By Lizzie Vasquez

Meal prepping is a saving grace for those of us who do not have the time to prepare meals every day or do not have the budget to eat out on every lunch break. Preparing meals at the beginning of the week will help you stay on track with your healthy diet, while saving you valuable time and money. Check out these recipes to kick-start a great week of meals.

Mason Jar Salad

Ambitiouskitchen.com/2017/08/four-mason-jar-salads-with-just-bare-chicken

Mason jar salads are an easy, healthy on-the-go lunch. They are the perfect serving size of salad and are sure to be packed with essential nutrients.

Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Gimmedelicious.com/2016/12/17/meal-prep-healthy-roasted-chicken-and-veggies

This recipe brings together protein, grains and a variety of veggies to create a delicious and satisfying meal that will keep you full and happy all week.

Lemon Salmon with Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccoli

Littlespicejar.com/lemon-roasted-salmon

Treat yourself with an easy salmon recipe that feels like a gourmet meal every day of the week.

Taco Bowl

Damndelicious.net/2016/11/08/taco-meal-prep-bowls

Let’s taco-bout this fun recipe! Make your lunch break a fiesta with this taco bowl meal prep.

Ginger Chicken with Noodles and Broccoli

Budgetbytes.com/2017/08/sticky-ginger-soy-glazed-chicken-meal-prep

Satisfy your never-ending craving for Chinese take-out with this meal-prep recipe. This home-cooked chicken, noodles and veg combo is the perfect office lunch.