Slimming Recipes

  • Slimming Recipes

    Our recipe pages are here to provide new ideas and inspiration for healthy, slimming and easy meals to fit in with your plan.

    Our recipes are all our own homemade favourites. We aim to add as many Syn Free Recipes, Low Syn Recipes and Extra Easy Recipes as we can.

    We do not claim to be professional chefs or specialist dieticians, and that is why we often do not add specific cooking instructions or exact quantity amounts for our recipes. We believe that each individual has their own preferential tastes, and therefore the recipes we print are for you to use as guides, take ideas from, experiment with, and develop for yourself by adding or taking away whichever ingredients you like.

    We do not use fancy ingredients; we try to invent recipes from ingredients that we believe most people already have in their cupboards and fridges.

    These pages will be updated regularly with new additions, so re-visit and check-in again soon.

  • Breadless Sandwich & Wraps

    If you have already used up your healthy `b` allowance, why not try a bread-less sandwich or wrap as an alternative?

    Ingredients:
    • Chicken, turkey or ham
    • Reduced fat (grated) Cheese
    • Red, yellow and green peppers
    • Light Philadelphia
     Alternatives to consider:
    • Grated carrot and swede
    • Rocket, watercress, spinach salad leaves
    • Sliced plum tomatoes
    • Spring onion

     

    Instructions:
    • Use any thinly sliced (free) meat; Ham, chicken and turkey probably work best.
    • Spread a layer of philadelphia light onto the meat, this helps your topping stick and stops it being dry.
    • Chop and grate your toppings i.e. peppers, salad, cheese, carrot.
    • Then either add another layer of meat, or simply wrap it (as you would a tortilla).
    • Serve with a large side salad or slimming chips

     

    Summary:

    If you have already used up your healthy extra `b` for the day or simply want an alternative snack or sandwich, this is a great idea. You can use up virtually anything you have left in your fridge? It`s also a great snack to take to work in a lunch box or to take on picnics. If you have it wrapped, consider tying some cotton round it, or wrap it tightly in clingfilm (so that the contents haven’t fallen out before you are ready to eat it).

    Preparation time:

    Around 5minutes

    Cooking time:

    None

    Syns per serving:

    If you are using your reduced fat cheese and light philadelphia as a healthy extra `a` then this is Syn Free!

     

    				

     

  • Tomato (Beetroot) Soup or Pasta Sauce


    This recipe is great as a lunch soup
    You can even double up and use it as a pasta sauce for your tea.

    Ingredients:

    • Beetroot
    • Cherry Tomatoes
    • Plum Tomatoes
    • Tinned Tomatoes
    • Celery
    • Onion
    • Garlic
    • Basil or Chives
    • Vegetable stock cubes

    Optional Extras:

      • Spring Onions
      • Courgette
      • Aubergine
      • Tinned Tomatoes
      • Fat Free Fromage Frais or Yoghurt

     

    Instructions:
    • Chop your all your vegetables and crush your garlic,
    • De-seed your tomatoes (if you choose) I don’t tend to bother, as soup will be liquidised
    • Throw all your ingredients into a large pan with the vegetable stock
    • stir and leave on a low heat for around 30mins, stirring occasionally
    • Once cooked, blitz or liquidise, and then serve.

    You may want to consider decorating this soup with a swirl of fat free yoghurt or fromage frais, and then garnish with basil or herbs – this creates a real dinner party/restaurant effect easily and cheaply.

     

    Summary:

    This is a really quick and easy soup to make. It is perfect to make with any left over vegetables you may have in your fridge, so be inventive and throw it all in – there is no point letting any vegetables (left overs) perish and go to waste when you can easily turn them into delicious, filling, SuperFree Soups that will help to speed up your weight loss.

    Alternatives:

    If you don’t have fresh tomatoes, simply use a can of tinned tomatoes. If you don’t have fresh beetroot, you could consider using a jar of pickled beetroot. I would recommend rinsing it under the tap first to get rid of excess vinegar. The result is a very sweet and sour tomato soup or sauce.

    Preparation Time: Around 15minutes

    Cooking Time: Around 30minutes

    Syns Per Serving: Syn Free (and full of SuperFree too)

    				

     

     

  • Roasted Mushroom & Garlic Risotto

     

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Bag of Risotto Rice
    • Frylight
    • Punnet of mushrooms
    • 1 Onion
    • 3 Cloves Garlic
    • 3 Vegetable Stock Cubes
    • Peas
      Optional Extras:
    • Philadelphia extra light soft cheese
    • Chives for dressing
    • Lighter Mature Cheddar
    • Asparagus
    • Green Beans

     

    Instructions

    1. Gently toast/Fry the risotto rice in a little fry light for a couple of minutes (try not to burn)
    2. Add around 3 pints of vegetable stock to a saucepan (or large microwavable bowl) and add the risotto rice to it).
    3. Also add crushed garlic cloves
    4. Cook the risotto rice slowly (medium heat) for around 20 minutes, stirring regularly – add more stock if required
    5. Meanwhile, also thinly slice and chop your onions; you can either fry these in frylight, steam in the microwave or roast in the oven (depending on your preference)
    6. Chop your mushrooms and roast in the oven with frylight
    7. Cook your peas
    8. Once the mushrooms are cooked, take half of them and blitz them in a food processer or ice crusher (alternatively, just finely chop them)
    9. Add your peas, finely chopped mushrooms and onions to your risotto rice and mix together
    10. Use the other half of the roasted mushrooms to decorate on the top of your risotto

     

    Optional variations

    You may wish to consider finishing the dish by adding a swirl or small dollop of melted extra light Philadelphia (or similar) with chopped chives to garnish? If you haven’t used your Healthy extra `a` for the day, you may also want to try adding some grated lighter mature cheese into the risotto rice or on the top of the dish. You could even add chopped ham, chicken or bacon (if you prefer meatier dishes).

    Preparation time (around): 15 minutes

    Cooking time (around): 30-45 minutes

    Diet type: Vegetarian

    Syns per serving: Syn Free, unless you add additions of cheese or sauces (and are not using them as a healthy extra)



    My rating 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

     

     

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