samedi 27 février 2016

Syn Free Slimming World Chicken Korma Fakeaway Recipe

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So here it is and I hope you like it!  It serves 2 large portions for big eaters like us but if you are serving 4, just double the chicken.

  • Frylight
  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/8 tsp mild ground chilli
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sweetener
  • 1-2 whole cloves, ground in a pestle & mortar
  • 200ml passata
  • 100ml 0% fat free greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp coriander leaf
  • Seasoning
  1. Spray a large frying pan with frylight and fry the chicken until golden brown.
  2. Add the onion, ginger and garlic, lower the heat and fry until the onions have softened.
  3. Now add all the herbs and spices except the coriander leaf and cook fort another 5 minutes ensuring everything is coated.
  4. Stir in the passata and sweetener and simmer while stirring until it thickens, then stir in the yoghurt and coriander and warm through.
  5. Add seasoning to taste if you wish and serve with whatever you wish; we chose syn free egg fried rice.

Slow Cooker Syn Free Beef Stew – Slimming World Recipe



  • Frylight
  • 400g lean braising steak
  • 2 red onions, halved & sliced
  • 1 celery stick, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled & sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded & chopped
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 beef oxo cubes
  • 500ml water
  • Seasoning
  1. Spray a large frying pan with frylight and sear the meat on both sides then transfer to your slow cooker.
  2. Now transfer everything else to the slow cooker and set on low and leave for a minimum of 5 hours (the longer the better).
  3. Season to taste and serve.

vendredi 26 février 2016

Syn Free Slimming World Sticky Chicken Paella Recipe – Serves 2


I’ve been meaning to Paella for quite some time and while our half done kitchen is yet again in complete chaos with the builders in, I wanted something that only used one pan.  However, what I didn’t realise is that I ideally needed paella rice but if you don’t either, then fear no more, there’s a recipe here for you using basmati instead.  Side Note: Different rices have different cooking times and water needed.

  • Frylight
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded & diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 700ml boiling water
  • 160g basmati rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • Seasoning
  • lemon juice
  1. Spray a large, deep non-stick pan with frylight and brown off the diced chicken over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and lower the heat to a medium to low to soften the onions, stirring here and there
  3. Now add the pepper, tomato puree, spices and seasoning, giving everything a good coating and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the water and pop in the bay leaf, add the rice and simmer and stir frequently around 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in 1/2 tsp of lemon juice and serve.
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Syn Free Slimming World Chicken, Bacon & Tomato Pasta Recipe

So I’m sharing with you a typical dish that I cook with spaghetti and it’s never the same; I change it constantly using whatever I have in at the time or my mood and it’s guilt free!
Recipe – Serves 4 smaller portions or 2 large portions
  • Frylight
  • 450g skinned chicken, diced
  • 2 rashers of bacon, trimmed of fat & chopped
  • 1 red onion, halved & sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 100g sliced mushrooms
  • Seasoning
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 80g grated lower fat mature cheddar (if between two, 40g each is a healthy extra, or 20g each is half when serving 4 people).
  1. Spray a large pan with frylight and sauté the onions and garlic on a medim to low heat until the onions have softened.
  2. Now add the chicken and bacon and continue to cook and stir until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce and fry off over a minute and stir in the tomatoes, mushrooms and seasoning.
  4. Cook on a gentle simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the basil and stir well and turn off the heat and stir in the cheese.
  6. Serve over cooked tagliatelle  (I stick to 80g per person).

Syn Free Slimming World Chicken Jalfrezi Indian Curry Recipe

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(Serves 2 large portions, 4 smaller portions)


  • Frylight
  • 400g skinned chicken breast (cut in to smallish bite size pieces)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp of dried coriander leaf


Spray a large frying pan with frylight and gently fry the cumin seeds for 3 minutes until starting to smoke gently.
Now add all the vegetables and saute until the onions have softened.
Add all of the spices and salt (hold back the coriander leaf) and cook for another two minutes, then add the chicken and 1 tbsp of the water, place a lid on top and cook on a medium to low heat for a further 10 minutes.
Then pour in the tomatoes, stir in the remaining coriander amd 1 tbsp of water and replace lid to cook for a final 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
We enjoyed ours with syn free egg friend rice and tasted far better than some of the SW curries from the free recipe leaflets you can pick up at group.  Thumbs up from us!
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Enchiladas Serving Suggestion – Serves 4


You could certainly eat the casserole alone, or if you wanted to be that little bit naughty using your healthy extras, why not try making enchiladas?
Just grab a large roasting tin, fill up 4 tortillas (HE only) with the casserole and 2 sausages in each, close the wraps by folding over two of the edges and spoon any leftovers on top.  Finish by topping with a sprinkling of lower fat grated cheese (HE) and bake on gas mark 4 for 30-40 minutes.  These were incredible!
How would you eat yours?
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Slimming World Sausage & Bean Slow Cooker Recipe

Recipe – Serves 4
2 red onions, halved & finely sliced
2 celery sticks, finely sliced
1 yellow pepper, deseeded & chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded & chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 low syn or reduced fat pork sausages if not on SW
2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp rosemary
1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 chicken stock cube
1 tin of baked beans
2 cm fresh ginger, peeled & grated
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
100ml water
1/2 tbsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
Generous salt & pepper
  1. Chuck everything in to your slow cooker, set to low and leave on overnight or 6-7 hours for on high for 3-4 hours.  Side Note:  The longer you leave this recipe, the thicker is becomes which is perfect for enchiladas below.
  2. Serve in warm bowls and sprinkle with snipped chives or whatever you fancy.

Slow Cooker Slimming World Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe – Syn Free

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Note:  Since posting this recipe  , I have been told someone’s great news on Facebook that they ate this once a day for four days and lost 3lb!  I would love to hear your update too, so please post below!

Recipe – Serves 6-8
2 onions, diced
3 celery sticks, chopped
4 carrots, peeled & diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
1 tbsp dried oregano
2 litres of water
4 vegetable or chicken stock cubes
2 400g tins of baked beans
1 400g tin of kidney beans, drained
1 400g tin of mixed bean salad, drained
1 tsp paprika
1 small cabbage, shredded
Cayenne pepper
160g orzo pasta or rice
  1. Throw everything in to the slow cooker except the orzo) and set on low overnight (approx 6-7 hours) or high for 3-4.
  2. Stir in the orzo or rice and set to high for 30 mins or until cooked
  3. Season to taste and serve.

Syn Free Slimming World Bacon & Mushroom Frittata Recipe

  • Frylight
  • 6 to 9 grilled rashers of bacon medallions (fat removed), sliced in to 1cm strips
  • 1 red onion, halved & sliced
  • 3 small shallots (or very small regular onions), peeled & thinly sliced
  • 120g mushrooms, sliced
  • Half a green pepper, deseeded & diced
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g fat free natural yoghurt
  • A handful of fresh thyme sprigs, stalks removed or 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 120g lower fat cheddar cheese, grated (*Part of Healthy Extra when serving 4)
  • Salt & pepper

  1. Preheat your oven on 180 degrees and spray a large oven-proof frying pan with frylight (I had an oven-proof wok, but normally I would use a regular frying a pan and have a quiche dish at hand which I’ve misplaced while renovating).
  2. Add the onions, mushrooms, pepper and grilled and sliced bacon and fry until the onions have softened.
  3. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and turn off the heat.
  4. Then in a large bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the onion mixture and stir.
  5. Top with more sprigs of fresh thyme for decoration and pop in the middle of the oven for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Serve with syn free chips or baked potato and beans 
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Slimming World Syn Free Delicious Dauphinoise Recipe – Serves 4


  • 900g large potatoes (about 4), peeled and thinly sliced from the longest side
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp salt and a sprinkle of pepper
  • 1 fat clove of garlic, minced
  • 400ml skimmed milk (1 syn per person or 350ml + 50ml water to complete each person’s Healthy Extra)
  • 200g fat free natural yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 120g lower fat grated cheese (*Note this is 30g per person & doesn’t equate to a full Healthy Extra)
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg
  1. Hours before, place the milk, onion, garlic and bay leaf in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.  Set aside and leave to cool completely.
  2. Once cooled, preheat your oven on 220 degrees.
  3. Using a pan steamer, place the sliced potato in the middle tier, add boiling water to the bottom and season the potato with a sprinkle of salt and simmer the water for 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a large baking dish and spread out the slices as thinly as you can (you make need to separate some with the prongs of a fork).
  5. In a large mixing bow, whisk the eggs then stir in the yoghurt and cold infused milk and mix well.
  6. Pour over the potatoes then sprinkle over the cheese and nutmeg.
  7. Place in the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until the top is golden, then serve.
  8. And if you loved my side dish, then don’t forget to tag me in a pic on Instagram.. I absolutely love seeing photos of my recipes 
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mercredi 24 février 2016

Red white Beans

Good recipe for vegetarians

Prep Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 15 minutes

extra-virgin olive oil - 2 tbsp
medium to large onion, chopped - 1
sprigs rosemary, leaves finely chopped - 2
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
tomato puree - 60g
chicken stock - 240ml
tins cannellini beans, drained - 425g

Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
Add the onion, rosemary and salt and pepper, to taste.
Cook the onions until sweet and soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
Stir in the tomato puree for 1 minute.
Add the stock, then stir in the beans and reduce the heat to low until the beans are cooked through.
Adjust the seasoning and turn the beans out into a serving bowl.
Keep warm until ready to serve.

lundi 22 février 2016

Toffee Flavour Magic Pancakes & Banana


Porridge Oats - 35g
Egg - 1

Mix 35g of porridge oats with any flavour toffee and leave in fridge overnight.
Next morning stir in sweetener (to your taste) and mix with one egg then fry them off in fry light.
They are quite fiddly so measure each pancake out with a teaspoon - makes about 12 that way..

Half syn Cake

Half a syn for the Whole cake on all plans.


Eggs, separated - 4
Tub of park - 1
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Sweetener - 5 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Fromage frais - 3 tbsp
Fresh fruits of your choice
Raspberries and strawberries


Preheat oven to 180c and line 2 sandwich tins, spray with fry light.
Whisk the eggs whites in one bowl until they reach the soft peak stage.
In another bowl whisk together the egg yolks, 4 tbsp sweetener, half the tub of quark, baking powder and the vanilla extract. Then whisk in half the egg whites.
Fold in the remaining egg whites with a metal spoon.
Tip the mixture into 2 sandwich tins which have been lined with baking parchment and sprayed with fry light.
Bake in the oven until well risen, golden brown and a skewer comes out clean, approx 20 mins. It will sink when you take it out so don't be alarmed.
Leave to cool for 5 mins then turn out and peel off the baking paper and place on a cooling rack to cool entirely.
Meanwhile take the other half of the quark and mix with 1 tbsp of sweetener. You can also add fromage frais at this stage too.
Spread half of the mixture on top of one cake and put the rest of the mixture on top and decorate with more fruit.
Credit: Slimmingworld

Homity Pie


Low calorie cooking spray
potatoes, peeled and cubed - 340g
onions, chopped - 225g
leeks, thinly sliced - 225g
frozen peas - 198g
garlic cloves, finely chopped - 2
A handful of fresh parsley, chopped
A handful of fresh thyme, chopped
eggs, lightly beaten - 2
vegetable stock - 85ml
reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, grated - 160g
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°F/Gas 7. Spray a medium-sized, ovenproof dish with low calorie cooking spray.
Boil potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain return to the pan and mash. Set aside until needed.
Spray a large non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and stir-fry the onions, leeks and peas over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened.
Add the mashed potatoes, garlic, parsley, thyme eggs, stock and half the cheese, season and stir to combine.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared ovenproof dish and scatter over the remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

English Breakfast

A slim friendly breakfast that will give you vitality for starting the day!

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 35 minutes

potatoes - 700g
extra-lean minced pork - 450g
bacon, all visible fat removed - 4 slices
tomatoes, halved - 8
large field mushrooms - 4
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
low calorie cooking spray
large eggs - 4
baked beans - 400g can

Place the unpeeled potatoes in boiling water and cook for 30 minutes, or until tender.
Cool, then cover and chill overnight.
Divide the pork mince into 8 portions and shape each into a patty. Place on a grill rack along with the bacon, tomato halves and mushrooms.
Season and grill under a medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Turn the bacon and pork patties and grill for a further 5-7 minutes, until cooked through.
Meanwhile, remove the skins from the potatoes, coarsely grate and season to taste.
Shape into rounds and fry in a pan sprayed with low calorie cooking spray for 5 minutes each side, or until cooked and golden.
Fry the eggs in low calorie cooking spray for 3-4 minutes and heat the baked beans in a small pan.
Serve the hash browns and pork patties with the bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, egg and beans.

Delicious berry pancakes

Delicious berry pancakes

Prep Time : 20 minutes
Cook Time : 30 minutes

fresh mixed berries - 400g
sweetener - 1 tbsp
Icing sugar, to dust
Fat free natural fromage frais, to serve
Fresh mint leaves, to decorate
For the pancakes
plain flour - 150g
sweetener - 1 tbsp
large eggs, beaten - 4
skimmed milk - 100ml
finely grated orange zest - 1 tbsp
vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Low calorie cooking spray

Place the berries in a bowl with the sweetener and toss to mix well. Leave to stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
To make the pancakes, sift the flour into a bowl with the sweetener and a pinch of salt.
Mix in the eggs, milk, orange zest and vanilla essence and whisk until smooth.
Spray a small frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat.
Pour one-eighth of the batter into the pan to coat the bottom, tilting and swirling the pan to spread the batter.
Cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned at the base then carefully flip over and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from the pan, fold into quarters and keep warm while you make the remaining pancakes.
Serve the pancakes with the berries.
They’re delicious lightly dusted with icing sugar and served with a spoonful of fromage frais and a sprig of mint.
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Vegetable Frittata

Most vegetables would work well so swap and change depending on your mood or the time of year.

Prep Time : 50 minutes

Low calorie cooking spray
spring onions, finely sliced - 8
garlic cloves, peeled and crushed - 2
red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped - 1
drained and finely chopped bottled roasted red peppers
sweetcorn kernels, drained - 200g can
fresh or frozen peas - 200g
eggs, beaten - 6
finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley - 4 tbsp
cooked macaroni - 250g
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4.
Spray a medium-sized ovenproof flan or pie dish with low calorie cooking spray.
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. Season well and transfer to the dish.
Place in the oven and bake for 25-40 minutes or until the eggs have set and the frittata is golden brown.
Credit : Slimmingworld

vendredi 12 février 2016

Pizza made from Instant Mash

(Tested on the wife)

Serves 4


½ pack of Sainsbury Instant Mash (250g)
½ TSP of Garlic Powder.


Add three ripped leaves of Basil.
Mix together then add hot water until the mix is like bread doe.
Add 1 egg and mix.
Spray a 10” Pancake pan with 2-3 Fry Light shots.
Press the mix into the pan and press down as thin as is possible.
Cook one side for 3 mins then turn over and cook other side for 3 mins.
Allow to cool.

Put Passata in a pan enough to cover Pizza base, add 1 TSP Tomato Puree and a few drops of “Worcester Sauce”, heat till thickened but DO NOT BOIL.

Coat the Pizza base with the Passata,
Add your choice of “Toppings”

Cook 1 Red Onion with Balsamic Vinegar until soft. 
This was my choice of Toppings Onion, 40g Mozzarella balls, 2 slices of Lean Ham, sprinkle with 28g of Mild Hard Cheddar and place on Pre Heated Pizza Stone at 180/190 and cook until the cheese is bubbling.

Eat with Salad.

Sainsburys Ham Sainsburys
7 wafer thin breaded ham slices Cows Milk Mozzarella

Per 2 Slices Per 40g

Cal=36 Kcal=81.6
Fat=0.4g Fat=6.16g
Total Sugar=0.6g Sugar=0.5g
Salt=0.8g Salt=0.43g
Sat Fat=trace Sat Fat=4.0g

Mild Hard Cheese

Per 28g

Total Sugar=0.2g
Sat Fat=6.2g

Pizza from Instant Mash

Pineapple & Ham 

Serves 4


Use 125g from a pack of Sainsbury Instant Mash (250g)
One Tsp of mixed herbs.
1 onion chopped lengthways (s)(sff)
6 Basil leaves


Mix together then add hot water until the mix is like bread doe.
Add 1 egg and mix.

Spray a Flat Pan with 3-4 Fry Light shots, wipe across pan.
Press the mix into the pan and cover in Clingfilm, rolling out with a rolling pin as thin as possible, remove Clingfilm.

Cook one side until light brown then using a large dinner plate warmed up and slightly wetted, place on top of pizza base and turn over, add 2-3 Fry Lights then return the pizza base to the pan and cook other side 3-6 mins depends on thickness.
When cooked to the correct colour, leave on pan and add tomato base.

Put Passata in a pan enough to cover Pizza base, add 1 TSP Tomato Puree and a few drops of “Worcester Sauce”, heat till thickened but DO NOT BOIL.
Coat the Pizza base with the Passata

Add One slice of Lean thin sliced ham, cut into small strips, also cover with small pineapple wedges and use 4 of your allowance of Extra Light Laughing Cow wedges broken up and spread around the pineapples.

If the base is stuck to the pan then reheat and you will find that it will be easier to slide to your oven stone.

Place on Pre Heated Pizza Stone at 180/190 and cook until the cheese is bubbling.

Eat with Salad.

If you want better cheese then use 45g of Mozzarella cheese balls and 25g of low fat Cheddar grated on. But it will increase the Syn value!