If you want to get a head start on these meals for the week, here’s what we suggest: Set aside a time the weekend before to prep ingredients—it shouldn’t take you more than one hour total. Store everything in labeled containers grouped together in your fridge or pantry so you can remember what’s been prepped for each meal. When it comes time to make dinner, assemble the ingredients as directed. Easy peasy!
However, if setting aside one chunk of time to meal prep isn’t your jam, we hear you. Thankfully, these recipes are simple enough that make-ahead prep isn’t necessary; or, you can multitask by prepping tomorrow’s meal after eating tonight’s dinner to get a jump on things (and wash all the dishes at once). When it comes to laidback meal prep, you do you!
Sheet-Pan Chicken Sausage with Fall Vegetables
Sunday Prep Plan:
- Peel and cut sweet potatoes
- Cut onion
- Cut sausages
Day-Of Prep Plan:
- Cut apples
- Toss everything in olive oil mixture; bake as directed in recipe
Expert tip: This meal also makes for a great make-ahead lunch for the week. Prep a batch from start to finish on Sunday, portion it into individual containers, and take it on-the-go for a satisfying midday meal all week long.