Postpartum Meal Planning

Wednesday, May 1st, marked my last day of work at New Life Family Services. It was a difficult decision to make but in the end, I know I followed the Lord’s leading in it. Thursday, May 2nd, marked my first day as a stay at home mom. I enjoyed many texts from dear momma friends congratulating me on my “new job.” 🙂 While I can’t say that I’m entirely overjoyed as being a stay at home mom has not been one of my life long dreams, I do have a peace about following the Lord’s leading not to continue in my full time role and I’m trusting in his provision going forward. 

The days ahead I both look forward to and dread as I am a very driven person and I struggle with not seeing my accomplishments play out. I’ve already made quite the to do list for preparing for baby- who is due in 5 days, mind you. I look forward to her being here with such anticipation! There is no point in sitting at home without her to take care of so I’m starting the process now. Meal planning has begun and I’ve followed the advice of many blogger friends and begun making and freezing meals that will be easy to take out, thaw and reheat! While it’s a little more work up front, and a lot more groceries than we’ve ever had in our house at any given time, I think it will be a huge benefit in the long run and hopefully result in a lot less “take-out” dinners. That’s one of the goals! 
Below is one of my favorite meal ideas:

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

Chop the following ingredients and divide them between 2 freezer bags. 

3 sweet potatoes
3 zucchini
2 onions
2 green bell peppers
1 red bell pepper
4-5 chicken breasts
In each bag also place sauce. You can either use your favorite BBQ sauce or make your own. This is what we did:
8 oz tomato paste
1 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T brown sugar
1 T mustard powder
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 t salt
All items go into freezer bag raw so this was very easy to do last night while watching a movie with the hubby who was working on making and freezing a few meat loafs! 

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