Beef and Potato Curry

Slimming Eats Beef and Potato Curry - gluten free, dairy free, Whole30, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Whole30, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

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Extra Easy – syn free per serving

Whole30 – serve with cauli rice

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Speed before Free Foods

 

Slimming Eats Speed before Free Foods tip - The benefit of speed foods on Slimming World

Do you struggle to get that 1/3 speed food onto your plate?

Well I wanted to share my little tip for ensuring you get a good balance of speed foods on your plate. I have been practicing this for years now with what was first superfree foods and it really works. I am not really one for meal planning, as I tend to change my mind when it comes to the day, so I usually cook by what I fancy. I do have a general idea of what foods, but never really do a set in stone weekly meal plan. That said, I will be posting some of my weekly meal plans very soon, of what I eat each week to give you some ideas if you are stuck in a rut. So watch out or that.

Anyway back to speed foods. The best way to ensure you have a good balance on your plate, is to think speed foods first. So don’t cook free foods first and then think hmmm!! what speed food can I add, the chances are that your will skimp on those speed foods and not get the recommended 1/3 on your plate. Instead reverse the process, think speed foods first. Look in your pantry, fridge or freezer to see what speed foods you have, decide your speed foods first and then think of what will go best alongside it. Occasionally there might be times when you have certain things that need using up, so you might not always be able to put this advice into place, but the majority of the time it is doable.

Speed foods are super low in calories and have great filling power when paired up with other free foods. So the more you add the better your weight loss. Also try and stick to speeds foods between meals for snacks where possible.

Slimming Eats Speed before Free Foods - The benefits of speed foods on Slimming World

Don’t forget there are certain starchy vegetables and fruit that are not speed foods. Print off or write out all the free foods with the S symbol next to them from the free food list on the Slimming World website and keep it somewhere convenient in your kitchen, that way you can always double check to make sure it is a speed food. It is also a good idea to carry the list around with you in your bag too, so you can refer to the list when eating out. Can you spot the non speed foods in the pictures above?

You can read more about the Benefits of speed foods here: The Benefits of Speed Foods

Hope this helps 🙂

Chicken and Sweetcorn Lasagne

Slimming Eats Chicken and Sweet Corn Lasagne - gluten free, Slimming Eats and Weight Watchers friendly

This creamy chicken and sweet corn lasagne topped with a cheesy rich tomato sauce is great for using up any leftover cooked chicken. It is super quick to make and can be all prepared in advance so all you have to do is place in the oven. It is great served with a variety of sides from salad to vegetables. It is also a great family meal, my kids love this lasagne whenever I make it.  It can also be kept gluten free if you use some gluten free pasta lasagne sheets.

This recipe is vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 1 HEa and 2 syns per serving

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Chocolate French Toast with Strawberry Sauce

Slimming Eats Chocolate French Toast with Strawberry Sauce - dairy free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Summer holidays have started here in Canada, so I thought it would be great to take the kids strawberry picking while they are still in season. The strawberries grown here are so lovely and sweet, and we filled 5 containers for just $10 which was great.

Of course next morning I just had to make a yummy breakfast where we could enjoy them, so decided on some french toast. I have been loving using Sweet Freedom Choc Shot as a low syn chocolate flavour, so added it to the egg mixture to make a delicious chocolate french toast to compliment the fresh sweet strawberries. I had so many strawberries that I also decided to make up a strawberry sauce which I could add to my french toast or American Style Pancakes or that the kids could spoon on top of some ice cream. Remember though that fruit not in it’s raw form is synned, so if you cook, blend, or it comes from a can etc it then becomes synned. If you want to keep the syns down you can just serve with fresh strawberries, but I had so many strawberries to use and this was worth it for a treat.

This recipe is vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 1 HEb per serving and 5 syns per serving

Green/Vegetarian – 1 HEb per serving and 5 syns per serving

Original – 1 HEb per serving and 5 syns per serving

NOTE: Don’t forget fruit that is not in it’s raw form i.e. blended, cooked or canned is synned

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Low Syn Frappucino

Slimming Eats Low Syn Frappucino - dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

In the summer a frappucino from starbucks is my weakness, so I was determined to come up with my own low synned version that I can enjoy at home. This was lovely and refreshing. I love coffee, but when it is hot, sometimes you just need a cold drink. This can easily be varied too with different flavourings, the basics to get the flavour and iced coffee will be the same.

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, Slimming World (SP) and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 1/2 HEa and 1.5 syns per serving

Green  – 1/2 HEa and 1.5 syns per serving

Original – 1/2 HEa and 1.5 syns per serving

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