Cook your healthy meal the night before – or whenever you have time. These make-ahead recipes make it easy to maintain a clean lifestyle, morning through night.
As the holiday season ramps up, even the most dedicated meal planners find it hard to cook every day. So here’s our gift to you: 4 freezer recipes to make in advance, giving you a stash of nutritious food (and peace of mind) for those busy nights ahead.
Pinto beans lend body while also adding a dose of satiating protein and fiber to this spicy soup. Adapt the toppings to your taste — we love it with tangy pickled onions (see recipe below), but they are completely optional. Avocado, cilantro, jalapeños and radishes all make great toppers as well.
A high-quality bone broth in place of traditional broth not only makes this dish Whole30-compliant, but it also helps boost your immune system, treat leaky gut and improve joint health, thanks to the collagen it contains. This soup tastes even better the next day, so it makes a perfect weekday lunch.
This slow-cooker version of the Middle Eastern classic is given a twist with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend that can include ginger, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, nigella, mace, galangal, turmeric and dried flowers such as lavender and rose.
This rich sausage and walnut dressing freezes well and it can be cooked in a slow cooker, freeing up oven and stovetop space. The slow, even heat of a slow cooker yields moist stuffing with crispy edges.
This rustic tart full of baby greens and tangy goat cheese will have even the most devoted turkey eaters clamoring for a slice. Assemble the galette up to 24 hours in advance and bake just before serving.