Your future self will thank you.
When life gets busy, it helps to have a make-ahead meal (or two!) in the fridge or freezer that you can quickly heat and eat without much trouble. Other requirements? It should be tasty, not take too long to prepare, and fill you up when you need it most! That's why we've compiled a list of the best meals to make and save for later — including sheet pan dinners, slow cooker recipes, and easy breakfasts. With these simple recipes, it's never been easier to dive into the world of meal prepping.
Whether you're looking to make a big batch of chili to freeze for your family or a soul-warming casserole recipe that'll keep you full for a week, our list is sure to have something that suits your needs. We've included dishes that will feed meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans (some can be adapted as well), so you're prepared to feed just about everyone. If you want to spend a little less time in the kitchen every day, here are some delicious and insanely easy make-ahead meals.