Actirfy Slimming World Friendly Chicken Fried Rice Recipe




I've had my Actifry for a while now, and I love using it for the BEST chips and roast potatoes ever! Its actually way more versatile than that, so I wanted to try something a little different in it. 

The first thing that came to mind was some kind of fried rice, and what better way to really test the actifry than to my my favorite, chicken fried rice!

The key to making this dish a success is all in the timing! Make sure that you use the timer on the machine.




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Extra Easy Syn Value: Syn Free

Healthy Extras: None

You will need:

500g diced chicken breasts 
200g long-grain rice (uncooked weight), cooked and left to go cold
200g peas
handful of mushrooms finely sliced
1/2 onions finely diced
1tbsp soy sauce
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

A pinch of salt
Frylight

Method:

Add the garlic and diced chicken breast to the actifry dish. Spray with frylight. Set the timer for 4 mins, then put the dish back into the actifry and set it to go.

Then add the peas, onions and mushrooms. Set the timer for a further 3 minutes.

Finally add the rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper, spray with fry light and fry for 5 minutes. If the rice is looking pale, add some more soy sauce.

L x

Notes- 

Syn calculations are all carried out as a paying Slimming World member. I am not a consultant!  It is always recommended to check syn values yourself. 

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Slimming World Friendly KFC Double Down




It was all over Facebook recently, that the KFC Double Down burger was finally coming to the UK! Instead of your usual burger, the bread bun is replaced with 2 bits of chicken, so you have bacon bBQ sauce and cheese sandwiched between the chicken, heaven, and full of syns! 

I made it my mission to create a syn free version (if using both the healthy extras!) Some KFC fakeaways use smash or cornflakes as a coating.  I used wholemeal breadcrumbs with the added herbs and spices. It tastes really close to the real thing!!


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The BBQ sauce is homemade, but if you don't wish to make it, syn some sauce from a bottle. I like to make up a batch of BBQ sauce and keep it in the fridge.  The trick to being able to eat this without a knife and fork, is to wrap tin foil around the bottom half of it, like a wrapper! Keeps it all together and your hands clean.











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Extra Easy Syn Value: Syn Free

Healthy Extras: A & B 

You will need:

For the chicken
2 Small Chicken Fillets
2 slices of 400g wholemeal bread 
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon basil
1 teasppon pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 eggs

For The BBQ Sauce

5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp mustard powder
500g passata
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 tsp sweetener
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 pint coke zero
1/2 beef stock cube

Extras:

40g Extra light Cheddar, cut into slices
2 Bacon medallions 


Method:

Blitz the bread in a food processor until it's created fine breadcrumbs.  Put into a bowl and add all of the seasonings and mix until everything is blended together to create your coating.

Crack the egg into a dish and whisk.  The chicken needs to be dipped in the egg and then to the breadcrumb mixture and repeated to get an even coating. Tip: Only use one hand for touching the egg and the other hand for touching than the breadcrumbs. This stops a sticky mixture on your fingers!

Bake the chicken in the oven for 20-25 mins on a medium heat. Always check the chicken is cooked all the way through before serving.

In a saucepan and the balsamic vinegar, coke zero and Worcester sauce. Bring to the boil and then leave to reduce. Mix in passata, stock cube, mustard powder, garlic, smoked paprika, sweetener, and seasoning. Bring to the boil and then allow to simmer for 10-15 mins until it has thickened and reduced. 

Fry the bacon medallions just before serving. Stack you double down with cheese bacon and BBQ sauce!

L x

Notes- 

Syn calculations are all carried out as a paying Slimming World member. I am not a consultant!  It is always recommended to check syn values yourself. 

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Slimming World Friendly Recipe: Syn Free Nandos Style Spicy Rice




I love a cheeky Nandos, and the real thing isn't actually too bad on syns, if you pick correctly!  One of my favourite things is the spicy rice so I set to create a syn free version. This is all part of my syn free Nandos meal, with chicken and syn free creamy coleslaw!


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You will need:

2 small cups of uncooked brown rice
1 handful sweetcorn
1 stock cube
salt & pepper
1 onion diced
1 red pepper diced
1 tsp dried chillies
Frylight

Method:

In a saucepan add 2 cups of rice to 4 cups of water and bring to the boil, then add the stock cube. I used a coffee cup for measuring purposes.

Bring to the boil, turn down to simmer until all of the water has been absorbed. Stir the pan regularly to keep it from sticking. 

Spray a frying pan with frylight, and fry off the peppers and onion until soft.

Take the frying pan off the heat, and add the rice to the pan with the onions and peppers.  Stir through until mixed, then serve.


Notes-

Syn calculations are all carried out as a paying Slimming World member. I am not a consultant! It is always recommended to check syn values yourself.

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L x

Review: The Bristol Hotel



I really enjoy spending time in Bristol, it's such a beautiful and vibrant city where there's always something going on! Only a short drive away from Exeter, I love every opportunity I can take to go and explore.

One of the most important parts about staying in any city, is finding a great hotel to set up base in for the night.  One hotel that has always caught my eye when walking past is The Bristol Hotel.  An eye catching building nestled on the harbour side, in a perfect central location. Sugar Pink Food was giving the amazing opportunity to stay at this hotel on a Saturday in August, and this is my full and honest review.



The Bristol is a luxury hotel surrounded by the best of Bristol's Old City and is ideal for both leisure and business guests. When we arrived I was amazed at the beautiful interior, with a grand and beautiful entrance hall and reception, a tiny taster for the luxury to come!



This is the main entrance and lounge area. 

We checked in and were given our room keys and directions to our room.  As we are not fond lift travellers, we went up the stairs to the 6th floor. The stair well was part of the adjacent car park, but perfectly clean and sanitary.




One of the first things that struck me as we walked into the room was the beautiful views across the harbour. We could see the cathedral and all the bustling bars and pubs on the other side. I was slightly concerned about the noise levels that may carry across of an evening.  With the window opened the music and fun going on outside could be heard clearly, but the moment the window was shut the noise was completely cancelled out- perfect!


The room was a great size and absolutely spotless. There were lots of shiny surfaces and they were all cleaned to perfection. The bed was beautifully made and a fair size. The decor added a real hint of luxury with the grand lamps on either side of the bed. 





The bathroom was really reasonably sized, and even had a bath within it as well as a shower with large shower head. One thing I particularly enjoyed was that the mirror had a heating element behind it, so after a hot shower the mirror was always clear enough to see in straight after, instead of being steamy!

The towels were luxuriously soft and there were plenty of high quality toiletries.  The room also included an iron with ironing board, hair dryer, safe and a high quality coffee machine.



Each member of staff we came into contact with were friendly and polite, and always happy to help. They really helped to make us feel really welcome.

In the evening we enjoyed a delicious meal at The River Grille restaurant within the hotel, and you can read my full review here.


Breakfast in the morning was a continental affair, also with hot full English style food likes sausages, eggs and bacon. The gentleman that served us in the morning was so friendly and welcoming, it really made our breakfast! The food was delicious and was perfect with freshly prepared coffees and toast.  The beautiful white baby grand piano played as we enjoyed our breakfast and looked out at the beautiful views of the river.

We had such a lovely stay here, and everything felt as close to perfect as possible.  As critical as I usually am with things like this, I couldn't pick any fault if I tried.

Rating: *****
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