I think by now you all know that being organised soothes my brain and soul! One thing that I have always made sure to do before any of my babies were born, was a huge cook up of delicious and nutritious food to fuel us through the first few weeks of newborn life. It takes me a whole day to cook up, but has turned out to be a game changer once the little one comes along. Having great quality food available for all of the family not only keeps everyone happy, but our energy up when we need it most.
In this blog post I am sharing with you some of my favourite recipes for a ‘Meal Prep Before Baby.’ There is a mix of vegetarian and meat meals to suit everyone in our family (Ryan and I don’t eat meat.) I like to make a lot of my sauces from scratch, but have given you options for a few ‘cheats’ to save your time and energy. You do what is best for you and your family.
Food Storage with ClickClack
When preparing a big cook up its important to store the food in great quality containers, to maintain that fresh taste and to preserve the food well. For this I chose ClickClack. Throughout my recipes I will refer to which Clickclack containers I used for each meal.
ClickClack is a New Zealand kitchenware brand specialising in stylish and durable kitchen storage. The have a variety of different products available to suit different meals.
The Cook+ containers can be used to prepare, cook, freezer and then reheat meals. Great for things like cottage pie, pasta bakes and vegetables slices. The Cook+ containers have a borosilicate glass base and silicone vented lid, meaning they can stand a range of temps (from -20 to 315 degrees Celsius.) The Cook+ range is oven, microwave, fridge and freezer safe and comes in a range of sizes from 0.4L (tiny snack size) to 1L (meal size). Lots of different shapes to fit in your freezer too, being square, rectangle and square.
The Daily range is great for lunchboxes, leftovers, bulk meal storage and everything in between. The sizes range from 0.6L to 2.7L, and they are fridge, freezer and microwave safe. The Daily are BPA free, leak proof and airtight, making them perfect to store things like muffins, quiche slice, and whole meals that can then be defrosted and used for dinners for the week.
ClickClack sell a huge range of kitchen utensils and storage options to help get food sorted, simply and easily. All of their products are stylish and incredibly useful, making them perfect for busy folk, like Mothers! You cannot purchase ClickClack via their website from Australia, to find your closest Australian Stockist visit their store finder here.
Ninja Pressure Cooker – Another product that I love it the Ninja Foodi Multi Cooker. It is an all in one cooking appliance which replaces your Pressure Cooker, Air Fryer and Slow Cooker. You can grill, steam, bake, roast, pressure cook, air fry, slow cook…. all in one compact kitchen machine. In my recipe guide I have used sauce pans and fry pans to cook the meals, but in reality I am always using this machine as my slow cooker! It is the best! It’s fast cooking, there is less fat, easy to clean and there are so many options.
Now here’s some images of the delicious recipes you can enjoy in the recipe guide.
If you have any questions about any of the recipes mentioned in my guide, please feel free to reach out to me. #sweetlifeessentials when sharing your beautiful recipe creations on Instagram.
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Lot of love,
Disclaimer – As always please remember that I am not a chef, dietician, nutritionist or any of food related expert. I am just a Mother expressing her journey and opinions in a hope that is helps you along yours. At times this website contains posts where items and experiences have been sponsored, gifted or blog posts have been paid for in return for advertisement/promotion. Where this applies it will be clearly stated at the bottom of the blog post. Natalie Sullivan and www.thissweetlofeofmine.blog only endorses brands/items that her family uses, loves and highly recommends. To read the full disclaimer see here. Thank you to ClickClack for working with me to bring you this blog post and recipe guide.