12 Hearty Meals to Cook Once and Eat for a Week

Give me an afternoon in the kitchen and I’ll happily whip up a culinary creation, but ask me to make a home-cooked meal after a full day in the office and that’s a different story. As much as I’d love to create fresh meals every day, the reality is that sometimes there just isn’t time. That’s where batch cooking comes in. With ample preparation, these make-ahead meals mean you only have to cook once to eat for the week. Scroll down for our edit of the best hearty meals to cook, freeze, eat, and repeat.

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