Syns per serving 2½
Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes
2 medium heads of cauliflower, cut into florets and stalks chopped into bite-size pieces
6 level tbsp sriracha hot chilli sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Juice and zest of ½ unwaxed lemon
800g floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper or King Edward, sliced into wedges
Low-calorie cooking spray
For the blue cheese sauce:
35g Dolcelatte cheese, crumbled
150g fat-free natural Greek yogurt
Juice of ½ lemon
1 small garlic clove, crushed
10g fresh chives, finely chopped
1 Preheat your oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7. Spread the cauliflower on 2 large, non-stick baking trays in a single layer and roast for 40 minutes, or until crisp. Meanwhile, mix together the sriracha, soy sauce, and lemon zest and juice, then set aside. In a food processor, whizz together all the blue cheese sauce ingredients, except the chives, until smooth. Stir through the chives, cover and set aside.
2 Reduce the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Transfer all the cauliflower to 1 tray. Pour over the sriracha mixture and toss to coat evenly. Spread the wedges on the empty tray in a single layer, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and season. Return the cauliflower to the oven, put the wedges on the shelf below and bake for 30 minutes.
3 Remove the cauliflower from the oven and leave to cool slightly. Turn the wedges and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Wilt the spinach in batches in a large, non-stick frying pan. Divide the cauliflower and spinach between 4 plates. Serve with the wedges and a quarter of the blue cheese sauce per person.
Fill up on Free Food®
All our meals are based on Slimming World Free Food – nutritious, everyday foods that fill you up for fewer calories, meaning they’re great for weight loss! Free Food includes lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, pasta, rice, potatoes, pulses, fruit, veg and more. And you can eat these foods freely, making them perfect for satisfying the biggest of appetites. Some Free Foods have the extra bonus of being Speed Food – fruit and veg that are super-low in calories and keep you slimming beautifully. For the best results, always reach for Speed Food first in between meals and include at least a third of a plate of Speed Food at every meal, where it makes sense.
Add in Healthy Extras®
To help provide a good balance of nutrients, enjoy two measured portions of milk or cheese each day – your Healthy Extra ‘a’ choices. Options include 350ml skimmed milk or 250ml semi-skimmed milk; 40g reduced-fat or 30g full-fat hard cheese; 50g mozzarella (cow’s milk); 45g feta or 35g Danish blue, which can be eaten as part of a meal or snack. Also have one portion of wholemeal bread or breakfast cereal each day – your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice. To keep things simple we’ve built your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice into the menu plan each day.
Choose your Syns®
Foods and drinks that pose a risk to your weight loss – those high in fat or sugar, as well as alcohol – can be enjoyed as carefully counted Syns. We recommend you plan between 5 and 15 Syns into your day (see the bottom of the next page for some ideas).
Make simple swaps
To help protect your weight loss, choose the leanest meats and trim off any visible fat – cut the white bits off bacon and remove skin from poultry. Dry-fry or cook with low-calorie cooking spray rather than fat or oil, switch sugar for sweetener, and swap cream and crème fraîche for fat-free natural yogurt or plain quark.