10 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals

Now you can plan ahead by making your breakfast, lunch, and dinner before the busy week starts

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Making these quinoa burgers will have you set for the entire week. 

On Sunday, you decide that this week is going to be different. You are finally going to eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you will pack healthy snacks to help your chocolate cravings during the 3 p.m. slump. No matter hard you try, it just so happens that on Wednesday night, you have to stay late at work. What about the healthy dinner you were going to make? Instead, you save time by ordering a pizza when you get home.

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There’s nothing wrong with ordering a pizza every once in a while, but this healthy dinner slip-up could have easily been solved by making meals ahead of time. You can refrigerate and freeze foods for several days after you cook them, so that when you arrive home after work, you’ll be sitting down to eat in five minutes. You want eating healthy to be enjoyable, not a burden. We compiled a list of healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes to get you through the week.

Blackened Chicken with Toasted Couscous

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This is the Blackened Chicken with Toasted Couscous recipe.

In the mood for a little spice? Pair organic chicken with blackening seasoning and fresh spices and serve couscous on the side. This recipe is naturally dairy-free, but you can also make it gluten-free by using gluten-free couscous. Chicken and couscous can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days, so making a little extra could solve your healthy lunch and dinner dilemma.

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Brown Rice Quiche

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Start your day off right with a protein-packed breakfast. Quiche can be made the night before and frozen to last longer. That way, you will be at ease when you first wake up knowing that your breakfast is already waiting for you. This special recipe uses brown rice and egg whites to make it a lighter and fluffier breakfast dish.


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