Top Recommended Slimming World Recipe Books




I nowadays people tend to steer away from buying recipe books because there is so much information online. But I just LOVE to have a good recipe book to have a look through in the evening and when I am meal planning. There are some brilliant Slimming World books on the market so I thought I would share some of my favourites.

Slimming World Free Foods
120 guilt-free recipes for healthy appetites

The people at Slimming World know that all slimmers want plenty of gorgeous food – but to deny yourself is not the way to get slim and stay slim. This unique approach to slimming is based on a revolutionary concept – that of ‘Free Foods’ – foods you eat in any quantities, whenever you’re hungry. And they aren’t just typical diet staples such as lettuce and low-fat cottage cheese. Free Foods include pasta, rice, lean meat, fish, poultry, and fresh fruit and vegetables. Fancy a big plateful of vegetable curry with unlimited rice, or a pile of pasta with a spicy tomato sauce? How about a monster jacket potato with a tin of baked beans? Or a meaty tuna steak with a heap of ratatouille? Recipes such as Farfalle and mixed bean salad, Mild and creamy chicken curry, Fragrant pilaf, and many more besides, can be eaten as Free Foods when you are Food Optimising. Gone are the days of feeling as though you are missing out!

Slimming World 30-Minute Meals

When you’re feeling hungry or in a real hurry, it is so easy to opt for the quickest option. But fast food doesn’t have to be junk food. 30-Minute Meals helps you to provide nutritious, wholesome food for all the family, not just those who are slimming, without getting stuck in the kitchen for hours on end. This book is full to bursting with more than 120 recipes based on Slimming World’s acclaimed Food Optimising programme.
Highlights among the soups and starters are hot and sour seafood soup, chive and mushroom quiches, or pink peppercorn and smoke salmon pâté. For filling snacks, try the skillet ‘pizzas’ or Tex-Mex tacos, or for a truly tempting salad choose between tiger prawns and asparagus or grilled calamari and rocket. Meat and fish recipes include roasted citrus chicken and pork and mango parcels, or try oven-baked sea bass with bacon and cherry tomatoes. There are some wonderfully tempting vegetable dishes, such as baked spinach gnocchi or basil and chilli linguini, while the dessert menu includes amaretti stuffed nectarines and cinnamon poached pears. Anyone interested in easy-to-prepare, full-flavoured and healthy food will find this book useful, whether they are slimming or not!

Best ever recipes: 40 years of Food Optimising


Food Optimising is the name given by Slimming World to their highly successful weight-loss technique that enables slimmers to lose weight without ever having to go hungry. It is the most slimmer-friendly eating system there is and is based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people – no foods are banned, there is no calorie counting and there are hundreds of ‘free foods’ that can be eaten in unlimited amounts. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Slimming World, Best Ever Recipes draws on Slimming World’s 40 years of unrivalled experience in helping slimmers achieve their target weight. Packed with nutritional, lifestyle and diet information, as well as more than 120 new, healthy yet delicious recipes, it is the definitive guide to successful – and enjoyable – weight loss.

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Download The Slimming World Mobile App For Free




The Slimming World App is a necessity to any Slimming World follower. I literally could not live without it. It is my daily go to for syn checking and recipes.

Available exclusively for Slimming World members, it’s a great way to keep on track, check Syn values, find new recipes etc. It’s completely FREE to download too.

Free Features:

  • Group locator
  • Two FREE 7 day meal plans
  • Inspiring weight loss success stories
  • Healthy recipes
  • BMI checker

Free features for Slimming World members:

  • Access to your own profile
  • Weigh and track your progress
  • Food search (over 40,000 Syn values, Healthy extras etc)

 

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Syn Free Vanilla And Chocolate Ice Cream | Slimming World Recipe




If you are missing a delicious Ice cream treat on that warm summer’s day.. there really is an amazing Syn free alternative to the fattening stuff 🙂 This could also be made with a variety of other flavours.. You can use any Syn free Mullerlight yogurt. Check out our Mullerlight checker page to find out which ones are Syn free.

Ingredients:

2 Pots of Vanilla with chocolate Sprinkles Mullerlight yogurt
500g Fat free fromage frais
Sweetener to taste
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Method:

  • Mix together both pots of Mullerlight Yogurt and Fat free fromage frais.
  • Stir in your Vanilla Essence.
  • At this point.. taste your mixture and see if you feel it need’s any Sweetener. This really is a personal choice. I find that I just need to add 1/2 Tbsp.
  • Spoon your mixture into a covered tub and place into the freezer. Every 30 minutes remove from freezer and stir the mixture. This will prevent ice crystals from settling on the top. Do this until the mixture cannot be mixed anymore.

Other flavours to try:

Toffee (Use 2 pots of Toffee Mullerlight yogurt)
Banana (Use 2 pots of Banana Mullerlight yogurt and 1 whole banana chopped up)
Cherry (Use 2 pots of Cherry Mullerlight yogurt and some finely chopped cherries)

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Syn Free Strawberry Icecream | Slimming World Recipe




If you are missing a delicious Ice cream treat on that warm summer’s day.. there really is an amazing Syn free alternative to the fattening stuff 🙂 This could also be made with a variety of other flavours.. You can use any Syn free Mullerlight yogurt. Check out our Mullerlight checker page to find out which ones are Syn free.

Ingredients:

2 Pots of Strawberry Mullerlight yogurt
500g Fat free fromage frais
Sweetener to taste
4 Large Strawberries
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Essence

Method:

  • Wash and then finely chop strawberries.
  • Mix together both pots of Mullerlight Yogurt and Fat free fromage frais.
  • Stir in your finely chopped strawberries and Vanilla Essence.
  • At this point.. taste your mixture and see if you feel it need’s any Sweetener. This really is a personal choice. I find that I just need to add 1/2 Tbsp.
  • Spoon your mixture into a covered tub and place into the freezer. Every 30 minutes remove from freezer and stir the mixture. This will prevent ice crystals from settling on the top. Do this until the mixture cannot be mixed anymore.

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Which Vegetables Can Be Spiralized | Slimming World Syn Free Ideas




If you are looking to cut back on the carbs and calories whilst packing in a LOT of Slimming World Speed foods then this could be the gadget for you. The Spiralizer seemed to rocket to popularity overnight and I absolutely love mine.

There is around 300 Calories and 65g of Carbohydrate in 100g of cooked pasta compared to around 20 Calories and 1.8g of Carbohydrate in 100g of Courgette. I think the benefits of “Courgetti” speak for themselves.

When it comes to choosing the best Spiralizer for your needs I would highly suggest spending a little more on a good Spiralizing gadget. I have this fantastic product from Amazon. I did have a cheaper product to start with but I found it couldn’t cope with the strain and was also very hard to wash up.

 

 

So what Fruit and Vegetables can you Spiralize?

  • Apple
  • Beetroot
  • Bell Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Butternut Squash
  • Carrot
  • Celeriac
  • Courgette (Zucchini)
  • Cucumber
  • Onion
  • Parsnip
  • Pear
  • Plantain
  • Radish
  • Suede
  • Sweet Potato
  • Taro Root
  • Turnip
  • White Potato





You are looking for a fruit or vegetable that is fairly solid and not too squishy.. Something that will not turn to mush when you start to spiralize.

I love these two recipe books, they are full of some amazing tips and recipes to use your new Spiralizer with. They have some amazing Slimming World friendly and Syn free recipes.

                       

So now you have your Spiralized Fruit or Vegetables.. what do you do with it?

Most of the fruit and vegetables are fantastic raw in a salad. But if you want them to be a bit softer try them sauted in the pan with a little Frylight for around 5 minutes. Also things like Apple, pear and carrot are brilliant roasted in the oven for around 5 minutes on 190c.

Use Carrot and Courgette Spiralized as alternative to spaghetti with a delicious Syn free Bolognese served on top.

If all else fails.. Tesco offer some great Carrot and Courgette spaghetti if you do not want to make your own.

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7 Day Food Menu Plan | Slimming World




Do you have no idea where to start with planning your 7 day food menu with Slimming World? Follow my plan below (changing the portions to what you fancy) and see if you lose weight.

DAY ONE:

Breakfast
2 Slices of Wholemeal Nimble bread toasted (Healthy Extra B)
Scrambled eggs made with 2 eggs and a pinch of salt and pepper
A handful of fresh spinach

Mid Morning Snack
1 Banana

Lunch
Baked potato
1/2 Tin of reduced sugar beans
A side salad

Dinner
Our delicious Syn free Spaghetti Bolognese
Sprinkled with 30g Low fat cheddar cheese (Healthy Extra A)

Dessert
Our delicious Syn free Cream Soda rice pudding

Snacks
1 x 2 Fingered kit kat (5.5 Syns)
1 x Mullerlight (Syn free)




DAY TWO:

Breakfast
Syn free overnight oats (Healthy extra B)

Mid Morning Snack
1 x Apple
1 x Tangerine

Lunch
Our delicious Syn free Butternut Squash soup

Dinner
Our delicious Syn free KFC fakeaway
Side Salad

Dessert
1 Mullerlight yoghurt with chopped fresh fruit

Snacks
1 Alpen light Fudge and chocolate bar (3.5 Syns)
1 Options Hot chocolate made with Healthy extra milk allowance (2 Syns)

DAY THREE:

Breakfast
2 Weetabix (Healthy Extra B)
Milk (Healthy Extra A)
Chopped strawberries

Mid Morning Snack
Chunks of melon

Lunch
2 Egg omelette
Spinach and cherry tomatoes

Dinner
Our delicious Low Syn Beef in Black bean sauce (1 Syn)
Served with rice

Snacks
1 Large chocolate snack a jack (3 Syns)
1 Freddo bar (5 Syns)
1 Banana




DAY FOUR:

Breakfast
50g Kellogg’s All-Bran Original (Healthy Extra B)
Milk (Healthy Extra A)
Topped with fresh raspberries

Mid Morning Snack
1 Apple sliced with fat free cottage cheese

Lunch
Lettuce, tomatoes, beetroot, fresh chicken

Dinner
Our delicious Syn free chicken tikka curry
Served with rice and green beans

Dessert
Sliced banana with banana Mullerlight yogurt

Snacks
2 Oreo biscuits (5 Syns)
Chunks of melon
1 Clementine

DAY FIVE:

Breakfast
2 Eggs scrambled
Smoked salmon
Spinach

Mid Morning Snack
Pineapple chunks

Lunch
1 Sandwich thin (Healthy Extra B)
Wafer thin sandwich chicken
Lettuce and Tomatoes
1 x Pack of Quavers 16g (4.5 Syns)

Dinner
Our delicious Syn free Carbonara (Healthy Extra A)

Dessert
Our delicious 2 Syn chocolate mug cake

Snacks
1 Apple
1 Alpen Light bar (3.5 Syns)

 

DAY SIX:

Breakfast
2 Weetabix (Healthy Extra B)
Mixed with Fat free greek style yogurt
Mixed with raspberries, strawberries and blueberries

Lunch
1 x Baked potato
1 Tin of tuna mixed with cherry tomatoes sliced, sweetcorn and 1/2 Tsp Balsamic vinegar
Side salad

Dinner
Our delicious Cheeky Nandos Piri Piri Chicken
Served with rice and green beans

Snacks
Arla Lactofree chocolate flavoured dairy drink 250ml (Healthy Extra A)
1 x 2 Finger Kit Kat (5.5 Syns)
1 Banana

DAY SEVEN:

Breakfast
2 Slices of Nimble wholemeal bread toasted (Healthy Extra B)
2 Eggs fried in Frylight
3 Bacon medallions Fried in Frylight
2 Syn free Slimming World sausages
1 of our delicious Syn free Hash browns
1/2 Tin of baked beans
3 Mushrooms fried in Frylight

Lunch
Our delicious Syn free mint and pea soup

Dinner
1 Skinless chicken breast
Roast potatoes cooked in Frylight
Lots of Speed vegetables of your choice
2 of our delicious 1 Syn yorkshire puddings (1/2 Healthy Extra A) (2 Syns)
Our delicious Syn free Mushy pea gravy

Dessert
2 of our delicious 1 Syn pancakes topped with lemon juice and sweetener (1/2 Healthy Extra A) (2 Syns)
1 Freddo Bar (5 Syns)

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