Cheesy Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

These are probably one of my favourite starters ever and it took me ages to realise that of course I can make the Slimming World friendly!! I now love having them for lunch and they are perfect for an SP day too. They’re easy to make and don’t take long to cook but yet I still forget about them for months on end then all of a sudden they’ll just pop into my mind and I HAVE to have them! Syn free if you use half your Healthy Extra A.

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Bacon, Leek & Potato Soup

I do love soup! The weather is still miserable and cold so soup is just the perfect lunch. This one is syn free and tastes absolutely amazing, perfect for those grey, rainy days.

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Victoria Sponge (well not quite)

Scan Bran….. You either love it or hate it and I must say, I quite like it! Now, please don’t expect this to be like a proper Victoria sponge because it’s not but as far as Slimming cakes go, this is a decent one! Scan Bran makes quite a squidgy cake but it’s heavy, not light and fluffy like a proper sponge. There are 2 ways of synning this too. Scan Bran can be used as your HexB so the whole cake is only 2 syns then or, if you’re like me and prefer having it as a snack then this makes 4 slices which are 2 syns each, not using my HexB.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I’ve never been much of a hummus fan but I decided to give this a go so I’ve got something a bit different for lunch and now it’s got me thinking about summer picnics down the beach. It’s syn free and perfect for SP days too which is even better. It doesn’t take too long to make either as long as you have a food processor of course!

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Slow Cooker Pepperpot Stew

I love a slow cooker meal, they’re just so handy for busy days and you can make perfect wintery stews. This particular stew is one of my favourites and is full of flavour with a slight kick. It’s syn free too which is always an added bonus!

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Smokey Bacon and Chickpea Soup

Winter is definitely here and for me that means it’s soup weather! I love my chunky vegetable soup but I’m getting a little bored of it so today I decided to try something new and this is what I came up with. It is suitable for Slimming World SP days and perfect for warming you up from the inside.


  • 200g of cooking bacon, fat removed and cut into small chunks
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin of chickpeas
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tsp of worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp of tomato puree

Method (Serves 4)

Spray a large saucepan with Frylight and put over a medium heat. Add the onion and bacon and fry until the bacon has coloured then add a bit of paprika and continue to fry for another minute. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas and the rest of the seasonings and  the worcestershire sauce and stir well. Add the stock and tomato puree then stir again. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for around half an hour. 

Serve and enjoy!

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Everybody loves cake but they are so high in syns on Slimming World as they are obviously full of sugar. I personally don’t think you will ever find an amazing replacement for the real thing unless you go for mini cakes but you can easily eat a whole packet in one sitting (well I can) and go over your syns. I have found a filling replacement in the form of Scan Bran. I have done a chocolate cake recipe before but this is slightly different and it makes 6 of these full size cupcakes for 1.5 syns each!

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