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At 37 weeks pregnant, Jessica’s meal prep blitz will blow your mind

With swollen ankles and at 37 weeks pregnant, mum-of-three Jessica May Magill has been meal prepping like a BOSS! Proving if she can do it, anyone can.

She has made a WHOPPING 152 serves of dinner/lunch and 228 snacks so that her whole family can maintain their healthy eating lifestyle throughout those sleep-deprived early days of a new baby.

WOW! Prepared to be blown away with what she has made.

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Living a healthy life

Jessica May McGill understands the benefits of The Healthy Mummy program. Having joined The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges shortly after having her second baby she was able to lose 20kg and completely transform her lifestyle.

She says “I joined The Healthy Mummy three years ago when my second bub was born. 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.”

Read her story here.

 

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“After a Healthy Mummy pregnancy, I lost 17kgs in eight months before falling pregnant with baby number four and have been enjoying another Healthy Mummy pregnancy.”

Meal prep and pregnancy – preparing for sleep deprived nights

We are in awe of Jessica’s commitment to living a Healthy Mummy lifestyle and are AMAZED by all the delicious meals she has prepared.

She understands all too well that when are you in the fog of exhaustion and sleep deprivation with a new baby, it is all too easy to slip into bad habits of takeaway and junk food.

Determined to maintain her Healthy Mummy lifestyle before and after the baby arrives she has meal prepped a huge amount of healthy and nutritious meals and snacks for her family.

Jessica says “I am almost 37 weeks with my fourth bubba and my eldest is only 4, so life is about to get (even more) crazy!

I spent today in the kitchen and while I no longer have ankles, I now have two full freezers ready for when bub arrives!”

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“Everything I made was vegan (except for kids scrolls) and lots are nut free for preschool lunch boxes, showing you can eat yummy food with allergies or food preferences thanks to the amazing Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub and filters.

All up I made 152 serves of dinner/lunch and 228 snacks!

I know I will be starving while breastfeeding and my kids are massive snackers, so now I can relax and know we all have healthy options sorted”.

Jessica’s Healthy Mummy meal prep

Here’s what Jessica made:

San Choy Bow x 12 serves (used funky fields mince). Get the recipe.

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Meatballs x 12 serves (Jessica used funky fields mince). Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs
Lentil Patties x 8 serves Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

Devilled Sausages x 8 serves (she used Aldi vegan sausages). Get the recipe.

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Chorizo Pasta x 8 serves (used Veggie Delights Smoked Chipotles). Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

Lentil Bolognese x 8 serves. Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

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Vegetarian Chilli x 8 serves. Get the recipe.

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Bean and Corn Enchiladas x 4 serves. Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

Peanut Butter Chicken Curry x 8 serves (used chickpeas and added vegetables). Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

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‘Hulk’ Mac and Cheese x 24 (kids) serves. Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

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Vegetarian Sausage rolls x 24. Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

Hidden Sausage Rolls
Loaded Veggie Sausage Rolls x 28. Get the recipe

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Choc Chip Banana Bread x 32 serves. Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

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Peanut Bubble Crunch x 18 serves. Get the recipe.

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5 Ingredient Choc Chip Fudge x 12 serves. Get the recipe. 

Bounty Bites x 20 serves. Get the recipe.

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Wholemeal Choc Chip Muffins x 24 serves. Get the recipe.

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Vegemite Scrolls x 32 serves. Recipe available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members.

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Jessica’s 3-year-old daughter enjoyed helping to make the vegemite scrolls.

Salted Caramel Bliss Balls x 24 serves. Get the recipe.

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Chewy Choc Muesli Bars x 24 serves. Get the recipe.

Seeded Chocolate Bars x 18. Get the recipe.

Seeded Chocolate Bars
Weetbix Slice x 24 serves. Get the recipe.

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Healthy eating during and after pregnancy

While Jessica does not restrict her calories while pregnant she has taken advantage of being a Healthy Mummy Challenge member by simply following recipes in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge hub and eating the recommended calories per day to maintain a healthy pregnancy.

“This body’s grown three healthy huge bubbas in less than four years, so how could I not love it?! Thanks to The Healthy Mummy I’m healthier and happier than ever,” says Jessica.

“I’ll never go back! I love The Healthy Mummy! It’s so family friendly, I’m never hungry and I’m never bored.”

The Healthy Mummy would like to congratulate Jessica for this epic meal prep while pregnant.  We are thrilled that she will be able to put her feet up and enjoy those blissful, early days with her baby without having to even think about cooking.

Do you want to improve your meal prepping skills?

If you want to make your meal prep skills even better, then grab a copy of our NEW Meal Prep Queens cookbook here!

There are heaps of useful tips and tricks to help you save time and money when meal prepping, plus 40 EASY and DELICIOUS dinner recipes that you can try!

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Don’t wait, grab your copy today!

Find all these recipes and thousands more by joining The Healthy Mummy challenge

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If you are interested in kickstarting your weight loss and want to improve your energy – not to mention – improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out. 

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including a 7 day cleanse)
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

To learn more about our 28 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CLICK HERE

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Jill Brandenburg

Jill is a design junkie and lifestyle writer from Brisbane. Now living in San Francisco, when she is not begging the school mums to try her vegemite sandwiches she is busy creating interior schemes and animations.

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