Super tasty smoked haddock loins in a fat free yoghurt and mustard sauce. Low syn, Slimming World friendly
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Smoked Haddock Loins In a Mustard and Yoghurt Sauce: Slimming World Friendly

As I’m back on the healthy eating wagon I’m trying to introduce much more fish and white meat into my diet. I’m not going to lie, these smoked haddock loins were quite pricey when they first went on the shelf, I picked them up for a £1 using my Yellow Ticket Ninja skills and managed to make a really tasty,…

When you are trying to stretch those pennies as far as possible, be it to free up some money to tackle your debt, or to save away, your food budget is one of the easiest things to attack first. I balk at the suggestion from some people I know who insist there is nothing they can do to reduce their food shopping bill, there is plenty. But today I'm going to discuss meal planning, as it really helps to cut down your food budget as well as eliminating waste - something I cannot stand! This was one of the first things I did when I first started to take proper control over my spending, and I couldn't believe just how much I could skim off. However, it isn't just the money side of things why I advocate the necessity of meal planning and here is why.
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Why You Should Be Meal Planning

When you are trying to stretch those pennies as far as possible, be it to free up some money to tackle your debt, or to save away, your food budget is one of the easiest things to attack first. I balk at the suggestion from some people I know who insist there is nothing they can do to reduce their…

I'm always on the look out for mobile apps that help to maximise my pennies, and I've been using Shopprize for a few weeks now. If you are throwing away your receipts or leaving them at the till, you could be turning them into prizes by simply taking a picture of them and uploading them to the app. It takes a couple of seconds of your time, and if you combine using it with other receipt apps such as Receipt Hog, over the course of the year you could make a decent bit of extra cash for something that usually finds its way into the bin.
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Stop Binning Receipts You Could Be In For A Shopprize

I’m always on the look out for mobile apps that help to maximise my pennies, and I’ve been using Shopprize for a few weeks now. If you are throwing away your receipts or leaving them at the till, you could be turning them into prizes by simply taking a picture of them and uploading them to the app. It takes…

Delicious Spicy Italian Meatballs, Slimming World friendly, very low syn or syn free depending on what you have already had that day,best of all very easy!
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Spicy Italian Meatballs: Slimming World Friendly

Spicy Italian Meatballs are a firm favourite in our house, and again this is something I literally made up as I went along. It’s another one of those recipes that is good for using up what is in your fridge, for instance I’ve thrown mushrooms in there before now to stop them being wasted. Slimming World members, as we know…

A few weeks ago I went on a road trip to Sheffield to visit the Approved Food factory with a few of the other UK Money Bloggers. If you have never heard of Approved Food, they're the largest online retailer of short-dated food. Here is what I think of the products and service!
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Approved Food Review: Just How Good Is It?

A few weeks ago I went on a road trip to Sheffield to visit the Approved Food factory with a few of the other UK Money Bloggers. If you have never heard of Approved Food, they’re the largest online retailer of short-dated food. What I witnessed was an incredible, slick operation, which was the brainchild of Dan Cluderay who, with his…

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Breakfast Egg Muffins: Slimming World Friendly

I made my long awaited return to Slimming World last night after an nine week hiatus and the results were around about what I was expecting – 16lbs back on! So, with PK working nights last night I didn’t want to make a full on meal that I could be tempted to go back to for seconds and thirds and…

Our little sister was round at our house last week and jerk chicken is pretty much the only thing she'll let me cook her. We hadn't had it for a good while and it reminded me of just how much we love it, and how cost effective it is when you make a batch to either cook and have for dinner and lunch the following day, or just to marinade and stick in the freezer ready for next time. As you will see from the ingredients below, I make up quite a lot in one batch, if that is too much for you then use less chicken, although I recommend you keep the marinade ingredients the same. It is packed with flavour so if you are in a rush you can marinade and cook straight away, but for the very best results marinade it for at least four hours, or even overnight.
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DJT’s Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe

Our little sister was round at our house last week and jerk chicken is pretty much the only thing she’ll let me cook her. We hadn’t had it for a good while and it reminded me of just how much we love it, and how cost effective it is when you make a batch to either cook and have for…

Being refused credit is frustrating. But what should you do to give yourself the best chance of being accepted in future by other potential lenders?
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What You Should Do If You Have Been Refused Credit

Being refused credit can be so annoyingly frustrating, trust me I’ve been there when I was told I needed credit to be taken seriously for a mortgage. Regardless of who Experian, at the time, were recommending, I was having no luck whatsoever in getting anyone to accept me. Little did I know then, there were ways in which I could…

Mediterranean chicken is quick, simple and cheap as chips to make. I use a Pressure King Pro to make this, but you can use any pressure cooker, slow cooker or even in a large pot slow cooked in the oven!
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Mediterranean Chicken: Slimming World Friendly

Ever since PK bought me a Pressure King Pro for Christmas it is rarely off in the evening, which has lead me to concoct a load of my own recipes that I’ll be sharing with you on here regularly. Today’s offering is my Mediterranean chicken that I literally threw together as I went along, luckily it turned out delicious. It…

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