Serves: 4 Prep. time: 10 minutes Cook time 35 minutes Total time: 30-60 Minutes
Syns per serving: ♦ G FREE ♦ Extra Easy: FREE
4 red peppers
6 tbsp freshly chopped basil
6 tbsp fat-free vinaigrette
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
100g cherry tomatoes
6 spring onions
175g mozzarella cheese
110g boiled basmati rice
60g sweetcorn kernels
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 200″C/180*C Fan/Gas 6. Halve the peppers horizontally, place on a baking tray cut side up and set aside.
2. Make the pesto: place the basil, vinaigrette, garlic and lemon zest in a food processor, blend until fairly smooth then transfer to a bowl.
3. Halve the tomatoes, finely chop the spring onions and cut the mozzarella into small cubes. Add to the pesto along with the rice and sweetcorn. Season and toss to mix well.
4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pepper halves. Place in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes until the peppers have softened and are starting to char at the edges. Serve immediately accompanied with pasta or salad
Tip: This recipe is not suitable for home freezing.
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.