Tuesday, 2 June 2015

fully loaded

You want to know the #1 thing I love about Slimming World? Carbs, all the carbs. I'm a greedy gal who loves potatoes, pasta and rice. History has taught me that I don't last long with any diet which denies me these - what I see as my basic human rights (!). That said, I'm feeling the need to diversify and change things up a little. I have a jacket potato for lunch a couple of times a week, and usually for dinner once a week... it's starting to get a little dry. 

Introducing super-skinny loaded jackets. Ta-da! 

You will need
Potatoes (Desiree are a good bet)
Laughing Cow Triangles (extra light)
Crème Fraiche (half fat)

Although simple to make, they do take a little patience. Start by cooking the potatoes in the microwave - cooking time will depend on size but usually around a few minutes. Check they are cooked by inserting a sharp knife, you should be able to tell when they're done. Leave them to cool for about 10 minutes. 

This is where it takes a little patience. Using a desert spoon, scoop out the centre of the potato being careful not to tear through the skin. Try and take it as close to the skin as you can, without tearing! Put all the potato centres into a bowl and mash, adding a small handful of finely chopped chives, Laughing Cow triangles to taste (I used 1 triangle per whole potato) and a couple of tablespoons of crème fraiche. The crème fraiche helps to make it a little more light and fluffy!

Pop in the oven for 20 minutes on around 180C. You'll want the shells to be crispy and the centres to be golden. 

Want to make them even more loaded? Try adding cooked diced bacon - just be sure to remove all visible fat and fry in FryLight for it to be syn-free. Paprika or chilli flakes would also be a good addition if you want to spice it up a bit. Serve them with home made chilli con carne. 

Slimming World - syn values
Laughing Cow - extra light, 1 syn per triangle
Crème Fraiche - half fat, 1 syn per tablespoon


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