Wow. I didn’t realise it had been so long since I wrote my last musings post. Over one whole year in fact. Truth is, since then, I’ve rarely been in target. I honestly don’t feel like a target member; I haven’t done for a long time. I look at Slimming World diamond members (those who have been at target for a year or more) and I think –
How do you do it?
Easter can be a hard time for Slimming World members, especially if you’re partial to a
bit lot of chocolate. Plus all of the delicious desserts including Creme Eggs and the such that come with it. Luckily for me I’m more of a savoury person, but I do enjoy the odd treat every now and then.
As we all know, Slimming World members needn’t miss out if you want to stay totally on plan over Easter; there are many recipes that can be adapted. One of my favourite Easter treats are Mini Eggs – not so good when I could sit and eat a whole sharing pack though! These Mini Egg mousse pots consisting of mostly syn free ingredients should hit the spot for that Easter dessert, and they only take ten minutes to prepare! Read more
A pasta bake is a great staple meal for Slimming World members, and I’ve previously shared a few on the blog. This one doesn’t create a lot of washing up as there is no pre-cooking on the hob, of anything other than the pasta. It’s basically a “throw it all in, and sit back and wait” type of dish! I’ve used dried breadcrumbs to top this one instead of cheese; they just add an extra bit of crunch. Though you could top with cheese too if you like, using your healthy extra or synning it. You can also prepare your own pasta at home in your best veggie pasta maker as it’s healthier and more nutritious than shop bought pasta. Read more
Now autumn has well & truly made itself shown and winter is on the way, I’ve been eating a lot of soup. I make my soup in bulk, portion it up, and freeze it. I usually have a stock of at least three different soups in there; that way I’m not eating the same kind every day. I take one out in the morning to defrost, then just thoroughly reheat. Voila!
This tomato soup is completely syn free, and the tinned ingredients used make it super thick & creamy. It tastes practically like a famous brand of tomato soup too; it’s my favourite at the minute! It can also be made really cheaply by buying budget supermarket ingredients; you really can’t tell the difference.
We get through an awful lot of pasta in our house; partly due to the fact that it’s a free food on Slimming World (dried pasta, anyway), and also it’s one of the boys’ favourites! A pasta bake is always a great idea; you’re able to just throw everything in and have a family dining experience with it. Take the dish to the table, and let everybody tuck in!
Tinned tuna is really quick and easy to add to a pasta bake, and as strange as butternut squash sounds to accompany it, it’s really quite nice! I use sour cream in this tuna pasta bake to make it a bit creamier, but you could make it syn free by using Quark or the like instead.