I have had some questions on food safety and thought I would answer them here so everyone could see. :)
Raw meat- I buy meat that has a sell by/use by date of at least 5-6 days out. Most people shop once a week for groceries and buy meat they do not eat right away. It is really no different when assembling meals ahead. It might be a good idea to mark your meal with a “cook by date”. I have also been known to assemble a meal with frozen meat that way it thaws by the time I want to cook it. By the way it is easier to cut frozen chicken than thawed. You will not have to chase it all over the cutting board and risk getting slimed with chicken goo.
Cooked meat– when a meal calls for precooked meat, I cook and consume that meal in the first 2-3 days. In the past I have bought pre made/assembled meals (with cooked meat) at Sprouts that have a sell by date up to 4 days out.
How I use the system– We always eat the first meal on the day I assemble which leave 4 days to consume the rest. Of course you can freeze any meal marked “freezable” to consume later.
I hope this helps answer any questions. If not, feel free to email me. :)