Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Slimming World Cheesy Green Lentil Bake

I wanted to make something tasty and warming, especially as those dark nights are drawing in! So I opted to make Slimming World Cheesy Green Lentil Bake.....and I was not disappointed.

Serves 2


A tin of Green Lentils
A tin of Ratatouille
Fry Light
Salt & Pepper to season
2 eggs
90g Low fat cheese                                        

  • Turn the oven on to 180c.
  • Empty the tin of green lentils into a pan and boil for 4 minutes.

  • Once cooked, lentils will be soft.  Drain them and put them in an oven proof dish (sprayed with fry light to stop any sticking), then add the tin of ratatouille.
  • Add to this the 2 eggs beaten up and the 90g of grated low fat cheese, along with the salt and pepper to season.

  • Bake in the oven for 20-30 mins till it is golden brown in colour.

And here is the finished article:

Syns: If you are using your Healthy Extra A then it will be free (for 1 serving - half of the whole dish) on Green and Extra Easy, if using your syns for the cheese it will be 6 syns per serving.

Rating:  10/10

This tasted amazing!  I haven't tried lentils before but will definitely be making this again, and next time serve it with a big salad.

Back on the old diet before Christmas!!

Well its that time of year again when I am definitely in need of trimming down again.  My aim is to lose a stone by December so that I can fit into a rather expensive dress, which I bought to go to my brother in law's Wedding, unfortunately it is too tight at the moment.

So with all the best intentions, I have started back on the Slimming World diet again as I always find it so easy and there is such alot you can eat.

This morning I cooked  lovely big breakfast of beans, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and bacon (with the fat taken off).  I always eat better when I am doing Slimming Word and don't tend to skip meals like I do normally. All of this was syn free on Extra Easy.

Today's lunch was a really quick and tasty stir fry.


  • Stir fry vegetables
  • Soya Sauce (I used dark)
  • Dried egg noodles
  • Fry light
  • Salt to season

Stir Fry the Vegetables in Fry Light

I just used a pack of stir fry vegetables from Asda and fried them off in some fry light and some dark soya sauce.  I added some salt.

Meanwhile, I boiled some water in a pan and dropped in some egg noodles (I used Blue Dragon).

It says to use one nest per person but me being greedy used two and there was definitely too much.

Once the noodles were cooked I drained them and added them to the vegatables in the wok and cooked them for another minute or so.

I served the stir fry up, adding a little more soya sauce.

Simply delicious

Rating: 9/10
Syns: Free on Green and on Extra Easy

This recipe could be adapted and you could add some lean meat to the stir fry, which would still be free on Extra Easy.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Macaroni Cheese, Slimming World Style

The thing I miss most about being on the Slimming World plan is Cheese, this was probably why I needed to lose weight in the first place.....eating far too much cheese!

So when I made this low fat macaroni cheese dish, it was like a cheese dream come true :-)

I firstly boiled the pasta in a pan of boiling water (I was using up the last of my pasta, obviously Macaroni Pasta would be perfect for this dish but I used Penne Pasta instead).

When the pasta was cooked I drained it and transferred it to a large oven proof dish and mixed in a pot of extra light Philadelphia Cream Cheese (which you can use as your Healthy Extra A) or Syn it, I think its 3 Syns for the 28g tub.  I mixed in a tablespoon of English Mustard to give it a bit more flavour and added some lean ham chopped up.  I then put it in the oven to bake for about 10 minutes.

I served it up with some steamed green beans.

You could add sweetcorn to the dish and you could also try the garlic and herb Philadelphia for added taste.  You could even top the dish with some cherry tomatoes before putting in the oven.

Cheese Tastic!

Rating: 9/10

Smoked Salmon Breakfast - Virtually Syn Free on Extra Easy

So I thought what could I try for my breakfast that was a little different?  We all get fed up of the same old, same old.  Then when I was shopping at my local supermarket the other day, I noticed some smoked salmon....perfect I thought.

I enjoyed the smoked salmon with a slice of weight watchers brown bread (Healthy Extra B), spread with a teaspoon of extra light flora (0.5 Syns - this is the lowest Syn margarine I have found and is in a purple tub).  

I baked a large mushroom and a couple of cherry tomatoes in the oven with some balsamic vinegar drizzled on (Syn free) and did some scrambled egg in the microwave.  Delicious!

Rating:  8/10

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Slimming World Snack - Hummus & Carrot sticks

I was feeling a little peckish this afternoon and thought I would try a recipe I had spotted in an old Slimming World Magazine:

400g Chick Peas
1/2 Lemon (the juice)
2 Tablespoons of low fat Yoghurt
1 Teaspoon of Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Garlic Cloves crushed

I whizzed all of the ingredients in a blender and added a tablespoon of water.  I served it with Carrot sticks.  I would have preferred Pitta Bread but I wanted something syn free, which this is.  

The Hummus was really nice, quite a strong taste of Garlic, but I really enjoyed it.  Very simple and quick to make for a syn free treat.

Rating: 6/10
Syns: Free on Extra Easy

Slimming World Stir Fry

For my lunch yesterday I needed something quick and tasty.  I opted for a beef stir fry, which was absolutely scrummy.  I used lean beef which came already cut into strips and after frying it off in fry light and a bit of Worcestershire sauce, I added some ginger, Garlic salt and an already prepared bag of stir fry veg which included bean sprouts, carrots, beans, and peppers.  I added some dark soy sauce and Voila! A quick, simple meal.

Rating: 9/10

Syns: Free on Extra Easy

Big Breakfast, Slimming World Style

Yesterday I made myself a lovely big breakfast!  All this is totally syn free (apart from the margarine, which is optional) on Extra Easy, using the bread as your Healthy B item.

Big Breakfast

I used smoked bacon, without the fat, Scrambled eggs with some spring onions, baked beans, a Quorn Sausage and 2 slices of Weight Watchers bread with a little extra light marg which is 1 and a half syns for a level tables spoon.  You could add mushrooms, and tomatoes too as long as they are either baked or fried in fry light.

Rating: 8/10