Recipes

How this mum made 52 meals and snacks for her family (and why she swears by meal prep)

There are multiple benefits to meal prep, the main one being LESS CHEATING!

Not only are you more likely to eat food that has already been bought and made than opt for a takeaway, but it also helps with portion control and it’s a HUGE time saver when you’re losing weight on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Amy Sidiropoulos agrees! She’s a huge advocate of meal prep and recently made 52 different meals and snacks for her family from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – she won’t need to cook for a while!

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Mum makes 52 meals and snacks for her family

Amy has lost 1.3st by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, and she’s now got her own meal planning routine.

“I find prepping on a Sunday is better for me, as I tend to get more done as hubby is home and keeps the kids away from the kitchen and disturbing me,” says Amy.

“After spending a few hours in the kitchen this arvo I’m set for the week and ready to kick some goals!”

What Amy made:

Beef San Choy Bow x 5

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This recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for Beef San Choy Bow will become a family friendly recipe as well as one you love as it also helps to shift the tummy fat as well as keeping you nice and full when you are following a weight loss plan.

“I made enough for dinner and to freeze.”

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This recipe is 390 calories.

Recipe here

Peanut Bubble Crunch x 18

peanut bubble crunch

With puffed rice, peanut butter and chocolate, the WHOLE family will absolutely adore crunching this scrumptious slice as an afternoon tea treat.  Recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

This recipe is 134 calories per serve.

“I make it in 1 layer to save time, I had the filling melting as I was cooking dinner.”

Recipe here

Courgette and Bacon Slice x 15

bacon zuchinni slice

This recipe requires a lot of grating – something older children may be able to help with.

This recipe is 353 calories per slice.

You can find this recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe app.

Weetabix Balls x 10

weetbix balls

At 154 calories each, these Choc Weetabix Balls are the perfect chocolate guilt free snack.

Recipe here

Prawn and Coconut Curry x 4

prawn coconut curry

This recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub is so delicious and comforting with an infusion of different flavours.

This recipe is 490 calories per serve.

Amy’s top three tips for meal prep:

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1. Make a list

It’s easier to not veer off track.

2. Bulk up your food with veggies

I try to plan my meals so I can bulk prep certain ingredients all at once e.g. grate carrots for Mexican Lasagne and Porcupine Meatballs at the same time.

3. Make things easier for yourself

Meal prep doesn’t have to take a lot of time, little things like boiling some eggs for a snack while you are cooking dinner is a big help too.

Read our guide here to help you meal prep on a budget.

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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