Chilli Con Carne- Slimming World Style

January 6th, 2017, Posted in Life, Recipes by Alexandra | No Comments

I have recently became a big lover of all things Mexican and one of the meals i have been really enjoying recently is chilli con carne, its another easy syn free recipe to follow and can be made in the slow cooker or over the stove.

Syns: syn free

Ingredients:

low calorie cooking spray

lean mince beef (5% fat)

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

1 chopped onion

red and yellow peppers chopped

2tbsp chilli powder (or more or less depending on taste buds)

 1 can of kidney beans

rice

Recipe:

-Fry the mince beef  for 2-3 minutes or until browned

-Meanwhile start cooking your rice according to the packet instructions

-Add the onions and peppers and cook until these are soft.

-Stir in the tin of chopped tomatoes into the pan also adding 2 tbsp of chilli powder or an amount of your choosing depending on personal choice.

-Finally add in the can of kidney beans, cooking the ingredients for a further five minutes.

-Once cooked serve with the rice, we also add a lovely side salad with our chilli con carne to top up our superfree food for the day.Please find more of our delicious recipes on this link

First Time Baby Foot Painting

December 1st, 2016, Posted in Family, Life by Alexandra | No Comments

Imogen experienced her first painting activity today. We decided to get her footprints ready to make homemade Christmas cards. Foot painting is a great sensory activity for all ages, you can help to boost vocabulary talking to the children about how the paint feels and the colours you are using which you can do with children of all ages including the babies, also this activity can help the older children to build their physical skills, getting them to paint their own feet and print their feet on to the card themselves.
We found the painting activity really easy to do, first off I would recommend two of you for the younger aged babies.
Get your materials ready before starting, we gathered card, the paint, paintbrush and the main essential baby wipes which made cleaning very quick and easy.
We also used a small chair where Imogen was sat firmly and we could easily access her feet.

When we started painting Imogen’s feet she seemed to really enjoy the sensory feeling of it, giving us a big smile. Once the foot was covered in paint we brought the card up to her foot rather than bringing her foot down to the ground. We held her foot at the ankle and gently pressed her foot down from her heel up to her toes, pressing down each individual toe ensuring we got a perfect print of her foot.img_3146

Slimming World Chicken Korma

September 28th, 2016, Posted in Life, Recipes by Alexandra | No Comments

The slimming world chicken korma is one of our favourite slimming world meals which is very simple and easy to make with few ingredients:

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Ingredients:

Frylight or a low calorie sunflower spray

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

2 large chicken breasts

500g passata

4 tbsp tomato purée

400ml chicken stock

2 tbsp korma curry powder

frozen carrots

100g fat free natural yoghurt

Recipe:

1. Add the Frylight or alternate spray to a large frying pan or wok. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and fry for 5 minutes or until soft.

2. Add the chicken to the pan and stir fry for a further 5 minutes or until the chicken has browned. Half way add the frozen carrots to allow them to start to soften.

3. Add the korma powder, the chicken stock, tomato purée and passata, stir and bring to the boil. Cover the pan and lower down to a simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring every few minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

4. Remove from heat and add the yoghurt, stirring in well. Then serve with rice. We also served our chicken korma with a salad, having our third of plate of super free food

Information

Serves: 4

Ready in about: 45 minutes

Syns: Free

Give us a comment on how you found the recipe and if you think it’s as delicious as we do!