Having your favourite meals in Winter doesn’t have to break the bank or your waistline.
Sophie, one of our fabulous Healthy Mummy Community mums shares her top 7 Winter dinners that will have you ready to hit the kitchen!
Master chef mum cooks 7 meals under $5 per serve
Sophie has lost more than 20 kilograms* since jumping on board with the Healthy Mummy.
Sophie says, “I love The Healthy Mummy products. I’ve now used everything, because it’s so amazing. The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is so convenient with it’s app, which means I can take it anywhere and everywhere with me.”
The gorgeous mum also adds, “The food is delicious and I love to cook again!”
Sophie on winter weight loss and sticking to a budget
Sophie says, “Last winter is when I lost the majority of my weight and I enjoyed all my family favourites along the way!
“With a little bit of planning and budgeting, it’s easy to have hearty, filling meals that are not only good for the family, but good for your bank balance too at under $5 per serve.”
Budget family dinners
Here are Sophie’s go-to budget, healthy dinners!
1. The Immunity Boosting Chicken Broth
This recipe is from the Healthy Mummy’s Soup Sampler and costs just $2 per serve!
Sophie says, “I like to add some extra veg, which helps to fill me up and add extra nutrients to fight those pesky cold and flu. Use things you already have in your fridge (carrot, celery, mushrooms, etc) which means less waste, and no extra items on the shopping list.”
2. Devilled Sausages
Image Source Supplied: Sophie’s Healthy Mummy Devilled Sausages.
Sophie says, “This is a warm, hearty meal that can be made in bulk, plus sausages are always a winner in my house, the kids love them and I can always freeze some for another day.”
3. Beef Ragout
Image Source: Supplied (Sophie’s Healthy Mummy Beef Ragout)
Who doesn’t love a good ragout? You can find this little winter-winner in the Healthy Mummy’s Budget ebook and the best thing about it is that it works out to be just $4.14 per serve.
Sophie says, “This is a perfect meal to throw in the slow cooker and come back to it at the end of the day. It’s also a great ‘man friendly’ meal that hubby loves, with hearty warm beef.”
Well you know what they say – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!
4. Healthy Creamy Carbonara
You can grab this little recipe here and works out to be just $3.50 per serve.
Sophie says, “This is a great comfort dinner, because who doesn’t love creamy pasta! Yes you CAN have your old time favourites, and my family couldn’t even taste the difference! “
5. Mexican Quesadillas
Image Source: Supplied (Sophie’s Mexican Mince Quesadillas)
Sophie says, “I absolutely LOVE the Mexican Mince Quesadilla (which you can find in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe hub) and it works out to be just $3.60 per serve.”
“This was one of the first Healthy Mummy meals we had and I have loved it ever since. Mince is a great budget meat and you can always bulk up the meat mixture by adding extra veggies to make it stretch that little bit further.”
6. Easy Butter Chicken With Rice & Greens
You can find this little beauty in The Healthy Mummy Winter Sampler. At just $4.50 per serve this recipe won’t disappoint, it is FULL of flavour.
Sophie says, “When both hubby and Mr Fussy (aged 5yrs old) both have seconds of this dish, and then hunt for more food, you know you’re onto a winner! This dinner was absolutely amazing and will be a regular in our meal plan.”
7. Easy Fried Rice
Image Source: Supplied (Sophie’s Easy Healthy Mummy Fried Rice)
You can find this recipe in the Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub. At $4.75 per serve it is the perfect dinner to use up your leftovers.
Sophie says, “I absolutely adore this recipe. It can be made in bulk, eaten as a main or a side dish. It’s a family pleaser and I like to use any of my leftover veggies from the week. This helps me reduce my food waste (we used to throw out a LOT of food before The Healthy Mummy changed our lives).”
Sophie’s Winter Motivation
So, what are Sophie’s final words of motivation for this winter?
“So ladies, let’s work hard this winter! YES, you can enjoy your favourite foods, but lets do it the Healthy Mummy way, and rock our bikinis come summer.”
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