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Pregnant mum makes 141 dinners and 107 snacks to freeze before bubs arrives!

Talk about being prepared!

Jessica Magill has made a whole heap of healthy recipes from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge ahead of her baby being born.

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The pregnant mama says: “I’ve made 141 dinner/lunch serves and 107 snacks. There will be NO excuses for takeaway when this baby is born.”

AND it didn’t break her bank either!

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Jessica’s meal prep. Source: Supplied

“I utilised groceries I already had each week and made extra serves when cooking dinner or the weeks snacks, so that I have a big freezer stash for once bub arrives,” Jessica says.

“My groceries are $120-$150 a week (including nappies and wipes for my other 2 kids) and I didn’t go over this budget while adding in the extra prep.”

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Jessica’s meal prep plan. Source: Supplied

What Jessica made:

4 x Beef stroganoff

8 x Mexican shredded beef – recipe in Challenge hub

8 x Asian shredded chicken

Sausage & Veggie Pasta Bake

4 x Sausage and veggie pasta bake

4 x Meatballs – recipe in Challenge hub

5 x Chicken and chorizo pasta – recipe in Challenge hub

Easy Chicken Nachos

4 x Easy chicken nachos

13 x Hidden veggie bolognese – recipe in Challenge hub

4 x Devilled sausages

10 x Beef ragu

5 x Butter chicken – recipe in Challenge hub

Chicken and Corn Pot Pie

4 x Chicken pie filling

12 x Pasta sauce

4 x Spinach and herb triangles

3 x Root vegetable soup – recipe in Challenge hub

Mexican Lasagna

1 x Mexican lasagna

2 x Autumn minestrone soup

3 x Sweet potato coconut curry soup – recipe in Challenge hub

2 x Lentil soup – recipe in Challenge hub

3 x Vegetarian sausage rolls

5 x Chicken pie pasties

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

6 x Kid friendly chicken nuggets

21 x Hidden veg sausage rolls

6 x Mac and cheese

4 x Naan bread dough

10 x Mini cheese and walnut muffins – recipe in Challenge hub

10 x Chocolate bliss balls – recipe in Challenge hub

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16 x Weetbix slice

8 x Bounty bites

8 x Caramel bliss balls

6 x Crustless quiches – recipe in Challenge hub

6 x Breakfast muffins

7 x Choc chunk cookies – from The Healthy Mummy Thermo Cookbook

4 x Raspberry muffins

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

4 x Cheesy broccoli bites

7 x Homemade shapes

4 x Raspberry ripe bites

5 x Rice crispy treatsfrom The Healthy Mummy Lunch Box eBook

Healthy “Snickers” Slice Treat

6 x Snickers slice

6 x Choc cherry slice

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Jessica’s freezer. Source: Supplied

You can find these recipes HERE and on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Healthy Pregnancy Eating and Exercise Plan eBook

The Healthy Pregnancy Eating & Exercise Plan eBook provides an easy how-to guide for your healthiest pregnancy, with diet and exercise advice, and tips on what and how much to eat, and how to deal with some of the potential challenges of pregnancy.

Purchase yours here.

Jessica’s amazing 20kg transformation after losing the baby weight from her last pregnancy!

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“I lost 20kgs in 6 months using the Healthy Mummy smoothies and challenges, and have enjoyed a healthy pregnancy with healthy weight gain using the pregnancy smoothies and recipes,” she says.

“I’m 20kgs lighter and a much healthier weight this pregnancy than I was with my first child.”

For more information on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, click here.

The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie

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The Healthy Mummy Pregnancy Smoothie is a convenient and easy supplementary food, designed to complement your existing pregnancy vitamins or supplements, to help you meet the extra protein, vitamin and mineral requirements during your pregnancy.

Please download the Pregnancy Smoothie Fact Sheet on the smoothie here

You can also buy the Pregnancy Smoothie in our shop here.

The pregnancy smoothie is also free  of all chemicals, fillers and artificial ingredients, has no fructose in, no added sugar in and uses high quality dairy protein sourced from grass fed cows in New Zealand.

How can the smoothie help?

  • HEALTHY INCREASED CALORIES – Additional nutrients and calories are needed in pregnancy to support the mum and the baby – and the smoothie is a convenient and tasty way to increase your calories in pregnancy whilst nourishing your body
  • MORNING SICKNESS – If you are suffering from morning sickness and find eating food difficult – the smoothie is a great way to nourish your body with a easy to drink smoothie- it also contains ginger.
  • TIREDNESS – If you are feeling exhausted, the smoothie is a nutrient dense snack high in protein, B vitamins and low constipation iron to help keep energy levels up
  • CONVENIENT- if you are struggling to find the time or energy to eat nutrient dense and healthy foods then the smoothie will be a great help. You could also have it as a quick breakfast by adding fruit, oats and vegetables to your smoothie to further increase calories
  • PROTEIN & CALCIUM – It is ideal as a high-protein, high-calcium snack in pregnancy with each smoothie giving you 15g of high quality protein

You can all see all FAQ on the smoothie including a list of all the ingredients, use in gestational diabetes, RDI’s for pregnancy of vitamins and minerals when you download the Pregnancy Smoothie Fact Sheet on the smoothie here

You can also buy the Pregnancy Smoothie in our shop here.

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written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.