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36 weeks pregnant with 5th child Jess pulls off MEGA Meal Prep!!

She may be 36 weeks pregnant with her 5th child, but that hasn’t stopped Jess May Magill with an incredible Meal Prep!! GO JESS!!

Determined to be super organised for baby number five, Jess has made 123 serves of vegetarian main meals and 308 snacks!

Jess says, ‘Mega meal prep done!! I have no ankles but I have full freezers for when this bubba makes an appearance so it’s a win! 

Jess’s Healthy Lifestyle

Jess is a HUGE fan of the programme having joined The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges almost five years ago, shortly after having her second baby.  She lost 20kg and completely transformed her lifestyle.

She says “I lost 20kgs in six months using The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Challenge and Healthy Mummy Smoothies and maintained that weight loss until I fell pregnant with baby number three.”

This is Jess’s THIRD Healthy Mummy pregnancy so she knows all about the benefits of meal prepping healthy meals and snacks for when the new bub arrives.

Jess says, “This pregnancy has flown and still feels a bit surreal! I’m definitely feeling more organised and know having healthy snacks on hand will keep me from skipping meals and binging on unhealthy foods later.”

“There have been times this pregnancy I’ve definitely indulged but having Healthy Mummy habits in place has helped me have a balanced diet without a mega weight gain like in the past.”

Due to all her Healthy Mummy knowledge,  Jess isn’t phased by the prospect of losing any extra baby weight after the birth of baby number five.

She says  “I’ve successfully lost weight while maintaining a healthy milk supply three times now with the Healthy Mummy, a very different experience from my first where I tried to do it alone!” 

What Jess Prepped!

Jess is a vegetarian so she cleverly adapted all her Healthy Mummy recipes to suit her veggie household. She also picked meals with similar ingredients and bought in bulk to help keep the costs down, along with swapping out fresh produce that’s in season or on special.

All up Jess prepared 123 serves of meals and 308 snacks!

“Everything is vegetarian and I’ve made family meals in one large container instead of individual containers!”

“Here’s what I made:”

Date and Oat Breakfast Slice x 15

Get the recipe from 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Vegemite Scrolls x 2  batches (using 2 ingredient Pizza Dough)Get the recipe for 2 Ingredient Pizza Dough here

Choc Chip Banana Bread Muffins x 16

Get the Recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Wholemeal Choc Chip Muffins (with cocoa added) x 24Get the Recipe for Wholemeal Choc Chip Muffins here

Bolognese Pasta Bake (using TVP and lentils to sub mince) x 12 serves

Get the recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Sausage and Veggie Pasta Bake (using vegie delight sausages) x 12 servesGet the recipe for Sausage and Pasta Bake here

Devilled Sausages (vegie delights sausages) x 8 serves

Get the recipe for Devilled Sausages here

Cheesy Taco Pasta sauce only x 12 serves

Get the recipe for Cheesy Taco Pasta here 

Curry Flavoured Noodles x 8 servesGet the recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

San Choy Bow (using TVP) x 12

Get the recipe for San Choy Bow here

Zucchini and Bacon Slice (left bacon out, added carrot and spinach) x 12 servesGet the recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Peanut Butter Chicken Curry (left out chicken and added chickpeas, carrots and peas) x 12 serves

Get the recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne x 8 serves

Get the recipe for Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne here

Vegetarian Chilli x 12 serves

Get the recipe for Vegetarian Chilli here 

Salted Caramel Bliss Balls x 6

Get the recipe for Salted Caramel Bliss Balls here

Nutella Bliss Balls x 2 batches Get the recipe for Nutella Bliss Balls here

Peanut Bubble Crunch x 2 batches

Get the recipe for Peanut Bubble Crunch here

Chewy Choc Muesli Bars x 3 batches

Get the recipe for Chewy Choc Muesli Bars here

Apricot and Almond Bliss Balls x 2 batchesGet the recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Weetabix Slice x 4 batches

Get the recipe for Weetbix Slice here

Jess  says, “This will last a few weeks, we won’t have a frozen meal every night, just on nights I know will be extra hectic or nights I can’t get in the kitchen.

Other than the pasta bakes, I’ve just made the sauce and will add rice/mash/pasta where needed to save space. Veggies will also be added on the side!”

“Woah! Way to go Jess! Thank you for sharing this awesome meal prep and we can’t wait to hear about the arrival of Baby Number 5!!!!

Join Jess on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and get meal prepping!

 

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