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Real Mums Stories: Sascha shares her top budget & family friendly meals the kids will eat

The incredible Sascha Farley, who lost 34 kilos on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in just over a year, is sharing her favourite meals from the Healthy Mummy App that suit her entire family as well as her budget! (Find out all about Sascha here)

Sascha shares how The Healthy Mummy has saved her thousands!

“I’m on maternity leave with my 4th bub so our budget is tighter than ever! This is one major reason we LOVE The Healthy Mummy! Having The Healthy Mummy App in our lives for the last 5 years has saved us thousands! Literally, in the first 2 years we saved $10k on groceries!”

“We have a mix of fussy kids and big eaters, so we always have to find a balance between us all so I don’t have to cook different meals for each family member!”

“My one fussy eater will always respond to a deconstructed pick plate version of our dinner. I highly recommend doing this often, so they get used to eating different foods! My big eater is happy with almost anything, and then there’s a kid in between the two, so we do a bit of both!! 

Before I had The Healthy Mummy App in my life, dinner was a huge stress and now it’s exciting.”

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Sascha’s little kitchen helpers

Sascha’s top 8 Budget and Family Friendly Meals!

“I’ve put together a list of our FAVE, mega BUDGET, family friendly meals, that everyone will eat a version of! The list could go on and on, so I’ve just included our top 8 from the Heatlhy Mummy App but follow along in the The Healthy Community for more INSPO!”

1. One Pot Spaghetti

Saschas’ One Pot Spag

“Use whatever veggies you have on hand to save money, then mince and pasta! We like using macaroni!”

Get the recipe here

2. Easy Mac and Cheese

Saschas’ Easy Mac&Cheese

“This is the perfect, most delicious vegetarian meal! We have saved so much by having 1-2 veggo meals a week!”

Get the recipe here

3. Beef Nachos

Saschas’ Nachos

“Nachos!  A super quick dinner we all share out of the baking dish which means no clean up and I often have frozen mince in the freezer ready to go – just add corn chips and cheese (avocado and sour scream never goes astray too!)”

Get the recipe for the Beef Nachos on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

4. Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Ravioli

“This is a firm family favourite in the Farley household! And so easy to make.” 

Get the recipe here 

5. Easy Fried Rice

Saschas’ Easy Fried Rice

This is a great mid week meal, particularly if you have the rice already cooked.  I think it makes it taste better too. It’s also a really useful recipe to use up whatever veggies you have in the fridge.”

Get the recipe for Easy Fried Rice on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

6. Sausage and Vegetable Pasta Bake

Saschas’ Sausage & Veg Pasta Bake

“This is the ultimate comfort dinner that my kids absolutely love! Plus because the vegetables are grated, I can sneak them past my fussy eater!”

Get the Recipe here 

7. Hidden Veg Sausage Rolls/Pizza Scrolls

Sascha Pizza Scrolls

‘Not only do these make snacks, the Hidden Veg Sausage Rolls or the Pizza Scrolls work really well as a main meal with a side of veg or salad. I nearly always have batches of these in my freezer so it’s a win-win when I’m pushed for time and want an easy meal!’

Get the recipe for Pizza Scrolls here

8. Sticky Chicken Rice Bake

Saschas’ Sticky Chicken Rice Bake

‘This is a great budget recipe using rice and chicken thighs. It’s just $1.80 per serve and a fantastic recipe to make ahead of time and reheat for those busy mid-week dinners.’

Get the recipe here

GET COACHED by Sascha!

You can join Sascha on the Healthy Mummy App and get coached by her! Find out how here.


Click here for How to Get The Most Out of The Healthy Mummy App when starting the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge! 

Are you ready to join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and get access to this INCREDIBLE APP??

If you are wanting to lose weight and improve your energy – not to mention – help improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out.

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including 7 Day Cleanse)
  • 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 learn more about our 28 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CLICK HERE or purchase our Smoothies.

written by:

Sascha Farley

I am an active yet sleep deprived mum of 4, working full time & living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney NSW. I love spending time with my family going for walks or to the beach. We equally love a movie on the couch! I’ve been living The Healthy Mummy life for nearly 5 years and never looked back!