Healthy Mummy Bec, who is a mum-of-five and has lost 55 kilos with the Healthy Mummy, spent just one afternoon prepping a whopping 306 healthy sweet snacks for her kids lunch boxes that will last them an entire term!
And guess what? By using the Healthy Mummy App she didn’t need to go out and buy a single ingredient so the prep cost her ZERO Dollars!!!
Costs current at April 2021
By using the search function in the Healthy Mummy App, Bec was able to look up recipes she could make with the ingredients she already had in the cupboard.
Bec says, “This is not only a time-saving trick but can also be an amazing money saving tip too!
Bec looked online and worked out that if you had nothing in the pantry this massive prep would only cost $57!
She says “To be completely honest with all new packs you could probably make close to 600 plus snacks.”
“That’s less then 0.19 per serve or $4.75 a week compared to $21.20 (also checked on line) for me to buy one sweet treat per child per day for the school week crazy right! This would be a massive $212 spent on just 1 sweet snack per day over the term on top of all the other lunch box foods to add to that cost too, plus replacing’s the odd ones mummy or daddy raided, the hand outs to cover the “mum I’m hungry” when you walk in the door, it adds up fast.”
Bec has five children but if you have less than that, these snacks would cover the children, husband and YOU!
Bec says “Use it as an amazing chance to save time, be organized and most importantly help reach your goals because there is no less than optimal sweet treats sneaking in to your trolley for “school snacks” for the next 10 weeks.”
Bec admits that this is the first time she’d done such a large scale prep for sweet snacks but is already seeing the benefits.
“Each Sunday I spend about 2 hours on baking so by spending a fun afternoon in the kitchen with my tribe, cooking chatting and getting organised I have saved myself a massive 20 hours over the next 10 weeks at a minimum, sure I still need to prep and wash our fresh foods and veg. But every little bit helps.”
“Why spend a massive $’s on pre packed snacks when you can spend a tiny amount on home-made treats that are much better for the whole family. Additional bonus no random colours or preservatives with crazy numbers and names you can’t pronounce. Also using reusable packaging, so its a win for the environment to.”
Apart from filling her freezer with go-to healthy snacks, Bec says prepping snacks like this was an great opportunity to spend time with her kids.
“We had an amazing afternoon and it was so much fun, to just chat and hang with my little people. It’s amazing the conversation and things we can learn about each other when doing simple and fun tasks together and the benefits of the life skills we can teach them in the kitchen is priceless and will serve them for many years to come.”
“So jump in there, roll those selves up get organised save cash and enjoy some quality time in the kitchen to help reach your goals, once you start you won’t be able to stop.
“I will say it was very additive, ticking off those snacks as I packed them away!”
Wow!!! Amazing prep Bec, thank you for sharing with us!
Costs current at April 2021