Synfree Pancakes – Slimming World (GF)

I don’t often have a healthy b option spare at the end of the day but when I do this is a great recipe to try.  It uses the 35g of oats, a yoghurt and tonnes of fruit, so a great way to add lots of speed foods.

Ingredients:

  • 35 g rolled oats (Mine were gluten free)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pot of Muller Light (I used vanilla with choc chips)
  • 1 tub of Quark
  • Fresh fruit

Method

Beat the eggs.

Stir in the oats and Muller Light

Spray a frying pan with Fylight and pour in some of the mixture.  Cook for about 3 mins per side.  They are really hard to turn over but they get easier to do as you practise.

Make a topping by adding Quark and fresh fruit.

Optional: 2 syns if you mix 11g Highlights hot chocolate to the quark and mix it up…delicious!

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Diet Coke Chicken – Slimming World (GF)

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OK, I finally opened the can and made Diet Coke chicken.  It was really Pepsi Max chicken but you get the idea.

Once you get over the initial horror of putting a fizzy drink into a meal you’ll realise it’s really great.  It actually tastes fantastic!  A lovely, slightly sweet and rich sauce.  As I was eating it I couldn’t believe it was synfree!  This will definitely be one of my regular meals now.

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts cut into pieces
  • Frylight
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 peppers chopped into chunks
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2tsp Henderson’s Relish (or Worcestershire sauce if you can have gluten)
  • 1tbsp of Kikkoman gluten free soy sauce (or regular soy sauce if you can have gluten)
  • 4 tsp tomato puree
  • 8 tbsp passata
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 330ml can of Diet Coke
  • 200ml chicken stock (I used Knorr stock cubes)

Method:

  1. Fry the chicken, onion and peppers in Frylight for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the diet coke, stock, passata, tomato purée, garlic, Henderson’s Relish, Kikkoman gluten free soy sauce and mixed herbs and stir.
  3. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Serve with: mash, new potatoes, rice…

Looking for more inspiration?  You might like: Chicken Jalfrezi – Slimming World (GF) or Chilli Beef – Slimming World (GF).

 

Chicken Jalfrezi – Slimming World (GF)

Curries are one of my absolute favourites.  I love experimenting with different ingredients and spices.  For me, it is more about the taste, than the heat of the dish.  You can always add a bit more curry powder but without the right spices it doesn’t always taste right.

Chicken Jalfrezi is a classic curry dish, originally created to use up leftovers by frying them in peppers and onion.  This recipe serves 2 people and is syn-free.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • Frylight
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1/2 red and 1/2 yellow peppers deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tin of tomatoes – chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • very low fat natural yoghurt and chopped cucumber to serve
  • cooked white rice
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Or use beef, port or lamb.

Method:

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into strips and fry in Frylight until cooked through.
  2. Spray a separate frying pan with Frylight and add the cumin seeds, onion, peppers, garlic and ginger and fry for about 8 minutes.
  3. Transfer the chicken to the mixture and stir well.
  4. Add the curry powder, chilli powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes.  Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with a side dish of very low fat natural yoghurt and chopped cucumber.

Like curries?  You might enjoy Easy Tikka Masala Sauce – Slimming World or Gobi Chana Curry – Slimming World.

Chicken Stir-fry with Pak Choi – Slimming World (GF)

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This recipe is perfect for Slimming World as all the ingredients are synfree.  I was really surprised that the Amoy noodles were as they are part cooked – but I checked online and they are.  The whole dish is gluten-free if you use gluten-free soy sauce.  I used Kikkoman Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce but there are others on the market.

Ingredients:

  • 200g diced chicken (cooked)
  • Amoy straight to wok ribbon rice noodles 150g pouch
  • Pak Choi chopped
  • Handful of mangetout
  • Yellow and red peppers diced
  • 1 onion
  • Frylight
  • Ginger paste
  • Soy Sauce (Gluten free variety)

Method:

  1. In Frylight lightly fry the onion and peppers.
  2. Add the cooked chicken pieces and ginger paste and stir well.
  3. After 2 minutes add the pak choi and mangetout and a splash of soy sauce.
  4. After 1 minute add the noodles with a few more splashes of soy sauce.
  5. Stir for 1-2 minutes to cook through.

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You might also like Beef & Pepper Stir Fry – Slimming World or Carrot & Coriander Soup – Slimming World.

Easy Celery Soup – Slimming World

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Very simple to make!

Here’s another Slimming World friendly soup.  It’s syn free.  It’s also so easy to make too which helps!

 

 

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Onion, Bovril, celery, garlic & water

Ingredients: 300g chopped celery, 2 small onions diced, Frylight, 2 tsp chicken Bovril, 1tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove of garlic), 400ml boiling water

 

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  2. Add 2tsp of Bovril and 400ml boiling water to the pan.
  3. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Blitz with a hand blender…….easy!

More soups:

Slimming World chips

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Healthy fish and chips

My favourite Slimming World recipe!  It’s really easy too.

  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into chips

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    My favourite potato peeler: Jo!e
  3. Spray baking tray with Frylight
  4. Put chips on tray and add more Frylight
  5. Cook for approximately 45 minutes turning at least once

Some people like to parboil the potatoes first but I don’t find that I need to if I cut smallish chips.  If you are doing wedges you might need to parboil them first.

My favourite meal ideas:

  1. Egg, chips and beans – poach or fry eggs in Frylight
  2. Fish, chips and mushy peas – I like poached cod best.  I like to use 1 syn on a level tbsp of tomato ketchup
  3. Steak, chips and petit pois
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1 syn per level tbsp

If you like this why not take a look at:

 

Mozzarella Pasta

A great midweek meal.  If you use the mozzarella as a healthy ‘a’ choice it’s syn free!

Ingredients: 

  • 100g dried pasta
  • 100g quark
  • 50g mozzarella chopped up
  • 5 spring onions chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • basil (fresh or dried)
  • fresh tomato
  • Frylight

Method

1. Cook the pasta.

2. Meanwhile soften the spring onions and 1/2 red pepper in a frying pan with a few squirts of Frylight.

3. Put the onion and pepper mix in a bowl with the quark, basil and mozzarella.

4. Drain the cooked pasta and stir in the bowl with the other ingredients.

5. Serve with a side of chopped tomato.

 

Slimming World Kitchen Essentials

These are my Slimming World Kitchen Essentials

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Tins: 

  • Tomatoes (great for syn free sauces and with a Mixed Grill – Slimming World)
  • Chick Peas (padding out curries and for making hummus)
  • Mushy Peas (great with poached fish and Slimming World chips)
  • Baked Beans (jacket potato topping, add to loads of dishes)
  • Red Kidney Beans (add to salads and chillies)
  • Sweetcorn (nice in a quiche, salad or to bulk out a chilli)
  • Tuna Chunks (free in brine or water, avoid ones in oil)
  • Spaghetti Hoops

Sprays, Jars & Tubes:

  • Jars of Bovril or Oxo Stock Cubes (free!)
  • Frylight (use instead of oil to make many delicious fried items)
  • Balsamic Vinegarfrylight
  • Soy Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce or Henderson’s Relish
  • Tomato puree
  • Options Hot Chocolate (2 syns per mug) – great in Choc Orange Pot – Low syn

 

Herbs & Spices:

If you don’t have many herbs and spices yet, you soon will.  Slimming World meals are all about taste!  Start off with these essentials and then add to them when you need them for new recipes.  You’ll soon need a bigger spice rack!

  • Mixed herbs (add to many dishes but especially useful for spaghetti bolognaise)
  • Chilli powder
  • Curry powder

Packets:

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  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Cous cous
  • Dry Egg Noodles
  • Porridge Oats (35g as a healthy b option) – Slimming World – Overnight Oats
  • Weetabix (2 for a healthy b option)
  • Batchelors Super Pasta n Sauce Cheese & Broccoli (FREE) – needed for Slimming World Quiche
  • Batchelors Super Pasta n Sauce Chicken & Mushroom (FREE)
  • Batchelors Super Pasta n Sauce Cheese, Leek & Ham (1 syn)
  • Batchelors Super Pasta n Sauce Macaroni Cheese (1.5 syns)
  • Batchelors Super Pasta n Sauce Tomato, Onion & Herb (2.5 syns)
  • Tesco Pasta in Sauce, Tomato & Herb (FREE)
  • Batchelors Super Low Fat Noodles Chicken & Herb, dried (FREE)
  • Batchelors Super Low Fat Noodles Chilli Chicken, dried (FREE)
  • Batchelors Super Low Fat Noodles Sweet Thai Chilli, dried (FREE)
  • Slimming World HiFi bars – Lots of delicious flavours. ( 2 small bars is a healthy extra b choice or count eat bar as 3 syns)

Fruits & Veg

Fridge items

  • Milk (measure out for your healthy ‘a’ choice
  • Cheeses (measure out for your healthy ‘a’ choice
  • Fat free yoghurt
  • Fat free cottage cheese