Welcome to Workweek Lunch! I’m the founder, Talia Koren, and I started Workweek Lunch in 2016 to help busy folks meal prep delicious, nourishing meals to look forward to all week. My mission is to help home cooks create a system around food that saves them time, money and energy. I’ve been in the meal prep game for about a decade!
Don’t believe you can make a batch meal that you’ll actually crave all week? Maybe our Orange Chicken, Ground Beef Pasta, Breakfast Burritos or really anything from our easy meal prep lunches will change your mind.
My cooking journey started right after I graduated college. I realized how expensive it was to feed myself on an entry-level salary in New York City and knew meal prep was the best way to eat healthy on a budget without cooking daily.
Since starting WWL, I’ve written a cookbook and launched a meal planning and recipe app that helps thousands of busy home cooks all over the world make meal prep happen. The WWL Program is home to over 600 tested recipes made for meal prep, custom meal planning tools and instant grocery list generator, as well as an amazing private community.
I’m a self-taught cook for the most part, but I took about a year of classes with trained chefs at Home Cooking NY. I even taught a class there and have taught meal prep classes in Seattle, New York City, Denver and virtually. I’ve been featured in The New York Times, Greatist, Domino and Real Simple. See all press for Workweek Lunch.
When I’m not cooking or running the business, I’m playing with my dog, Coconut, doing pilates, bouldering, working on my dating podcast, planning my next big trip to Japan or Italy and checking out new restaurants in Seattle.
Want to get in touch with me directly? Connect with me: talia[at]workweeklunch[dot]com
What You’ll Find On Workweek Lunch
- A collection of our favorite meal prep recipes that keep well for up to 5 days in the fridge and taste incredible like our Chicken Burrito Bowl and Butternut Squash Lasagna.
- Guides for meal prepping for two, meal prepping for one, budget meal prep
- Information on Intuitive Eating (we do not promote weight loss on Workweek Lunch)
- Meal idea collections like our favorite ground beef recipes and the best no-reheat lunches you could ever make
- Kitchen and meal prep equipment recommendations
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What else to know about WWL
After a decade of meal prepping, my rule of thumb is 5 days. Technically food that’s properly cooked and stored in an airtight container in a functioning fridge can be safe to eat for up to 7 days. I find that after 3-4 days, it stops being appetizing.
Yes! We have loads of vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free meal prep recipes on Workweek Lunch. We also provide extensive lists for swaps and substitutions in our recipes. Here’s our collection of vegan meal prep ideas.
I recommend choosing one batch recipe (a recipe that makes 3 or more servings) to prep and enjoy for the work week. See if it actually makes a difference before diving in with doing breakfast, lunch and dinner for a whole week.
Right now, no. But many of our recipes are simple enough to be adapted for kids’ palates. You can check out our list of kid-friendly meal prep ideas.