Free Food Friday menu: Mexican fiesta
We're celebrating Free Food February here at Slimming World, and to give you a taste of how delicious slimming can be, we'll be featuring a menu full of Free Food goodness every Friday this month!
Free Food is the masterstroke of genius behind Food Optimizing—the hunger-free way to lose weight. Free Foods are foods that can be eaten freely—no counting, no weighing, no measuring, no limits, ever!
So which foods are Free Foods? Where to start! Lean meat, fruit, veggies, pasta (yes, really!), potatoes, rice, and more! Building meals from Free Foods is what really revs up your weight loss, and this Mexican fiesta is a party on a plate—ole!
- cooked 95% lean ground beef and beans, seasoned with cumin, chili powder, garlic and onion powder
- grilled or roasted peppers and onions
- pile high with mucho toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, rice, and lime wedges for garnish
That might not sound like a diet menu, and that's because Slimming World isn't a diet—it's a healthy way of eating for life. If that sounds like how you'd love to lose weight, here's how you can join us!
You can also find more Free Food February fun and inspiration by searching for #FreeFoodFeb on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Focus on fiber—Slimming World already does
The latest diet advice is to focus on one thing—adding more fiber to your diet. Slimming World’s already built plenty of fiber into our healthy eating plan—and that was developed 45 years ago!
Food Optimizing—our generous and flexible eating plan—helps you lose weight and also keeps you healthy. Fiber is one nutrient that’s always played a starring role in Food Optimizing—it’s good for digestive health and fills you up while slimming you down.
Fruit, veggies, beans, lentils and whole grains like quinoa and brown rice are a few fiber superstars, and these are all Free Foods with Food Optimizing—that means you can eat as much as you like, whenever you like! We also encourage members to include measured amounts of high-fiber breakfast cereals and whole wheat breads (and to drink an extra glass of water as needed!).
While fiber is important to health and weight loss, it’s just one part of healthy eating, and putting too much focus on—or removing altogether—any food group can be unhealthy and unsustainable. With Food Optimizing, all food groups are included and our golden rule is “everything in moderation.” Here’s more about how our liberating, generous Food Optimizing plan will work for you.
Top tips for lifelong slimming
At Slimming World, there’s no "prescription" for losing weight. We offer guidance for healthy eating with our Food Optimizing plan—which has helped people lose weight for 45 years—but you choose what and when you eat.
We’ll also be there to offer supportive strategies when you need them. There are a few top tips that have worked for many members, and Slimming World nutritionists shared some with the UK’s Reveal magazine…
Understand your emotions Dr. Jacquie Lavin, Slimming World's head of nutrition and research, says: "Think about the type of situations that often lead you to reach for high-calorie foods. Is it when you're short of time, bored or stressed at work? Plan ahead and make sure you've got healthier choices to hand on these occasions."
Eat breakfast While you don’t have to eat breakfast with Slimming World, a hearty morning meal can set you up for a healthy day. Slimming World dietitian Carolyn Pallister says, "Mornings can be very busy, especially if you've got kids, but having breakfast doesn't have to take up lots of time. A bowl of oatmeal or whole wheat cereal with 1% milk or a fat-free yogurt and a few pieces of fruit are healthy and filling choices."
Plan ahead Batch cooking recipes like chili, spaghetti Bolognese sauce, and taco soup can be a lifesaver for busy times—and having them ready and waiting for a quick reheating minimizes the need for last-minute takeout, which can be high in fat and calories.
This is just a taste of the many supportive weight-loss strategies you’ll discover with Slimming World—we’ve got hundreds of meal ideas, a wealth of features to help you sail through eating out, socializing, vacations and more, and unlimited support and encouragement from our support team and fellow members.
Taste for yourself what a week with Slimming World is like with our free 7-day menu!
Free Food Friday menu: an Oscar-worthy spread
The 87th Academy Awards is almost upon us and we’ll soon know who’s walked away with a golden statuette. Whether you’re rooting for your favorite actor or just watching for the gowns, an Oscars party is a fun way to bring a little bit of Hollywood to your home...and to experience the freedom of Slimming World's Free Foods!
We're celebrating Free Food February, and to give you a taste of how delicious slimming can be, we're featuring a menu full of Free Food goodness every Friday this month.
This Sunday, roll out the red carpet for...
- a quiche bar with lean meat and veggie fillings (let guests fill their own muffin cups with their favorite combinations, pour over beaten eggs and bake)
- smoked salmon topped with plain yogurt mixed with capers and lemon
- cold cuts and crudité of fresh and pickled veggies
- fresh fruit with fat-free yogurts for dipping
Free Foods are foods that can be eaten freely—no counting, no weighing, no measuring, no limits, ever! Lean meat, fruit, veggies, pasta (yes, really!), potatoes, rice, and more are all Free Foods. Discover more about the hunger-free way to lose weight!
Enjoy a Chinese New Year banquet
Enjoy Chinese New Year, Slimming World-style! If you’re creating a Chinese banquet to celebrate the year of the goat, you’ll love our tasty recipes.
Basic traditional Chinese ingredients such as rice, noodles, beansprouts, mushrooms, chicken, shrimp and beef are all fantastic Free Foods—so they fit in perfectly with Slimming World’s Food Optimizing plan.
You can create a Chinese feast that’s in perfect harmony with your weight loss—choptsticks ready!
How about these delicious dishes on February 19?