Rhian’s 6 easy dinners when too tired to cook

To celebrate the 6th birthday of The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, I am revealing 6 easy dinners I whip up when I’m too tired to cook!
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Hi I’m Rhian and I am the founder of the Healthy Mummy, the mums-only weight loss company that has helped thousands of mums all over the world lose weight.

As a busy working mum with two little boys, I am often exhausted by the end of the day. But that doesn’t stop my kids asking ‘what’s for dinner, Mum?’ – so I always plan ahead, using recipes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

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These are 6 of Rhian’s go-to recipes for those nights when she is just too tired to cook:

“When I’m tired I don’t want to be standing in the kitchen stirring/mixing/grating/sautéing. I want something quick and easy that the whole family can enjoy together. These recipes from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge fit the bill perfectly!”

1. Pita pizza


I always keep pita bread in the freezer to make a quick pizza for dinner. The boys love helping me with this, and we all just add our own toppings. There are loads of pita pizza recipes in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub.

Pita pizza recipe here

2. Picnic Plate

Rhian Plate Collage

My family and I often like just making a big platter of tasty nibbles to eat for dinner. Sometimes we even pull out the picnic rug and eat it in the garden!

Just grab some hummus, carrot and capsicum sticks, olives, fried haloumi and some nice prosciutto or ham. I was inspired by the Mediterranean Tasting Plate, which you can find in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

3. Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

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Now I cheat a little bit with this recipe and use leftover cooked chicken to make this pasta salad EVEN FASTER. I often use whatever veg I have on hand (chopped up super small) to bulk it out.

Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad recipe here

4. Homemade Burgers

rhian burgers

When I bring home turkey mince (or chicken, beef or lamb!) I turn it into burger patties and then freeze them (with baking paper between each one) as we are MASSIVE burger fans.

Then I can whip them out in the morning to defrost in the fridge, pick up some fresh rolls and serve homemade burgers for dinner. Better than any take-away and SO MUCH better for you.

Dragon Sauce Turkey Burger recipe here

5. Slow cooker ragu for pasta


This amazing recipe allows you to just throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and come home to a lovely dinner. All you need to do then is cook some pasta.

Slow cooker ragu for pasta recipe here

6. Lamb Tagine with Pistachios and Chickpeas


We all love lamb, so I’ll often make this using lamb shoulder in the slow cooker (so I’m not stuck in the kitchen!). The slow cooker is the best thing to use when you are tired and busy!

Recipe available to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

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