Slimming World – half a stone gone!

If you saw my last SW weigh in update you will know that I didn’t quite manage to get my half stone award even though I’d been hankering after it all week – although happy at 1.5lb loss I was a bit annoyed at myself as I was only half a pound away! So I was determined to get it this week – even though we had our first cake club meeting on Friday night but I saved my syns from the previous day, that day and the day after to be cautious (although I think if I had maintained it would have been worth it for eating these cupcakes and the ones that the other guests provided!).

So, to my weigh in.. I was quite nervous actually in case I had gained, and I couldn’t look at the scales. If I was expecting a loss, it was only a half pound, so I was ecstatic when she said I’d lost 1lb this week!

Which also means I finally got my half stone award after four weeks, woohoo! It really pleased me as I think 7.5lb is the most I have ever lost in this amount of time. I really think that I can do it this time.

My stats for this week (week 4):

  • starting weight – 13st 4.5lb
  • previous weight – 12st 12lb
  • current weight – 12st 11lb
  • loss this week – 1lb
  • loss so far – 7.5lb
  • Club 10 target weight – 11st 13.5lb
  • final target weight – 9st 6lb
 
How are you getting on?

Tandoori baked salmon | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

Now I’m trying out new fish and recipes for our regular ‘fish Friday’s’ you might have a few more fish recipes coming your way – this week is salmon. It’s coated in a tandoori mix but it’s not too overpowering. I served it with tandoori veg rice but it would be lovely with potatoes and a salad too.

Ingredients (serves 2 – plus extra tandoori spice mix)

  • 2 boneless salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


Method
  • Preheat oven to gas 5/375F/190C.
  • In a small bowl mix together all of the spices.
  • Rub some of the tandoori mix on the top of the salmon fillets (as much or as little as you like).
  • Wrap fillets loosely in foil and place on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until thoroughly cooked.
  • Enjoy!

Baked plaice with tomato & basil | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

Since I’ve seen all of the types of fish I can eat on Slimming World without counting the calories, I’ve decided to become a little more experimental with it! In our house we have ‘Fish Friday’ and it usually consists of scampi, cod/haddock, or mackerel. I’ve always loved the reduced shelf in the supermarket and now I’ve started raiding the fish section every week to see what I can find for the following week. One of my recent finds was plaice fillets, to which I added just a couple of simple ingredients which brought the flavour out just a little bit more. And it’s completely Slimming World friendly too!

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 fillets of plaice (de-boned)
  • lemon juice
  • sea salt
  • 3 baby tomatoes, halved
  • basil leaves
Method
  • Preheat oven to gas 5/375F/190C.
  • Place the fillets onto a baking tray.
  • Squeeze a little lemon juice and sprinkle a little salt onto each fillet.
  • Place 4 tomato halves onto each fillet.
  • Carefully tear the basil leaves and arrange on the fillets.
  • Cover the tray loosely with foil, then bake for around 20 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with other vegetables, and enjoy!

 

Pizza topped chicken | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

Since I joined Slimming World last week I’ve been trying out a few new recipes and I hope it means I won’t get stuck in a food rut like I usually do when trying to lose weight! This recipe is a great alternative to a dough based pizza, and it’s all free on SW (30g cheese is a Healthy Extra)! It’s also great for the kids though and is fairly quick to prepare. It’s a nice change and really does taste yummy with lovely golden cheese.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 250g passata
  • 120g cheddar cheese
  • basil (I used dried but you can use fresh if desired)
Method
  • Preheat oven to gas 5/375F/190C.
  • Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of cling film and bash with a rolling pin to flatten them.
  • Place on a baking tray and divide the passata between them, coating the whole top of the breasts.
  • Sprinkle basil on then top with cheese.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is golden & bubbling.
  • Enjoy!