Have you heard about the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and want to know what you’re missing out on?
28_day_challengeWell one thing you’ll miss out on if you’re not signed up for the next Challenge (they run EVERY month), is 28 days of healthy eating diet plans, including easy to prepare breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
How fantastic – you don’t need to think about what to have for dinner for a whole 28 days!
All the recipes throughout the Challenge are completely customisable and can be adjusted to suit your tastes and your family’s needs and budget.
Today we are sharing a super delicious and hearty recipe from the 28 Day Challenge which is perfect for these cooler Winter nights.
Healthy Minestrone Bean Soup
Bacon, vegetables, pasta and beans turn this soup into a hearty, healthy soup for the whole family. Increase quantities to serve the whole family or freeze or refrigerate in individual portions for future meals.

Minestrone & Bean Soup

Ingredients (Makes 1 serve)

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (5 mls)
  • 1/4 brown onion (25 grams)
  • 1/2 clove garlic (1.5 grams)
  • 1 bacon rasher, lean & trimmed (27 grams)
  • 1/2 carrot (35 grams)
  • 1/4 potato (30 grams)
  • 1/2 stalk celery (20 grams)
  • 1 cup liquid vegetable stock, salt reduced (250 mls)
  • 100 grams of tinned cannellini beans
  • 100 grams of tinned tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal pasta, any shape (25 grams)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (5 grams)

minestrone bean soupMethod

  • Dice the onion and garlic. Remove the rind and roughly chop the bacon, peel and chop the carrot, chop the celery and potato, rinse and drain the cannellini beans. Chop the parsley.
  • Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat and add onion. Sauté for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Add bacon, carrot, celery, potato and garlic and stir to combine. Cook uncovered for further 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Add the stock, beans and tomatoes and cover and bring to the boil.
  • Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  • Increase heat, add pasta and cook for further 10 minutes until pasta is al dente, add some water if soup gets too thick once pasta is cooked.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately sprinkled with parsley.
    Healthy Mummy blog signatureEvery month on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, we run a BRAND NEW 28 Day Menu with a different theme so you NEVER get bored!
    Next months theme is the WINTER! – Perfect for the chilly weather, SUPER easy to whip up and still just as healthy.
    If you are curious about the 28 Day Challenge recipes then we have a 28 Day Challenge recipe pack for you to try HERE.  1605_THM_BA_FBMREC_JulyWinterSamplerAd2

    Find a delicious range of healthy recipes, packed full of energy boosting ingredients and nutrients together with easy to achieve exercise.

    About the 28 Day Challenge

    A few key things to note are:

    • The Challenge menu is FULLY customisable
    • You have access to over 1700 exclusive recipes
    • You have access to over 300 exercise routines
    • Meals are family friendly and are made in under 10-20 minutes

    For a limited time, we are offering you a HUGE DISCOUNT on the lifetime membership discount on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – you can see this awesome offer here.

    Here are some INCREDIBLE results from mums on the 28 Day Challenge.

    Samara lost 15kgs* on our 28 day weight loss challenge
    Weight Loss Results

    Samara says:  “I have lost 12kgs on the Healthy Mummy plans and smoothies! The Healthy Mummy has helped me to take control of what I can. I am getting happier and more confident with each passing day! I’m not at my goal weight yet – my body has hit the pause button – but I will not give up.  My advice – start TODAY! Don’t wait for next week or Monday, start your journey today. You will thank yourself in a week, a month, a year!
    If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got! Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end”

    You won’t regret it!
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