Lemon, garlic and mint dip
This dip goes particularly well with the sweet potato pancakes (see separate recipe), but is also lovely with chopped peppers, carrots, or potato wedges!
This pesto uses lemon juice rather than just olive oil to moisten it, so it's lower syn than an oil filled one, but it's a beautifully fresh taste and a very quick and easy meal option if you have it made up already!
Amazing 5-ingredient slow-cooker salsa chicken
This recipe uses shop bought salsa to make a really delicious slow-cooked shredded chicken and black-bean Mexican style dish. I had little faith that putting 5 ingredients into the slow cooker would make something that I'd want to do again, but thought I'd give it a try and it was worth the experiment. Just stick in the slow-cooker in the morning and come home to a completely yummy dinner! I've based the syn values in this dish on the salsa I used, which was the Dorito's hot salsa- but ...
Lemony chilli crab linguine
Pastas like this have always been my favourite, just those simple but perfect flavour combinations. I used a tin of white crab meat here (£1 in Home Bargains so definitely the cheaper option!) but it would be even lovelier I'm sure with fresh crab if you can get it!
Sticky chinese pork
This recipe is about as easy as it gets when it comes to making a deliciously dark and sticky glazed chinese pork. One of those things that can be thrown together in a couple of minutes, with great results!
Takeaway chicken chow mein
This is a real classic, it's tasty enough to stand in for a takeaway, and it's very easy to do. Also a great way to get lots of veg incorporated into your main! From the Slimming World website: http://www.slimmingworld.com/recipes/chinese-chicken-chowmein.aspx
Slow-cooked Mexican black bean & shredded salsa chicken
This is a great recipe- it's very quick to throw together in the slow cooker, but the end result is a really delicious Mexican inspired dish which is very versatile- It's lovely just with rice, wrapped in a tortilla, or put into an Old El Paso stand 'n' stuff tortilla, topped with cheese and oven baked!
Mini ham and mushroom quiches
Using the ham to make a cupe for the little quiches not only keeps them tidily together, but adds a lovely base to the egg, with some lovely crispy bits around the edges.
Pastry-free pork pie
Picnics can be difficult when you are trying to follow a healthy eating plan- sausage rolls and pork pies are off the menu! This twist on a pork pie is the answer, easy to transport, easy to eat and nice and filling without all the fattening pastry! Instead, courgettes are used as a 'case'. The syns it contains are also only in the brown bread, so you can always count it as your Healthy extra b and then it's completely syn free.
1/2 syn brownies
If you are looking for a little cakey treat these are great for satisfying a craving. They aren't really proper chocolate brownies, because those taste delicious fo a reason! But the whisked egg whites make these a viable Slimming World alternative if you are feeling the need to bake, and they do taste good!