If you’re a mum trying to lose pregnancy weight, you might be worried that all this healthy eating could end up costing you a lot more than you normally like to spend at the supermarket.
So many commercial foods that are available are quite cheap – but there is a big difference between these and something that you’ve made yourself.
Many don’t contain as much fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals compared to a home made version.
And in the long run, making your own meals from scratch (when you can) could end up saving you money rather than costing you more.
And all our meals on our 28 Day Challenge (and July is the budget themed challenge too) which we have made HIGH VALUE are all made from scratch and are a GREAT way to educate you how it is possible to cook healthy, family friendly food – without costing a fortune.
You can join the challenge here and you can also view an example of one of the recipes from the challenge here too. 

lose_pregnancy_weightMake your own healthy snacks

These can be for you as well as for the little people in your life.
Things like healthy dips, muffins, fruit breads, and protein balls can be prepared once a week and used each day to fill hungry bellies.
By avoiding snacks from cafes and food courts you are reducing costs as well as calories.

Cook double batches and freeze

This helps you out when you might normally reach for a take away. If you know Fridays are hectic, pull out a frozen meal (we love things like bolognese or a curry) and let it defrost in the fridge to enjoy that night.
Need some specific freezer meal inspiration? Check out our Top 40 Freezer Meals book here

Stick to what’s in season or on sale

Sure you might love leeks or strawberries but if they are not in season you can end up spending too much on them.
28_day_challengeLook around at what foods are on sale and you will see that most likely it is what is in season at the time.
Pumpkin going cheap? Why not pop pumpkin soup on the menu this week. Broccoli on sale? Chop it up and use it in a stir fry – or even freeze it to use later on.

Enjoy the cheaper cuts of meat

Things like shanks, chuck steak, mince, shin and shoulder are all great cuts of meat to use in slow cooking.
Whether that’s in a slow cooker (we love the Slow Cooked Beef with Sweet Potato and Peanut Sauce – yum) or just in a low oven, long slow cooking brings out the flavour of cheaper cuts.
Some of our other slow faves include this Lamb Biryani and this delicious Minestrone Soup.

Reduce your meat intake

Another great way to save money is to enjoy a few vegetarian meals each week. Ensure you are still adding plenty of quality protein such as chickpeas, feta, eggs and nuts so that you feel full and satisfied after your meal.
Here are a couple of our family friendly vegetarian options:

Make one night a week cheap and cheerful

Whether it’s a big pot of soup, scrambled eggs on toast, or a vegetarian chilli – having a night each week where you specifically make something economical can be a great way to save your pennies.
How do you save money on your weekly shop? Jump on our Facebook support page and share your tips with the thousands of other mums trying to lose pregnancy weight.

Plus join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Don’t delay – join literally THOUSANDS of mums on the challenge with us who lose an average of 4-6kg (8 – 13 pounds) over 28 days – you can read all about it here and see how it works
And the July Challenge is the BUDGET CHALLENGE too
For over 800 family friendly recipes with daily meal and exercise plans, join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge made especially for BUSY MUMS – plus you do the challenge with tens of thousands of other mums and chat daily – even hourly with them for constant support in our private group.

Results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge

Mums lose an average of 4-6kg (8-13 pounds) on our 28 Day Challenge and below are some of the amazing results from mums JUST LIKE YOU who are already using the 28 Day Challenge and losing tummy fat – make the change and join them today too!
You can see lots of more results and you can join here too
Lizzie lost 10kg (22 pounds) on 3 Challenges
Lizzie says: “The food is delicious and very easy to make. The recipes are very simple and don’t require a lot of ingredients.
I love that the menu plan for the week is all worked out and it can be customised to suit your family and the ingredients you may have on hand” Join here
Eliza lost 22kg (48 pounds) on 4 Challenges
Eliza says “I started in September with my first 28 Day Weightloss Challenge. I lost 8 kg that month. So far I have lost 22 kg. But it is what I have gained which will make me a supporter for life! Join here
Ashley has lost 22kg (48 pounds) on 4 rounds
Ashley says “To date I have now lost over 22kg since starting with the 28 Day Challenges.  Back in September I never thought I would be where I am now in a short six months.” Join here
Lauren has lost 46kg (101 pounds) on 6 rounds
Lauren says “I’d highly recommend starting with a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. It’s such a great way to learn about healthy eating and exercise….. The Challenges are perfect as they run for 28 days, with so many different customizable options for every meal and day” Join here
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You won’t regret it!
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