Hearty Breakfasts

Steak and Onion Melts | A Gift For Your Hangover


Slimming World Friendly

When I made these for my husband his reaction was…”Oh Jeeeesus”.

I think he liked them.

My two year old daughter’s reaction?

Well, she ate most of hers and rubbed the rest directly on to her belly…I think she approves!


These are cheap to make, messy to eat and taste awesome.

Keep some baby wipes handy for your fingers afterwards because your going to need them!

This recipe is made to be Slimming World friendly too…so even if you went a little over board last night, you can easily get your hangover foodie fix, without over-indulging.


Ingredients (Makes 6…I guess about 1 syn plus 1 each of Healthy extras A&B)

  • 6 pack of wholemeal sandwich thins (I used Kingsmill £1 in Tesco) (1 Healthy Extra B for 1)
  • 1 tin of Tesco Value stewed steak and gravy (£1.20 per tin) (4.5 syns per tin)(other brands may be syn free, please check)
  • 3 large mushrooms, diced
  • 1-2 tsp onion salt (I used about 1 and a half)
  • 180g grated cheddar (30g is 1 Healthy extra A)
  • Plenty of oil spray for the pan (Frylight is free, but I use olive oil spray)
  • 1 large egg, beaten



  • Open up the sandwich thins and set aside
  • Cook the steak in a hot pan for 4-5 minutes
  • Fry off the mushrooms in a hot pan with plenty of oil spray, until they are cooked (soft and browned)
  • Add the onion salt to mushrooms and stir
  • Pour the steak and mushrooms together and stir again
  • Add a couple of tbsp of the mixture one half of each sandwich thin and put 30g of grated cheddar on top of each one
  • Put the sandwich thins back together and brush some beaten egg on one side, place under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes
  • Remove from grill and repeat with brushing beaten egg on to the uncooked side and grill again for 2-3 minutes
  • Remove from grill once the cheese has melted and the bread is nicely toasted

steak and onion melts




*Skint Momma is not affiliated in any way with Slimming World, nor is Skint Momma qualified to give syn values. Please consult Slimming World directly for accurate and correct information.*

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Thick and Creamy Breakfast Milkshake | Skint Momma



After a weekend (more like month) of over indulgence, take-aways, rich food, and generally lots of naughty things that have made me feel like a human balloon, I needed something fresh, filling and healthy for my breakfast this morning.

One of the best purchases that I made this year was my Breville Blend Active, its nothing short of awesome. I use it not just for smoothies and shakes, but pasta sauces and soups too!

I am no nutritionist, but I know what makes my body feel good and what makes it feel sluggish, and a dairy-free milkshake made with all natural ingredients certainly makes for a good start in the morning.

This shake is very thick and creamy like a proper naughty milkshake, without all the nasties. I find it also makes a great treat for the kids, my daughter thinks it’s ‘ice cream’, and thats OK with me!

To make this breakfast milkshake

You will need

1 avocado

1/2 a banana, frozen (read on below to find out how to correctly freeze your bananas)

4 strawberries, frozen

1 small handful of blueberries, frozen

200ml of almond milk (& a splash of water if you need extra liquid if its not blending)

Put it all into your blender and enjoy! It’s as simple as that.


How to Freeze Bananas

As crazy as it sounds, this part is very important!

To stop yourself ending up with a large banana brick that is impossible to separate, follow these steps.

  1. Take a few bananas
  2. Chop them in half
  3. Clear a space in your freezer
  4. Lay the halved bananas on some grease-proof paper and set onto a plate
  5. Take care that the bananas don’t touch each other
  6. Set in to the freezer  for up to 2 hours until they are frozen, but don’t leave them in too long or you won’t be able to get them off the plate
  7. Take your frozen banana halves and fill a ziplock freezer bag with them
  8. Pop them back in the freezer for a handy smoothie/milkshake filler whenever you need it


Skint Momma xx

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One Pan Breakfast Hash | Skint Momma

One Pan Breakfast Hash


I made this healthy, wholesome breakfast dish using some of my favourite frozen scratch cook ingredients from Asda.

If you would like to try this out too…

This serves 1 hungry person, or 2 if you like to share, adjust your quantities to suit the amount of people.

You will need…

  • 2 eggs
  • A large handful of sweet potato chunks
  • 1 chunk of frozen spinach (I microwave it for 1 minute before adding it to the pan)
  • A handful of fresh, halved baby tomatoes
  • 40g of grated mature cheddar
  • Olive oil spray (or whatever cooking oil spray you prefer)

You will need too…

  • In a hot pan with a little oil, fry the sweet potato chunks, spinach (after microwaving) and tomatoes until they are all softened
  • Add the eggs and fry until almost cooked
  • Sprinkle the grated cheddar on top
  • Place under a hot grill to melt the cheese and finish cooking the eggs


Skint Momma xx

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