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7 meal prep organisation tips you need RIGHT NOW

Want to know our NUMBER ONE tip for staying on track on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge week to week? It’s all about meal prep. Without preparation, it’s all too easy to slip up and choose less than ideal foods.

7 meal prep organisation tips you need RIGHT NOW

Spending time during the week doing some big batch cooking and getting ahead with your meal prep can literally save you hours later on.

We were so inspired by the meal prep post on our Healthy Mummy Facebook page by Rosanna Hayward on our plans that we just had to share her photo.  

In one afternoon she managed to prep everything you see here (and there was more but she couldn’t fit it in to the photo).

If you like the idea of being as super organised as this on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, follow our tips below which will help make healthy eating even easier.

1. Make your meal plan

The first thing to do is to sit down and work out your meal plan for the week. This is simple if you are following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge as you can just do it all online and print your shopping list.

2. Chop chop chop

meal prep tips

When you get home with all of your fresh produce, don’t just pack it away. Pre-chop your fruit and veg and store them in plastic tubs in the fridge, to use in stir fries, casseroles and smoothies.

3. Make a few meals

New Age Dad Helps Mum Lose Weight Meal Prep

Instead of making a big mess in the kitchen every night, why not make one big mess on the one day and pre-cook a few meals for the week? We love this healthy meatball recipe.

4. Cook some healthy protein 

If you enjoy using shredded chicken or pulled beef in your salads or sandwiches for lunch, add this to your cook up too.

5. Prepare your snacks for the week

Wholemeal Choc Chip Muffins

Having your healthy snacks ready to go in the fridge or freezer means you don’t even have to think twice about what you are going to have for morning or afternoon tea. Think muffins, healthy dip, bliss balls, or yogurt and berries.

6. Prep and freeze grains

Brown rice or quinoa can be made in advance. Simply make a double or triple batch, then portion it up into single serve or family size portions.

Once cooled, freeze. Then when you want to use it just defrost in the microwave and then reheat until steaming. Use it in recipes like this fried rice.

7. Get breakfast started

Try getting ahead with some pre-made breakfast recipes like a nice Chia Pudding or Overnight Oats (recipes available in the app for the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge).

By implementing some of these time-saving tips you will be well on your way to enjoying a less stressful mealtime.

For more healthy recipes, get started on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Are you ready to kick-start your weight loss?


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 click here.

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