Slimming World Chickpea Patties

I made these the other day because I was looking for something savoury to snack on that wasn’t crisps or overly processed.

So I did a bit of Googling and fell upon this recipe: http://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes/chickpea-patties.aspx

One word of warning, if you like a bit more spice, go right ahead and add to your taste. I love my hot and spicy and have to say the amounts in this recipe left a lot to be desired.

I never learn my lesson with Slimming World Recipes because I always have to add more garlic and chilli.

They were quite easy to make and I was rattling away dreaming of tasting them until I read the bit about ‘chill in fridge for 4-5 hours or overnight’….Of course I don’t read the recipes beforehand, what dya take me for??

So I put the mixture in the fridge with serious sadface and leapt on them 2 days later (I forgot it was in the fridge), mixed up the patties, separated into 12 and stuck em in the oven for 35 mins (my oven takes a bit longer to cook).

Got them out and tasted them and although they weren’t as crispy as I’d like (think I used too much potato), they were actually really lovely.

VERDICT: These are perfect when you’re sick of crabsticks and don’t want another bag of Quavers for fear of overdosing; they have a nice bit of spice and last all week to grab and snack. I’ve got a tub in the fridge at work and a tub in the fridge at home, so I’m never without a savoury snack!

I’d love it if you gave these a go and then let me know how it went for you. 🙂

SIMW

xx

Low Syn Slimming World Treats

Sometimes, the syn free stuff can get stale and although I no longer attend Slimming World, I still loosely follow the plan because it still helps me.

So here are my low syn treats when an apple or carrot stick just won’t cut it.

Sweet

Curly Wurly 26 grams- 6syns
Mikado – 1 stick 0.5 syns
Freddo Original- 5 syns
Chomp-5.5 syns
Fudge- 5.5 syns
2 finger Kitkat- 5.5 syns
Alpen Light Bars-3 syns each
Milkybar-13.5 gram bar is 5.5 syns
Milkyway 21.5 gram- 5 syns
Ferrero Rocher- 1 for 3.5 syns
Aero Milk Chocolate Mousse- 5 syns, mint one is 5.5 syns
Jelly tots -3.5 syns
Dairy Milk Buttons-4 syns
Walnut Whip- 8syns
Cadburys Creme Egg – 9 syns (but SO WORTH IT)
Pink and Whites Wafers-2.5 syns
Hartley Sugar Free Jelly- 0.5 syns
Cadburys Animal chocolate biscuits 22gram bag- 5 syns
Soreen Lunchbox loafs- 4.5 syns
Penguin Chocolate biscuit bar- 5.5 syns
Cadbury Twirl 21.5 gram bar- 6 syns
Kinder Bueno twin bar- 6 syns per bar
Fibre One bar Chocolate- 4.5 syns
Bounty Milk Chocolate Bar- one half is 7 syns
Maltesers 37gram bag – 9.5 syns
McVities Jaffa Cake Bar – 5syns
McVities Chocolate Hobnobs- 4.5syns
Muller Light Chocolate fix – 5 syns
Muller Light Chocolate Fix Layers- 3.5 syns
Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn Sweet ‘n’ Salt 17gram bag – 4 syns


Savoury

Wotsits- 4.5 syns
Quavers 20gram bag- 4.5 syns
Cheetos- 3.5 syns
Walkers Baked crisps- 5.5 syns
Sunbites- 6syns
Walkers Squares-5.5 syns
Hula Hoops Puft- 3.5 syns
Snaps Crisps- 3 syns
Skips- 4.5 syns
Walkers French Fries-4.5 syns
Beef & Pickled Onion Space Raiders 13gram bag – 3 syns
Velvet Crunch Crisps- 4syns
Laughing Cow light Original Cheese triangle- 1.5syns
Mugshots- all free except Thai Style which is 0.5 syns
Pot Noodle Chicken and Mushroom- 7 syns (these are quite high in salt though)
Dairylea Dunkers Jumbo Tubes 47gram- 6syns
Dairylea Dunkers Breadsticks 47gram- 5.5syns

If there’s any more you think I should add to this list, let me know and I will add more as I think of them too. I might even set up a treat box with some of these like I’ve seen other people do.

Also, please double check these on the SW app as syn values do change over time and mine may not be accurate a few months down the line. 🙂

Speak soon lovelies

SIMW

Life Update: Marriage and Weight Gain

As the title suggests, this is both a positive and kick up the bum post.

I need to get it out or I’ll explode. So first the good; I GOT MARRIED!

WOOOOOOO! After nearly 9 years I finally got hitched to Mr Fisher and I could not be happier.

Here are just a few pics of the amazing day.

It was a wonderful day and soo many people came.

And now the not so good.

I am really struggling with this healthy living lark.

In the lead up to the wedding I had something to aim for because I needed to make sure I could fit into my dress but I had been struggling for a while if I’m being honest with myself.

Firstly, this has nothing to do with quitting Slimming World as that was making me miserable; that was obsessing TOO MUCH about the scales, which isn’t healthy either in my opinion.

I know living healthy will help me live longer but something just isn’t clicking for the long-term in my brain at the moment.

At the weekend,we did our weekly shop and along with all the typical salad that is a regular in my trolley now, we picked up some indian starters, not just 1 or 2,4 different varieties and about 6 of each. Then I fancied one of those packs of mediterranean meats; you know the ones that have fat in them like serrano ham and such like. So I grabbed a huge pack because they were the only ones that had variety and because we had that, we got a pizza to put some of the meat on. (I NEVER BUY PIZZA IN THE SUPERMARKET)

I feel like I’m losing control of my ability to say no, or my ability to balance out the bad with the good. I was pretty good last week because when I’m at work, I have routine, but it gets to Friday and its like I let my cares disappear and shovel whatever I can in my mouth.

I feel like if Lee’s having something, then I want it too because I don’t want to miss out. I HATE MISSING OUT,especially when it comes to food.

I know I should draw a line under it and enjoy those little wobbles because life is about balance, but I can see my body shape changing and not for the better. 😦

I’ve worked so frigging hard but it seems to be getting really hard for me to keep my healthy food in check.

My little sister is joining Slimming World with my mum on Wednesday, so I’m hoping they can give me some motivation because I don’t want to go back up into the next stone bracket because I’ll feel like I’ve failed.

I’m trying not to use the scales too much but I need to get over myself and see what the damage is, and take my measurements again to see where I am with things.

I need help. How do you get back on it if your brain has basically given up and every time anyone offers you anything remotely naughty,you say yes straight away.

PLEASE HELP, I am seriously struggling :((

SIMW

xx

5 Days to go

Hi Lovelies,

I know its been a while and I do apologise but let’s get a move on eh?

I get married in 5 days and cannot believe how stressed I feel. I am trying to do what I can to remain calm but I’m a naturally anxious worrier, so it’s proving difficult.

It doesn’t help that I’ve had a few last minute guest cancellations but hey ho, there we go eh?

So to try and keep calm, I have been listening to meditations for the past week or so, putting lavender oil and spray on my pillow and wrists before bed but am not really sure what else to do.

Most of the stuff is organised so there’s not a lot to do on that side of things so I’d love some tips if anyone who is a natural worrier has gotten married and can give any advice?

My mind is full of ‘what if’ scenarios that if they were to happen, I can’t do anything about it but my mind still thinks up all sorts of weird and wonderful events that could steer the wedding day off course in some way or another.

I’m stopping at my mums the night before, so I know a night away from my bed isn’t the best thing but hoping that a night at my mums (my childhood home) will help keep me calm.

It’s amazing how many problems create themselves when you know you have a day planned out in a certain way.

Hope to hear from you lovelies soon!

SIMW

xx