Dieting & Exercise

Follow me on my diet journey as I attempt to lose weight and get fit.

Andalucian Meatballs

I first found a recipe for these meatballs in Slimming World magazine then added my delicious meatball sauce with added chorizo and paprika to give it a slightly more Andalucian feel. The combination of the Arab spices along with the Spanish paprika, wine and chorizo make for a flavour packed…

Diet Week 5

This week has gone surprisingly well – for me! I’ve been lucky enough to join Thinking Slimmers Slimpod research project which is collecting evidence to present to Parliament in the Spring thanks to one of my slimming buddies sending me a link to the request for people to take part…

Diet friendly quiche

Another Slimming World favourite and a syn free one at that (if you use the cheddar as a healthy extra)! Ingredients Fat Free Cottage Cheese 200g 3 eggs Ham, chopped 30g Cheddar, grated (HEX A) Directions Mix together the cottage cheese and eggs. Stir in the ham (use as much…

Pepperonata

This is gorgeous, makes a lovely accompaniment to meals, a sauce for chicken or beef, is great on jacket potatoes or you can crack eggs into it and cook in the oven for huevos rancheros. Plus it’s free if you’re following the Slimming World diet so you can eat as…

Diet Week Four

Well it’s been 4 weeks now and I have to admit I haven’t exactly thrown myself into my diet like I have done in the past. Despite wanting to lose weight I seem to want cake/chocolate/pastry more but at least the weight is coming off slowly rather than going back…

Diet friendly parmesan chicken

This is delicious and a favourite with my fussy daughter, so it can’t be bad! Plus it’s free on Slimming World if you use the bread and parmesan as healthy extras. Ingredients Chicken Breasts x 4 Quark (I used 2 heaped dessert spoons) 1 slice wholemeal bread made into breadcrumbs…

Diet friendly Cajun Chicken Pasta

This is one I’ve tried many a variation of and have finally nailed it tonight (according to my daughter who went back for more – twice). Usually I make it far too spicy for her (she’s 10) and even a little too spicy for me, but the combination of herbs…