Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of different ways to great various replacements for higher carb food items. I have tried a couple of different cauliflower pizza recipes, but as most use cheese in the base, that doesn’t give you much cheese leftover for your topping, especially if you are trying to keep your syns low for other parts of your day. This works really well, obviously it isn’t a crisp base like you would expect with a proper pizza dough, but it holds together well and is super yummy once you add all your toppings. This will always work well for anyone who is dairy free, as you can just omit the cheese from the topping.

cauliflower pizza - Slimming EatsSlimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 1 Healthy Extra A choice per serving

Green – 1 Healthy Extra A choice per serving

Original – 1 Healthy Extra A choice per serving

suitable for a Slimming World SP day

Gluten Free and Dairy Free, Whole 30, Paleo friendly (if you omit the cheese)

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Tomato and Basil Soup

For my birthday a friend took me to a lovely little Italian cafe, where they had the most delicious Tomato and Basil soup on the menu, it was so fresh and flavourful, so I was determined to recreate it myself at home. I think I did a pretty good job. I recommend using fresh tomatoes if you can, as the taste is so much better, but this can be made with canned varieties also.

Tomato and Basil Soup - Slimming Eats

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 2 syns per serving

Green – 2 syns per serving

Original – 2 syns per serving

suitable for a Slimming World SP day

Whole 30, Paleo friendly, Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Tomato and Basil Soup
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Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1kg of fresh ripe tomatoes (I used the roma variety), peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • handful of basil, chopped (reserve some for garnish)
  • 1 litre of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • ⅓ cup (120ml) of coconut milk (5 syns)
  • salt and black pepper to season
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (6 syns)* - or use olive oil spray to reduce the syns here
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat
  2. Add the onion and celery and fry to soften.
  3. Add the garlic and tomatoes and continue to cook, until the tomatoes start to break down.
  4. Add the tomato stock, tomato paste and basil and stir well. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for approx 45 mins.
  5. Stir in the coconut milk and continue to simmer or another 5 mins.
  6. Season as needed with salt and black pepper.
  7. Ladle into bowls and garnish with chopped basil.
  8. Enjoy!!

 

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The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx. nutritional information (using calorie count recipe analysis)

Approx. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

per serving

Calories

87

Fat

4.7g

Saturated Fat

1.9g

Total Carbohydrate

10.6g

Dietary Fibre

2.4g

Sugars

5.8g

Protein

               2.8g

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Chicken and Mango Meatballs with a Spicy Mango Sauce

Normally I like to wait until I have some decent pictures taken before sharing recipes, and as this one was mostly just in testing, I didn’t get round to taking the pictures I like to when I create recipes for you.

But when I shared my dinner picture of this on my Facebook page, the response was so big that I didn’t want to keep you waiting for it, so here it is. I hope you love it.

Chicken and Mango Meatballs with Spicy Mango Sauce - Slimming Eats Recipe

 

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy - 1.5 syns per serving

Original – 1.5 syns per serving

Whole 30, Paleo friendly, Gluten Free and Dairy Free

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Watermelon Ice Pops

So I recently bought these fab little ice lolly moulds and wooden sticks from Amazon, so that I could make my own ice lollies for the kids  – Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker, Multi-Colour (Note: this is an amazon affiliate link).

Looking for ideas for the first batch I could make for the kids, I stumbled across this fab recipe on Cooking Classy. There are a couple of ingredients I changed and they actually work out pretty low synned, so thought I would share with you all.

Instead of the maple syrup you could try using a zero calorie sweetener if you prefer, but I prefer to use natural rather than artificial, especially as these will be mostly for my kids. If you wish to reduce the syns even further, you could leave out the chocolate chips, but I figured everyone deserves a little bit of chocolate once in a while.

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Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 3 syns per ice lolly

Green – 3 syns per ice lolly

Original – 3 syns per ice lolly

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Moussaka Meatballs

This dish won’t disappoint in the taste department, it is seriously yummy.

I had some lamb mince I needed to use up and bored by the usual dishes I make with lamb, I decided to make something new and well moussaka just screamed out to me with the eggplant (aubergine) that was also sitting in my fridge, however I really didn’t have the time to mess around with the layers of a traditional moussaka, so decided to veer from that a little and use some of the same ingredients, but combine it into a meatballs dish and it totally worked.

Before I share the recipe below, I will point out that if it is a traditional recipe you are after then I have one right here on my blog: Slimming Eats Moussaka

Slimming Eats Moussaka - Slimming World

 

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy3 syns per serving

Original 3 syns per serving

suitable for a Slimming World SP day

Gluten free friendly

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