25 Meal Prep Recipes For People Who Hate To Cook

Hate to cook recipes

If you’re reading this here, then you must fall into one of two categories: 1) you hate cooking (i.e. the title of this article, “25 Meal Prep Recipes for People Who Hate Cooking), but you want to know what you could do that is meal prep friendly and basically requires little to no effort, or 2) you really enjoy cooking, But know that you’ll most likely find some really quick and easy recipes here.

Either way, we’re glad you’re

here because we’re about to help you no matter what category you’re in. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite quick, easy, and/or no-bake recipes that require so little cooking or preparation that you won’t even realize you’ve just prepared a week’s worth of meals. Trust us. We even have weeks where we are short on time or just don’t feel like cooking, so we can tell you firsthand that these recipes will be a game changer for you!

Do not bake/cook recipes as

the title says. This collection of recipes does not require baking/cooking. And if you do, we have professional advice to help turn it into a healthy recipe without cooking.

Mint Chocolate Energy

Bites Pro Tip: Duplicate or triple this recipe and store it in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks


Cocoa Hazelnut Energy


Pro Tip

: Keep the flavors fresh and exciting in this recipe without baking by changing the flavor of the nut butter you use. A recipe. Multiple flavors.

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Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Pro tip: Turn this

protein-packed treat into cookies to satisfy your mid-afternoon sugar craving


PRO Bowl Breakfast

Pro tip:

Buy precooked whole grains like brown rice and quinoa to make this meal easy. Meal preparation salad

in a jar – Vegetarian Pro Tip

: Look in the department for products for steamed beets and steamed beans!

Professional turkey spinach pinwheel food prep


: Change your sandwich fillings to make 2 different lunch boxes. Half turkey and cheddar. Half ham and Swiss. Yum!

Starbuck Protein Bistro Box

Pro tip:

Vary the fruit and nut butter in your bistro box to add variety. Have you ever tried cashew butter?

Healthy Quinoa Food Prep Bowls

Pro tip:

Use precooked chickpeas like these to mix this uncooked food.

Rollable boxes of peanut butter and banana

Pro tip: Swap pretzels for crackers and celery for carrots to add variety


Crockpot Recipes

We mean, technically you’re not cooking. The stupid cooking pot, right? 😉

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili

Pro Tip

: This doesn’t even need one! It’s a complete dump and food to go!


White Chicken Chili

Pro Pro Pro tip

: Use a store-bought green sauce to do this in 15 minutes. Professional

3-Ingredient Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken


Serve this with your precooked whole grains and frozen broccoli for a full meal. Professional advice


Lentil Curry

: Skip the first two steps in the slow cooker section and throw everything straight into your slow cooker for a super-fast meal.

Easy Crockpot Barbecue Chicken

Pro Tip: Use your

favorite store-bought BBQ sauce. 2 ingredients is all you will need. White bean and sausage soup

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Pro tip: Skip soaking

white beans

and use precooked

lentils instead. Pour everything into the cooking pot and it will be done in 15 minutes if you use precooked sausage!

Professional Slow

Cooksash Pie Oatmeal


: Triple this recipe. We promise it won’t last too long.


slow-cook vegetarian omelette


: Combine this with seasonal fruit, such as an apple or orange for a full meal.

Recipes so easy it’s like you’re not even cooking

Does cooking really count if you just throw it into a pan or in a single pan and let it do its thing? We didn’t believe it.

Professional salmon tip

from a fajita of bread

: Buy portioned fish and pre-cut vegetables to do this in minutes. Pro tip for pan-fried chicken


: buy pre-cut

, unseasoned chicken and pre-cut vegetables. Professional

Pan-Powered Food Prep Tip

for Ranch Chops

and Potatoes:

Buy pre-made ranch seasonings and smaller baby potatoes to speed up cooking


Cod bread leaf and vegetables

Made in just 25 minutes!


chicken pan dinner

Pro tip

: Buy your favorite Greek marinade at the store. I just saved you a step!

Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Sausage Skillet

Pro tip:

Buy pre-cut pumpkin and you can make this meal in less than 10 minutes

Food preparation for

high-protein egg muffins

Pro tip: Change vegetables to add variety each week. Or, add some of the sausage from the recipe above.

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Cups Turmeric Scrambled Egg Food Preparation

Pro tip:

Pre-cooked sausages are your best friend. Professional advice

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Easy Fall Breakfast Granola

: Duplicate this recipe and use it for both breakfast and snack.

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