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Slimming World Eating at Nandos

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...

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Harvester Lunch

Today I went to Harvester for my little person's 1st Birthday. I ordered the Chargrilled Chicken Skewer, I asked for no chips and a grilled pepper. They were more than accommodating when I told them I didn't want the carbs. I got myself a large salad bowl from the Salad Bar, which I added to my plate when it came out. Don't be afraid to ask for an alternative if the item on the menu isn't quite what you want. Choose grilled meats. Avoid the coated or deep fried foods which have countless syns, check the menu for the calorie value of sauces to get an idea on the syns using an estimate or 20 cals = 1 syn, lastly fill up on the speed foods at the salad bar.If you are following Extra Easy you can choose the jacket potato or rice with your meal. Harvester is my fave place to go at the moment. Not only is it Slimming World friendly, but I can choose what salad I like and their chicken is amazing.

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Seafood

I ordered a couple of seafood dishes while out at The Shoeburyness Hotel yesterday.  The chef was very accommodating and cooked my food without oil. I had scallops with balsamic vinegar and king prawns with garlic. As always with this restaurant the food was amazing.

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Mixed Grill at a Flaming Grill Restaurant

Today I ordered a Mixed Grill. I had the sausages swapped for an extra piece of gammon and asked for veg instead of chips, onion rings, and coleslaw. I asked for them to cook with no oil and to serve my food on a plate instead of on a sizzling plate, because that is served on top of friend onions and mushrooms. You can find out if you have a Flaming Grill near you here www.flaminggrillpubs.com

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Steak at Marston's Pub (Comes with a warning)

I ordered a beautiful steak and prawn salad for lunch. I asked my husband to ask for no oil and no dressings. The waitress came over to kindly inform me they coat their steaks in oil prior to cooking and that all steaks were pre oiled. This came as a surprise to me. I had to ask them to dig a steak out from their fridge that wasn't oiled. They kindly did this for me, but it serves as a warning not to take for granted that all restaurants use no oil. Always check and always ask.

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Lunch at a Pub

Lettuce, Red Onions, peppers and Tomato (S) Chicken (P) (Croûtons were added without my request so I didnt eat them)

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