Sumptuous Smoky Sloppy Joes

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Sumptuous Smoky Sloppy Joes, fun to say, fun to make, fun to eat.  I’m always on the hunt for new ways to use beef mince & this did not disappoint with a gorgeous smoky depth of flavour and crispy chunky homemade oven fries to accompany it for a huge satisfying but healthy meal. Continue reading

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Guiltless Smokey Steak Burger with a Velvety Soft Fried Egg & Peppery Rocket on a Wholemeal Burger Bun

The stuff Saturday Night dinner dreams are made of. Indulge in a gorgeous juicy burger made with healthy lean steak mince & a silky egg full of protein with some healthy wholemeal carbs to encase it all in, just superb.10 Smartpoints for this glorious burger how good is that! (5sp on No Count) I hope you’re having a Fabulous Saturday Night  Continue reading

Supermac’s and Papa John’s Menu Smartpoints 

Now I think Curry Chips with Cheese is purely an Irish thing but I could be very mistaken & sure where else would you get such a culinary delight but only in our very own home grown Supermacs! Here are all the Smartpoints for some yummy treats if you’re visiting and considering chicken & protein are our new best friends on plan some of the Smartpoints are very reasonable indeed. I like to be armed with the information so if I’m caught off guard or I’m planning a treat at least I can make an informed decision on what the best options are for me. I hope you find it useful too x Continue reading

Burger King Menu

I have a Whopper of a post for you & just in time for the weekend too! It’s only the King of Burgers, Burger King in lovely propoint form! Whether you pop in for Brekkie first thing, Lunch whilst out shopping or Dinner after the cinema I have you covered! Knowing the points values can help you make an informed decision on what’s right for you. A quick note to say all of these points were worked out using the nutritional information from the actual Burger King Official Website in the last few days so they are current & correct to the best of my knowledge. The information is available on their site if you wish to double check anything yourself. I hope you enjoy! 💕🍔🍟    

Juicy Double Bacon Cheese Burger on a Brioche Bun with Spicy Taco Sauce & Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash Fries accompanied by Creamy Homemade Crème Fraiche Coleslaw

  
All of this can be yours for just 11 propoints (6pp F&H) who said Healthy Eating can’t be fun! 

For the Burgers:

500g Lean Steak Mince (5% Fat)

1 Onion Very Finely Diced

½ Tsp Mustard Powder

A Couple of Splashes of Worcestershire Sauce

¼ Tsp Spicy Smoked Paprika

1 Tsp Dried Parsley

½ Tsp Dried Oregano

½ Tsp Garlic Granules  

For the Taco Sauce:

4 Tbsps Lighter than Light Mayonnaise

2 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup

A Pinch of Spicy Smoked Paprika

A Splash of Tabasco

To Serve:

1 Aldi Brioche Burger Bun

A Couple of Leaves of Baby Gem Lettuce

Red Onion Sliced into Rounds

Sliced Tomato

8 Bacon Medallions

4 Reduced Fat Cheese Slices

For the Butternut Squash Fries:

2 Large Butternut Squash Peeled & Diced into Chip Shapes

A Handful of Fresh Rosemary Leaves Chopped  

For the Coleslaw:

Grated Carrot (1 medium)

Grated White Cabbage (about ¼ or so)

49g Half Fat Crème Fraiche

Salt & Black Pepper  

Grate the Carrot & White Cabbage in a food processer using the grating attachment. Place in a bowl with the crème fraiche & season with salt & black pepper. Cover with cling film & refrigerate until needed. Mix all the Taco Sauce ingredients well in a bowl until fully combined, cover with cling film & refrigerate until needed. Meanwhile combine all the burger ingredients together well in a bowl, try not to compact the meat too much with your hands, lightly mix it to avoid dense burgers. Divide the mixture into 8 meatballs & flatten them down to form 8 thin burger patties (these are thinner than my usual burgers but you get 2 so it’s essentially the same amount of meat in the end). Some of the diced onion might not make it into the patties & get left in the bowl this is fine the onion is for flavour & also to bulk the burgers out so don’t worry too much about leftovers as long as all the meat is used. These can be made in advance & covered & refrigerated until needed if necessary. Preheat your oven to 200c. Blot the Butternut Squash Fries with Kitchen roll to remove any additional moisture & Place them in a single layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper & sprayed with oil. Spray the chips with oil & season with salt & black pepper & scatter with the chopped Rosemary Leaves. Bake for 15 minutes, take out of the oven for 15 minutes & place back into the preheated oven for a further 15 to 20 minutes. Fry the red onion rounds & bacon in a hot pan sprayed with oil for approximately 5 or 6 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the pan & keep warm. Fry the Burgers in the hot pan sprayed with oil for approximately 3 minutes each side or until fully cooked through & browning. Assemble the 4 burgers by laying the lettuce, tomato & red onion on your bun, lay a burger on top & a cheese slice & bacon medallion on top of each burger. Repeat this layer topping with the taco sauce instead of a second cheese slice. Top with the bun lids & serve with the butternut squash fries & the coleslaw & Enjoy!

McDonalds Menu

Ba da ba ba ba I’m Lovin’ it. Have I got a treat for you! The Complete McDonalds Menu in Propoints format. No way! I’m way too good to ye! Here’s a handy visual guide I compiled especially for you to take with you on the go so you can make the best decisions while eating in everyone’s favourite fast food joint. Oops now I’m really craving a burger!        

Big Mac in a Bowl

  
Boom! Big Mac in a Bowl! Love Maccy D’s? Feel like you’re missing out on the big mac taste while on plan? At a whopping 13pp without fries a Big Mac quickly eats into your daily propoints values while you quickly eat into a big mac! but this Slimming World recipe has been doing the rounds for donkeys yonks & is a very tasty alternative at only 4pp & free on F&H! You can add a slice of nuclear processed reduced fat cheese á la Maccy D’s for an extra point on both plans. I have to admit I found the original recipe a little bland & added some dried parsley & a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce to the mince to taste. Serves 4 and it’s 1 syn if following slimming world. Here it is in all its glory:

Sprayoil 

400g lean 5% steak mince

1 onion finely chopped

1 clove garlic crushed (2 if desired)

Couple of splashes of Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp dried parsley 

Salt & freshly ground black pepper 

1/2 iceberg lettuce roughly shredded

8 gherkins sliced

1 small red onion diced

2 tomatoes roughly chopped 

For the SW Super Sauce:

3 level tbsp ligher than light mayo

5 tbsp fat free fromage frais

1 level tbsp American style mustard 

2 tbsp tomato purée 

2 tsp white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp onion granules

1/4 tsp sweet smoked paprika 

(4 slices low fat cheese slices if desired)

Spray a large, heavy-based non-stick frying pan with Frylight and place over a high heat. Add the beef, onion and garlic and stir-fry for 6-7 minutes or until the beef is cooked through and the onions have softened. Season well.

Meanwhile, put all the SW super sauce ingredients in a bowl with 4 tablespoons of water and whisk until well combined.

Mix together the lettuce, gherkins, onions and tomatoes and divide between four wide bowls. Spoon the beef mixture on top, drizzle over the SW super sauce (add cheese if using) and serve hot enjoy!