The Healthy Mummy’s NEW Pantry Basics Meal Plan to save you TIME & MONEY!

With the Covid pandemic and isolation rules currently wreaking havoc across supermarket supply chains, mums are finding it harder and harder to get hold of some grocery essentials in the supermarket.

Some mums have even found supermarket shelves virtually empty! While the government is working on trying to overcome this current crisis, The Healthy Mummy is committed to helping and supporting mums through these difficult times.

As part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge,  we have come up with an AWESOME new meal plan, utilising Pantry Basics and staple ingredients!

Pantry Basics Meal Plan to Save you Time And Money

If you are on a tight budget or are struggling to get hold of certain foods, THIS is the Meal Plan for you!

Utilising key staple ingredients, like eggs, oats and rice, this meal plan showcases those ingredients in delicious and budget friendly recipes that will save you time AND money!

Versatile Recipes

What’s more, these recipes are incredibly versatile. Don’t be afraid to swap out some ingredients if you don’t have them or can’t get hold of them. For example, if a recipe calls for Jasmine rice, use any rice you have on hand. If  a recipe requires blueberries but you only have strawberries, go ahead and use those. You are in charge with these recipes as they are simple and straight forward, but taste amazing.

Get a Sneak Peek Of 5 Pantry Basics Recipes from the New Plan

1. Easy Fried Rice

This has to be one of the most versatile recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and is super popular with mums. Not only does this recipe just need pantry and fridge staples, that you’ve probably already got in the cupboard, it’s really budget friendly – just $0.89 per serve! It’s a great recipe for using up fresh veggies from the fridge, but frozen or tinned work just as well.

Get the recipe here

2. White Chocolate & Apricot Slice only 28c per serve

Just five simple ingredients are all you need to throw together this sweet snack (the kids will love this too!) Snack food can be expensive and more often than not they’re also full of preservatives and unknown ingredients. Instead of navigating price tabs and ingredient labels, you can make this yummy healthy slice for a fraction of the cost.


  • 2 & 1/2 cups puffed rice (62.5 grams)
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, diced (80 grams)
  • 1 cups white chocolate chips (120 grams)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (16 grams)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (5 mls)


  1. Line a baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Combine puffed rice and apricots in a bowl.
  3. In a saucepan melt the white chocolate chips with the peanut butter and coconut oil. Pour over the puffed rice and apricots and mix until combined and everything is coated well.
  4. Spread the mix into the prepared dish, and using wet hands, press down firmly. Set in the fridge for 2 hours then slice into 8 pieces.
  5. One piece is one serve. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days in an airtight container or freeze for up to 2 months.

Recipe serves 8, at 147 calories per serve.

3. Honey mustard drumsticks with Rice

This recipe only has a few key ingredients and is really budget friendly coming in at under $3 per serve! It’s versatile too, use any type of rice you have on hand or use thighs instead of drumsticks. This is sure to be a family favourite at your house.

Get the recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

4. Snickers Mousse

This recipe has just 5 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to whip up! Using fat reduced ricotta cheese, you can add any nut butter to this delicious recipe.

Get the recipe here

5. Refreshing Kiwi Salsa

This is a refreshing and tangy salsa recipe, perfect for a quick snack. It has just four ingredients, kiwi’s, cucumber, mint leaves and lime juice which are great for reducing bloating and detoxing.  This recipe is also high in fibre and water which helps ensure a healthy digestive system.

Get the recipe on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

For more on how to customise meal plans on the Healthy Mummy App – click here

How to start a weight loss journey on a super tight budget

Ready to save TIME and MONEY the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge with more incredible recipes?

Did you know the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed to help mums lose 4-5 kilograms a month WITHOUT avoiding whole food groups, going hungry and rigorous gym workouts?The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is home to 5,000 recipes, 4 weekly meal plans, 500 exercises, workout videos plus 24/7 support.The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is not only a sustainable way to lose weight but is family-friendly, breastfeeding-friendly and can be customised to suit all dietary requirements (for example, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian etc).What’s more every month on the Challenge is a NEW THEME – meaning 100 new recipes, exercises and meal plans!

To learn more click here.