How to make an Easter feast for 10 people for less than $150: Meal-prepping mum shares her entertaining menu – and the slow-cooked lamb recipe she swears by
- A mum behind a meal prepping empire revealed how to make an Easter feast
- Rhian Allen, from Healthy Mummy, put together a feast for 10 for just $147
- Her feast included slow-cooked lamb and hot cross buns for $1.06 per serve
- Rhian shared tips to stay healthy during Easter, including drinking lots of water
A mum behind a healthy meal prepping empire has revealed how you can put together a delicious Easter feast for 10 people for under $150.
Rhian Allen is the brains behind Australia’s leading weight loss program Healthy Mummy, and she said you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars or blow out your weight loss goals in order to put something delicious together.
For $147, Rhian prepared an array of Easter food – including mains such as slow-cooked lamb and roast vegetable cous cous, and desserts like hot cross buns and chocolate Easter bunnies.
A mum behind a healthy meal prepping empire has revealed how you can put together a delicious Easter feast for 10 people for under $150 (Rhian Allen pictured)
For $147, Rhian prepared an array of Easter food – including mains such as slow-cooked lamb , and desserts like hot cross buns and chocolate Easter bunnies (spread pictured)
‘Here is my Easter feast for under $150,’ Rhian posted on the website.
‘This Easter Feast includes a great mix of sweet and savoury dishes including 10 main meals, 29 serves of side dishes, 24 chocolate treats, 32 desserts and 20 Easter snacks.’
Half of the 12 dishes were under $1 per serve, while the others were all under $4 per serve.
What did Rhian make and how much did it cost?
* 12 x Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns – $1.06 per serve
* 20 x No Bake Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake – 95c per serve
* 12 x Coconut & Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs – $4 per serve
* 12 x Homemade Chocolate Easter Bunnies – 25c per serve
* 6 x Chocolate Nutty Strawberries – 99c per serve
* 6 x Slow Cooked Roast Lamb with Potato – $3.06 per serve
* 7 x Roast Veggie Couscous – $3.40 per serve
* 12 x Fruit and Chocolate Kebabs – 23c per serve
* 10 x Asparagus and Cheese Pastries – $1.90 per serve
* 12 x Ham and Brie Pithivier – 90c per serve
* 8 x Hot Cross Bliss Balls – 51c per serve
* 4 x Honey Mustard Roasted Pork with Rocket and Broccoli Salad – $3.70 per serve
Source: The Healthy Mummy
One of the standout elements of Rhian’s feast was the slow cooked roast lamb, which she served with potato and revealed how to make (dish pictured)
One of the standout elements of Rhian’s feast was the slow cooked roast lamb, which she served with potato.
To make this, you’ll need a kilo of lamb shoulder, Italian herbs, medium potatoes, onion, vegetable stock, frozen peas and mint leaves.
You’ll also need an entire day in order to let the meat marinate properly and soak up all the herbs and stock.
How to make the Healthy Mummy slow-cooked Easter lamb
Rhian shared her recipe for the slow-cooked lamb (pictured)
One kilo lamb shoulder, trimmed
One and a half tablespoons of dried Italian Herbs
Six medium potatoes, chopped
Three brown onions, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup liquid vegetable stock, salt reduced
Two cups frozen peas
One tablespoon mint leaves
If preparing in the oven
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
2. Rub the lamb with the dried herbs and a teaspoon of salt and place in a baking dish surrounded by potatoes and onions. Reduce the oven temperature to 160 degrees Celsius.
3. Cover the dish with the foil and return to the oven for two hours or until meat is very tender and vegetables are cooked through.
If preparing in the slow cooker
1. Rub the lamb with the dried herbs and a teaspoon of salt and place in a baking dish surrounded by the potatoes and onions.
2. Pour the stock into the dish and cook on low for six to eight hours.
1. When ready to serve, boil the teas until tender.
2. Combine the peas with mint while still hot.
3. Divide the lamb, potatoes, onions and mint peas evenly between six plates to serve.
Source: Healthy Mummy
She also made other savoury side dishes including this healthy roast vegetable cous cous, which shows you can be healthy while enjoying a feast
Rhian shared her tips for staying healthy at Easter, including choosing dark chocolate over milk chocolate, drinking plenty of water and being mindful of your serving sizes.
‘If you are watching your calorie intake over Easter, think about how much you’re putting on your plate,’ Rhian said.
‘Often big chocolate bunnies and eggs can be a family serving. Look at the labels and make an informed decision.’
You could also eat breakfast or a snack with a source of protein before heading to a Easter lunch in order to help you make more mindful choices rather than arriving hungry.
Rhian shared her tips for staying healthy at Easter, including choosing dark chocolate over milk chocolate (two of her desserts pictured)
When Rhian shared the results of her incredible batch cook on Facebook, hundreds said they would try cooking in advance of entertaining this weekend.
‘Amazing effort, I’m so impressed,’ one commenter wrote.
‘Yum, okay, I’m going to make the slow cooked lamb,’ another added.