Single mum of NINE, Melanie Bell won our Meal Prep Queens for a day and ended up with enough food for a MONTH!
The prize was a month worth of food prepared for her plus a huge freezer to store it all in as well as all the tools to continue to put her new skills to use.
Kaitie Purssell and Sascha Farley, our Healthy Mummy Meal Prep Ambassadors, travelled to help out Melanie and her family.
See below the results of the amazing meal prep day!
Melanie Bell receives a whole month worth of healthy food
Our Meal Prep Queens Sascha Farley and Kaitie Purssell travelled to meet single mum Melanie and cook a month of meals for her whole family! Mel won a giant chest freezer to store it all, along with pantry and kitchen supplies, prepped food AND leftover ingredients for more!
Budget wise we absolutely nailed it! Mel said she usually spends FOUR TIMES as much on her weekly food shop! WINNING!
Losing over 7st. with The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is something Mel wanted to do for herself and she has never looked back.
She was shocked to see all the food come together at the end of the day and believes she will now be more inclined to do bigger preps as she’s seen first hand how possible it is with a good plan, simple recipes and some help!
Around 700 meals, snacks and breakfasts were made ready for the huge family of 10 with plenty left over for around 350+ serves of other Healthy Mummy recipes!
All dinners for the month were prepped and frozen with more ingredients prepped and ready so Mel can easily throw together of other meals including breakfasts, lunches and snacks using the tips and knowledge Sascha and Kaitie gave her.
The 500-litre chest freezer was full to the brim as was the fridge by the afternoon which meant we actually became limited with what else we could prepare!!!
For the meals, we didn’t completely prep we supplied the full ingredient list and ran through an example of each with Mel so she can easily whip things up on the spot, for example, the Pitta Pizzas! We also made sure she had the staples needed in her pantry and the tools and knowledge to keep prepping for her whole family.
Melanie’s winning story
Melanie is a single mum of nine, yes NINE, children Angela (23), Brendan (18), Lilly (17), Kaitlyn (13), Liam (12), Ruby (10), Jack (8), Harry (5) and Oliver (2) and grandmother to two.
When our Meal Prep Queens stepped into Mel’s house they said it was truly inspiring! She is a hardworking mother with an amazing attitude, the household runs so smoothly with kids happily helping to the run the house, washing dishes, taking out rubbish and hanging out washing!
Mel often works long days, 6-7 days a week so this Meal Prep Cook Up is a massive deal in her busy life not only logistics wise but a massive financial help too.
What Sascha and Kaitie made
Here is a long list of the deliciousness that was tackled throughout the day! There was between 24 and 40 serves of the below… (recipes marked with an asterisk*are 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipes that members can access from the recipe hub).
- Chicken Curry Potato Bake*
- Green Mac and Cheese*
- Easy Fried Rice*
- Beef San Choy Bow
- One Pot Spaghetti
- Slow Cooked Asian Chicken
- Chicken Enchiladas
- Easy Pork Curry (Using Chicken)*
- Honey Mustard Drumsticks*
- Beef Nachos
- Pumpkin and Feta Frittata*
- Easy Courgette and Bacon Slice*
- Lentil Chilli Con Carne*
- Greek Chicken Burger Patties*
- Lamb and Mushroom Burger Patties*
- Greek Beef Burger Patties*
- Marinated Tandoori Chicken*
- Pesto Ricotta Rolls
- Ingredients to make pizzas using pitta bread
- Chocolate Rice Crisps*
- Homemade Toasted Muesli*
- Ingredients for
- Cleansing Chia Pudding*
- Overnight Apple Oats*
- Aussie Toast*
- Crunchy Breakfast Trifle*
- Big Batch Choc Chip Banana Bread
- Choc Chip Cupcakes*
- Cookie Dough Bliss Balls
- Peanut Bubble Crunch
- Ingredients for:
Maintain an overall healthy and balanced eating routine
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a family-friendly, breastfeeding-safe program designed FOR MUMS to help them improve their health and lose the baby weight.
Every week you are given a different meal plan to follow and each month we add NEW recipes to our Challenge Recipe Hub. That way, you’ll never get bored and stay on weight loss track while digging into healthy, yummy recipes. Some mums also choose to add in Healthy Mummy Smoothies to their meal plans, but it’s totally up to you.
Learn more about our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge HERE.