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SW Chili beef noodles


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I love this dish, its really quick and easy to prepare. I have started buying frozen ginger and garlic paste which cuts down on prep time even more. I used sambal olek chili paste but you could use any chili paste or a fresh red chili chopped if you prefer.
Chili beef noodles
250g extra lean beef mince
250g dried egg noodles
4 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp chili paste (2 tsp if you like it hot or use a chopped fresh red chili if you prefer)
1 red pepper (sliced)
1 clove garlic (crushed)

1 tsp grated fresh ginger (or use frozen paste but NOT the jarred kind that stuff is horrible)
1 medium red onion (chopped)
1/2 pint beef stock
spray oil
Place noodles in a pan of salted boiling water and boil until just soft (about 3 minutes then drain and set aside)

Spray wok or large pan with spray oil and add minced beef and red onion and stir fry until mince is brown and onion is soft.

Then add ginger, garlic and red pepper and stir fry for a few more minutes. Add stock and soy sauces and bring to boil then simmer for a few minutes.

Add the noodles and stir carefully and cook for a few more minutes until almost all sauce is absorbed.

(syn free on extra easy)

Syn Free Metabolism Boosting Chilli Speed Soup


If you have been on Slimming World for a while, no doubt you have heard all about tomato speed soup, the soup that resembles Heinz tomato soup and if you haven’t been on Slimming World for long, no doubt you will see it soon. If you want to find out about it now, just search the internet for ‘Slimming World Speed Tomato Soup’ and you’ll find lots of links to take a look at!
So not only does this version contains the majority of the speed food ingredients in the original recipe but it also contains chilli and spices like chilli are thought to raise metabolism by up to 50 percent for up to three hours after eating, due to increasing your heart rate! Can’t be bad!

Metabolism Boosting Chilli Speed Soup
Syn free EE and EE SP
Makes 2 big bowl fulls!

1 carton of pasatta
1 tin of carrots, drained
1 tin of baked beans
1 chicken stock cube
1 pint of water
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of chilli powder
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
Place all ingredients in a heavy bottomed pan – don’t worry if at this stage it looks pretty disgusting, lol – take a hand blender and blend all the ingredients together until smooth and thick. Heat as much as is required.
It really is very tasty, even my two year old quite likes it when she’s in the mood, lol!

Amazing No Cook CheeseCake


Serves 1
1 small tube of quark
1 tbsp. sweetener
1 tbsp. Philadelphia soft cheese/ Cadbury Chocolate flavour (2 syn)
2 Rich Tea biscuits (crushed up) (3 syn)


In a small bowl, crush the biscuits and add water. Just enough to stick the biscuits together, on greaseproof paper place a cooking ring and fill with the biscuit, press down then place in the fridge to chill.
In another bowl add the Philadelphia and as much quark as required to fill the cooking ring, mix well, add sweetener to taste, remove base from fridge, add mixture, return to fridge to set.
When ready to serve remove from the fridge and using a kitchen blow torch or hot tea towel placed round the ring, heat up the ring and carefully remove it and serve with fresh fruits.

15 amazing things you only know if you’ve done Slimming World


You’re seriously telling me I can eat as much pasta as I want?”
1. At least once you’ll be tired and tidy away your Frylight into the bathroom cupboard thinking it’s heat-protection spray. Just pray you realise before you go to use it…
2. Scan Bran is 100% the most disgusting thing you’ll ever eat. And my god does it make you poop!?
3. Watching the boys shift about awkwardly when you discuss your Star Week woes during group will forever be my favourite thing.
4. You can still eat chips! Not the ones from McDonalds, and not the ones drowning in bucket-loads of full-fat mayonnaise and melted cheese, mind you.

5. Hi-Fi bars are so goddam tasty – especially the popcorn ones. And you can have two for dessert if you play your cards right.
6. Every time you get a sticker in group you’ll be more excited than you were getting stickers from the dentist. Yeah we can all brush our teeth twice a day, but not everyone can lose half a stone!
7. You’ll turn your nose up at the idea of Diet Coke Chicken. But the second you try it for the first time, you’ll wonder how you managed without it for so long.

8. People will never be able to get their heads around the fact you can eat as much pasta, rice, noodles and potatoes as you like…

9. And they’ll look at you like you’re a moron when you say you can’t have avocadoes. “But it’s good fat?”

“Yeah, but did you not just hear yourself say ‘fat’, mate? The clue’s in the word…”

no avocado

10. Taster Evenings are the best. You can cancel your Sainsbury’s delivery that night, because you’ll get fed like a king by Maureen with her Weetabix Cake and Cheryl, whose Coronation Chicken Pasta Salad is world famous.

11. Your kitchen cupboards will become a sea of Mug Shots, mushy peas and passata.

12. Oh, and instead of digestives and custard creams in your biscuit tin, you’ll be confronted by Pink ‘n’ Whites.

13. Learning that fruits that have been juiced or smooshed up have to be synned. “BUT IT’S STILL FRUIT!?!?”
14. You’re well within your rights to cry all the way home when you think you’ve been 100% on plan, and get to group and learn you’ve maintained. Or even worse… gained a pound.
15. There will be times when you feel like giving up and having an entire Black Forest Gateau. And that’s fine. So long as you get back on plan the second you’ve washed the final remnants of chocolate icing off your face.

10 foods you’ll only know if you’re on the Slimming World plan


At first it’s all salads and sunshine, but after a while you start to notice a pattern emerging from your kitchen.
There’s frozen berries stuffed in the back of the freezer, mountains of yogurt taking a seat on your fridge shelf and Diet Coke has become your new best friend.
Scroll down to see the 22 foods you’ll only relate to if you’re on the Slimming World plan…
1. Frozen fruit
Random bits of frozen banana stashed in the freezer drawer. That, and failed yogurt-coated berries.
2. High Fi bars
You can only buy these from ‘group’ (Healthy Extra B choice). But they’re just so small.
3.Jelly babies
To make Slimming World jellies, of course… it’s one of the best Slimming World secrets you’ll discover.
4. Quark
Strangely tasteless, but really creamy – the perfect ingredient to stir into… well let’s face it, you’ll give it a whirl in almost anything!

5. Primula light cheese spread tubes
You can half a tube for a Healthy Extra A! It’s kinda wrong, but kinda good in mac’n’cheese… You know what we’re talking about.
6. Diet coke
The holy grail of 0 Syn drinks – you’ll even be cooking with it, believe me.
7. Bacon medallions
It’s a crime to cut on the tasty fat, so these beauties are Syn free and hassle free. Who else but a Slimming World shopper would choose no fat bacon?!
8. Yogurt, yogurt, yogurt
Meet your new best friend. You never can have enough fat-free yogurt in the fridge.
The world’s supply of potatoes, pasta and rice just shrunk with the next slimmer joining Slimming World!
10. Fat free cottage cheese
This beauty will rescue anything from salad, to crudités, to jacket potatoes… one tub is not enough to last a week now you’re on plan.