10 Make-Ahead Weeknight Dinners (Plus Dessert!)

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Too busy to cook during the week? Instead of relying on take-out, prep one of these recipes ahead of time and you'll have a healthy dinner at the ready when you come home.

Chicken

Always a crowd-pleaser, this lean protein lends itself to a wide array of make-ahead meals.

Soup

Warm and filling for a chilly weeknight. Make soup in large batches and freeze.

Whole Grains

Whole grains can make a hearty meal. The extra fiber makes them super-satisfying.

Beef

Red meat can be part of healthy diet in these sensible versions of lasagna and stew.

Dessert

Save room for dessert! These sweet treats will keep well when made a few days in advance.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »

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