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Top 12 easy family-friendly pasta dishes

At The Healthy Mummy we don’t believe in banning pasta! Actually, we don’t like to exclude any of the good old family favourites from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal plan.

Carbohydrates such as pasta, bread, and potatoes don’t have to be off the menu! Choose healthier options, keep your portion sizes in check, and serve it with a big salad on the side so you can still enjoy it while you follow the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Top 12 easy family-friendly pasta dishes

A study shown in BMJ Open, illustrated that pasta, when eaten in a low-GI diet, can actually help you lose weight!

Researchers from St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto found that those who ate pasta as part of a low-GI diet actually ended up losing a small amount of weight, 0.63 kg to be exact. Read more on the study HERE.

The Healthy Mummy believes that when eating a balanced diet from ALL the different food groups, including pasta, will help you see great weight loss results.

Try these pasta recipes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge that the whole family will love. Budget-friendly and delicious! What more could you want?

Healthy Mexican lasagne

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This healthy and delicious version of a Mexican Style Lasagne is ideal for the whole family from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Try serving it with light sour cream, or a simple guacamole of avocado mashed up with lemon/lime juice and salt and pepper.

Get the recipe here.

Spinach and ricotta pasta bake

This simple recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is a great midweek meal option as it’s easy to prepare, uses budget-friendly ingredients and is packed with iron, fibre, calcium and folate.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy and Creamy Carbonara Pasta

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There is something about pasta that makes it a huge family favourite. But if you are trying to lose weight you might have thought that carbonara would be off the menu due to the high fat content. But that doesn’t have to be the case on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Get the recipe here.

One pot spaghetti bolognese

One Pot Meal Ideas For Busy Lifestyles

Save time on washing up by creating this tasty one pot wonder from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for a mid-week meal in around 30 minutes.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese

This recipe is great for the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge diet as it helps you with portion control with the pasta and also has the addition of vegetables in the meal.

Get the recipe here.

Stovetop Family Friendly Beef Lasagne

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If you want to save time on making a family friendly lasagne, this stovetop method is perfect. The whole thing is cooked on the stovetop which means you don’t even need to turn the oven on.

As part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge we have so many family friendly meal recipes that you can enjoy while you lose weight. Think Mexican Nachos, Homemade Fish Fingers, and Pesto Pasta.

Get the recipe here.

Baked Chicken Spaghetti

This delicious Baked Chicken Spaghetti (direct from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge ) is so easy and just 369 calories per serve.

Get the recipe here.

Cheesy Veggie Pasta Bake

Cheesy Veggie Pasta Bake

Kid Friendly Cheesy Veggie Pasta Bake is a family friendly meal you can’t beat from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge menu. It’s quick and easy to prepare, making it a winner all round.

Get the recipe here.

Ricotta and Spinach Lasagne

Ricotta and spinach lasagne

We love this healthy vegetarian recipe from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge that you can even serve to the whole family – even the meat lovers will like it!

Get the recipe here.

Creamy Tuna And Mushroom Pasta

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You would never guess this dish was good for you! Low in fat and high in protein and nutrients, it has all the flavour without the guilt.

Perfect to add to your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal plan.

Get the recipe here.

Sausage & Veggie Pasta Bake

Sausage Pasta Bake

Here’s a recipe that is family friendly comfort food at its best – pasta and sausages!

With the veggies well hidden, you’ll be getting high fives all round from the whole family. Add this one to your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge meal plan ASAP!

Get the recipe here.

Superfood Pasta

This 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe is loaded with Kale which is a brilliant source of iron and vitamin C.

Get the recipe here.

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Our Challenge is designed by mums for MUMS to help them lose weight through healthy eating plans and exercise.

Each month our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is themed, targeting things like reducing sugar, budget recipes, meals for fussy eaters, recipes with 5 ingredients or less, and many more.

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Tracy Hardy

Tracy has been a digital content producer for the past 9 years. Mum of two boys, slowly finding her way through the tween and teen years at the same time. Beach lover. Terrible housekeeper. Tea drinker. Wine sipper, who sadly can't eat cheese or ice cream. Life is cruel!