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5 Make-Ahead Meals to Boost Pregnancy Health This Week

Posted on 13 July 2017

Are you tired of eating the same old thing every night in an attempt to have a healthy pregnancy? (We're looking at you grilled chicken salad and baked salmon + veggies. Boring!) Or worse yet, are you tired of having nothing in the fridge so you end up settling for mac and cheese and chicken nuggets with the littles? 

We feel you, and we're here to help! Gone are the days of flavorless, repetitive meals in the name of health. Gone also are the days of having nothing prepared, forcing you to eat the same thing your toddler is.

These make-ahead meals are full of flavor and nutritious ingredients that can be prepared in one day for a week's worth of lunch or dinner (or both!) Here are our 5 favorites from across the web.


make ahead chicken bowls
Photo via Pinch of Yum

1. Marinated Kale and Chicken Bowls With Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Looking for a kale dish that isn't blah? This marinated kale bowl with tons of zesty flavor, healthy quinoa, and homemade sun-dried tomato sauce(!!!) is the perfect dish for a week's worth of lunches. Not to mention, it's so beautiful to look at!


make ahead meal prep bowls
Photo via Half Baked Harvest

2. Meal Prep: Chicken Shawarma and Sweet Potato Fry Bowls

Nutritious, deliciously flavorful, and packed with oh-so-good-for-you ingredients like sweet potato, asparagus, olives, avocado, and more. It also takes less than an hour to prepare lunch or dinner for a WEEK! It doesn't get better than that.


makea ahead bowls for healthy pregnancy
Photo via Simply Recipes

3. BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowl

Keeping ingredients for grain bowls on hand is the perfect way to assure you eat healthy all week long! Bonus when they include BBQ chicken. You can make preparing these bowls even easier by purchasing a healthy pre-made BBQ sauce from the store. Just make sure it is low in added-sugar!


make ahead meal prep meals
Photo via Gimme Delicious

4. Meal-Prep Shrimp Taco Bowls

Shrimp makes for a perfectly easy (and tasty!) mid-day meal, especially when combined with smoky, spicy Tex-Mex flavors. These bowls are full of protein, fiber, and yummy veggies like tomato and corn. Throw a little avocado on there for extra healthy fats and nutrients!


make ahead meals for pregnancy
Photo via Life Made Sweeter

5. One Pan Teriyaki Chicken With Vegetables 

One pan, 5 lunches. Have you ever heard more beautiful words? They're  make prep time easier and clean-up is just as simple because it's...ONE PAN! You can even prep a big bowl of grains at the beginning of the week for an even more satisfy meal.

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