Slimming World Lasagne Recipe

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

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: 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 Potatoes which I also have the recipe for here 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.

Hassleback Potatoes Recipe

This really isn’t a recipe because it’s just so bloody easy!

I made these beautiful little nuggets of loveliness for the first time the other day after my sister in law got me onto them and they are bloody amazing!

They’re called Hassleback Potatoes or if you’re a Yorkshire lass, tatys.

I would use small new potatoes for these, just because they hold in the flavour a lot better. My first go was with bigger tatys and they are nice but little ones are just juicier! 😉

This is how easy it is. All you do is slice your potatoes halfway down and go all the way along the potato (see photo), then spray with Frylight (the butter one is brilliant for this), and cover with garlic, salt and chilli seasoning. Then sprinkle with chives and bang in the oven at 180 degrees c for 45 minutes. Take out halfway and spray with more Frylight and add a little more seasoning, then finish off.

Then I take them out of the oven and cover them for about 15 mins, just because it makes them extra juicy!

And that’s it!

I’m big on super easy recipes to add something different to my plate and these definitely hit the mark!

I’ve also experimented with a few other flavours and I bet a paprika version would be lovely!

Let me know how your hasslebacks go and whether you love them as much as I do!

Oh and HAPPY MONDAY!

SIMW

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Beef Vindaloo (Fakeaway style) Recipe Review

This recipe was one I was really looking forward to as I’ve been wanting to do another fakeaway for a while now.

  Looks good right? WRONG!

I followed the recipe ingredient perfect apart from swapping lamb for beef and not using cloves as I HATE them and it came out really tangy and vinegary!

Let me explain.The recipe said to marinate the lamb (or beef in my case) in a bunch of spices which just so happened to include 125ml of white wine vinegar. I didn’t even question it and bunged it all in the bowl and then realised that it said to marinate for 4 hours or overnight if possible. I didn’t have time for that!!! So I marinated it for about 20 minutes and then chucked it all in a pan to cook with chopped tomatoes on a low heat for about an hour.

I came to taste it after my bath and was met with a super tang that made my eyes water!So after adding more water,some natural yoghurt and medium curry powder, I decided to serve it to Lee and explained how tangy it was and also apologised in advance (Not what you would normally do before serving a meal).

We both ate it in-between remarks of ‘my god how much vinegar is in this?!’ and  ‘It’s so tangy!’ along with watery eyes and noses.

Afterwards, I swore I would never add vinegar again even if it should’ve marinated for 4 hours.No curry should taste like that! So this recipe has not worked for me but If you have 4 hours to kill then knock yourself out! I, however, won’t be adding vinegar to anything for a long while as I feel my taste buds have been burnt off!

The recipe is in the Slimming World Fakeaways book if you would like to give it a go but I wouldn’t blame you if you decided to swap vinegar for water or a bit of stock.

Not all recipes work out and this is one that didn’t for me. Ah well, onwards and upwards!

Aloo Gobi Slimming World Recipe

Firstly I should say that I have made this recipe before based on a version my mum did. However, when wanting to make it again, I thought I would search the Slimming World site for a healthy version.

The link to the recipe is here: Slimming World Aloo Gobi Recipe

The dish is basically Cauliflower and Potato curry. Some of you may think that cauliflower is weird in a curry but I have to tell you it is amazing! You don’t know what you’re missing. This curry is perfect for those who like spicy but are either vegetarian or don’t eat meat often; or just fancy a change for that matter. Lee also pointed out to me that its pretty cheap to make and lasts a while in the fridge.

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I didn’t add peas to mine purely because I didn’t have any so swapped them for 2 chopped carrots. I also used Medium curry powder and not mild as I prefer more spice! Mine ended up like this:

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It was super nommy and extra spicy. 🙂 I didn’t have rice or wedges with it as the curry already has potatoes in, so I felt I had enough carbohydrates as it was.

One thing I would say is I would put the red peppers in later in future (when the cauliflower is almost cooked) because they disintegrate a bit and I prefer more of a bite to them; that’s just my preference though. 🙂

This curry is perfect to make up at the beginning of the week because it lasts all week in the fridge, can also be frozen and is perfect for those cold nights when you just want something quick and easy. I’m definitely an advocate of making up the week’s meals in advance because it makes your week-nights much less stressful and much more relaxing.

I was just sat nomming away at this whilst watching junk on TV.

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mmmmm warm and cozy comfort food!

Ah nice and spicy Aloo Gobi; perfect Winter Warmer 🙂 Let me know if any of you decided to make this.

SIMW

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Egg Custard Slimming World Recipe!

Now this one sounds super tasty right???

I have been wanting to try another dessert recipe for ages but because,well, I’m not very good, I was a bit scared. However, yesterday I was feeling pretty confident and searched the Slimming World website for recipes and found this one for an egg custard that seemed not too difficult. I had all the ingredients in my cupboard at home too (which never happens!)

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All my lovely ingredients!

So I went ahead and followed the recipe but I halved everything as it serves 4 and there’s only me and Lee to eat it. I haven’t posted the recipe here as I followed the Slimming World recipe to a T apart from having it with berries.

But here are a few process pictures!

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my frothy eggs.
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Milk,vanilla,cinnamon and sweetener mixture.

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egg custard before it went in the oven.
It seemed to work out perfect. Here is my finished effort:

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Not bad if I do say so myself! I haven’t tasted it properly yet as when it came out of the oven and cooled, I had to chill it in the fridge for 4 hours. I can’t wait to taste it though. Lee seemed really enthusiastic to try it because he loves egg custard but when I told him it was pastry free, his tone suddenly changed haha. I tried to explain that pastry isn’t healthy and I wasn’t going to make something I couldn’t eat but he wasn’t having any of it. So looks like this little beauty is all for me muhahahahahahaha. My plan worked after all! 😉

I would LOVE to see your efforts of making this so post in the comments!

SIMW

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