Weight Loss

10 Nutritious, Family-friendly Meals for Under $2 a Serve

Meal prep queen, Kaitie Purssell is at it again. This time she has been in the kitchen, whipping up 10 different nutritious and family-friendly meals…for UNDER $2 a serve!

How incredible is that?

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10 nutritious, family-friendly meals for under $2 a serve

Kaitie reveals, “These 10 delicious, filling and healthy meals cost under $2 per serve and if that’s not enough to win you over they are tried and tested fussy husband approved!”

“I used the Budget filter on the app and that tells me some meals cost per serve, the rest I just worked out with what I used.”

This is what Kaitie made: 

1. Easy Taco Casserole

This recipe is a GREAT family-friendly meal that you can make ahead of time so dinner can be on the table in no time. You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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2. Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Bake

Full of cheese, spinach and nutmeg – we have no doubt this pasta bake will appeal to the entire family. You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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3. Tuna and Sweet Potato Bake

An all in one baked recipe with the omega-3 goodness of tuna, and low-GI sweet potato. You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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4. Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Salad

An easy to prepare and delicious pasta salad that uses a few key pantry staple ingredients to make it easy on the budget too.  You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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5. Lentil Shepherds Pie

This is a great vegetarian dish, inspired by a classic Shepherd’s Pie, with lentils taking the place of meat. This recipe can be found on our blog. Click here to check it out.

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6. Turkey Meatballs in Sauce

As this recipe makes 5 serves it is perfect to make in advance and eat throughout the week for lunch, or even as a dinner for the family. You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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7. Quick and Healthy Pesto Penne

A delicious and healthy version of a pasta favourite. Bonus? Less than 410 cals! You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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8. Lentil Bolognese

Enjoy this hearty and healthy version of traditional bolognese.  This recipe is perfect for the whole family. You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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9. Spicy Corn Nachos

A healthy Mexican inspired recipe suitable for the whole family and ready to go in under 30 mins! You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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10. Pumpkin and Feta Tart

This delicious Pumpkin and Feta Tart is great to make with the kids as it’s really easy to prepare and the kids can do the pressing into the tray, arrange the pumpkin slices and scattering the cheese. You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.

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Kaitie’s meal prep verdict!

Kaitie reveals, “The Easy Taco Casserole and Spicy Corn Nachos are absolutely delicious and will be new regulars in our household!” 

When it comes to eating healthily and sticking to your grocery budget, Kaitie says, “eating healthy doesn’t need to be expensive, of course it can be, but it’s all about making smart choices and simple swaps. 

“Bulking meals out with seasonal vegetables and lentils or even replacing mince with lentils all together.”

When it comes to saving big bucks on food shopping Kaitie also admits, “the new Healthy Mummy app makes is super easy to search for budget options in the recipe hub with over 4,000 healthy recipes. 

You can learn more about our NEW APP here.

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Kaitie’s transformation

 

Even Kaitie credits her incredibly quick slim down to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges as well as Healthy Mummy Smoothies which she has now added to her regime to maintain her weight loss.

Kaitie says, The Healthy Mummy has changed my views 110%! I love healthy food, I know what is in almost everything I eat, I save money and, believe it or not, in most cases, time by using the Healthy Mummy Meal Plans and cooking most things from scratch.”

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