Meal prep is a great way to stay on track with healthy eating. Not only are you cooking the meals and snacks so you know that there’s nothing nasty and artificial in there, but having heaps of meals ready to go for the week means dinner is sorted even on the days you can’t be bothered to cook. Plus it’s cheaper than a takeaway!
As our meal prep queens, Kaitie and Sascha will share their top tips, motivation secrets and budget advice.
Kaitie says, “Meal prepping has helped so much in my weight loss journey. I am a busy mum of two on a tight budget, and always having a freezer full of meals and snacks saves me from skipping meals or grabbing takeaway on nights where time is limited. It absolutely keeps me on track!”
So what is this mum’s top tip for meal prepping if you’re a beginner?
“Make double, triple or quadruple amounts of the dinner you’re making each night and freeze it. That’s how I started. If I was making one banana bread, I’d make two, cut one up and freeze it.”
“Meal prepping has been one of the main keys to my success not only for staying on track but for staying on budget. Meal prep means there is always a back up for ‘one of those days’!”
So what pearls of wisdom does Sascha have to offer?
“I always meal prep snacks on Saturday and main meals on Sunday. I set aside 1-2 hours to cook on a Sunday. I’ll make my meal plan, write my shopping list on Friday, shop on Saturday. Sometimes it happens sporadically across the weekend. And I always ask for my kids’ input because then they’re more inclined to eat what I cook.”
Healthy Mummy founder and CEO Rhian Allen says, “The Healthy Mummy is focused on empowering mums to live a healthier life and I am so excited about bringing this new level of education and support to our community via our newly crowned Meal Prep Queens.”
Welcome to the team ladies, we are SO excited for all the awesome tips and tricks you’ll share with us!