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15+ Super Easy Keto Meal Prep Recipes To Make Life Easy

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Looking for some keto meal prep ideas and recipes? Well, here's some awesome keto meal prep recipes you won't want to miss!!

Meal prepping makes life so much easier. I find that prepping at least two of my meals for each day it helps me if any cravings crop up.

I searched high and low for some super easy keto meal prep recipes (because I need simple with two kids running amuck).

Typically, I keep them written in a notebook or I just use Pinterest.

In any case, if you're just starting keto, or you're looking for some easy keto meal prep recipes to try on your keto journey then you'll love these recipes!

What is Meal Prepping?

Let's talk about meal prepping first though – keto meal prep style! 

Meal prepping is the act of creating meals or prepping foods before you are going to eat them. Sometimes two days ahead of when you'll eat them.

You can choose whether you want to prep 2 meals per day, 1 meal per day, or even every meal for each day of the week. That is left up to you.

This allows you to have your meals ready to go so you're less likely to cheat and eat carb-heavy foods or binge eat.

My hope is that these recipes will help inspire you to get in the kitchen and have some easy keto meal prep ideas to get you started. I would start with maybe prepping two recipes to start.

The recipes below each have at least 3 servings (some have more).

Once you know how many servings of each there are you can figure out quickly how many meals you'll have prepped and ready to go for the week.

If you prep your meals for anything over 3-4 days I would freeze the others. Most foods will only last 3-4 days in the refrigerator before they become questionable. I'd hate for you to get sick because you ate some out of date food.

So, make sure you freeze any meals past 3-4 days of prepping.

If you're looking for some meal prep containers, be sure to check out these to see if you like any of them. I personally use the Iso Meal Containers.


Update: I no longer use the Iso Meal Containers, but I still use and love their Meal Prep Bag. It's so amazing for carrying food to work. The storage containers I use are linked below. I'm trying to take an eco route and take plastic out of our home (as much as I can).

If you don't like using plastic then, never fear, there are also glass meal prep containers! I have and love these right here.

The only thing I don't like about the glass containers is the fact that they don't stack as compact as the plastic containers. But, that's it.

We're making it work though. I love that the glass containers don't get greasy or hold grease as plastic ones do. So, I'm sacrificing storage space in my RV for the glass containers. I actually am about to buy more of the ones linked above. 

Here are a few other posts you might like:

Here's a sample keto meal plan spreadsheet you can use yourself as a guide for creating your own. I've inserted meals from this post as an idea of what it will look like. There are 4 meals I've chosen. Two meals are for the first 3 days and the last two are for the last 4 days of the week.

*Note: if you're on your phone you'll need to turn your phone SIDEWAYS to see the full keto meal prep recipe spreadsheet

Day/MealBreakfastLunchDInner
SundayEggs & BaconAhi Poke BowlKeto Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
MondaySausage MuffinKeto Chicken Fried Cauliflower RiceAhi Poke Bowl
TuesdayEggs & BaconAhi Poke BowlKeto Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
WednesdaySausage MuffinBuffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti SquashBBQ Chicken With Bacon & Cheese
ThursdayEggs & BaconBBQ Chicken With Bacon & CheeseBuffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
FridaySausage MuffinBuffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti SquashBBQ Chicken With Bacon & Cheese
SaturdayEggs & BaconBBQ Chicken With Bacon & CheeseBuffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Now, let's get into the recipes!

Here's 15 Super Easy Keto Meal Prep Recipes You'll Love

Everyone likes easy recipes you can prepare fairly quick and effortlessly.

It's no different when it comes to wanting easy keto meals to prep. Whether it's keto lunch ideas or keto dinner ideas… these easy keto meal prep recipes are sure to please!

Thankfully, these recipes can be substituted as both keto lunch or keto dinner. And, they prep and store amazingly well.

So, without further ado.. here are the keto meal prep meals you'll love.

1 Keto Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice

keto fried cauliflower rice
Image courtesy of Hey Keto Mama

This is a drool-worthy keto chicken recipe. You can cook this up fairly quick and have it portioned out and ready to go for the next few days.

A salad or even some clear soup would go perfectly with this keto meal prep dish.

Nutrition for 1 of 4 servings:

40g P | 11 C | 9g F | 3g Fiber | 289 Calories

Check this recipe out right here.

2 Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

buffalo chicken zucchini boats
Image courtesy of The Wholesome Dish

While my husband might not like zucchini, I love it. And this keto chicken zucchini boat recipe is amazing.

Keto zucchini boats of any kind are awesome actually. Just the right amount of tang from the sauce and cream from the cheese.

Nutrition for 1 of 4 servings:

38g P | 8g C | 19g F | 2g Fiber | 363 Calories

Check this recipe out right here.

3 Low Carb Pork Fried Rice

low carb pork fried rice
Image courtesy of Meal Prep On Fleek

Are you missing fried rice at all? I know I did for a while. Especially the homemade variety!

This Pork Fried Rice is amazing. Don't hesitate to substitute pork for chicken or shrimp. It all goes so well together.

You'll begin to wonder why you never thought to make it at home.

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 servings (including optional toppings):

32g Protein | 21g Carbs | 16g Fat | 6g Fiber | 347 Calories

Check this recipe out right here.

4 Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash
Image courtesy of The Real Food RDs

Spaghetti squash for spaghetti was amazing, but stuffed spaghetti squash is even better in my opinion.

Of course, I love buffalo chicken so using that as stuffing is divine, in my opinion.

You can find loads of stuffed spaghetti squash on Pinterest these days, but I really like this one.

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 servings:

36g Protein | 13g Carbs | 14g Fat | 3g Fiber | 308 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

5 Keto Sesame Chicken & Broccoli Stirfry Meal Prep

keto sesame chicken and broccoli stir fry in meal prep bowls
Image courtesy of Meal Prep On Fleek

Here's a quick and simple stirfry if you're looking for some easy keto dinners to try and plan for the week.

You can pre spiralize your zucchini and either store in your meal prep containers or a separate container in the fridge. I personally keep things separated unless it's a two-compartment container.

I don't want the sauces to make the zoodles soggy before I get to eat it.

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 servings:

45g Protein | 16.5g Carbs | 13g Fat | 4.2g Fiber | 354 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

6 BBQ Chicken With Bacon & Cheese

BBQ chicken with bacon and cheese
Image courtesy of Kasey Trenum

BBQ and bacon… um, can we say delicious?

This is amazing and when paired with some asparagus or even a salad you have yourself a perfect meal.

Make sure if you don't plan to eat all 5 servings in 3-4 days that you freeze what you're not going to eat.

Nutritional Information based on MyFitnessPal App (5 servings):

6.7g Protein | 3.3g Carbs | 10.9g Fat | 142 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

7 Ahi Poke Bowl

ahi tuna poke bowl
Image courtesy of Keto Connect

I could eat this once a day, every day for the rest of my life! I love ahi tuna and I love poke bowls.

There are so many different ways you can make this bowl, but I love keeping it as simple as possible. And this keto meal prep bowl does just that. I love making this as a keto lunch to bring to work.

Since this recipe is enough for 1 bowl, all you would need to do is quadruple the ingredients to make this perfect for the week!

Nutrition for 1 Bowl:

35g Protein | 17g Carbs | 20g Fat | 7g Fiber | 377 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

8 Low Carb Meatballs (Italian Style)

low carb meatballs in a pie plate
Image courtesy of Low Carb Maven

Easy peasy keto meatballs! You can use these with either spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles.

I would definitely keep the meat and the veggies separate for this keto meal prep dish. That sauce is bound to wilt lettuce or make veggies soggy!

One good thing about these meatballs is that you can prep a BIG batch (think double or triple) and freeze what you don't use. They thaw and reheat phenomenal and the taste is still amazing.

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 Servings:

19g Protein | 1g Carbs | 22g Fat | 0g Fiber | 387 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

9 Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Bowl

 

low carb philly cheesesteak in a cast iron skillet
Image courtesy of Easy Health LLC

I loved Philly Cheesesteaks before keto, and even now that I am keto it's still the same. The only difference is I can't have regular bread.

Consider creating some form of keto bread to put this on and devour it. There are tons of 90-second keto bread recipes on Pinterest right now and if you put it in the right dish you can create a pretty decent size sandwich bread!

If you don't want bread though, you can totally use some bibb lettuce to put this in. OR eat it right out of the skillet!!

Nutrition for 1 out of 3 Servings:

27g Protein | 5g Carbs | 13g Fat | 1g Fiber | 263 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

10 Pizza Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms

pizza stuffed portobello mushrooms and sweet potato fries on a cutting board
Image courtesy of Don't Go Bacon My Heart

Oh.My.Pizza! These little babies are simply delicious!

Just to keep things simple I'd pair this with either some sauteed zucchini or a big ole salad.

Depending on how many sections you have in your meal prep containers you might want to separate the salad from the pizzas.

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 Servings (from cronometer.com):

13.4g Protein | 7.8g Carbs | 18.6g Fat | 1.8g Fiber | 248 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

11 One Pan Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Skillet

one pan sour cream chicken enchilada skillet
Image courtesy of Heather Likes Food

This dish is super easy to make and there's a good bit of it.

So, you can make it have for supper one night and then put the leftovers in your meal prep containers to have for extra meals.

I love one pan dishes. They make things super simple for clean up and cooking.

Nutrition for 1 out of 6 Servings:

12g Protein | 8g Carbs | 30g Fat | 1g Fiber | 351 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

12 Slow Cooker Cheese Adobo Chicken

slow cooker cheesy adobo chicken in a bowl with two forks on the side
Image courtesy of Slow Cooker Gourmet

This dish is amazingly tasty and super easy to make. Anything slow cooker and I'm all over it!

Put this over some cauliflower rice or pair it with a salad and you're good to go.

Or, make up some delicious keto tortillas and make it sort of like an enchilada. Mmmm.

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 Servings:

26g Protein | 6g Carbs | 20g Fat | 3g Fiber | 321 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

13 Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce

slow cooker garlic butter chicken with cream cheese sauce across the middle and green onions on top
Image courtesy of Our Small Hours

Chicken is usually an easy thing to prep, but this one is really delicious. I love cooking chicken in the slow cooker. I can pile a good many chicken breasts in the pot and have it ready for the week.

If you're looking for a general, easy keto recipe then this is one that you should give a shot.

This pairs really well with just about any veggie too. So, that's a big plus!

*No nutritional info provided

Check out this recipe right here.

14 Low Carb Coconut Curry

low carb coconut curry with broccoli, carrots and orange peppers
Image courtesy of Grass Fed Girl

I love a good curry, and this one is no exception! Just pop this in the crockpot and get ready to have some easy keto meals ready to go!

If you want to make extra just double the recipe and you can freeze any that you won't eat right away.

It keeps well and thaws out really well too.

Nutrition for 1 out of 4 Servings:

39.5g Protein | 20.3g Carbs | 35.2g Fat | 6.8g Fiber | 540 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

15 Shredded Chicken Chili

 

shredded chicken chili in a bowl with jalapeños around the side of the bowl
Image courtesy of Ketogasm

I know I put this post as the last one, but it is probably my favorite post of all. I love that I can toss this in a crock and let it cook during the day and have it ready for supper.

Or, you can batch cook this meal on your meal prep day and have it ready for the week ahead.

Note: since this makes 6 servings you might want to freeze 3 so you can spread it out over the week.

Nutrition for 1 out of 6 Servings:

18g Protein | 7g Carbs | 11g Fat | 1g Fiber | 540 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

16 Grilled Chicken and Bacon Ranch Kabobs

grilled chicken and bacon ranch kabobs
Image courtesy of Keto Karma

These are so easy to make and so seriously delicious.

The recipe is one that Suzanne includes in her book Simply Keto. She has some amazing recipes in there.

For these, if you're wanting to make them and store them in containers I would just slide them off the skewer and place them in your meal prep container.

Not only that… you can make this and use it as a keto breakfast recipe too! Pairs well with some sautéed greens in the morning or broccoli.

Nutritional Information for 2 Kabobs:

49.4g Protein | 2.8g Carbs | 22.9g Fat | 0.8g Fiber | 423.8 Calories

Check out this recipe right here.

It's time to get your keto meal prep game on point!

Are you ready to start getting ready to start your keto meal prep?

Don't forget your containers, shopping list and also be sure to check out my Meal Prep Guide post as well. That will help get you ready to for your first-time meal prepping. 

Looking for a keto meal plan?

I wrote this pretty awesome 7-Day Keto Meal Plan that is the perfect jump start to you new keto lifestyle.

There's also a downloadable copy of the keto meal plan so you can print it and keep it handy. 

It's fully of keto beginner meals that are tasty, not boring and super easy to make. Easy keto meals are things I look for because as a mom of two kids, a starving husband and someone that also works it can get tough.

But, with easy keto meals on my meal plan, I know just what I can cook.

There are some lazy keto meals out there, and I'm always on the hunt, so don't be surprised if I plop some others in there just for kickers!

I hope you enjoy the keto meal plan and be sure to keep an eye out for some new things coming to town! 

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Don't forget to pin this post!

meal prep dishes with coleslaw, broccoli, chicken and rice with a side of lime

Check out these meal prep lunch ideas that you can prep for work.

4 thoughts on “15+ Super Easy Keto Meal Prep Recipes To Make Life Easy”

  1. Hi Brianna,

    Great round up you’ve got here! So many delicious new things to try – thanks so much for sharing our Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash, we’re thrilled that it’s one of your favorites.

    1. Hi Jessica 🙂 thanks for stopping by! And, it’s too yummy not to share!! Have a great one 🙂

  2. While these look great, most of them are beyond my carb allowance for the day. How exactly are these considered “Keto”?

    1. Hi Jenn! Not everyone that maintains a ketogenic diet keeps their carb levels at the 20g level.

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