Category Archives: Slimming World

Healthier Scotch Eggs – Made with Old English style Turkey mince

These Old English style Scotch Eggs are made using Turkey mince instead of Sausagemeat, so you can cut down on red meat and processed meat containing Nitrites.

Turkish style Chicken Kebab Recipe

Image courtesy of freepik.com

This recipe is suitable for Slimming World or my Low Carb Diet and is Free from Dairy & Wheat

There are the two different versions below to serve 2 people

Misleading Nutrition labels on the front food products

bread label

Something that really winds me up is the ‘so called’ simple Nutritional Advice labels the front of food packaging.

Quite often it will state that a food is low in Sugars. It might be low in ‘sugar’ as an ingredient but it most definitely isn’t when it’s on something like Bread or other high carb foods. All Carbohydrates turn to sugars in our bodies, so, these labels should really be saying High Sugar content.

How to read a nutrition label and use it to help lose weight

nutrition labelNutrition labels can be very confusing but hopefully, I can help you demystify them a little.

This label to the left lists all the main nutritional elements of the food in the packet.

For Slimming World purposes – or any slimming diet really, you should be most interested in the fat and sugar content, as that is where the majority of the calories will come from.

In this item, you can see the fat content is virtually nothing. For every 100g it is 0.6g which basically means 0.6% of the whole packet would be fat.
However, the Carbohydrate level is very high and the sugar content in particular is also high. It doesn’t look much as a helping size but when you look at the 100g measurement, it means almost 90% of the food contains carbohydrates, 25% of which is sugar.

Use the 100g list on Nutrition labels to visualise how much fat or sugar you are having in a meal. Just pretend 100g is 100% and then try to keep the fat and sugar to about 5 – 10% of your meal. i. e5g – 10g That way, you should be able to lose weight without counting calories … As long as you don’t have rediculously large portions on your plate.

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Hope that helps. If you’re still confused, add a question or comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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Why can I have dry pasta but not fresh pasta on the Slimming World Diet

dry pasta less carbsBecause, fresh pasta has twice as many carbohydrates as dry pasta.

In the Slimming World rules, you will see, you can only choose dry pasta to have as a free food. When you cook fresh pasta, it stays the same size and the amount of carbohydrates in 100g of fresh pasta is the same as the amount of carbs in 100g of dry pasta. But when you cook dry pasta, it doubles in size, therefore having half the carbs on your plate. And as Slimming World is based on Low Glycemic and low fat foods, this would stop you eating too many carbohydrates in a single portion.

Slimming World – Syn Calculator

I’ve recently been studying the Slimming World Diet, as a good friend of mine joined up and lost a couple of stone in a relatively short space of time. I didn’t want to pay the fee to join up, preferring to find out about the diet and just do it following the rules. So I set to work on Googling the rules. It’s easy to find the rules on the internet, so I’m not going to go into those in detail in this article. I just wanted to point out the way the diet works.

Swiss Roll recipe ~ Free from Dairy, Wheat, Corn & Sugar

This is just as delicious as any swiss roll I’ve tasted and is pretty easy to make. You could also use the mixture for fatless fairy cakes, or a fatless sponge cake which you could fill with cream and jam if you’re not dairy intolerant.

If you fill with sugar free jam (diabetic jam) then it is only 12 Syns for the whole swiss roll.

Or, fill with jam and my dairy free buttercream-like icing.