Following Slimming World can sometimes get boring. I know the feeling of being stuck in food rut from being too cautious about making bad choices and too lazy to try something new. The biggest thing about following the Slimming World lifestyle for me is that I need something that’s easy to prepare and quick to make. If I don’t have the convenience, I tend to reach for something I shouldn’t.
One of the best things about the Slimming World plan is the huge list of Free Food that you can eat almost infinite amounts of. This list includes really filling food that are meal staples in our house that some other popular eating plans do not. Pasta is Syn free, which to be honest is a huge boon because it opens up hundred of easy options for lunch and dinner (or tea if you’re northern like me)! Syn free pasta options are always welcomed in our house, so I thought I’d share one of my favourite meals.
Syn Free Pasta & Swedish Style Quorn Balls Recipe
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This syn free pasta and swedish style Quorn balls recipe is easy make and has become a tasty staple in our house.
Ingredients for Syn Free Pasta & Swedish Style Quorn Balls (serves 2)
- 150g of dried (wholewheat) pasta twists (I sometimes don’t measure this since it’s free, I just judge by eye)
- 10 Swedish Style Quorn Balls
- 1 bag of spinach leaves
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 onion
- 1 carton of passata
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 pinch of salt
- Crushed pepper (to taste, I used approx 1tsp)
- A sprinkling of basil
- Low calorie cooking spray.
Method for Syn Free Pasta & Swedish Style Quorn Balls
- Boil the pasta on the hob following the instructions on the side of the packet – some pasta cooks quicker than others. (I actually use a microwave pasta cooker because I’m lazy).
- While the pasta is boiling start cooking the Quorn balls from frozen in a large frying pan (you’ll need to lightly spray the pan with low calorie cooking spray first).
- Once the meatballs are browned, add the passata.
- Chop the onion and tomatoes and add them to the sauce along with the spinach and allow to simmer on a medium heat.
- Throw in a pinch of salt.
- Lightly dust the top of the sauce with crushed black pepper and add a sprinkling of basil before stirring it all in.
- Once the pasta is done, drain it and add it to the frying pan so that it becomes thoroughly covered in the sauce.
- Serve up and enjoy!
The whole thing should take around 20-25 minutes depending on what sort of pasta you use.
Kitchen Utensals I used for this recipe
You might also enjoy this syn free savoury mince recipe.
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