Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Crumble Bars!

So... I created these salted caramel apple crumble cheesecake bars! They taste incredible! The best bit? According to my calculations it will cost you less syns than a Cadbury chocolate bar.

  • This recipe made 8 bars
  • By using Quark as well as sweetener and light butter, you save 1329 Calories!
  • Sugar free salted caramel recipe here

Extra easy syn value:- 9

Healthy Extras:- B

You will need:- 

1 pack low fat digestives
40 g extra light butter,  melted

40g extra light butter
2 x 12g sachet powdered gelatine 
4 x 175g pots Mullerlight Vanilla yoghurt 
2tsp vanilla extract 
2 tubs quark 
2tbsp sweetener
1 egg

35g porridge oats, per slice as a healthy B
2 Apples finely sliced

Salted Caramel Sauce
recipe here
(2 syns per tbsp) 

Line a loaf tin with clingfilm

Crush the biscuits and mix with melted butter to form base. Use to line the tin and press down. Leave to set. 

Meanwhile, use an electric food mixer (not a food processor) or hand whisk to beat Quark, butter and egg until smooth. Add the gelatine. 

Spread the cheesecake mixture over the top of the base and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set

Chop the apples and place on top, sprinkle with 35g on each slice as  a HEB. Drizzle work salted caramel saucesauce (1 tbsp per slice) 

L x

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Slimming World Friendly Recipe: Beef Kebabs & Giant Stuffed Sweet Chillies

On Monday night I really didn't know what I fancied for dinner.  Nick announced he wasn't hungry (due to the footlong subway he'd not long devoured!) So for the first time in ages I was only cooking for me, and this dinner came together.  I put a little post out on my Facebook page to see if anyone wanted the recipe, and the post got 815 likes! So, as requested, here's the recipe!

Extra easy syn value:- Syn Free

Healthy Extras:- A

You will need:- 

For the kebabs-
400g extra lean beef mince
1/2 an onion, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
Salt & pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Kebab sticks
1 tbsp fat free fromage frais

For the stuffed peppers peppers

1 giant sweet pepper (cut in half serves 2)
1 coffee cup of cooked brown rice
30g feta per person (healthy extra A)
a few cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 small tin of sweetcorn

1 small tin of petis pois


Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6

Combine all the kebab ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.  Leave in the fridge for 1 hour. 

Meanwhile, mix the rice, sweetcorn, peas, tomatoes and feta together and stuff into the halved sweet chillies

Once the meat has been in the fridge for the hour, gently pack small amounts of the meat mixture around the kebab skewers to make a 4-inch long sausage shape on each stick.

Wrap the stuffed peppers in tin foil and bake in the oven for 10 mins.

Cook the kebabs on a griddle pan (or, even better, a BBQ!) turning regularly to prevent any burning, and cook thoroughly

Serve on a bed of mixed salad

L x 

Monday, 29 June 2015

Recipe: Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Noddle Soup

I am always trying to make sure that I have a lot of variety in what I am eating, especially for lunches throughout the week.  This super easy shredded chicken noodle soup is easy to make and even easier to eat! It's packed with speed food and will have you filled up until dinner time.  Don't worry if you don't have a slow cooker, you can cook over the stoke instead on a very low heat with the same timeings.

Extra Easy Syn Value:- Syn  free

Healthy Extras- none

You will need:- 

900ml chicken or vegetable stock 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp chopped fresh root ginger
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
50g dried whole wheat noodles
2 tbsp tinned sweetcorn
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 bag of bean sprout stir fry mix
Salt & pepper 
If you like spice, add 1 chopped chillie


Add all the ingredients, except the noodles, (chicken breasts whole) into the slow cooker.

Heat on low for 2 hours

After 2 hours check the chicken breasts, if cooked through shred with 2 forks and add back into the mixture and stir through

Using your hands, scrunch up 1 nest of dried noodles (to make them smaller and less slurpy!) and add to the mix and leave on low for a further 15-20 mins or until the noodles are cooked through

Add a few extra chillies to serve

Monday, 15 June 2015

Slimming World Recipe:- Sizzling Beef Fajita Mix

If you like my pulled chicken fajita mix then you'll love this sizzling beef recipe! Easy to whip up in a frying pan or skillet and can be served in egg wraps, with salad or simply with rice like I have below.

Extra Easy Syn Value:- Syn Free

Healthy Extras:- None

You will need-

4 lean "sizzle steaks" (thin) sliced into strips
1 tbsp worcester sauce
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 red pepper, seeds removed, cut into strips
1 yellow pepper, seeds removed, cut into strips
1 red onion, finely sliced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cumin
2 fresh red chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped
1tsp chilli powder
Juice of 1 lime
1 clove garlic, crushed
2tbsp tomato purée


Add the peppers, onion, garlic and chillies to a frying pan and cook off over a medium heat.

Turn the heat down and add the rest of the ingredients, including the beef.

Stir in the pan and cook for 1-2 mins for rare steak or 3-4 to cook it through, stir to ensure an even coating of herbs and spices across all meat and veg

Severe with your choice of egg wrap, rice or salad

L x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Readers Photos

When I first set up this blog I never actually imagined that anyone would read my recipes!  It was more to keep them for myself, and it is crazy to thing I now have over 20000 followers across social media! When people post photos of the recipes they have tried, I genuinely love it and it makes all the hard work I put in worth while! Every month I will pick a winner to receive a hamper, and this month I want you to pick the winner!!

Monday, 8 June 2015

My First eBook!

Those of you who follow my Facebook Page may have spotted that I have released my own eBook!  I have compiled my top 10 most popular recipes, including all syn values (most of them are free or low syn!) for you to download and keep forever, for only £3. I put in a lot of hard working running this blog and really appreciate all the support that you all give me!

Just click on the image above or follow this link to pay securely via paypal!

L x
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Sunday, 7 June 2015

How Prepare a Weeks Worth of Slimmimg World Friendly Freezer Meals

One of my most popular posts is "How to prepare 7 Slimming World friendly freezer meals in under 1 hour". I put in a LOT of work putting it together, so I am really glad it was so greatly received! It is such a basic but practical idea, prepare all your meals ahead then freeze or refrigerate them ready for the week ahead. Just take out the evening before you want to eat it, then just stick it in the oven or slow cooker the next day.  Some of the dishes can be cooked from frozen, so you always have a backup in the freezer. Make sure you read through the post thoroughly, including all the notes! Download a shopping list here

The 8 dishes that I will be prepping are:-

Heinz Style Tomato Soup (ideal for lunches!)
Garlic & Herb Chicken Nuggets
Lemon Pork & Pepper Kebabs
Sausage Casserole
Turkey Meatloaf
Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Hasselback Potatoes
Creamy Italian Chicken