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Szechuan Beef Slimming World Recipe

Szechuan Beef

This Szechuan beef recipe has chillis and chilli sauce in it but I think we’re going to leave them out or not add as much because Ella doesn’t like anything spicy.

Szechuan Beef

1.5 syns per serving
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 400g of lean rump, sirloin or fillet steak, visible fat removed
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce/tamari
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 level tsp cornflour
  • 2½ cm piece fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 fresh chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • A good pinch of Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced

Method

  1. Trim off any fat on the steak and slice the meat thinly.
  2. Mix the soy sauce, water, vinegar, salt, cornflour and ginger together in a bowl.
  3. Add the strips of steak and turn them in the marinade. Cover and leave to marinate in the refrigerator or a cool place for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or a deep frying pan, and stir in the garlic, chilli and Chinese five-spice powder. Cook for 1 minute, then add the marinated beef.
  5. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, until the beef is brown outside but slightly pink and juicy inside. Remove and keep warm.
  6. Add the peppers and stir-fry for 2 minutes, then return the steak and any remaining marinade to the wok, together with the chilli sauce. Stir-fry briskly over a medium heat for 1 minute.
  7. Season with plenty of black pepper and scatter the chilli and spring onion over the top. Serve immediately.
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Special Egg Fried Rice Slimming World Recipe

Slimming World Special Fried Rice recipe

No Chinese Fakeaway would be complete without special egg fried rice! The great thing about this special egg fried rice recipe is that you can add any vegetables you’d like and even some prawns.

Slimming World egg fried rice

I have to say, doing these recipe posts is making me very hungry and I’m really looking forward to my Slimming World Hunters Chicken tonight.
It’s from Iceland and it’s the first time I’ve tried it.
We usually cook all our meals from scratch but we have some pigs in blankets to use up after I made a mistake and Christmas and ordered about 50 of them so everyone else is having those and I’m sticking to plan and having syn free hunters chicken with pasta.

Special Egg Fried Rice

Syn Free
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 350g cooked and cooled long-grain or jasmine/Thai fragrant rice
  • 200g frozen peas
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce/tamari
  • 400g fresh bean sprouts, rinsed
  • 6 spring onions, very finely sliced

Method

  1. Spray a wok or large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. When it is almost at smoking point, add the cooked rice and stir-fry for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the peas, stir-fry for 5 minutes and season well. Add the beaten eggs and stir-fry for another minute.
  3. Stir in the soy sauce, bean sprouts and most of the spring onion and cook for 2 minutes or until the eggs have set.
  4. Scatter over the remaining spring onions to serve.
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Char Sui Pork Noodles Slimming World Recipe

We’re going to be having a Slimming World Chinese Fakeaway night at the weekend so I thought I’d share the recipes with you.
Our first recipe is for Char Sui Pork Noodles.

Char Sui Pork Noodles

Syn Free
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 5 large garlic cloves
  • 30g fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 level tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 400g lean pork loin, visible fat removed, thinly sliced
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • 250g dried medium egg noodles
  • 600g mixed stir-fry vegetables

Method

  1. Put the garlic and ginger in a small food processor and blend until fairly smooth.
  2. Put one-third of the paste in a wide bowl, add the five-spice and 2 tbsp soy sauce and mix well.
  3. Add the pork, stir to coat well and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, spray a non-stick saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over medium heat.
  5. Add the remaining ginger and garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the stock cube, tomato purée, paprika and 300ml boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the vinegar and remaining soy sauce and bring to a boil.
  8. Cook the noodles according to the pack instructions and drain well.
  9. Spray a non-stick wok or large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the pork, fry for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked through, and transfer to a plate.
  10. Spray the wok with more low-calorie cooking spray, add the vegetables and a splash of water and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
  11. Return the pork to the pan, add the noodles, sauce and a little water and bring to a simmer. Serve piping hot.
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Curried Veggie Burger and Chips Slimming World Recipe

We decided to have our curried veggie burger without the burger bun and served it with Slimming World chips and a side salad.
Not everyone enjoyed it (KayCee and Ella!) but that was ok because it meant there was some leftover for my lunch the next day!

This recipe is great for vegans. You can learn more about the benefits of not eating meat in essays on vegan diet. I hope that over time, more people will begin to devote time to a healthy diet. This will prevent many diseases.

Curried Veggie Burger with Chips

Serves 4
1.5 syns per serving

curried veggie burger and chips Slimming World vegetarian recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ red pepper
  • 1-2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 2 x 400g can of butter beans, drained
  • 110g sweetcorn kernels, drained
  • 60g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium egg, beaten (or vegan egg substitute)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 900g Maris Piper or King Edward potatoes
  • Frylight
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C Fan/Gas Mark 9.
  2. Peel and finely chop the onion.
  3. Peel and coarsely grate the carrot
  4. Deseed and finely chop the pepper
  5. Place onion, carrot and peppers in a pan with the curry powder and 150ml water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain well.
  6. Mash the beans with a fork or blend in a food processor until smooth.
  7. Stir in the sweetcorn, vegetables, breadcrumbs, egg and seasoning. Shape into 8 burgers, cover and chill until required.
  8. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1cm thick chips.
  9. Place in a pan of lightly salted boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain and set aside for 10 minutes to dry.
  10. Return the chips to the pan, cover and shake to ”rough up” the edges – this helps make them crisp.
  11. Spray a baking tray with Frylight, add the chips, spray again and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden.
  12. Arrange the burgers on a foil-lined grill rack, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and place under a medium/hot grill for approximately 5 minutes on each side until golden.
  13. Share the chips and burgers between 4 plates. Sprinkle with coriander to serve.

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Chunky Winter Vegetable Stew – Slimming World Recipe

My Nan-Nan used to make THE best stew when I was younger. I always looked forward to having her homemade stew followed by homemade lemon drizzle cake.
I can’t promise you lemon drizzle cake but this recipe for chunky Winter vegetable stew is very tasty, filling and syn free 🙂

Chunky Winter Vegetable Stew

Serves 4
Syn free

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 425ml vegetable stock
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 turnips, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 275g parsnips, sliced
  • 450g potatoes, peeled & chopped
  • 75g red lentils
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 225g mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tsp dried or 1 tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tsp dried or 1 tbsp freshly chopped oregano

Method

  1. Place the onion and half of the stock into a large saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining stock, garlic, turnip, carrots, parsnips and potatoes. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Place back on the heat, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables and lentils are cooked to the desired consistency. Serve immediately.

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Chilli Bean Cottage Pie – Slimming World Recipe

chilli bean cottage pie

Two of my favourite foods, cottage pie and chilli con carne are combined to make this totally delicious chilli bean cottage pie.

Chilli Bean Cottage Pie

Serves 4
Syn Free

Ingredients

  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can red kidney beans, drained
  • 220g swede, peeled
  • 220g parsnips, peeled
  • 400g potatoes, peeled
  • 4 tbsp skimmed milk
  • Salt & ground black pepper
  • 120g Cheddar cheese, grated

Method

  1. Spray a large non-stick saucepan with the low-calorie cooking spray, add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the oregano, chilli powder and tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes on a low heat.
  3. Add the kidney beans and cook for a further 10 minutes until the mixture is fairly thick.
  4. Transfer to an ovenproof dish. Meanwhile, cook the swede, parsnips and potatoes in a large pan of boiling water for about 15-20 minutes until tender.
  5. Drain and mash with the milk.
  6. Season to taste and spread over the chilli bean mixture. Sprinkle with the cheese and place under a preheated hot grill for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

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Bean and Rice Burritos – Slimming World Recipe

bean and rice burritos

Ant made these bean and rice burritos for us and we all really enjoyed them. No one noticed that he’d forgotten to put the rice in!

Bean and Rice Burritos

Serves 4
Syn free

Ingredients

  • 150g dried long-grain rice
  • 400g can red kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 400g can mixed pulses in water, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • 125g fat-free natural Greek yogurt, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve

For the wraps:

  • 10 large eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Small handful of finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Low calorie cooking spray

Method

  1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions then drain and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, make the wraps. Crack the eggs into a large measuring jug, whisk until smooth and season with a pinch of salt. Stir in the parsley.
  3. Spray a small non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat.
  4. When hot, pour in one-eighth of the egg mixture (or enough to just cover the bottom of the pan), tilting the pan to spread the egg around.
  5. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned underneath then flip over and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Transfer the wrap to a baking sheet lined with baking parchment, cover with another sheet of parchment and keep warm. Spray the pan again with low-calorie cooking spray and make another seven wraps in the same way, adding each cooked wrap to the pile.
  7. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add the kidney beans, pulses and tomato purée and warm through for 3-5 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat and season to taste.
  9. Stir the beans into the rice and divide between the egg wraps.
  10. Scatter over the tomato, red onion and cucumber, and roll up loosely (you might need to hold the wraps in place with cocktail sticks).
  11. Serve hot with fat-free natural Greek yogurt and lime wedges to squeeze over.

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Baked Vegetable Frittata – Slimming World Recipe

baked vegetable frittata

We love to serve this baked vegetable frittata with chunky sweet potato wedges and salad.

Baked Vegetable Frittata

Serves 4
Syn free

Ingredients

  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 8 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp drained and finely chopped bottled roasted red peppers
  • 200g can sweetcorn kernels, drained
  • 200g fresh or frozen peas
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 250g cooked macaroni
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4.
  2. Spray a medium-sized ovenproof flan or pie dish with low-calorie cooking spray.
  3. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. Season well and transfer to the dish.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 25-40 minutes or until the eggs have set and the frittata is golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and stand for 15-20 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve with a crisp green salad.

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Chunky Root Vegetable Hotpot – Slimming World Recipe

chunky root vegetable hotpot

This chunky root vegetable hotpot is a cheap and hearty meal for those cold Winter evenings.

Chunky Root Vegetable Hotpot

Serves 4
Syn free

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 celery sticks, roughly sliced
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 turnips, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 60g yellow split peas
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 300g small button mushrooms
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, to garnish (optional)

Method

  1. Place the onion and celery and half of the stock in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining stock along with the garlic, turnips, carrots, parsnips and potatoes.
  3. Bring back to the boil and add the split peas, tomatoes, mushrooms and rosemary.
  4. Bring the mixture back to boil once again, reduce the heat, season well and simmer gently 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Sprinkle over the chopped parsley, if using, and serve immediately.

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Cheesy Mexican Bake -Slimming World Recipe

cheesy mexican bake slimming world recipe

I don’t know about you but when something says it’s cheesy, it needs to be cheesy so we increased the cheese in this Mexican cheesy bake to 120g of cheddar. I used it as one of my healthy extra portions.

Cheesy Mexican Bake

Serves 4
Syns per serving – 1.5

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, halved and cut into wedges
  • 560g can new potatoes in water, drained and halved or quartered
  • 400g can artichoke hearts in water, drained and quartered
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 1 large courgette, cubed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200g plain quark
  • 120g vegetable stock, cooled
  • 40g reduced-fat Cheddar-style cheese
  • A little freshly grated nutmeg

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.
  2. Put the onion, potatoes, artichokes, garlic, peppers, celery and courgette in a shallow ovenproof dish and sprinkle over the oregano, paprika and cumin.
  3. Season lightly and mix well, then spray with low-calorie cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  5. Stir the quark and stock together to make a thick cream and drizzle it over the vegetables.
  6. Scatter the cheese on top and bake for 10-15 minutes. or until golden and bubbling. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve hot.

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