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Slow Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Slow Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

There is something so special about a really good soup, one that warms you to the core and sets your taste buds on fire with flavour. This, my lovely readers is one of those soups! I was thinking about soup, having recently been struck down with the mother of all colds post-Christmas, and it occurred to me that for a while now I have only ever focused on speed when coming up with soup recipes. It’s been all about how to make quick, simple and delicious recipes, but now it’s time to get a bit more creative with this Slow Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup, a recipe which I’ve put together to celebrate the flavours within it!  Continue Reading…


Seven Day Slimming World Meal Plan

One of the most helpful things that you can ever do on Slimming World, or any healthy eating plan for that matter, is to plan your week in advance. To that end, here is my latest Seven Day Slimming World Meal Plan to get you back on track and give you inspiration! Before reading on, please note that this is a mix of syn free and low syn recipes and that you will need to build in your healthy extras and syns if they are not already included. You can do this with snacks or by adding things to the meals below as side dishes or desserts!  Continue Reading…


Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

Roasted - Garlic & Rosemary - Brussels Sprouts

It’s nearly Christmas and I’m so excited! This time of year is my favourite, for the food, the family gatherings, the gift giving and the amazing atmosphere everywhere you go! This year I’m particularly excited as we’re hosting Christmas for some of our extended family, which means we’ve got about 14 people for Christmas dinner. For some this might sound like a nightmare, but for me, it’s just more excuse to test recipes and cook the perfect Christmas dinner! These Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Brussels Sprouts are my latest recipe in preparation for the big day! 

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Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Doughnuts

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If you adore gingerbread men but want something a little healthier, then these Gluten Free Gingerbread Doughnuts are the perfect Christmas treat for you! Oven baked, they make a fantastic alternative to unhealthy fried doughnuts, and they’re packed with sensational Christmas flavours to keep you feeling festive. They’re even topped with a light cream cheese icing, helping to keep them low fat whilst remaining super tasty!  Continue Reading…


Skinny Cranberry Margarita

Skinny Cranberry Margarita - Healthy - Slimming World - Low Sugar

Right now, life is all about festive planning! There are presents to be purchased, meals to plan, friends to see, cards to write and parties to host…so if you’re trying to do all that (and more) without going too far off the diet wagon then this Skinny Cranberry Margarita is for you! Whilst I’m not going to sit here and tell you that knocking back some festive cocktails is ‘healthy’, I can assure you that going the extra mile to make your cocktails that bit more healthy can make a difference…and trust me it doesn’t kill the buzz!  Continue Reading…


Best Ever Spinach, Carrot & Leek Soup

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I don’t know about you, but for me soup and winter go hand in hand. The minute the weather gets colder I’m straight into the kitchen, blitzing up all manner of different ingredients to test out new and exciting soup flavours to keep me warm and interested on these long cold days! This Spinach, Carrot & Leek Soup was the result of one of my recent meal prepping days, and man does it taste good!  Continue Reading…


Healthy 20 Minute Creamy Cajun Spiced Pork

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One of my favourite ever recipes is my Syn Free Cajun Chicken Pasta, and it just happens to be the most popular recipe I’ve ever created. This got me thinking about what other Cajun recipes I could get to making (I’ve since made a few) and this delicious Creamy Cajun Spiced Pork is definitely one to compete against the Cajun Chicken Pasta! With a creamy sauce, tender strips of pork, loads of delicious veggies and steamed white rice it really couldn’t be any more delicious…the best part is, it’s healthy too!  Continue Reading…


Slimming World KFC Double Down Burger

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent weeks, you’ll have seen that KFC have launched the Double Down Burger into the UK. Inevitably, as it’s only in stores for a limited time only, everyone seemed to go crazy for it and if I’m totally honest I went out and bought one…purely for research purposes…honestly 😉 Anyway, having tried it for myself and confirmed that yes, bacon and BBQ sauce sandwiched between two fried pieces of chicken is as good as it sounds, I decided to help myself avoid any future trips down fast food alley and create this Slimming World KFC Double Down Burger as a healthy and delicious alternative for any slimmers out there!  Continue Reading…


Roasted Carrot and Coriander Soup

Roasted - Carrot and Coriander Soup - Healthy - Slimming World - Syn Free

There are many reasons why I like cold weather, and although the fact that I can wear tights again (bye bye thigh chafing!) and that I can comfortably wear black all of the time are up there, my number one thing about winter is soup! Specifically homemade soup, because there are very few things that warm you up on a cold, raining day in the UK more than a hearty bowl of home cooked soup. This Roasted Carrot and Coriander Soup is the perfect autumn/winter recipe, which is packed full of flavour and takes just 3o minutes to make!  Continue Reading…


Best Ever Homemade Healthy Swedish Meatballs

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I was lucky enough to go to Sweden recently on a very fun girly holiday with my mum and sister, and if you’ve never been I can’t recommend it enough! We went to Stockholm and out to the Archipelago which were simultaneously beautiful and fascinating. One thing that I was dead set on giving a go whilst there was Swedish Meatballs, which seem to have become something of a cult classic outside of this beautiful country due to their association with Ikea. I had the pleasure of enjoying a traditional Swedish Meatballs meal on one of the Archipelago and vowed then and there to give it a go myself at home! Continue Reading…