21 Make Ahead, Healthy and Delicious Recipes Everyone Will Love

plate of pasta

The last thing you want to think of after coming home after a Monday is cooking right? Unfortunately this feeling will never cease to exist. The dreaded feeling of a daunting week ahead is one we know all too well. The only way we can ensure that we’ll eat right and not grab the nearest ‘convenient’ food that we may regret later is to prepare the week’s meals ahead of time. I want weeknight meal ideas to be easy. And if you have kids, trust me it makes life so much easier and assures that you are getting some great nutrtion in. So whether you are single, a couple or have a big family these great meals can benefit you.

Here, we’ve rounded up 21 of our favorite dinners. You can make every single one of them in advance (double up if necessary) or in a slow cooker — and have them ready for you, then eat them all week long.

Cover image is parpardelle with marsala, mushrooms and kale. I omit the heavy cream and substitute greek yogurt to lighten it up, but if you’re on the keto plan it’s fine to leave it in! You can make the mushroom/kale sauce ahead of time, heat it up and add the pasta and you’re good to go. Add a salad and you have an instant delicious dinner!

21 Make Ahead, Healthy and Delicious Recipes Everybody Will Love

Best Lemon Chicken Ever

lemon chicken
by How Sweet Eats

Butter Salmon

salmon dinner

Spicy Cauliflower Burger

spicy cauliflower burger
by Pinch of Yum

Bahn Mi Tacos


bahn mi tacos
by How Sweet Eats

Toasted Ginger Salmon


Chipotle Chicken Taco Stacks 

Basil Chicken Curry With Coconut Ginger Lime Rice

Baked Turkey Quinoa Meatballs 


Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti 

Eggroll in a Bowl 

Spring Roll Bowls with Sweet Lime Garlic Sauce

Korean BBQ Steak With Spicy Sesame

5 Ingredient Tikka Masala

chicken tikka masala
by Pinch of Yum

Shrimp Fajita Bowls

No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili 

General Tso’s Chicken (Skinny version)

Turkey Meatball and Ditalini Soup

Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs

Garlic mushroom chicken thighs
by Cafe Delites

Fajita Chicken Burrito Bowl

Fajita chicken burrito bowl
by Cafe Delites

Chicken Cacciatore (Easy) 

Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken 

by Café Delites

21 make ahead meals

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