Garlic and Lime Spicy Prawn Stir Fry

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Love prawns? Want a really simple prawn dish that tastes amazing, looks great and is low in fat and great if you are following a low carb plan?  

Try my awesome Garlic and Lime Spicy Prawn Stir Fry!

I served mine with carrot and courgette noodles, done in my Spiralizer (best invention ever!).

For the Sauce…

You will need –

1 bag of cooked and peeled prawns, defrosted overnight

1/2 bag baby spinach

1 grated carrot

4 sliced mushrooms

2 tsp garlic granules

1 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tsp smoked paprika

Zest of a lime

Juice of a lime

Sea salt & black pepper to taste

2 tbsp coconut oil

A sprinkle of parsley on top at the end

2 tbsp Fage 0% Greek yogurt
You need to –

To a hot pan, add coconut oil, allow it to start melting then add garlic, paprika and cayenne

Stir in prawns and then add mushrooms, spinach, carrot, lime (zest & juice)

Allow to cook until mushrooms are cooked through and prawns are hot through.

Remove from heat and stir in yogurt

Serve on top of noodles or Spiralized veg (my choice) add a sprinkle of salt, pepper and parsley at the end

Paleo Prawn Stir fry

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*

paleo breakfast

paleo breakfast

Skint Momma xx

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Lose weight with eggs

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I wanted to share with you a collection of my favourite frugal yet super healthy meals made with eggs!


Take 2 eggs to make a thin omelette and use in plate of a tortilla wrap for a low carb lunch. This one is filled with plain fat free cottage cheese, cooked mushrooms and sliced bacon (no rind), served with some freshly chopped tomatoes.

egg wrap with bacon mushroom and cottage cheese

Try baking an egg inside a hollowed out pepper. Carefully crack the egg inside the pepper and oven bake for about 20 minutes at 180 degree celcius (until the egg has turned white!). Serve with some cooked mushrooms and bacon.

egg baked inside a pepper

A plain omelette wrapped up, served alongside some avocado and bacon on toast with a little hot sauce. This was awesome!

omelette with avocado and bacon toast

Egg pizza. This one is truly fantastic. Use 6-8 eggs to make an omelette, allow it to cook in the pan until its almost cooked through, then add your toppings and place under a hot grill to finish it off. I used sliced ham and cheddar cheese on this one.

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Try some sliced avocado wrapped in an omelette/egg wrap. I topped mine with my favourite hot sauce and served alongside a refreshing fruit smoothie!

egg wrap with avocado and hot sauce

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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Skint Pasta Bowls

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I make these whenever funds are getting extremely tight and I have to make the food stretch until pay day. Pasta is so cheap to buy, you can buy 500g of dried pasta anywhere from 25p and upwards. It will go far too, its filling so you don’t have to use a lot of it.

These will work with lots of difference ingredients, today I chose tuna, mayo and sweetcorn. You can use whatever you have left in the house – ham & mustard, cheese & bacon, chicken & mayo etc.

When the fridge is getting bare you can get creative. I have even boiled up some pasta and stirred in a tin of chopped tomatoes with some salt and pepper before. Super thrifty and super cheap, it went a LONG way and the kids went mad for it!

skint pasta


Here is the recipe for my Tuna and Sweetcorn Skint Pasta Bowl – 

To make 8-10 portions

You will need –

500g of dried pasta

1 cup of frozen sweetcorn

1 tin of tuna

40g of mayo (use 80g if you don’t add the yogurt)

40g of 0% fat natural yogurt (this is optional, I used this to use less mayo, making it more Slimming world friendly and less calorific!)

2 tsp of onion salt

1 tsp of ground black pepper

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You will need to –

Boil up the pasta with the sweetcorn until the pasta is soft and cooked, then set aside

Mix the tuna, mayo, yogurt, onion salt and black pepper in another bowl

Mix the pasta and tuna mixture together by adding one then the other gradually into your storage container and stir as you go along, this makes sure it is thoroughly combined.

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Skint Momma xx

 

 

 

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Juicy Sliced Steak and Noodles

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MY new favourite ingredient, wholewheat noodles!

So quick & easy to cook and easy on the wallet.

I threw this recipe together quickly one evening with whatever veggies I could dig out of my fridge!


To make this meal you will need

Ingredients (makes 1 portion, adjust amount as needed)
1 rump steak (I get mine from Muscle Food)

1 cup of fresh brocolli

1 cup of chopped pepper (any colour)

1 cup of sliced onion

1 clove of garlic

1 tsp hot sauce

A generous amount of soy sauce

Wholewheat noodles

1 tbsp Coconut oil

 

Method

Stir fry the garlic and onions in some coconut oil until softened, then add the brocolli and pepper

Pour in the hot sauce and stir, then the soy sauce, simmer on a medium heat

In another pan, fry steak to your liking, I like medium rare, make sure you let your steak rest for 10 minutes before slicing to keep the juices in

Finally bring noodles to the boil and drain when cooked, stir noodles and veg together and serve the sliced steak on top

sliced steak
Skint Momma xx

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