Weight Loss

Mum makes 48 meals and snacks for $130 – that works out at $2.70 per serve

It only took this mum just over three hours to make 48 meals and snacks from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and it only cost her $130!

That means it only cost her $2.70 PER SERVE! Incredible!

“If there is any advice I can give other mummies or anyone else following their Healthy Mummy journey, it’s PREP IS KEY!” says Brielle Mitchell.

meal-prep-brielle

48 meals and snacks for $130 – that works out at $2.70 per serve!

Brielle is a first time mum and she is following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

“We have a three month old baby girl so my hubby and I are never eating at the same time or if we were, our meals would go cold attending to bub,” she says.

“Now we can eat whenever we like as it’s just easy to take it out of the freezer.”

On Sundays Brielle spends time cooking snacks, lunches and dinners for the whole week.

What Brielle made:

Sweet and sour chicken x4

sweet-sour-chicken

Maple syrup contains manganese, zinc, potassium and antioxidants, so is a better choice for added sugar compared to those that have no minerals or other benefits to the body.

This recipe is 411 calories per serve and it can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.

Mexican lasagna x4

mexican-lasagna

This healthy and delicious version of a Mexican Style Lasagne is ideal when following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Try serving it with light sour cream, or a simple guacamole of avocado mashed up with lemon/lime juice and salt and pepper. This recipe works out at 575 calories per serve.

Get this recipe here.

Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice x2

chicken-fried-rice

Why even think about takeaway when you can whip up this delicious and healthy chicken and pineapple fried rice.

This is a meal that can be enjoyed on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and the whole family will LOVE it.

This meal is 317 calories per serve. Get this recipe here.

Spanish Rice with Chorizo x4

To save time with arranging dinner, prepare the rice beforehand and reheat to steaming.

This meal is 409 calories per serve and can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.

Passionfruit Muffins x8

passionfruit-muffins

A delicious muffin recipe that is ideal to treat the whole family as a dessert or as a sweet snack.

The Passionfruit Muffins is 132 calories per serve and can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Bangers and Mixed Mash x2

This family favourite is simple to make and absolutely delicious. Increase the quantity to feed the whole family – they’ll love it.

This Bangers and Mash meal is 455 calories per serve and is found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Double Choc Mini Muffins x8

chocolate-muffins

Get your chocolate fix with a delicious, healthy baking recipe. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-4 days or freeze individually and defrost as required.

These muffins are 130 calories per serve and are available for Challenge members on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.

Choc Peanut Butter Fudge x6

fudge

If you find it hard to walk past the Toblerone in the supermarket (why is it ALWAYS on special?) you’re in luck.

Making your own healthy version of your favourite chocolates and desserts is easy with this three ingredient recipe which is only 85 calories per serve!

Get this recipe here.

Chocolate Twix Bars x10

twix

Hands up if you love the chocolate caramel biscuit combination in a Twix bar?

Keep your hands up if you want to enjoy a healthier version that you can make yourself from store cupboard ingredients? These Healthy Chocolate Twix Bars are just 100 calories.

Check out this recipe here.

brielle-before-after

Brielle has lost 4kg in 5 weeks following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

“The left pic is before (1 month ago) and right is today – the first photo was taken when Bub was only 7/8 weeks old,” she says. “I look and feel a lot less bloated.”

Brielle’s top tips for meal prep

1. Shop online

I find it easier with a small bub and I don’y get tempted walking u and down the aisles buying things I want at the time but will regret later on. Plus, I save money.

2. Buy in bulk

This way the following week I don’t need to spend on much on the staples that are already there.

3. Always have stock

I always have my wholemeal flours, coconut oil, rice malt syrup, oats, honey, maple syrup, dates, cocoa powder.

Want more recipes? Join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

challenge-ad

Want to shift your baby weight but feel like you have NO TIME in your day to exercise and eat healthily? That’s where the Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help.

Our Challenge entails: 

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.

To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.

jennifer
written by:

Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.