SERVES 4 READY IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES
21b/908g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 leeks, sliced
9oz/255g smoked back bacon, all visible fat removed, chopped
11b/454g turkey breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
A small handful of fresh thyme leaves, chopped, reserving some to garnish
7oz/198g mushrooms, sliced
284ml chicken stock
1 level tbsp vegetable gravy granules
15oz/425g carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Put the potato chunks in a large pan of water and bring to the boil. Cover and cook for 20 minutes until tender.
2 Meanwhile, place a deep pan sprayed with Fry Light over a high heat and cook the leeks and bacon for 5 minutes Add the turkey, thyme leaves and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Stir in the gravy granules, cover and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes.
3 Drain the potatoes and leave to steam dry for a few minutes. Cook the carrots in a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes. Mash the potatoes and season to taste. Garnish with the reserved thyme and serve with the carrots and mashed potato
Syns per serving: • Extra Easy 1
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.