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Monday, 5 January 2015

Slimming World Spring Rolls

It's January, and that means for a lot of us it's time to watch the waistline after a bit too much of the old Christmas indulgence. I love spring rolls, but they're not exactly healthy, so Slimming World have come up with a lower fat alternative. For a lighter version of a firm favourite. you can try these instead. They are a little fiddly when it comes to wrapping them up, but definitely worth it in the end - and bonus, you can eat as many as you want!  

To make you will need:

Lasagne sheets (dry to be classed as 'free' on Slimming World) - 1 sheet per roll
Chicken drumsticks with skin removed 
Pack of stir fry vegetables 
Chinese 5 spice seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic and soy sauce 
Low cal cooking spray
Sweet chilli sauce for dipping (this has a 'syn' value) 

Start by seasoning your chicken with the 5 spice, salt and pepper and roast in the oven with all fat removed for about 40 minutes until nice and crispy. In the mean time, put a large pan of water on to boil. 

In a separate pan, stir fry your vegetables with Fry Light or a low calorie spray, lots of seasoning and finish with a dash of soy sauce. Leave to cool while your chicken finishes cooking, then remove it from the oven and shred it all up. 

Add your chicken to your vegetables and taste to make sure it has enough flavour.  Spray some more low cal spray onto a baking sheet and leave to one side for later. Now it's time to prep your lasagne sheets and start rolling! 
This is the fiddly bit, because if you cook them all together they will stick and form a big pasta lump. Boil about five sheets at once, and once soft, gently lift out with a fish slice and place on a surface. Add a small amount of the filling and carefully roll the sheet up. Don't worry if it falls out, you can stuff it back in.

Once you've rolled up your five, then boil another batch of pasta sheets and repeat until you've made as many spring rolls as you like. Spray the tops with a little more Fry Light and pop in the oven for about 20 minutes or until crispy. 

Leave to cool for a few minutes, then cut in half for a totally 'free' Slimming World bite size snack. Serve with some sweet chilli sauce. which is 1.5 syns per tablespoon. 

Tip: you can also freeze them before baking and whip them out before a party so they're fresh - just freeze on the tray, loosely covered with clingfilm. Then when you're ready, bake for about 35 mins or until piping hot through and crisp. Enjoy! 

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