Top Tip from Fiona:
Shop your pantry, fridge and freezer first!!!
Doing this meant Fiona made 232 snacks spending just $70 at the shops!
As a busy mum of two with her eldest baby (4 years) heading off to Kinder for the first time, Fiona knew she needed to be prepared for the next few weeks of chaos.
Besides the box of tissues (be kind to yourself Fi!) the next thing on Fiona’s mind was all the snacks that her little one will need. Not just for school but also after school treats when he comes home starving.
With the help of The Healthy Mummy app Fiona managed to make 232 healthy lunch box snacks that will make life much easier over the next few weeks!
Fiona has been a Healthy Mummy for four years now and lost 34kg.
Having undergone multiple knee surgeries, following an ACL injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and suffering associated arthritis, Fi found that along with being overweight, the pain was impacting on life with her son.
There was a defining moment for Fi Redding when she knew that if she didn’t make some sort of lifestyle change, there would be special moments and experiences that she would miss out with her son.
“I became determined to make a change whilst playing with my child on the floor. What should have been a fun and special time with my son caused me to struggle in pain. I realised that if I didn’t make a change, there would be moments and experiences that I would miss out on with my child.”
Fi was determined to set a good example of being healthy and to be able to run around parks and enjoy every day without being held back by her health or her weight. She threw herself into The Healthy Mummy and the 28 Day Weight Loss Challange and lost an amazing 34kgs.
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By being budget-conscious and first checking the pantry and fridge to see what ingredients Fiona already had available, she then planned the best recipes to make utilising those staple ingredients. After working out exactly what extras she needed to grab her top-up grocery shop was just $70!
What an incredible effort to make all these AMAZING healthy snacks!
24 x Apricot and oat bliss balls
8 x Hummus and vegetable sticks
24 x Orange and poppy seed muffins
8 x 2 Ingredient healthy strawberry rollups
12 x Coconut berry slice
Fiona says the first thing she did was to make sure to shop her own pantry, fridge and freezer first, that way it will help you decide on what to make and what you need before going shopping for any other ingredients.
“Be budget-wise and shop around for any sales, use home brand ingredients, visit Aldi, and also cook in bulk where you can.”
Fiona says it is important to set aside the time you need to do a good meal prep, and to also plan ahead so you know what you are going to do.
“Be organised, and cook meals and snacks with similar ingredients so it’s easier and also cheaper.“
Fiona recommends to buy all your containers the same size so they stack in the fridge and freezer easier. Lunch bags and cliplock bags also work amazing for storing foods in the freezer.
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