15 Meal Prep Ideas Under 400 Calories

These low calorie meal prep ideas bring multiple combinations of flavor sure to give you the variety you’ve been looking for. Having ready to eat meals under 400 calories is a superb way to eat healthy and save time.

15 Meal Prep Ideas under 400 calories

The low calorie meal prep ideas featured in this post are from us at My Mommy Style and some of our friends. With this selection, you’ll find fifteen different flavor combinations which are all tasty, filling and nutritious! For all of you that are new to meal prepping, this will give you a great starting point. With this wide variety of foods, we suggest you try them all, discover what you like and find what works best for you. If you’ve been meal prepping for a while, this list will give you new ideas for low calorie meal prep.

What does meal prep mean?

  • Meal prepping is the idea of preparing a whole meal ahead of schedule.
  • A whole recipe can be made, then divided into seven different portions (stored in a microwave safe container), then stored in the refrigerator.
  • When it’s time for a meal, grab one of the ready to go meals to eat. It’s that simple!

Is Meal Prepping good for weight loss?

  • Yes! Having ready to go meals that have the right portion size will help you reach your weight loss goals.
  • When you are busy, overwhelmed or exhausted, these low calorie meal prep ideas will save you from filling up on high calorie junk food or grabbing unhealthy takeout.
  • Meal prep can be done for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks to help you stay on track.

What are good meals to meal prep?

It’s good to select meals that can sustain up to five days in the fridge. Some of your meals can be eaten cold while others re-heat in a minute.

Here are some other ideas we’ve put together that we think you will like:

Here is a list of our favorite meal prep Tupperware and glass bowls:

15 Meal Prep Ideas Under 400 Calories:

1. Pineapple Chicken Meal Prep Bowl from My Mommy Style

Marinated chicken with yummy pineapple chunks drizzled with teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. This low calorie meal is served over cauliflower rice with a side of green beans.

A low calorie meal prep bowl with Pineapple Chicken over cauliflower rice and green beans on the side.

2. Chicken Fajita Meal-Prep Bowls from Primavera Kitchen

Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Bowls are served with cauliflower mash to create a complete low-carb lunch for the whole week. It’s also whole30, paleo and gluten-free.

A low calorie meal prep bowl with chicken fajita filling over cauliflower mash.

3. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Mediterranean inspired chickpea salad is packed with flavor, made with good-for-you ingredients, and easy to prepare. For this low calorie meal prep idea, you can eat it right out of the fridge.

A low calorie meal prep bowl with Mediterranean chickpea salad and pan of roasted chickpeas.

4. Healthy Baked Honey Mustard Chicken with Brussels Sprouts from Organize Yourself Skinny

Healthy one-pan baked honey mustard chicken with delicious roasted brussels sprouts makes for an appetizing low calorie meal prep idea.

Healthy baked honey mustard chicken breasts with brussels sprouts.

5. Pesto Chicken Salad Meal Prep Bowls from My Mommy Style

These Pesto Chicken salad meal prep bowls are a crowd pleaser and an awesome way to meal prep if you are looking to eat more healthy.

Low calorie meal prep bowl with pesto chicken salad on top of romaine lettuce spears with a side of green beens and multi-colored carrots.

6. Meal Prep Chicken Shawarma Salad from Baking Mischief

Enjoy this cold Chicken Shawarma Salad assembled with tender and juicy marinated chicken thighs on a bed of crispy romaine with tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions, topped with a quick and easy creamy yogurt dressing.

Shawarma salad meal prep bowl filled with marinated chicken, tomatoes and red onions.

7. Grilled Chicken and Quinoa Low Calorie Meal Prep Bowls from Cooking Classy

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls are everything you’d find in a burrito sans tortilla and with nutritious quinoa instead of rice! It’s brimming with goodness and incredible flavor!

Bowl of grilled chicken, corn, black beans, pico, avocado, red onions, cheese and lime over quinoa.

8. Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans from Yellow Bliss Road

This Honey Lemon Chicken and Green Beans Stir Fry is packed full of flavor and makes for a quick low calorie meal prep idea.

Stir Fry honey lemon chicken with green beans in a skillet and on a plate.

9. Korean BBQ Meatballs with Zoodles from My Mommy Style

Savory-sweet Korean BBQ meatballs makes my mouth water and pairing them with zoodles, carrots, red bell pepper and green onions makes this an irresistable low calorie meal prep bowl. 

Skillet full of zoodles, red bell pepper, carrots, green onion and Korean BBQ Meatballs.

10. Twenty Minute Beef Stir Fry from Crafty

A good stir-fry recipe is the ultimate saucy, spicy cure for a crazy day. This fast, flavorful dish is basic enough to crank out in 20 minutes, and it’s way better for you than takeout. Put this in a meal prep bowl to spice up your day!

Beef stir fry with red and yellow peppers and green onions in a large skillet.

11. Cabbage Pork Dumplings from The Defined Dish

These cushy, pillowy dumplings are filled with a salty-savory pork. Addicting and delicious is the perfect combo in choosing a low calorie meal prep bowl.

Cabbage pork dumplings held with chopsticks dipping in a sauce.

12. Slow Cooker Turkey Chili from My Mommy Style

Hearty and filling turkey chili is full of veggies and beans. Chili is so easy to make into a large batch and portion out for meal prep bowls.

Low Calorie meal prep bowl of turkey chili topped with cheese, sour cream and green onions.

13. Korean Beef Bowl Meal Prep from Damn Delicious

Tastes like Korean BBQ in meal prep form and you can have it ALL WEEK LONG! You may need to substitute cauliflower rice here to keep it under 400 calories.

Korean BBQ meal prep dish. Halved eggs, spinach, meat and rice.

14. Taco Salad Meal Prep from Skinny Taste

Colorful Turkey Taco Salad is a picture-perfect low calorie meal prep dish. No need to heat it up, just combine the ingredients when it’s time to eat.

Deconstructed Taco Salad  in a meal prep dish with lettuce, ground turkey, cheese, pico, salsa and sour cream.

15. Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps from Sweet Peas and Saffron

Thai turkey lettuce wraps are made with ground turkey cooked in a delicious Thai peanut curry sauce and served in crunchy romaine lettuce leaves. This lettuce wrap recipe is ready in under 25 minutes, gluten-free, low carb, paleo and clean eating!

Meal Prep Tai Turkey with peanuts and carrots served over romaine lettuce.

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