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.
5A good baking mat
Nothing will save you the heartache of having to scrub burnt bits of oats off your oven and baking trays than getting a good baking mat (not to mention a fortune in tin foil and calories in oil). This silicone fibreglass mat from myrelationshipwithfood.com is actually amazing. Even if you don’t oil it, nothing sticks to it and it just wipes clean afterwards. Save your bakeware – get a mat! It’s perfect for making oaty cookies on:
- 40g oats (HE B)
- An egg (free)
- 1/2 a toffee mullerlight (free)
- A couple of drops of vanilla food flavouring
- A tsp of sweetener
- Chocolate chips (optional but 2.5 syns for 10g)
Mix the ingredients together, spoon into blobs on the My Relationship With Food baking mat, spread out into very thin circles and bake at 180 degrees for about 20-25 mins. COOKIES!