Tuesday 30 November 2021

Tuesday, 30-11-21

Good morning!

Just today to go and then the Festive Challenge starts - a month of meals with as much of a Christmassy link as I can manage.

I never thought I would get something I can adapt to make for SW from James Martin - he of the butter-with-everything approach - but I think I may have.
Look at this:

Yes, I will have to reduce the oil/butter and I will have to do some synning, but it sounds absolutely delicious - and I saw it on one of his Christmas programmes so it definitely counts towards the Christmas challenge..

Yesterday's meals:

Wow - very simple but just so delicious.  Potato waffle, smoked salmon and egg.  And mushrooms too.  
More filling than I expected.
For some reason, the soup came out a bit too thin so I thickened it a little bit with some cornflour for half a syn more.

Later on I had an apple.
A very yummy dinner indeed and pretty much effort free.  All those vegetables too.
I was full, no yogurt needed afterwards.

Today's meal plans:

B:  fruit platter
SW:  speed or free, no syns

L:  tomato and red pepper soup, croutons; fruit
My usual recipe but I will make double because of using a can of chopped tomatoes and freeze one portions for another time.
SW:  one healthy extra B for the croutons

D:  Tastily Swedish meatballs and mash, added veg; yogurt
This is the penultimate Tastily meal from the freezer and, although I have really enjoyed their meals, I probably won't be making it a regular thing, partly because they are very expensive for what they are and also because I do actually enjoy making my own meals.
SW:  I have just checked and Tastily meals are still not on the SW site so I have no idea of the syns but it's 492 calories which is fine for a main meal.  The yogurt is half a syn.

E:  strength and energy workout and maybe ballet exercises, both from Goldster

no healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
syns unknown because of the tastily meal - the first two meals are both syn free

From the freezer: 
the Tastily meal
bread for the croutons
frozen mixed veg

Monday 29 November 2021

Monday, 29-11-21

 Good morning!

While I was prepping my meals early yesterday morning, I was thinking what a great strategy this is for me.  I'm an early riser and get an awful lot done, I suspect, before the rest of the cul-de-sac stirs in their warm beds.
Yesterday, I had all the things I need out of the freezer and had prepped all my veg - potatoes, sweet potato, parsnip, carrots, cabbage, shallots and sprouts before seven o'clock.   The bacon and sausage were still frozen which is the only reasons the pigs weren't made too.

I tend to get less motivated as the day goes on and, if I have lots to do to make a meal, I tend to go for easier and less healthy options whereas, if everything is ready, I almost always stick with it.

Works for me!

Yesterday's meals:

A nice, simple breakfast.  The pear was delicious, the apple was delicious, the nectarine . . . wasn't!  I threw most of it away and vowed not to buy any more now until next summer.
Then I had a kvarg.
This was a roast dinner and a half - not far off a Christmas dinner, in fact.    Oh, it was so good.

No room for fruit afterwards and guess who fell asleep in the afternoon!

I had to turn the oven on to warm the plate but that was all.
I did all the root veg in the actifry (200C for 45 minutes) with half a tbsp oil so one and a half syns per meal, removing the paddle and adding some microwave softened shallots and the pigs for the last fifteen minutes and the slices of cooked chicken with five minutes to go.  The other veg cooked in the steamer so only one ring was used.
There was some washing up but not loads and I have the other half of all the veg (apart from the potato) for tomorrow - if I can manage it all!

The last of the teriyaki pork noodles and very tasty it was too.  After such a mega lunch, I didn't need or want a larger dinner.

The day finished off with a yogurt and an Options choccy drink for two syns and that was me done.

Today's meal plans:

B:  egg on potato waffle, bit of smoked salmon, mushrooms on the side
I dearly love this - it feels like a real treat, especially with the smoked salmon as well.
SW:  two syns for the potato waffle

L:  cheesy broccoli soup; fruit
I have a broccoli stalk to use up and this is such an easy soup.  The 'cheesy' bit is Laughing Cow triangles - two of them is more than enough.
SW:  half a healthy extra A for the cheese triangles

D:  cottage pie, veg; yogurt
I will use the last pot of savoury mince from the freezer and top it with the mix of potato and sweet potato with some grated cheddar that I love so much.  I have the  eg from yesterday to use up.
SW:  one healthy extra A for the cheese and half a syn for the dessert.

E:  it's circuits with Lindsey today, delivered online this week, and I might see what Goldster has to offer.

one and a half healthy extra As
no healthy extra Bs
two and a half syns

From the freezer:
potato waffles
savoury pork mince
maybe frozen veg
smoked salmon

Sunday 28 November 2021

Sunday, 28-11-21

 Good morning!
Yesterday was a Very Good Day to make up for my 'celebration' on Friday.  Onward and downward again now.
I did feel a bit peckish through the morning, particularly around eleven when I usually have breakfast so I suspect habit rather than real hunger.  It didn't hang around anyway.
It's good to know that I can do it, should I have a particularly busy sort of morning, and it's OK.  I'm thinking longer term here, not as a way of losing weight.

Yesterday's meals:

How I enjoyed this brunch and it was really nice to have proper sausages.  I've given up on the 'skinny' variety - I used to like them but recently, I don't know, maybe the recipe has changed but I really don't like them any more and I never did like the SW variety.  I will pay the syns for proper sausages from now on.
The hm hash browns were very nice.  Very obviously home made but they worked.

I followed this with three small easy peelers and I was stuffed!

Another filling meal.  I know it looks very beige but it was loaded with speed - those chips were butternut squash!
It filled me up and I had no room left for any yogurt.

Actually, I still feel fairly satisfied this morning!  Interesting.

Today's meal plans:

B:  fruit and yogurt
I have plenty of fruit, having bought loads at my weekly shop and I'm looking forward to this.

L:  roast chicken, assorted veg, roasties, pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce; fruit
I was going to Beth's for lunch but she's not very well so it's been postponed until another time.
I will use the last of the cooked and sliced roast chicken that I froze a while ago.  Come the new year, I will probably get some more as it is really nice to have pretty much a re-heat-ready roast dinner - the meat, anyway!  A roast dinner is really an easy meal, it just takes time.
The pigs are the LM red onion and rosemary sausages so will serve as both pigs and stuffing.  
And finally, I will do what I often do and deliberately make extra veg so I only have to reheat tomorrow.
SW:  the cranberry sauce is one and a half syns but the rest should all the speed and free.

D:  teriyaki pork noodles; yogurt
This is the last portion from the Hello Fresh meal.  It was very tasty but not really 'special' enough to make as a general rule and quite synful.
SW:  four syns for the pork noodles (but low in calories) and half a syn for the yogurt

E:  I'm trying a Goldster session on (don't laugh) Contemporary Ballet!

no healthy extra As
no healthy extra Bs
(but it's not a unhealthy day's food!)
six syns

From the freezer:
the teriyaki pork noodles meal
LM sausage

Saturday 27 November 2021

Saturday, 27-11-21

 Good morning!

Two pounds off this week.  I am so, so happy with that.  So I'm back into the nine stone whatever banding.  Also I was joint slimmer of the week which really made my day.  And all my Christmas jumpers fit again!

As a result, I most unwisely had a celebration.  Ooops.  It wasn't absolutely terrible but it has probably taken me above my calorie deficit.  Oh, well, not to worry, I'm back on it right away.

I'm having just two meals today as I fancy trying reducing my eating window to six hours which means eating brunch at around one.  Not every day, just occasionally and partly because I know that after yesterday's little indulgence, I really won't feel hungry until about one, not proper hungry.  Working with what I know.

Yesterday's meals:

A lovely breakfast of apple pie porridge, one of my favourites.
It took longer than expected to do the potato in the actifry but now I know how long it takes, I will always bake them that way, it was so easy;  all I needed to do was flip it over after half the time for evenness.  It was lovely and fluffy with the best crispy skin ever.  So delicious.

No dinner photo because no dinner.  I just didn't want anything after my 'little' celebration.

Today's meal plans: 

Brunch:  bacon, sausage, egg, hm hash browns, tomato and mushroom
Someone posted on our FB group a way of making hash browns using the actifry and, although I won't be doing it that way, I thought I would give the idea a go.  If it doesn't work, it's not the end of the world, after all.  It's supposed to be a cold day so it should be a perfect brunch and ought to see me through until dinner.
SW:  two syns for the sausage

D:  loaded steak burger, butternut squash chips, salad; yogurt
The steak burger will be loaded up with cheese, leaves and chutney and is the steak I had thawed out yesterday but never had.
The squash chips were prepped yesterday but ditto.  It's speed veg so that's good.
SW:  one and a half syns for cheese, one healthy extra B for the roll and  half a syn for dessert.

E:  I've signed up to Goldster and there's two classes I might try - Core Pilates and Core and Balance.  I will have to choose as they are both an hour and straight after each other.

one and a half healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
two and a half syns

From the freezer:
bread roll
steak (thawed yesterday)

Friday 26 November 2021

Friday, 26-11-21

Good morning!

Weigh in today.  Fingers crossed.  I'd like to have lost one and a half as that takes me back into the single digit stone range again.  That would feel major.  
However, we will see and what will be, will be!  I'm loving my food, really don't want to go for the higher calories 'tempting' stuff and have every motivation for continuing, especially with the Advent Challenge starting on Wednesday next.  Whatever the scales show, I'm happy with things right now.

Yesterday's meals:

A very yummy breakfast - kiwi, nectarine and east peeler with some Greek yogurt flavoured with some skinny syrup.  I find this sort of thing surprisingly filling.

The second of three portions of the turkey hotpot and just as satisfying as the first.

I didn't have any fruit - just wasn't hungry enough.
This lemon chicken stir fry was lovely although not very lemony.  Next time, I'd double the lemon and maybe add some zest as well.

A kvarg finished off the day nicely.

It's not been a hungry day today so very easy to stay on plan.

Today's plans:

B:  apple pie porridge
. . . because I simply love it
SW:  one healthy extra  for 40g porridge oats and half a healthy extra A for 125 mls semi skimmed milk.

L:  loaded jacket potato with cheesy bacon and mushroom filling, salad; fruit
I've discovered that one can bake a potato in the actifry for much less effort and time than in the oven AND get that lovely, crunchy skin I love so much.  At least, that's what I read!
I will scoop out the soft potato, mash it up with cheese, some quark, some cooked mushroom and bacon and some seasonings and then pop it back in for another few minutes to re-heat to piping hot (must remember not to use the paddle!)
Fingers crossed!
SW:  one healthy extra A for 30g grated cheddar (or I might use 45g so it makes two healthy extras - can't go wrong with cheese on a jacket potato!)

D:  steak, butternut squash fries, roasted tomatoes, chutney; yogurt
Not potato chips because I've already had some for lunch and anyway, I LOVE butternut squash fries
Instead of the chutney, I might try a sauce I saw Jamie make on one of his endlessly repeated Christmas specials.  It was just crème fraiche, horseradish sauce and mustard mixed together, that's all.  I'll do it using quark and see how it works.  If I like it, it will do for the Advent challenge as I saw it on a Christmas programme < grin >.
SW:  if I have 1 tbsp chutney, it will be between half and one and a half syns, depending on which one.  If I have the sauce, made with 10ml each of horseradish and mustard, it will be two syns.  Dessert is half a syn

E:  a walk

two healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
two and a half syns at most - and that is assuming the worst!

From the freezer:
the steak

Thursday 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25-11-21

Good morning!

Yesterday's meals:

I'm quite cross with myself.  I was in such a rush, I totally forgot to photo breakfast.  It was nice thought - porridge with mango.

Got to love leftovers!  The cheesy mash topping was specially yummy!

I had two easy peelers and an apple.
This was OK - just OK.  I didn't feel the excitement.  I added two cheese triangles to the mince and that worked quite well and made up my second A choice.
Dessert was a yogurt and about an hour later I gad a pear.  And that was it.

Today's plans:

B:  fruit salad and yogurt
I'm really feeling the urge to have lots of fresh fruit and veg at the moment.
SW:  speed and free, no syns

L:  turkey hotpot; fruit
Our version of hotpot anyway, an old family favourite, from the freezer.
SW:  free and speed, no syns

D:  lemon chicken stir fry, roasted tomatoes; yogurt
I found this in BBC Good Food.  https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sticky-lemon-chicken
I have frozen stir fry veg and will use them instead of the fresh veg because they are very convenient.  There's a few syns attached to the sauce but syns are not something that concern me right now, I'm keeping them very low.
SW:  one tsp honey is one syn, one level tsp cornflour is half a syn and I will use spray oil, of course.  I might use a bit more honey and cornflour but that won't be an issue.  Dessert is half a syn

E:  garden work

no healthy extras - I don't need them for today's food
estimated four syns max

From the freezer:
stir fry veg

Wednesday 24 November 2021

This week's Slimming World food haul and a couple of other things.

 Good afternoon.  It's been a busy day so this is up later than usual.  It wasn't a big shop and almost all fruit and veg.

Veg including salad veg
Plenty of veg.  Just one parsnip as I already had one left and the cabbage wasn't in the list but looked so very lovely.
Plenty of fruit too and I felt like splashing out so got some nectarines and some kiwis as well as the other stuff.  

J just want to have plenty of fresh stuff this week to balance all the stuff from the freezer.
A few extras.
My nutmegs were so old that there was little aroma when I grated one the other day so I have replaced them.
The two bake in sauces are cajun (eight and a half syns for four servings) and a BBQ one at three and a half syns for four servings.
I know I don't need any meat but I just fancied a proper sausage - not that these are good sausages but they are two syns each so I thought I'd give them a go.

And finally . . .
. . . I was waiting for Aldi to get in their usual snowman and snow dog loo paper.  If I see it, I get it but they can be sold out too quickly.  It's very popular and very reasonably priced.
That's my loo and bathroom set up now!
The other is a pretty candle with citrus slices, etc, embedded in a gel around it.

And that's it for this week.  There was plenty to tempt but I resisted reasonably easily.  :-)

Wednesday, 24-11-21

Good morning!
The colder weather really has struck now and my food choices are reflecting this - more soups and cooked veg, much less salad and fewer cold meals.  Are you finding this too?

Yesterday's meals:

A simple and very satisfying breakfast.  There's little nicer than a fried egg on fried bread, even when adapted to work with SW.
The turkey hotpot was tasty - Dad would have enjoyed it very much.

I had an apple later on in the afternoon.
This chicken mince cottage pie looks a bit messy but it was deliciously good and I'm so glad I have exactly the same for lunch today.  Loving my leftovers!
I had drained off some of the passata based sauce and thickened that with a few thickening granules so let's count an additional syn (to be safe).
The day finished off with the usual yogurt.

Today's plans:

B:  porridge and fruit
I'll add some skinny syrup to the porridge although I'm not sure which flavour yet.
SW:  half a healthy extra A (milk) and one healthy extra B (oats)

L:  cottage pie and veg; fruit
The second half of last night's dinner and I did extra veg so they can just be warmed up.
SW  one healthy extra A for cheese in the mash

D:  chilli con carne, konjac noodles; yogurt
I will use one of the cartons of savoury pork mince from the freezer, add some kidney beans and I have noodles in water in the fridge that really should be used up today.  I'll probably add some mushroom and red pepper to the mix too.
SW:   I'm pretty sure the mince is free, the kidney beans certainly are and the noodles are one syn (three quarters of a syn really).  Dessert is half a syn

E:  an hour of personal training today.

one and a half healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
one and a half syns

From the freezer:
savoury mince
ingredients in the cottage pie, made a few days ago

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Tuesday, 23-11-21

Good morning.
Well, I used up the accidental chicken mince yesterday, half for the meatballs you see below and half to make a tomatoey, vegetabally mixture to top with mash.
I just spray fried some onion, added the mince to brown, added some other veg, added some home made passata and seasonings and just let it all simmer.  With all the additions, it has made quite a lot, so I'll probably use my bigger dish, make more mash and it can do two meals, dinner today and lunch tomorrow.  That'll save some time, won't it.

Since last Christmas, I have had a pot of turkey in stock and two smaller pots of turkey stock that were saved for a specific reason.  The latter was to provide a good base for this year's Christmas gravy and the stock and meat were because I intended making Dad some of his favourite turkey hotpot (what we call it - it's really a very chunky soup) in the summer, as I have done for years now.
However, as Dad passed away in June, the meat and stock never saw the light of day so I bit the bullet and got it out, thawed it and, yesterday, made the soup.  Three portions so two are now back in the freezer and I intend to have them over the next few weeks.  Made with Christmas leftovers as they are, they will work with the Advent challenge, won't they?

Yesterday's meals:

A nice, simple breakfast that filled me up nicely.
I do so love these toasties.  Just cheese and some spicy red onion chutney and it was lovely!
I had a banana for afters.
And then, for dinner, chicken meatballs with konjac noodles and the last of yesterday's leftover veg.
I had just a few breadcrumbs left over from making the Christmas pudding so added them to the meatball mix for one syn.
The day's eating window finished with a yogurt.

Today's plans:

B:  egg on toast, mushrooms on the side
One slice of toast and I don't know how I will cook the egg yet.
SW:  half a healthy extra B

L:  turkey and veg soup; fruit
The turkey and stock as described above with lots of delicious veg.  Mostly free veg rather than speed veg but that's OK.   I made this yesterday so it should taste great today
SW:  free/speed, no syns

D:  cottage pie with cheesy potato topping, vegetables; yogurt.
Is that what you call it when it's chicken mince?  Anyway, whatever the name, this will use the rest of the accidentally thawed chicken mince.  As described above, I've already made the base as it needed using asap and will make the topping later - mash with an egg yolk beaten in (left over from the meatballs yesterday - lovely and makes up for no butter) and some grated cheddar.
I nearly always say 'vegetables' because I don't decide which veg until later but I do aim for most of them to be speed veg.
Sometimes I think I ought to play 'lucky dip' with the freezer more often - it's resulted in two delicious meals.
SW:  one healthy extra A for the cheese and half a syn for the yogurt

E:  Some work in the garden today (weather permitting)

one healthy extra A (as I'm having half the pie today and half tomorrow)
half a healthy extra B
half a syn - wow!

From the freezer:
turkey in stock
chicken mince
passata (last of the garden passata)
mixed veg 

Monday 22 November 2021

Monday, 22-11-21

Good morning!
The Christmas puddings are made and in a cold, dark place, i.e. the freezer - this recipe isn't a long lasting pudding so needs freezing, seeing as there's five weeks plus still to go before The Day.  

(and they smell absolutely amazing)

Also yay is that I got some of my freezer spaces reorganised so most of the Christmas supplies are now all on one shelf.  I'm pleased about this, very pleased!  Much neater.

Yesterday's meals:

Just some fruit for breakfast and they were delicious!

I dearly love a roast dinner!
This was an Aldi lamb shank (plus associated gravy) with roasted sweet potato and parsnip (free veg) and steamed sprouts and broccoli (speed veg) and it was so, so good.

No room for any fruit afterwards.

I rather goofed here.  It was supposed to be a chicken traybake so I got out two small chicken thighs, not even looking at the labelling.  
Of course, it wasn't, it was two portions of chicken mince, darn it.
Instead, I used a chicken steak in batter for another six syns.  The calories weren't so bad though.
The veg was leftovers from lunch and I'm really getting fond of roasted sprouts.
Now I have to change my planning for the next few days to include chicken mince!

No yogurt - I wasn't hungry.

Today's plans:

B:  fruit and yogurt
I will use natural yogurt for this.
SW:  speed and free, no syns

L:  cheese and onion toastie; fruit
I'll have some salad leaves and tomatoes on the side, probably.
SW:   this will take all my healthy extras plus half a syn for the onion chutney (must make some more, it's nearly all gone!)

D:  Swedish meatballs in sauce, mixed veg; yogurt
This is the first 'use up the chicken mince' recipe and I know it's nice as I have made it before; it's from the May/June magazine but it's not on the SW site. 
However, I used pork mince before so maybe I have to think about adding extra flavour somehow.  I won't have it with pasta, I will use konjac rice or noodles, whichever comes to hand first.
SW: half a syn for the meatballs, etc, one syn for konjac rice/noodles and half a syn for yogurt

E:  circuits today

two healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
two and a half syns

From the freezer:
the mince
bread for the toastie

Sunday 21 November 2021

Sunday, 21-11-21

Good morning!

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

That's the Collect for the 25th Sunday after Trinity and it prompts us (me) to make our Christmas pudding.  Yes, today is Stir Up Sunday and I will be following this lovely tradition without any consideration for syns, healthy extras (of which there are none) and free food (of which there is a bit!)
There's a time and a place for everything, after all**.

Yesterday's meals:

Mango and coconut porridge for breakfast and it was absolutely delicious!

Sadly, my tum went on me later in the morning.  It does that occasionally; I think it's a side effect - the only side effect - of no longer having a gall bladder.  It does seem to be a recognised thing.
Anyway, the rest of the day did not go to plan, I don't have photos and the soup and the mince will have to be thrown out as they have been out of the freezer, on the side in the kitchen, for too long.  I just forgot about them.
Annoying, but there you go.
I eel absolutely fine now so it is back on plan.

Today's plans:

B:  fruit salad, yogurt
A light breakfast because lunch will be bigger
SW:  half a syn for the yogurt, if I use Mullerlight

L:  lamb shank in minted gravy, Yorkshire pudding, roasted squash and parsnips, sprouts and broccoli; fruit
That's going to be a right plateful!  I will go carefully after yesterday.
I have one cooked Yorkshire left in the freezer so I can use that; I'll see how it goes this morning before deciding.
SW:  the lamb and gravy is five syns, the Yorkshire is, I think, two syns (it's written on the bag anyway) and the rest is speed and free

D:  chicken tray bake, veg; yogurt
I want something that will use up leftover veg (there always is some because I make sure there is) but that doesn't use up too many calories.  I thought of one of my lamb casseroles but I am having lamb for lunch so . . . chicken traybake it is.  Cook the chicken, add the veg half way through the cooking time and I'll probably spice it up with one of my spice mixes, all being well.
SW:  half a syn for the yogurt and I think the rest should be syn free.

E:  an online walk.  I'm missing the rebounder now I have put it away for Christmas.

no healthy extras so I might spend some syns on a choccy drink and make it with all milk in the evening.
ten syns (assuming the evening drink and the Yorkshire pudding)

From the freezer:
lamb shank
Yorkshire pudding

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

. . . and a time for Christmas Pudding!!

Saturday 20 November 2021

Saturday, 20-11-21

Good morning!
SW was great.  A pound off which I am extremely pleased with.  I remember when I was at this point last time, everything went very slowly and I did a week with Muscle Food to jolly it all along.  Not this time - I'm quite comfortable with how it's all going, I know I can do it and I know how, I'm so enjoying the food and why mend what isn't broken?

While I wasn't one of the three Slimmers of the Week by a long shot, they didn't stay for the rest of the meeting so there were three of us who shared the hamper contents between us.  I didn't take much (after all, I am trying to use stuff up) but I did come home with a mange (free food) and a Hi-Fi bar (which didn't last long!).  No complaints there!

I have enlarged the scope of my Festive meal challenge by finding and printing off a recipe for 'Festive Spice' from the BBC Good Food site.  I think I have all the ingredients I need and, as long as you don't add the orange and lemon zests until you actually use the spice, it will keep.  The sugar adds two syns to the whole lot which will be pretty much nothing for one portion.
If you're interested, here's the link.

Yesterday's meals:

I decided not to bother with mushrooms but just to have the tomatoes raw.  I've now finished off the smoked haddock from the freezer.

I came back from SW with a hi-fi bar so had that for three syns - it could have counted as half a healthy extra B but I had that for dinner.
This was a day for changing plans.  I didn't fancy an egg on the ham when it came to having lunch so it was just a salad and coleslaw with the ham.  Very nice too.

I don't think I had any fruit through the afternoon - that's unusual for me.
This was definitely an on plan treat.  I went for the 12% mince and paid the two syns.

I was too full for any dessert.

Today's plans:

B:  porridge with mango and yogurt
Well, I have a mango to use up, don't I?  I might add some coconut skinny syrup to the porridge and call it tropical porridge.
SW:  one healthy extra B for the oats and half a healthy extra A

L:  lentil and root veg soup; fruit
The soup is from the freezer.  However, when I was in Morrisons yesterday, I decided to try the Vivera shawarma kebab not-meat so I will cook a little bit and add it to the soup, just to see.  It'll turn it into a bit of a casserole, I think.
REALLY not sure about this product but loads of vloggers say is it lovely so . . . I'll know by the end of the day, won't I?
SW:  half a syn for the not-meat (not sure what to call it really)

D:  mini-lasagne, assorted veg; yogurt
I have a very small, high sided container that will do perfectly for a lasagne for one and here's a tip - if you soak lasagne sheets in hot water for five minutes, they then cut really easily with a pair of scissors (or a knife but I use scissors) without any need to snap them and have bits going all over the place.  I have a small pot of mince in the freezer and I will bulk it out with some veg.  The cheese sauce is the usual one and I have read that if I add a bit of cornflour to the quark or yogurt, it will stop it splitting.  We will see . . .
SW:  half a syn for one tsp cornflour which, I think, will be more than enough as I only need a small amount of sauce plus one healthy extra A for cheese and half a syn for dessert

E:  Something online, I think.  I'm not sure exactly what.

one and a half healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
one and a half syns

From the freezer:
the soup
cooked mince