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Taz

Spam Hunter
S: 17st12lb C: 12st4lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 5st8lb(31.2%)
#2
Instead of using butter/spread on sandwiches spread a laughing cow triangle from HE A allowance thinly on the bread.
 

Taz

Spam Hunter
S: 17st12lb C: 12st4lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 5st8lb(31.2%)
#3
Halve the Syns of orange juice by mixing half a glass with sparkling water
 

rosinakathleen

Big, busty and Blowsy!
S: 24st6lb C: 22st11lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56.5 Loss: 1st9lb(6.73%)
#4
Boil a clove of garlic in with your potatoes, and mash with your cheese triangle hex allowance! Yummy!
Better than butter!
 

mojomcl

Silver Member
S: 20st5lb C: 20st5lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 53.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#5
Use smooth cottage cheese in place of marg/butter on crispbreads/bread etc. for a totally free spread.
 
#6
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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icklerockchick

slow but steady!
S: 12st1lb C: 9st8.5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 2st6.5lb(20.41%)
#7
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!

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#9
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!!!
 

Hayleyj123

Wannabe Loser
S: 13st7lb C: 13st7lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 30.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#10
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
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#11
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.
 

Hayleyj123

Wannabe Loser
S: 13st7lb C: 13st7lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 30.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#12
Really? I asked my class leader about this on my first week. Shame :eek:(
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#13
Yep, I'm afraid so. If you look at the healthy extra lists on the website all the 1% milks say 250ml.
 

Hayleyj123

Wannabe Loser
S: 13st7lb C: 13st7lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 30.5 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#14
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
 
#15
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
 
S: 18st13lb C: 10st12lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 8st1lb(42.64%)
#17

pamella

Full Member
S: 11st8lb C: 10st9lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 27.2 Loss: 0st13lb(8.02%)
#19
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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