Random Mince question!!

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  1. Heres_to_a_new_me

    Heres_to_a_new_me New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just a random mince question..... on all the recipies for SW it says to use 'extra lean beef/steak mince' I cant find extra lean in any supermarkets! Does it have to be extra lean or will just regular 'lean meat' still be free on extra easy?

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  3. BritMumInCanada

    BritMumInCanada Gold Member

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    It does need to be extra lean to be FREE.

    Lean Mince can still contain approx 20% of fat.

    Do you live in the UK? I am sure both Asda and Tesco do extra lean beef mince and turkey mince.

    Extra lean Lamb/Pork can be harder to find. But a good quality butcher will normally be able to ground a very lean cut of meat for you.
     
  4. Joanne24

    Joanne24 Restarting!

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    Morrisons do too but you can use turkey mince free if you cant find any x
     
  5. rebecca1608

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    Need to be extra Lean, Tesco have a fresh and frozen one. Healthy living extra lean I think it is called. The packaging have changed on the fresh stuff and looks very similer to the normal one, just a little healthy living symbol at the top.

    Morrisons also has some, Hope this helps.
     
  6. Heres_to_a_new_me

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    Thanks everyone! So many quick replies! I will make sure I look harder next time! :) x Ive been avoiding any sort of mince until I found out!
     
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  7. Loralou

    Loralou Runs with scissors

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    Technically yes...but I use just lean and call it free, and eat it twice a week roughly and it hasn't affected my losses.
    If you want to stick with the plan 100% though you would need to syn it.
     
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    You can also try Quorn Mince. If you are worried about the mince, then this is a good substitute.
     
  9. Fatty_no_more

    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    If u look in the newer books it says lean is free! X
     
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    The stuff I use is 7% fat. Not quite the 5% that the extra lean is but its cheaper. I don't use many syns. So I don't worry too much about the beef. And I don't eat it that often. If u use 15 syns a day I'd try to use extra lean mince. But the new book says lean is fine? How lean is lean?!
     
  11. dudette2001uk

    dudette2001uk I will be a Princess!

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    I think I need to get my eyed checked...I read this as Random MICE questions :eek: Was starting to worry about this being a very interesting take on free food! :giggle: xx
     
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