Thursday, 5 November 2015

Family favourites

Steak Bake, Chips and Mushy Peas

A list of family favourites too!

I didn't have a lot of time to make tea tonight and after been at uni all day I wanted something that was relatively quick. Although, I love slimming world I know a lot of the meals do take a while which can put some people off especially if you have children or are in a hurry. 

Today's tea wasn't anything special and was something that is probably a classic in many slimming world households across the country. So I didn't want to leave you with a recipe that many people have made on a regular basis (especially when it's normally my mum who cooks this particular one) so I thought I would compile a list of my top 10 tasty and quick slimming world recipes. I think if anyone is new to slimming world this can definitely help or if you just fancy something tasty and a homemade meal.

I do have to say that even when I'm not following slimming world religiously, I still cook the slimming world recipes because they are nutritious and filling which is what you want from a meal. I don't do salads!!

At the bottom if you still want the recipe for my steak bake which was super yummy, though not appealing to the eye, I have included that at the bottom.

These are my top 10 essential recipes that if I don't have time to think or meal plan, these are my go to meals. I haven't included what vegetables I include with each meal as that depends on what are in season and what I fancy on the day.

1. Gammon, chips, eggs and beans

I boil my gammon so an hour max for the gammon and the rest takes less than half an hour! This always make a good Sunday meal if a roast is out of the question

2. BBQ pulled pork

I wrote about this recipe last week but I'm a firm believe in the power of the pig. You chuck your pork in the slow cooker and the BBQ sauce doesn't take long. 

3, Steak Bake, wedges, beans

Tonight's dish of choice. Whoever thought of thins instead of pastry genius! I also eat the steak on it's own and not to sound like a snob but before the steak bake trend, I would not have touched canned
steak with a pole. However, I'm a convert.
It has to be Asda's own stewing beef.

4. Spaghetti and Meatballs

Classic dish that I order in Italian restaurants so I'm glad I can recreate it on slimming world. I'm not a fan of pork meatballs as they can often be too dry.

5. Stir Fry

Lots of veg and just looks healthy. This dish can be packed full of flavour with the right noodle and right sauce. Avoid Aldi's stir fry sauces, they are high syns

6. Jacket potatoes with filling of choice

These are good for lunch and tea and for amateur cooks. You can make these as fancy or as simple as you want from the twice baked potato to the jacket and beans.

7. Spaghetti Bolognese

Something simple and tasty. The sauce takes a little while to cook but it can be bought from frozen from Iceland if you don't have time to cook the sauce. 

Spaghetti bolognese

8. Burgers and chips

Burgers can be made to look like Instagram food porn; add your bacon, cheese, gerkins, tomatoes whatever you want. Who can resist a burger? They take half an hour to cook in the oven. 

New York bacon burgers with Cajun wedges

9. Fish and chips

It's good to add fish every now to your diet. I only like a few types of fish, one been in batter. The slimming world version of a batter is a good substitute. 

Crispy cod and chips

10. Chicken Skewers and veg medley.
This can be made using wooden or metal skewers. It's a simple but effective meal that goes nice with cous cous. 

Chicken and lemongrass skewers with spiced rice

Steak Bake and Chips Recipe


  • 1 tin of Asda Stewed steak
  • 3-4 Kingsmill brown thins
  • 1 egg
  • Potatoes
  • Beans/mushy peas
  • Paprika


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees

2. Cut potatoes into wedges and parboil into boiling water for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile prepare steak bakes - spray baking tray with frylight and whisk an egg in small bowl

4. Coat half the thins with egg and split stewed steak between thins, place other half of thin on top. Press down to seal and coat with egg.

5. Spray baking tray with frylight and add wedges. Spray with frylight, salt, pepper and paprika

6. Cook wedges 25-30 minutes and steak bakes for 20-25 minutes

For some of my top 10, I have included pictures from slimming world website or no picture. This is because I haven't taken a picture since been on slimming world.

Please comment if you have any other family favourites

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