Busy lives require good time management, and make-ahead meals can tip the scales towards better nutrition when time is tight. Make Ahead Soups and Stews benefit from sitting for a day in your fridge so flavors can meld. They can also be frozen, so you can make a pot of soup or stew and freeze it in single serve containers for lunch or dinner on the fly. Better yet, cook cooperatively with a friend and turn a chore into a social event. Share the grocery bill, cook and eat a good meal together and split the remaining booty. This is a great way for busy young professionals to save time and money while still nourishing their social lives and their bellies.