It’s the same story every week: We ambitiously meal prep only to run out of food by Thursday—or realize half of it’s gone bad. Here, a big-batch recipe for every week of the month that’ll actually last five work days. Best of all, you can completely assemble and portion them ahead of time, so there’s no extra work in the morning.

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Week 1: Cauliflower Stir-Fry Meal Prep

Get your leftover takeout containers ready: This recipe makes six hearty servings.

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The Forked Spoon

Week 2: Easy Buffalo Turkey Meal Prep Bowls

Spaghetti squash “pasta” cuts down the carbs and stays fresh all week.

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Eat Yourself Skinny

Week 3: Spicy Chickpea Quinoa Bowls

Saucy chickpeas stand in for salad dressing; shake up the bowls right before eating and your greens won’t get wilty.

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Eat the Grains

Week 4: Meal Prep Paleo Chicken Burrito Bowls

Tip: Cover the guac with a lime slice to keep it from turning brown.

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