Slimming World Inspired Recipes

Steak and Onion Melts | A Gift For Your Hangover

BEEF STEAK AND ONION MELTS

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!

 

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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

 

Method

  • 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

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ENJOY! xx

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*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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Potato & Leek Soup | 12p Per Portion | #SKINTSOUP

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Today I had to do what I do best and raid the cupboards to find something that I could whip into a hearty, healthy meal for my family’s lunch. I came up with this simple potato and leek soup.

Following on with my #skintsoup series, I wanted to add another REALLY cheap, easy and healthy soup recipe that works out at approximately 12p per portion.

This recipe makes around 10 portions, so it’s perfect to make a huge batch of to dish up at your convenience. It is a firm favourite with both of my kids and is a great way to get them eating vegetables plus keep them full up, warm and away from the snacks!

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The recipe is so simple, with just 4 ingredients you can feed your family for a couple of days (depending on how hungry they are)!

I got the frozen leeks from Tesco for just £1. I find that frozen bags of ingredients are seriously handy to have in the freezer because when I stock up on fresh food I ALWAYS end up wasting it.

I use Tesco’s own stock pots, simply because I prefer them over stock cubes, they are cheaper than name brand ones and just as good. I got a pack of 4 for 90p.

I always have tins of new potatoes in my cupboards. They are awesome for throwing in to soups and salads, or even for a quick dinner with some chicken. I always buy the value version, they usually cost around 15p per tin.

I always leave adding any salt or pepper until the end, and until it’s in my own bowl. I don’t like adding unnecessary salt to the kids’ meals, so it is much better to add it individually to suit your own taste.

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It’s as simple as that.

Enjoy

Skint Momma xx

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One Pan Breakfast Hash | Skint Momma

One Pan Breakfast Hash

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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

Enjoy

Skint Momma xx

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Momma’s Fakeaway Salt and Chilli Chicken

theAnother great wee recipe to beat the craving for a takeaway, just have a fakeaway!

I came up with this recipe tonight after going through my cupboards and fridge drawers to see what I could work with.

Et VOILA!

 

OK, I won’t mess about, here’s the recipe…

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You will need (serves 4) –

for the chicken…

3 x chicken breasts cut into strips

1 x packet of instant mash (I use Asda smart price, it has a finer, more floury texture than others I have used)

3/4 tbsp of salt

1 tbsp of fine black pepper

1 tbsp of garlic powder

3 x eggs, beaten in a small bowl

 

Mix all the dry ingredients together and spread onto a plate. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture, then roll onto the dry mixture until each piece of chicken is thoroughly coated. Spray a casserole dish with oil spray, then lay the chicken strips onto it evenly and cook for 25-30 minutes at 200 degrees celcius. 

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for the sauce…

1 x green pepper, finely sliced

1 x white onion, chopped

4 x mushrooms, sliced

2 x garlic cloves, chopped

1 tbsp of chilli powder (I used HOT, but this is entirely up to you)

1/2 tbsp salt

3 x tbsp soy sauce

2 x tbsp balsamic vinegar

 

fry off the garlic, onions, mushrooms and pepper in a little oil spray with a splash of water until they are softened. Sprinkle the chilli powder and salt on top and stir for a minute or two. Pour over the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, bring to the boil then reduce the heat to low until the chicken is ready.

 

*SERVE WITH NOODLES, RICE OR CHIPS!*

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Skint Momma xx

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Sweet Potato and Bacon Breakfast Hash

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This is literally the nicest (and healthiest) breakfast I have made (and eaten) in a LONG time!

I have been on a much needed health kick for the last couple of days. My lazy diet was spiralling out of control and I decided that enough was enough!

So here is my low carb, Paleo-friendly, clean eating friendly, healthy, filling and delicious breakfast recipe!

I started the day off with a mug of hot water and lemon (great for cleansing the digestive system), followed by this…
You will need (serves 2) –

4 stalks of asapargus (chopped up into inch long pieces)

1 sweet potato (peeled and cubed)

4 rashers of bacon (fried off in coconut oil, set aside then cut into small pieces)

4 eggs

1 tsp each of sea salt, black pepper & garlic powder

2 tbsp coconut oil

*swap the coconut oil for frylight to make it Slimming World friendly
You need to –

Fry the sweet potato, asparagus and salt/pepper/garlic in a hot pan with coconut oil for 5-10 minutes

Transfer to a small casserole dish and stir in the bacon bits

Make 4 small “wells” and crack an egg into each one

Bake the whole thing in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius

*I added a sprinkle of fresh parsley on top before serving*

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Skint Momma xx

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Skint Soup – Spicy Tomato Soup | Skint Momma

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Like my Skint Pasta Bowls , Skint Soup is another fantastic way to make a bulk of something for your family to go to the fridge and take as they need it. It’s a great way to make food stretch further when money is tight and who doesn’t love a big mug of hot soup on a rainy day?

This is a a Spicy Tomato ‘Skint Soup’ but again, you can get creative, using up any old veggies from the cupboards or fridge that are about to turn and need used ASAP. This way you will get another 5-7 days out of them. You can’t complain about that!


To make my Spicy Tomato soup

You will need –

  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 CHEAP tin of tomatoes (I use asda smart price but any brand will do)
  • 500ml chicken stock (made up with 2 chicken stock cubes and boiling water)
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 teaspoon of marmite
  • A sprinkle of cayenne pepper
  • A sprinkle of paprika
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • A good splash of Worcester sauce
  • A few squirts of cooking oil spray(whatever u fancy ☺️)

You will need to –

  • Fry the onion and garlic in your pan for about 5 minutes to soften them
  • Add your chicken stock and let it get nice and hot
  • Add your cayenne, paprika, Worcester sauce, sea salt and pepper and stir
  • Bring to the boil and turn down to simmer for 10 mins
  • Add the tin of tomatoes and continue to simmer
  • Add the marmite and sprinkle beef stock cube in and stir
  • At this point I turned the heat up a little until the whole thing is hot but NOT BOILING
  • Blitz with a hand blender and enjoy

OR

You can throw all of your ingredients into the slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours then blitz with a hand blender

It’s your choice!


If u like it creamier u can stir in some natural yogurt at the end….but since I had none in the fridge I kept it simple!
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Skint Momma xx

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