Weight Loss

Check out Ashleigh on Channel 9 talking about how she meal preps for her family!

BIG NEWS! The Healthy Mummy’s Ashleigh Dunkley has appeared on Channel Nine’s Queensland news!

Ashleigh has lost 12.5kg TWICE by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, and is a MASSIVE fan of meal prep!

The healthy mama shared her top tips on how to meal prep and made a variety of yummy, delicious food from our Challenge.

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Ashleigh on Channel 9 talking about how she meal preps for her family

Mum-of-two Ashleigh Dunkley reveals she has to be mindful of what she’s cooking, as her hubby has coeliac disease – which means he is unable to eat food with gluten in it. Gluten can be found in wheat, rye, barley and oats.

But the mum-of-two says she never has to cook two meals for her family. Here’s how Ashleigh caters for a dietary requirement in her household…

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“I have been a 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member for three years, and in that time I have never cooked two separate meals,” she says.

“I can make a heap of recipes from the Challenge hub that my hubby can eat.”

Ashleigh says that a lot of food out there contains added gluten or flour to thicken it up, so she likes to make everything from scratch.

“This is why the Challenge is brilliant, as it’s all from scratch,” she says.

Ashleigh now coverts every recipe she makes into a gluten-free one.

“I use gluten free flour in place of regular flour in all my baking, so that my husband can eat everything. If I make pizza, the flour is gluten-free. I use buckwheat in place of barley, and in place of oats, I use gluten-free Weet-Bix.”

What Ashleigh made on the TV segment:

Zucchini and bacon slice

bacon and zuchinni

Get the family involved with meal prep to get them interested in the food they are eating and learn more about it with you. This recipe requires lots of grating – something older children may be able to help you with.

This slice works out at 353 calories per serve and can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Two minute chocolate cake

This quick microwave chocolate cake is so easy to make. Cacao is high in nutrients such as magnesium and potassium and it also helps stimulate serotonin production in the brain.

This recipe is 256 calories and can also be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Thermo wholemeal choc chip muffins

choc chip muffins

An easy to prepare and healthy muffin recipe. This recipe has been tested for use in a Thermomix. If using another type of cooker, cooking / prep times and ingredient quantities may need to be adjusted to work correctly.

This meal is 198 calories per serve and can also be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Carrot and parmesan dip

Make this dip ahead of time and store in the fridge with some vegetables cut into baton so you a healthy snack whenever needed.

This dip is 121 calories per serve and can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

More of Ashleigh’s success with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

HOT BOD TRANSFORMATION: Mum Now Has A Bod She Is 'Damn Proud Of'

Ashleigh has lost 12.5kg* TWICE by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Ashleigh began her journey in 2013 after the birth of her son. She lost 12.5kgs and then had a healthy second pregnancy with The Healthy Mummy. Following the birth of baby number two, she lost 12.5kg once more.

Ashleigh says she now has a body she is SUPER ‘proud of!’ – which is absolutely amazing!

“This body grew two beautiful babies! However, it wasn’t looked after, it wasn’t treated well, it wasn’t loved,” she admits.

“Now it is strong. Now it is healthy. Now it is a little wobbly but still awesome!

“HELL YEAH I am a Healthy Mummy!,” says Ashleigh! 

Way to go Ash! You look absolutely unreal. You ought to be so proud of your achievements, determination and transformation.

If you are inspired by Ashleigh’s weight loss journey – and are keen to follow a healthy eating meal plan, master your meal prep skills and tackle your weight – then be sure to check out our  28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge has been able to help thousands and thousand of mums lose weight, blast belly fat and improve their overall health through healthy eating plans and exercise programs.

To learn more about the  28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click HERE

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.