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Top 10 Gluten Free Meal Prep Recipes

Gluten free meal prep is obviously very important for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. That doesn’t mean that everyone can’t benefit from a gluten free meal here and there. Our list of top 10 gluten free meal prep recipes can help you get started.

Taking the time to consider new recipes and being mindful of the ingredients can encourage healthier thinking involving choosing whole, unprocessed foods over processed and refined products, promoting a generally healthier eating pattern.. Gluten free meals can also be great for weight loss. Typically gluten free meals will focus on protein, vegetables, and fruits instead of carbohydrates.

Even though we are not gluten intolerant, we love gluten free meals. These top 10 gluten free meal prep recipes are great for nutrition, speed, and ease of cooking.

1. Baked Meatloaf Patties and Roasted Green Beans

By far our most popular meal prep recipe and it’s gluten-free! Here’s a twist on a meatloaf-recipe family favorite using burger patties. Love the comfort of meatloaf, but don’t want to wait too long for the prep?

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Love the comfort of meatloaf, but don’t want to wait too long for the prep? Here’s a twist on a meatloaf-recipe family favorite using burger patties. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our privacy policy for details. While classic meatloaf recipes are normally baked in a loaf pan, we opted for using hamburger…

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2. Air Fryer Shrimp and Pineapple Kebabs

Food on skewers always just makes it more fun to eat! We load ours with skewers with juicy shrimp, sweet bell peppers, tangy pineapple, and aromatic onions.

shrimp kebab

Quick and easy Air Fryer Shrimp and Pineapple kebabs filled with tropical flavors that you’re going to love for your weekly meal prep. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our privacy policy for details. Why We Enjoy These Air Fryer Shrimp Kebabs Food on skewers always just makes it more fun to eat!…

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3. Sheet Pan Chicken Meatballs With Brussel Sprouts 

If you love easy-to-prep and even easier-to-cook recipes, look no further than our chicken meatballs with balsamic roasted brussel sprouts. We use a premade chicken meatball in this recipe which reduces your prep and bake time, making it even easier to pull together on a busy night. If you want to make your own meatballs, that’s fine too! 

Meatballs and brussel sprouts

Chicken meatballs are a meal prepping wonder and a fantastic addition to any chef’s arsenal of easy to prep items. These juicy, healthy, and freezer friendly balls of goodness paired with our balsamic brussel sprouts will have you coming back time and time again.  Ease of Making: Easy How to Make Chicken Meatballs with Brussel…

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4. Roasted Lemon Italian Chicken with Rutabaga

Roasted chicken thighs with rutabaga is a delicious and hearty dish that combines the rich flavors of succulent chicken with the earthy sweetness of roasted rutabaga. We love roasted chicken thighs because they are juicy, flavorful, and so simple to make. They go well with almost any kind of roasted vegetables, such as broccoli, asparagus, bell peppers, and especially rutabaga.

roasted chicken and rutabaga

Juicy chicken thighs baked with crispy chunks of rutabaga in a warm paprika spice that is perfect for a hearty weeknight dinner. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our privacy policy for details. We love roasted chicken thighs because they are juicy, flavorful, and so simple to make. They go really well with…

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5. Ground Beef with Chayote Squash

Ground beef with Chayote Squash is a great way to introduce squash into your meal prep and it’s quick to whip up. It’s perfect for lunches at work or a quick family dinner. You can adjust the volume for more meals and the dish maintains its texture and flavor after reheating days later.

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Ground beef is an incredibly versatile protein, we’ve written about it before. Ground beef with Chayote Squash is a delicious and healthy meal that’s easy to meal prep. Ground beef is one of the easiest ingredients to cook properly, it takes well to tons of different seasonings, and cooks quickly. The other reason ground beef…

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6. Pan-Fried Salmon with Polenta Cakes

Searing the salmon creates that irresistible golden-brown crust, locking in its natural juices and creating a tantalizing contrast of textures. You’ll experience the same expertly cooked salmon you’d expect at a restaurant. The pre-cooked polenta’s quick sear results in crispy, golden cakes that are a fantastic canvas for the salmon and tomatoes. The combination of textures elevates the eating experience.

round plate with salmon, cherry tomatoes, and polenta cakes

This Pan-Fried Salmon with Polenta Cakes Recipe has it all – healthiness, speed, ease, and a dash of restaurant-level sophistication. You’ll definitely impress your taste buds with the kind of flavors usually associated with upscale dining. With this easy salmon recipe, you’re creating gourmet magic in your own kitchen, complete with an artistic presentation that’s…

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7. Smoked Salmon and Fruit Salad

This interesting take on salads will definitely be a mix up in your routine. The unique pairing of smoked salmon and fruits and veggies.

Smoked Salmon and Fruit Salad

Smoked salmon with fruit salad sounds like an unlikely pairing however if you haven’t tried it you will be amazed. The smoky, salty salmon mixes perfectly with the medley of fruit. The fruit brings out the flavor of the salmon and the salmon highlights the sweetness of the fruits.

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8. Air Fryer Honey Sesame Chicken Bites

Making honey sesame chicken in the Air Fryer is a healthy, convenient, and cheap way to enjoy a delicious meal at home. By following these tips, you’ll be able to cook up a tasty dish that’s just as good as takeout, but with a fraction of the cost and calories. Let’s get started!

rectangular wooden plate with small bite size chicken pieces, sliced red bell peppers, and honey mustard applesauce

Hello foodie friends! I’m excited to share this delicious and healthy honey sesame, air fryer chicken recipe that’s not only convenient and cheap but also just as good as takeout! I also want to talk to you about the magic of sesame seeds and how they can add amazing flavor to your Asian-Inspired chicken dishes. …

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9. Tilapia with Zucchini and Bell Peppers

The classic breakfast of smoked salmon and an English muffin. The avocado and cucumber help round out the flavor and creates a buttery texture on the muffin. The fatty avocado and salmon is a delicious blend of flavors that features a very satisfying eating experience.

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Sheet pan meals are great for meal prepping. Our Tilapia with Zucchini and Bell Peppers meal prep recipe is quick and delicious. The perfect seafood recipe for dinner on a busy week.

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10. Shrimp and Cabbage Stir Fry

With this marvelous recipe in your repertoire, you’ll have a tasty, nutritious, and time-saving seafood delight to enjoy whenever your heart desires. So, unleash your inner chef and let the shrimp and cabbage dance their way into your meal prep routine.

shrimp and cabbage stir fry. Brace yourselves for a burst of flavors, because this dish is not only a delightful treat but also an absolute winner when it comes to easy and delicious meal prep.

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More about Gluten Free Meal Prep:

  • Read Labels Thoroughly: Check food labels for hidden sources of gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye, and malt. Also, be cautious of cross-contamination warnings on packaged products.
  • Choose Naturally Gluten-Free Ingredients: Focus on naturally gluten-free whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and dairy, to create well-balanced and nutritious meals.
  • Opt for Gluten-Free Condiments: Use gluten-free condiments and sauces, such as tamari instead of soy sauce.
  • Explore Gluten-Free Recipes: Look for gluten-free recipes online or in dedicated gluten-free cookbooks. There are many creative and delicious gluten-free options available.
  • Get Creative with Gluten-Free Snacks: Explore gluten-free snacks like popcorn, fresh fruit, vegetable sticks with hummus, gluten-free crackers, or yogurt with gluten-free granola.
  • Use Gluten-Free Baking Aids: If you enjoy baking, consider using gluten-free baking powder, baking soda, and xanthan gum or guar gum as binders in recipes that traditionally call for gluten.
  • Adjust Liquid and Flour Ratios: Gluten-free flours may absorb liquids differently than wheat flour. Be prepared to adjust the ratio of liquids to flours in recipes to achieve the desired consistency.

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