Ready in about 25 minutes
Syns per serving: ½
300g dried basmati or long-grain rice
1 small cinnamon stick or ½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp turmeric
Low-calorie cooking spray
1 large red onion, sliced
2 level tbsp Thai red curry paste
2 large sirloin steaks, visible fat removed, thinly sliced
200g bag sliced kale
225g can bamboo shoots, drained
200ml beef stock
1 Cook the rice according to the pack instructions with the cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon, turmeric and a pinch of salt, then drain.
2 Meanwhile, spray a large, non-stick wok or frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Cook the onion until softened. Add the Thai red curry paste and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the beef, stir until coated in the paste, then cook for 1-2 minutes, or until cooked through.
3 Stir in the kale and bamboo shoots, then add the stock. Season, bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes. Divide the stir-fry between 4 bowls and serve with the rice.
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.
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