World of slimming: pudding perfection! | Daily mail online

Are you looking for a weight loss plan where warming winter puddings like toffee and apple rice pudding or blueberry cobbler are definitely on the menu?

Or where to indulge in a cup of tea with a decadent chocolate and date brownie or carrot cup cake to brighten up a cloudy, chilly afternoon?

Look no further than this excerpt, the last in our sensational Slimming World series, specifically designed to get you in great physical and mental shape to tackle the challenges of winter lockdown without depriving yourself or starve. Slimming World's approach to weight loss is outrageously a plan for slimmers who love their food.

Are you looking for a weight loss plan that definitely has warming winter puddings like toffee and apple rice pudding or blueberry cobbler on the menu? (Photo in stock)

Founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE was first inspired to develop the program 51 years ago after struggling unsuccessfully with restrictive diets as a young woman. Decades of research and experience helping millions lose weight and keep it off show this is an approach that works.

“Depriving yourself is ultimately counterproductive. You might lose weight at first, but it is ultimately unsustainable in the long run because you can be hungry and feel like you are missing out, ”says nutritionist Carolyn Pallister, manager of nutrition and health at Slimming World.

“This can make you toss in the towel and feel guilty or ashamed – and it can put you on more weight. Members tell us that because of this “all or nothing” approach, they have historically asked for more sweet or fatty foods simply because they appear to be “prohibited”.

"That's why no food is banned or excluded at Slimming World." We actively encourage you to enjoy a little of what you want – like a pudding recipe or a bag of chips or a glass of wine, but in moderation. "Try to make sure that you really enjoy your treats too. Take the time to sit down and enjoy each bite instead of quickly eating it without realizing it when you're out and about."

"Sometimes a piece of fruit after a meal can satisfy a sweet tooth, and adding in non-fat plain yogurt can make it appear more substantial when you're feeling savory."

“Planning your day with a sweet treat can be a useful strategy for staying on track. It can be easier to resist the lure of the afternoon cookie jar when you know you can look forward to a pudding after dinner, ”advises Carolyn.

"Even so, many members of Slimming World find that meals are so filling and satisfying that they crave sweet snacks less than they used to."

Slimming World's Food Optimization Program is based on the science of satiety (feeling “full”) and energy density. This means eating foods that satisfy your appetite and have the fewest calories per gram.

You will be asked to fill yourself up with free food that you can eat without weighing, counting, or measuring.

These include poultry, lean meat, fish, tofu and quorn, eggs, pasta, cereals, non-fat dairy products, potatoes, and most fruits and vegetables.

But so that you never feel deprived, you can enjoy a limited amount of goodies that are higher in calories, from the occasional pudding to chips, cocktails, wine, chocolates, cakes, and cookies. When you join Slimming World, the daily allowance of these foods is calculated based on your weight and gender.

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The key is that no foods are banned, which will help you stay in control of your food and keep you motivated.

Whether you're a chocolate lover, an ice cream fan or someone who craves cake, why not browse our sumptuous, indulgent recipes?

You will find that they are very easy to make – and delicious.

We help you to be motivated

When you join Slimming World you will become a member of a large supportive community of people in a situation similar to yours. You will receive a wealth of advice and tips on recipe ideas, meal planning, and motivation whenever you need it.

You will also get your own highly qualified advisor – a former member who can help you set your own weight loss and fitness goals. Members agree that this support is often the key to their success.

You can choose to join your local group or online.

If you would like to join a group, please contact your local advisor to find out how your group works safely according to local and national guidelines.

All provide detailed information on how Slimming World's Food Optimization program works.

There's a huge list of free foods to choose from that don't need to be weighed, counted, or measured.

You can also consume these to satisfy your hunger pangs between meals.

In addition, you will be asked to eat measured amounts of certain foods known as "healthy extras" that provide nutrients that are essential for a healthy, balanced diet.

These include milk and cheese (for calcium), as well as cereals and whole grain bread (for fiber and minerals).

And so that you never feel deprived, you can enjoy a limited amount of goodies that include higher calorie, less filling foods like chocolate, chips, and alcohol.

For more information, please visit or call 0344 897 8000.

Carrot cup cake

Ready in 5 minutes plus standing

Served 1

  • 2 level tablespoons of self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp ground mixed seasoning
  • 1 small carrot, peeled, ½ grated and ½ peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • Non-fat Greek natural yogurt for serving
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg to dust

Carrot cup cake

Put the flour, spice mixture and sweetener in a 250 ml beaker and stir. Add the grated carrot, egg and milk and stir again.

Place the mug in the center of the microwave turntable and cook for 2 minutes or until it rises. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Put the cake on a plate. Add a dash of yogurt, dust it with cinnamon or nutmeg, and decorate with the carrot ribbons.

Old school bananas and pudding

Ready in 10 minutes

Served 4

  • 3 medium-sized egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 level teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Grind allspice or nutmeg to a dust

Old school bananas and pudding

In a heatproof bowl, mix the cornmeal with 2 tablespoons of milk to make a smooth paste, then beat in the sweetener, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. Heat the rest of the milk in a saucepan over low heat for about 2-3 minutes.

Pour the hot milk over the egg yolks and stir until everything is well mixed.

Pour everything back into a clean saucepan over low heat and cook for about 5 minutes or until smooth and thickened.

Pour the warm pudding into heat-resistant dessert glasses or bowls, place the bananas on top and dust with allspice or nutmeg before serving.

Blueberry Cobbler

Ready in 35 minutes

Served 6

  • 350 g fresh (or thawed frozen) blueberries
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large unwaxed lemon
  • 1 level teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 small pot of fat-free vanilla yogurt

Blueberry jelly

Preheat the oven to 200 ° C / fan 180 ° C / gas 6.

Put the blueberries, 2 tablespoons of sweetener, lemon zest and juice in a small baking dish and mix well.

Rub the spread, the remaining sweetener and the vanilla extract into the flour until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Now stir in 3 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt to bring the mixture to a soft batter and spoon 6 large drops over the blueberries. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Distribute in bowls and drizzle over the remaining yogurt to serve.

Choc 'N' date Brownies

Ready in 50 minutes, plus cooling

Power 16

  • 2 large brown-skinned sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 12 dried Medjool dates, stoned and roughly chopped
  • 2 level tablespoons low-fat spread
  • 6 levels of cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon powdered sugar to dust

Choc & # 39; n & # 39; Date Brownies

Preheat your oven to 180 ° C / 160 ° C / Gas 4 and line the base and sides of an 18 cm square cake pan with a loose base with non-stick baking paper.

Steam the sweet potatoes for 10 minutes or until tender. Let them cool down a bit.

Put the oats in a food processor and flash until you have fine crumbs.

Add the sweetener, egg, dates, spread, cocoa powder, sweet potatoes, and a pinch of salt and stir to form a thick, smooth paste.

Pour into the prepared can, smooth the surface and carefully put the raspberries into the mixture at regular intervals.

Bake for 35 minutes, then leave to cool in the can. Place on a board, then peel off the parchment paper and throw away.

Cut into equal squares and serve dusted with powdered sugar.

Persian poached pears

Ready in 50 minutes plus standing

Served 4

  • 2 lemon-ginger tea bags
  • Large pinch of saffron threads
  • 4 medium-sized conference pears, peeled, with intact stems
  • 150 ml unsweetened cloudy apple juice
  • Thinly peeled zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 150g fat-free natural cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon rose water to taste
  • Pink rose petals to decorate

Persian poached pears

Put the tea bags and saffron in a large heat-resistant jug, pour 1 liter of boiling water and leave for 30 minutes. Discard the tea bags.

Put the pears straight in a small deep saucepan and pour them over the tea and apple juice. Add the cinnamon sticks, orange peel and juice and honey. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to very low and simmer for 25 minutes or until the pears are just tender.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pears (but not the liquid) into small dessert bowls.

Turn the heat back on and cook the liquid vigorously for 15 minutes or until reduced to about 400 ml.

Let cool slightly, then strain the liquid over the pears and either let cool or set aside at room temperature.

You can reserve the cinnamon sticks and orange peel for decorating.

In the meantime, mix the cream cheese and rose water in a small bowl.

Decorate each pear with rose petals, cinnamon sticks and orange peel and serve warm or cold with the rose water cream.

Chocolate ice cream

Ready in 15 minutes plus freezing

Makes 800g

  • 350 g non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 500g fat-free natural cream cheese
  • 1 level teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 level tablespoons of cocoa powder

Chocolate ice cream

Mix all ingredients (except for the waffles) in a large bowl, then transfer to a freezer-safe container with a large lid and freeze firmly. Pour the mixture into a food processor and whisk into a thick, mushy puree.

Return to the container and refreeze until solid again. Repeat this process two more times. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before you eat so the ice cream is soft enough to scoop. Serve in bowls with fan wafers.

toffee Apple rice pudding

Ready in 35 minutes

Served 4

  • 1 small pot of fat-free toffee yogurt
  • 1 red apple, pitted and thinly sliced

Toffee apple rice pudding

Put rice and milk in a saucepan over high heat, bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat, stir in yoghurt and sweetener and distribute on dessert glasses or bowls. Put the apple slices in the top like broken pieces, dust with cinnamon and serve.

Jelly bread and butter pudding

Ready in 45 minutes plus cooling

Served 6

  • 8 cardamom pods, lightly chopped
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 8 slices of white bread (from a small 400 g bread), crusts removed
  • 4 tbsp jam with reduced sugar content
  • Finely grated peel of 1 orange
  • Simple quark or fat-free natural cream cheese to serve

Jelly bread and butter pudding

Put milk, cardamom pods and cinnamon in a saucepan, place on low heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat, let cool for 20 minutes, and strain into a jug, discarding the cardamom pods.

In the meantime, spray a large casserole dish with low-calorie cooking spray. Spread the spread and jam on 1 side of each slice of bread. Cut each slice into 4 triangles and place them all in the prepared bowl with the jam side up, overlapping each other so that everything fits inside.

Whisk the cooled milk, eggs, sweetener and orange zest together and pour the mixture over the bread. Let rest for 20 minutes so that the bread can soak up all the liquid.

Preheat the oven to 190 ° C / fan 170 ° C / gas 5.

Bake for 20-25 minutes and serve hot with the quark or Fromage Frais.

All recipes come from the recipe book of Slimming World Take 5, Second Helpings.

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