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How to help your family make healthy choices

May 6, 2017

When you mention the words healthy eating to your family do they recoil in horror?! That’s what happens all too often as soon as a new diet or healthy regime is mentioned, but if you can take your family along with you on your lifestyle change not only will it make it easier for you to stick to, but it will also positively impact their lives too. This means that as a family you can learn to make better choices together for a happier, healthier lifestyle. (more…)

How to have a Skinni fry up

April 29, 2017

Fry up and diet aren’t two words that you’ll often see together, but having a healthy fry up isn’t as difficult as it may sound. Thanks to the Skinni breakfast pack, and a few small tricks to reduce the overall calories you can have a fry up that is healthy, packed full of protein and if you’re on Slimming World can be Syn Free!   Making it a great treat for the weekend or hearty meal after your morning workout. The Skinni breakfast pack has all your favourites, whether you prefer square or link sausages, black pudding or haggis, and of course no fry up would be complete without bacon!  The breakfast pack contains all of these so that you can vary what’s in your breakfast and you’ll never be bored. How to make your fry up For a classic fry up of sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried potatoes, eggs and beans simply follow these instructions. Preheat your grill and boil your potato (1 medium potato per person). Grill your sausages and bacon until they are cooked through. While your meat is cooking add your mushrooms, tomatoes and potato (sliced) to a pan with a little bit of spray oil and fry until the veg is soft and the potatoes are golden brown. Heat your beans, cook your eggs your favourite way (remember, only spray oil if you are frying) and put it all together on a plate and there you have it, the perfect fry up! Want to make sure you keep your fry up healthy? Follow these top tips:

  • Grill your meat instead of frying
  • Use leaner meat options that are low in fat and high in protein
  • Use spray oil or cooking spray instead of real oil
  • Swap your white bread for a slice of wholemeal when making toast
  • Try a poached or boiled egg instead of a fried egg
  • Instead of ketchup or brown sauce use the sauce from baked beans or some tinned tomatoes

 

The slim but mighty Skinni Range Breakfast Pack is protein rich, low in fat and includes all your breakfast favourites. If you want to find out more you can see what’s included here.

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Keep everyone happy while you’re on a diet with these great mince recipes

March 17, 2017

As soon as you mention the word diet everyone assumes that any sort of exciting food needs to be cut out of your life, but that simply isn’t true! Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, and now, thanks to SkinniRange, you have even more ways to create meals that your whole family will love and you can eat too!  We aim to make it easier for you to stick to your diet and avoid the need to make more than one meal for the family at dinner. (more…)

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Dreaming of a Skinni Christmas?

November 30, 2016

It’s the time of year famous for over-indulging, where everything seems to be dipped in chocolate or wrapped in bacon.  So how on earth do you enjoy your Christmas dinner without having to sacrifice your calorie goals? The bird Choosing a good quality turkey as the centrepiece of the meal is a good start.  Turkey is a naturally lean meat packed full of protein and B vitamins.  It is low in saturated fat and low in calories – even lower than chicken.  So eat up!  Pre-order your Skinni Christmas Turkey here. The veggies Pack your plate full of colourful vegetables and you can’t go wrong.  Delicious and filling they are the perfect complement to your turkey. The potatoes You can still have roasties – just choose to coat them in a low fat cooking spray, like coconut oil spray, rather than dosing them with olive oil.  Par boil and give them a good shake in a colander before you put them in the roasting dish to create lots of rough edges which will go lovely and crispy without all the fat. The stuffing Why not exchange the sausage meat in your stuffing for Skinni links and see how many calories you can save?  Here’s our quick win Sausage & Herb Stuffing recipe to help you out.

  1. Squeeze out the sausage meat from your Skinni pork links, into a good size mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in the zest of half a lemon, some finely chopped onions and sage and parsley to taste.
  3. Add one beaten egg to bind it all together, cover and leave in the fridge for a few hours.
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 180° and spray a baking tray with some cooking spray.
  5. Roll the mixture into balls and place a few centimetres apart on the tray.
  6. Cooking time will vary depending on how large you roll your balls. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through and golden on the outside.

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