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.