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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…..

Slimming World Woman of the Year 2017

what a week it has been

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Slimming World Friendly Jollof Rice

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

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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. 

Woop woop I lost 3.5lb – weekly plan WC 09.06.2017

As Promised from my first week of getting a grip, below is my weekly food plan that I have done each day to make sure I put exactly what I ate. For drinks I am a bore and tend to stick to the same so it was a mixture of black coffee, herbal teas, diet pop, fruit barley water and water. All free of course so didn’t need to add them to my syn allowance each day.

Day 1:

Breakfast was orange, grapefruit and pomegranate fruit salad with 1 salted caramel hifi bar

Lunch was 2 slices of wholemeal toast with tuna and onion mayonnaise with 1 apple (2 syns for mayo. I use lighter than light mayo) and 1 hifi bar (3syns)

Dinner was Chicken satay with egg fried rice. (3 syns for the peanut butter – my own recipe you can find on here)

Snacks: 2 apples and 2 squares of Cadbury medley chocolate 93g bar

Total syn count: 13 syns

 

Day 2:

Breakfast was a big cooked breakfast (2 turkey bacon rashers, 1 low fat sausage, scrambled eggs, 2 homemade cheese and onion hash browns, plum tomatoes, mushrooms and a spoonful of beans) served with 2 slices of wholemeal toast (400g sized loaf). This massive breakfast was only 1/2 syn for my sausage – I did cook myself 2 sausages like a greedy git bit couldn’t manage it.

Lunch didn’t happen as I was busy out doing food shop, etc that’s why I had a big breakfast.

Dinner was Thai Green Chicken Curry with coconut & lime rice with savoy cabbage. (1 1/2 syns per portion but I added an extra syn to allow for me tasting along the way with cooking, to protect my weightloss)

Snacks: 1 ice lolly (Lidl Hurricane ice lolly only 4 syns) and 2 coconut yoghurt’s

Total syn count: 7 syns

 

Day 3:

Breakfast was another cooked breakfast only this time no sausages but everything else was the same as above. And guess what it’s all frickin free on Slimming World.

Lunch was strawberries and pear fruit salad with coconut yoghurt (Lidl’s Milbona fat free range)

Dinner was potato and leek soup.

Snacks: pickles and another Hurricane ice lolly (4 syns).

Total syn count: 4 syns

 

Day 4:

Breakfast was strawberries and pear fruit salad with coconut yoghurt (Lidl’s Milbona fat free range)

Lunch was potato and leek soup with a pear.

Dinner was Coconut Brazilian Chicken (check this new recipe out on my blog) with boiled Jersey potatoes and brocili

Snacks: fresh mango, 2 pears, Salted caramel hifi bar HEB, Strawberry Milbona fat free yoghurt, Lemon Milbona fat free yoghurt, 3 small meringues (1 syn each)

A lot of snacks today, I was so blooming hungry – but my syn count for the day is still minimum for having all of this. I also went a 1 hour walk at night. 

Total syn count: 3 syns

 

Day 5:

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Breakfast was strawberries, pomegranate and pear fruit salad with coconut yoghurt (Lidl’s Milbona fat free range)

Lunch was potato and leek soup

Dinner was salt & chilli crispy beef with mixed bell peppers and onion served with egg fried rice, slimming world chips and curry sauce (only 4 syn’s and that just for the curry sauce)

Snacks: pear, lemon yoghurt, 2 small meringues (1 syn each) and a fruit pastille ice lolly (2 1/2 syns)

Total syn count: 8 1/2 syns

 

Day 6:


Breakfast was strawberries, pomegranate and grapefruit with a lemon yoghurt (Lidl’s Milbona fat free range)
Lunch was 2 slices of wholemeal toast (400g loaf) and tuna & onion mayonnaise (1 1/2 syns for the mayo – Lidl’s lighter than light mayo)

Dinner was spaghetti bolognese

Snacks: watermelon & mango, 1 x chocolate orange hifi bar (3 syn’s), pineapple, pickles and 3 meringues (1 syn each)

Total syn count: 7 1/2 syns


Day 7:

Breakfast was watermelon, mango, pineapple and grapes

Lunch I went out with my colleagues but I did made good choices. Starter was bruscietta and then a chicken and bacon salad with balsamic vinegar for dressing. (no fat on the bacon) this was just 5.5 syns for all of  my lunch a day that was for the ciabbatta. 

Dinner was still to be made but having chicken with potatoes and brocoli 

Snacks: 2 hifi bars (healthy extra B), 2 mini chocolate rolls 4 syns each

Total syn count: 13 syns

If you follow this plan comment and let us know how you get on. Good luck. 

Slimming World Friendly Green Thai Chicken Curry

Delicious low syn recipe for Green Thai Chicken Curry

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Operation Stop Being a Greedy Bitch…

Time to give myself a good talking too.

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Has Anyone Seen My Mojo???

Struggling to get back to the healthy eating plan.... HELP!!!

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1 Reason Why….. 

I’m sure many people on here like me are joining the ’13 Reasons Why’ fan club but it is something that will hit home with so many of us. It certainly has with me.

Over the years I have been subjected to the abysmal side of other people’s opinions. It resulted in this stereotypical bubbly, outgoing big girl suffering from bad anxiety. It ranged from being criticised for having tattoos, for growing up in a rough area, for being Scottish, for being different, for being arty farty, for not being Nigerian and marrying a Nigerian but most of all for being overweight. 

There are so many times I was criticised for my weight that I couldn’t possibly list them all. What I can say though is every snaring look, every comment, the laughter, the strangers that recorded me whilst I having fun with my friends, the people I grew up with through school hiding from me and I only noticed you because you were hiding and the guys that felt the need to be honest about how they really liked me but nothing could happen because of my size. 

I had always been that person that despite all that people saw as being wrong with me I pushed through, I held my head up for as long as I could, I hid the reality of my anxiety to all around me, even when I struggled to leave my house. Sometimes though your shoulders can only take so much weight.

Have you ever felt this way? If you have like me here is 1 Reason Why you shouldn’t give up….. 

‘you are loved’

I know it’s hard but amongst all the hate in this world there is no greater feeling than feeling loved. It doesn’t need to be the love you feel with a boyfriend/ girlfriend/ husband or wife, it can be a parents love, the love between siblings, a best friend or even a colleague.

Look beyond all the hatred and you will see the love. I have endured hatred with that asshole standing with his friends filming you dancing and laughing, in that same instance I felt the love of my friend kicking him to protect me in her way. 

All of those guys that thought I had the right to know that I wasn’t an option for them because I’m soooo amazing but fat. Believe me guys 99% of the time you were never, ever an option for me either. But the love I feel when my husband looks at me surpasses all negative thoughts I have endured and I got to my largest with him.

Just remember most hatred stems from someone’s own self hatred. Don’t let their opinions leave you wallowing in self pity see the greatestness in yourself, see the love around you and be the greatest you can be. 

The truth is as long as people have mouths they will run them off and as cheesy as this quote may seem it is true. It is so relevant in my life because when shit does get real and the burden is heavy I dance – I mean literally dance my ass off. 

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

If in doubt reach out guys someone will be loving you more than you know.

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