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Cooking for a friend doing SW

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StillMaidOfStars Mon 23-Jan-17 08:09:12

This weekend, I am hosting a friend who is following SW. She won't expect me to cook anything particular for her but I want to try for one night (given that the following night, all bets are off). I have no idea about SW so hoping for quick advice on a suitable recipe.

I am veggie, she is not (but I don't think she eats lots of meat).

Are all regular veg syn-free? So a basic pasta sauce of shallots, red chilli, cherry tomatoes, peppers, onions and mushrooms would be fine? Is pasta OK? Wholewheat better? Assuming a side salad, avoiding things like avocados and olives, is fine? What's the position on beans?

PurpleDaisies Mon 23-Jan-17 08:12:07

What would you normally cook if she was coming round not on slimming world?

PurpleDaisies Mon 23-Jan-17 08:14:23

Posted too soon! Pasta is fine, wholewheat is better and I'd serve it family style so she can help herself to her own portion. Avocados and olives are fine too. So are beans in their natural form (i.e. not baked beans which you probably wouldn't serve anyway!).

Their curry recipes are really more.

PurpleDaisies Mon 23-Jan-17 08:14:34

Nice not more!

Autumnchill Mon 23-Jan-17 08:20:06

If you're wanting it to be syn free then no to avocados.

How about vegetable biriyani?

Birdlet Mon 23-Jan-17 08:53:49

Everything you've mentioned is right OP - all veg and beans are fine, pasta is fine (that sauce sounds lovely!) and side salad without avo or olives would be perfect. Cook the pasta sauce with frylight rather than oil and it'll be syn free smile

tabulahrasa Mon 23-Jan-17 11:39:07

All veg and beans are free, any dried pasta is fine...avacado and olives, they'd be better separate in case she either doesn't want to use the syns or knows how much she's had if she does want them.

If you're ok using frylight, that's free, otherwise if you can measure the oil that'd be handy for her so she can work out how much was in her portion.

cx5221 Mon 23-Jan-17 11:43:24

I follow the slimming world diet as I think it's a pretty good way to eat but I've never ever signed up because they give loads of recipes out for free on their own website.
I've pasted a link below in case you want to have a look and see if there is anything you want to make? They have vegetarian options too.

MaidOfStars Mon 23-Jan-17 13:02:39

What would you normally cook if she was coming round not on slimming world?
Wholewheat spaghetti/courgetti mix with that veg sauce grin I eat pretty healthily, but not a diet plan!

Thanks all.

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