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Slow Cooker Coconut and Jerk Chicken

Ingredients:

2 packs of skinless & boneless chicken thighs (fat removed)

3 x heaped tblspn jerk spice mix

Juice of 1 lime

1 whole bunch of spring onions

1 tsp lazy ginger

1 tsp of the liquid from the lazy ginger

1 tblspn of honey

1 tsp granulated garlic

1 muller light Greek coconut yoghurt

1 tblspn cornflour

100ml water (to help mix in blender)

Method:

In a blender blitz the spring onions, lime juice, lazy ginger (+ lazy ginger liquid), jerk seasoning, garlic and honey. You may need to add some water to make it easier to mix.

Put in the slow cooker with the chicken on high. After half an hour add the yoghurt. Mix well and leave to cook for a further 2.5 hours. Then I added the cornflour mixed with a little water. I then let it cook for another 15 minutes. Hey presto it’s ready to enjoy.

I had mine with lime and spring greens basmati rice and for extra speed sometimes simple is tastier… I chopped up some cucumber, seasoned with salt and mixed with freshly chopped mint.

Packed full of flavour….. And only 3.5syns for the whole lot…. Yum yum…

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Low Syn Mongolian Beef Ramen

Packed with flavour…… This dish is a great fake away and good comfort food. And to sell it even more it’s only 3.5 syns for the whole lot…. (I say there is 4 portions).

Ingredients:

400g beef

1 green bell pepper

1 large onion

Frylite

Dark soy sauce

Light soy sauce

2 tsp lazy garlic

1 tsp lazy ginger

1 tsp toasted Sesame seed oil

1 tblspn sweetner

400ml chicken stock

1 pack folded rice noodles

Mange tout

Method:

Slice the green peppers, chop the onion and brown off with the beef.

In another pan add the Sesame seed oil, garlic, soy sauce (dark & light) and sweetner. Cook for 5mins and then add the ginger and stock.

Then add to the beef and add the noodles. Cover the pot with a lid and put on low heat to simmer away.

Then half way through I added half a pack of Mange Tout cut in half for extra speed.

Next time I would definitely make it with beef frying steak, the beef I used took a big longer to cook so the noodles broke up quite a bit but it was so tasty…..

Chai Latte Panacotta

A delicious low fat, sugar free dessert

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Slimming World Friendly Jollof Rice

A slimming world frinedly version of this tasty African rice dish.

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Nacho Cheese Sauce Style Macaroni Cheese

Slimming World Friendly Macaroni cheese with a twist. Try this easy tasty recipe for the whole family.

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Slimming World Friendly Chicken Korma

I really wanted a take away tonight but thought ‘NO get in the bloody kitchen’. I thought been a couple of weeks till I’ve made a recipe up. So thought I would give a Korma a bash. I found a Hairy bikers recipes and I changed it up to suit slimming World. I did over do it with the chilli powder but I will tone it with the ingredients for you. 😂 

It was very tasty and quite creamy, let’s face it you’ll never get a dieters korma quite like the Indians but my faithful tasters were very happy with the outcome. 

Ingredients:

500g chicken 

4 garlic cloves (sliced) 

20g ginger (finely chopped) 

2 large onions (chopped) 

2 fat free coconut yoghurts 

1 fat free lemon yoghurt 

12 cardomon pods (seeds only and crush them) 

1 tbspn ground cumin

1 tbspn ground coriander 

1 level table spoon tumeric

1/2 tsp chilli powder

3 cloves

1 Bay leaf

1 tbspn plain flour

1 tbspn curry powder

Butter frylite

300ml cold water

Method:

Cut the chicken into pieces and mix with the coconut yoghurts and leave to marinade 30mins to 4 hours. 

Then in a pot on a medium heat and frylite add the onions, garlic and ginger. Cook till onions soften and become kind of translucent. 

Then add the coriander, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, chilli powder, cardamom seeds, bay leaf and remove the heads from the cloves and add (through away stems). Mix well and cook for 5 min. Continuously stir. 

Then add the flour mix it well. Slowly add the water and mix whilst doing so. Leave the sauce to cook for 5mins and the blitz it (I used my hand blender). Move the sauce to the side. 

In a frying pan spray the frylite and add the chicken. Cook on a low heat so not to cause the yoghurt to split. Then add the sauce and mix well. Put it on a medium heat and leave to cook whilst you cook your rice, etc. 

I served mine with rice and toasted wraps (was similar to chapati). Weight watchers wraps 1 is your healthy extra B so I only had to syn 1 of them. 

For the Korma itself works out to be 1/2 syn a portion due to the flour. This recipe does give you loads of sauce and I do love each my sauce. 

Coconut Brazilian Chicken

Delicious recipe for a taste of Brazil

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Slimming World Friendly Green Thai Chicken Curry

Delicious low syn recipe for Green Thai Chicken Curry

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An Absolutely Delicous Simple and Healthy Meal

Boiled, crushed baby potatoes, with bruschetta mix, wild rocket, parma ham, parmasan and dressed in balsamic vinegar. Believe me it is tasty,filling and very pleasing to the taste buds. 

It’s also very simple to make and this whole plate was only 2 syns (1/2 syn per slice of parma ham). I first had similar to this at I think it’s called ‘spud like’ and it is a fantastic alternative to a baked potato. 

I only altered it by removing the pine nuts that i got with it in the shop and then this time to bulk up the veg ‘speed food’ I added my own wee bruschetta mix. It’s packing with flavour and also balsamic vinegar because I love the stuff. 

What you need: 

Baby potatoes (salad potatoes)

Parma ham

Wild rocket

Parma san

Balsamic vinegar

Vine tomatoes

Garlic clove

Dried or fresh basil

Salt

So quite simply boil the potatoes with the skin on and when ready crush them. Scoop out some for the base and add some balsamic vinegar and parmasan. If like me your doing a healthy eating plan like Slimming World measure you cheese so you don’t affecr your weight loss.

Like I said I love balsamic vinegar…. 

Then add the wild rocket, parma ham and then I added my bruschetta mix and a sprinkle of parmasan. 

For the bruschetta I chopped up 2 vine tomotoes, chopped up 1 garlic clove and added this to the tomato with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, 1tsp dried basil (I didn’t have any fresh) and some salt to season. 

Really this is a great meal and you can have it for lunch or dinner. 

Enjoy…. 

Slimming World Friendly Chicken Satay

I kept seeing a recipe for this on Slimming World facebook pages but then I googled full fat recipes and decided to make my own version. I thought mmmmm….. Satay should be creamy and quark doesn’t make it creamy the way it should be. Then I found some syn free coconut yoghurts and thought bingo.

I was not disappointed. There is also quite a lot of veg to add to the speed element of your meal. The whole lot worked out to be 12 syns but that was for 6 portions. So 2 syns for this dish is a major pleaser….

Ingredients:

500g chicken breast

3 tblspn peanut butter

1 green bell pepper

1 red bell pepper

1 white onion

1 lime (juice only)

2 garlic cloves (crushed)

1 inch fresh ginger (crushed)

8 tblspn soy sauce

1 chicken oxo cube

1 muller light greek style coconut yoghurt

2 tsp mild curry powder

Coconut frylite

Salt to season

Method: 

Chop all the chicken, add soy sauce, crushed garlic, crushed ginger, lime juice, curry powder, peanut butter, the chicken oxo cube and lime juice. Mix all ingredients well and if you have the time cover and put in the fridge to marinade for at least half an hour.

In the meantime chop the peppers and onion and in pot sprayed with coconut frylite add and cook till softened. Then you want to add the chicken and cook for around 10 minutes. Keep mixing it so it doesn’t stick to the pot. Add 1/2 pint water to the pot and leave to simmer.

Once ready turn the heat down and add the coconut yoghurt – mix in well and season to taste with salt. I’m not too sure about other satay recipes but this one does give you plenty sauce.

hey presto a fab low syn alternative to a takeaway favourite.

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