Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Slim.Fast - Meal Replacement Diet

Slim•Fast is a brand of shakes, bars, snacks, packaged meals, and other dietary supplement foods sold by Unilever. Slim.Fast is a calorie controlled meal replacement diet. You will usually eat about 1400 calories a day on this plan. You substitute 2 meals a day with their meal replacement shakes or bars. You also choose 3 snacks a day. The Slim.Fast website has lots of support and ideas to help. 

 Daily Menu
2 meal bars or shakes

Choose two Slim·Fast shakes or meal bars. Use these to replace breakfast and lunch or Dinner.
Choose three 95 calorie snacks a day – either Slim  Fast 95-calorie snacks, or fruits and/or veggies, or nuts and seeds to the value of 95 calories. 

1 Sensible Meal
A 600 calorie  balanced meal per day. 

Examples of a 600 calorie balanced meal:
serves 4 

800g potatoes, peeled and quartered
400g (14oz) good quality pork sausages
1 tablespoon oil
2 red onions, sliced
300ml beef stock, made with 1 beef stock cube
½ teaspoon cornflour
3 teaspoons redcurrant jelly
Black pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
30g low cal margarine for mashing


Step 1
Cook the potatoes in salted boiling water for 15–20 minutes until tender. Drain and keep warm.

Step 2
Cook the sausages until golden brown and cooked through.

Step 3
Meanwhile, heat the oil, add the onions and cook for about 5–10 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft and beginning to turn golden brown. Add the stock and simmer for about 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half.

Step 4
Mix the cornflour with a little water to make a smooth paste and stir into the onion mixture. Bring back to the boil and simmer gently for 1 minute. Stir in the redcurrant jelly and season to taste.

Step 5
Spoon a couple of tablespoons of mash onto each serving plate and serve with the sausages and red onion gravy.

Step 6
Add the mustard to the drained potatoes and mash with the milk and margerine.

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