The 10 Most Popular Weekly Meal Prep Plans of 2019
If your 2019 resolution was to become more confident at prepping meals ahead, perhaps you leaned on our weekly Power Hour series to help get you there. Each week we provided a different meal prep plan — including a shopping list, and a one- to two-hour weekend prep session that would help cover three meals a day for a variety of needs (whether you needed a week of extra-cheap meals or food that fit into a keto lifestyle).
These were your favorites. They’re versatile, approachable plans that are well-worth carrying over into 2020, too.
1. How I Prep a Week of High-Protein Meals in 2 Hours
If you’re trying to eat a high-protein diet, this meal plan effortlessly gives you about 100 grams of protein a day, thanks to egg cups, chicken grain bowls, and bean salads.
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2. How I Prep a Week of Easy Mediterranean Diet Meals
Since the Mediterranean diet is so flexible, centering your meal plan around it couldn’t be easier. This one contains plenty of colorful, veggie-heavy, feel-good choices.
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3. A Week of Meals for Two from Trader Joe’s for $50
Yes, really, you can eat a full week of breakfast, lunches, and dinners for two adults for just $50. Convenient, budget-friendly groceries from Trader Joe’s make it possible and everything comes together in under two hours.
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4. How I Prep a Week of Instant Pot Meals for Two
If you’re still not sure of your Instant Pot’s potential, work it into your weekly meal prep. This Power Hour churns out things like steel-cut oatmeal, pulled pork, and turkey chili, giving you plenty to dig into all week.
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5. How to Bulk-Prep 2 Weeks of Costco Meals in 3 Hours
This Costco-centric Power Hour takes a little longer than most, but you’ll be rewarded with not one but two weeks of hearty, affordable meals to feed a family of four.
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6. How I Prep a Week of Low-Carb Meals in Just 2 Hours
This low-carb meal plan leans on store-bought conveniences like rotisserie chicken and cauliflower rice to streamline your time in the kitchen and still leave you with satisfying breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
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7. How I Prep a Week of Easy Low-Carb Meals in Just 2 Hours
Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner clocks in at under 15 grams of carbohydrates in this meal plan, so if that’s something that’s a goal for you, this Power Hour is a perfect choice.
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8. A Week of Ina Garten-Inspired Meals
Or if channeling your inner Ina Garten is more of a priority, let this meal plan guide you. Really, though, how can you really say no to food like Italian wedding soup and balsamic-roasted Brussels sprouts?
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9. A Week of Family Meals from Aldi
Aldi is packed with great, affordable food. But navigating the aisles can sometimes be a little overwhelming. This plan lays out exactly what you need to buy to prepare a full week of budget-friendly meals from the store.
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10. How I Prep a Week of Instant Pot Dinners
This meal prep plan gets you set up to use your Instant Pot all week for dinner while also leaving you with easy, ready-to-go breakfasts and lunches.
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