Slimming World friendly coleslaw

Hi guys today I thought I’d bring you the recipe for the coleslaw I uploaded on my Instagram. It’s super easy and super tasty! 

You will need:

  • 500g fat free greek style yoghurt.
  • X1 small cucumber.
  • X2 tbsp of sweetener.
  • X2 tsp of mint sauce.
  • X2 carrots.
  • X1 onion.
  • Half a white cabbage.
  • A box grater or food processor  (I used a grater)
  • A big mixing bowl.
  • A spoon.
  • Measuring spoons.


Method:

  1. Empty your Greek yoghurt into the bowl.
  2. Grate the cucumber into the yoghurt.
  3. Add x2 tbsp of sweetener, and X2 tsp of mint sauce and give it all a good mix.
  4. Then grate your onion, carrots and white cabbage and add them to the bowl.
  5. Then leave it for a while in th fridge so the yoghurt can absorb the flavour. I left mine about 15 minutes in the fridge, whilst I made the rest of my lunch.
  6. Finally sit back and enjoy.

Disclaimer

Due to the change in syn value sweetener per table spoon is syned. The sweetener and mint sauce in the recipe equal 1.5 syns. But this recipe makes a big amount of coleslaw so it is syn free on a day to day basis. You could however make a note in your food diary for 1.5 syns if only you will be eating this so those syns are still counted. If this recipe is going to be divided between other people then it would be syn free. 

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Oat cheerios cereal bars

Hi guys today I’m bringing you the gorgeous oat cheerios cereal bars. They are 4 syns for the whole lot, if you plan on eating them all and using the oat cheerios as your Healthy extra. Or 2 syns each when cut into 5. I went for the latter.

You will need:

  • 40g oat cheerios
  • 40g sainsbury’s no added sugar marshmallows  (or any other marshmallows of your choice, just make sure to check the syns!)
  • Fry light
  • Small tin
  • Boiling water
  • x2 tablespoons 

Method:

First start out by weighing 40g oat cheerios (which is 6 syns if you are doing the 2 syns each bar option like I did.)

Next step is to weigh out 40g of marshmallows which are 4 syns (remember to check syn value if you are using different marshmallows to those stated)

Next you need to melt the marshmallows in the microwave for 20 second’s.

Then you need to grease your tin with fry light and rub it in.

Using your spoons and hot water you now need to mix your cheerios and marshmallows together and transfer them to the tin.

Set them aside in the fridge to set a little. Then cut them into 5 making them 2 syns each when not using as a healthy extra.

Yum!

Cheesy Tuna “Om’panini”

Hi guys been meaning to post this for a while now. Sorry for the delay. So the other week I decided to try something new. A cheesy tuna “om’panini” which translates to a cheesy tuna omelette which hits the spot if you are craving, like I was, a tuna cheese panini.

Picture 1 is made with asda 30% less fat cheese which 35g is your healthy extra.

Picture 2 is made with  eat lean protein cheese I got mine from Lidl for £2.49 but you can buy from Tesco or Waitrose aswell. It is a little more costly from these stockists but I think Lidl is only doing it for a short amount of time. You can have 70g for a Healthy extra! But you only need half for this recipe.

The recipe is really simple. Its:

  • Frylight
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tin of tuna
  • 35g cheese

Method 

Crack 3 eggs into a jug. Whisk. Add the tuna. Whisk again.

Spray a frying pan with Frylight. Add the egg and tuna mixture. Top with cheese. Then when I make an omelette I put a lid on the frying pan as it helps to stop it sticking.

Near the end of cooking,  fold it over then serve.

Then hay presto! 

A perfect cheesy tuna “om’panini”

Perfectly Perfect Sweet Potato Chips 💖

Hi guys if you follow me on Instagram you will see I promised to post a recipe for my Perfectly Perfect Sweet Potato Chips.

This recipe serves 2.

What you will need:

  • Baking tray.
  • Tin foil.
  • 1 Large sweet potato.
  • Fry light olive oil.
  • Fry light garlic oil.
  • Schwartz Perfect Shake Chips.

Method:

Line your baking tray with tin foil.

Spray with Fry Light Olive oil.

Next peal and chop your sweet potato into chip shapes.

Place the sweet potato chips onto the baking tray and spray with Fry light Olive oil.

Sprinkle over some Schwartz Perfect Shake Chips.

Next is the messy bit. Get your hands stuck in and rub the seasoning into the chips to get an even coating.

Give them a spay with some more Fry Light Olive oil.

Then put them in the oven at 200° for 10-20 minutes. Turning halfway through. 5 minutes before the end of cooking spray with Fry light Garlic oil. 

And here they are out of the oven.

The finished product dished up.

Not keen to wean!

On the 27th September Scarlett turned 4 months old. I weaned both my boys at this age, but I am terrified to wean Scarlett.

Scarlett is our rainbow baby and is that bit more precious. I worry about EVERYTHING. I’ve done this twice before but I worry so much more with Scarlett.

I have said I want to try and wait till the 6 months. She’s very keen at this stage. Eyeing up our food. Trying to grab our food. But I don’t want to mistake that for curiosity. 

I was pointed towards baby led weaning, which makes sense to try considering I do baby lead breast feeding. I came across this page about Baby lead weaning which I found a great read. I felt like a weight was slightly lifted.

I’ve only ever done weaning starting with baby food cartons/jars or fresh blended vegetables. So the finger food stuff came after at 6 months.

With my boys it was completely different. They were on hungry baby milk as they were very hungry, breast feeding had ceased weeks before due to feeding problems which I have learnt since having Scarlett it was down to them both having tongue tie. My boys needed early weaning.  But Scarlett seems to be getting on fine with the breast milk.

Going to keep trying to wait as long as I can. Wish me luck!

Hello again happy baby!

Today I got my happy baby back! A baby that has napped, a baby that hasn’t fed loads and loads! Aww Scarlett I did miss my happy baby!

Scarlett is also 17 weeks old today! 

Time is going so quickly. She’s developing so well and learning new things!

Today Scarlett mastered the art of blowing raspberries for the first time.

That’s when she didnt look like she was chewing on a wasp.

She has been her lovely happy self today! I think after all she might have had a little upet tummy bless her.

I’m quite happy for the normal Scarlett to stick around for a while. Please lol!

Where is my happy baby?

Hi guys so I wanted to become more proactive with my blog and what better time then when I’m tied down to the sofa for the hundredth time feeding. Ha!

Scarlett is 17 weeks old tomorrow. She’s been what I’d describe as a perfect baby slowly working upto sleeping through the night, napping in the day, quite and happy. 

The last few days it’s been like someone has let a bomb off. She’s either hardly napping or like today not napping at all. Nap’s that she has had where one or two at about 30 minutes. But today nothing, nada, zilch! 

She’s crying ALOT more 😦 even when picked up. She can scream till she’s hyperventilating. Not seen her like this before. Feeding is all that calms her down. But can she be that hungry? To feed almost all day with minimal breaks in between (she’s breastfeed)

I keep thinking maybe it’s another growth spurt and she’s trying to get my milk upto what she needs. I keep thinking is she really hungry and thats why she’s screaming. I know she’s very over tired. 

Hate seeing my gorgeous girl like this 😦 hopefully be a better day tomorrow…