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Lime & Sweet Chilli Chicken


Serves 2


½ Tsp smoked paprika
1 Lime zest & juice (s)
2Tbsp sweet chilli sauce (3syn/2=1.5 syn per person)
400g Sainsbury’s mini fillets (s)


In a glass bowl, add the juice & zest of the lime, chilli sauce, paprika & chicken, mix well, cover and marinate for at least 30 mins in the fridge.
In a shallow pan, sprayed with frylight, on a medium heat, cook the chicken, (throwing away the marinade) turning from time to time for about 15 mins until the chicken is cooked.
Serve on a bed of salad.

Louisiana Spicy Chicken & Rice


(Adapted from “Pan-Cooked Chicken Dishes”)
Serves 2


1/2 tsp Paprika
1 Onion, finely sliced(s)
1 Red pepper, cut into fine slices, deseeded (s)
1 tsp dried thyme
2 Garlic, finely chopped (s)
2 chillies, deseeded & finely chopped (s)
2 tbsp shredded flat leaf parsley
2 tbsp Schwartz perfect shake “chicken”, herb & spice blend
4 Chicken thighs, de-skinned & de-boned cut into chunks (p)
6 chopped tomatoes (s)
100g long grain rice
225mL stock, made from a Knorr “chicken stockpot”
A few drops of Tabasco


Prepare the chicken & cut into chunks.
In a frying pan, sprayed with Fry Light, cook the chicken, seasoned with the chicken blend, until browned, add the peppers & onion, cook until soft, add the rice, chillies, and paprika, cook until the rice is coated with the juices from the pan.
Add the stock & cook for 10 mins, add the thyme, tomatoes, & simmer, covered for 20 mins. Sprinkle a few drops of Tabasco & season to taste.
Add the parsley and serve.

Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup


Approx 2 syns on all plans
1 egg, separated
1-2 teaspoons Splenda

a few drops vanilla extract
25g blueberries (approx 1 syn when cooked)
2 tablespoons Joseph’s Sugar Free Maple Syrup (1 syn) (see below)
Fry Light

Whisk the egg white until it forms soft peaks
Mix the egg yolk, Splenda, vanilla extract and blueberries together in a separate bowl
Using a metal spoon, gently stir a tablespoon of the whipped egg white into the yolk mixture, then add the rest of the egg white and fold gently, preserving as much of the air as you can
Put a frying pan onto a medium heat and spray with Fry Light
Put spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and flatten slightly – you should get 4 or 5 pancakes from the mixture
Cook gently until the underside is lightly browned and then take great care to turn the pancakes – they are very delicate and so like me you may end up with one or two damaged ones, but they all taste the same!
Continue cooking until the second side is golden and the centres of the pancakes are lightly cooked
Serve with the maple syrup

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Slimming World’s ham and Portobello mushroom ring pizza


This family-sized Slimming World’s ham and Portobello mushroom ring pizza is a healthy alternative to your usual Saturday night takeaway. It takes under an hour to make the pizza dough and sauce from scratch, prepare the toppings and cook. Garnish with fresh rocket leaves and enjoy

125g strong bread flour
1 x 7g sachet instant active yeast
1 tsp salt
4 shallots, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp dried oregano400g can chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp tomato puree
Small handful of finely chopped fresh basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
75g Portobello mushrooms, sliced, halved or quartered
100g lean ham, visible fat removed, cut into bite-sized pieces
Small handful of roughly chopped fresh oregano
Large handful of rocket leaves
Put the flour into a large bowl and stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well in the middle, pour in 75ml of warm water and mix with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough. Dust a surface very lightly with flour, turn out the dough and knead for 5 minutes until smooth. Cover until you’re ready to roll it out.

Put the shallots, garlic, oregano, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and most of the basil into a saucepan. Cook over a medium-low heat for 25 minutes, until you have a thick, spreadable sauce. Season well, then scatter over a little more basil.
Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6.
On a very lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough (we’ve used ring-shaped pizza).
Slide it onto a preheated baking sheet, lined with non-stick baking parchment, and spread with the tomato sauce.
Arrange the mushrooms and ham over the top of the pizza, scatter with the oregano and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the base is golden.
Fill the middle with rocket leaves and serve hot.

Credit: Recipe taken from Slimming World’s Fakeaways book, which is available in all Slimming World groups priced £4.95/€7.95. For more delicious recipes or to find your nearest Slimming World group visit or call 0844 897 8000. Photo: Slimming World’s Fakeaways/Gareth Morgans.

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Slimming World’s apple posset


This guilt-free Slimming World’s apple posset are so simple to make and taste delicious too. They’re a light dessert that the whole family can enjoy. Possets have been on the menu in Britain for hundreds of years, although originally they were served as sweetened drinks to cure colds! The modern version is a deliciously light pud with a hint of lemon that will really put a spring in your step.

4 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped, plus sliced apple to decorate
2 tbsp sweetener
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 large egg whites
Mint sprigs, to decorate

Put the apples in a saucepan with 150ml of water and a tablespoon of the sweetener. Bring to the boil over a high heat, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
Transfer the apples to a food processor and blend until smooth. Sieve the mixture into a bowl, stir in the lemon juice and set aside to cool.
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form then whisk in the remaining sweetener until the mixture is shiny and stiff.
Carefully fold the egg whites into the apple mixture until well combined then spoon into chilled dessert glasses or bowls.
Chill for 2-3 hours and decorate with apple slices and mint sprigs to serve.

Credit: Recipe taken from Slimming World’s Food Glorious Food book, which is available now in all Slimming World groups priced at £4.95. Visit our website or call 0844 897 8000 to find your nearest group. Photo: Slimming World’s Food Glorious Food/Lara Holmes.

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Slimming World’s orange and raspberry bites


low calorie cooking spray
4 eggs, separated
4tbsp sweetener
grated zest and juice 1 large orange
150g self-raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
For the topping:
100g extra-light soft cheese, chilled
100g Quark, chilled
2 level tbsp icing sugar, sifted
grated zest ½ orange
200g raspberries
You can bake and ice this in advance and keep it chilled for up to 3 days. Slice and decorate with raspberries when you’re ready to eat.

Preheat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Grease a 22cm x 22cm cake tin with low calorie cooking spray and line with greaseproof paper.
Put the egg yolks and sweetener in a large bowl. Add the orange zest and juice. Using an electric whisk, beat for 5 minutes until pale and slightly thickened.
In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the egg yolk mixture. Sift the flour and baking powder into another bowl and gently fold into the eggs.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and firm. Cool in the tin for 10 mins then turn out and cool completely.

For the topping, put the soft cheese, Quark, sugar and most of the orange zest into a bowl and stir well. Whisk briefly to create a smooth topping – take care not to over-beat or the mixture will be too loose. Spread evenly over the cake. Chill for 10 mins then sprinkle over the remaining orange zest, cut into 16 squares and top each one with raspberries.
You can bake and ice the cake in advance and keep it chilled for up to 3 days. Slice and decorate with raspberries when you’re ready to eat.

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Luscious Lemon Mousse


Syn Free

Grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
8 level tbsp canderel
3 eggs separated
2 tbsp hot water
1 sachet gelatine
6oz very low fat fromage frais
1 egg white
pinch of salt OR cream of tartar

1. Put grated lemon rind and juice in a bowl with canderel and egg yolks.
Stand over a saucepan of simmering water and whisk until lemon in colour
(10- 15 minutes)
2. Pour hot water into a basin and sprinkle over gelatine – stand in a
saucepan of simmmering water until gelatine has dissolved.
3. Stir dissolved gelatine into lemon custard mix and leave until beginning to
set. Fold the fromage frais into the setting lemon mixture .
4. Whisk the 4 egg whites with the salt or cream of tartar until peaking and
fold the setting lemon mixture in with a metal spoon.
5. Pour into a mousse dish and refridgerate for 2 – 3 hours.
There you go – free lemon mousse – perfect for dinner parties or scoffing on
your own!

Slimming World’s Quorn cottage pie


Low calorie cooking spray
2 large onions, chopped
2 celery sticks, trimmed and finely chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
500g Quorn mince
400g can chopped tomatoes with garlic and herbs
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
300ml hot vegetable stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
415g can baked beans
750g new potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed

Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6.
Spray a large, deep frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the onions, celery and carrots and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes. Stir in the Quorn, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce (if using) and stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste and stir in the baked beans.
Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in a pan of lightly salted boiling water for 15 minutes until tender. Drain well and roughly crush with the back of a fork.
Tip the Quorn mince mixture into a large ovenproof dish, spoon over the potatoes to cover and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
Serve hot with vegetables of your choice.

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Slimming World’s tomato, lentil and vegetable soup


Slimming World’s tomato, lentil and vegetable soup makes a filling chunky soup made with curry spices and ginger. It’s so easy to make, ready in just 30 minutes

low calorie cooking spray
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
1 large potato, peeled and cut into 1.5cm dice
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 1.5cm dice
600ml boiling hot vegetable stock
1 tbsp mild curry powder
125g dried red lentils, rinsed and drained
600ml passata
freshly chopped coriander, to serve

Spray a large saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, celery, potato and carrot and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients, except the seasoning, and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes or until the lentils are cooked. Season well and serve sprinkled with coriander

Recipe taken from Slimming World’s Little Book of Soups, priced at £3.95/€5.95 and available from all Slimming World groups. To find your nearest Slimming World group, visit our website or call 0844 897 8000.
Photos: Slimming World’s Little Book of Soups/Gareth Morgans.

Slimming World’s rustic garlic chicken tray bake


Low calorie cooking spray
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 large skinless chicken thighs
600g Desirée potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5mm thick slices
800g medium vine tomatoes, halved
2 courgettes, thickly sliced
3 large onions, peeled and thickly sliced
4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
4-5 small rosemary sprigs
4tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1tsp dried red chilli flakes
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
250ml chicken stock

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat.
Season the chicken thighs, add to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Spray the potatoes with low calorie cooking spray and add to the pan in a single layer. Cook for around 5 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Remove from the heat.
Spray a medium roasting tray with low calorie cooking spray and layer the base with the tomatoes, courgettes, onions and potatoes.
Place the chicken on top of the vegetables in a single layer and sprinkle over the garlic, herbs, chilli flakes and the lemon zest and juice.

Pour the stock over the chicken and vegetables, cover with foil and bake in the oven for 1½ hours until the potatoes are soft and the chicken is tender, removing the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Bring the tray to the table and let everyone help themselves.

Recipes taken from Slimming World’s Extra Easy Entertaining recipe book. For more delicious recipes or to find your nearest Slimming World group visit Photos: Slimming World’s Extra Easy Entertaining/Gareth Morgans.
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