How this mum feeds her family-of-six healthy meals for the week for around $250
Krystal Poles who lost 20 kilos with the Healthy Mummy has done a whopping great big meal prep with healthy meals from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
In fact, she’s able to feed her family-of-six healthy meals for the week for under $260! (Please note, these prices are from grocery costs in February 2022).
“It took me six hours to prep but it actually helps me save time so I can spend more time with kids throughout the week,” she says.
“And I don’t have to worry about what I’ll be making for dinner.”
See what she made below and check out how she lost 20 kilos!
What Krystal cooked:
One Pot Spaghetti – 6 servings
Lamb Meatballs and Sweet Potato Mash – 6 servings
Honey Soy Chicken and Rice – 6 servings
Stovetop Beef Lasagne – 6 servings
Chicken and Chorizo Pasta – 6 servings
Healthy Sausage Rolls – 12 servings
Coconut Almond Macaroons -15 servings
Flourless Banana and Blueberry Muffins – 8 servings.Cheesy Broccoli Bites – 4 serves “They’re so yummy”.
Coconut Weet-Bix Slice -16 serves = 43 snacks
All these recipes can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
“My all-time favourite Healthy Mummy meal has to be the Stovetop Beef Lasagne, hands down,” she says.
Amazingly, Krystal reveals she uses The Healthy Mummy app to create a meal plan for dinners throughout the week.
“Meal prep helps me save money and time and most of all, it helps me stick to my healthy eating habits,” says Krystal.
“I used the app to I checked out what ingredients I need and went online to get an estimate on how much it will cost. This way I save money.”
Krystal top tips for meal prepping
1. Always make sure your workspace is clean
During and after every meal you have cooked, clean and wash all your dishes. I also used a large container to place all the food scrap.
2. Get organised
While you’re waiting for the food to cook on the stove and oven. Get the next meal prepared by grabbing all the ingredients you need. If you still have more time, start chopping and grating what you’ll need for the next meal.
Krystal’s tips on saving money
Online shopping – I’ve found to be the best way to save money. You put down all the ingredients you need for your prep, that way you don’t overspend.
How Krystal lost 20kg
37-year-old Krystal is a mum-of-four based in Coffs Harbour.
She reveals when she signed up to The Healthy Mummy app she was unfit and always puffed out.
“I’m asthmatic, since I started my journey with The Healthy Mummy, I no longer need my puffer when I’m doing exercise,” she says.
“After I joined the Healthy Mummy, I needed my inhaler for the first 2 months when I was doing my workouts. It’s been a few years and now when I exercise, I don’t need it anymore.”
Krystal’s tips for success
- Consistency is the key
- Write down your goals
- Keep a diary
- If you can, do a vision board. That way you can see every day what you’re trying to achieve and why you want to achieve these goals.