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:
- 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
- Fry off your mince on a medium heat with the garlic, onion, pepper, courgettes until browned.
- Add the passata,tomatoes, herbs,seasoning, chilli and paprika. Stir in and simmer for about 10 mins.
- In a bowl mix the yoghurt, nutmeg and eggs and season with S n P.
- 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.
- 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.
I can’t believe I haven’t done a blog post about possibly one of my favourite breakfasts ever, Baked Oats.
And they are so simple to make and taste just like a dessert!
The original Slimming World recipe is here: http://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/recipes/baked-oats.aspx
But you can mix it up with different flavours of yoghurt, fruit and essence flavourings.
In fact, I have two favourite baked oats variations: one for summer and one for those cold winter months.
My summer one is made with chopped banana, almond essence, nutmeg and choc shot drizzled on top and my winter one is made with diced apple, vanilla essence,cinnamon and natural yoghurt drizzled on top.
Sound yummy don’t they?
There are a MILLION different ways you can do baked oats. I have put chopped walnuts in before, summer fruits, Options hot chocolate if I’m feeling extra naughty; the possibilities are endless!
You just throw it all together and pop it in the oven and that’s it!
I just love baked oats so much; I might even have them for breakfast tomorrow!
Let me know what you favourite baked oats recipes are. 🙂
Oh yes my lovelies I have created them and let me tell you, they are bootifully tasty!
Have a nosey at these sexy looking squares of chocolatey goodness!
The recipe I found called to make 25 brownies! So I halved the ingredients to make a decent batch to snack on seen as I’ll be the only one eating them.
The ingredients I used for the brownies were:
- 3 eggs separated
- 35 grams of Canderel sweetener
- 30 grams of dark chocolate cocoa powder (Dr Oetker)
- 6 almonds chopped up (for some crunch)
- Few drops of vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp of quark,
- 1 tbsp sweetener
- 1 tbsp of cocoa powder.
I pre-heated the oven at 180ºC (mine is a fan assisted oven,200ºC if not) and then whisked my egg whites to form soft peaks. I used a manual whisk and it didn’t take too long at all so don’t let this put you off. Then in a separate bowl I mixed the egg yolks,cocoa powder,almonds,sweetener and vanilla essence to make a paste like consistency.If it’s too powdery add a little bit of water but not too much that it goes runny.Then fold in the egg whites using a wooden spoon and slowly combine until it looks nice and gloopy.
Get a baking tray and spray with Frylight; then cover with grease proof paper and pat down (so it sticks to the tray) and add some more Frylight on the paper to make sure the brownies won’t stick.
Pour in your mixture and spread out evenly. Then bake in the oven for 25-30 mins.Note: if you’re using a fan assisted like I did then turn your brownies round halfway through cooking;mine seemed to cook quicker at the front of my oven.
Then make your frosting! Put it all in a bowl and mix it up and when your brownies are cooled,spread it all over them and decorate with the walnuts!
When they’re done,they should look like this!
They are so nice!!!! One thing I would do next time is use a smaller baking tray so the brownies end up thicker than in the photos.They definitely take that chocolate craving away and are really tasty! I halved this recipe from one I saw online which said that the brownies are 1/2 sin each and that’s just because of the frosting.so I’m guessing if you’re on slimming world then it’s 1/4 sin per brownie.
Give these a go guys because they really are beautiful!! If I can make them, anyone can trust me!
My tastebuds are tingling looking at these photos as I really want one but I’ve left them at home!