These 10 Ground Beef Meal Prep Lunch Ideas are going to change up your typical chicken and rice meal prep!
Ground beef is underrated in the meal prep world.
Ground beef is so flavorful, and so versatile.
Fry it up and mix up a stirfry, turn it into meatballs, cook it down into a hearty sauce, make soups, and best of all, make it a meal prep lunch this week!
How long can ground beef lunch meal preps last?
In the fridge, don’t let them go past 4 days. I know on Instagram you see all these beautiful meal preps for 5 days. No. Don’t do it. 4 days max.
If you have more than 4 portions, freeze them! Ground beef freezes quite well.
Ensure your meal preps head the the fridge within an hour of cooking them, and they will be safe for 3-4 days.
When you reheat your ground beef meal preps, you want to make sure your beef is reheated to 156F
USDA How should I store them?
My preference is glass containers. Sometimes divided and sometimes not. That is completely your choice.
While glass is heavy, it doesn’t stain, the lids seem to secure better, and they wash and last really well. Again, this is just my preference!
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2 compartment glass meal prep containers, my 3 compartment glass meal prep containers, and my 3 cup Pyrex glass containers. What if I don’t want to eat the same thing for lunch all week?
I don’t blame you. Neither do I.
There are a few strategies for this:
Team up with a friend on Meal Prep Sunday. Make 2 meal prep recipes, and each take half of each recipe.
Choose freezer friendly recipes, and stock up your freezer. If you prep 4 freezer friendly meal prep recipes, you can freeze them, and then pull a variety from your freezer each week.
If you haven’t been making lunch meal preps, it is time to start with these delicious ideas!
These Ginger Ground Beef Bowls are packed with carrots, bell peppers, cauliflower rice, grass-fed ground beef, and a simple sauce to pull it all together. Gluten free, dairy free and done in 30 minutes!
Ditch the traditional style Philly Cheesesteak sandwich this week, and make this super quick and simple Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep instead!
If you are looking for a meal prep with minimal ingredients, this is it!
Kung Pao Beef & Cauliflower rice bowls make meal prep lunch a whole lot more flavorful
. All of the classic components of kung pao bowl, but this version is low carb and perfect for a make ahead meal prep!
The team at Meal Prep on Fleek love this recipe for mozzarella stuffed meatballs! Not only is meat and cheese a timeless classic, but its low carb content makes it 100% keto-friendly. In this recipe, they optionally recommend using zoodles (zucchini noodles) or gluten-free pasta noodles, served with a sugar-free marinara sauce.
Low Carb Cheeseburger Stir Fry is ready in less than 15 minutes, and has all the flavors of a cheeseburger, but without all of the carbs.
As written on the blog, this recipe calls for ground turkey, but I also make it with ground beef and love it!
Tired of rice or cauliflower rice? Why not try broccoli rice! This delicious Spicy Peanut Beef with Broccoli Rice meal prep is a must try if you want to keep your weekly meal preps interesting!
Gochujang Beef Lettuce Cups are a quick weeknight dinner, an easy prep ahead lunch, or double up for a good freezer friendly batch cooking recipe.
Baked beef taquitos are the most delicious meal prep lunch, and are so easy to prepare! Top them with salsa verde, fresh veggies and avocado slices.
This low carb taco salad recipe is healthy, easy to make, and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s loaded with delicious southwest flavors!
Tastes like Korean BBQ in meal prep form and you can have it ALL WEEK LONG! Simply prep for the week and you’ll be set. EASY!
Are you adding ground beef to your meal prep lunches this week?
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