21 Make Ahead, Healthy and Delicious Recipes Everyone Will Love

korean bbq beef stir fry
by Pinch of Yum

Make Ahead, Delicious Recipes Everyone Will Love

The last thing you want to think of after coming home after a long day of working is cooking right? Unfortunately this feeling will never cease to exist. Whether you work at home or outside of the house. The dreaded feeling of a daunting week ahead of planning healthy, nutritious, tasty meals for everyone 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 are sure regret later is to prepare the week’s meals ahead of time. We all want weeknight meal ideas to be easy as well as taste delicious. And if you have kids, it makes life so much easier and you feel better knowing that you are doing a good job of getting some great nutrition in them as well. So whether you are single, a couple or have a big family these wonderful make ahead meals are certain to benefit you.

Here, we’ve rounded up 21 of some of our absolute favorite make ahead dinners from some of the most talented food bloggers on the web. Click on the link to go to each individual site for the full recipe and check out their others as well!

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. You can’t go wrong with these make ahead meals. With tantalizing names like coconut beef curry, classic chicken cacciatore, chipotle chicken taco stacks, turkey quinoa meatballs, ginger glazed salmon and spring roll bowls with sweet lime garlic sauce just to name a few, how can anyone resist?

Makes for fantastic, savory leftovers as well!

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21 Make Ahead, Healthy and Delicious Recipes Everybody Will Love

Best Lemon Chicken Ever by howsweeteats.com

lemon chicken

Mustard Salmon bowls by how sweeteats.com

mustard salmon bowls

Spicy Cauliflower Burger by pinchofyum.com

spicy cauliflower burger
by Pinch of Yum

Best Vegetarian Fast Food Choices

Bahn Mi Tacos by howsweeteats.com


bahn mi tacos
by How Sweet Eats

Toasted Ginger Salmon by howsweeteats.com


Chipotle Chicken Taco Stacks by howsweeteats.com 

Basil Chicken Curry With Coconut Ginger Lime Rice by halfbakedharvest.com

basil beef curry

Baked Turkey Quinoa Meatballs by cookincanuck.com 


Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti by gimmesomeoven.com 

Eggroll in a Bowl by delish.com

egg roll bowl

Spring Roll Bowls with Sweet Lime Garlic Sauce by pinchofyum.com

Korean BBQ Steak With Spicy Sesame by pinchofyum.com

korean bbq beef stir fry

5 Ingredient Tikka Masala by pinchofyum.com

chicken tikka masala
by Pinch of Yum

Shrimp Fajita Bowls by skinnytaste.com

shrimp bowls


No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili by skinnytaste.com 

General Tso’s Chicken by skinnytaste.com (Skinny version)

general tsos chicken

Turkey Meatball and Ditalini Soup by skinnytaste.com

Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs by cafedelites.com

Garlic mushroom chicken thighs
by Cafe Delites

Fajita Chicken Burrito Bowl

Fajita chicken burrito bowl
by Cafe Delites

Chicken Cacciatore (Easy) by cafedelites.com

chicken cacciatore

Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken by Cafedelites.com

by Café Delites


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