Sunday Meal Plan/Prep + Post-Baby Food Prep!

This was a big week when it came to food shopping. In addition to the week of meals I’ll share below, we also picked up ingredients to prep for “after baby meals.” Our Sunday Meal Plan this week is super tasty and we’re both really excited!

This Week’s Meal Plan

Quick note: if you’ve read How We Meal Plan/Shop/”Prep” which goes into ALL of the details about how we deal with food, you would know that we prep all breakfasts to be the same. It’s the one “repeat” meal that makes life easier.

Monday:

  • Breakfast: Sam’s Choice (Walmart version – still Whole30!) Chicken & Apple Sausage, Greens, Black Olives
  • Lunch: Beef Au Jus Sandwiches with red cabbage coleslaw
  • Dinner: Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: Sam’s Choice (Walmart version – still Whole30!) Chicken & Apple Sausage, Greens, Black Olives
  • Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Casserole leftovers
  • Dinner: Spicy Tuna Cakes with any extra red cabbage coleslaw

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Sam’s Choice (Walmart version – still Whole30!) Chicken & Apple Sausage, Greens, Black Olives
  • Lunch: Spicy Tuna Cakes with any extra red cabbage coleslaw
  • Dinner: Chicken Tenders with Fries

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Sam’s Choice (Walmart version – still Whole30!) Chicken & Apple Sausage, Greens, Black Olives
  • Lunch: Chicken Tenders with Fries leftovers
  • Dinner: “Wet Burritos”

Friday

  • Breakfast: Sam’s Choice (Walmart version – still Whole30!) Chicken & Apple Sausage, Greens, Black Olives
  • Lunch: “Wet Burritos” leftoevers
  • Dinner: Leftovers or Family Date Night (restaurant) TBD.

What We Prepped for This Week AND “Post Baby” in 2.5 Hours

  • Made THREE Buffalo Chicken Casseroles (Two for after baby!) – I cooked the three spaghetti squash in my instant pot. I literally put in a whole spaghetti squash for 15 mins with water. Repeated this with the others. That’s it. I didn’t pre cut anything. It was amazing. Then I cooked up a “family pack” of boneless skiness chicken breasts in my cast iron skillets. While the chicken was cooking I chopped up the veggies and cooked them in the same skillets. I mixed one batch at a time in our largest stainless steel bowl then put into pans to freeze. The third one is in our fridge ready to cook fresh tomorrow night. I love an easy Monday evening 🙂
  • Made “Ranch” for the casseroles and to have available for fat. I use my dirt cheap immersion blender, eggs, lemons, dill, salt, mustard powder, and extra light olive oil. I never, ever use coconut cream in my ranch because it kills the taste for us. Using a lot of dill gives it the correct flavor.
  • “Hard Boiled” 2.5 Dozen Eggs – Again, thank you Instant Pot! I just put all of the eggs in there with half a cup of water and set for 5 minutes. Then I quick release and put immediately into cold water. These will be made into my pickled eggs and a BLT Egg salad.
  • Cooked a pack of bacon. I also use the bacon fat as cooking fat for additional prepping
  • Made BLT Egg Salad – this was chopping up lettuce, sundried tomatoes, bacon, and tossing in the ranch.
  • Made Beef Bone Broth – Yet again, thanks instant pot. It’s super easy and I got three great batches out of only a small bit of beef bones.
  • Prepped Breakfasts – for the whole week it takes 10 minutes. I just slice the sausages in half, sear in the cast iron skillet, then make containers of a generous bed of greens, add in the sausages and a handful of olives. Wam. Bam. DONE. 10 minutes and every morning is taken care of.
  • Chopped up all veggies for meals (Thanks mini chopper and a good knife)

This probably looks like it takes FOREVER, right? Wrong. I started after breakfast (okay cheated a little because I cooked the pack of bacon while making breakfast because I needed it for breakfast). Yesterday I did the spaghetti squash and bone broth. I promise the effort was minimal. Then today, I spent from about 10am to 12:30pm prepping the rest of the above items. This is with a toddler and a puppy around for a lot of that time. At about 11:45 both went down for a nap which made the alst 45 minutes SUPER efficient. What I’m trying to say is that this is really, REALLY doable. 2.5 hrs to have food for the WEEK ready, AND two large pans of casserole for after baby!



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