Meal Prepping and Forceful Nesting

With baby time fast approaching and coinciding directly with Fit Boy’s emergence into the world of preschool, I have decided that even though I have no desire to nest, I need to get my butt nesting.

Pronto.

Even though my first two babies came decidedly late (10 days and 13 days to be exact), I have never experienced the urge to nest. I don’t see this pregnancy being much different.

Either way, I need to get a move on and the biggest task I’ve set for myself is meal prep. We have a small freezer in the basement that’s been unplugged for the last year or so that I will be plugging in and filling with meals for us to have in the weeks after baby comes. The idea is that I’ll have enough in the freezer that we will have 2-3 meals taken care of per week for at least a month. It will mean a lot of batch cooking and the possibility that no one in my house will want to see a soup, casserole or bean dip ever again but that’s the price we have to pay

It's looking awfully lonely in there Mr. Freezer.
It’s looking awfully lonely in there Mr. Freezer.

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I did a bit of meal prep previously but admittedly, I didn’t do quite as much as I should have. The problem for me is that I don’t know what freezes well and what doesn’t. This will definitely be an experiment in cuisine. I have lofty visions of a freezer packed full of well-organized, tasty, (read: not-burnt) food. I’m fairly confident reality will look a bit differently.

Stay tuned!

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Stephanie

Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

4 Responses to Meal Prepping and Forceful Nesting

  1. Good luck with your freezer prep! I did that to varying degrees with each of my seven babies. I’d be happy to share some recipes/links if you need inspiration! (I’ve done both vegan and “regular” over the years.) Love your blog!

  2. Hi Steph! One of my favorite recipes that freezes really well is Real Simple’s Turkey & Corn Enchiladas. The recipe doesn’t detail the freezing step, but I just freeze them after all the assembly steps and they do really well! I let them thaw for 12 hours or overnight an then cook as directed. Plus you can sub out the ingredients for whatever you want…veggie/vegan options and whatnot! Good luck!

    • I do a breakfast burrito that freezes really well and is super easy to make. I think I’ll be making a lot of those for myself :) I keep wishing that I’d blink and my freezer would be full of goodies. So far…no dice :)

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