Since joining Slimming World I’ve been cooking more than ever. I was fed up of spending ages preparing the food and the meals I made were getting a bit repetitive. I decided it was time to try a recipe box to spice up my weeknight spreads.
I’ve tried Gousto before (long before I was doing Slimming World) and I knew I liked the recipes. I decided to try them again and chose the most Slimming World friendly options.
We plumped for the four meal box and I thought I’d share what we got.
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These are the recipes I went for (I don’t have photos for everything because it initially didn’t occur to me that anyone else would care about this):
- Sticky Chicken with Soy, Sesame & Chilli
- Nasi Goreng with Sriracha (v)
- Chilli, Garlic & Jumbo Prawn Spaghetti
- Warming Moroccan Vegetable Stew (v)
I’ll list the ingredients and syn value below but I won’t go through the method because the nice people of Gousto will probably be cross with me.
Sticky Chicken with Soy, Sesame & Chilli
- Chicken thighs (skinless and boneless) 0 syns
- Fresh ginger 0 syns
- Toasted sesame seeds 6 (or healthy extra B)
- Ketchup 2 syns
- Soy sauce 0 syns
- Garlic cloves 0 syns
- Red chilli 0 syns
- Five spice 0.5 syns
- Honey 3 syns (approx)
- Brown rice 0 syns
Total syns for whole recipe (serves 2) = 11.5 including sesame seeds or 5.5 if use healthy extra
Meaning each portion is 5.5 syns each or 3 syns each (rounded up), depending on whether you count the sesame seeds.
This was really easy to make and didn’t take long at all. I’m a super-lazy cook, so I won’t attempt anything that seems like a difficult task.
The end result was super tasty and as I’m greedy, I added extra rice so me and my husband weren’t left hungry. This is a new favourite and I highly recommend this meal!
Warming Moroccan Vegetable Stew (v)
- Can of chickpeas 0 syns
- Red pepper 0 syns
- Mint 0 syns
- Greek-style fat free yoghurt 0 syns
- Coriander 0 syns
- Cherry tomatoes 0 syns
- Tomato paste 2.5 syns
- Red onion
- Vegetable stock cube 0 syns
- Flaked almonds 7.5 (or healthy extra B)
- Harissa paste 0.5 syns
- Cumin 0 syns
- Aubergine 0 syns
Total for the whole recipe 10.5 syns (serves 2) or 3 syns if you skip the almonds.
This means each portion is 5.5 syns (rounded up) or 1.5 syns each without almonds.
This took a bit longer to make but wasn’t difficult and I still felt like an amazing chef once it was done! I didn’t bother with the almonds when I cooked this because it seemed like a waste of syns when you don’t get that many!
Chilli, Garlic & Jumbo Prawn Spaghetti
- Wild rocket 0 syns
- Garlic paste sachet 1 syn
- Jumbo king prawns 0 syns
- Rice wine 1.5 syns
- Chilli flakes 0 syns
- 190g spaghetti 0 syns
- 2tsp tomato paste 5 syns
Total 7.5 syns or rounded up to 4 syns per serving
This was super tasty and filling, I was tempted to cook extra spaghetti but I was glad I wasn’t greedy because it would have been too much. I only used half of the chilli flakes because I’m not hardcore, and I found it had a bit of a kick but wasn’t horrendously spicy!
It was a really delicious low-syn meal.
Nasi Goreng with Sriracha
- Carrot 0 syns
- Eggs 0 syns
- Lime 0 syns
- Spring onions 0 syns
- Tilda brown basmati rice 2.5 syns
- Toasted sesame oil 14 syns (miss this outO
- Cucumber 0 syns
- Garlic paste 1 syn
- Soy sauce 0 syns
- Sriracha 1 syn
- Peanuts 15 syns (or healthy extra b)
- Chilli flakes 0 syns
Total 33.5 syns but if you don’t use the sesame oil at all and count the nuts as your healthy option B then it’s 4.5 syns in total.
This works out at roughly 2.5 syns each or 10 syns if you don’t include the peanuts as your healthy option B.
I realise this is turning into a big story about how greedy I am, but instead of using the rice in a packet, I made my own so I got more. I also used an extra egg each so we got two eggs instead of one. It was delicious though.
Basically, every recipe I tried was gorgeous and much more exciting than the boring meals I was cooking before.
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