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Valentines Meal

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  1. vowles

    vowles Full Member

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    anybody have any ideas to what i can cook my other half on valentines night that is healthy for me and still enjoyable for my partner? Thanks in advance :)
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  3. flirty40greeneyes

    flirty40greeneyes Busy busy busy!!

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    Red day - presumabley you can have steak and salad ... he can have with chips or whatever type of potatoes he likes.

    Fish .... as above.

    Green, make a nice pasta meal with a home made tomato sauce.

    I use to love SW as it meant my family could eat what I had and I just adjusted it to suit whatever day I was on.

    I'm sure the fact you are making him something special will count and get you many brownie points - hope he remembers to buy you some flowers!
  4. vowles

    vowles Full Member

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    hi flirty40greeneyes, thanks for the tips, think im going to go with maybe a mixed grill with chips for him and meat and salad for me.

    Think ill have to have to up the willpower for the desert though!
    choccy cake for him, mullerlight for me:cry:

    lol yes he had better not forget the flowers!!
  5. SpaceAngel

    SpaceAngel I ate my willpower!

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    I got this from the slimming world website:-​


    Carrott and Ginger Soup:-​

    Syns per serving: Free on Original and Green
    Ready in about 35 minutes

    1/2 onion
    1 celery sticks
    1 garlic cloves
    300g carrots
    ½ cm piece fresh root ginger
    Fry Light
    500ml stock made with chicken Bovril
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Very low fat natural yogurt and snipped fresh chives to serve


    1. Prepare the ingredients: peel and chop the onion; trim and chop the celery; peel and chop the garlic; peel and roughly chop the carrots; finely grate the ginger.
    2. Spray a pan with Fry Light and cook the onion, celery, garlic and ginger for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock and the carrots, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.
    3. Remove from the heat, allow to cool slightly, transfer to a food processor, season well and blend until almost smooth. Divide the soup between four warmed bowls, top with a swirl of yogurt and a few snipped chives and serve immediately.
    Main Course

    Red Day-

    Slow Braised Lamb Shanks

    Syns per serving: Free on Original

    Ready in about: 3 hours

    1/2 onion
    1 carrots
    2 garlic cloves
    1 celery sticks
    2 lamb shanks
    Fry Light
    200g can chopped tomatoes
    100ml chicken stock made with Bovril
    1/2 tsp artificial sweetener
    1 bay leaf
    Salt and freshly ground pepper
    Finely chopped parsley
    Finely grated lemon zest
    1. Prepare the ingredients: peel and finely chop the onion, carrots and garlic and trim and chop the celery. Remove all visible fat from the lamb.
    2. Spray a heavy pan with Fry Light and place over a high heat. Add the lamb and brown on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside. Turn the heat to medium and cook the onion, carrots, garlic and celery for 10 minutes before adding the tomatoes, stock, sweetener and bay leaf. Season well.

    Green Day:-

    Syns per serving:
    4½ Syns on Green and Original

    4 x 14 g/½ oz sheets filo pastry
    1 egg whites
    Fry Light, for spraying
    100g/7oz assorted mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
    1 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    2 shallots or 1/2 onion, finely chopped

    Caramelized onions:
    1 red onion, finely sliced
    1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    1 tablespoons red wine
    ½ tablespoon runny honey

    Beetroot dressing:
    1 cooked beetroots
    70ml vegetable stock
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    salt and pepper

    1. Make 2 tartlets by cutting a 15 cm/10 in square out of each sheet of filo pastry. Brush one layer with egg white and then place another sheet of pastry on top; not directly on top but in such a way that it creates a sort of star shape. Repeat the process with the remaining sheets so that you end up with 2 star shapes.
    2. Mould the pastry into 9 cm/3½ in individual pie moulds and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/Gas Mark 4 for 5–7 minutes until golden brown. Remove and rest on a wire rack.
    3. Spray a frying pan with a little Fry Light and fry the mushrooms, garlic and shallots or onion until tender.
    4. Meanwhile, put the sliced red onions into a saucepan and cover with the vinegar and wine. Boil until the onions are tender and have absorbed the liquid. Stir in the honey.
    5. Put the cooked beetroots in a blender and blend until you have a thick purée. Add the vegetable stock to loosen it a little and pass through a fine sieve into a clean saucepan. Cook over a high heat until reduced to intensify the flavour and colour. Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste.
    6. Fill the tartlets with the mushroom mixture and arrange a little pile of onions on top of each one. Transfer to 2 serving plates and pour the beetroot dressing around the tartlets on the plates. Serve immediately with assorted steamed vegetables or a
    crisp salad.


    Syns per serving: 3½ Syns on Green and Original

    1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest
    1/2 tsp vanilla essence
    1 x 200g pots Vanilla Müllerlight Yogurt
    1/2 pint diluted sugar-free Ribena
    1 sticks of cinnamon
    1 cloves
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 level tbsp golden caster sugar
    2-3 tbsp artificial sweetener
    1/2lb ripe plums


    • Stir the orange zest and vanilla essence into the yogurt. Pour into a shallow freezer-proof container, cover and freeze for 3-4 hours or until set, stirring with a fork every 30 minutes to break up the ice.
    • Place the Ribena in a pan with the cinnamon sticks, cloves, ground cinnamon, sugar, artificial sweetener and plums. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat and simmer gently for 6-8 minutes or until the plums are just tender. Remove the plums with a slotted spoon and divide between four serving bowls.
    • Strain the syrup into a jug and pour over the plums. Serve with the vanilla ice.
    Coffee and Kisses​

    Makes: 24
    Syns per truffle: 3½ Syns on Green and Original
    Preparation time: approximately 10 minutes, plus chilling
    Cooking time: approximately 5 minutes
    125ml pot half-fat double cream
    255g/9oz plain chocolate
    2 tbsp liqueur of your choice
    2 level tbsp cocoa powder

    • Place the double cream in a pan, bring just to the boil then remove from the heat. Finely chop the chocolate and stir into the cream until melted. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the liqueur and chill until quite firm.
    • Put the cocoa powder onto a small plate. Dust the palms of your hands with cocoa, take a teaspoon of the chocolate mixture and roll into a ball about 2cm diameter, then roll into the cocoa powder. Repeat with the remaining mixture, place on a lined tray and chill until required.
    Tip: Try rolling the mixture in desiccated coconut, chopped almonds or ground sugar and chocolate (adding ½ Syn per truffle). The truffles will last up to one week in the fridge. ​

    I have adapted all these recipies to serve 2 people rather than 4!!

  6. rowanx2

    rowanx2 Losing the baby fat

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    asparagus for starters, theres 26 cals in the whole frozen box we get. we like it with garlic butter, but you dont need much of it drizzled on.
  7. vowles

    vowles Full Member

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    Thanks for the recipes all there great :)
    Im sure ill be able to find something in amongst that lot :D
  8. rowanx2

    rowanx2 Losing the baby fat

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    i just thought, maybe dont take my advice about the garlic butter on VALENTINES DAY:eat:
  9. SammyMac

    SammyMac Full Member

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    Hi vowles

    Let us know how it goes and what you decided to cook in the end.

  10. FeelingFat

    FeelingFat Silver Member

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    My OH has said that he is just going to eat a salad with me, as he feels bad that he is not taking me out for a meal - BLESS.

    So I will be having salad and salmon and he will be having salad with pork pies etc. At least it will feel like we are eating a meal together rather than two separate meals all the time.
    Enjoy your day.
  11. Happe

    Happe escaping the fat

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    The joy of this eating plan should be that you can all eat the same meals, no need to be eating different food. Buy the SW magazine theres always some lovely family recipes in there. Works out too expensive and bothersome if you keep preparing separate meals.
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