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RECIPE: paprika chicken casserole

This is a super easy work day meal because I can throw everything in the slow cooker the night before, turn it on in the morning and I’ve got a tasty Syn free meal waiting for me when I get home!!


2 tbs paprika
2 diced chicken breasts
1 carton pasata or 1 tin chopped toms
Chicken stock cube
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
Mushrooms (as many as you want to have??)
1/2 Onion
1/3 a red pepper
1/3 green pepper
1/2 can sweet corn
1 can chopped carrots

Throw everything in the slow cooker and turn it on!! (My slow cooker goes on low for 7 hours)

I had mine with brown rice and the hubby had his with mash and he gave it the thumbs up

K x

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RECIPE: syn free quinoa porridge

Sometimes I struggle with finding filling breakfasts on the slimming world plan that don’t use all my daily syns. I normally have fruit and yoghurt but sometimes this doesn’t keep me full for very long. So after seeing a few pictures on Instagram of people having quinoa for breakfast i thought I would give it a go!
Don’t get me wrong I would much rather have a bowl of oat porridge any day but when I’m trying to stick to my syns and I know I will want my healthy extra b later on in the day this is a good alternative.

1 oz of rinsed quinoa
250 ml milk (I use kara coconut milk so this is 1/2 my healthy extra a)
200 ml of water

Soak the quinoa in the milk for 10-15 minutes then add mix to a saucepan.
Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer for 25 mins stirring regularly.

Thats it! I top mine with muller light yoghurt, fresh fruit and nuts and seeds (2 syns) and cinnamon. This keeps me full all morning and if I didn’t have the nuts this would be syn free.


K x

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RECIPE – syn free chilli con carne

A firm fave in our house!! I do mine in the slow cooker and have to Cook the vegetables separately as the husband refuses to eat them! But otherwise I would just put all the raw beg in the slow cooker.

1 pack extra lean mince (or pork or Turkey mince just add an extra beef stock cube)
1/2 yellow pepper
1/2 red pepper
Refried beans
Pasata or chopped tomatoes
1 clove garlic
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
Beef stock cube

1) Brown the mince in a pan with the crumbled stock cube, Worcestershire sauce and garlic.

2) Transfer to slow cooker, add pasata (or chopped tomatoes), veg, refried beans and spices.


3) Cook on medium for aprox 4 hours


4) Serve with rice or jacket potato, add Healthy extra a of cheese.


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