15 Make-Ahead Healthy Dinners

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This is especially true with meal prep! Prepackaged meals and restaurant dishes are often packed with hidden sugar, salt, and ultra-processed ingredients. However, if you cook for yourself, you can use real, whole ingredients. Plus, you spend less money per meal.

Even with all these benefits, picking up a ready-made meal is still so easy. Picking something up on the way home is way quicker than spending hours cooking, right? Well, what if you had dinner ready and waiting for you when you got home? If you can carve out some time during the weekend, you can make these meals and keep them in the freezer. Then, when you get home from work, you can heat up a healthy dinner in no time. So, here are 15 make-ahead healthy dinners to get you started.

1. Make-Ahead Roasted Veggie Burritos 

Make-Ahead Roasted Veggie Burritos

Skip Chipotle and reach for one of these make-ahead roasted veggie burritos instead! They’re made with whole-wheat tortillas, veggies, and black beans, so they’ll keep you full and satisfied.

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili 

Slow Cooker White Bean & Chicken Chili

A slow cooker is a great investment if you want to prepare make-ahead meals. Cook this slow cooker chicken chili overnight, freeze it in the morning, and take it out for a hearty dinner.

3. Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans 

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans

Since these tangy slow cooker barbecue beans are loaded with protein and fiber, they’re a great skinny meal. Plus, they’re easy to make and easy to freeze.

4. Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup 

Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

If you’re looking for a great make-ahead dinner, this hearty vegetable and bean soup is healthy and filling. You can even add chicken if you want to up the protein content.

5. Curried Sweet Potato Soup 

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and vitamin A. Combine them with cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic, and coconut for an antioxidant-rich soup.

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