Best Recipes When Offering a Ready-to-Cook Meal Program


These days, people want to spend less time in the store and more time at home with their families. Give consumers what they are looking for with healthy, ready-to-cook meals they can prepare in a snap.

Ready. Chef. Go!’s Chef Mark has created dozens of grab-n-go meal ideas. To help you get started, we have spotlighted a handful of them below.

The smallest of these recipes serves at least three people. Of course, they can be sized up into larger, bulk meal prep recipes. Don’t forget to order the appropriately sized cooking bags and containers from the RCG! website.

Appealingly Simple Cooking Bag Recipes

Grab-n-Go Meals

Our most important consideration when creating a recipe is to use high-quality ingredients. For our cooking bag recipes, we always use fresh ingredients (not frozen or canned), such as seasoned or marinated proteins and veggies. While we often use fresh herbs, we also take advantage of the convenience of dried spices and seasonings.

Garlic Chicken with Sliced Potatoes

Chicken and potatoes are comforting in their familiarity. These two items get a tasty reboot by adding smoky paprika seasoning and fresh minced garlic.

After you make it once, you’ll be inspired to try it with different spices and seasonings. Find the recipe here: Garlic Chicken with Sliced Potatoes.

Asian Style Shrimp with Peppers

This recipe will be a hit with those who love the combination of Asian-inspired flavors and shrimp. The main ingredients are shrimp, mushrooms, and multi-colored peppers.

The shining star of this recipe is the sauce. Start with a standard soy sauce, then enhance it with a tart-tangy ponzu sauce. Find the details about the Asian Style Shrimp with Peppers recipe.

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is a classic Italian American dish with a savory combination of fresh parsley, minced garlic, and butter. A little white wine and lemon juice have the acidity to balance out the rich taste. Because this Shrimp Scampi recipe is so well-known, it’s highly likely this grab-n-go meal idea will be a favorite with your customers.

Steak Fajitas

The marinade sauce for the veggies is what makes this Steak Fajitas recipe extra-special! One way you could switch up this Tex-Mex recipe is to change out the steak for chicken or shrimp.

Another way to tweak the recipe is to prepare them with varying levels of spiciness, like Mild, Medium, and Hot. Just make sure to indicate this on the cooking bag or container label!

Mixed Seafood Boil

The Mixed Seafood Boil has a hearty, Cajun influence. This is another recipe in which you can swap out ingredients – this time using a different protein, like crawfish or shrimp, for the fish and clams. Plus, using fingerling potatoes makes for fast cooking!

Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Mushrooms

This vegetable side dish recipe includes a colorful trio of green, white, and orange. It’s a side dish that’s sure to be a popular eye-grabber.

The flavors stand on their own with a simple addition of olive oil and salt. Here you can find the Brussel Sprouts with Carrots and Mushrooms recipe.

Get More Recipes

If you have even less time available for cooking than the typical person, you need to check out our three-ingredient, three-step cooking bag recipes. These grab-n-go meal ideas cover main courses, side dishes, breakfasts, and even a few desserts!

Do you need bags that hold more? RCG! carries bulk slow cooker bags for families – or those who just like to have a lot of leftovers! And don’t forget to bookmark some of our slow cooker bulk meal prep recipes.

Get the details on our cooking bag program for distributors and grocers. Then check out all categories of RCG recipes and start planning your weekly menu!

If you have any questions, get in contact with us and we’ll be happy to assist you!