Friday, 30 September 2016

Pulled Chicken - Slow Cooker

This recipe is so easy to do and could easily be done with another piece of meat if preferred. It is quite simply a recipe you can bang it all in and leave it. I find it works better if you mix the sauce and simmer fir a little bit first but it isn't necessary if you don't have the time.

4 chicken breasts
1 tsp mustard powder
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
500g passata
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp of garlic
2 tbsp sweetener
Salt and pepper
1 red onion - I used the ready sliced so I could just throw it in.

1. Mix passata, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweetener and seasoning. Transfer to a small pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
Layer the bottom of your slow cooker with the red onion.
Add the chicken and the BBQ sauce and leave on low for 6 hours.
Pull the meat apart with 2 forks and mix with the sauce.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Overnight Oats Prep

I am a pain for not prepping breakfast and then having to panic buy something or go without, but prepping a few days of oats gives me no excuse. You can use frozen fruit aswell which means it stays fresher that little bit longer I find. With these I simply layered my oat allowance with frozen raspberries and a muller light of my choice (one was rhubarb, one apple, one toffee) then simply kept in the fridge ready to take to work with me. These lovely jars were only 3 for £1 as well from a local pound shop, always looking out for a bargain!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Cinnamon Swirls

It was a good while since I made the original post so I thought it might be good to repost. I made these cinnamon swirls the other night watching Bake Off but I popped them in the freezer and forgot about them. Got them out tonight and baked half of them - these ones are 2 syns each. Recipe is below the picture!

1 X jus-roll puff pastry sheet (light) - 53 syns
Cinnamon powder

Make a paste out of the sweetener/water/cinnamon - I usually make it quite thick but it's to your own taste. 
Spread the mixture across the pastry sheet and then roll up and pop in the freezer for approx 20 mins (usually). 
Cut into however many you like and then bake for approx 20/25 mins on 180 - turning half way


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Chocolate Orange Coffee Cakes

Scan Bran Chocolate Orange Coffee cakes.

Soak 5 scan bran in some hot water, sweetener and coffee (I used the chocolate orange coffee from the Beanies Coffee range) until soft. 
Drain the excess and then mash up
Add 3 eggs and combine
Bake on 180 for about half an hour or until golden brown 

All 5 for your healthy B choice or 1 syn each

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Face To Face Friday

My face to face Friday submission this week was this. I might be struggling terribly at the moment as I seem to have hit a wall so things like this are spurring me on. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Transformation Tuesday

Late night Transformation Tuesday. Now vs March 2015. Not a massive difference in weight but a massive change in how I feel about myself ❤️ 

11lbs until target although this might be lowered!

BBQ Chicken SW Iceland Meal

This is highly recommended. I haven't had one of the meals in ages as I've been trying to cook from scratch but this was bloody lovely! Will definately be getting some more of these for the freezer! 

The current offer in Iceland is Buy 3 Meals and get a packet of the Crumble Muller Lights free. I'd highly recommend as the yogurts are yummy too!! 

Monday, 19 September 2016

Coming Soon to Slimming World

So these are coming soon to group. Safe to say I can't wait to try the new bars! 

Anyone else super excited?

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are always a winner, when I remember to prep them!

Health Extra for the oats, frozen fruit and a syn free muller - NO SYNS in sight and super filling!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Christmas Target

So has anyone realised how quickly Christmas will be here?

Today is 100 days until Christmas Day!
I currently have 11lbs to lose until I reach my target, I would quite like to lose a stone (to put me 3lb under) so I know I can over indulge over Christmas and still be within target. Does anyone else have a plan? I know a lot of social calendars get booked up pretty quickly this time of year with nights out/birthdays/christmas parties etc. Have you actually looked to see if you have any full weeks on plan between now and then?

I'm struggling at the moment with maintains and very small losses so I know I need to switch it up and try new things if I have any hope of getting to target for Christmas... CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

I'm going to try and be a lot more active on here and on instagram (doylie_sw) as I find it really helps me stick to plan if I'm being honest about where I'm at and what I'm eating!

Would love to know if any of you have set targets for Christmas and any plans of action?


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Snacking for under 10 syns!

So i've been looking at different ways to use my syns that satisfy my sweet tooth. Here's some really useful infographics that Slimming World have provided to show you don't have to go without!

Need to get back into it properly and i'm really struggling at the moment as I feel like i'm getting bored so hopefully mixing things up will help.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016