Hi! At this point, I’m really trying to aim for two posts a week -it’s not quite feasible for me to get back to M, W, F just yet but I think aiming for two posts/week is more reasonable – fingers crossed! In other news, we took Camryn out for our first non-doctor’s appointment this week. We went to a brewery (fitting, right?). We didn’t stay long and planned it between feedings but OH MAN, was it nice to get out and enjoy a cold beer.
Anyway, today I want to share some resources for meal prep during pregnancy. Or, not pregnancy – if you like meal prep, maybe this will be helpful for you. I would have loved to see a post like this when I was pregnant so I thought it may be helpful to compile a list of great recipes that can be made in bulk. While this is great for mamma’s to be, it can also be great for meal prep! Or, just freezer prep. We bought a chest freezer a few months ago that has been the best purchase!
If you don’t have a crockpot or instant pot, you should invest in one now. Believe me, the money spent now is WELL worth it when you’re tired, can’t/don’t want to leave the house (or put real clothes on) and have no fresh food.
If you’re someone who likes to do a lot of cooking in bulk, or wants to have easy meals on hand – maybe you have a surgery coming up, or a loved one is sick, etc. It’s nice to have some meals pre-made so all you have to do is just heat them up!
So, below is a list of recipes that either
a) I made
b) Were recommended to me
c) I found on the internet and thought, “this would make a great baby meal” LOL
It did take some time to make all these recipes but I spread it out over weeks and months. If you’re in a rush or low on time, you could knock a lot out in one weekend!
Triple Berry “Lactation” Waffles (Great for breastfeeding moms!) via Bucket List Tummy
Zucchini Parmesan Waffles via Krolls Korner
Crockpot Oatmeal via Bucket List Tummy
Sausage and Cheese Biscuits via Cleverly Simple
Cheese Herb Muffins via Dish and Delite
Superhero Muffins via Run Fast, Eat Slow
Fudgey Coconut Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites via Bucket List Tummy
Sunflower Chocolate Chip Chickpea Bars via Bucket List Tummy
Mini Freezer Meatballs via Rosie Schwartz
Mint Chocolate Protein Bars via Hungry Hobby
Gluten-Free Strawberry Breakfast Bars via Eating Well
Vegetarian Pasta Bake via Bucket List Tummy
Freezer to Sheetpan Lemon Pepper Salmon & Green Beans via Diana Rice
How to bulk prep chicken in the slow cooker via G&G Nutrition
Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna via How to Eat
Asian Turkey Style Meatloaf via Jessica Levinson
Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili via Kara Lydon
Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers via Bucket List Tummy
Thia Peanut Chicken (For Freezing) via Smart Nutrition
Curried Chicken and Chickpea Soup via Jill Weisenberger
Pumpkin Chicken Crockpot Chili via Bucket List Tummy
Veggie Lasagna Rolls via Champagne Nutrition
I hope you find this helpful if you’re expecting or just want to do some fun meal prep. I’ve found that muffins and bars are my FAVORITE grab and go snacks. You have to think that you want easy, snacks that you can eat with one hand. And ones that have a little more satiety to them help, too, especially when breastfeeding in the middle of the night.
We’re going to try to get out this weekend (we have a neighbor’s two year old birthday party) which should be fun! Next week, I hope to have a post up about common questions about Intuitive Eating and a FUN post too!
What do you have planned for the weekend?
What are your favorite on the go snacks? Meals to prep for the freezer?