This recipe is from the Slimming World Festive Feasts cookbook. I was lucky enough to try it at the Slimming World head office blogger's Christmas lunch (read all about it here)
It tastes lovely, looks great on the table and is only 3 syns per serving.
The one in the picture was made by the fabulous staff in the Slimming World Head office kitchen, and photographed by me //
Winter raspberry and chocolate log
I was lucky enough to be invited recently to a Christmas lunch at the Slimming World head office(you can read all about it here )- this was one of the pudding choices and it was absolutely lovely! It is only 3 syns per slice so perfect for a guilt-free Christmas treat and it makes a gorgeous centrepiece for a Christmassy table!
This is from the Slimming World Festive Feasts Cookbook which is available in Slimming World groups, priced £4.95.
Please note the one in the picture was ...
Asparagus and garlic mushroom quiche with a sweet potato crust
Click here to see a step-by-step picture guide of how to make this
I'm a big fan of the sweet potato crust on a quiche, I find the completely crustless ones a bit difficult to get through as they are just a bit too squishy, and as much as I love pastry, I know it is really not a good thing to eat when you are trying to keep your diet as healthy as possible.
I have tried a 'hash brown' style sweet potato crust before (Tuna and courgette sweet potato crust quiche), but this time ...
Mini tuna quiches
I can't believe that I have never experimented with filo pastry before! It's so much fun to use, and so easy to use, with the plus-side being that because the sheets are ultra thin it's super low in fat (and syns!). On Slimming World, the average sheet is 3.5 syns, so for something like these mini quiches you can manage a brilliant snack with very few syns. Out of one packet of filo sheets I made a chicken pie (for the kids- but will definitely do a healthy version soon- I use butter to fry ...
Piri Piri beef mini roast, with sweet potato wedges and chilli and lime dip
I've recently discovered mini roasts, and I love them for an easy evening meal! They are much smaller joints of meat than your typical Sunday roast- so are ideal for serving two (and usually with enough left over for a sarnie the next day too!). During the week my husband and I always eat together (if we can) after the girls have gone to bed- it's our time to relax together and catch up on the day, and one of the reasons that mini roasts are great is that you can just pop them in the oven ...
Chip shop style curry sauce
Up until about 3 months ago I had actually never had chips and curry sauce- it passed me by even with all those late night takeaways in my youth!
I had it for the very first time at our 'local' (and it's a pretty special local) Glazebrook House. The Executive Chef is Anton Piotrowski (he won Masterchef professionals in 2012). My husband and I had a rare day off together, both kids were at school/nursery and we had a gorgeous walk up on Dartmoor and stopped off on our way back. It ...
Homemade refried beans (frijoles negros)
I've always been a big fan of refried beans, even when I was a very fussy eater as a child! I love Mexican food, and spent a summer travelling around Mexico 13 years ago. The food was just as good as I had hoped- everywhere are street food stalls selling amazing little soft tacos with different fillings. The restaurants were amazing- if you ordered fajitas often the meat/prawns would be charcoal grilled and it would come out sizzling on a skillet. So so yummy! It was also the first time ...
Skinny chicken tikka masala
Chicken tikka masala is one of my all time favourite meals- I know it's not a proper curry, but there's a reason that it's become one of Britain's best loved dishes! One of my healthy eating aims has been to find a way to make a really tasty chicken tikka masala that is also completely guilt-free. I've done this version in the slow-cooker before which I was really pleased with, but I think this one's my best yet!
It was suggested to me a while ago on my Facebook page that I try ...
Virgin frozen strawberry daiquiri
This is a beautiful drink! It tastes delicious, is incredibly refreshing and it also just looks amazing! You could spice it up with a shot of rum, but I think it's lovely just as it is. You need to make sure you have nice, ripe and sweet strawberries.
Guilt-free raspberry and strawberry cheesecake
I am really quite excited about this recipe... I think it really tastes like a proper treat, but it's so good it practically has a halo!
The oats form the base (and if you are following Slimming World you can use these as half of your healthy extra B choice). The cheesecake mix is a lovely, satisfying texture- it just feels indulgent!