So in my last post HERE I told you that I was giving Slimming World’s new SP plan a go as I had put on a lovely 3lbs over the four days of Christmas and really needed to get back on track to losing my four stone! My weigh in day is Wednesday evenings (Westbourne in Dorset) and I’ve been on this protein and super food option since Friday and have so far found it relatively OK.
I have had a little cheeky weigh in on my crappy Argos scales over the weekend and it says that I’ve lost 4lbs which I’m not going to really trust but it did give me that much needed boost. I’ve mainly been surviving off chicken but I’m not going to lie I have missed potato massively and more to the point sweet potato that I would usually chip and then coat in Frylight and herbs (I’m dribbling thinking of them!).
But sweet potatoes aside this SP plan has made me far more creative with food and seen my buying foods that I wouldn’t normally put in my virtual shopping basket. Yellow split peas for example who knew that these sweetcorn looking things would be both filling and yummy in stews and probably something I’d put in a bolognese too.
Here are some dishes I have so far created.I will of course report back after weigh in on Wednesday to tell you how much I’ve lost.
So this is how the plan started with copious amounts of fruit (also more fruit in that brown bag) which has been great snacks between meals and when I need that sweet fix.
So this was seriously a monster of an omelette complete with mushrooms, pepper, Quorn sausages, tomato and lots of herbs (as always) and red onion. It also doubled up as lunch the next day as it was so filling and really did taste good.
This might look a bit disgusting and took a stupid amount of time to prepare and cook without the aid of a slow cooker but it really wasn’t that bad to eat. Substituting Bisto for Oxo stock cubes didn’t really make too much of a difference once a load of veg was shoved in. Complete with yellow split peas, mushrooms, courgette, broccoli, beef, herbs and spinach this was a meal that was completely free in terms of syns and ticked all the boxes for the SP plan.
Let me know what you’ve been cooking as I’m always needing some inspiration for dinners.