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Hi Jen

I do alternate red and green. on my red days, I would have for lunch is normally always salad, with either chicken cooked on the george foreman with paprika and garlic. another day i would have tuna and another day some lean ham. I pile my plate with salad and one of the said, and also some cottage cheese with onion and chives.
For dinners, I have salmon, or white fish, or chicken or i make a savoury mince, and bulk these out with lots of veg. My fav veg at the mo is mixed peppers, fried with frylight, with some red onion, courgettes, aubergines, mangetouts, mushrooms. It does the job for me anyway!:)

thanks hon. i just find meat and veg or fish and veg a bit boring. i made a nice chicken stir fry tonight tho and it did fill me up despite the lack of carbs.


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my fave was pan fried steak with fried onions and peppers and roast butternut squash.

i start by fryng the onions and peppers in fry light im the girddle for about 2 mins then add the steak sprinkled with schwartz steak seasoning, couple of minutes each side.

i roast the butternut suash for about 35-40 minutes, sprinkled with a little salt, a little pepper and a little cinammon.

i also like this with a dollop of low fat caeser dressing (syns obviously!).

yum yum cows bum.


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hmmm. not a big red meat eater but that sounds good!
hey I asked my mum and she got on a roll and gave me bout 40 syn free red day recipes- lol:eek:

umm do u just want me to post them up here?


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Right boys and girls...

I've typed out some recipes

i'll do some more when i get some feeling back in my hand:D It took sooo long:D

Cottage Loaf
Serves: 4

Ø 454g/1 lb lean finely minced beef
Ø Seasoning
Ø Pinch mixed herbs
Ø 1 egg white
Ø 1 small carrot, grated
Ø 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
Ø 1 medium onion, finely chopped

Pre-heat oven to 190c
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend well until combined.
Place a strip of foil on a baking sheet and place the mixture on to it.
Shape into a loaf.
Bake for 1hr or until cooked.
Serve hot.

Oriental Chicken
Serves: 2

Ø 1 large onion, chopped
Ø 3 tbsp soy sauce
Ø 113g/ 4 oz mushrooms, sliced
Ø 1 large tin bean sprouts, drained
Ø 227g/8oz skinned cooked chicken
Ø Seasoning

Fry the onion in the soy sauce until tender.
Add the mushrooms and cook gently for another 2-3 mins
Add the bean sprouts and chicken- toss together and heat thoroughly.

Beef Casserole
Serves: 3

Ø 340g/ 12 oz lean stewing beef, diced
Ø 2-3 sticks celery, chopped
Ø 2 carrots, diced
Ø 227g/ 8oz swede, peeled and diced
Ø 340g/12oz cabbage, shredded
Ø 426ml/ ¾ pt stock made with Bovril
Ø Seasoning

Pre-heat oven to 180c
Place the beef in a casserole dish with the celery, carrot, swede and cabbage.
Pour the stock over.
Seasoning to taste.
Cover and cook for 2 ½ hours until the meat is cooked and tender.

Tuna quiche
Serves: 6

Ø 1 medium onion, chopped
Ø 3 rashers lean bacon, finely chopped
Ø 4 eggs
Ø Seasoning
Ø 2 x 198g/ 7oz tuna in brine
Ø 1 tomato, sliced
Ø 2 large mushrooms, sliced

Pre heat oven 190c
Dry fry the onion with the bacon until soft
Place into shallow ovenproof dish
Beat the eggs with the seasoning
Drain the tuna well and flake
Add to the dish with the bacon and onion-
Pour the beaten egg over
Arrange the tomato and mushroom on top
Bake for 30mins or until set.
that is so kind of you. didnt realise you'd have to type htme all up! i love the look of the quiche and the cottage loaf. cant wait to try them! x
Hiya:) I used to do green days pretty much all the time as well but have recently started reds. My weight loss is better and I thought I would miss the carbs but I don't actually.:) My favourite atm is Tesco's "Chicken breasts in sweet chilli sauce" - it is 4 syns for the whole lot and it's lush! There is a red wine sauce one too for only 2 syns and probably some more but I kinda got stuck with the sweet chilli one...lol My probs is what to have with it? I usually just have mashed swede - the other day I tried mashed butternut squash - didn't like that one at all...lol Veg stir-fry gets boring too after a couple of days, doesn't it?:) Any new ideas?
roasted vegetables? i like brocolli and cauliflower or mashed carrot and swede.
the chicken stuff sounds good. i need to get the free food book i think because i dont have any convenience foods and i am so lazy i would love to!


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Okay Part 2- lol

Páte de Poisson
Serves: 4

Ø 2 Mackerel fillets, cooked
Ø Squeeze lemon juice
Ø Black pepper
Ø 227g/8oz VERY low fat natural fromage frais

Place all the ingredients in a liquidiser or food processor
Process until smooth.
Turn in a suitable serving dish and chill well.

Corned beef bake
Serves: 1

Ø 227g/8oz chopped tomatoes
Ø 1 small onion, chopped
Ø 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Ø Seasoning
Ø 85g/3oz lean corned beef

Pre heat oven to 200c
Place the tomatoes, onion and Worcestershire sauce in a pan, season and heat gently for 5 mins
Turn into a ovenproof dish
Top with slices of corned beef
Cook in oven for 15mins

Tandoori Chicken
Serves: 2

Ø 2 chicken breasts, skinned
Ø 1 garlic clove, crushed
Ø 142g/5oz VERY low fat natural fromage frais
Ø ½ level tsp tandoori powder

Slash the chicken breasts diagonally- rub in garlic
Mix the fromage frais with the tandoori powder- and pour over the chicken portions
Allow to stand for 3-4 hours- turning regularly to help soak up mixture
Remove the chicken and grill- medium heat for 20mins.
Coating occasionally with the marinade to prevent burning

Mild Curry Hot Pot
Serves: 4

Ø 454g/ 1lb lean minced beef
Ø 1 onion, chopped
Ø 1 clove garlic, crushed
Ø 1 level tbsp mild curry powder
Ø 227g/8oz swede, peeled and chopped
Ø 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
Ø 568ml/1pt stock made with Bovril
Ø Seasoning

Pre heat oven 190c
Place all the ingredients in an ovenproof casserole dish
Stir well to mix
Cover and cook in the centre of the oven for 1 ½ hours

Enjoy:D :D :D
thanks cj! i havent bought all the right stuff yet but i am going to try some of these very soon! going to have some kind of savoury mine for my dinner tonight. x


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corned beef isnt free anymore is it?

it used to be but its not now, the diet got re-jigged a couple of years ago and syns values changed or a lot of things, bowyers sausages (remembered the name jen lol) used to be free but they're 1 syn each now i think.

turkey rashers are free on a red day aswell jen mate.
Hello everyone, i'm new to this forum, i'm also doing mainly red days now because i didnt loose anything on green!!, i just have two questions:
1. is muller light free?
2. low fat cottage cheese with pinneaple (sainsburys be good to yourself) is it also free??
Thank you for your help!!

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