In this fast paced era, when every single person is hard pressed for time, make-ahead meals are a great idea to have healthy as well as delicious meals on hand that can be served instantly. You can make preparation like cutting slicing, peeling for these meals when you have some spare time. Freezing them saves lot of your time when you cook. They will help you serve a quick meal to your family even if you are late at work or you had a busy day in your office and come home tired and hungry. Make-ahead meals are also great when unexpected guest show up for dinner. Choose the dishes that you want to make ahead of time. Choose recipes that are suited to freezing. Soups, casseroles, pasta dishes, stews are good options for frozen dinner. When you will re-heat them, you will be cooking more; so leave vegetables, noodles or pasta slightly under cooked. Freeze the foods when they are completely cooled and use appropriate container to store the meals; like soups, pasta etc. can be frozen in plastic containers. Freezing homemade meals provides convenience of ready made meals without high sodium, preservatives and high prices that commercially packaged frozen dinners involve. Take a look at these easy and delicious make-ahead recipes.