Healthy make ahead meals make busy weeknight dinner a breeze! Here are 25 healthy make ahead meals that your family will love - many of them are freezer meals you can make ahead of time!
- Air Fryer Homemade Taquitos
- Honey Garlic Paleo Crock Pot Chicken Thighs
- Crock Pot Enchilada Soup
- Healthy Instant Pot Hamburger Helper
- Instant Pot Tomato Soup
- Crock Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
- Chicken Santa Fe
- Meatloaf Without Breadcrumbs
- Healthy Turkey Burger
- Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs
- Low Calorie Italian Casserole
- Southwestern Shepherd's Pie
- Summer Squash Casserole
- Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas
- Gluten-Free Vegetable Lasagna
- Cowboy Casserole
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole Recipe
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Bake
- White Chicken Chili
- Vegan Roasted Carrot Soup with Lentils
- Three Bean Chili
- Easy taco soup
- Crockpot Salisbury Steak Recipe - With Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Shrimp Stir Fry (Freezer Meal)
There is nothing better than having an easy dinner right? Weeknights are crazy so when I'm looking to make dinner, I love when I have something I can prep on the weekends and heat up later in the week!
I also know that our budget can go into derail when we are eating out too much or stopping at the store everyday! So - healthy make ahead meals are the perfect solution to help your family eat together and stay on top of our grocery budget!
Whether it's casseroles or soups, bowls or meats and veggies, all of these healthy make ahead meals are great because they feed a crowd. Some are also vegetarian!
Many of these can be made ahead of time and frozen for busy weeknight dinners. They are easy to heat up in the microwave and you can adjust quantities to make them for two or for a large family.
Air fryer homemade taquitos made healthy with shredded chicken and tasty ranch Greek yogurt dip!
Paleo crock pot chicken thighs slow cooked with honey and garlic are deliciously tender! One of the best healthy make ahead meals.
Thrown together in less than 5 minutes, this healthy crock pot enchilada soup is a hearty soup recipe that tastes so good on a busy weeknight.
Healthy instant pot hamburger helper is an easy weeknight meal your family will love!
Say goodbye to Campbell's because this healthy homemade instant pot tomato soup is a quick & simple weeknight meal your family will love!
Crock pot roast with potatoes and carrots is a delicious & flavorful meal your entire family will love!
Crockpot Chicken Santa Fe is an easy slow cooker recipe that is super versatile! Use in tacos, soups and more for one of the most versatile healthy make ahead meals!
Meatloaf without breadcrumbs is the perfect healthy recipe your family will love!
The BEST juicy healthy turkey burger recipe you've ever had! Quick to prep and ready to grill in less than 10 minutes!
Slow Cooker Swedish meatballs made at home in the crock pot are better than Ikea!
Low Calorie Italian Casserole made with zucchini, brown rice and artichokes is one of the most simple healthy make ahead meals.
This recipe can be customized for your families taste or dietary restrictions. If you are a vegetarian, just replace the protein with lentils and the chicken stock with vegetable stock.
Late summer usually means loads of summer squash and zucchini. Make this healthy zucchini recipe to use up zucchini from your garden.
Authentic Tex-Mex beef enchiladas featuring ground beef, a homemade beef gravy, and a freshly grated cheese blend.
This Small Batch Gluten-Free Vegetable Lasagna is vegan, top 8 allergy-free, packed with veggies, homemade tomato sauce, and on the table in 30 minutes!
This easy and cheesy cowboy casserole recipe is the perfect delicious dinner for busy nights. A fun twist on one of the most kid-friendly healthy make ahead meals!
The whole family will love cheesy chicken bacon ranch casserole recipe!
The dish makes the perfect meal solution for your family on busy evenings!
Hearty and delicious, this chicken broccoli and rice casserole will satisfy all appetites! This is a perfect casserole for making ahead of time and then baking for dinner.
Whip up a big batch of White Chicken Chili! It’s hearty, warming and comforting.
This velvety, rich and healthy carrot soup has a unique and perfectly balanced flavor!
It’s an easy one pot meal that’s ready in less than half an hour. Vegan & gluten-free.
This easy taco soup recipe comes together in minutes, is inexpensive, and makes a great freezer meal.
This Slow Cooker recipe is easy to make and is ready in 5 hours! It’s made with dry onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup to make a comforting gravy your entire family is going to love!
Ready to eat in 20 minutes and perfect to stash in the freezer.
The list above is just a sampling of the best healthy make ahead meals! Generally soups are one of my favorite recipes to make ahead for an entire week of healthy dinners.
Check out the full library of healthy soup recipes and definitely give some of my favorites like southwestern chili and corn chowder a try!
Sometimes it takes a little bit of planning, but the end result is worth it. If you're in the mood to get your weeknight meals ready, get shopping and cooking and you can have dinner for a month!
Truth be told, meal prepping can be a pain. I do not want to spend hours on a weekend in the kitchen! But I rarely want to spend hours in the kitchen each night.
Personally I've also found that I tend to eat better and spend less money when I meal prep healthy meals for the week!