20 Best Weight Loss Meal Prep Dinners

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These 20 Best Weight Loss Meal Prep Dinners are all low in calories and high in nutrition and protein

Just like all Lose Weight By Eating Recipes, all of these meal prep dinner ideas are packed with fat burning ingredients. To help get your metabolism roaring while keeping you full until the morning!

weight loss meal prep dinners

We’ve included vegan and vegetarian meal prep healthy recipes, as well as meaty meal prep dinners with chicken, beef, and even turkey.

In the article below you’re sure to find your next favorite weight loss meal prep recipes!

All of these weight loss meal prep dinners are under 500 calories!

20 Best Weight Loss Meal Prep Dinners

Below you’ll find the best weight loss dinners! All are packed full of metabolism boosting and fat burning ingredients.

Plus, these healthy weight loss dinners are packed with protein, and come with modifications to cut additional carbs and calories.

The Best Meal Prep Dinner Ideas

These meal prep dinner ideas are all low calorie and healthy. Click on the photo or the recipe card to find the recipe… Plus a printable recipe card for each of the healthy dinner recipes below!

1. Teriyaki Turkey Meatball Meal Prep Boxes

These 345 calorie dinner meal prep recipes for the week are great for both dinners and lunches.

This gluten-free meal prep dinner has 42.3g of protein. And you can easily lower carbs and more calories by using Cauliflower Rice or our yummy Cauliflower Fried Rice in place of brown rice.

Teriyaki Turkey Meatball Meal Prep for Lunch weight loss meal prep dinners

These healthy meal prep dinners for weight loss are packed with metabolism boosting ingredients to help you lose weight fast!

Teriyaki Meatball Meal Prep Dinners
These homemade meal prep dinners are just 345 calories and take just 30 minutes to make (no matter how many you make!)
Try this asian meatball meal prep for dinner or lunch this week… you'll love the yummy flavors and the way this meal prep lunch fills you up.
As a bonus, you don't even need to cook the broccoli as it will steam in the container when you reheat!
Check out this recipe
Teriyaki Turkey Meatball Meal Prep for Lunch

2. Meal Prep Taco Salad

This 364 calorie easy dinner meal prep weight loss meal has 34.2g of protein and can be prepped in just 15 minutes!

You can make these weight loss dinners with beef, chicken, pork, or even our Crispy Baked Taco Tofu Recipe!

Healthy Taco Salad Recipe weight loss meal prep dinners

We even found you some protein chips to use place of tortilla chips. Great for those who want to cut carbs and boost protein more. (Link to chips in recipe).

The BEST Healthy Taco Salad Recipe
This Healthy Taco Salad Recipe can be made with beef, turkey, chicken, or even vegan! Making the 364 calorie salad great for all diets!
We even found you some protein chips to add to the salad should you desire the crunch without the guilt!
Special Tip: This Mexican Salad makes a great meal prep lunch or dinner! So make extras and store servings for lunches and dinners this week. Just add the avocado and dressing at the last minute to avoid browning and soggy salads.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

3. “No Cook” Vegetarian Meal Prep Salads

These 293 calorie weight loss healthy dinners can be made vegetarian, or not.

With 15.1g of protein (before adding any extra protein) this healthy salad meal prep dinner is a great option for those looking to limit meat.

Meal Prep Salad Jar Recipes weight loss meal prep dinners

But you can also adding some shredded chicken or leftover steak to this salad. They both go great in these easy meal prep dinners!

LOW CALORIE Meal Prep Salad Jars
These meal prep salad jars are just 293 calories, vegetarian, and have over 15g of protein!
You can easily boost protein even more and add in some feta cheese, or for non vegetarians – some shredded chicken.
Special Tip: The key to a great meal prep salad jar, is keeping the crunch. Which means you want to add the items with the most crunch (bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, celery) in first. They will marinate in the salad dressing and create a barrier to keep the lettuce crispy.
Check out this recipe
Meal Prep Salad Jar Recipes

4. Chicken and Rice Soup with Lemon

You can have 2 cups of these meal prep dinners for just 173 calories! And 4 cups is just 346 calories… Making these fantastic dinners for losing weight.

This yummy meal prep chicken and rice soup is packed with “good for you” ingredients! I always keep some meal prepped in my freezer for sick days.

Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon weight loss meal prep dinners

Rice tends to soak up excess liquid when meal prepping. So when you reheat these meal prep chicken recipes, add 1 cup of water for every 2 cups of soup when reheating.

Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup
This healing chicken rice soup with lemon is just 173 calories for 2 cups, and will help boost immunity and burn off any cold.
With the fresh lemon juice, chicken stock and breasts, and the cold busting oregano, you'll feel amazing after eating this hearty soup!
Special Tip: Use fresh herbs whenever possible, the flavor and health benefits are much better. You can purchase a "Poultry Blend" or "Roasting Blend" of herbs. They usually have all the herbs you'll need for this soup.
Check out this recipe
Chicken Rice Soup with Lemon

5. Caprese Vegetarian Meal Prep Bowls

These vegetarian dinner meal prep recipes to lose weight are just 297 calories with over 15g of protein.

You can easily boost protein with some Shredded Chicken or Baked Tofu, and you’d still have healthy recipes for weight loss dinners!

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipe weight loss meal prep dinners

These dinner meal prep ideas are packed full of flavor, and make great meal prep dinners as well as lunches.

Caprese Vegetarian Meal Prep Bowls
This healthy vegetarian meal prep recipe is just 297 calories, and has 15.2 grams of protein!
Try this vegetarian meal prep lunch for work, or for home… It's best served cold, making it the best vegetarian meal prep dinner or lunch recipe!
We thinned out the balsamic dressing… because the quinoa will soak it all up. You can skip adding the water, but it really does help distribute the flavors without adding more calories.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Vegetarian Meal Prep Recipe

6. Low Calorie Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches

This is one of our favorite dinner meal prep ideas! You meal prep the Mississippi Pot Roast in the slow cooker, then you have weight loss meal prep dinners recipes all week long.

Just 411 calories each (we do something sneaky with the bread… and cut 1/2 the carbs!) And best of all, these low calorie sandwiches have 35.5g of protein.

Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches weight loss meal prep dinners

These easy meal prep dinner recipes for weight loss cut lots of carbs by hollowing out the rolls. This allows for more protein and less carbs and calories.

Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches (LOW CALORIE)
These Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches are just 411 calories per huge sandwich!
We prefer to use the pepperoncinis that are cooked in the pot roast on the sandwiches, but if you want to add a bit of crunch (or if you plucked them all out and ate them already- no judgement I do that too) you can add more peppers.
Special Tip: To make these shredded beef sandwiches kid friendly, either omit the peppers or slice them in half and remove the seeds. Pepperoncini peppers are mild, but some kids might prefer to take them off.
Check out this recipe
Mississippi Pot Roast Sandwiches

7. Chicken Taco Meal Prep Bowls

These easy meal prep chicken breast recipes are just 333 calories and are packed with 39.4g of protein!

You can easily cut calories and carbs with our yummy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice Recipe, use it in place of rice in these meal prep weight loss dinner ideas.

Meal Prep Mexican Chicken Protein Bowls weight loss meal prep dinners

Great for lunch or dinner, these meal prep healthy recipes are filling and packed with flavor. And so low in calories you’ll have some leftover calories for a Skinny Margarita!

Chicken Taco Bowls Meal Prep (333 CALORIES)
This meal prep Mexican Chicken Protein bowls are just 333 calories, and have 39.4g of protein!
Use this recipe card to choose your number of servings. This recipe will make 3 servings, but you can easily double or triple the recipe by clicking the 2X and 3X buttons below.
If you want to lower the carbs, you can swap out the rice, for frozen cauliflower rice.
Check out this recipe
Meal Prep Mexican Chicken Protein Bowls

8. Skinny Shepherd’s Pie Casserole

This 215 calorie Shepherd’s Pie is the ultimate meal prep casserole! Just cut off a slice and pop it in the microwave for a healthy and low calorie meal prep dinner!

You can use ground beef, chicken, or turkey to make these meal prep recipes healthy. And vegan meat crumbles also work quite well!

The Best Low Calorie Shepherd's Pie Recipe weight loss meal prep dinners

Casseroles make the best meal prep dinners! So hearty and filling, and minimal clean up. We know you’ll love this weight loss meal prep dinner recipe!

The Best Shepherd’s Pie Recipe {LOW CALORIE!}
This low calorie shepherd's pie is just 215 calories! So low in calories you can have seconds without ruining your diet!
Our easy shepherd's pie has over 10g of protein… and yes, we did use ground beef and still made this best shepherd's pie recipe low in calories.
You can use ground turkey or chicken if you prefer, it will lower the calories even more!
Check out this recipe
The Best Low Calorie Shepherd's Pie Recipe

9. Hearty Vegan Buddha Bowls

These filling vegan bowls make great weight loss meal prep dinners! At 439 calories, they are the perfect fat burning dinner!

We have included some protein add-ins in the recipe card (below) and you can always cut the amount of avocado by 1/2 to lower the calories to accommodate the added ingredients.

Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe weight loss meal prep dinners

And while we are talking about avocado, don’t add the avocado to your meal prep boxes/bowls until you’re ready to serve. This will stop them from browning.

Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe {Plus Low Calorie Dressing}
This Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe comes with a vegan, no oil dressing, and a quinoa cooking guide!
For just 376 calories (439 calories with the dressing) you can enjoy this healthy, vegan Buddha bowl. It's filling and delicious, and lacked full of healthy vegan ingredients.
Add Some Protein:
– 1/2 cup shredded chicken
– 1 can of tuna (in water) drained
– 1/2 cup crumbled and browned tofu
Check out this recipe
Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe

10. Meal Prep Beef Stew in an Instant Pot

Picture this… you come home from a hard day of work, and you have beef stew waiting for you. But it’s low calorie beef stew (just 172 calories per cup) so you can basically have as much as you want.

Sounds heavenly, right? Well… this recipe is. And it’s whipped up so fast for meal prep dinners, you’ll want to make it every week!

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe weight loss meal prep dinners

With 17.3g or protein per cup, this hearty meal prep dinner can be reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop. And if you’re not concerned with carbs, it’s great with a piece of bread or a dinner roll.

Low Calorie Recipe for Beef Stew (INSTANT POT)
This low calorie beef stew in instant pot makes a great winter dish. But Instant Pot beef stew is also great in the summer when you don't want to turn on the oven!
We packed this beef stew with metabolism boosting ingredients. Making this a healthy dinner that you can feel good about eating.
I've found that you can skip the browning of the meat when you use an Instant Pot… I couldn't tell the difference! This means you won't have to worry about the "Burn" message, and you make beef stew faster than ever!
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

11. Greek Chicken Meal Prep Boxes

These quick meal prep recipes with chicken are just 308 calories, and packed full of flavor and 36.1g of protein!

You can swap out the rice for Cauliflower Rice to save even more calories and lots of carbs too!

Greek Chicken Meal Prep Recipe weight loss meal prep dinners

These weight loss meal prep ideas are great for both dinner and lunch. And so filling and flavor packed, you’ll forget that it’s a weight loss dinner recipe.

Meal Prep Greek Chicken Salad Bowls
This Greek Chicken Meal Prep Recipe is just 308 calories and can be made in 30 minutes or less… no matter how many meal prep dinners you choose to make!
There may seam to be a lot of ingredients below… but if you take a close look you'll be using the lemon, cucumber, garlic salt, and dill in several ways. But you'll only need 1 lemon, 1 cucumber etc, for the entire recipe!
Try clicking the 2x and 3x buttons below, they will double and triple the ingredients for you, so you can make 3, 6, or 9 meal prep dinners at once.
Check out this recipe
Greek Chicken Meal Prep Recipe

12. “Copycat” Burrito Bowls

These meal prep dinners for weight loss are just 399 calories and are packed with 34.8g of protein.

The healthy weight loss dinner ideas are easily meal prepped, and taste just like Chipotle Burrito bowls… but cost significantly less. And you can swap out the rice for Homemade Cauliflower Cilantro Lime Rice to cut more carbs and calories.

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe weight loss meal prep dinners

We don’t mind “cooking” the lettuce when we reheat the meal prep bowls. But you can always chop the lettuce on meal prep day, and place it in its own container. Then add to the top of the healthy weight loss dinner recipe when you’re ready to serve.

Healthy “Copycat” Chipotle Burrito Bowls
These healthy chicken burrito bowls are just 399 calories and super filling!
Skip the high calorie Chipotle burrito bowls, and try this healthy Mexican bowl recipe instead.
Comes with lots of toppings, and tips on how to make this a meal prep recipe too.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

13. Thai Curry Lentil Soup

These vegan meal prep dinners are just 166 calories per cup. So you can have 3 cups for just 498 calories!

You cook the meal prep soup in a slow cooker, making it extra easy. Then portion it out and you’re set for the week. This meal prep dinner recipe also freezes well!

Curried Lentil Soup in Slow Cooker weight loss meal prep dinners

Each cup of the weight loss soup has 8.2g of protein. Now if you’re not a vegan, you can add in some shredded chicken, but vegans can double or triple the serving size to double or triple the protein.

Crockpot Thai Curry Lentil Soup
This easy curried lentil soup in slow cooker recipe is just 166 calories per cup, and vegan!
Making crockpot curry lentil soup has never been easier… or more flavorful! Plus we've supplied you with extra toppings to jazz up your homemade lentil soup.
Check out this recipe
curried lentil soup in a slow cooker

14. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken

When the weather is warm and berries are on sale, we love making weight loss healthy dinner ideas with fresh seasonal ingredients.

At just 188 calories for 1.5 cups you can easily double the servings and have a 3 cup salad for just 376 calories and 29.6g of protein!

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken weight loss meal prep dinners

This meal prep dinner salad is fantastic with blue cheese. But you could swap that out for feta, goat cheese, or even avocado if you prefer to avoid dairy.

Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken
This low calorie strawberry spinach salad with chicken is just 188 calories!
The healthy strawberry salad with chicken below is easy to make, and is a wonderful main course for lunch or dinner.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken

15. Chicken Quinoa Meal Prep Boxes

These 355 calorie weight loss meal prep dinners can be made in just 30 minutes, no matter how many servings you want to prep ahead for.

We love these recipes for weight loss meal prep, and often enjoy them for both dinner (with a healthy dose of Sriracha) or for lunch at work. So you may want to make extras for both, we think you’ll love them that much.

Meal Prep Crunchy Chicken Quinoa Slaw weight loss meal prep dinners

These meal prep bowls have 8.2g of protein per bowl. But you could easily double the amount of chicken and nearly double that amount, without going over 450 calories per meal prep dinner.

Chicken with Quinoa Salad Meal Prep Recipe
This meal prep chicken quinoa slaw recipe is just 355 calories, and can be made in 30 minutes or less!
Use this recipe card to choose your number of servings. This recipe will make 3 servings, but you can easily double or triple the recipe by clicking the 2X and 3X buttons below.
This chicken and quinoa salad is best cold, but if you prefer it hot, see the note below on keeping the slaw separate.
Check out this recipe
Meal Prep Crunchy Chicken Quinoa Slaw

16. Vegan Rice Bowls

These vegan rice bowls make great dinner recipes for weight loss. Packed full of healthy grains and fats to keep you full until breakfast.

These meal prep weight loss dinners are 438 calories per serving, and can be stored for up to 5 days in the fridge.

Healthy Vegan Rice Bowls weight loss meal prep dinners

We always recommend holding the avocado during meal prep, then just adding it fresh before serving your meal prep dinners. This will stop them from browning.

Low Calorie Vegan Bowl Recipe
These vegan rice bowls are just 438 calories and super filling with rice, veggies, and healthy fats.
You'll even find a healthy rice bowl sauce recipe!
And you can made these healthy rice bowls as weekly meal prep… the low calorie vegan rice bowl recipe will hold in the fridge for up tp 5 days, and make wonderful "take to work" lunches!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Vegan Rice Bowls

17. Creamy Chicken Stew

This slow cooker chicken stew is one of our favorite meal prep dinner ideas. It’s just 138 calories and has 17g of protein per cup, so you can have 2-3 cups and still consider it a weight loss dinner recipe.

Two cups will be 276 calories and 34g of protein, and three cups will have 414 calories and 51g of protein.

Creamy Chicken Stew in Crockpot

This protein packed chicken stew is also great served with a fresh salad and a dinner roll. Or top it with some crackers if carbs is not a concern for you.

Creamy Chicken Soup in Slow Cooker {LOW CALORIE}
This creamy chicken stew in crockpot is just 138 calories per cup, and so delicious!
You can make this creamy chicken soup in a slow cooker, or on the stove top. Directions for both methods have been included.
And should you want to skip the wine, we have given a modification for that as well. If you don't want to buy a full bottle of wine, you can get a can of wine (I like Creamery Chardonnay).
Check out this recipe
Creamy Chicken Soup in Slow Cooker

18. “No Cook” Vegetarian Protein Salad

This vegetarian salad is just 462 calories for 3 cups (that’s a HUGE portion) and has 17.8g of protein.

No cooking is required for this yummy meal prep salad recipe, and it can easily be whipped up while you meal prep other weight loss dinner recipes.

Healthy Recipe for Chickpea Salad

If you want to add more protein to this weight loss dinner recipe, Shredded Chicken or our Honey Sriracha Baked Tofu both work great with this salad.

Vegetarian Salad with Protein
This vegetarian recipe for chickpea salad is the perfect packed lunch salad! Plus, it has 17.8 grams of protein!
You can easily toss this recipe together and take it to work. This vegetarian salad with protein is also a great side dish for any dinner!
Take this easy lunch salad with you for yummy a protein packed lunch salad that costs less than $3!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Recipe for Chickpea Salad

19. Meal Prep Greek Gyros with Chicken

These Greek Gyros are also a great meal prep dinner recipe. Simply cook the chicken, make the dip, and chop up the veggies as we have done in the photo below.

Then when it’s time to enjoy dinner, all you need to do is assemble this weight loss meal prep recipe.

Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce

These 326 calorie chicken gyros have 29.4g of protein and makes great healthy dinners for weight loss.

HEALTHY Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
This Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki recipe is low calories and can be made in just 30 minutes!
You'll find a chicken gyro marinade, gyro tzatziki sauce and gyro wrap recipes below. When you combine all three easy recipes, you end up with the best Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce… ever!
Check out this recipe
Greek Chicken Gyros Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce

20. Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

These meal prep weight loss dinners are just 392 calories and have 41.7g of protein!

Best of all, you can make these meal prep recipes for weight loss dinner in just 30 minutes, no matter how many you want to make!

Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe

Packed full of good for you ingredients that help burn more fat, these weight loss dinners are perfect for any diet. And if you prefer fewer carbs and calories, swap out the rice for Cauliflower Rice or our yummy Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe.

Healthy Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep for the Week
This easy Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe is just 392 calories and can be made in just 30 minutes (no matter how many servings you make!)
Making teriyaki chicken meal prep for the week is a great way to ensure you have healthy, flavorful dinners you'll look forward to eating… Plus it's also a great way to save money and time!
This healthy chicken teriyaki meal prep recipe has lots of protein (OVER 41 grams!) and healthy carbs to keep you full, for hours. You can cut the carbs (should you desire) by swapping out the rice for cauliflower rice.
Check out this recipe
Teriyaki Chicken Meal Prep Recipe

Printable Guide for Weight Loss Meal Prep Dinners

You can click on the links below and collect all 20 of these free printable recipe cards!

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20 BEST Meal Prep Dinners for Weight Loss

Lose Weight By Eating
These 20 meal prep dinners for weight loss are all under 500 calories, and packed with protein.
With vegan, vegetarian, and meaty meal prep dinners, there's something for everyone in this weight loss dinner list.
Special Tip: Each of these meal prep weight loss dinners come with a printable recipe card. Just click on the link to collect the free recipe card!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 1 meal
Calories 300 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Pick 3-5 meal prep dinners you want to try.
  • Click the link and print out (or save) the recipe card.
  • Meal prep and enjoy your yummy weight loss dinners.

Nutrition

Serving: 1dinnerCalories: 300kcal
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