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12 Meal Prep Ideas That Aren't Sad Chicken and Rice

The Master of Zoodles

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@ljadeparker doesn't skimp on taste with zoodle pesto pasta, shrimp scampi, and raw (healthy) cookie dough balls for dessert. (Psst... Try these 3 Easy-to-Make Protein Ball Recipes That Will Replace Those Boring Bars.)

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The Veggie Switch-Off

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@floordeboor_fit alternates each day between layered fruit and yogurt or protein oats with peanut butter and banana and veggie lasagna or brown rice noodles with garlic Parmesan shrimp.

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The Not-So-Sad Desk Salad

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Make lunch for the whole week like @orangesandavocados, who packs bowls with radishes, tomatoes, feta, and hard-boiled eggs (or whatever protein you prefer).

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The Snack Pack

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Going simple with snacks of fruits, veggies, and nuts will save you major cash—and calories too. Just ask @marekfitness. (Make sure you know these 6 Ways to Save Money On (and Stop Wasting!) Groceries.)

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The Buffet Method

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@meowmeix preps buffet-style, so she can pick and choose what she wants to pack each day.

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The "I'll Have One of Everything"

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The @foodprepprincess shows that chicken breast can actually be cool. We can really get behind that frittata and wrap situation too.

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The Simple Pleasures

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Leave it to BBG devotee @winniebbg_ to keep her meal prep game so fresh and so clean. (Check out 10 No-Sweat Meal Prep Tricks from Pros.)

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The Colorful Paleo Plate

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@lifeofavegetarian makes some stellar lunch packs, including this one with spinach and zebra tomatoes, beetroot relish, plums, and some sweet and salty snacks.

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The Divide and Conquer

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Chocolate blender muffins, almond butter, pesto zoodles and lentil Bolognese (à la @hannah.banana89) is plenty wonderful in our book.

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The Meal-In-a-Jar

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Quinoa mason jar dinners: perfectly totable and easy to stack away in the fridge, at least according to @fitchickscook. (Love this idea? We've got 7 Must-Try Mason Jar Meals.)

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The Overnighter

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@100weeks makes Neopolitan overnight oats—it's easy prep for a big lunch that tastes like dessert.

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The Prep Master

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@mealprepmaster has the best of the best, including this salad and sweets action. We'd give more than an honorable mention to the spaghetti squash too (it makes for a healthy version of mac 'n cheese).

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