Slimmed-down Sunday football recipes
Sunday afternoon football fare can be bad news for weight loss. The great news is that because Slimming World's healthy eating plan includes all foods (nothing is banned!), you can have all the football favorites and still lose weight.
Whether you’re having friends over to watch the game or bringing something as a guest, these hearty dishes will score a touchdown with everyone!
As a member, you'll have access to tons more slimming, delicious food ideas for every occasion. Discover all the benefits you when you join Slimming World!
Top oatmeal toppings
Oatmeal is one of the most popular breakfast foods, and with the temperatures dropping slightly, a hearty bowl of oatmeal is a filling, hearty way to start the day.
A morning (or noon or night!) bowl of oatmeal also fits in perfectly with Slimming World's healthy eating plan. Oatmeal, made from ¼ cup dry oats, is rich in fiber and minerals, and it provides a perfect canvas for sweet or savory toppings.
If you'd like a quick way to enjoy cold oats, overnight oats are for you! Cover oats with a splash of milk and a few scoops of fat-free plain yogurt—a dash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt add lots of flavor, too. Mix and let sit in the fridge overnight, and in the morning, breakfast is ready for you.
Once you’ve got your oatmeal cooked or chilled, the topping options are endless. Here are a few combinations to pile on:
- Fall flavors – chopped apple, pear and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sweetener to taste
- Pumpkin pie – scoop of pumpkin puree, sweetener and a dash of pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves)
- Tropical taste – chopped pineapple, banana, papaya and mango
- Strawberry-banana – sliced strawberries, banana and sweetener
- Ham 'n' cheese – diced lean ham, 1oz grated Cheddar cheese and cracked black pepper
If this sounds like a delicious breakfast to enjoy when you're losing weight, wait until you see Slimming World ideas for lunch and dinner—you can discover those in our free 7 day menu plan!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month
It’s National Breast Cancer Month, and almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by this disease.
While several risk factors for breast cancer can't be controlled, maintaining a healthy weight and an active lifestyle are two important factors known to reduce the risk of breast and many other types of cancer, as well as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Losing weight meant doctors were able to spot member Sue Wolfe's breast cancer in its very early stages, before it had spread:
The doctors explained that the affected area was confined to the milk duct of my left breast. Once the tiny cluster of cells was removed, I didn't need further treatment, just regular check-ups. They made it clear, however, that they’d only been able to find the miniscule smudge on my mammogram because I had lost weight.
If you decide you want to achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle, Slimming World will support you every step of your journey with personalized, caring support and the most generous, flexible eating plan out there. You decide the weight that you want to be, and many members start by choosing to lose 10% of their body weight. By losing just that much, you’ll not only feel lighter and more energized—you’ll lower your risk for cancer and other diseases, too.
National Breast Cancer month is also a great time to raise awareness about the disease through physical activity. Many national and local organizations hold 5K walks or races to fundraise for breast cancer research—by participating, you’ll decrease your own breast cancer risk with some energizing activity, and you’ll be supporting a worthy cause.
If you’d love to find out how Slimming World can help you discover a healthy weight for life, read all about the benefits of a Slimming World membership.
Mealtimes are better together
October is National Eat Better, Eat Together month, promoting mealtimes as the ideal time to enjoy good food and each other’s company.
Research has found that when families eat meals together, they raise happier, healthier, more successful children. Having the family eat the same food—rather than one person having to eat a separate “diet” meal—also saves time and money.
Members of Slimming World find it's one of the easiest plans to fit into family life. Everyday family favorites are all on the menu with our plan—they’re nutritious for the kids and great for your own weight loss journey!
Member Hilary Boen lost 55lbs with Slimming World. She found the choice of food and how well it fits in with her family, to be the key factors in her weight loss success:
"I joined Slimming World because I wanted to set an example to my daughter—I realized that if I wanted her to have good eating habits then I needed to set a good example by eating healthy foods myself. Food Optimizing fits into family life seamlessly. A popular dinner is broiled chicken or a beef patty with vegetables in a tomato-based sauce. My favorite dish is taco soup—so filling and full of flavor!"
Try some of our tasty family favorites yourself:
If you’d like to taste more of these delicious dishes, enjoy a week of Slimming World for free with our 7 day menu!
3 vegetarian recipes everyone will love
October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, and whether you’re a veggie for life or enjoy an occasional meatless Monday, meat-free meals are great for our health and our weight loss.
Vegetables cooked without oil can be eaten freely with Slimming World's healthy eating plan—meaning there's no counting, no weighing, and no measuring at all! From acron squash to zucchini, enjoy as many veggies as you like. Along with vegetables, many other vegetarian staples can be eaten freely, too—beans, rice, potatoes, pasta, and more. This means eating vegetarian or putting together vegetarian meals while losing weight is a cinch.
These vegetarian recipes are sure to earn a spot in the weekly rotation—the meat won’t even be missed!
If this sounds like a delicious way to lose weight, taste a week of Slimming World for free with our vegetarian 7 day menu plan.