Healthy Mummy Cassie reveals how prepping her food saves her $7,000 a YEAR

Mother reveals how meal-prepping her food saves her $7,000 a YEAR – and helped her shed 10 stubborn kilos in just 28 days

  • Mother has revealed how meal prepping her food helped her save $7,000 a year
  • Cassie showed off her washboard abs after shedding a stubborn 10 kilos
  • The Australian mum spends every Sunday cooking up her weekly healthy meals
  • Her grocery bill comes to $64.40, which includes 24 mains and 50 snacks

A mother-of-two has proudly showed off her incredible washboard abs after shedding a stubborn 10 kilos in 28 days just by simply meal prepping.

Cassie said she saved up to $7,000 a year by spending every Sunday cooking up healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.

Her grocery bill comes to a total of $64.40, which includes 24 mains and 50 snacks – meaning, it costs her about 87 cents per serve.

Before her amazing body transformation, the Australian mother said her weight fluctuated between going on strict diets and bingeing on junk foods.

Australian mother Cassie (pictured) said she saved up to $7,000 a year after spending every Sunday cooking up healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks

The mother-of-two has proudly showed off her incredible washboard abs after shedding a stubborn 10 kilos just by simply meal prepping

The mother-of-two has proudly showed off her incredible washboard abs after shedding a stubborn 10 kilos just by simply meal prepping

Cassie’s weekly meals 

  • Mexican Quinoa, Chickpea and Corn Casserole – 6 serves 
  • Tuna and Pumpkin Mac & Cheese – 4 serves 
  • Beetroot, Mint & Cashew dip – 4 serves 
  • Mini Cheese, Ham and Quinoa Muffins – 12 serves 
  • Chocolate Coconut Brownies – 12 serves 
  • Coconut Date Loaf – 10 serves 
  • Cajun Chicken – 6 serves 
  • Apricot & Oat Bliss balls – 12 serves 
  • Lamb & Lentil Curry – 8 serves 

‘I would put myself on a strict diet, inevitably fail pretty quickly and binge on too much junk food,’ Cassie told The Healthy Mummy.

‘Not only was this doing terrible things for my self-esteem, but food was costing us a small fortune each week. I was buying healthy foods, bingeing on junk food then throwing the healthy food in the bin once it had gone bad.

‘We were easily spending over $300 a week between groceries and takeaway.’

After giving birth to her second child, Cassie said she returned to her part-time job but she would end up spending $15 to $20 a day on food and snacks.

Determined to get on top of her weight and eating habits once and for all, she signed up to The Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in January 2017. 

What her day on a plate looks like: Cassie said she has been able to stick to her daily meals without feeling tempted to eat out or order meals at drive-through

What her day on a plate looks like: Cassie said she has been able to stick to her daily meals without feeling tempted to eat out or order meals at drive-through

At first, she thought meal prepping looked complicated so she was afraid to commit – but she decided to give it a go – and she hasn’t looked back since.

‘It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. I started prepping a few meals and snacks on a weekend and was pretty quickly hooked,’ she said.

‘Investing the time on a Sunday meant less time in the kitchen during the week, less dishes and I noticed we had more money in the bank at the end of the week.’

For the next seven days, all the healthy ready-to-go meals are on hand – and she doesn’t have to worry about cooking again until the weekend rolls around.

For the next seven days, all the healthy ready-to-go meals are on hand - and she doesn't have to worry about cooking again until the weekend rolls around

For the next seven days, all the healthy ready-to-go meals are on hand – and she doesn’t have to worry about cooking again until the weekend rolls around

‘Knowing what I’m going to be eating for the day, and having it ready to go, means that I’m able to stick to my daily calorie goal of 1,700 calories,’ she said.

‘Quite often I’m tempted to eat out or get drive-through, but know that the food at home tastes better! Plus I hate to waste food I’ve spent time preparing.’ 

Since mastering the art of meal prepping, Cassie said she has slashed her grocery bill by half – and she’s saving up to $3,300 just by packing lunch and snacks for the two days a week she works away from home.

‘I’d say we are now saving around $7,000 a year on food,’ she said.

Cassie has also been able to maintain her weight for the past two years.

‘I love the Healthy Mummy approach to living a healthy lifestyle as opposed to dieting. We get to enjoy everything in moderation, so I never feel as though I’m restricted,’ she said.



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