Preparation is the key to success! Spend some time once a week preparing nutritious meals and you’ll be armed with healthy eating options for your busy week.
Many people find that Sunday afternoons are a great time to set aside a few hours and prepare meals for the week. You may find that Saturday morning works better, or even a weeknight. Whatever time slot you choose, try to stick to it every week so it becomes routine. Make a list of the healthy meals you’ll prepare and stock your fridge and pantry with the foods that will give you nutritious options when hunger strikes.
Thanks to the FitFluential community for sharing these make ahead options for freezer friendly meals.
15 Healthy Meals to Make ahead of time
photo credit: The Wholesome Dish
The perfect make ahead snacks for grab and go bites – protein & energy balls (can also be breakfast!)
Make ahead for a week of dinners:
Vegan Smoky BBQ Chili (add or sub meat if you choose).
Make ahead and portion out for the week, or freeze half the recipe. From Nora Tobin, photo by Oh She Glows
Baked Turkey Meatballs from Uproot from Oregon
Butternut Squash Lasagna from Fitness Mom Wine Country
His and Hers Pot Pies from Powered By Bling
Low Cal Cream Cheese Chicken Chili from Veva
Mini Muffin Pan Turkey Meatloafs from Nutritious Eats
Make ahead and freeze for later:
Turkey Sliders from The Healthy Helper
Low Carb Chicken Casserole from Run Wiki
Spicy Black Bean Burgers from Run Now Wine Later
Beef & Veggie Manicotti from The Fit Fork
Make ahead for a week of breakfasts:
Southwestern Egg Muffins Recipe from FitFluential
Overnight Oats from Nutritious Eats
Make Ahead Smoothie Packs for the Freezer from Nutritious Eats
Breakfast Cookie Bites from Nora Tobin
Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins from The Lean Green Bean
Coconut Chia Overnight Oats from FitFluential
Try this easy, make ahead breakfast hack: