The best 8-ingredient-or-less dinner meal prep recipes

These minimalist meal prep recipes require 8 ingredients or less from start to finish. Healthy dinner meal prep just got a whole lot easier!

If you’ve ever meal prepped before, you’ll know how life-changing it can be. An hour or two in the kitchen once a week can make all the difference to your food choices throughout the week. Whether it’s coming home to a healthy dinner after a stressful work day or a having nutritious breakfast waiting in the morning – meal prep just makes everything easier. That said, if you’re not a seasoned chef or even just someone who ventures into their kitchen very much, many meal prep recipes might turn you off. You might be on Pinterest just looking for a simple stir fry to make for the week. Before you know it, 

Whether it’s coming home to a healthy dinner after a stressful work day or a having nutritious breakfast waiting in the morning – meal prep just makes everything easier.

That said, if you’re not a seasoned chef or even just someone who doesn’t venture into their kitchen much, many meal prep recipes might turn you off. 

You might be on Pinterest just looking for a simple stir fry to make for the week. Before you know it, you’re expected to have 14 different types of herbs, 3 obscure ingredients you’ve only seen in the health food store and a type of noodles you’ve never even heard of. 

A simple meal prep is often the best meal prep. 

That’s why I’ve compiled this list of easy meal prep recipes that contain eight ingredients or less. 

Warning: when I say eight ingredients, I have left out a few common ingredients like salt and pepper as well as non-essential ingredients like dried herbs. If you haven’t got them in the cupboard, don’t stress. If you do have them lying about – throw them in. 

1. Healthy easy cheesy meatballs

via Sarah in Shape

2. Easy roasted meal prep bowls 

via Clean, Lean and Brie

3. Sweet potato crusted quiche

sweet potato crusted quiche
via Sarah in Shape

4. Bbq couscous bowl with tofu

via Elephantastic Vegan

5. Rainbow chickpea Buddha bowl

buddha bowl
via Sarah in Shape

6. Ground turkey skillet with green beans 

via Primavera Kitchen

7. Freezer enchilada sweet potatoes 

via Sweet Peas and Saffron

8. Pumpkin, pepita and feta salad

via Sarah in Shape

9. Salmon with sweet potato and broccolini 

via Little Spice Jar

10. Vegetable and feta quinoa bake 

via Ciao Veggie

11. Lemon Chicken with Veggies 

via Lil Luna

12. One pan Italian sausage and veggies 

via Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Let’s chat below! Do you like simple or complicated recipes? How many ingredients is the perfect number for a recipe?

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