Kaitie Purssell is a meal prep queen. She is the master of stretching a pound and coming up with creative ways to prepare healthy (and delicious) food, whilst staying inside a moderate budget.
How does she do this so seamlessly? She used the tools of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to her advantage.
By using the budget friendly option, Kaitie is issued with recipes and ingredients that fit inside her budget. This means she can prep meals that are not only delicious but in line with her weight loss goals.
Here’s how she does it!
How to feed your family on a budget
For this meal prep, Kaitie made 50 meals, showing that you can eat healthy on a BUDGET. Kaitie says “I could easily stretch this over 2 weeks with topping up on milk, bread, fruit and salad.” Some ways that Kaitie stretches her budget is by using grated carrot in all the mince dishes and bulking out meat dishes with tinned lentils.
She also shops smart by choosing the most cost effective brands. “I chose the cheapest brands or whatever is on sale,” Kaitie says. “I also tend to cook a lot with similar ingredients and have some pantry staples such as cinnamon, wholemeal flour and some herbs.”
Kaitie also included ingredients for snacks, breakfasts and lunches, like Healthy Chocolate Weetabix Slice, 5 Ingredient Snickers Mousse, natural yogurt and berries, tuna & salad wraps, ham sandwiches, boiled eggs and extra fruit for lunchboxes.