Monday, 9 January 2017

Food I Have Been Loving This Week #8

I really love doing these posts but yet again I've left it a while! I've been trying some new things over the last few weeks so I wanted to include them and also a few old favourites that just taste incredible. 
Ben and Jerrys Empower Mint - This is basically just 2 of my favourite things together and I can't get enough of it. I love anything mint flavoured and brownies are basically one of my 5 a day so put them together with ice cream, you have something amazing. I finally found this in Iceland on offer for £2.50 and I already can't wait to buy more. Seriously if you haven't tried this yet, you have too. Ben and Jerrys have actually got loads of new flavours in supermarkets at the moment so there are even more to choose from than usual!

Oxo Roast Potatoes - I love Roast Potatoes, there is nothing better with a Sunday roast, but they can be quite unhealthy depending on how you make them so I've been following a Slimming World recipe using Beef oxo cubes (you can use chicken stock cubes instead) and they taste beautiful. All you need to do is peel 2 baking potatoes and boil for about 10 minutes. Drain then tip into a dish. Add 250ml of stock, try to just pour it around the potatoes, rather than over, up about half way and spray the tops of the potatoes with frylight. Put in a 220 degree oven for around 50 - 60 minutes until all the stock has evaporated. The potatoes are usually quite soft rather than crispy but they taste gooooood.

Fajita Beans - I know I've mentioned these before in one of these posts but they disappeared and I found them recently in B&M so I have been having them quite a lot and loving them. They're very low syn on Slimming World so they've been great to have with a jacket potato for lunch and things like that.

Halloumi - I have been loving having this as part of a Slimming World friendly fry up. I've really been enjoying finding new meals for breakfast and a few weeks ago I had bacon, fajita beans, egg, Halloumi and toast and it was delicious. I just love Halloumi, fried on each side for a few minutes so it goes crispy on the outside but the inside is chewy. I can't believe I only tried it for the first time a few months ago. I also did some of it a few weeks ago to go with a Nandos style tea. I made some spicy chicken to go with pittas and rice with garlic bread and Halloumi on the side. As if I didn't love cheese enough anyway, I now want this all the time.

Apple Crumble Baked Oats - Baked Oats are so filling and keep me full for hours but sometimes it can get a bit boring, so I was really excited to try a version that people had said basically tasted like Apple Crumble. I was a bit sceptical at first about how similar it would be but honestly it was like I was eating a hot dessert with custard when I had this. I made them using 40g of oats, 1 grated apple, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of sweetener and about 80ml of milk, I actually prepared them the previous night so I mixed it all up and left in a bowl ready to go straight into a dish and into the oven the next morning. I baked them for about 30 minutes and had them with an Apple Crumble Muller Light. It was a perfect breakfast for a cold morning.

Aldi Christmas Lollies - I am officially obsessed with these. They are reduced in Aldi at the moment for about 59p and I've stocked up as I have been loving these over the last few weeks. The chocolate is honestly gorgeous.

Have you tried any of these?

Did you see my last post? December Favourites - The Hunger Games, Elf & Christmas Food!

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