Last week’s meal plan was chopped and changed a bit because I was exploring the Slimming World website. I had a successful first week back and when I came home from my class on Tuesday night I was mega motivated. Before I started Slimming World I was really put off by the no butter/cream/olive oil etc as I do like traditional and tasty meals however I have been pleasantly surprised by some of the alternatives which haven’t compromised on taste.
I tried the lasagne from the website which substitutes a traditional bechamel white sauce with fat free natural yoghurt, eggs and nutmeg. It was really tasty. This was also syn free and I used the cheese as my Healthy extra A allowance.
Lastly I looked at how I could adapt my tried and tested Jamie Oliver chicken tikka masala to be as low syn as possible. I discovered that he had recipes for homemade curry paste in his Ministry of Food cookbook and I tweaked this slightly by reducing the oil content to 1tbsp of olive oil. I also replaced the tin of coconut milk with a 2nd tin of chopped tomatoes. It worked out at 1.5 syns per portion and was delicious, if not a bit spicier, nothing a dollop of fat free natural yoghurt didn’t sort out.
This week’s meal plan is carrying on with Slimming World friendly meals.
Monday – Chicken fajitas
Tuesday – Chilli com carne
Wednesday – Leftovers
Thursday – Macaroni Mince
Friday – Turkey roast joint
Saturday – Veg Curry
Sunday – Roast of some variety
I hope everyone has a good week and look forward to scoping out everyone else’s meal plans for ideas over at Meal Planing Monday x