Hi all. Thank crunchy it's Friday!
It has been a long week!! We survived our first week back to school but finding really hard to settle back into the routine. I really don't know where the time goes sometimes...my 13-year-old daughter has started 2nd year in Secondary school and my 10 year old son is now in 5th class!
Before I started Slimming World we used to get take away meals on Friday nights and eat it in front of the TV watching a nice movie. I used to look forward to a night off cooking after a full week of doing cleaning, washing, school runs and helping with homework.
Since I joined Slimming World in September 2013 however, I have been very conscious of what we eat and try to prepare healthy meals all the time (although I admit I do cheat once in a while...oops!) The main thing is I get back on track straight away; whenever I am tempted to have a bad meal I say to myself: "NO FOOD TASTES AS GOOD AS SKINNY FEELS"...
I love cooking and trying new recipes. I sometimes get inspired by a recipe I have seen on a magazine or website, and sometimes I like to make my own recipe Slimming World friendly.
Tonight we were so tempted to order a Chinese dinner as a Friday night/back to school treat. It would have been so easy. Instead I decided to get into the kitchen and make a curry! Well done me!! (Round of applause).
Soon after I joined Slimming World last year, I heard talking about mushy pea curry. Well... I must admit it took me about 8 months before I found the courage to try it! Don't get me wrong, I love curries, but I can't stand mushy peas. I don't like their taste, texture and I am also put off by the smell. Yuck!
Surprisingly enough, not only I loved the mushy peas curry but even the kids seem to really enjoy it! It tastes as good as any takeaway and syn free on Extra Easy.
How things change in a year...we still have family nights and we all watch a movie together but we also enjoy a beautiful healthy meal!
Here is the recipe:
MUSHY PEAS CURRY
INGREDIENTS: (syn-free on Extra Easy)
For the sauce:
2 tins of mushy peas
1 tin of baked beans
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp curry powder (I like using the hot curry powder, but you can use the mild one if you prefer)
4 medium sized chicken breasts
2 medium sized green peppers
2 garlic cloves
- Blend the mushy peas, baked beans, chopped tomatoes and curry powder and set aside.
- Dice up the chicken and vegetables, spray a pan with Frylight and cook till softened.
- Add the sauce and simmer till chicken is fully cooked.
- Serve with boiled rice or Slimming World chips.
We can never agree whether to have it with chips or rice so I usually make a bit of both and everybody is happy!
After this lovely dinner it's time to put my feet up and enjoy a lovely glass of red wine.(175ml 6 syns)
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!!