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Prepping for the week ahead!

It has been a busy weekend of seeing friends, having family over for lunch and giving the house a thorough clean (yes the family coming over did instigate a kick up the butt on this front!!). I decided to be prepped and take some Slimming World friendly food when we went to visit friends as it was a gaming night, so they were providing food and I wanted some diet friendly options!

So I cooked some pasta with reduced fat pesto,  roasted vegetables and chicken to take along, however as I made loads I now have plenty left for the week to have for lunch – so that makes me feel better prepped for the week ahead.

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Pasta, roasted veg, pesto and chicken!

I was also even more prepared and made another Slimming World recipe that was in the October recipe booklet, the spicy breaded chicken. I figured that they would be a good thing to have as snack to go with lunches, they offer the savoury kick that I like, and are also lower in syns than crisps!

They were pretty simple to make, just putting together the spicy dip/rub and then rolling in the breadcrumbs and baking at 200 Celsius for 30 minutes. The other half, who is a proper chicken person liked them, so he can nibble in the week too and it’s good to know he likes them if I want to make them again. I was pleased with how they turned out, they weren’t as crispy as I was expecting but I guess you can only get that with deep frying – and that would not be Slimming World friendly!

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So I’m feeling like it has been a good weekend and it is nice knowing that my lunches are more sorted for the week ahead, my other half C also made some very nice chickpea fritters along with a minty yoghurt dip that was from the Slimming World recipe book so they will be good snacks too!

Overall feeling more positive going forward this week so hopefully this will reflect in  a loss.

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Struggling a little…

I am struggling a little at the moment, really trying to make good choices with food but I do think I am comfort eating with it a little. I just felt so rubbish when I was ill, and it is so nice to be able to eat again but I do need to get on top of my cravings and be better behaved.

I don’t think I am going to do well at this weeks weigh in at all, definitely not within target range, but that is OK. Hopefully it will give me the kick up the butt I need to be more on plan and to make those better choices I need to make. I’ve tried to have a good kick start this morning and had a syn free breakfast of beef pastrami and eggs, which was very nice and I just need to keep that going now.

I am planning to be better prepped this week as well with lunches and dinners to be more on plan, and better at counting the syns and avoiding those little ones that crop up when you don’t realise. Planning to get back into exercise (gently mind you) as well as I miss it and need to start before I just don’t get on it!

Just got to be better. #motivation

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Beef Pastrami & Egg cooked in Fry Light
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Reshare: Caprese Avocado Toast

I adore avocado’s and this toast looks absolutely yummy and I will definitely be giving it a try after seeing it on Cooking with a Wallflower’s feed. Read the recipe below!

Avocado toast topped with sliced tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella then drizzled with olive oil. This caprese avocado toast is refreshing and delicious, perfect for spring. Avocado obsessed. Which is nothing new, considering that I almost always have avocado in the house. You know, just in case I need it. Maybe as a topping, or…

via Caprese Avocado Toast — Cooking with a Wallflower

Food & Recipes, Lifestyles, Recipes, Slimming World

Cannelloni – Slimming World Style

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SWCannelloni©alittlecornerofme

I have made a few SW recipes but I recently made the Slimming World cannelloni. I love cannelloni and with each serving (2 Cannelloni tubes) being only one 1 Syn it was definitely worth a try for a lighter alternative.

It was simple enough to make. Like a standard Cannelloni recipe except that the filling is made by combining  cottage cheese  with the spinach instead of Ricotta and this is then (messily!) stuffed into the tubes, topped with a passata sauce that also had some garlic and spices mixed in and  baked at 180C in a fan oven for 25 mins. Though do check the pasta cooks thoroughly mine still felt a little underdone in places!

Verdict: Although it was very nice and I would definitely cook it again as it is, I would perhaps up the syn value a little and add in a little bit of ricotta to the mixture  just to add slightly more creaminess to the mix as it baked a little drier than I would have liked, but then this may have been me fussing over the pasta tubes cooking enough! But overall though it was lovely  and with some salad on the side made a really good dinner and the rest was great as leftovers for lunch the next day!