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slimming world experts, help please. Dinner party menu for tomorrow

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clumsymum · 15/02/2008 18:14

I've just been told that my friend's dh is doing slimming world, and needs either a protein meal, or (by preference) a carbs meal, but he can't mix both.

As he's going running on Sunday, he'd prefer carbs.

Is risotto acceptable (mushroom, or vegetable)?

And I'd decided fruit salad for dessert, but can you suggest something less boring?

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clumsymum · 15/02/2008 18:31


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Yorkiegirl · 15/02/2008 18:39

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clumsymum · 15/02/2008 18:43

risotto not allowed then?

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Smithy · 15/02/2008 18:46

Risotto would be fine:

Found these in one of the Slimming World recipe books:

Asapargus and leek risotto

fry light
8-10 spring onions
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
6 baby leeks, white parts only, sliced
1 carrot, finely sliced
9oz arboriaio rice
1.5pints boiling water
14oz asparagus tips
salt and black pepper
6 tbsps chopped flat leaf parsley
1 tbsp chopped tarragon
4oz Quark soft cheese

Spray large pan with fry light. Add spring onions, garlick leeks, carrot and rice and stir fry for 1-2 mins.
Add large ladleful of boiling water and stir and cook until liquid absorbed. Repeat until half the water is used up.
Stir in the asparagus and continue to cook in this manner until all the water is used up and the rice is creamy and al dente. Should take around 18-20 mins.
Remove from heat, season well and stir in chopped herbs. Ladle in to individual pasta bowls, spoon over Quark and serve.

Got a couple of other recipes if you're interested.


chopchopbusybusy · 15/02/2008 18:48

Yes risotto would be fine. Go easy on any oil or parmesan that you might add to it. Fruit salad is not necessarily boring. You could serve it with cream for the non dieters and low fat greek yogurt for him. Vegetable or lentil soup would be a good and easy starter if you wanted one.

Smithy · 15/02/2008 18:50

Forgot to say, recipes for chunky spaghetti carbonara, chilli chive and beetroot risotto, or vege paella are in the same book if you would like these too.

Roasted veg is also another goodie. This recipe is from the SW website, but you could use whatever veg you like eg peppers, tomato etc etc

Serves: 4
Syns per serving:
Free on Green, 6 Syns on Original
Preparation/Cooking time: 40-55 minutes


1 small swede, peeled and cut into large wedges
2 large carrots, peeled and halved lengthways
4 x 57g / 2oz parsnips, peeled
1 small celeriac, peeled and cut into large chunks
2 x 113g / 4oz sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
2 x 113g / 4oz potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
1 garlic clove, crushed
few sprigs of fresh thyme, rosemary and sage
freshly ground sea salt and black pepper
1 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed
Fry Light for spraying


  1. Prepare all the vegetables and arrange them in a large non-stick roasting pan which has been sprayed with Fry Light.
  2. Sprinkle with garlic and tuck the herbs down between the vegetables. Grind some sea salt and black pepper over the top, and then scatter with the crushed coriander.
  3. Roast in a preheated oven at 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 for about 25-35 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and slightly charred.
clumsymum · 15/02/2008 19:01

Thanks for these

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