Slim for Santa Special Week One

This is the first of your regular messages keeping you up to date with new products and ideas for the Christmas Countdown.

**The Mushroom and Ham Tagliatelle recipe on page 34 of your Lifestyle plan is really popular with so many of our Slimtone members.  Philadelphia have launched a new smoked ham light cream cheese which I used in this recipe to make the sauce.  It was really tasty and thought this would make a great convenient quick meal.

**Muller have just introduced an orange flavour to their chocolate desserts and we have had a great idea with this product from one of our members in Maesteg.  Pop in the bottom of micro dish and top with the steam pudding recipe on page 57 of your Lifestyle Plan. Cook in micro as directed and you will have a fab marbled effect on this tasty sweet dessert which will be popular with all the family.

** Looking for a quick Pumpkin soup recipe for Halloween. Our Butternut Squash and Red Pepper soup is ideal and is one of the class favourites. Pop 1 sliced onion, 1 deseeded red pepper, 2 sweet red peppers, 1 cleaned and chopped butternut squash, and 2 stock cubes into a large saucepan. Add water to cover vegetables and simmer until cooked, blitz with blender and serve garnished with parsley.

Enjoy a Warm and Tasty steam pudding to keep out the cold.

As all our classes are in the area having the worst of the snow and Winter weather. Thought you would like to have a fab recipe for a low fat Steam Pudding. Simply beat 2 eggs with 56g/2ozs caster sugar until mixture is thick, Add 56g/2ozs s.r. flour. Mist a pint basin with low cal spray and pop in 2 tablespoon low sugar jam. Pour in mixture and cover loosely with cling film piercing before microwaving on high for approx 3 mins. Great for all the family or can be made into individual portions with 1oz flour, sugar and 1 egg. At only 150 calories per portion will make a delicious comfort food on a Winters day. Make up some custard with skimmed milk and sugar free sweetener for an extra treat. Keep safe and warm and look forward to having your new Quick and Easy plan when we get back to our Slimtone class.