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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Super Chocolatey Scan Bran Cake (from the SW website)

OK, OK, so a cake made from Scan Bran is never going to taste quite as delicious as a real chocolate cake! But for only 11.5 syns for the whole cake, this one is a fantastic rival.

The recipe below is from the Slimming World website.

5 Scan Bran
3 beaten eggs
1 level tbsp golden syrup
1oz cocoa powder
½ mug sweetener

1. Soak the Scan Bran in boiling water to soften. Then drain and mash.
2. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a microwavable bowl.
3. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. When cooked the cake will be springy to the touch and will have pulled away from the side.
Tip: Chef's tip: For a free topping, pile with (defrosted) frozen forest fruits or top with chocolate spread (4½ Syns per tbsp).

It's just 11½ Syns for the whole cake and can be divided into as many portions as you like.

Chili Con Carne for a chilly day!

This Chili Con Carne is completely free on Green or Extra Easy.

It is brilliant as it is so easy to cook. Just put it all in a big pot or slow cooker, and then let it cook.  Boil the rice nearer the time you want to serve, and its done!

Quorn Mince/ Extra Lean minced beef
One large onion
Can of chopped tomatoes
Can of kidney beans
Can of baked beans
Chili powder (to taste)
Red chillies (to taste)

I also added 28g cheddar and some soy sauce on top. Yummy!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Dippy egg and soldiers. The perfect comfort snack.

Two dippy soft boiled eggs and soldiers (2 slices of wholemeal bread from a 400g loaf, 1 healthy extra B choice) .   Filled that little gap left in my tummy this evening!

Spice sensation cheesy cous cous salad

I have this for my lunch most days.  It is really tasty, and so easy to take to work.  I chop the salad items up in the morning and put them in a lunchbox. Then at lunch time, just add boiling water to the Ainsley Harriot Spice Sensation cous cous (1 Syn). Once it has soaked up all the water (approx 3 minutes later) I add the salad items, and it's ready to eat! 

This meal contains;
Ainsley Harriot Spice Sensation sachet (1 syn)
Chopped cherry tomatoes
Chopped sweet pepper
28g Cheddar (1 Healthy Extra A choice)

Sometimes I also add cucumber, boiled egg, and Quorn Sausage (1 syn).

My Breakfast, Slimming World style!!

This was my breakfast this morning.

Eggs fried in Fry light (Free)
Half a tin of baked beans (Free)
x 2 slices of wholemeal bread from a 400g loaf (1 Healthy Extra B choice)

If I had more time I would have added some grilled lean bacon, mushrooms and grilled tomato. Delicious!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Curly Wurly Scan Bran cake (from the SW Website)

This recipe is from the Slimming World Website.  It is 12 syns for the whole cake.
I was very impressed that a cake could be made in 7 minutes in the microwave in a Pyrex bowl!!!

It inspired me to try the other scan bran recipes (the chocolate one is amazing!), and even made up my own raisin and cinnamon cake which I will post up here soon.

To make the Curly Wurly Scan Bran  cake you will need;
4 Scan Bran
2 eggs
3 or 4 tbsp sweetener (to taste)
1 sachet Belgian Choc Options
26g Curly Wurly bar

1. Soak the Scan Bran in boiling water to soften. Then drain and mash.
2. Beat the eggs and stir into mix, along with the sweetener and Belgian Choc Options
3. Chop the Curly Wurly into pieces and add to the mix
4. Pour the mixture into a microwavable bowl and cook for around 6 minutes. When cooked the cake will be springy to the touch and will have pulled away from the side.

Protein packed salad to keep you going!

Salads never usually keep me full for long. I like carbs and lots of them!
So I decided to change my lunch times by making a protein packed salad that would keep me full, and not reaching for the chocolate for energy.

This salad is full of the protein rich eggs, cheese (28g as a healthy extra A choice) and Quorn sausages (1 syn each on green, but could be replaced with syn free grilled lean bacon if doing extra easy), which combined with rocket leaves, cherry tomatos and chopped sweet red pepper made for a super tasty lunch time.