Slimming World’s new recipe book is just for you!

The fast pace of life today makes it harder and harder to make time for ourselves – which often means eating healthily falls by the wayside. Now the UK’s leading independent weight-loss organisation, Slimming World, has published a new recipe book perfect for those times when cooking is ‘just for you’.

Meals for One has been created in response to huge demand, as slimmers look for ways to fit Slimming World’s famous Food Optimising plan into their lives in as many ways as possible.

Oliver Maxey, Cookbook Editor at Slimming World, said: “People don’t want to have to fit their lives around a weight-loss plan; they want the weight-loss plan to fit around their lives! We pride ourselves on listening and responding to feedback – so when members asked for more single-serving recipes, we gladly took up the challenge! This collection of dishes is perfect when cooking just for you – but can also easily be scaled up when entertaining friends and family."

Ideal for students, busy mums, those who live alone or just people who fancy a little ‘me’ time, Meals for One features a range of delicious recipes, as well as a handy section on batch cooking.

Readers will be treated to a collection of 60 super-satisfying dishes – from light bites like lemon and prawn crab pot and a quick chicken noodle soup, to magnificent mains such as eggy chip bake, king prawn dhansak and chipotle steak with sweet potato chips. Even better, when friends or family are eating with you too, it’s easy to increase the amounts to feed a crowd.

What’s more, there’s an inventive chapter on batch cooking featuring three ‘master’ recipes, which takes a staple dish (such as BBQ pulled chicken) and shows the reader three clever twists for each one. You’ll also find easy puds like blackberry Eton mess and a chocolate and coconut soufflé to give any meal the perfect finish.

Oliver Maxey, Cookbook editor
“People want a weight-loss plan to fit around their lives!
Oliver Maxey, Cookbook editor

Every recipe in Meals for One is based on Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan, which allows slimmers to satisfy their appetite on everyday foods like fruit and veg, meat, chicken, fish, pasta, rice, potatoes and more, so there’s no need to go hungry while losing weight.

Oliver continues: “We love the fact that our recipes can be enjoyed by people with wildly varying tastes and appetites – and Meals for One certainly adds something different to our collection. We can’t wait for members to start enjoying the delicious dishes we’ve pulled together.”

The collection suits all cooking abilities and each recipe is accompanied by a photo of the finished article to help inspire even the most inexperienced cooks.

Meals for One will be available in all Slimming World groups in the UK and Ireland, priced £4.95/€7.95, from April 4th, 2016. 

Notes to Editors

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 groups held weekly across the UK and Republic of Ireland via a network of 4,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques.

Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and a recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.

For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.

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