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Petit Pois – Going Green In a Day! 

Today I decided to empty the freezer. We only have a small freezer space and the 750gm bag of Petit Pois was taking up too much space! 

After putting my thinking cap on I made two lovely recipes I share with you below. 

The first dish is Petit Pois Hummus and is so delicious and great with fresh crunchy crispbreads. 

The recipe is simple and quick. It’s 10 syns for the whole amount on Slimming World and 17 Smartpoints on Weightwatchers. It will serve at least 6 portions 


My second recipe which I used the remaining peas for is Minted Petit Pois and Potato Soup with Smoked Bacon.

The whole pan is free on Slimming World and apx 20 Weightwatchers Smartpoints but serves at least 4 and again is lovely


It’s amazing what you can make with a bag of peas! 

Food · Health · Slimmingworld · Weightwatchers

Spicy Courgette Soup with Pumpkin Seeds and Oats Ryvita Croutons 

Debs Spicy Courgette Soup 

2 medium courgettes cubed

1 sm onion & 1 garlic clove chopped. 

1 med sweet potato cubed

1 tbsp tomato puree

1/2 pk butternut squash spaghetti

1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger

1 level tbsp curry powder

1.5 pints chicken stock

2 tsp sweetener

 Ryvitas broken up into crouton size 

Sautee onion, potato, ginger and garlic for 5 mins in frylight. Add courgette and stir fry for a further 2 mins. Add curry powder and puree then stir fry 2 mins. Add stock, bring to boil and simmer for 15 mins. Then blitz

Add squash spaghetti and simmer for 3 mins. Use end of a fish slice to break up strands into noodle size. Add sweetener, salt and pepper to taste and serve with Ryvita croutons 
Ryvita Pumpkin seeds and Oats Rye Crispbread are 2 syns each on Slimming World or 3 for Hexb. Each slice is 1 Weightwatchers Smartpoint

Food · Health · Low Carb · Slimmingworld

Lo-Dough – The Lightest, Lowest Calorie Bread Alternative

Exciting news. 3 years in development I have just got to share with you this amazing breakthrough in the lightest, lowest calorie bread alternative. Sandwich it, pizza it, wrap it, garlic it, anything it!! It has a soft spongy fresh bread like texture This is a brand new launch, only available direct from the suppliers lodough.co 

Eat straight from the pack, pop on a baking tray in the oven and bake for two or three minutes and it shapes itself into a shallow bowl which you can top with chilli and leave out the carbs! It’s just 1 WW Smart Point or two syns on SW! My whole breakfast which consisted of a one egg omelette laid on top of the wrap, popped in the oven to warm slightly, filled with balsamic mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh basil and spinach and topped with a low fat cheese slice and rolled. 

On WW my whole breakfast was 5 Smartpoints and on SW using 1/2 hexa it totals just 2 syns and I still have my hexb left for later! Lo-Dough are taking pre orders for their launch later this month so I wish them lots of luck! It is gluten free (awaiting accreditation) and only contains 2.2 gms of carbs and contains more fibre than the healthiest wholemeal loaf! Vegetarian friendly too but not vegan as it contains egg whitesFind them and message them on Instagram @lo.dough and Facebook @ Lo-Dough. 

For more info check out their website too at lodough.co ! Good luck guys!

Food · Health · Slimmingworld

iloveBite is Spiffing!!

Arrived home from weigh in today feeling very pleased with myself having lost two pounds this week and was met by this very exciting delivery! My mission on this blog as some already know is to show you how diverse the Slimming World Plan is and show you just some of the different varieties of food and drink there is to offer you. 

 iloveBite are an exciting innovative company specialising in flour and rice  products so here is what I have received – my delivery of three parts! 

Kintaro Nut Clusters – hot and spicy and black sesame and cashew nut . Ready to eat clusters of crunchy nuts! I am a nut freak so looking forward to trying these! They are 8 syns and 7.5 syns for half a bag – 25gms

Pop Rice blueberry and cranberry flavour , dairy, gluten, additive and preservative free and suitable for vegans just 7.5 syns per bag

Pop rice is small clusters of Nut rice and fruit, designed for a real taste sensation! 

The second part of my delivery is Spiffing Rice – brown rice a wholegrain full of goodness and packed in a sealable bag for multiple use.

Wild rice mix is a combination of Premium brown long grain, red and wild rice to add great texture and taste to your food. Both these rice varieties are Syn free and have an extra nutty taste to give you a change from white rice. All these can be purchased from http://www.ilovebite.co


Now the third part of my delivery had me scratching my head until I had the lightbulb moment. Beautifully packed Organic flours perfect for home baking . In my box I received a great selection listed below 

Organic White Flour milled from selected strong hard wheat perfect for bread making, pizzas etc

Organic White Spelt Flour. Spelt is an ancient grain still grown in Central Europe and has been said to have many health benefits. Spelt flour can be used for bread, cakes and pastry making

Organic Wholemeal Spelt Flour again produced from the ancient grain bringing a sweet and nutty flavour to your bread and pastry baking

Sprouted Wheat Flour – A rough and rustic Flour perfect for sourdoughs and some breads with increased levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre 

Lastly – Sprouted Buckwheat Flour. Sprouted Flour is more easily digestible and friendlier to the stomach, high fibre, increased levels of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals

You may think that the syn value for cooking with these ingredients are too high but with clever calculations you can always have a small amount of what you bake for yourself or your family and as long as you syn it you will be fine. It’s better to syn the whole item you are making and portion it down to a more realistic ‘syn’ or even calorie size portion for yourself. Using these ingredients in your baking can help you on the journey to better health and making healthier choices for yourself and your family 

Find more information on these products and how to purchase at http://www.ilovebite.co

Cake · Cakes · Food · Slimmingworld · Snacks

Skinny Bakery – mindful of the calories! 

Deliciously moist, deliciously indulgent but kind to the calorie and Syn bank

Lovely delivery arrived today from the very talented Skinny Bakery,  ooooh the temptation. I haven’t had time to work out all the syn values so as a ball park figure each single bite is apx 1.5 syns or 7-7.5 syns per pack. The Coconut bites are slightly higher at 10.5 syns for their whole tubMy delivery contained the following
Skinny Carrot Cake Pearls, lovely taste of cinnamon, walnuts, and currants 

Double chocolate meringues – gorgeous gooey in the middle perfectly crisp meringues with a delicious chocolate taste

Skinny Beetroot Pearls – oh these are so lovely! One of our favourites in our little tasting session! 

Skinny Coconut Bites, made with jumbo oats, peanut butter, apple and coconut – lovely! 

I also received 

Skinny Choc Chip Cookies

Skinny Choc and Orange Cookies

And Skinny Mini Gingerbread men but I need to try these another day as I tried one of each of everything else! All the cakes are deliciously moist, contain a lovely frosting made with quark (apart from the Coconut) 

My favourites listed 1-4 are

1)Skinny Carrot Cakes

2) Double Chocolate Meringues

3) Skinny Beetroot Pearls

4) Lemon Pearls

Get 10% off your order with the code SPRING10 and earn reward points for every purchase at http://www.skinnybakery.co.uk

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Foodie Flavours – The hardest decision is which to choose from! 

If you are fed up of boring tasting pancakes, yoghurts, or porridge then these look so good! Foodie Flavours have a vast range of natural food flavourings and Syn free to liven up your taste buds! That Passion Fruit is so going into my yoghurt later! In fact I might split my yoghurt up and try a bit of each one! Just a drop or two is enough and will last ages! Foodie Flavours can be bought online at http://www.foodieflavours.com

Cakes · Food · Slimmingworld · Sugar

Sukrin Gold – a delicious sugar alternative! 

 I have just received this really useful and exciting delivery from Sukrin UK . Sukrin Gold replaces sugar 1 part to 1 and is only a fraction of the syn value. Slimming World say 1/2 syn for a tablespoon but at only 8 calories for 100gms it works out at half a syn for 100gms too! So for those who bake this is a godsend! A lot of the food bloggers who produce lovely low syn cake and dessert recipes recipes use this. Check out sukrin.co.uk for your nearest stockist or check your local Holland and Barrett store or online at Amazon. Fiber Syrup Gold has a Toffee sort of taste and can be used for cereals, pancakes, desserts etc . Sukrin products can also be purchased at http://www.sukrin.co.uk. There is nothing you can’t have on Slimming World!