My wife loves make ahead meals, it is so much easier when you have precooked and packaged lunches and dinners for the week. I like them because cooking is cheaper than eating out, and having foods prepared in advance lessens her stress and the likelihood of my getting yelled out (for something I probably deserve – but nonetheless).
However, with her strict diet, I get to make whatever I want since she doesn’t eat what I do, and I don’t have the desire or willpower to stick to hers.
Meatballs are a Easy Meal Prep
This means I make a lot of meatballs, as they are easy, flexible, cheap, and store well. This post shows a recipe for a baked meatball roll that is awesome for a lunch or easy dinner.
I don’t show how to make meatballs, as I have both done this earlier, and it is dead simple. Whatever your meatball recipe make 8 or so of them and get some premade pizza dough (the whomp biscuit kind), some cheese, and some sauce.
Once you have all the ingredients for your rolls, open the dough and cut it in half lengthwise, and cut the half’s in half width-ways to make 4 equal “squares” that are probably a little rectangular.
stretch the dough a little to make it thinner and larger, then simply add a couple spoonfuls of sauce in the center of each bit of dough, add two meatballs and some cheese over the sauce and then close the dough by folding over the ends and the sides.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and place the dough on a cookie sheet, edge side down.
Bake for 15 minutes and remove to either heat fresh or let cool completely and store in sandwich bags for the next days lunch. Either way, this is a great make ahead meal.