We are travelling to Mauritius in 48 days time and therefore a diet is definitely in order! However, as the weather is so nice at the minute, I am not going to miss out on having fun with my friends. So here is how to have a healthy BBQ with Slimming World. I tried to lose weight for our trip to Jamaica but that didn’t work!
I’ve been with Slimming World for just 2.5 weeks and have already lost 5.5lbs (I might add I have 3 1/2 stone to lose)
Having been on endless diets, from the Cambridge Diet, to calorie counting but for me now, nothing works as well as Slimming World. I had heard so many great things about it, and thought lets give it a go.
My diet has changed massively since changing to Slimming World, I used to drink a lot of white wine, eat a lot of white bread, I love cheese, and did what a lot of mums do, and finish off Freddie’s left overs! Now I don’t do any of these things, I have one slice of wholemeal bread a day, plus endless fruit and vegetables. There is so much free food, I am never hungry. Although I might add I did have stomach ache a lot in the first week, as I was not used to all the food! But it went off in week 2, and I definitely feel much better for it.
How to have a Healthy BBQ
As it is BBQ season, I thought I would try and find a way of eating healthily without missing out. How to have a healthy BBQ….. well actually it is quite easy. I have put together my shopping list and I will share all of the food and drink I plan to eat.
For the BBQ
- Skinless and boneless chicken breasts
- Salad (Rocket, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley)
- Red Onions
- Dried BBQ seasoning
- Fat free vinaigrette
- Lean meat
- Red wine vinegar
- Corn on the cob
- Dry rice
- Dried chilli flakes
For the drink
- Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin
- Slim line tonic
- Ice (obviously you don’t need to buy this if you are more organised than me!)
Healthy Food for the BBQ
This is such an easy and healthy option, you can add your favourite vegetables to skewers and just pop them on the BBQ. Also it looks super colourful!
Cook 300g of pasta according to the packet and leave it to cool.
For the vinaigrette: Mix 4 tbsp fat free vinaigrette, 1 small garlic clove, crushed. 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1/2 tsp dried red chilli flakes.
For the salad: Mix rocket, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, 400g mixed beans and add it to the cool pasta. Mix in the vinaigrette and add some parsley on top.
Check out the recipe here from slimming world. It went down really well and was even enjoyed by the kids.
Corn on the Cob
This is super easy as you don’t actually do anything! Just pop them on the BBQ and they taste delicious.
Garlic and Chilli Prawn Skewers
Put some garlic, chilli flakes and mix it with the prawns.
This is nice and easy, as you can see from the photo there is a lot of fat still left on some of these wagyu steaks. However, if you make sure you only eat the beef it is fine. My God it was delicious. You could do very lean pork or lamb as well.
Chicken Breast with BBQ Rub
This was chicken breast, sprayed with Fry Lite and some BBQ dried rub. Filling and super healthy.
Low Syn Alcoholic Drinks
This is my favourite gin for the summer, Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin with slim line tonic, frozen strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. This is only 3 syns on Slimming World (but you do have to measure the gin!!!)
Its weigh day tomorrow, so I am hoping to reach the 1/2 stone target on week 3. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Do you have any other how to have a healthy BBQ? If so please let me know below.
If you are looking for other healthy summer buffet ideas check out Just Average Jens post.