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  1. Taz

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    Thought it would be a good idea to have a thread for tips on saving Syns by swapping Synned foods for free/HE's/lower Syn food.
     
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  3. Taz

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    Instead of using butter/spread on sandwiches spread a laughing cow triangle from HE A allowance thinly on the bread.
     
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    Halve the Syns of orange juice by mixing half a glass with sparkling water
     
  5. rosinakathleen

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    Boil a clove of garlic in with your potatoes, and mash with your cheese triangle hex allowance! Yummy!
    Better than butter!
     
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    Use smooth cottage cheese in place of marg/butter on crispbreads/bread etc. for a totally free spread.
     
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    Make sure it's VERY LOW FAT cottage cheese!!! You can also use QUARK for a totally free spread, but we can't use it "undoctored" so wizz 112g cheese (we use very strong Cheddar) into a 250g tub of quark, add some coarse black pepper and use this as TWO people's healthy A choice for TWO days - delicious, had it on Scan Bran earlier! (and it improves in the fridge overnight).
    N.B. This was not my idea originally - learnt it at SW Club a few weeks ago. Also think this thread is great, and hope we get lots of ideas.

    Think it would be good on jacket pots too.....
     
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  8. icklerockchick

    icklerockchick slow but steady!

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    quorn all the way! i use it in almost everything now! although its free on both i find it most useful on green because means you can have it with however many carbs you want too!

    off to make quorn arribiata pasta 4 dinner i think!

    X
     
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    at the mo i love boiled rice in a ff muller or yoghurt and its free!!
     
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    I love a bit of cold pasta salad (as well as cold baked beans!!!) with my salad. I bought a big tub of Sainsbury's tomato and basil pasta the other night - mainly because it was reduced from £1.59 to 40p, and the calories etc didn't look too bad!

    Shock horror!!! - Hubby calculated it at about 15syns, and 'cos it was on its sell by date had to be eaten quick!

    I suddenly thought of making up a tomato and herb MugShot, putting it in the 'fridge overnight, and using that with my next salad!

    It worked! Hubby said he actually PREFFERED it to the synful one - I didn't, but it was certainly a good substitute! Best of all, one MugShot makes almost the same volume as the bought salad, and it's COMPLETELY FREE on Green or EE!!!
     
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    I don't really have anything exciting to add but discovered the purple top Arla milk they sell in ASDA has the same HEX a value as skimmed milk (350ml) but tastes like semi skimmed!

    My other tip is if I only have semi skimmed milk in the fridge. I fill my allowance container upto 250ml and then add a bit of water to the 350ml line. Makes my tea and coffee intake go a bit further LOL
     
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    Is this the 1% milk? If so then I'm afraid it's classed the same as semi-skimmed milk rather than skimmed and so you can only have 250ml. Skimmed milk has between 0.1% and 0.3% fat so a bit less than the new 1% type.
     
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    Really? I asked my class leader about this on my first week. Shame :eek:(
     
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    Yep, I'm afraid so. If you look at the healthy extra lists on the website all the 1% milks say 250ml.
     
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    Thanks for that, at least I know now! Maybe my group leader misheard me but I'm lucky it didn't affect my weight loss in any way because I rarely used all of my allowance x
     
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    Syn free tomato puree for pizzas etc

    Posted this in syn values, but missed this thread, so will add it now. Just reduce a carton or two of passata on the stove! Had it tonight on a Vixxster's own HEB pizza base, ham & mushrooms. Mmmmmmmm!
    Puree can be frozen into portion sizes too. Saves half a syn per level tablespoon
     
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    What is a Vixxsters own HEB pizza base?
     
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    Thanks for that
     
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    i love egg mayo and yesterday had aggs and cheese triangles.nice-worth a try to see if you like it.:D
     
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    Oooh that's a good idea!
     
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