I have to admit to being boring as hell with breakfasts. I just want to get up and get working, so a bowl of porridge is my go to. However, I have discovered three amazing Slimming World breakfasts that now feature on a regular basis.
None of the following ideas takes much more time than my usual boring porridge really. The Slimming World full English is a favourite on Sunday mornings, preferably in bed with a cup of tea. Yes, I know – we are total slobs!
Even though I am now a target member of Slimming World, I do not intend to put the stone I have lost back on, so I will continue to experiment with this healthy and interesting way of eating. Best thing is, it is more than possible to eat in a Slimming World friendly way on a budget, and none of the following will break the bank.
Three amazing Slimming World breakfasts
I kept hearing about overnight oats but didn’t get round to trying them until recently. This is a bit silly as they are better for a warm summer’s morning than a bowl of hot oats, even though they contain similar ingredients.
I make mine with a frozen berry mix containing strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and redcurrants, but you could used other frozen fruit. If you use fresh, you might like to moisten your oats with a little fruit juice. You can put more or less of ingredient to suit your taste, but I tend to measure mine out using US measuring cups as follows.
For 1 person:
1/3 cup porridge oats (this is about 20g – half a healthy extra or about 4 syns)
1/3 cup fat free Greek yogurt (free)
1/3 cup mixed frozen berries (free)
A little honey or sweetener to taste if you need it, but don’t forget to count the syn values. I tend not to bother.
In a nice serving glass or jam jar, place half of your oats followed by half of the yogurt then half of the berries. Repeat. Cover and place your glass in the fridge overnight. Give it a stir when you come to eat it and sweeten if you want to.
My daughter saw someone making these on Instagram so we gave them a go. I couldn’t believe they would be nice. Not going to lie – they are basically a banana omelette! However, they really work.
I like them served with some kind of fruit, but they are good on their own. Use a decent non stick pan with Frylight (which is free) or they will stick and be horrible. I divide the mixture into 6-8 small pancakes as they cook more quickly.
For 1 person:
1 ripe banana (the riper the better)
2 eggs, beaten
Mash your banana well and add to the beaten eggs in a jug. Heat your pan and place large spoonfuls onto the surface. depending on the size of the pan, you might need to make them in two batches. Allow them to cook for about 4 minutes without burning, then turn and do the same on the other side.
I like mine quite well done, but if you prefer a paler pancake you could reduce the frying time. These are also a nice, dessert, although you could go made and have some maple syrup on them at 2 syns a level tablespoon. Banana when cooked is 4 syns per 100g (thanks Karol for the reminder).
Almost full English
I love a full English, but it’s normally rammed with fat. However, you only need to make a few small changes to make this completely free. This is the reason it is one of my favourite Slimming World breakfasts and, actually, I often have it for lunch too.
For 1 person:
2 large ripe tomatoes
2 rashers of bacon with all visible fat removed
Half a 540g can of new potatoes
You can add baked beans too if you are hungry!
Cut your tomatoes in half, sprinkle a little dried oregano on if you like and season with salt and pepper. Place under a hot grill with your bacon. Chop the potatoes and fry in Frylight in a non-stick pan or air fry them whilst the bacon and tomatoes are cooking (I prefer my air fryer, with a sprinkle of turmeric to make them golden).
Boil a small pan of water and when it is at boiling point but not bubbling, crack your eggs in to poach them.
When your eggs are set but still soft, serve everything. If you like tomato ketchup, 1 level tablespoon is just 1 syn. Of course, however you choose to cook your eggs, they will be free if you don’t add any oil or butter.
My list of delicious Slimming World breakfasts has made me really hungry! I hope you enjoy them. You can find further inspiration for your Slimming World journey in this post and some ideas for Slimming World friendly pasta dinners here.
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