Dun, dun, DUNNNNN!
It’s usually around this time of year that the fear hits.
The realisation that before long the season will dictate that I need to squeeze the winter weight I've gained into summer frocks whilst avoiding causing offence to anyone who glances my way.
I’d usually start a faddy impossible-to-upkeep juice diet by now, before a drunken night out ending at a McDonalds puts paid to my new “healthy” juice regime
...and yet another summer of self-consciousness ensues.
18 months or so ago I joined Slimming World & successfully lost 2.5 stone.
Slimming World is not a diet per say more of a lifestyle change. Food optimisation that sub-consciously becomes second nature in maintaining & yup, you can still eat chocolate too!
Upon checking my blog's stats I noted one of the most viewed posts was a Slimming World recipe I published yonks ago.
I've decided to make Slimming World related content a regular thing as it’s also something I enjoy reading about on others' blogs too (Like VIPXO’s recent Slimming World post) whilst hoping, quite selfishly, that it will encourage me to stick at it...
Don’t worry you don’t need to be following Slimming World to enjoy the meals, nor need any fancy pants equipment.
I’m a novice in the kitchen and don’t have much time to spend prepping, so the recipes I post will be affordable and require minuscule skill and effort. So lets get started on recipe numero one then shall we!?
Chicken & Prosciutto Saltimaboca
Syn Free (If using cheese as your Healthy Extra ‘a’ choice) 6 if not.
- 3 Garlic (I’m lazy and use Tesco’s pre-chopped frozen garlic)
- 150g Ricotta Cheese
- 3 Tbsp Mixed Herbs
- Chicken Breast Fillets
- Proscitto (Parma Ham)
For Slimming World Chips:
- Maris Piper or other floury potatoes
- Salt or any seasoning you wish (Paprika…etc)
- Fry Light
Chuck it in a bowl and add the garlic and mixed herbs.
Give it a good ol' twirl.
Next take out your chicken breast from the fridge and make slits to the side creating a little envelope style pocket.
Remember to wash your hands when dealing with raw chicken, I know the goal is to loose weight but doing so via a bought of salmonella poisoning would. not. be. cool.
Next evenly (or messily like me) spoon the herby cheese mix into the pockets.
Then wrap the chicken in the ham, season, spritz with Fry Light & set aside.
Preheat your oven to 200oc
Next up slice your tatty’s length ways around 1cm thick to create your chips. You could make wedges instead if you fancy.
Most SW recipes say to chuck them straight in the oven but I prefer to slightly par-boil mine for around 8 minutes so they’re guaranteed to be light & fluffy on the inside.
Drain, empty into a roasting dish and season with a little salt.
Spray with Fry Light
Add both your chips and fancy pants chicken to the oven for 25 minutes. Ensure the chicken is cooked through before removing.
Take out, plate up & serve with seasoned veg or salad of your choice, et voila!
Deliciously healthy chicken & prosciutto saltimaboca.
….or cheesy chicken wrapped in posh ham if you’re common like me!
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