Hi, I’m Mimi!
I’m so glad you’ve stumbled across my page! As the name suggests, Beat the Budget is a recipe platform where I share all of my healthy, budget-friendly recipes. The recipes range from meal prep dishes to budget banquets, vegan recipes to gluten free dishes, whatever you need- I’ve hopefully got an affordable answer to! Because healthy & delicious food shouldn’t be expensive (you’ll find no goji berries on my site).
I started BTB at uni as my diet went on quite the rollercoaster. I started uni loving cooking and was passionate about health & fitness. But then I quickly realised that I couldn’t afford the food that I had been eating at home before moving out. So I traded my salmon & greens for cheesy chips and gravy (often from ‘the Kebab King’ 💪💪).
By third year I was tired of feeling unhealthy and decided to change the way that I eat to help my sleep and overall mental wellbeing. This began with mapping out my meal prep ideas to see if I could spread more expensive ingredients across different recipes. I was quickly reminded of how tasty healthy foods can be with a bit of creativity and experimentation.
I then decided it would be fun and hopefully beneficial to share my recipes for other students and people on a budget to try out. And thus, lil baby Beat the Budget was born (originally Mimi Makes but saying that was a bit of a mouthful) Within a week, my mum had her whole office download instagram and I realised I needed to step up my game. I started a spreadsheet with my costs and tracking the nutrients of each recipe.
Fast forward to 2021, I’ve now been working on BTB full-time for 2 years. We now have our own members area called the Budget Club & my dream website is now live. I still can’t believe that I get to create recipes and meal plans as my job and seeing all of you make my recipes is so so rewarding.
I’m excited for what 2022 has to bring & thank you for being here!
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