Recipes for a light Christmas…

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I’m not actually on a diet myself right now, though heaven knows I need to be. Christmas is always an indulgent period and if anything is going to derail you from your healthy eating and weight loss regime it’s going to be the festive period for sure! Whilst it is good to indulge yourself every now and again, and certainly kick back a bit at Christmas I know that not everyone wants to go overboard so this new recipe book from weight-loss organisation Slimming World might be just the ticket.

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The book “A Slimming World Christmas” show you how to enjoy a super-slimming seasonal spread and features more than 60 recipes including starters, mains, sides, desserts and much much more.

If you are on a Slimming World diet, then it’s worth knowing that each of the recipes have been created to work with their Food Optimising healthy eating plan which as you might know means that there are many foods you can eat freely alongside controlled portions of the good stuff.

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The book is split into sections such as One Hour Menus, Wish Upon a Starter, The Main Attraction, All The Trimmings, A Sweet Christmas, Leftover Makeovers and Get The Party Started. Each recipe is accompanied by a full-page colour photo of the end result (always very important in my eyes!) with guidance for Slimming World participants as to whether it is “free” or has a “syn” count.

There were lots of great recipes that caught my eye and even though I am not currently on a Slimming World plan I will definitely be trying some of these out in the run-up to Christmas as I like the idea of being able to make healthier versions of some of my festive favourites. Recipes that I’ll be giving a whirl include;

Deluxe prawn cocktail
Christmas salad
Roast halibut with caper sauce
Festive apple and tomato chutney
Spiced clementine preserve
Cherry Christmas trifles
Turkey risotto
Poached salmon kedgeree

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There’s even a few festive drinks in there and I’ll definitely be trying the lime spritzer and lime and ginger are two of my favourite things together.

A Slimming World Christmas was published on 3rd November 2014 with an RRP of £4.95 and is available to buy in all Slimming World groups in UK and Ireland.

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