An image to depict saving money on Christmas presents

5 Simple tips to save money this Christmas

There are just eleven short weeks left until Christmas and it’s no exaggeration to say I’m excited as fudge. I bloody love it, this after spending many years as grumpy, sour faced Scrooge who couldn’t bear the sight of anything Christmas related at all, only to have a niece slapped on me in 2014 and hey presto, return of…

An image to depict a low syn, Slimming World friendly salt and pepper chips fake away recipe

Low syn, Slimming World friendly salt and pepper chips fake away recipe

OMG, I shit you not, these low syn salt and pepper chips were an incredible fake away. After successfully navigating my way to Slimmer of the Week, a lovely lady who attends my group had placed some Chinese 5 spice seasoning in the winners basket. It’s something I always forget to pick up for one reason or another, but…

An image to depict a fake away Slimming World friendly chicken kebab

Low syn, Slimming World friendly chicken kebab fake away recipe

Slimming World law dictates, if you want to go and treat yourself to a take away, you can. Just be honest, don’t try and cheat the system, count the syns and keep it in line with your weekly allowance and you’re all good. However, when you’re trying to maximise your weight-loss and save the pennies at the same time,…

An image depicting low syn Slimming World friendly turkey meatballs

Slimming World friendly turkey meatballs in a cheesy Philadelphia sauce

When you want a quick go-to meal as a Slimming World member they don’t come much easier than Slimming World friendly turkey meatballs! Recently, at least three times a week, I’m getting in around 7:30pm, and as a slimmer you know at this time you’ve entered the danger zone – red alert! It’s easy to slip into grabbing something convenient…

An image depicting a syn free, Slimming World friendly Chicken Rogan Josh  

Syn free, Slimming World friendly Chicken Rogan Josh

The best thing about Slimming World is not having to deprive yourself of the foods you love, it’s a brave man that tells me I can’t have a curry once a week! We love a good Rogan Josh in our house, and admittedly the take away down the road from us is absolutely incredible, however, it’s both bad for…

For an easy, Slimming World Friendly, syn free, speedy breakfast, you'll go a long way before finding anything as filling as a packed omelette to start your day with.

Syn free, Slimming World friendly, super speedy omelette

I’m very much a morning person, who wakes to the sheer volume of my belly rumbling daily. I’ve had my greatest success following Slimming World when I’ve started the day with a mega filling breakfast. For an easy, Slimming World Friendly, syn free, speedy breakfast, you’ll go a long way before finding anything as filling as a packed omelette…

Man flu - Like normal flu but potentially fatal if caught by males. Known cures - None. However it can be managed and treated with sympathy.

Man Flu Survival Kit: Only The Strong Survive

Man flu – Like normal flu but potentially fatal if caught by males. Known cures – None. However it can be managed and treated with sympathy. It’s safe to say I’m already thoroughly fed up with the change in temperature. Just like clockwork, Man Flu has struck on the same week of the year yet again, I could literally…

An image of a Christmas tree with 5 reasons why it's nobody else's business why it is up in November

5 Reasons My Christmas Tree Is None Of Your Beeswax

Having spent most of the weekend in the man flu danger-zone, by the time Monday afternoon was upon us, feeling very sorry for myself, I simply couldn’t wait any longer so I put up the Christmas tree. It has been greeted with the usual bah-humbug over on Facebook, but as a former fully paid up member of the Grinch…

How to make the perfect roast potatoes for Sunday lunch

How To Make The Perfect Roast Potatoes For Sunday Roast

If you’ve got someone at home who is isn’t the most comfortable in the kitchen, take my advice and get them started on a Sunday roast. When I hear the words “sit back and relax, I’ll sort dinner”, my blood runs cold and quite frankly, there is nothing usually relaxing about the whole process at all. However, step-by-step over…

Copyright © 2015 - 2019 Thinking Thrifty