This mum made EIGHT weeks’ worth of dinner for UNDER $100 – here’s how…

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Kristy Wain spent ONLY six hours prepping meals and now has enough for 56 dinners!

And the best bit? It only cost her $98 altogether, and all of her recipes are from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge … AMAZING!

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Source. Istock.

Kristy’s Meals Cost $1.76 Per Serve!

“This took my sister and I six hours in total – and that includes shopping, cooking and cleaning,” she tells The Healthy Mummy.

“We halved the cook, so it works out at 28 meals each and I’m hoping this will last me a good two weeks of lunch and dinners, that depends on what hubby ends up eating too. But if I were to make this batch for just myself it would work out at eight weeks of dinners – it blows my mind.

The average cost per meal is $1.76.”

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Source. Supplied. Kristy’s Meal Prep.

This is the first time Kristy has done a massive cook up like this!

She says: “I’m VERY happy with our efforts. I’ll still be cooking meals for my hubby and four-year-old, but this bank of food will help me stay on track and keep on top of my portion control.”

What Kristy Made:

8 x Pumpkin Soup – Why not try our Pumpkin Bread to go in hand with your pumpkin soup?

8 x Beef Stroganoff – Click here for the yummy recipe.

8 x Butter Chicken – For our Rich and Creamy Low Fat Butter Chicken Recipe, click here.

8 x Chilli Beef – Love chilli? Check out this delicious Healthy Chilli Con Carne recipe.

8 x Fried Rice – This Healthy Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice is to die for!

8 x Moroccan Lamb – Enjoy lamb? Then you’ll love this Healthy Lamb & Feta Meatballs With Hidden Veggies recipe.

24 x Mini Quiches (2 per lunch serve) – Our Healthy Quiche Taco Boats are also super delicious!

To find the specific recipes Kristy used – join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY! Otherwise, our FREE recipe hub is home to hundreds and hundreds of delicious, affordable and family friendly meals!

Well done, absolutely inspiring Kristy!

For more budget, friendly meal tips and meals check out these blogs: 10 Healthy Budget Staples EVERY Mum Should Have In The Pantry (Or Freezer)250 Money Saving Tips For Mums On A Budget and Budget And Family Friendly Spinach & Sweet Potato Lasagna.

Did You Know Healthy Eating On A Budget IS Possible?!

Budget Friendly Spinach & Sweet Potato Lasagna

At The Healthy Mummy we strive to make healthy eating on a family budget a breeze. Download our Meal Planning On A Budget Tools to see just how easy it can be.

There’s also the Budget eBook Membership available here – and in case you haven’t heard, we also have Afterpay arriving soon, you can register HERE to be the first to find out when you can get access!

Save On Groceries With The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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The March round of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is the BUDGET round – with ALL meals for the ENTIRE day UNDER $10 – take part here and lose weight PLUS save money!

To find out more OR to join, click here.


1.Rae Willingham

Rae-Willingham 2016 WL mum of the year winner

Mum of three children young children, Rae, has overcome negative self belief in the face of  some very big obstacles. After losing 25kgs* and maintaining her goal weight with The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss challenges she says:

“I am no longer the girl who suffered debilitating anxiety and regular panic attacks. The one full of excuses not to go out and enjoy life. I am now this amazing butterfly who loves her life and lives it with no worries (well far fewer, I am still a woman after all!)”.

2. Jo Hart

Jo-Hart-50-kgs 2016 WL mum of the year winner

Jo Hart not only rocks her new bikini, she has lost 38kg* with The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.

She says:  “I am proud of the change I have made for not only me but for my family too”.

3. Renee Harrison

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Mum Renee, from Central Queensland, has overcome depression and anxiety stemming from an abusive relationship and transformed her body losing 41kgs* (from 115kgs to 74kgs) with The Healthy Mummy Smoothies, free snack recipes and portion controlled high protein meals.

She says: “previously I lived day by day, but now I embrace life as it were my last day on the earth!”.

4. Elle Temple

Elle Temple

Smashing her weight loss goal of 25kgs* (from 83.6kg to 58.6kg) with The Healthy Mummy 28 day weight loss program, Elle now focuses on toning up.  Elle says:

“today I am thankful that I am no longer afraid of having photos taken of me. I love that I have photos to look back on and am proud of how far I have come. From being ‘obese’ and having no energy to tackle my day, to being a healthy weight and being able to spring around with my crazy toddler”.

Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge here.

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