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Do you love a good ol’ spag bol, traditional Sunday roast or midweek chilli con carne? It’s great to have those favourite menu-fillers to fall back on – especially when you know you can enjoy delicious Slimming World versions and still lose weight! However, with more than 1,600 recipes on our member website, there’s definitely no shortage of choice when you do fancy a change. 

If you fancy shaking up your slimming menu, these refreshingly different recipes will tantalise your taste buds… 

Mushy pea curry 

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This weird and wonderful dish is ready in just 15 minutes (a true curry in a hurry!), it uses store-cupboard ingredients and it’s suitable for vegans, so it’s easy to see why Slimming World members love it!

More for members: Breakfast spaghetti, strawberry and black pepper meringues, chicken with 40 cloves of garlic… you’ll find all these and more quirky recipes here.

Indian breakfast bake

Our fantastic fusion recipe gives the traditional cooked breakfast a saucy, spicy twist. A delicious meal for any time of day.

Weetabix cake

This Slimming World classic tastes a bit like bread and butter pudding and it makes a brilliant breakfast or a tasty teatime treat. You absolutely can have your cake and still lose weight with Slimming World. On your marks, get set… bake!

More on the blog: Sample some of our slim-safe cakes (with not a soggy bottom in sight!) 

More for members: When you join Slimming World, you’ll get access to more than 1,600 recipes on our website and app, including a sweet sprinkling of sponges, loaf cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, biscuits, puddings, tarts, pies and more.

Baked bean quiche

Baked beans and brussels sprouts in a quiche? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! This scrummy Slimming World favourite is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner – and it makes a great on-the-go packed-lunch filler, too.

If you’re not keen on sprouts, this crustless red onion and courgette quiche might be a safer bet.

More for members: Get a lunch box full of ideas in Lunches that pack a punch 

Beer can chicken

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It’s not just the lager you use in this unconventional recipe, but the actual can itself, too (although please don’t eat that part!). The result is one of tastiest, juiciest chicken dishes we’ve ever tried.  

serves 5 
2 ½ Syns per serving 
ready in 1 hour 40 minutes

What you need:

1.5kg whole chicken (without giblets) 
1 large onion, cut into 8 wedges 
440ml can lager 
800g new potatoes, halved 
200g fat-free natural fromage frais 
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill or chives 
140g mixed salad leaves 
½ cucumber, sliced 
150g radishes, sliced 
fat-free vinaigrette, to taste 
lemon wedges, to serve 

For the spice rub: 
1 tbsp smoked paprika 
½ tsp cayenne pepper 
1 tsp cumin 
½ tsp fresh thyme leaves 
¼ tsp dried oregano 
¼ tsp garlic powder 

What you do: 

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Mix together all the spice rub ingredients with ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper. Remove any string from the chicken, then rub the spice mix all over the chicken. 

2. Put the onion in a deep casserole dish and pour over 150ml of the lager. Stand the partially full can in the middle of the dish, then carefully manoeuvre the cavity of the chicken over the can so the chicken stands upright – only the ends of the drumsticks should be touching the lager in the base of the dish. Cover with foil, then secure with kitchen string around the dish to help stop the steam escaping. Cook in the oven for 1 hour 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. 

3. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10-12 minutes. Drain well, leave to steam-dry, then stir through the fromage frais and dill or chives. 

4. Carefully lift the chicken from the can onto a large plate and discard the onion. Mix together the salad leaves, cucumber and radishes, pour over the vinaigrette, toss and set aside. Remove the chicken skin and discard, then slice the meat and divide between 4 plates along with the potatoes, the dressed salad and the lemon wedges for squeezing over. 

When you join Slimming World, you’ll get access to more than 1,600 recipes on the Slimming World website and app, as well as endless inspiration in your supportive local group – so you’ll never be stuck for what to cook! 

Find out more about joining Slimming World here.  

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