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Xin nian kuai le! Tomorrow (12th February 2021) marks the start of the Chinese New Year – a fabulous festival filled with glowing lanterns, fantastic fireworks and, of course, a brilliant banquet of oriental treats!

With Slimming World Chinese recipes, you can enjoy every bit of the celebrations, all while staying bang on plan. Whether you fancy a sizzling stir-fry or a fiery fakeaway, our lovely members know how to create an unbeatable Asian-inspired feast – and you’ll find lots more inventive ideas at your Slimming World group or in our online community. So ditch the takeaway menu and kick off the fun with one of these delicious Slimming World Chinese recipes…

Slimming World Chinese recipes

Chicken curry and stir-fried beef

Why restrict yourself to just one colourful Chinese dish when you could enjoy two on the same plate! Sam (@girl_eats_sw) doubled down on her Slimming World fakeaway with this creative combo of chicken curry and stir-fried beef (marinated in soy, chilli and garlic) – and all slimming-friendly. We think you’ll agree that the results taste twice as nice as a takeaway!

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Our Chinese-style chicken curry is a doddle to make at home, or beef up your meals with a bowlful of these brilliantly saucy Korean beef noodles.

Egg-fried rice

No Chinese New Year feast would be complete without a bowlful of the Chinese classic egg-fried rice, and Ana’s (@Anamantovani) quick and easy chicken version looks lip-smackingly good.

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“Chinese New Year celebrations SW style!” she says. “Less sugar, salt, fat and no losses on the amazing taste!”

Egg-fried rice goes great as a side with our slow-cooked sweet and sour chicken or our super sticky chicken recipes. Or you could make it an extra special celebration by serving up a wok-ful of our glorious Chinese banquet rice.

Teriyaki tofu

If you’re continuing on with Veganuary, there are lots of delicious Slimming World Chinese recipes that can be made in a vegan-friendly way! I marinate tofu in a home-made teriyaki sauce to make a tasty stir-fry that has a lovely chilli kick – and it only takes 20 minutes to throw together.

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Vegetable chow mein recipe

makes 4
½ Syn per portion
ready in 20 minutes

What you need:

100ml hot vegetable stock
3 level tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
low-calorie cooking spray
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger
300g mixed exotic mushrooms
200g mangetout, finely sliced
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
300g dried egg noodles
6 spring onions, finely shredded
1 level tsp toasted sesame oil

What you do:

1. Mix together the vegetable stock, rice wine and soy sauces. Set aside.
2. Spray a wide non-stick wok or frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger, mushrooms, mangetout and carrot. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until the mushrooms start to colour. Add the vegetable stock mixture and cook for 1 minute.
3. Cook the noodles according to the pack instructions, then drain. Toss through the vegetable mixture with the spring onions and sesame oil. Divide between 4 bowls to serve.

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Food is a huge part of any festivity, and with Slimming World you can enjoy every moment – and every mouthful! You’ll receive lots of support and ideas to slim through any event at your local Slimming World group or in our lively online community. Plus, you’ll be able to check out our fantastic cookbook collection, including Slimming World’s Fakeaways, available in groups and in our online shop, and get access to over 1,500 recipes on our website. It’s everything you need to create a fabulous Food Optimising feast for any occasion.

Send us your slimming-friendly food photos (or share on social using #theSlimmingWorldblog), and let us know what Chinese New Year feasts – or other fakeaway ideas – you’ve discovered this month.

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