200g carrots, chopped
1 large garlic clove
5-6 green or red jalapeño pepper slices from a jar
2 x 400g cans butter beans, drained and rinsed
Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
1 medium egg
900g potatoes, cut into chips
Low-calorie cooking spray
4 x 60g wholemeal rolls
1 lettuce, leaves torn
160g reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
Mixed salad, to serve
Put the carrots and garlic in your food processor and pulse into small pieces. Add the jalapeños, beans, coriander and egg. Season lightly and blend until combined. Tip into a bowl and, using your hands, shape the mixture into 4 burgers. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
Preheat your oven to 240°C/fan 220°C/gas 9. Cook the chips in a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain, return to the pan and cover. Allow to cool slightly, then shake to roughen the edges. Spread out on a non-stick baking tray, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and season.
Spray the burgers with low-calorie cooking spray on both sides and place on a foil-lined baking tray. Cook the chips and burgers in the oven for 25-30 minutes, turning the chips halfway. Let the burgers rest for a few minutes before serving.
Split the rolls and fill each with lettuce and a burger, topped with a quarter of the cheese slices. Replace the roll lids, and serve with the chips and a mixed salad.
Helping you to get motivated
When you join Slimming World, you’ll become a member of a large supportive community of people in a similar situation to you, with a wealth of advice and tips on recipe ideas, meal planning and motivation whenever you need it.
You’ll also be assigned your own highly-trained consultant — a former member who can help you to set your own weight-loss and fitness goals. Members agree that this support is often key to their success.
You can choose between joining your local group or online.
If you’d like to join a group, please contact your local Consultant to find out how your group is running safely in line with local and national guidance.
All offer full details of how Slimming World’s Food Optimising programme works.
There is a huge list of Free Food to choose from, which doesn’t need to be weighed, calorie counted or measured.
You can also snack on these to satisfy your hunger in between meals.
In addition, you are encouraged to eat measured quantities of certain foods, known as ‘Healthy Extras’ that provide nutrients essential for a healthy, balanced diet.
These include milk and cheese (for calcium) and cereals and wholemeal bread (for fibre and minerals).
And so you never feel deprived you can enjoy limited amounts of treats which are higher-calorie, less filling foods that include chocolate, crisps and alcohol.