The Slimming Mama Blog

Dr Oetker Mug Cakes

Sometimes only cake will do. It's often difficult when buying a cake from a supermarket and having to portion it correctly, or even home baking and guessing the syns. These 1 cake packs are 79p. I got mine from the baking aisle of Asda. The chocolate chip is 291 calories which equates to 14.5 syns on the Slimming World snackulator and Lemon is 267 calories which is 13.5 syns on the Snackulator. They take 1 min 10 seconds to cook and all you need is 60ml of milk (which is already included in the calorie calculation on the packet).I served my husband the Lemon one tonight for dessert with 12g of light spray cream for 26 calories / 1.5 syns.

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Celebrations Chocolates on Slimming World

I picked up this mini box of Celebrations today to show an example portion size of chocs that you can eat while staying on plan. This mini box cost 94p at Asda and contains 8 sweets (one of each variety).Not only is this a controlled portion, meaning you can't aimlessly much through more than you intend to, but also it has a nice range of chocolates. Ideal if, like me, you get stuck deciding which choc to use your syns on each day.On the Slimming World App these are 2 syns each, so this box will set you back 16 syns.I know we are quire far off Christmas, but these would be ideal for festive evening snacking. Nearer christmas they usually do Roses and Quality Street minis too.

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itsu crispy seaweed

I picked these today in Waitrose. I love crispy seaweed and I've been after an EESP friendly alternative to crisps. They are just 24 calories a pack which coverts to 1 syn on the Snackulator (via the Slimming World website). They are so tasty!

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My Fave Treats

These are a few of my go to treats to make use of my syns. I always try to have at least 5 syns a day. Freddo - 5 syns Daim ( 28g ) - 7.5 syns Buttons (15g) - 4 syns Freddo Caramel - 6 syns Devon Custard Puds Apple & Blackberry - 6.5 synsSticky Toffee Crunch - 7.5 synsApple Crumble - 7 syns Green & Black's 15g bars - 4 syns Mcvities Digestive Caramel Slice - 6.5 syns Cadbury Mello's - 2.5 syns each Fry's Peppermint Cream - 10.5 syns Always make use of your app to check the syns or the snackulator on the Slimming World Website. These syns are correct at the time of posting, but things can change. Protect your weightloss.

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6 Syn Dessert

I bought myself this gorgeous dessert glass, although really it's a sort of wine goblet, but I thought it would make a lovely dessert dish. It is from Waitrose. LOVE the range of products there. For my 'dessert' I used raspberries, a Muller Light Chocolate Fix, and a teaspoon of Choc Shot. No cooking or making required. It is purely a presentation job. I layered raspberries, then Muller, then topped with a raspberry and drizzled a teaspoon of Sweet Freedom Choc Shot over the top. Nicely prepared food makes for a lovely eating experience. It really felt like a lovely treat and I will eat it this way again.

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My Treat Box!

Everyone should have one of these. I got my tin from Waitrose in the sale for £4.50 (half price). I wrote the syns values on a note card to keep inside.  This way the treats inside are all mine (not for my husband to sneak into).

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