Mum-of-two Kate is so organised!

With just half a day to meal prep, this amazing mum has whipped up 130 meals for $130 – that’s 18 breakfasts, 28 lunches, 28 dinners and a whopping 56 serves of deliciously healthy snacks! WOW!

All these delicious healthy recipes have come straight from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

See what she made below…

Mum prepares 76 meals and 6 snacks for $120 - that includes breakfast meals your kids will love!

Mum prepares 76 meals and 6 snacks for $120 - that includes breakfast meals your kids will love!

What Kate made

Breakfast (18 Serves)

Bacon & Egg Muffins – 6 serves (2x muffins per serve)

Mum prepares 76 meals and 6 snacks for $120 - that includes breakfast meals your kids will love!

Mum prepares 76 meals and 6 snacks for $120 - that includes breakfast meals your kids will love!

Baked Breakfast Bars  – 12 Serves (1 per serve)

Lunch  (28 Serves)

Pesto, Spinach & Ricotta Rolls – 16 serves

Pesto, Spinach and Ricotta Rolls

Pesto, Spinach and Ricotta Rolls

Baked Potato with Ham & Cheese – 4 serves

Bacon Corn & Cheese Loaf – 4 serves

Chicken, Pumpkin & Sesame Rice Paper Rolls – 4 serves.


Dinner  (28 Serves)

Easy Fried Rice – 8 serves

Stovetop Beef Lasagne – 6 serves

Kid Friendly Healthy Meat Pie – 6 serves

Healthy man-friendly meat pie

Healthy man-friendly meat pie

Curried Beef with Peas – 4 serves

Creamy Chicken & Corn Soup – 4 serves

Snacks (56 Serves)

Caramilk Weet-Bix Slice –  24 serves

Wholemeal Choc Chip Muffins – 12 serves

Pizza Scrolls – 10 serves

Banana Oat & Choc Chip Cookies – 8 serves

 

All these recipes can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

“I want to be organised for the coming weeks and save some money,” says Kate. “I like to have food on hand, giving me no excuses to choose unhealthy options.

“Also, I want to avoid multiple trips to the supermarket and buying things I do not need! Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are sorted and there are multiple options for the family to choose from.

“Being busy throughout the day, chasing after the kids, working or having appointments I don’t have stress about getting dinner ready or what are we having for lunch while out. Being organised with prep makes things SO much easier!”

How Kate decided what she was going to make

Because Kate has signed up to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge she was able to sit down and use the Budget/Timesaver meal plan and the budget filter, chose a bunch of recipes that she thought her family would enjoy.

“I put my meal plan together and BAM, ready to get cooking! Every recipe is from the App and everyone LOVES them!”

Kate’s top tips for meal prepping

  • Sit down and choose recipes that you know you and your family will enjoy.
  • Pick recipes that have similar ingredients.
  • Select recipes that are easily doubled to make more serves.
  • Choose recipes that you know will freeze well.
  • Use the App shopping list, this tells you the quantity of each ingredient you need.
  • Write everything down!
  • Have a list written of what you are making, cross things off as you go.
  • Always have a rubbish bag to clean up your waste during prep.
  • Clean up as you go.
  • After each recipe is made and popped in the oven or fridge, clean up the mess/dishes from it and use that for the next recipe.
  • This saves SO much time and by the end you won’t have much to clean up at all.
  • Label your containers!
  • If you forget you may forget what is in each and be weary when you find them in the freezer.
  • I use white labels with a marker.
  • Let the kids join in: mix some ingredients in, help roll the dough out, sprinkle some ingredients over etc.
  • This may make them want to try different foods if they helped make it.
  • Put some music on and ENJOY your time in the kitchen!

Kate’s top tips for saving time

  • Utilise the app to find recipes with similar ingredients.
  • Instead of choosing multiple recipes, choose half the amount and double the recipes.
  • Make sure you make room in your fridge/freezer prior to starting!
  • Use your kitchen gadgets, if you have a slow cooker add a recipe to make in this, pop it on at the start and it’ll be ready by the time you finish other recipes.
  • Use your food processor to chop up items instead of spending lots of time cutting.
  • Distract the kids with an icy pole outside or a movie if need be.
  • Have multiple recipes on the go at once: One in the slow cooker, two on the stovetop, one in the oven, one snack in the fridge setting and so on.
  • While a couple is cooking start popping the already cooked/made in their containers.
  • Have containers/bags set out ready to dish recipes up.

Kate’s top tips on saving money on your food shop

  • Buy home brand (Woolworths/Coles brand) items, instead of the more expensive known brands.
  • Get meat that is on Special, look at different cuts/brands for the cheapest.
  • Purchase marked down goods.
  • Shop the specials, check catalogs to see where items are cheapest.
  • Write/print out the shopping list and only allow yourself to buy what is on it, take a pen to cross items off.
  • If you can, shop online so you don’t find yourself grabbing extras!

Kate’s 25kg weight loss story

Kate says before she found The Healthy Mummy, she struggled to find clothes that would fit her.

“I used to try on multiple outfits but they were all too tight so I end up wearing the same thing over and over again,” says Kate.

“I didn’t want to buy new clothes because I was embarrassed about the size I would need to buy.”

“Thankfully, The Healthy Mummy was shown to me that I needed to stop eating a bag of M&Ms every day each day and get my own life on track in a healthy way.

“Now when I go shopping to find a dress, I fit a size 8! I could not be happier. My body is now so much healthier and stronger than it ever has been.”

Find all these recipes and thousands more by joining The Healthy Mummy challenge

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If you are interested in kickstarting your weight loss and want to improve your energy – not to mention – improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out. 

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including a 7 day cleanse)
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

To learn more about our 28 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CLICK HERE