8 Healthy Make Ahead Meals
As you probably already know, I am LAZY about cooking for myself during the work week. I’ve had friends ask me to start doing the What I Ate Wednesday series so they can get ideas, but I’d seriously embarrassed to publish what weird pile o’ snacks I put together sometimes when I come home ravenous without any healthy food ready. (i.e. rice crackers, popcorn, then raw tomatoes with vinegar poured on…what??!)
For this reason, I am a big proponent of batch cooking on Sundays, or whatever day is most convenient for your schedule, to have easy and healthy meals at the ready, to grab for lunch or have ready in a few minutes for dinner. When I come home from a day a work, the last thing I want to do is spend an hour making dinner, I am approaching or already at hangry and ready to NOM.
Here are a few of my favorite make ahead meals as of late. These are all veggie-ful and well-balanced, and of course, totally tasty! They will all last a few days in the refrigerator or freezer. I typically make 2-3 main dishes and some kinf of veggie side, like hummus with cucumber slices or carrot sticks. My favorite thing to do is separate out each day’s meals into their own containers making them even easier to grab and nosh ASAP.
Vegan Summer Vegetable Lasagna Rollsof Hummusapien
Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Zucchini of The Creekside Cook –I sub goat cheese for the cheddar cheese.
Asian Peanut Noodles of Hummusapien –I sub buckwheat (or soba) noodles
Perfect Veggie Burgerof Oh She Glows
Lentil Chickpea Salad (AKA vegan egg salad) of I Love Vegan
Happy Food Prepping! Enjoy!