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Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta Slimming World Recipe

We’re cutting down the amount of red meat we eat and making all our family meals vegetarian so we’re starting with this asparagus and mushroom pasta from Slimming World.

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Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta

Serves 4
Syn free


  • 500g asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 500g dried tagliatelle or spaghetti or linguine
  • 400g mushrooms, sliced if large
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 roasted red peppers in brine from a jar, drained and sliced


  1. Cut off the asparagus tips and set aside. Roughly chop the stalks and cook in a saucepan of boiling water over a high heat for 6 minutes or until tender.
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon and put in a food processor with 150ml of the cooking liquid. Purée, season to taste and keep warm.
  3. Top up the pan with boiling water and cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, adding the asparagus tips 3 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  4. Meanwhile, spray a large non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat.
  5. Add the mushrooms and fry for 3 minutes then reduce the heat to low, add the garlic and fry for a further 1 minute.
  6. Drain the pasta and asparagus tips and return to the pan. Stir in the peppers, mushrooms and asparagus sauce and serve in shallow bowls.
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Weekly Update – Slimming World Result – Week 3

Slimming World week 3 result

It’s week 3 and I’ve been expecting a weight gain all week, not because I’ve not been on plan, but because I’ve been here before; I get back on plan and have a good week, stay on plan the next week and end up with a weight gain.

I promised myself that if it happened this week I wasn’t going to let it get to me and throw me off track. Turns out I didn’t need to worry!

Weigh-In Results Week 3

Date 15th January
Weight – 27st 7lb
Result – 4lb loss
Total Weight Loss – 3 st 8lb

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Meal Planning Menu – Slimming World Menu Week 3

Meal Planning Monday Slimming World Vegetarian Menu

It’s been a while since I’ve done a meal planning menu because planning a menu every week became a bit hit or miss!
Now that I’m fully back on track with Slimming World I have to preplan a menu because it makes it so much easier to shop and helps keep me on plan.

We’re also cutting down on our meat consumption so the majority of our menus from now on will be vegetarian.
These are all new recipes to us so I’ll be adding the recipes to the blog as we make them and will link to them asap 🙂

Because I weigh at Slimming World on a Wednesday, our meal planning menus run from Wednesday to Tuesday each week, just in case you were wondering why I start on a Wednesday!

Meal Planning Menu Week 3 – 15th to 21st January

Wednesday – Asparagus and mushroom pasta

Thursday – Baked couscous with chunky vegetable chilli

Friday – Chunky vegetable soup

Saturday – Cumin scented falafels with sweet potato wedges and baked beans

Sunday – Colcannon with meat-free burgers and roasted carrots, onions and parsnips

Monday – Basil and chilli linguine

Tuesday – Curried lentils with ginger

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Weekly Update – Slimming World Results – Week 2

The food diary I bought from Home Bargains is really helping me stay on track. Not only am I recording everything I eat, I’m also pre-planning menus and shopping lists for the following week and doing a weekly summary. This helps me focus on things that have worked well and things I plan to do the following week.

Slimming World weight loss result week 2

Weigh-In Results – Week 2

Date 8th January 2020
Weight – 27st 11lb
Result – 8.5lb loss
Total Weight Loss – 3st 4lb/46lb/20.8kg

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I’ll be back next Wednesday with my week 3 result 🙂

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Slimming World Result Week 1

2019 wasn’t my year where Slimming World was concerned. I haven’t done very well but the fact that I’m still trying 6 years after joining is a win for me.
I’ve decided to try and do a weekly Slimming World result post and this is week 1.

I’ve bought myself a 12-week food diary from Home Bargains and I started totally back on track yesterday after getting weighed.

12-week food diary - Slimming World result

I had a huge 11lb gain but I enjoyed all the Baileys and chocolates and family meals with Christmas pudding for dessert so I’m not going to dwell on the gain.

After all the problems I’ve had with my hernia over Christmas, I want to be able to get it treated safely as soon as possible so I have to lose this weight.

Slimming World Result – Week 1

Date 3rd January 2020
Weight – 28st 5.5lb
Result +11lb
Total Weight Loss – 2st 9.5lb/37.5lb/17kg

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Weight Loss Result Week 2

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Bacon Double Cheeseburger Slimming World Recipe

BBQ season is around the corner and you don’t have to miss out on a big, juicy burger! This bacon double cheeseburger is syn free if you use your healthy extra b and one (or both if you want lots of cheese!) of your healthy […]

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March Monthly Update – Slimming World Results –

My March monthly update isn’t great, to be honest. I didn’t get off to a very good start, but I did manage to get back into it halfway through the month. I had started secret eating during the first 2 weeks. By week 3, and […]

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Chunky New Potato And Bacon Salad – Slimming World Recipe

Ant and I had this chunky new potato and bacon salad for lunch. It was very filling and would probably split between 3 portions rather than 2 for a lunchtime meal.

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Sloppy Joes – Slimming World Recipe

Ella and Ant loved this recipe for Slimming World Sloppy Joes. They had theirs in homemade wholemeal rolls, but I’d already had my Healthy Extra for the day so I just had mine with Slimming World chips. We didn’t use Tabasco sauce in the recipe […]

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