Champneys Health Hydro Visits

Due to the popularity of our weekend visits to Champneys Health Farm in Leicester, we have had to book further rooms for our break from the 6th – 8th May. This offers limited spaces for this luxury break at special Slimtone prices. We have also a pampering day at Champneys on the 8th May. If you and your friends are interested in joining us please contact me for further information. Or visit our website http://www.slimtone.co.uk. So if you want something to look forward to on these cold dismal days now is the ideal opportuntiy to pamper yourselves. Slimtone members have been enjoying these breaks for nearly 17 years and for many it is the highlight of their year.

Farmhouse Breakfast Week

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is promoting the importance of this meal. It has been proven that it certainly helps concentration, and prevents those hunger pangs mid morning which as we all know is so important. This week we have been sharing with our Slimtone members some recipes that will make you shake up and wake up. Let me know which one is your favourite.

SHAKE UP YOUR WAKE UP

Any of the following Delicious and QUICK breakfast ideas from Slimtone will make a perfect start to your day or an evening snack.  All the following are approx 200 cals

Ultimate Big Breakfast  A slice thick granary toast topped with 2  bacon medallions, served with grilled cherry tomatoes.   grilled mushrooms, poached or scrambled egg and 1 tblspn brown sauce.

MARIE’S TIP This meal also makes a tasty main meal when served with 5ozs/140g “fried” potatoes or mustard mashed potatoes. 

Breakfast Wrap  Spread 1 tblspn brown sauce over bread wrap, fill with 2 grilled bacon medallions, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms.

Fruity Porridge   Weigh out 1 ½ oz porridge oats.  Add small portion of frozen blueberries, raspberries or fruits of the forest, make up with water and cook in micro for approx 2 mins – add a splash of skimmed milk stir well and return to micro for another minute on high.  The fruit will have burst and the delicious taste of the juices will help you rise and shine.  Drizzle over a small pot of diet yoghurt for a perfect start to the day.

Eggy Bread & Bacon.  Soak one slice of thick granary bread into a beaten egg.  Mist non stick pan and “fry” bread on both sides.  Serve with two bacon medallions and grilled tomatoes

Toast with canned tomatoes and poached egg.  Spoon canned tomatoes over one thick slice of granary, wholemeal bread toasted and top with poached egg.

Toasted Crumpets with Banana & Honey  Toast two crumpets and top with mashed banana drizzled with honey

Breakfast B.L.T. Bap  Split a granary bap.  Spread with brown sauce and fill with two bacon, medallions.  Lots of crispy lettuce and cherry tomatoes. 

Toast and Scrambled Egg  Top a slice of granary or wholemeal toast with scrambled egg.  Marie’s Tip, Pop a Laughing Cow Light triangle into egg when scrambling or for a hot spicy breakfast a few chilli flakes.  

Did you know that your Lifestyle Plan is colour coded? Simply look for the pages highlighted with light blue at the top to enjoy a large selection of breakfasts that will make your day go SNACK CRACKLE AND POP.  

THE ‘TAKE TWO’ SELECTION ON PAGE 17 OF YOUR PLAN IS GREAT FOR SPLITTING YOUR BREAKFAST AND KEEPING YOU FEELING FULLER LONGER.  GREAT WHEN WORKING OR AFTER TAKING THE CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.  GIVE IT A TRY….

Why not check out http://www.shakeupyourwakeup.com  for more breakfast ideas. 

CHANGE OF VENUE

I know so many of you will be pleased to hear that we are transferring the class currently held at Bro Castle Manor to the Village Diner at the Pine Shop in Ewenny. This will start on Tuesday 11th January at the usual time of 10.00am – 11.00am. Andrea will still be the popular lecturer at the class and has seen some recored weight losses. Congratulations to her mother Jan who has lost over three stone since we started the class at Bro Castle a tremendous achievment while organising all the catering and making those fabulous cream cakes. Well done Jan you are an inspiration to everyone in the class. Thanks also to Barbara who does the chair aerobics at the weekly session.