We all know how hectic and stressful a week can get, so in all that chaos, you might find it hard to take some time and have a proper meal, which can be disastrous to your health in the long run. However, the good news is that you can do something about it, and we are here to offer a simple solution to this problem – just get ready for the busy upcoming week on Sunday. Here are some ideas on what you might want to prepare in advance to make it easier to go through the week.

16. Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

If you like sweet and savory cashew chicken, this one will be perfect for you, especially if you mix it with rice, noodles, or even zoodles.

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken
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Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken
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15. Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs

For those of you who like the combination of sweet and spicy, we suggest these meatballs, which are made with lean turkey and can go with almost anything that you choose.

Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs
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Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs
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14. One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies

You don’t like spending too much time cooking? This simple meal is the way to go. All you need to do is to cook your veggies and meat on one sheet pan, and once done, combine it with rice, quinoa, or any other grain, and you’ve got yourself tasty and healthy lunch.

One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies
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 One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies
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13. General Tso’s Chickpeas

Here’s another fast and super easy meal, minus the meat, though – it’s vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

General Tso’s Chickpeas
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General Tso’s Chickpeas
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12. Honey Lemon Chicken

If, however, you can’t do without meat, you might want to consider honey lemon chicken which takes only 30 minutes to prepare. Plus, this one goes with just about any veggie you pick.

Honey Lemon Chicken
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Honey Lemon Chicken
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11. Italian Chicken Bowls

For this one, you just need one sheet tray, and then add the rice, which means you don’t have to worry about cleanup. And, of course, the meal itself is delicious.

Italian Chicken Bowls
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Italian Chicken Bowls
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10. Taco Salad Bowls

Imagine adding lettuce, ground beef, cheese, black beans, corn, and salsa to your lunch. That just can’t go wrong, right?

Taco Salad Bowls
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Taco Salad Bowls
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9. Turkey Taco Bowls

For those of you who are not that into red meat, we suggest Turkey Taco Bowls which swaps ground beef for ground turkey.

Turkey Taco Bowls
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Turkey Taco Bowls
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8. One-Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

If you want your chicken to be tasty and have the easy two-ingredient balsamic glaze, you should opt for this one.

One-Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
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One-Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
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7. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

If even 30 minutes is too long for you to take to prepare lunch, then here’s another meal which takes only 15 minutes to make. You can serve it with pita, grains, or something else if you want.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
source:buzzfeed.com       Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

6. Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

Here’s another simple and quick-to-make stir-fry (it takes less than 30 minutes); plus, it’s easy to pack for work, which might make it just perfect for you.

Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
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Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli
source:buzzfeed.com   Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli

5. Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

What’s great about this one is that you can always make a big batch of it and eat it several times throughout the week. If you get tired of lettuce, you can always switch to rice.

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
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Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
source:buzzfeed.com     Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

4. Spicy Spaghetti Squash Noodles

Have you ever tried spaghetti squash before? If not, now might be just the right time for you to do so. This one has a similar texture to spaghetti so we’re sure you’ll like it if you like spaghetti, plus, you’ll try something new and change your diet a bit.

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Noodles
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Spicy Spaghetti Squash Noodles1
source:buzzfeed.com         Spicy Spaghetti Squash Noodles

3. Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

What do you think about chicken meatballs with a flavorful coconut curry sauce? Sounds delicious, don’t you think? This big-batch protein can be excellent when served with rice, veggies, and quinoa – it’s up to you to choose whatever you want.

Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs
source:buzzfeed.com      Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs
Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs
source:buzzfeed.com      Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

2. Enchilada Power Bowls with Spicy Tofu

Topped with marinated tofu, this enchilada bowl can be an excellent energy boost.

Enchilada Power Bowls with Spicy Tofu
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Enchilada Power Bowls with Spicy Tofu
source:buzzfeed.com         Enchilada Power Bowls with Spicy Tofu

1. Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich

Finally, here’s another idea for tasty vegetarian lunch – pack the chickpea filling with pitas and fresh veggies, and you’re good to go.

Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich
source:buzzfeed.com       Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich
Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich
source:buzzfeed.com    Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich

We hope that you’ll like at least some of these and that you’ll find our list useful the next time you get down to cooking. Once again, do not forget that you should always leave enough time to plan your diet.

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