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4 Meal Prep Lunch Recipes You Need to Try

Say good-bye to boring lunches with these four delicious meal prep lunch recipes. From soba noodles in a tasty homemade sesame-soy sauce to taco salad bowls with your favorite Mexican flavors, you’ll have inspiration for the whole week.

Prep these lunches on the weekend and you’ll have grab and go options the whole family will love throughout the busy days ahead!

Plus, when you make these recipes using Harris Teeter brand ingredients, you can earn money for your school! Just make sure your VIC card is LINKED to your school for the 2020-2021 school year. Not linked yet? Click here are start earning today.

Harris Teeter Together in Education program also gives back to your school after each pharmacy prescription refill if your VIC card is linked.

Meal Prep Taco Salad Lunch

Your favorite Taco Tuesday ingredients hit the lunch box with this easy-to-assemble Meal Prep Taco Salad. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 lunches

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. 93% lean Harris Teeter Ground Beef
  • 1 package Harris Teeter Taco Seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 package Harris Teeter Romaine Salad Blend
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup Harris Teeter Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup HT Traders Chipotle Salsa

Directions:

  1. Brown beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once fully cooked, drain out the grease and return the meat to the pan. Pour in the water and seasoning and cook over medium low heat until fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. Assemble the salads by dividing the romaine blend amongst four resealable containers. Add tomatoes, cheese and cooled seasoned beef to each salad. Drizzle with salsa and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

Meal Prep Caesar Pasta Salad Lunch

Upgrade your lunch with this Meal Prep Caesar Pasta Salad. By tossing the pasta and chicken in the dressing and keeping the greens to the side of the container, you won’t have to worry about soggy lettuce! Remember that when purchasing the items referenced in the ingredient list, with a linked VIC card, your school is earning money while you cook. Link your VIC card here.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 lunches

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup HT Traders Peppercorn Ranch Dressing
  • 3 cups Harris Teeter Bowtie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, sliced -or- 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 package Harris Teeter Romaine Salad Blend
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup HT Traders Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup HT Traders Caesar Croutons

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the pasta and cooked chicken with the dressing and Parmesan. Toss to coat.
  2. Divide the mixture into four resealable containers. To the side, divide the romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and croutons. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. To enjoy, mix the ingredients together and serve with extra dressing, if desired.

Meal Prep Soba Noodle Bowls

Your favorite Asian noodle bowl ingredients made healthier, with our grab and go Meal Prep Soba Noodle recipe. Use leftover chicken to make this meal in minutes! This sauce is full of ingredients that when purchased support the Together in Education program. Link your school to your VIC card here.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 noodle bowls

Salad Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces par-cooked soba noodles
  • 2 cups edamame, cooked
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • Sesame seeds, as garnish

Sesame Sauce:

  • ¼ cup tahini paste
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 3 Tbsp. Harris Teeter Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. HT Traders Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Harris Teeter Sriracha, to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions, then drain and rinse in cold water. Toss the noodles with half of the sauce.
  3. To prepare the bowls, divide noodles, chicken, edamame, and cucumbers into four resealable bowls. Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

Meal Prep Roasted Chicken & Veggie Rice Bowl

Need an easy and healthy lunch idea? This Meal Prep Roasted Chicken & Veggie Rice Bowl is perfect. Enjoy it at room temperature or warm it up in the microwave for a satisfying mid-day meal. Did you know you can earn money for your school when you purchase Harris Teeter branded items like the ones on this ingredient list? Link your VIC card here and choose our store brands for your list.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 lunches

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into ½” cubes
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 packages Harris Teeter Ready Rice

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, for easy cleanup.
  2. Arrange chicken and prepared vegetables on the baking sheet, sprinkle with seasonings, then drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender and charred in spots. Remove from heat.
  3. Cook rice according to package directions and divide between four resealable containers. Top with chicken and vegetables and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Katie Harding is the publisher of Forks and Folly . A self-taught cook and die-hard foodie, Katie lives in Charlotte with her husband and three boys. Besides cooking and eating, she loves craft beers, running, and napping.