Thursday, 25 June 2015

Slimming world my favourite food staple




This week I maintained my weight loss journey, I'm glad I did I was expecting a gain, I don't know if you feel the same, but this week has been an emotional one, what is the one thing you do when you are emotional whether it be happy or sad I always find myself turning to food, but not vegetables or fruit I don't want healthy I want takeaways especially dominoes pizza its actually my favourite, of course not forgetting my love for chocolate, so I basically sabotaged my own journey, this week one of the meals I have cooked is cottage pie from Slimming worlds Food glorious food book, this is one of my favourite meals and the boys enjoy it too not only that there is enough left over to save some for the rest of the week either freezing or placing it in the fridge for the next day - so here is the recipe.



Free On Extra easy -
It is easy to make, just make sure you prepare everything before you start to make it.

  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and chopped 
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 red onion finely chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • two celery stick's finely chopped
  • two carrots peeled and chopped finely 
  • 500g 5% fat lean minced beef 
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • 2 tsp dried oregano 
Cook the potatoes in a pan of lightly salted boiling water for 12-15 minutes - or until tender mash until smooth season well and set aside.
meanwhile spray a large frying pan with the low calorie cooking spray on a high heat add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots and stir fry for five minutes then add the mince and stir fry for a further five minutes until brown.
Then add the tomatoes, stock, sweetener, and oregano bring to the boil and and then turn the heat down low let it simmer for 12-15 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/ Fan 180C/Gas 6.
Transfer the beef mixture to a large casserole dish and spread the mashed potatoes on the top, smoothing the surface with the fork bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling - don't forget to fill up the other half of your plate with super free vegetables!
  

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