How TV presenter Fiona Falkiner prepped 57 healthy meals for just $135 before giving birth
- Model and TV presenter Fiona Falkiner prepared 57 healthy meals for just $135
- The 38-year-old did it with the help of Rhian Allen from the Healthy Mummy
- Fiona said she wanted some food on hand ahead of her baby’s birth
- The meals they prepped included lentil cottage pie and Spanish rice with chorizo
Model and TV presenter Fiona Falkiner has revealed how she helped to prepare 57 healthy meals for just $135 ahead of giving birth.
The 38-year-old is expecting her first baby in around three weeks time, and wanted to get organised with some simple freezer meals ahead of the arrival.
Using Australia’s leading weight loss program, Fiona prepped 57 meals for $135 with the help of the founder Rhian Allen.
Model and TV presenter Fiona Falkiner has revealed how she helped to prepare 57 healthy meals for just $135 ahead of giving birth (Fiona pictured with some of the meals)
Using Australia’s leading weight loss program, Fiona prepped 57 meals for $135 with the help of the founder Rhian Allen (pictured with the meals)
All are budget and family-friendly, and they are all also gluten and dairy-free due to Fiona’s partner’s dietary requirements (the grocery shop pictured)
All are budget and family-friendly, and they are also gluten and dairy-free due to Fiona’s partner Hayley’s dietary requirements.
‘I had been literally thinking, “how am I going to do this!”‘ Fiona told Healthy Mummy.
‘When you’re so tired the last thing you want to do is worry about going to the shops or cooking.
‘The food looks amazing, I can’t wait to eat it.’
How to make the Healthy Mummy lentil and vegetable cottage pie
Rhian shared the recipe for the Healthy Mummy lasagne (pictured)
Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes
350 calories per serve
Cooking oil spray
Two cloves of garlic, crushed
One brown onion, diced
Two medium carrots, diced
Two stalks celery, diced
400 grams tinned brown lentils
400 grams tinned tomatoes
One tablespoon tomato paste
One cup liquid vegetable stock, salt reduced
Four medium potatoes, diced
One cup reduced-fat milk of choice
1. Lightly spray a saucepan with cooking oil spray over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onion, carrot and celery and sauté for 3 minutes until tender.
2. Add the lentils, tinned tomatoes, tomato paste and stock. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
3. While the sauce is cooking, steam the potato in the microwave or on the stovetop until very tender. Add the milk and season with salt and pepper. Mash.
4. Preheat the oven to 180C.
5. Place the lentil and vegetable mix into a baking dish and top with the mashed potato.
6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the potato is golden and crunchy on top, serve.
Source: Healthy Mummy
‘When you’re so tired the last thing you want to do is worry about going to the shops or cooking,’ Fiona (pictured) said of her upcoming birth
Among the meals that Fiona and Rhian prepped together included four portions of Spanish rice with chorizo (pictured after being chopped)
Among the meals that Fiona and Rhian prepped together include five slow cooker porcupine meatballs, four portions of Spanish rice with chorizo, four servings of beef chow mein and four Spanish turkey rice tray bake.
They also made four peanut pork curries, four red Thai pumpkin soups and four portions of curried sausages.
‘These are all super easy and healthy meals made on a budget of $135,’ Fiona posted on Instagram.
She hopes that by having the meals easily accessible, she will be less stressed after the baby is born.
Fiona and Rhian also prepped five slow cooker porcupine meatballs (pictured), which are perfect for cold winter nights
Two years ago, Fiona (pictured) met and fell in love with the journalist Hayley Willis, who proposed to her after eight months of dating in April 2019
Two years ago, Fiona met and fell in love with the journalist Hayley Willis, who proposed to her after eight months of dating in April 2019.
The couple had a ‘traumatic’ IVF battle, before Fiona finally became pregnant after four hard rounds.
‘It was so worth it in the end. It really was so tough,’ Fiona told Healthy Mummy.
‘Hayley and I created a podcast called What The IVF? to share our experience because I felt so alone going through it. It was so beneficial to hear other people’s experience.’
Fiona added: ‘It’s incredible to watch my body change in this way and watch my bump grow. It’s amazing, it really is a miracle.’