This mum made a weeks worth of dinners and two weeks worth of snacks for $126! Plus 5 budget tips.

She isn’t a Meal Prep Queen for no reason, Kaitie Purssell has cooked up another storm this time she has made two weeks worth of snacks and some extra mains all for under $150.

See all the meals she cooked up below as well as her top five budget tips.

kaitie meal prep budget snacks

Kaitie cooked up a storm for under $150

“I have been busy cooking away for week two of the October BUDGET 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

I completed my meal plan, repeating meals and snacks to save extra money and I set off to the shops with a budget of $150.

I managed to keep my shop well under that and made loads of extra snacks for next week too!

For snacks Kaitie made

24 x Weetbix Slice

Kaitie meal prep budget snacks weet bix slice

14 x Healthy Donuts

kaitie meal prep budget snacks donuts

16 x Vanilla Slice

Kaitie meal prep budget snacks vanilla slice

30 x Coconut & Almond Macaroons  try our delicious macaroon recipe!

kaitie meal prep budget snacks balls

4 x Watermelon, Berry & Green Tea Granita

kaitie meal prep budget snacks ganita

12 x Mint Bubble Crunch

kaitie meal prep budget snacks mint bubble crunch

6 x Banana & Oat Breakfast Muffins

Kaitie meal prep budget snacks oat muffins

10 x Salted Honey Popcorn

kaitie meal prep budget snacks popcorn

10 x Corn & Chive Muffins

kaitie meal prep budget snacks muffins

Some extra ingredients means, “I also have the ingredients to make –

Creamy Tuna Spread on Crispbreads, Yogurt & Berries or fresh fruit.”

kaitie meal prep budget snacks tuna spread

For mains Kaitie made

“6 x Egg, Asparagus and Dill Potato Salad

5 x Ginger & Garlic Chicken wings with Sesame Broccoli Salad

4 x Herb & Cheese Chicken”

kaitie meal prep busget snacks mains

“I will also be making mains fresh such as the Lemon Cheesecake Porridge, Banana & Cinnamon Pancakes, Pizza Pockets, Grilled Tomato & Parmesan Flat Bread & The Beef, Mustard & Cheese Wrap.”

kaitie meal prep budget snacks mix

Eating healthy doesn’t need to be expensive!

My top 5 budget tips are

  1. Don’t buy the four different types of lettuce your meal plan may recommend. I buy a big bag of baby spinach or spinach and rocket mix and use it for all recipes.
  2. Repeat meals and snacks where possible.
  3. Customise your meal plan to include recipes with similar ingredients this helps save money & reduces waste.
  4. I bulk out mince & red meat dishes with lentils or chickpeas to help the meals spread further although this does slightly change the calories.
  5. FREEZE everything you can. Bananas going soft and don’t want to bake with them just yet? Freeze them. Open a can of coconut milk and don’t have a need for the rest just yet? Freeze it! Even fresh herbs, Tomato paste, stocks. It all adds up!

Wow, Kaitie you just amaze us every time! And it looks like your kids love what you made also.

kaitie meal prep budget snacks kid

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written by:

Jodie Humphries

Jodie is a beach-loving dog mum from the Mid North Coast of NSW now based in the Northern Beaches. She loves nothing more than to empower women to live a happier healthier lifestyle.