This mum cooked for her family of six with a week’s budget of $100!

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You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on your weekly shop – even if you have a big family.

Healthy Mummy Eleanor is a mum of four, so it’s bound to get a little bit crazy at times.

When she set herself a weekly groceries budget of $100, she was able to use the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app to her advantage.

Here’s how she feeds her big family for cheap…


Check out what this mum made for her family of six with a week’s budget of $100

“I have lost over 40kg* using the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and I love how I can customise the meal plans to suit our family and our budget! My whole family eat the challenge meals- four kids, hubby and myself,” says Eleanor.

“This week, due to some unforeseen bills, our family of six had a super small budget of $100 for a week of shopping. So I used the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal planner to plan around what we had in the cupboard, fridge and freezer and see what I could get for $100.

“The shopping came to $105.35 and over the weekend with the four kids we got busy!”


Here’s what Eleanor made

All of these recipes are available on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Hub, check them out!

Peanut Bubble Crunch

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Chocolate and bubbles are two things kids cannot seem to get enough of. So to keep the kids happy we have combined the two into this delicious Peanut Bubble Crunch!

With rice bubbles, peanut butter and chocolate, the kids will absolutely adore crunching this scrumptious slice in their school lunches, or as an afternoon tea treat.

Find the Peanut Bubble Bubble recipe here.

Honey And Oat Slice

Check out what this mum made for her family of six with a week's budget of $100

If you’re stuck for snack-spiration, look no further than this delicious, healthy oat and honey slice.

This sweet snack from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge ticks all the boxes; low in calories, with slow release energy from the rolled oats. Sweetness comes from honey as opposed to sugar. This slice is also ideal for kids and PERFECT for lunch boxes too as it is nut free.

Find the recipe here.

Easy Chilli Con Carne

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Just because you are following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge doesn’t automatically mean you have to eat salads all the time and miss out on hearty meals.

Filling, warming dishes like stews and casseroles can still be enjoyed while you lose pregnancy weight but require care with preparation and ingredient choices.

Find the recipe here.

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars


These super easy and yummy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars are low calorie but high in protein and fibre to help keep you fuller for longer!

Find the recipe here.

Baked Spinach And Parmesan Balls


For a delicious healthy homemade snack to serve to friends and family, try these tasty Baked Spinach And Parmesan Balls.

Keep them fresh in an air tight container in the fridge, and then just bring out when ready to serve.

Find the recipe here.

The crumb for the Chocolate Coconut Crumble


A tasty twist on a crumble, increase quantities to serve a healthy dessert to the whole family or to have as leftovers for another snack throughout the week.

Get the recipe on the Challenge Hub.

Indian pork curry


Commercial Indian dishes can have a bad reputation for being high in calories and fat, however this is not the case in the traditional culture.

Making your own curry at home ensures you retain the aromatic flavours of the spices you use, while maintaining your healthy eating plan.

Find this recipe here

Chicken for the Chicken Tortillas


If you’re still getting through the leftover chicken or turkey from Christmas, we have the perfect feed-a-crowd recipe for you.

These Tasty Mexican Chicken Quesadillas are the perfect, family friendly recipe.

Get the Chicken Tortilla recipe on the Challenge Hub or our recipe for Tasty Mexican Chicken Quesadillas (pictured above) here.

Chicken for the Chicken Enchiladas


Looking for a recipe that you just know the whole family will love? These Healthy Chicken and Chorizo Enchiladas are ideal.

Get this recipe on the Challenge Hub or try our recipe for Chicken And Chorizo Enchiladas (pictured above) here. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Balls


Low in sugar, these crumble balls are perfect when you feel like something sweet in between main meals but want to make a healthy choice.

Get this recipe on the Challenge Hub

Chicken Tikka with Rice


Curries are great meals to prepare in the cooler months.

Get this recipe on the Challenge Hub or try our recipe for Easy Butter Chicken With Rice And Greens (pictured above) here.

Boiled eggs for lunches and snacks


These egg salad cups are a great, healthy snack. Get the recipe here.

“We have prepped 80 per cent of what we need for the week, for lunch boxes, dinners, the lot! The kids all helped- there is a huge lot of mess to clean up but we all had fun!” says Eleanor.

Wow Eleanor, that’s some impressive meal prepping! Keep it up!

Join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – make meals for $2.50 a day



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Customise your weekly meal plan with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

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.

*Images and references to kilograms lost are as supplied by the individual in the story. The Healthy Mummy assumes information and photographs supplied to be true in nature and is not responsible for any false misrepresentations or claims relating to their programs or products.

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