Need Help With Meal Prep?

Have you started your journey to wellness and hit a wall? Or have you planned to begin your journey but not really sure where to start?

Let me lend a helping hand and give you some tips to creating a good meal prep plan!

12932779_10100377952976533_3551601508279118448_nWe’ll start with a customized grocery list that fits your wants and needs! Then I’ll create a few recipes that you can do in less than 30 minutes.

If you’re in the Columbus, Ohio area…I’ll even prepare the meals for you for a small fee of $7-8.

If you need that extra push towards eating healthier, just send me a quick email, sharing the following with me:

 

Subject: Eat to Wellness

Content:

  • What is your favorite meal?
  • Do you have a comfort food?
  • Are you looking to increase your muscle or loss weight?
  • What is your current weight vs. your goal weight?
  • How serious are you on a scale 1-5 (five being the highest)?
  • Do need help with meal prep or meal planning?

Send the email to mummsavings@gmail.com 

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Pouch Prep

Ok, so I love love loved making homemade baby food when Bam Bam transitioned into solids. I was always in the kitchen mixing, smashing and doing a puree. Somehow as he grew older and went to table food, I started picking up food pouches…well actually he started picking them up in the grocery store.

Yes, I was that mom that would give him one to keep him quiet while I finish my shopping. img_2070I would always taste it first to make sure it was good, didn’t have that “stale” taste that package products have and of course reading every single ingredient. Having to leave my cart in the middle of the store because my kid had an allergic reaction was definitely the last thing on my shopping list!

I only stuck to two brands, one at Kroger’s and one at Aldi’s, but for some reason his body started rejecting the pouches. I’m pretty sure that there is some type of preservatives that are included and not necessary mentioned on the packages. So I totally stopped buying them, especially the blended ones that had more than one food group. I found that when I just purchased the applesauce, he was totally fine. Something about the blended foods, his body just didn’t like.

So now its time for Pebbles to start solids and I’m approaching the prep a little differently. I purchased the Little Sprout Food Station and the Kiddzo Reusable Food Pouches on Amazon to get me started and back into the swing of prepping.

Yesterday, I skinned and boiled a few sweet potatoes and pears. I left them both sit in a little of the water to actually retain as much flavor as possible. My goal was to create dual fruit/veggie pouches for Bam Bam and then single servings of each for Pebbles.

So, after a power nap, a few loads of clothes…I got into prep mode! Just using one pear and two sweet potatoes I was able to fill two pouches and, make two servings of sweet potatoes and a single serving of pears for Pebbles.

img_2142Definitely pleased with my new gadget! It was simple to put together and even easier to fill the pouches.

Not to mention I got my reusable refills for a little under $20 for a pack of 50.

Score for Mum! Considering pouches are between $1-2.50 in the stores and no telling how long they have been sitting on the shelves.

 

The other plus about these reusable pouches are their size…they are much larger than the ones that you can buy at the store.

Needless to say, Mum will be rocking out pouches with all kinds of delicious fruits and veggies for The Duo!

Tasty Tuesday: Tuna Pasta Salad

So I use to be really focused on my meal prep before I got pregnant with Pebbles, now you think it would be easier for me to make a bunch of meals and store them away.

But because I love cooking and its very therapeutic for me, I was unable to flourish my love while on bed rest. 3 months later…I’m focused and working on my #OperationSnapBack.

So to kick start the week, I made a Tuna Pasta Salad using the following ingredients:

1 cup of vegetable spiral noodles

1 cup of canned albacore tuna

1/2 cup of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic

pinch of parsley

pinch of pepper and garlic salt

tsp of lemon vinaigrette dressing

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Stay tuned to see what else I will make this week. 🙂

BiteSize Kids Catering Co.

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BiteSize Catering Co., can do it all! From themed parties to corporate lunches, family meals to healthier meal plans. We have you covered, with delicious food that is both portion controlled (bite-sized) and can be creative for your themed occasion. We would love to partner with you to make your event memorable!

Smoothieville Central

So I like totally love smoothies! I could probably have one twice a day. However, I kind of fell out of love with them during my bedrest sentence, due to not being mobile and being able to get up to make them. Oh but that inconvenience has come and gone, and boy did I make up for it!

As soon as Pebbles turned 2 weeks and I was feeling back to my old self, smoothies were the 1st items that I wanted to make.

Day 1: 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (Nature’s Bounty), 1 cup of original soymilk, 1 tbsp of ground flax (Simple Truth), 1/2 banana, 1 scoop of peanut butter (Smart Balance) and a few ice cubes

Day 2: 1 cup of original soy milk, 2 strawberries, 1/2 cup of fresh kale, 1/2 banana, dash of cinnamon, 1 tsp of chia seeds and a few ice cubes

Day 3: 1 cup of original soy milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 of steel cooked oats, 1 scoop of peanut butter, 1 tsp of ground flax, dash of ginger, dash of cinnamon

Day 4: 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (Nature’s Bounty), 1 cup of original soymilk, 1 tbsp of ground flax (Simple Truth), 1/2 banana, 1 scoop of peanut butter (Smart Balance) and a few ice cubes (NOT PICTURED)

Now, after Day 4, I was feeling pumped, energized, my milk supply was coming in quite nicely and there were no complaints. That was until a family member, asked me if it was ok to drink soy milk while nursing Pebbles. I believe so, was my reply, but it got me wondering. Come to find out, soy milk isn’t recommended while nursing due to the amount of estrogen that is in it. Now not being recommended doesn’t mean its bad, just means to consume at your own risk. Needless to say, I opted out of it!

Day 5: Started off simple: 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 4 strawberries and  1 tsp of flax

I’ve been alternating these recipes on a daily basis using the same contents outside of the soy milk. I’ve since then replaced with original and vanilla almond milk.