This mum spent $200 and made 122 MEALS – that’s $1.60 PER MEAL!

This clever mama has found a way to stretch her money, eat healthily and save herself time in the kitchen! YEP, miracles DO happen!
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This clever mama has found a way to stretch her money, eat healthily and save herself time in the kitchen! YEP, miracles DO happen!

Kaitie Purssell decided to set herself the enormous challenge of seeing how many recipes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge (which is all about helping you stay under budget) she could make for just $200 – and the results are STAGGERING!


122 meals for $200 – it works out at $1.60 per meal

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For this amount of money, Kaitie was able to make 122 MEALS – which works out as 17 WEEKS’ worth of dinners AND $1.60 PER MEAL!!!!! (For one day of prep, she doesn’t need to return to her kitchen again for months!)

“I wanted to make a batch of meals in one go and wondered how many recipes I could make from The Healthy Mummy Challenge,” says Kaitie.

“In one day (with the help of two little helpers) I made 122 meals! I don’t have to cook for weeks now!”

This Mum Spent $200 And Made 122 Challenge MEALS
All the food used to make 122 meals. Source: Supplied

What Kaitie made:

Speedy Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni x7

Thai Style Sausage Rolls x 16

Chicken & Chorizo Pasta x 6

Beef San Choy Bow x 10

Cashew Fried Rice x 4

Chicken and Vegetable Lasagna x 6

Chinese Beef & Broccoli with Soba Noddles x 4

Curried Beef With Peas x 6

This Mum Spent $200 And Made 122 Challenge MEALS
Kaitie’s Pesto Spinach and Ricotta Rolls. Source: Supplied

Pesto Spinach and Ricotta Rolls x 8

Dijon Herb Chicken x 8

Lentil Bolognese x 6

Mexican Lasagna x 8

Rosemary Roast Pumpkin Soup x 6

Satay Fried Rice with egg x 6

Slow Cooked Chicken Tikka Masala x 6

Spanish Rice with Chorizo x 7

Shepherds Pie x 8

You can find most of these recipes HERE and on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Speedy Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni x7 Pesto Spinach and Ricotta Rolls x 8
Kaitie’s shepherds pies. Source: Supplied
Kaitie out did herself. Source: Supplied

Kaitie’s top tips for meal prep

  • Preparing meals saves so much money.
  • Bulk out beef with lentils.
  • Use the same vegetables in the meals for the week to keep costs down.
This Mum Spent $200 And Made 122 Challenge MEALS
Kaitie tip is to bulk out mince with lentils. Source: Supplied

“I bulk out all of my mince dishes with tinned lentils and grated vegetables. I don’t use each vegetable that a recipe calls for, I switch and use mainly the same group of vegetables each week in all of my meals to keep costs down,” she says.

“Most meals above are complete and just needs to be reheated and a couple will be served with fresh salad once heated.”

This Mum Spent $200 And Made 122 Challenge MEALS
More of Kaitie’s meals. Source: Supplied

It’s not the first time Kaitie has set herself such a HUGE challenge like this, earlier this year she made over 90 meals and 148 serves of snacks – and all for under $500. That works out at 12 WEEKS’ WORTH of dinners! Check out this story here.

It looks like Kaitie’s outdone herself this time! We could ALL learn a thing or two from Kaitie!

More pics of Kaitie’s incredible meal prep challenge. Source: Supplied

Kaitie’s 21kg weight loss story

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Kaitie credits her incredibly quick slim down to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges as well as The Healthy Mummy smoothies which she has now added to her regime to maintain her weight loss.

Kaitie says, The Healthy Mummy has changed my views 110%! I love healthy food, I know what is in almost everything I eat, I save money and, believe it or not, in most cases, time by using the Healthy Mummy Meal Plans and cooking most things from scratch.”

But Kaitie admits that her downfall was her diet. “For me, food has 90% contributed to my weight loss. I love food, I always have but I’m very slowly starting to love me too.“ For more on Kaitie’s weight-loss journey, click here.

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

If you are inspired by Kaitie’s before and after pics and want to take charge of your own health and weight – then join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY.

With more than 4,000 delicious (and healthy) recipes, over 350 exercises & 24/7 support – the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed (and proven) to help busy mums like you lose weight!

To learn more and join the Challenge, click here!

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