10 nutritious, family-friendly meals that won’t break the bank

Meal prep queen, Kaitie Purssell is at it again. This time she has been in the kitchen, whipping up 10 different nutritious and family-friendly meals that are ideal for a tight budget.

10 nutritious, family-friendly meals that won't break the bank

10 nutritious, family-friendly meals that won’t break the bank

Kaitie reveals, “These 10 delicious, filling and healthy meals are tried and tested fussy husband approved!”

“I used the Budget filter on the app and that tells me some meals cost per serve, the rest I just worked out with what I used.”

This is what Kaitie made: 

1. Easy Taco Casserole

This recipe is a GREAT family-friendly meal that you can make ahead of time so dinner can be on the table in no time. You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.


2. Tomato and Parmesan Baked Meatballs

Cooler nights call for wholesome belly warmers. These Tomato and Parmesan Baked Meatballs is one of those tasty dishes that will feed and please the whole family.

Check out the recipe here


3. Tuna and Sweet Potato Bake

An all in one baked recipe with the omega-3 goodness of tuna, and low-GI sweet potato. You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.


4. 20 Minute Devilled Sausages

For a budget friendly meal that is easy to prepare and sure to please the whole family, try this recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Check it out here.

Devilled Sausages With Sweet Potato Mash

5. Chunky Beef and Vegetable Pie

On a cool evening there’s nothing better than some comfort food. And this chunky beef and vegetable pie is the PERFECT healthy comfort food!

Check out the recipe here

Chunky beef and vegetable pie

6. Porcupine Meatballs

Slow cooked, delicious and full of hidden veggies. If you’re looking for a healthy dinner to feed the kids, then you HAVE to try these meatballs.

Check out the recipe here

Slow cooked porcupine meatballs

7. Creamy Carbonara

A delicious and healthy version of a pasta favourite. Bonus? Less than 500 cals!

Check out the recipe here

Healthy and creamy carbonara pasta

8. Sausage Pasta Bake

With the veggies well hidden in this 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal, you’ll be getting high fives all round from the whole family with this meal.

Check out the recipe here


9. Spicy Corn Nachos

A healthy Mexican inspired recipe suitable for the whole family and ready to go in under 30 mins! You can get this recipe in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Recipe Hub.


10. Lamb and Lentil Curry Pasties

These delicious pasties are great to make with the kids as they’re really easy to prepare and the kids can really get involved.

Check out the recipe here

Lamb and Lentil Curry Pasties

Kaitie’s meal prep verdict!

Kaitie reveals, “The Easy Taco Casserole and Lamb Pasties are absolutely delicious and will be new regulars in our household!” 

When it comes to eating healthily and sticking to your grocery budget, Kaitie says, “eating healthy doesn’t need to be expensive, of course it can be, but it’s all about making smart choices and simple swaps. 

“Bulking meals out with seasonal vegetables and lentils or even replacing mince with lentils all together.”

When it comes to saving big on food shopping Kaitie also admits, “the new Healthy Mummy app makes is super easy to search for budget options in the recipe hub with over 4,000 healthy recipes. 

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