Skye is officially 3 years old which feels crazy to me… I swear we just had her!
The day started off with some incline walking while Brooke worked on her pull-ups and then once Skye woke up we started the celebrating.
We spent the morning watching Lion King because that is Skye’s current favorite movie.
We opened presents and Skye was very excited about her stuffed unicorn.
And Beck slept for the majority of the day…
Except for when he was showing off his neck strength.
We will make a cake for when we celebrate Skye’s birthday with Knox and my parents but she thoroughly enjoyed her cupcake yesterday.
Let’s chat about meal prep for a minute! I have found that with my return of love for candy, if I don’t have food that is EASY to grab and eat then I will just end up wanting to eat candy all day which is not helpful for keeping a good milk supply ha. Here are things that are helping me right now to have food right when I need it!
*I’ve been all about cashews lately to snack on along with making a bunch of hard-boiled eggs with this egg cooker to keep in the fridge to eat.
*The odds of me eating vegetables throughout the day go up 300% if I have them already washed and cut in a tupperware.
*My kids LOVE uncrustables and so I made a bunch of them with THIS sandwich cutter to store in the freezer. They are quick and easy for me or the kids to grab and eat… and they are really good frozen too ha. Dave’s Killer Bread is amazing with this and I used the strawberry jam that I made this summer! I learned from TRIEDANDTRUEMOMS to put peanut butter on both pieces of bread so that the jam is in between the peanut butter which helps the bread to not get soggy.
*We went through our last round of frozen breakfast burritos so quickly that we decided to double the recipe this last time. We used cooked cubed sweet potatoes instead of tater tots and we used bacon and sausage. We also doubled the peppers for each pan. These two pans gave us 36 breakfast burritos that are happily in our freezer. I usually have one for a snack or two for a meal and I love that it includes carbs, fats, protein and veggies… that combo makes me feel best along with some clementines on the side:) PS we use the tortillas from Costco with these that you cook yourself because those are our favorite tortillas. Recipe HERE and I seriously could eat these every day for a year and not get sick of them.
*The only prep I did for a bunch of dinners this month is entering in my credit card number;) I feel like sometimes you just have to pay a bit more for something when you need help and right now with a newborn I need more help than ever getting dinner on the table. I ordered Beehive Meals and so far they have been amazing. They deliver the meals right to your door and you just put them in the crockpot. I don’t have to do any chopping or prep other than getting out my crockpot and it is providing us a warm and healthy meal. Each meal is about $18 but I figure that isn’t too bad for feeding our whole family (and sometimes you have to pay to keep your sanity;). I’m not sure how often we will do this but it is saving me this month.
*Oh and of course cookies. These peppermint frosting chocolate cookies are only here one month a year so I take advantage…. but now that I have a deep freezer I can buy dozens of them and freeze them;)
What are your tips for meal prep? What things do you prepare ahead of time? What other things should I add?
Those with little ones right now—> what movies are they wanting to watch on repeat lately?
How do you get most of your veggies in? Raw, roasted, steamed, in a salad, mixed in with a meal?
Are birthdays a big deal to you or are you more low key about them?
-Andrew blames my mom for the fact that I love birthdays so much and want to celebrate them for the entire month;)