Ready in about 35 minutes, plus cooling and chilling
Syns per serving: 2
500g pink rhubarb stalks, trimmed
2 pared strips of orange zest
½ tsp ground ginger (optional)
3 level tbsp sweetener granules
100g plain quark
100g fat-free natural Greek yogurt
200g chilled low-fat custard
1 Preheat your oven to 150°C/fan 130°C/gas 2. Shave 8 ribbons off the rhubarb stalks using a sharp veg peeler. Curl up each ribbon, then place on a non-stick baking tray, and bake for 20 minutes, or until crisp. Remove from the oven and set aside.
2 Meanwhile, cut the rest of the rhubarb into small chunks. Put in a lidded, non-stick saucepan with the orange zest, ginger (if using), sweetener and 1 tbsp water, and place over a low heat. Cover and cook for 3 minutes, or until the juices start to run. Uncover and simmer for a further 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently, until the juices have evaporated and you have a thick purée. Leave to cool, then cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
3 Mix the quark, yogurt and custard in a bowl, then stir through most of the rhubarb purée to create a marbled mixture. Divide between 4 dessert glasses. Top each with a quarter of the remaining purée and 2 baked rhubarb ribbons, and serve.
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.