Thursday, 28 April 2011

jelly sweets

2 syns for them all on every plan

1 packet of Hartleys sugar free jelly (2 syns)
1 sachet of gelatine
boiling water

Mix the jelly and gelatine with 1/2 pint of  boiling water

Pour into a bowl

Let is set for a few hours, preferably over night

Cut into shapes when set

Beef lasagne

Serves 4, syn free on EE

Lasagne sheets
1 tub of passata (or can of chopped tomatoes)
500g extra lean mince
1 onion diced
1 pack of mushrooms sliced
180g reduced fat grated cheddar (1 hxa per person or add 6 syns)
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp mixed herbs
1 tsp garlic

Fry the onion and mushrooms till soft

Add the beef and cook till browned

Add the passata/tomatoes, garlic, mixed herbs and salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes

Layer the mixture,with the lasagne sheets, as many as you like then top with the cheese.

Oven bake for 30 minutes

Mini quiches

Syn free on red and EE (add 6 syns if not using cheese as hxa)

42g reduced fat grated cheese
1 tub quark
4 eggs
2 tomatoes
salt & pepper
wafer thin ham
fry light
bun tin

Spray the bun tin with fry light and add 2 slices of ham to make a cup

Whisk the eggs, quark and salt and pepper

Pour the mixture into the ham cases

Sprinkle in the cheese

Slice the tomato and put one slice on each quiche

Oven bake for 30 mins on 180c

The ham will look burnt as it bakes but it is just crispy

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Mexican chicken

From my lovely friend Marie

Mexican Chicken

1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 x 400g tin Heinz Mexican Beans (2 syns for the whole tin)
1 x 400g tin Heinz BBQ Beans
4x Chicken Fillets, diced
500g Passata (+ half again as water)
2 large red onions
2 red peppers, deseeded & finely chopped
2 large mushrooms, finely chopped
50g frozen sweetcorn
6 garlic cloves, crushed
2tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
Reduced Fat Cheddar to serve
Fry Light

Serves 4 large portions or split and freeze half :) I have with chips or rice depending on what I feel like

0.5 syns on EE (if using cheese as HE)

  1. In a large saucepan, fry off the chicken, mushrooms, onion and garlic until light brown
  2. Add the passata & water, sweetcorn, cumin, oregano and red peppers. Allow to come to simmering point
  3. Add both cans of beans and bring back to simmering point
  4. Allow to simmer until chicken has cooked through and sauce has thickened

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Syn free cream

1 tub quark
150g fromage frais

Whisk the quark and fromage frais together till smooth
Add as much sweetener as you like till sweet enough, I used 4-5 tbsp

Serve with fruit