Ready in 45 minutes
500g lean lamb leg steaks, visible fat removed, diced
2 tsp ground cumin
400g fat-free natural Greek yogurt
120g plain dried couscous
3 peppers (any colour), deseeded and finely diced
150g pomegranate seeds
25g fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red onion, sliced into chunks
Pinch of sweet or hot smoked paprika, to serve
Lemon wedges, to serve
1 cucumber, peeled into ribbons with a veg peeler, to serve
1 Put the lamb, cumin and 200g yogurt in a bowl with some salt. Stir to coat the lamb, then set aside to marinate for a few minutes.
2 Make up the couscous according to the pack instructions (without butter or oil). Fork through the couscous to fluff up the grains, season to taste and stir through the peppers, pomegranate seeds and most of the parsley. Mix the remaining yogurt with the garlic and set aside.
3 Heat your grill to its highest setting and line a baking tray with foil. Thread the lamb and onion onto 8 skewers. Place on the baking tray and grill for 6-7 minutes on each side until the lamb is cooked through, and the onion is charred and softened. Turn the couscous onto a serving platter and top with the kebabs. Sprinkle the lamb with a little paprika and scatter over the remaining parsley. Serve with the lemon wedges for squeezing over, and the garlic yogurt and cucumber on the side.
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.