Help with Core please

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  1. Hattie

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    Hello fellow WW's.

    Unfortunately i'm not the most adventurous person in the world and not particularly imaginative either so am struggling to think of core plan meals that are easy to make and that I could perhaps just take to work and either heat up or eat cold!

    Can anyone give me some suggestions please? I am the sort of person that otherwise will end up eating the same things day in day out?

    Actually if you dont mind, any sugesstions for any meal would be REALLY appreiciated.

    Also, does anyone know of any chunky soups that are free are core, or any ready meals?

    Thank you for you help

    Lots of love and hugs xxx:)
     
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  3. Karenlou

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    Most tinned chunky soups are Core as they tend not to be made with cream. Ready meals are never Core as the point of it is that you need to use fresh ingredients, I'm afraid.

    Have a look in the sticky section where there's a recipe thread - lots of those are Core.

    Good luck x
     
  4. Jennyonaplate

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    I often cook too much pasta or potatoes and then sling them in a lunch box with some chopped veg and salad dressing. It only takes a fraction longer than making my dinner, so it's easy for me to do the night before as i'm lazy in the mornings!

    Dinner wise I usually cook in batches so i've got a freezer sticked full of core meals ready to go:

    Spag Bol
    Shepherds pie
    Chicken Casserole
    Vegetable Lasagne
    Beef Stroganoff
    Prawn Curry
    Pasta Bake
     
  5. Hattie

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    Thanks Jen. Silly question probably but i'm new to this, how do you make all those scrumy dinners without using points?

    xxx
     
  6. Karenlou

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    Well using tinned soups or tinned tomatoes as a sauce base is a good start as they are both core foods. So, for example, if you were making shepherds pie, you would brown the mince and onions without oil or using your 2tsp healthy oil allowance, add a tin of chopped tomatoes and maybe some mixed herbs and you'd mash up your potatoes with a little skimmed milk and salt and pepper. Lovely.
     
  7. Hattie

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    I think I may have to try that - mouth is watering now.

    ta lots xxx
     
  8. Jennyonaplate

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    The recipe's for some of them are on my diary thread - which is somewhere on here!

    For the spag bol, lasagne, pasta bake etc I use passata as a base for the sauce and then just add whatever else I fancy to it - Usually as many vegetables as possible to bulk it up. if you blend up some cottage cheese it makes an ok white sauce for the top of the lasagne (clearly not the same as a lardy one, but it's good enough to eat).
     
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