Turkey curry isn't a tradition in my family, but Bridget Jones' Diary made me want to introduce it! Luckily it's a very easy thing to make syn-free as turkey is naturally lean, spices are syn-free and you can squeeze n lots of speed vegetables. I made my own curry spice mx which is so simple, and you can make it in bulk so it's ready whenever you want to make a quick and easy curry!
Luxury Christmas dinner hamper only £49 at Musclefood!
Musclefood consistently win Great Taste awards for their products, and their Christmas hamper is a must-have for anyone on a budget this Christmas. Not only will they arrange delivery to your door during Christmas week, so that you don't have to join the hordes fighting over the brussels sprouts at the supermarkets, but the hamper (which feeds 5-7 people) includes sausages and bacon for a morning fry-up, a 3-3.5kg luxury fresh turkey, pigs in blankets, bacon rashers, sausage meat for stuffing, ...
Chicken and rice miso soup
A friend of mine recommended this soup to me, and it really is lovely. The recipe is from BBC Good Food and I just made a couple of little changes. You do need to get a couple of speciality ingredients, Miso paste and Mirin, but these are definitely worth the investment (together they cost me £3.50 from Tesco) as this is such a quick and easy mid-week dinner you will be doing it again and again!
I got my Mirin (a sweet japanese rice wine) from Tesco Here's the link as well as my ...
Win 3 pots of Musclefood super low syn chocolate spread!
Here's a chance to win 3 of Musclefood's famous low syn chocolate spreads! I have 3 flavours, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Orange and Chocolate Mint for one lucky winner! All you need to do is head over the the Slimming Foodie Facebook page (click here), like the competition post (pinned at the top) and leave a comment telling me what your favourite Christmas tradition is! Please share the post with your friends too (although this isn't a requirement for entering).
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Mini chocolate orange Christmas puddings
I've made a very naughty version of these before with my kids involving lots of cornflakes, cocoa and golden syrup- I wanted to do something similar, but something that wouldn't use up all my syns in one fell swoop if I indulged!
These use a scan bran base* (which you could even use as your HEB!), and a very low syn chocolate orange spread from Musclefood (click here). I think these taste really good, and if you keep them stocked up over Christmas will hopefully keep you out of the ...
Chicken and mushroom pie
I really adore pie, and this version is still a little bit of a treat as I use enough pastry to knock the syns up to 9.5 per portion, however how much pastry you use is completely up to you, and without the pastry just the pie mix itself if only 2.5 syns per portion.
I used the Yeo Valley 0% fat creme fraiche which is 0.5 syns per tbsp (6 for the whole pot), but you could also use the Asda Good For You creme fraiche or the Sainsbury's Be Good To Yourself creme fraiche (less than 3% fat) ...
Coffee cup warm jam sponge
I was sent some Jim Jams reduced sugar strawberry jam to try and so had a little experiment with a cake made in a coffee cup! It came out really well, so here it is!
Bloody Mary Beef
I've been dying to try out this recipe as it looked mouth-wateringly good in the Jamie's Comfort Food book (click here). I've neglected this book since starting Slimming World as a lot of the food in it is pretty decadent, but when I looked again at this recipe I realised that it's actually very Slimming World friendly! I made a couple of small adjustments but it makes a gorgeous, rich meal with very few syns.