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hairbrushbedhair Fri 23-Oct-15 20:04:24

I'm thinking of joining up as need to lose weight but so much of the recipes online seem to consist of "fake" ingredients (quorn, triangle cheese) and as I only have a budget to feed whole family I need to make meals with real food suitable for toddler also

tabulahrasa Fri 23-Oct-15 20:29:32

A lot of the recipes online are pretty odd...that's because (IMO) people are trying to recreate not so great food if that makes sense?

Though I use quorn because I don't eat meat to be fair.

But lots and lots of things are completely slimming world friendly without having processed things in them, because at the heart if it - it's about cooking from real ingredients.

I will add that the one exception is that it's hard to use oil or fat and so most people do use frylight, but you can use whatever you want and syn the oil.

But stews made from lean meat are fine, tomato based pasta dishes, curries, chilli, roast dinners, homemade burgers...anything like that works well as long as you use lean meat, less than 5% fat mince, no gravy granules and don't add butter or oil...with plenty of veg in everything.

The way it works best for me is that I adapt things we eat anyway.

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 23-Oct-15 20:32:38

I can honestly say having lost around five stone using Slimming World i've never eaten quorn or triangle cheese.

hairbrushbedhair Fri 23-Oct-15 20:49:32

Ok I think I shall sign up. There just seemed so many synthetic substitute ingredients in the recipes I was looking at...

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 23-Oct-15 20:51:45

Child escaped from bed so my post was cut short!

Most meal recipies can be adjusted to fit within the plan. As PP said the principles are low fat, so meat should be trimmed of fat and skin, stuff should be grilled rather than fried, dry fried or cooked by spraying oil rather than pouring melted lard over them.

The plan is very adaptable its all about personal choices. Its all a bit obvious but taught me the principles of how to weigh up one choice against another.

I'm a convert to using spray oil but didn't like frylight. Things like roast potatos par boiled lightly fluffed in the colander, left to cool then sprayed with oil are fantastically crispy and have a fraction of the fat of melting a block of lard and liberally spooning it over.

As for organic freezer food also suitable for a todler i make lots of simple arribiata type pasta sauces, mild currys, casseroles, a basic veg rich low fat mince that acts as a base for spagbol, chilli, cottage pie etc.

Most meals can be made to be filling, well balanced and tasty without many syns (calories that don't fill or provide nutritional value). Its things like a big squirt of ketchup, lashings of oily gravy, and the more obvious alcohol, chocolate and crisps that need to be carefully monitored.

hairbrushbedhair Fri 23-Oct-15 20:59:44

Ok it sounds like it can actually fit in well and I do need to lose weight badly. Iv tried to go it alone but feel I need the motivation of the meetings to keep going

hairbrushbedhair Fri 23-Oct-15 21:55:14

Looking at the organic meat we normally buy its all 10% how do I make it less?

DH is obsessed about it being organic if DS will eat it

MisForMumNotMaid Fri 23-Oct-15 22:36:23

steak is easy as you just trim visible fat. Chicken you remove skin (ideally before cooking), likewise lamb remove skin and visible fat, beef you trim, pork remove fat.

Mince if you can't get 5% organic then you can syn the fat.

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