The Slimming Mama Blog

New Goodlife Meals

I'm a huge fan of Goodlife products! Their French Bean & Spinach Sausages and Picador Parsnip & Sweet Carrot Nut Burgers feature heavily in my meal plan - I always have them in my freezer. When I heard about the new ready meals I couldn't wait to give them a try! I like to have regular meat free meals and being low in Syns too makes them the perfect freezer meal to have to hand.

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Beanies Coffee Stash Box

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....

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How to have a Slimming World BBQ

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)

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Bart Spices

I am loving Bart products at the moment. In particular the Tandoori Rub is used quite frequently in my meal plans at the moment. It is just a spice mix with no added oil or sugars so totally syn free because these are store cupboard staples. Today I discovered the Fajita Spices which come in a lovely metal tin. They are also just a mix of spices. I will be trying that out with some chicken and peppers, because I do love Chicken Fajitas. Waitrose are stocking the full Bart range and my Asda stocks a few products too. Check the ingredients to ensure the ones you choose is totally made of store cupboard staples before assuming it's free. Some do have oils and sugars in, so choose wisely.

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Tandoori King Prawns

Ingredients: Raw King Prawns Tandoori spice mix (I use Bart Smokehouse) Cherry tomatoes Cook bags Method: Place the king prawns in the cook bag and add 10g of the tandoori spice. Shake well to coat the prawns, tie off the bag, and refrigerate for an hour or so. Preheat the oven to 180° (fan) and cook for 12 mins. Make sure the bag tie isn't too tight so any air can escape during cooking. Serve with cherry tomatoes and syn free mint yogurt dip (50g fat free natural yogurt, teaspoon of sweetner, and 1 tea spoon of garden mint concentrate).

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Slimming World Tandoori Spiced Lamb with a syn free mint yogurt dip

For this recipe I used: Tandoori Spice Mix (any brand) A cook bag or skewers if you prefer 100g fat free yogurt 1 lemon 1 teaspoon sweetner Sugar free mint concentrate (containing just mint and vinegar) 2 lamb chops 1 red onion Trim all visible fat from the lamb and dice into roughly 2 cm cubes. Place all the diced lamb into a cook bag. Sprinkle over the tandoori marinade. I used 10g of marinade for 2 lamb chops. Shake until all your lamb is coated and place in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours. Chop 2 red onions into quarters, and place on a baking tray sprayed with frylight. Bake for 15 mins at 180°. After 15 mins add your lamb to the oven for a further 12 minutes. Meanwhile weigh out 100g of fat free yogurt. Add 1 teaspoon of mint sauce, be sure to drain off the vinegar from the spoon before adding to your yogurt. Add around a teaspoon of sweetner to the dip. You may wish to add sweetner a little at a time, tasting as you go to get the right flavour. About a teaspoon was perfect for me. Once cooked serve with a lemon wedge and dip on the side. This dish is suitable for...

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