste. Here is the complete recipe of Grilled Steak Tortilla Salad for you.

4.   Meal Prep Ideas: Vegan Tacos

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I’ve seen vegans complain about how limited number of meal prep ideas they have. This one is for you my friends. We all know Tacos, here meet Vegan Tacos. You can easily cook it at home and it tastes just as good (or better) than the non-veg tacos. Make sure you try it and let us know in the comments how it was so others vegans can try it too. See complete recipe for Vegan Tacos.

5.   Honey Sesame Chicken

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It is a unique sweet chicken dish that is rather easy to prepare. You will be using sweet honey and spicy pepper flakes side by side. It is usually served with rice and sesame sauce to bring out best of its taste. Here see how you can prepare a Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowl.

6.   Tomato Panzanella

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Here is another dish for all my vegetarian brothers and sisters out there. That being said, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy Tomato Panzanella. Give it a try; I’m sure you will love it. Here you can see that t is also not very difficult to prepare.

7.   Biryani: Meal Prep Ideas

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Biryani is one of the most popular dishes around the world. It originates from the South Asian region of Pakistan and India. There are also a number of types of Biryani each with its own remarkable taste giving you more meal prep ideas. Here you can see 5 different types of Biryani from different lands.

8.   Pea Pesto Pappardelle

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Pea Pesto Pappardelle also doesn’t require any meat so both vegetarians and non-vegetarians can try it. This dish comprises of Pesto and Pasta with some toppings. See recipe of Pea Pesto Pappardelle.

9.   Chicken Souvlaki Skewers

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You are going to need boneless chicken breast and a grill in your backyard to cook this dish. Chicken Souvlaki Skewers is a traditional Greek dish that is worth the mention in our meal prep ideas. Here see how you can cook Chicken Souvlaki Skewers.

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10.   Adult SpaghettiO’s

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You must have tried spaghetti at least once in your life. If not, I recommend that you must try Spaghetti. The qualifier of our meal prep ideas is not just simple spaghetti but Adult SpaghettiO’s that is a tastier version. Here see the ingredients and preparation method of Adult SpaghettiO’s.


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