Even if you love to cook, with after-school activities and other events taking up precious evening hours, making a healthy dinner some nights can feel like a chore. In this week's meal plan, we've chosen seven healthy dinners that are perfect for prepping ahead, so you can get most of the meal prep done and out of the way in about an hour on Sunday. With some light prep during the week, dinner will be on the table in a flash. This easy-to-follow plan will save you time and energy when weeknights get busy.
Do you ever feel pressed for time trying to get a meal together? Yup, us too—which is why we love giving ourselves a helping hand up front by taking advantage of make-ahead meals.
These mouthwatering meal-prep ideas are just the inspirational eye-candy we need to make a plan to eat healthy (and deliciously) this week.
Cooking at home has major benefits. People who cook at home more tend to have healthier diets. They eat more vegetables, salads and fruits and take in fewer calories. The problem? Weeknights can be crazy—whether you work later than you planned, have hungry kids waiting less than patiently, get stuck in traffic or all of the above. That's where meal planning really helps you get a healthy dinner on the table and eat better breakfasts and lunches. So how can cooking at home become more convenient and less of a chore?
Want to stick to a healthy eating plan? Spend a little extra time on Sunday to get organized and prep your meals for the week ahead to save some serious time and stress on busy weeknights. For this 7-day meal plan, we list simple steps you can do on Sunday to get a head start on your dinners for the week, as well as convenient tips throughout the week and suggestions for quick breakfasts and packable lunches. You got this.
Roasting a whole chicken has always been one of my favorite meal-prep tips—cook once and you'll have dinner tonight plus more for meals all week. I've even made it part of my regular Sunday routine. Trust me, it's easy!
Keeping a few ingredients on hand means you can whip up a pot of soup anytime. See what we keep stocked to help throw together a meal without leaving your house.