5 Easy Mid Week Dinners The Kids Will Love

Week day meals are often the hardest to make. Everyone is busy, tired and irritable and lets be honest, week day cooking can be a bit like groundhog day.

It can feel even more stressful than ever to get a healthy eating meal on the table that everyone will eat, and all too tempting to open a packet of something quick and easy.

We’re here to help with a quick and simple week day meal plan for you.  All of these yummy recipes come from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and are healthy, family friendly and are so easy to make.

Monday: Homemade Pizza 

two ingredient pizza dough
No need to wait around for dough to rise with this simple 2 ingredient pizza dough recipe. Make single size pizzas and let the kids choose their own toppings. Bake in a hot oven and you can have dinner on the table in no time. Serve with a crisp green salad.

Recipe here.

Tuesday: Homemade Pad Thai 

Pad Thai
A simple pad thai that tastes like a take away is sure to be popular. This is a great recipe to use leftovers for lunch the next day. Why not make a double batch?

Recipe here.

Wednesday: Veggie Packed Spaghetti Bolognese

One Pot Spaghetti Bolognese
* Make a double batch of the bolognese to use on Friday night

Add a load of vegetables and legumes to your bolognese sauce to pack in more flavour and nutrition. Let the slow cooker do all the work while you go about your day. Remember to make a big batch as you will be using the leftovers for your Friday night meal.

Recipe here.

Thursday: Freestyle Rice Paper Rolls

Rice Paper Rolls

For a light yet tasty dinner that requires no oven, these rice paper rolls are great. Lay out a load of fillings and let everyone make their own rolls (instructions for how to roll are on the packs). You could use shredded BBQ chicken, grated carrot, batons of cucumber, cooked vermicelli noodles, avocado, coriander or mint, red capsicum – whatever you have to hand will work well.

Recipe here.

Friday: Healthy Macaroni and cheese

macaroni and cheese

This healthy macaroni and cheese recipe has become a sensation in our Healthy Mummy community.  It’s everything you could possibly imagine from a classic mac and cheese but without the high calories.

Totally delicious and bound to be a hit with the whole family (and a great way of sneaking some extra veggies in for the kids).

Recipe here.

For More Healthy Recipes – Join The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

For more sugar free, nutritious and healthy meals – jump on board The Healthy’s Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. 

Meal Plan

Our Challenge is designed by mums FOR MUMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.

The Challenge is home to customisable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises mums can do AT HOME.

Our Challenge entails:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.


To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.

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