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Tasty's 7-Day Meal Plan Will Help Make Your Week So Much Easier

A totally doable, week-long guide that'll teach you how to prep smart, save more, and stress less.

By now, you've heard of meal prepping.

But if you've never actually meal prepped before, it can seem intimidating. How do you get started? What should you be meal prepping? Is it expensive?

To help, we've designed a week-long plan — of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks — all based on one grocery list, and one (totally doable) prep routine. The recipes are not only 100% delicious, but easy and affordable as well.

The plan is built with convenience and affordability in mind — and we focused on using ingredients that are cheap and accessible.

Here's the printable grocery list for the week:

The day before the plan starts, you'll tackle a meal prep routine. This is the day that'll take you the most time, but it'll set you up for a much easier week ahead.

After that, it's smooth sailing utilizing all the food you cooked. Here's a look at what's to come:








Print or save this calendar to hang up on your fridge during the week:

Before designing the plan, we also talked to an expert to get some pointers on where to begin.

Last but not least? We asked a few of our friends to try out the meal plan to make sure it's not only easy — but delicious, too.

OK — you totally got this. Let's get started! You can find complete instructions for the prep day here.

Have questions about the plan? Want to connect with others who are trying it out too? Join Tasty's Make-Ahead Meal Plan Facebook community.

Recipes by Jesse Szewczyk; photos by Taylor Miller; design by Jenny Chang; videos produced by Pierce Abernathy; edited by Melissa Harrison.