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Favourite Free S W Meals and Snacks Please :)

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Suzyjane1 Sat 01-Mar-14 13:00:41

Am due to start SW again next week and would love to hear any recommended free meals or snacks. Thanks!

RedorBlack Sun 02-Mar-14 12:21:06

Loads of lovely, free warm dinners for this time of year. My faves are

Beef stew & mash
Chicken curry
Spicy salmon noodles(dh adores these, says it's better than the takeaway)
Homemade burgers
Pizza topped chicken
Carbonara
And a good old bacon butty - which I've just finished grin

mycatoscar Sun 02-Mar-14 19:23:50

I've only just started but last week had

SW chips, chicken breast and peas

Beef chilli with jacket potato

Ham and mushroom omelette with green beans, broccoli and new potatoes

Lunch was pasta salad with kidney beans, sweet corn, peas and tuna.

Am looking forward to some nice ideas on here for next week

trinitybleu Sun 02-Mar-14 20:20:12

how do you make the spicy salmon noodles please? they sound lovely!

RedorBlack Mon 03-Mar-14 08:18:52

Spicy salmon noodles takes 20 mins

Cook salmon in the oven for 20 mins under foil
boil dried noodles for 4 minutes drain and set aside
Meanwhile slice onions carrots cabbage (or I heat and use a stir fry packgrin)
Fry in fry light for 2 mins
Add garlic and 1 tbsp curry powder and fry for 2 mins
Add noodles to veg with 2 tbsp water & 1 tbsp soy sauce and fry for 2 mins
Flake cooked salmon and stir in to veg noodle mix

Eat with lots of yummy noises smile

chloeb2002 Mon 03-Mar-14 19:19:55

Keep the ideas coming.. I confess to have toppled off the wagon. Just enough to have gained 1/2 kg.. So back on today and with a big effort.

wink

Tonight is steak and salad here.

Tomorrow I'm thinking jacket Potatoes with chili beef grin

FuckyNell Tue 04-Mar-14 18:31:03

I have just had 95g chicken breast (b)
Yellow pepper
Red onion

Mix fat free yog with curry powder and thread onto kebab sticks

Grill and serve with boil in bag rice sprinkled with Bart's pilau rice seasoning.

Free on green

PhoebeMcPeePee Tue 04-Mar-14 20:02:12

Thai prawn stir-fry:

Marinate raw prawns in chilli, garlic, ginger, juice of 1 lime, tspn fish sauce & chopped coriander (I use frozen)

Cook 1 portion of dry egg noodles whilst frying 1/2 pack stir-fry veg (I used tspn oil for 2 syns or fry-light). When it's nearly cooked add raw prawns & marinade, mix in noodles & once cooked set-aside & wok fry a scrambled egg - mix together & enjoy grin

PhoebeMcPeePee Tue 04-Mar-14 20:34:06

Redor can I have your beef stew recipe & just wondering what (if anything) you add to your mash instead of butter/cream?

DreamToSleep Tue 04-Mar-14 20:36:35

Quark is supposed to be nice mixed into mash but not tried it yet. I do have a tub in the fridge though

RedorBlack Tue 04-Mar-14 21:36:41

Hi pheobe

Beef stew

In a large saucepan fry lean beef in fry light until sealed then remove from pan with slotted spoon
Add whatever veg you like to pan and fry for 3-4 mins
Put beef back in with:
1tbsp Worcester sauce
Squeeze tomato purée or passata
800 ml beef stock (I use the rich beef stock pot - makes its own gravy so you don't need to add granules later)
Salt & pepper
Basil/ rosemary / any other herbs you fancy

Cover and simmer for 90 mins stirring occasionally
Remove lid, crank up the heat and boil for 20-30 mins until sauce has reduced (if you like it thick you can add a tsp or 2 of gravy granules at this point for 1/2 syn)

I add fat free fromage frais to mash to make it creamy, or cheese from my healthy A or occasionally a little mustard made up from mustard powder so it's free. smile

Suzyjane1 Fri 07-Mar-14 14:17:56

Thanks all. Sounds good. Have never used quark. How would you use it best. Ie with mashed potatoes, what else would you add to it?

mycatoscar Fri 07-Mar-14 14:56:44

I too would like to know what to do with quark! I have a tub in the fridge but now not sure what to do with it lol.

RedorBlack Sun 09-Mar-14 14:13:46

Quarks easy, cook some pasta, add some tomatoes and veggies. Take tub of quark, chuck it in the bin and enjoy your pasta grin

PhoebeMcPeePee Tue 11-Mar-14 19:09:44

Just made this 'free' minestrone & it was so delicious my whole family had seconds (damn no leftovers for lunch tomorrow wink)
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4807/chunky-minestrone-soup

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