Sunday, 21 September 2014

Crash hot potatoes (slimming world friendly)

Here is another great potato side dish to go with meals. It gets boring with mash and wedges so these are just something a little bit different. I found the recipe ages ago on the 'Pioneer woman' website and just used low calorie spray oil instead of the olive oil she uses. It's incredibly simple and very tasty.

The other thing that's good with these is you can make them in advance and cook them and leave them to one side and just reheat quickly in a hot oven to crisp them up again so can make dinner really quickly (always a bonus).

Crash Hot Potatoes

8 or more new potatoes
salt and pepper
low cal spray oil

Boil the potatoes whole in lots of boiling salted water for about 20 minutes until they are cooked. Spray a large flat baking tray with oil and place the potatoes on the tray making sure they are separate and not touching.

Get a potato masher or a fork and press down firmly on the top of each potato so the skin spilts and is crushed slightly. Spray the potatoes with oil and season well with salt and pepper.

Cook in a hot oven gas 7/ 220/ 425 for 25 minutes or more until browned and crispy.

Syn free on extra easy

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Oat Cookies (slimming world friendly)

I found  few different cookie and biscuit recipes that could be slimming world friendly so sorry cant credit everyone but have tweaked the method and cooking a bit and was very pleased with the results.

I was thinking these would be especially good for anyone who doesn't like to eat breakfast and great to anyone who has to eat on the run or as an evening or mid morning snack.

This recipe makes about 10 cookies (depending how big you make them) and if you use the 35g of oats as your healthy extra they are syn free! If you are counting the oats as syns then the cookies work out at about 1/2 syn each.

Oat Cookies 

35g porridge oats
1 egg
4 tbsp granulated sweetener
1 tsp vanilla essence 

Mix everything together well then leave to stand for about 15 minutes. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place small teaspoonsful of the mixture on the tray. Flatten them down a little if you want the cookies flatter.

Bake at gas 5 / 190/ 350 for 8 minutes then take them out turn them over and bake for another 2 minutes.