14/03/2016

Syn free beef lasagne

Just like the spaghetti carbonara, I would never have believed this meal was Syn free if you'd put it in front of me in a restaurant. It's hard to imagine from looking at some of these meals that they can help you lose weight. But that's the magic of Slimming World.

This was made Syn free by using the 30g Parmesan as my healthy extra A.

This is a Slimming World recipe, taken from the website to serve four.

Ingredients

  • 500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 courgette, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g passata
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 500g fat free natural yogurt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 dried lasagne sheets
  • 160g reduced-fat cheddar cheese 

To serve

  • Mixed Salad

Method

  1. Place a large, non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add the beef mince, red pepper, courgettes, onion and garlic and stir-fry for 6-8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, passata and dried herbs, season well and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Meanwhile mix together the yogurt, eggs and nutmeg until smooth. Season well.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas 6. Spray a medium-sized lasagne dish with low calorie cooking spray. Spoon half the mince mixture into the base and top with half of the lasagne sheets. Spread over half of the yogurt mixture and top with the remaining mince mixture. Top with the remaining lasagne sheets, spread over the remaining yogurt mixture
    and sprinkle over the cheese.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with the mixed salad.
I made it to the recipe, split it between four dishes and stuck two in the freezer for another night's tea. Winning!

Since Tom isn't sticking to Slimming Worls religiously, he had his with chips. So if you're cooking for a family or a partner, it's easy to serve theirs with chips and/or garlic bread and you still enjoy your salad. There's nothing worse than having to cook separate meals for everyone when you're trying to eat well, and this way you don't have to!

If you're not using reduced fat cheddar as your HEA you'd need to count it as six syns.



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