Syn Free Pizza

Syn Free Pizza

Hello Lovelies 

I tried this at the weekend after a bit of trepidation and I was suitably impressed. Bit of a taste sensation to get your head used to but if it’s another syn free take away alternative then it’s worth a try isn’t it?

What I will say is you’re best off making this base quite thick so that it is nice and firm. I used a 8″ frying pan and I probably wouldn’t go any larger than that. You can easily make 2 bases one after the other and bake them together.

Makes 1 pizza which serves 2 as a lunch snack or with accompaniments for tea or 1 very hungry slimmer! 


120-125g mashed potato flakes (Smash or stores own brand both work the same)
Boiling water
Fry Light
Mixed herbs
Garlic ( any form you like but not puree in a tube)
1-2tbsp Passata / tinned tomatoes (not puree)
Chilli flakes / tabasco (optional)
Topping – Ham and Mushroom for me, both are syn free so you can pile it high.
Grated Cheese – You can use your HEXA allowance for this or syn it.. Of course using the HEXA makes it syn free


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees 

In a large bowl, mix your mashed potato flakes with a little mixed herbs and garlic salt and with enough boiling water to make a firm dough, as if you were baking bread. Allow this to cool.

Once cool, warm a small frying pan and spray liberally with Fry Light to avoid sticking. 

With your hands and a spoon, mould the potato dough in to the frying pan in a giant patty that fills the pan completely. Make sure the base is even and there are no holes.

Fry on a medium heat for around 5 minutes on each side until a lovely deep golden brown colour. You will need to flip the base over using the plate and pan method so that it doesn’t break whilst flipping. Leave to cool on a wire rack to help the base crisp up.

In a bowl, mix your passata with your additional flavourings such as garlic herbs and spicyness and spread across the base.

Pile on your toppings and then lash on the cheese. Word of warning… I tried to use my 2 babybell lights grated on top and the melt wasn’t fantastic so definitely worth using the hard cheese HEXA option.

Put the pizza on a pizza tray / wire rack / grill pan and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the pizza base has deepend in colour and the cheese is bubbling away nicely.

You might need a knife and fork to eat this as the base is never going to be as rigid as a proper pizza but you can still pick it up. The only thing I can liken the base too is potatoe smiley faces. Crispy on the outside but fluffy and potatoey in the middle.

We thoroughly enjoyed this and I hope you do too!


Slimming World Syn Free Tortilla Doritos!

Slimming World Syn Free Tortilla Doritos!
Hello lovelies,I did a shout out on Twitter earlier this evening on whether anyone would be interested in a recipe for Syn Free Slimming World Tortilla style Doritos.

I follow the Extra Easy plan so this is totally free.You can vary this recipe for italian style, indian, mexican or plain.

What you will need :

Dried lasagne sheets (each sheet makes 6 crisps so judge how many you want to use)
Fry Light misting spray
Seasoning of choice.

Pre heat your oven to 200 degrees.

In a large saucepan, boil the full lasagne sheets until they are cooked, soft and floppy.

Drain and rinse with cold water until cool enough to handle. Make sure as much water is removed as possible.
Sprinkle each side of the boiled pasta with salt lightly and then your flavouring of choice. For italian, use garlic salts and herbs, for indian, use curry powder and for a mexican twist I like to use the Nando’s Peri Peri. It’s about £1.99 for a 90g shaker.

I cut each sheet in to 3, and then turn each of those 3 in to triangle dorito shapes.

Place on a non stick over tray and spray finely and lightly with Fry Light. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes, turning half way through.


Depending on your brand of pasta, you can play around with timings and whether you use Fry Light or not. It’s entirely down to you.

I have a recipe for Syn Free garlic battered mushrooms and garlic dip next if anyone is interested in that?


Fit not Fat 2012 Challenge

Fit not Fat 2012 Challenge
Hello Lovelies, 
As some of you may remember, I embarked on a healthy living plan last year called Fit not Fat… I even coined that name myself!

Well I did quite well on it, making healthy choices and increasing my activity. Sadly over the winter months my work load drastically increased with both the day job, the business and finding time to write lovely little blog posts for all you lovelies! Add to that the dark nights, cold weather and well you can guess the rest… the care and attention slipped slightly.

As a bit of a back story, I lost over 6 stone when I got married and did it in about 6-10 month (I did some maintaining!) and now I’m back on the diet bandwagon. Previously I had lots of success with Weight Watchers but the plan just doesn’t fit with mine and my husbands lifestyle at the moment so we have moved on to something new.

We don’t gorge on takeaways and convenience food, we do eat pretty healthy, lots of veg and fruit and make all our meals from scratch but obviously not healthy enough eh!

On Twitter, I was recently speaking to the most beautiful Kellie (@bigfashionista – go check her blog out, it’s all kind of awesome) and we were comparing our coping methods for getting through the tough weeks. Kellie said she felt better by chatting about her weight loss journey on her blog and I said I quite felt the opposite. I feel it’s easier to deal with those tough days when you NEED to have 2 packets of crisps if no one knows you’re dieting to give you crap.

This got me thinking over night and I thought I’d give it a try, talking about my diet journey here on my website.
I am following the Slimming World Extra Easy plan as I find it fits my lifestyle perfectly.
In my first week I have lost 7lb. I realise this isn’t going to be attainable every week but I would like to aim for 4lb a week as I have a LOOOOT to lose!

Other than good health I have picked 2 motivation points to spur me on on my journey. I don’t have a set weight I want to be as I think it’s just figures and numbers but I do have a dress size in mind and I’ll stop once I reach it.

Motivation point #1 : Husband has promised to get his first tattoo when I lose 5 stone (a fair target, and a long story)

Motivation point #2 : I’m going to New York in October and I plan on being a lot skinnier so I can fill 2 suitcases with new clothes (Don’t tell the husband please ok?)

Motivation point #3 : If I reach my personal goal, I’m going to buy myself a new Mulberry handbag. I could buy one now but it will be more rewarding to challenge myself right?

My weigh in days are Thursdays so I shall try to remember to keep you all posted

Are you following a New Year Diet? Have you done Slimming World before? Want to be motivation buddies to keep each other going?


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