Slimming World Lasagne Recipe

So I made the Slimming World Lasagne and it tastes like heaven! Mind you, anything with cheese always does. πŸ™‚

I pretty much followed the recipe exactly (which I never do), but naturally, I like a little bit extra spice, so added a bit more chilli.

The full recipe is here:Β https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes/beef-lasagne.aspx

But if you can’t be bothered to click the link, here’s what you need:

Ingredients

  • 500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 courgette, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g passata
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs (I use more)
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 500g fat free natural yogurt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 dried lasagne sheets
  • 160g reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika and half tsp chilli powder

Method

  1. Fry off your mince on a medium heat with the garlic, onion, pepper, courgettes until browned.
  2. Add the passata,tomatoes, herbs,seasoning, chilli and paprika. Stir in and simmer for about 10 mins.
  3. In a bowl mix the yoghurt, nutmeg and eggs and season with S n P.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c and get your lasagne casserole dish (you can see the sort of size I’ve used).Spray it with Frylight.
  5. Layer half your beef mixture, then lasagne sheets,then yoghurt on top,and then do this again. Sprinkle with cheese and bang it in the oven for about half an hour and that’s it!

I served mine with a side salad and some Hassleback PotatoesΒ which I also have the recipe for hereΒ and it was just lovely.

One thing I disagree with though is, the recipe says it serves 4, but I would say it’s more like 6 because the portions really are massive,especially if you’re serving the lasagne with something else, rather than just in a bowl on its own.

But I’d definitely make this again because it’s just so easy, and I love EASY recipes.

New Year, Same Me

HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVELIES!

I hope you had a lovely relaxing festive period however you spent it.

Now it has recently been brought to my attention that even after all this time and the fact that I’m no longer losing weight, people are still turning to my blog for support.

And there I was thinking I was talking to myself! πŸ˜‰

So to kickstart the new year, I am here to tell you I have not made any resolutions.

Why?

Because that would be setting myself up to fail miserably.

I decided a while ago that if I want the cake, then I will EAT the cake.

If I want a bottle (not glass) of wine, I will bloody well have it.

And if I want to go hell for leather in the gym just so I can enjoy my dinner all the more, then I am damn well going to do that aswell.

2018 is a year to be enjoyed and to definitely give myself a lot more self-care. And that’s not just in the form of a bubble bath.

No, I have promised myself I am going to treat number one a little more lovingly. And that means cutting out the harsh self-talk and wrapping myself in loving kindness every day.

Now, not to confuse you. This doesn’t mean I’m going to suddenly start eating ALL THE FOOD, because I’m not.

It’s more about how I envisage this journey of self-discovery and self-awareness. I want to be as healthy as I can without sacrificing the things I love.

Yes I have over-indulged this Christmas but who cares? Do I feel guilty? No. but do I now feel lethargic and bloaty as f*** after two weeks of no exercise and all the treats one could imagine? YES. I hate feeling like a human dustbin.

So I am taking steps to love this body in a different way now Chrimbo is over.

After work I am going to the gym to get a really good sweat on, and I can’t f***ing wait! How sad is that? πŸ˜‰

And I have missed salad SOOO MUCH! (Even sadder)

I also went a bit mad with trying new recipes at the weekend, so I’ll post a few of those up later this week too.

In 2018, I’m hoping my blog will be more regularly posted to, but if I’m not feeling it, then I won’t force it.

If you’ve been following me from the beginning, you’ll know I always keep it honest and sometimes BLUNT. That’s the best way to be.

Following the crowd is BORING.

BE YOU, BE MORE AUTHENTIC AND JUST BE FUCKING FABULOUS (oh yes, I didn’tΒ  *** it out!)

Love you guys so much, if there really is anyone still reading this that is.

Here’s my face for ya

Have a fantastic Monday Evening πŸ™‚

SIMW

xx

My Own Happiness

Good Morning Lovelies,

Life has been pretty hectic of late with wedding shows here, there and everywhere, but I’ve just worked the last one for the year, so hopefully things can start to calm down.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own happiness and how I can appreciate what I have a little more. And as Autumn is my favourite season, I’m going to use it to do more of the things I love.

Things like crunching through Autumn leaves as I walk the dogs with my mum, and reading a good book in a cosy corner.

It’s now time to look after Tasha and be good to me. This blog may be mainly about the foods I eat and recipes I try, but you can’t live happier and healthier if you don’t have a healthy mindset too.

Looking after my mental health is now going to become more of a priority, and it should be that way all the time. But sometimes life gets in the way.

It’s time to practice a bit of mindfulness.

So today after work, I’m going for a nice swim to kickstart the week, then I’m going home, have beef casserole for dinner and am also going to do some reading in my cozy pyjamas with a hot chocolate to keep me toasty warm πŸ™‚

Speak Soon Lovelies, and Happy Monday πŸ™‚

XX

 

 

Struggling is ok

Okay, so I thought I’d write an up to date post about how I’m feeling, because if I can’t express it here, I’ll continue sending myself round the bend.

So lately, I have been struggling mentally with the healthy eating thing, not because I don’t want to do it anymore, but because it’s so much effort.

Don’t worry I am NOT going to give in and eat it all back on, I promise.

But I just need to re-think how I’m thinking about things at the moment. I’ve been a bit easier on myself of late because all I seemed to be doing was cooking or exercising or posting about it on Instagram and Snapchat.

I stopped doing the other things I used to love like just sitting and painting my nails or reading a good book in my comfies.

So I gave myself a bit of a break and decided to let myself enjoy a few more things.

It’s ok to not be on it 100% if you know you’ll get back on it. And I’ve struggled with that concept before but think it’s really important to remember.

We’re only human and as of today I am fully back on it. I’ve got Clubbercise at 7 (I’ll do a separate post about how fantastic that is) and I’m really to feel better.

It’s not about fat loss for me, it’s about feeling great in my clothes and feeling healthier.

If you’ve been struggling lately, let me know so we can bring each other up and help each other. πŸ™‚

Here’s my face for encouragement

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. πŸ™‚

Speak soon lovelies

SIMW