As I’ve said before, there are some things you only know if you’ve ever joined Slimming World (like you’re the only fucker who’s ever heard of Quark and you’ll quite happily try to pass off a walk to the offy for prosecco as body magic).
While you’re first starting out it can be a bit of a minefield getting your head around free food and speed food and healthy extras all all that BUT it really does teach you how to have a better relationship with food. You’ll fall in love with cooking everything from scratch (because you don’t really have much of choice tbh) and seeing what inventions and junk food alternatives you can make out of nothing more than caulifower, a spice rack and hope.
There are certain thing you can buy to make life that little bit easier when it comes to cooking, because let’s face it, we’re all too busy to spend hours in the kitchen and can be tempted to make dead easy convenience food that quickly turns boring and then even more quickly turns into phoning a Dominos.
4A Soup Maker
This takes blending to another level. If you fancy making soups (which are amazing for getting loads of speed vegetables into your diet and fast tracking your weight loss) then a soup maker has got your back. You just pop all your ingredients in, select whether you want smooth or chunky soup and then press go. It cooks it all for you and then blends it to your desired consistency. The whole program takes about 15 minutes so you can be scranning down on the famous Heinz-alike tomato soup in no time. My personal favourite soup is a SW twist on brocolli and stilton:
- Brocolli softened ifirst in some boiling water. (Speed)
- Red Onion (Speed)
- Chicken stock (how much you use depends on how runny you want it – about 750ml is fine)
- Clove of garlic (Speed)
- Salt & Pepper
- 3 Laughing Cow Extra Light Triangles (1/2 HE A)
Cook and blend in your soup maker. Voila. The soup maker I use is by Judge and i love it.