I’m all over this weekend’s family Slimming World meals. I’m taking control and if I let my fiance sort the food, then this house would be take away city, but I know who to count on if I don’t want a tempting chocolate in sight (they’d be gone in a flash!)
As it’s coming towards the end of the month again, we’ve ran out of some essentials and it seems that this type of what’s-left–in-my-cupboard recipe are very popular on my blog, so it makes sense. I’m taking a stab in the dark in guessing that it’s because they feature the more accessible ingredients that people have in with a no messing about approach.. Besides, I’d hate to think I’m alienating people with obscure ingredients that one may only get occasional use out of and after all, healthy eating should be as easy as possible, right?
This meal is also packed full of complex carbohydrates so it should keep you fuller for longer and crave less, which is perfect to avoid many of the temptations that our weekends tend to offer us!
Now please note though, if you have a tin of kidney beans, chickpeas or similar, then please please please don’t feel you need to use my 134g dried Deluxe Bean Mix – I’ve shamefully had this bag for years and wanted to see it to the end to clear my accumulating shelves.
3 large chicken breasts, diced
2 onions, sliced
2 garlic clove, minced
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and diced
1/2 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and diced
2 tins of baked beans
134g dried deluxe bean mix soaked overnight (please substitute with a drained 420g tin of chickpeas, kidney beans or similar
2 chicken stockcubes
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp dried coriander leaf
1 tbsp dried basil
Rice to serve
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1. Spray a large frying pan with frylight and cook the chicken until golden.
2. Next add the onions, garlic and spices and fry for a further 5 minutes.
3. Now transfer everything in to the Slow Cooker excluding the herbs, place on the lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
4. Once the 6 hours is up, stir in the dried herbs and leave for 5 minutes to infuse and serve with rice or Slimming World style chips.
Let me know what you thought of this meal and bear in mind,
Tastefully Vikkie x