Eating Good Food In Hectic Times

We all have those stages of life that we go into survival mode; having a baby, work during the week, getting sick etc.  Eating out is fun, but there is nothing that compares to a homemade meal, especially when things are hectic around us.  Yeah the food tastes great, but there’s something about it that helps us ground ourselves, kind of touch home base for a bit.  I’ve found a great article that has some awesome recipes you can freeze and they’re very inexpensive.

This woman is preparing to have a baby, we all know that’s a time when we get into survival mode, so whether you’re having a baby, leaving town and leaving the kids home, or just preparing for the week, these recipes are great and they don’t take a lot of time.

I’ve been so excited to share my meal prep with you! Last month I went on a rampage of mass prepping before Taylor arrived. Along with deep cleaning and organizing every square inch of the house, I also did some meal prep. Warning: addicting! I’m slightly obsessed with this and am definitely going to make another set of meals before I head back to work in a few weeks.
I made a total of 14 bagged meals, each meal consists of four individual servings, which comes out to 56 individual servings total. One individual serving feeds one person, so 56 servings= 56 meals!  Each meal cost exactly $2.67 at that rate. Not too shabby! With the help of my friend, we were able to prepare all of the meals in two hours! I was pretty excited about the whole ordeal. Here’s how I did it…

 Step 1: Recipes
Below are the 10 recipes I used to prep. Although it’s 10 recipes, the BBQ Chicken and Veggies makes 2 meals and the Minestrone Soup makes 3 meals. They’re all slow cooker recipes, so when I’m ready to cook them, all I have to do is let them thaw for 24 hours in the refrigerator and then throw it in the crock pot and smile.
 Tortilla Chicken Stew
·      1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts
·      1 (12 oz) jar of salsa
·      1 lb frozen corn
·      1 lb mixed bell peppers
·      6 corn tortillas, ripped or shredded by hand
Cook in slow cooker for low for 8-10 hours.
Recipe adapted from The Gracious Pantry
This is only one of the recipes, for the rest, click here.

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