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Red Day My red days are getting boring!

Discussion in 'Slimming World Recipes' started by vickidyers, 30 July 2011 Social URL.

  1. vickidyers

    vickidyers Silver Member

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    I Love red days, but already finding I'm tending to eat the same 'traditional' meals, very nice, but maybe a bit boring. This weeks evening meals:
    Roast chicken + heap of veg
    Grilled Gammon Steak + poached egg + salad
    Roast sausages + onions +heap of veg
    BBQ lamb and salad
    BBQ chinese pork + salad
    All yummy, but as you can see I'm developing a trend here! meat + salad or meat + veg. Any nice evening meal red ideas in either very low or syn free? PS I dont like curries!!
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  3. Kwise1

    Kwise1  THE WISE ONE 

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    Have you tried EE days to change it a bit - or use your HEXB to liven it up a bit?
    I use EE days / use a HEXB for stuff like jambalaya, or stir fry recipes

    Toad in the hole is a yummy meal - one of my favourites!! With veg mash and gravy.
    I also like Egg , chips with a HEXB bacon tomatoes & mushrooms.

    I have a few recipes:-


    See what you think - it might help with some ideas.


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    CAPRICORN Gold Member

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    Hi there

    I do mainly red days, I don't know if it will be of any help but on my diary "shedding the wobble" if you go to a page 62 there is a list of recipes on my diary there might be something in there that catches your eye... or that gives you ideas...
    Just a few off the top of my head are:-
    coq au vin
    balsamic braised beef
    buffalo chicken
    Ox burgers
    Ginger pork
    goan pork
    Hope it helps..
  5. vickidyers

    vickidyers Silver Member

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    Thanks!! Lots of really exciting ideas... going straight out tomorrow to get the goodies for the sweet and sour and toad in the hole! Woohoo!! Red days aren't boring! :)
  6. joedenise

    joedenise Target Member

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    I've tried several of Capricorn's recipes and have never been disappointed! My favourite is the Spanish rice on EE.

  7. Sio

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    What about stew or a casserole so it's not meat and veg. Put turnip in for the potato substitute.

    Or shepherds pie with butternut squash as the topping. Celeriac is in a lot of recipes too, but I've never tried it.
  8. vickidyers

    vickidyers Silver Member

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    Came across this thread that I wrote just a few months ago - funny how things change... I have just recieved my on line order grocery order and am so excited about the next two weeks meals, just a few of the things that have arrived:

    low fat sausages - for toad in the hole
    another pack of low fat sausages - sausage cassarole (red)
    whole chicken - roast chicken with aunt bessies stuffing balls (red)
    chicken breasts - sweet n sour chicken (green, chicken used as HEXB)
    beef strips - for beef stroganoff (green, beef used as HEXA)
    gammon steaks - served with big pile of salad n mushrooms (red)
    bacon - Spaghetti carbonara (green, bacon used as HEXB)
    minced beef - spaghetti bolognese (green, mince used as HEXB)

    and thats just part of it!!

    Red days aren't boring, but adding a few green days helps!! x x
  9. ginlin

    ginlin Better to Drink your Syns

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    Hi Vicki,
    I do mainly red days, and yes basically meat and veg or salad, but certainly not boring, so have a look at my diary, if you are interested.
  10. JackieN

    JackieN Gold Member

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    I have things like chilli with bns wedges or chips

    the other day I had sweet and sour chicken, roasted veggies, and a spoonful of rice (synned) this was delicious and will do it again.

    Or I use bns and make roasties so I feel like i've had potato

    I sometimes use a HEXB for sw chips (keep skin on ) on a red day

    I often make a stew with casserole beef, a pack of extra lean mince, onions, carrots any veggies I fancy, oxo or knorr beef stock cubes or both, and then have fresh veggies with it and carrot and swede mash (Aunty Bessies)
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