While most healthy ideas seem to make life more complicated—who has the discipline or time to do some crazy fitness or eating challenge every day?—meal prep, or #MealPrepSunday, is one idea that's meant to simplify things! The fitness trend is all about making healthy meals and snacks for the week ahead all at one time so you can quickly reach for whatever you're going to eat next.
The benefits are seemingly endless: all your meals are organized for the week ahead, there's no last-minute fussing about what to cook, and you're less tempted to reach for chips or takeout when you have a nutritious option ready to go. "When you're prepared to fuel your body right, you'll breeze through even the craziest days with energy and positivity," wrote Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, meal-prep enthusiasts and founders of
Plus, you can get the whole family involved. Just imagine an assembly line of little helpers who are ready to prep their lunches and meals for the week. Take a look at some of these easy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas that you can prepare for the week ahead. Ready? Break out the Tupperware!