Oxo Spiralizer (review)

Hi Guys!

Today I am bringing you a review on my most loved kitchen gadget so far. The table top spiralizer by Oxo. I did a video review and recipe on my youtube channel, and you can check it out here or if you’d prefer it in my own words,ย keep reading.

This spiralizer is a game changer! It is so handy to have when I am doing SP days or I want to cut down on carbs.

SP days on slimming world are protein & speed foods only; for example apples, pears, raspberries, carrot, courgette, cucumber.

This spiralizer has a suction cup on the bottom and a leaver at the side to keep it in place, with a little lip to lift to aid in removing the spiralizer from the counter with ease.


There are 3 blades, spaghetti, fettuccine & ribbon. Each blade creates its own unique shape.


Spaghetti great for noodles

Fettuccine creates a thicker noodle & curly fries

Ribbon create long, thin & wide strands

I love the spaghetti for carrots and courgette but when I fancy a thicker noodle the Fettuccine blade is fantastic. I use the ribbon blade made for cucumber and Apple. I make roses from apples, such a fun and visually pleasing part on the plate.

 

 

I have used the fettuccine blade in both boomerangs.

With this Jerk chicken dish, I used the spaghetti blade to create courgette and carrot noodles.


I used the fettuccine blade to make the curly fries. I do love this blade.


Here I used the ribbon blade to create a flower from an apple.

This dish I made spiralized courgette cups. Recipe is in this video.

You can do so much with the spiralizer, from simple dishes to creative ones, so every day can be unique and make your food visually pleasing; as well as being yummy!

I have used other spiralizers but in my honest opinion this has been the best one I have tried, mainly because of the simplistic nature of how you use it. The suction cup is a must and for a busy mum like myself the cleaning it easily and quickly is fantastic thanks to its modular design.

One thing to be aware of, when buying vegetables like carrots and courgettes, they do need to be at least 1.2 or 1.5 inches thick and make sure to chop each end, giving the vegetable a flat surface.

The Oxo spiralizer is BPA free and the blades are stainless steel, which is fantastic!

It really is a must have gadget as I would be lost without it now and I could sing it’s praises all day. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you pick up your own spiralizer, tag me on instagram, twitterย or Facebook and leave me a comment below, I would love to see your creations.

Until next time,

NEVER STOP & STAY STRONG x

 

 

 

 

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Low syn Baked Oats | Slimming World

I haven’t made baked oats in a while and I missed them. So I made a video which is live on YouTube and you can view it by clicking here.

These baked oats are 4 syns for both, using your hexb & part hexa. Great for breakfast or evening snack, they taste so naughty and it feels like you’re having a nice treat for little syns. 

What you will need:

  • 35g oats (hexb)
  • 50mls of skimmed milk ( 1.5 syns per 100ml so I would say 1 syn or take the amount from your hexa) *
  • 1 egg (protein)
  • 2 caps of Salted Caramel extract or a flavouring of your choice (free)
  • 1 tsp of sweetener
  • Nutella (4 syns per level tbsp)
  • Muffin tray
  • 2 silicone cases

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees

Measure your 35g oats and put in a jug with your milk and stir. Then add in your egg and mix throughly. Then add your sweetner and flavouring of your choice. Combine all together. 

Place your silicone cases onto your muffin tray or tray, then pour in the mixture. 

Using a measuring spoon, take one tbsp of Nutella and plop half into each of the muffin mixture.

Now you can lick the spoon ๐Ÿ˜‹

Put into your oven on 180 for 20-25 mins. Then leave to cool for 3-5 mins.

Then pop them out and enjoy as they are or decorate it with Sweet Freedom chocshot.

Serve with some speed food and yogurt, or if you’re having an SP day have some quark. 

These muffins are perfect for an SP day because it used milk and not yogurt. 

If you make them be sure to let me know here, YouTube or tag me on Instagram as I’d love to see. 

I hope you enjoy x 

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*please check the syn values of the brand of Milk & other products to protect your weight loss. Syns do vary with brand labels. 

If you want to syn your Oats instead of using your heathy extra b you can, just make sure to check the syn values in your book or the slimming world website. 

All syn values are correct at the time of posting this recipe, if you’re viewing at a later date please check the syn values to protect your weight loss. 

Low syn chocolate waffles (slimming world)ย 

Preheat your over to 180 degrees. 

You need:

  • Blender
  • Silicone waffle mould
  • 2 x Weetabix (hexb)
  • 2 Eggs (protein)
  • 1 cap full of Salted caramel (free)
  • 1/2 Mullerlight Toffee (free)
  • 1 tsp (1/2 syn) Sweet Freedom Choc shot 
  • 1tbsp (4 syns) Nutella
  • Banana (to top)

Put the weetabix in a blender and blend into a fine powder. Then add the sweetner, eggs and extract, then blend together. Once combined add the muller light and Sweet Freedom Choc shot then blitz all together.

Spray the mould with frylight, you don’t have to but I just find it easier to pop them out. Now pour the mixture into the silicone mould. I put my mould onto tray before pouring, so it would save any spillage or accidents when moving to the oven (if you are anything like me I usually spill one thing a day ๐Ÿ˜‚) 

The oven will be on 180 degrees and bake for 30 mins.

Once baked, lift them out and place a plate on top, flip upside down and they should fall out from the mould easily. 

Place slices of banana around the waffles and top with Nutella. 

Tada you are done. I hope you enjoy x 

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If you want to syn your weetabix instead of using your heathy extra b you can, just make sure to check the syn values in your book or the slimming world app/website. 

All syn values are correct at the time of posting this recipe, if you’re viewing at a later date please check the syn values to protect your weight loss. 

Low syn baked oat waffles with peanut butter (slimming world)

Preheat your over to 180 degrees

What you will need:

  • Blender
  • Waffle mould
  • 35g oats (hexb)
  • 50mls of skimmed milk ( 1.5 syns per 100ml so I would say 1 syn or take the amount from your hexa) *
  • 1 egg (protein)
  • 2 caps of Vanilla (free)
  • Whole Earth peanut butter) 4.5 syns per level tbsp)
  • Quark (free)

Measure your 35g oats and put them in a blender and blend until a fine powder. Add milk, egg, sweetener and vanilla extract; blend altogether. 

Frylight the waffle mould and place it onto a tray, then pour in the mixture. 

Now place in the oven on 180 degree for 20-25 minutes.

Once baked, take the waffle out of the oven, place a plate on top and flip over, they should come out easily. 

Serve with some speed food, yogurt, or if you’re having an SP day have some quark, like I did here and I added some peanut butter ๐Ÿ˜‹

If you make them be sure to let me know here, YouTube or tag me on Instagram as I’d love to see.

Enjoy you gorgeous bunch x 

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*please check the syn values of the brand of Milk & other products to protect your weight loss. Syns do vary with brand labels. 

If you want to syn your Oats instead of using your heathy extra b you can, just make sure to check the syn values in your book or the slimming world website. 

All syn values are correct at the time of posting this recipe, if you’re viewing at a later date please check the syn values to protect your weight loss. 

Low syn Chocolate coconut weetabix muffins | Just Julie Bake’s (slimming world)

Low syn chocolate coconut weetabix muffins.

You need:

  • Blender
  • Silicone muffin cases
  • Muffin tray
  • 2 x Weetabix (hexb)
  • 2 Eggs (protein)
  • 1 cap full of Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Mullerlight Vanilla with dark chocolate sprinkles (free)
  • 1 tsp (1/2 syn) Sweet Freedom Choc shot coconut 
  • 1tbsp (4 syns) Nutella
  • Apple (or speed of your choice)
  • Banana (to top)

Put the weetabix in a blender and blend into a fine powder. Then add the sweetner, eggs and extract, then blend together. Once combined add the muller light and Sweet Freedom Choc shot coconut then blitz all together.

Now spoon the mixture into the silicone moulds, I put my moulds into a muffin tray to help keep the shape. Then the oven will be on 180 degrees for 25-30 mins.

I like to switch the oven off and leave them in there for 3-5 mins to cool down.

Then once you take them out, use the Nutella to top the muffins, place a slice of banana on each muffin and chop up the apple. I’ve been using an apple cutter I got from Asda for ยฃ1. (Can be seen on my Instagram

Make sure to have the rest of your yogurt, banana and any other speed or free fruit you fancy! Keeping to plan. Or keep the banana and yogurt for a nice dessert later ๐Ÿ˜‹

This mixture will make 5 muffins and if you use the syn amounts I have provided it will be 4.5 syns and hexb.

I hope you enjoy x 

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If you want to syn your weetabix instead of using your heathy extra b you can, just make sure to check the syn values in your book or the slimming world app/website. 

All syn values are correct at the time of posting this recipe, if you’re viewing at a later date please check the syn values to protect your weight loss. 

Chocolate orange low syn weetabix muffins | slimming world

You need:

  • Blender
  • Silicone muffin cases
  • Muffin tray
  • 2 x Weetabix (hexb)
  • 2 Eggs (protein)
  • 1 cap full of Orange extract
  • 1/2 Mullerlight orange with dark chocolate sprinkles (free)
  • 1 tsp (1/2 syn) Sweet Freedom Choc shot orange spice
  • 1tbsp (4 syns) Nutella
  • Satuma/orange

Put the weetabix in a blender and blend into a fine powder. Then add the sweetner, eggs and extract, then blend together. Once combined add the muller light and Sweet Freedom Choc shot orange spice then blitz all together.

Now spoon the mixture into the silicone moulds, I put my moulds into a muffin tray to help keep the shape. Then the oven will be on 180 degrees for 25-30 mins.

I like to switch the oven off and leave them in there for 5 mins to cool down.

Then once you take them out, use the Nutella to top the muffins, place a piece of orange on each muffin, grate some zest if you wish and then can top with more Sweet Freedom Choc shot orange spice. *note* this would be extra so make sure to syn it (1/2 syn per teaspoon)

Make sure to have the rest of your yogurt, orange and any other speed or free fruit you fancy! Keeping to plan. 

This mixture will make 4 muffins and if you use the syn amounts I have provided it will be 4.5 syns and hexb. If you top the muffins with more Choc shot remember to add another 1/2 syn making it 5 syns and hexb. 

I hope you enjoy x 

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If you want to syn your weetabix instead of using your heathy extra b you can, just make sure to check the syn values in your book or the slimming world website. 

All syn values are correct at the time of posting this recipe, if you’re viewing at a later date please check the syn values to protect your weight loss. 

Top 10 low syn treats

Hey guys!

I thought I would share my current top 10 favourite low syn treats. I have included the syn value for a high syn treat & that’s because it was in the photo ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Tasty Little Numbers chocolate dusted blueberries are 5 syns. (Available from Amazon & boots) 

Cheetos are 3.5 syns (Available in Supermarkets)

Tasty Little Numbers Yoghurt Raisins are 5 syns. (Available from Amazon & boots)

Tasty Little Numbers both are 5 syns. (Available from Amazon & Boots)


Kellogg’s Squares are 5.5 syns (available in local shops & supermarkets)


Snaps are 3 syns & Fry’s Chocolate Cream 10 syns. (Available in Asda & Home Bargains)


Candy land Nougat for 6.5 syns. (Available in B&M & Home Bargains)


Lotus Biscoff are 3 syns per pack and come in a pack of two. (Available in the pound shop)


Twister (80ml) for 4 syns & (the 50ml is 2 syns)

*all syn values are correct at the time of posting. Please protect your own weightloss by checking the weight of the product (I buy multipacks) and the syns calculator. 

If you pick up any of these treats, let me know what you think ๐Ÿ’• enjoy! 

Join Slimming World with a free membership

Hey guys,

I shared this across social media, so why not my blog in case you haven’t seen. 

A free membership voucher will be in Best magazine on sale Tuesday 15th to 21st November 2016. It’s valid for 2 weeks. The weekly fee is the same at ยฃ4.95.

Joining slimming world is usually ยฃ9.95 and the weekly free is ยฃ4.95, so the money you save can get you another 2 weeks. 

Check the magazine for further T&Cs.

If you have any questions about slimming world, please leave me a comment below or message me on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook or YouTube.

Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ˜˜