Right... earlier today SW posted on Facebook asking people for tips for holidays!
Most of the 'tips' were along the lines of 'enjoy yourself' and 'forget the diet', which is fine for some people, but there were not enough genuine supportive tips for my liking!
Last night I went to Nandos with the girls. Their menu is very surprisingly Slimming World Friendly and Slimming World list syn values on their app for most menu items. I went for Butterfly Chicken Breast which is 2 breasts with the skin on. I chose Plain, but regardless of the marinade you choose it is still the same syns. I removed the skin, but I still counted the 3 syns it says on the Slimming World app. I'd say having researched the menu and syns that Butterfly Chicken is the best option to go for. I chose a salad and corn on the cob as my 2 sides. Counting the corn as syn free because I didn't put the butter on. The butter comes separate and sealed so you can make that choice, which is great. My friend chose the same as me, but she had the regular rice which is 2.5 syns. A good tip that was offered to me is to take your Healthy Extra B pitta with you and add it to your meal to save on syns. I'm sure no one would notice if you were discreet enough and if you were spotted then you could...Read more
I received my Beanies Coffee Stash Box today and I couldn't wait to show you all! As soon as I opened the box the smell was amazing. I want to try all the flavours right now! In the box I have; Cinder Toffee Nutty Hazelnut Irish Cream Amaretto Almond Very Vanilla Ginger Bread Chocolate Orange Double Chocolate Mint Chocolate They are all only 2 calories a cup, so totally syn free. You can order your own box direct from Beanies here and individual jars can be bought from Sainsburys Stores. They are also on Facebook and instagram @beaniescoffee. The Stash Box is such good value if you love your coffee like me and want to try all the flavours! Now off to sit down with a nice cup of something chocolatey....Read more
For Fathers Day tomorrow I am hosting a BBQ for my husband and father in law. The only person following plan will be me, so I have planned carefully to ensure there are enough options for me, while offering some non Slimming World options for other people. In theory no one should notice that I'm having a virtually syn free BBQ lunch. I picked up some of the new Slimming World BBQ range today at Iceland. They were fully stocked with the full range so i used my vouchers we received in group to get a pack of each item in the BBQ range. Here's my plan... Meat: Slimming World Beef Burger Slimming World Thai Chicken Burger Slimming World Mediterranean Chicken Sausages Salad: Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles (beetroot, picked onions, gherkins). Cooked diced white onions. Healthy extras: 4 x Laughing Cow Light Blue Cheese triangles 2 x Ryvita Dark Rye Syns: 50g Asda Smart Price Coleslaw (1 syn)Read more