The Slimming World free foods you need to stock up on

Prima Team
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From Prima

If you're on Slimming World, free foods are a great way to stick to the SW Food Optimising eating plan.

From dairy to vegetables, fruit and proteins, there's plenty of free foods to choose from when putting together tasty Slimming World recipes. Free foods are those you're allowed to have an unlimited amount of when on the plan.

We all need a bit more inspiration from time-to-time to keep our diet goals fresh and our motivation strong. That's why we've teamed up with Slimming World to create this handy guide to Slimming World free foods – alongside some Slimming World meal ideas that are easy to make.

A is for… Asparagus

Asparagus is a real treat and its delicate flavour goes perfectly in this fab frittata (top picture). This also makes a luscious lunchbox filler.

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B is for… Beetroot

Fresh beetroot lends its amazing colour and distinctive flavour to this seriously satisfying roasted beetroot risotto.

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C is for… Cucumber

Give your cucumbers a break from salad duty and try stir-frying them instead! You’ll love them in this sizzling five-spice cucumber and chicken stir-fry.

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D is for… Duck

Roasted duck breast feels like a real treat, yet it’s surprisingly easy to prepare. It’s a fab flavour twist the whole family will enjoy.

E is for… Eggs

Boiled, poached, pickled or fried… we love eggs! Super filling, quick to prepare and so versatile.

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F is for… Fromage frais

Fat-free natural fromage frais is a brilliant ingredient when you want to make a creamy sauce. And it’s equally yummy on top of a bowl of freshly chopped fruit!

G is for… Green beans

As well as a delicious side dish, green beans are great in stews and curries.

H is for… Ham

Sliced in sandwiches or used in thicker cuts for tray bakes and potato hash – ham has loads of variety. You could even use the lean canned variety for a great budget feast.

I is for… Iceberg lettuce

Perfect for crunchy salads, Iceberg lettuce is a staple for any Slimming World enthusiast!

J is for… Jackfruit

Jackfruit is so hot right now! It has a lovely firm texture and works brilliantly in place of pulled pork or in tasty noodle dishes.

K is for… Kale

Try roasting your kale for a few minutes with a little salt and nutmeg. A great crunchy snack – the perfect accompaniment to Chinese-style dishes.

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L is for…Lamb

Whether you like yours as part of a traditional Sunday roast, grilled on the barbeque or slow cooked in a delicious Greek-style dish, there are loads of delicious lamb dishes to try.

M is for… Mushrooms

There are so many different types of mushrooms to try – from field to button. Why not rustle up a meat-free marvel by swapping the meat in your usual pasta dish for a yummy mushroom medley?

N is for… Nectarine

Sweet and delicious, nectarines are just the ticket to stop you reaching for the sweetie jar.

O is for… Onions

One of the most versatile veggies around! Whether it’s adding red onion to a tasty salad or bulking out your spag bol, onions are a veg drawer staple.

P is for… Potatoes

There’s a lot of love for the humble potato. Roasted, chipped, mashed… it’s no wonder potatoes are one of our favourites. These Indian-style spicy masala fries are delicious with just about anything.

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Q is for… Quinoa

Quinoa (or keen-wa!) has a lovely nutty flavour that goes well with a variety of dishes. Why not try it in place of rice or couscous, or with a side of roasted veg?

R is for… Rice

From paella to kedgeree, there are lots of rice dishes to enjoy. This more-ish dirty rice ‘n’ peas recipe has two inspirations: the smoky flavours of Louisiana in America’s Deep South, and rice ‘n’ peas from the Caribbean.

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S is for… Salmon

Known as the king of fish, salmon is so versatile. Whether you like it pan-fried, roasted, smoked or flaked you’re always in for a tasty treat.

T is for…Turkey

Turkey isn’t just for Christmas! Turkey mince is a fab low-fat option for stir fries, burgers and chillies.

U is for… Ugli fruit

A harsh name for a food if ever we heard one! ugli fruit is a cross between a mandarin, orange and a grapefruit commonly found in Jamaica. If you spot one out and about, give it a try!

V is for…Venison

Venison is a great choice for meat-lovers as it is rich and tasty yet also very lean. Why not show it off by serving it with noodles and a Chinese-style sauce?

W is for… Watercress

Full of flavour and fabulous peppery-ness – watercress can even be used to make your own pesto! Include the stalks too so nothing gets wasted.

X is for… Xigua

We might have cheated a little bit on this one… but did you know that Xigua is the Chinese name for watermelon? Which we all know is a tasty and delicious snack – and full of vitamins to boot!

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Y is for… Yogurt

Fat-free natural yogurt is fab as a fast snack – but also has many other uses in the kitchen. Whether it’s mixing with mint to make a tasty dressing or swirling on top of a bowl of soup, we’ve got a whole lotta love for yogurt!

Z is for… Zest

Ok… we struggled with this one! However, the grated zest of citrus fruits is a wonderful way to bring a flash of colour and zing to so many dishes. It’s simply the zest!

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Slimming World’s Free Food A-Z is on general sale in Slimming World groups priced £4.95.

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