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7 EASY family-friendly meals that won’t break the budget!

Hooray to our meal prep queen Kaitie Purssell who has been back in the kitchen showing us some quick and easy meals!

Kaitie cooked a WHOPPING 50 meals from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in just a couple of hours, which are not only easy on the wallet but family friendly too.

She also shares her top 5 tips for saving money and time in the kitchen.


7 EASY Family Friendly Meals that can be made in advance and won’t break the budget!

Kaitie shows us what can be made in just a couple of hours from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.

Not only do they look delicious, but they also taste delicious too.

And the best part – they can all be enjoyed without jeopardising your weight loss success.

To gain access to these and thousands more healthy and nutritious recipes join the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. You will be so glad you did!

1. Cowboy Chilli x 10 serves


cowboy chilli

This recipe is available as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

2. Beef Nachos x 5 serves


Get the Beef Nachos recipe here

3. Pumpkin and Spinach Curry x 10 serves


This recipe is available as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

4. Tuna Pasta Bake x 8 serves

Tuna Pasta Bake

This recipe is available as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

5. Sticky Chicken Drumsticks x 5 serves


Sticky Chicken Drumsticks kaitie purssell

Get the sticky chicken drumsticks recipe here.

7 x Chicken Curry Potato Bake (Kaitie used Sweet Potato)

This recipe is available as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

6 x Hoisin Pork Stir Fry

This recipe is available as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.


Kaitie’s Top 5 Tips for Saving Money and Time in the kitchen

1. Buy frozen pre-cut vegetables for stir fry’s and other meals that contain a variety of chopped veggies this saves time and cuts wastage. What you don’t use can go straight back into the freezer.

2. Bulk Mince based meals out with tinned lentils this bulks out meals and works out a lot cheaper than using extra meat and honestly, you can barely tell!


3. Try a vegetarian dish each week! Pumpkin and Spinach curry is a fave in our house.

4. Shop smart! Look at weekly sales, make a meal plan around them and do your best to stick to your shopping list- personally, this is why I love online shopping, there is less temptation!

5. Make dishes with similar ingredients!

Buying in bulk normally works out cheaper and it’s easier to have multiple meals on the go at once.

The Healthy Mummy team would like to thank Kaitie for sharing her wisdom with us and showing what is possible in just a couple of hours.

Now, are you ready to get started?

Want to make next year your best year yet and kick-start your weight loss?

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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 

Get our Meal Prep Queens cookbook here!

If you want to make your meal prep skills even better, then grab a copy of our NEW Meal Prep Queens cookbook here!

There are heaps of useful tips and tricks to help you save time and money when meal prepping, plus 40 EASY and DELICIOUS dinner recipes that you can try!

Meal Prep Queens ebook cover

Don’t wait, grab your copy today!