Healthy Mummy Cicily Goodwin, who has lost a HUGE 56kg with help from The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges, has shared her recent amazing meal prep.
This gorgeous mum was able to make a whopping 281 meals and snacks and it only took her FOUR hours to make all these meals and cost just $384.10 for the whole lot!
(Please note, these prices are based on grocery prices in March 2021).
Cicily’s also included a breakdown of how much she spent on each meal and how much it cost per serve.
Cicily made 112 main meals and 169 snacks!
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You don’t have to spend all your time in the kitchen if you want to meal prep. All you need to do is set aside a couple of hours and you can make enough meals for the family for a few weeks, even a month!
In fact, it only took Cicily from 8.30am to 1.30pm to make all these amazing meals from the Challenge recipe hub, one hour portioning her meals into containers and another hour and a half tidying up.
Cicily, who suffers from hyperthyroidism, credits her incredible weight loss of losing 56kg to learning how to make healthy meals through the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Bean and Corn Tostada x 18 – one of Cicily’s favourite recipes from her Healthy Mummy ebook
PER SERVE: $1.66
Layered Meatloaf x 16 -one of Cicily’s favourite recipes from her Healthy Mummy ebook
PER SERVE: $3.55
PER SERVE: $3.45
Zucchini Bacon Slice x 24 – you can find this recipe on the Challenge app
PER SERVE: $2.40
Mexican Casserole x 16 – you can find this recipe on the Challenge app
PER SERVE: $3.85
PER SERVE: $1.36
Soba Noodles with Salmon x 12 –you can find this recipe on the Challenge app
PER SERVE: $4.25
Salmon with White Bean Purée x 8 -one of Cicily’s favourite recipes from her Healthy Mummy ebook
PER SERVE: $4.46
Chocolate Weetbix slice x 24
PER SERVE: $1.10
Coconut Brownie x 24
PER SERVE: 91c
Apricot and Oat Bliss Balls x 30– you can find this recipe on the Challenge app.
PER SERVE: 46c
Peanut Bubble Crunch x 32
PER SERVE: 55c
PER SERVE: 81c
All of these ingredients made 112 main meals and 169 snacks! (Prices based on grocery costs in March 2021).
5 x Coles Brand Kidney Beans $4
8x Coles Brand Corn Kernels $6.4
5x Avocado $9
2x Coles Brand Street Tortilla Wraps -$5.40
2x Coles Light Cheddar Cheese – $13
3x Tomato -$2
1 xSpring Onions $1.90
1 x Parsley $3
14 x Coles Lean Beef Mince – $112
16x Carrot – $4
4 x Sweet Potato – $4.50
1 x Cheese Slices – $6.50
12x Onions – $3
1 x bunch Celery- $4.50
1 x pack Mushroom – $3
13 x Zucchini – $7.50
10x Tinned Tomatoes – $8
2 x Beef Stock- $3.50
1 x Red Cooking Wine – $9.90
2x Spaghetti – $2
1 x Parmesan – $3.20
52x Eggs – $15.80
1 x Greek yoghurt – $5
3L Milk – $3.59
1x SR flour – $2
850g Bacon – $10.11
1x Mexican Spice – $2
4 xMicrowave Basmati Rice- $6
4x Black beans- $4
4x Limes- $4
1x Filo Pastry – $6
20 x Salmon – $60
2x Soba Noodles – $6
3x Lemons $3
1x Spinach $3
6x Cannellini Beans $4.8
4 x Asparagus $5.70
1x Sultanas- $3
1x Peanut Butter- $4
1x Coconut – $4
1x Weetbix – $2.90
1x Cocoa – $4
1x Honey – $4.70
2x – Dark Chocolate $4
1x Coconut oil- $4
1x Coconut sugar- $4
1x Apricots – $4.60
1x Oats -$1.40
1x Puffed Rice -$2
1x Malt Syrup – $3.60
2 x Chocolate Chips- $4
You can save some serious cash by getting organized and cooking in bulk like this. Not only is meal prepping great for time-saving, but it can also save a lot of money too! Check out these money saving tips for meal prepping.
“Keeping up with all the different things you have going on at the same time. I recommend putting timers on or writing down the times for each thing, because it’s easy to get mixed up when you’ve got 3 recipes cooking at once.”
“It’s such a great feeling to look at all the food you’ve cooked set out at the end, such a feeling of accomplishment and also so much motivation to stay on track.”
“A few hours worth of cooking means you then don’t have to think about dinners or snacks for the next month, you can just whip one out of your freezer stash! This also means you stick to your portion sizes and aren’t tempted to just add a little extra to your bowl, or go grab takeaway on a late night home!”
Cicly reveals her health journey started when she decided to make a more conscious effort to check and monitor what she was eating.
“Hypothyroidism means I should avoid a lot of foods, and also strive to eat a lot of certain foods. This is where the Challenge recipe hub was amazing! I could search for specific ingredients,” she says.
“Things like dairy, eggs, nuts, beans, chicken, beef, seafood and most vegetables are great for thyroid health. Highly processed foods also affect my thyroid negatively too.”
Before that, Cicily reveals she used to buy maternity clothes when she was at her heaviest.
“I used to buy maternity clothes just because they were stretchy and forgiving. Now I can buy tight denim,” she says. “I used to buy daggy undies, now I buy whatever I want because it all comes in my size.
“I used to wear size 24 tights, now I can fit both of my legs in one leg hole.”
“I have one to two healthy mummy’s premium smoothies a day and eat healthy mummy’s recipes for dinner and snacks.
“Now that I’m not eating to a calorie deficit to lose weight, I tend to not be as strict all the time, and spice up my recipes a bit by adding things I love, or even just eating out occasionally and not worrying about it.
“Because I stick to The Healthy Mummy’s lifestyle most of the time, those occasional splurges level out (as long as you keep consistent between!).”