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17 AWESOME meal prep tips to save money and lose weight

Sascha Farley is a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member and has lost 5 stone. Since joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, this mum-of-two has become a meal prep guru and says she’s slashed more than £50 (and sometimes even more) from her weekly grocery bill.

To find out about joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for £1 click here.

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Along the way, Sascha has learnt that meal prep doesn’t necessarily mean (or have to) a BIG BULKY cook up.  Small preparations over a few days can make the world of difference. Sharing her story in the Healthy Mummy community, Sascha says that “Simple, cheap, delicious and keeps you on track.” 

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Meal prep queen Sascha makes over 200 MEALS for charity!So if you are interested to discover HOW Sascha saves serious pounds on her shopping, meal preps with ease AND MANAGES to maintain her 5 stone weight loss – then you must read on for her 17 TOP TIPS (plus you can check out the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge here)

“Five stone gone from using The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and maintaining it couldn’t be more enjoyable,” Sascha adds.

To find out more about joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for £1 click here.

1. Plan before you prep

Have everything set out for the week, make it exciting and enticing – write a list and stick to it! Look for ideas on the Healthy Mummy community to inspire you.

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2. Cook double where you can!

Especially of dinner so it can be lunch the next day

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3. Pick meals that freeze well

Adding to the stash will make busy days a lot easier.

4. Get the family involved

Ask the family for their input when planning and get them involved in the cooking too – it will be more enjoyable for everyone and they are more likely to eat the food, especially the kids!

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5. Choose simple recipes with 5 or less steps

If you need ideas – there are thousands of them in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge! Or ask for advice from within the Healthy Mummy community.

6. Look for short cuts

I find with most recipes there are always steps you can avoid or miss out and it doesn’t affect the meal.

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7. Get the right tools

A kitchen aid/blender.. big pots, containers etc.

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8. Start with a clean area

And make sure you tidy as you go.

9. Find ingredient overlaps

Especially things that are the base of a meal e.g rice, pasta, salad.

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10. Use lots of different cooking methods at once to save time

Oven, stove top, thermomix, slow cooker, blender etc.

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11. Use a kitchen aid for prepping

Or go by hand to pre chop as much as you can!

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12. Prep protein

Once cooked it can be stored for a few days then you can whip up a side dish to go with it on the night or the night before!

13. Organise your fridge and freezer

Set some time to clean up your fridge and freezer so you make use of all the space and only keep things in there you need.

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14. Pick 3-4 snacks to pre make

Things like bliss balls, slices and muffins and then make the rest of your snack throw together ones like yogurt and fruit, crackers and dip etc.. that way you’re not spending too much time in the kitchen each day.

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15. Mason jars

Sascha and Katie towers meal prep queens

These are an awesome bandwagon to get on, they save time and space! I also love the cheap and cheerful take away style containers.

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16. Repeat meals

You can still keep it exciting by using the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and repeat meals, be creative, mince can make bolognese, san choy bow, gozlemes, burgers….ya feel me? Share your ideas within the Healthy Mummy community!

17. Set out your containers just before the meal is ready

That way dishing it up is quick and simple.

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Are you ready to kick-start your weight loss?

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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 about joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for £1 click here.

PLUS – connect with THOUSANDS of other mums on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge by joining our free support community here.

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