Donating money to charity is a great way to help others, but this Healthy Mummy decided to take it a step further and use her meal prepping skills to help those less fortunate than herself.
28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Sascha Farley teamed up with The Healthy Mummy to make an INCREDIBLE 200 meals costing around $3 per serve to give to St. Matthew’s Church in Manly, which often provides food for local homeless people as well as new mums in need of support.
Healthy Mummy prepares 200 meals for local cause
There is no doubt Sascha is a meal prep pro. Sascha says she meal preps once a week and admits the best thing about it is not having to think about lunches and dinners again for that week.
“Normally, if I meal prep properly, that means I’m not in the kitchen until Thursday or Friday that week so I get to hang out with the kids in the evenings and I don’t have to stress about anything,” the mum of two adds.
“It’s easier to stay on track and just feel better because you’re making the right decisions all the time cause they’re easy.”
What’s more, sticking to her healthy eating, 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal plan has also seen Sascha lose over 30 kilograms.
A special sort of meal prep
Sascha was on a mission to make 200 meals, in just one day. However, these dishes would not be popped in her own freezer.
In light of the next Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge (which is all about meal prep), the team at Healthy Mummy H.Q decided to recruit four mums to help support local charities with delicious, healthy food and to help educate women about the importance of nutrition.
When asked to be part of this plan, this mum jumped at the opportunity to donate her food creations to a local Manly church and support their charitable causes by offering nutritious, healthy meals for homeless people and new mums to enjoy.
Sascha says, “I think each week you just take advantage of how easy things are for you. I can just go to the shops, we’ve got the money, we’re just comfortable. And to think that people don’t get to do that, some people don’t even have a kitchen to cook in and going to the shops is a stress for them, all that stuff makes me really sad.”
Providing healthy, home-cooked meals was certainly a rewarding experience for this mum.
“I’d definitely do this again, maybe regularly. I’m enjoying it. My intention would be to inspire other people to do this to an extent that suits you, your family, work life etc.”
What Sascha made
Given that The Healthy Mummy’s February 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is all about meal prep, Sacha decided to make exisiting 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipes as well as anticipated recipes from next month’s Challenge.
- Zucchini and bacon slice x 20
- Slow cooked Asian chicken x 20 – You can also access this recipe here.
- Israeli lentil and couscous salad x 20 – This recipe is a NEW recipe pulled from the February 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.
- Spinach and pumpkin curry x 20
- Asparagus and bacon rice salad x 30- This recipe is a NEW recipe pulled from the February 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.
- Pesto, spinach and ricotta rolls x 30 – You can also access this recipe here.
- Herb and mustard chicken x 30
- Tomato, olive, caper and feta pasta x 30
What an incredible, incredible story!
We love hearing, learning and be a part of such incredible experiences here at The Healthy Mummy. We exist to empower mums to take charge of their health and support other mums do the same.
Sascha’s donation is certainly a very powerful way to combine both of The Healthy Mummy’s principles for a good and inspiring cause. Way to go Sascha.
And thank you to St Matthews Church for accepting Sascha’s donation and supporting the local Manly community.
How meal prep and the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge helped Sascha lose 34kg
Before The Healthy Mummy, Sascha admits she never did any cooking like this.
“It’s funny to think that cooking food can change your life but it definitely has because it results in time with my family and I’m more of a sane person.
“My meal prep day might be a bit hectic with the kids hanging off my feet and stuff but three or four hours in the kitchen saves me hours and hours each night throughout the week. And then some weeks my stock in the freezer is enough to not cook for a whole week, not even go to the shops, so it all comes out in the wash in terms of doing bulk shops and bulk cooks and not having to cook for a week or two, sometimes longer.”
Now, Sascha LOVES cooking all of the Healthy Mummy recipes and has lost an incredible 34kg!
With more than 4,000 delicious (and healthy) recipes, 350 exercises & 24/7 support – the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed (and proven) to help busy mums like you lose weight!
This February, it’s all about getting meal prep and time saving! To learn more and join the Challenge, click here.