Welcome to Slim Easy Diet

     Welcome to Slim Easy Diet

Being Slim and looking terrific! This is what we all aspire to be. Well I have some good news for you, it can happen and without too much pain. The first thing you have to remove from your brain is the word Diet. Why you ask? Well if you are like myself you have been yo yo dieting your entire adult life and just the very word makes you feel hungry. We were all informed the only way we are going to lose Weight and look trim taut and terrific is to cut out everything we like and live on lettuce leaves. It doesn’t work does it? We are here to help achieve your ideal body image by changing your lifestyle and once you have a taste of it you… Continue reading

Mucho Grande Chicken Stack – Annette Sym

Mucho Grande Chicken Stack

SERVES: 6

RECIPE FROM SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BOOK 7

400g raw skinless chicken breast 1½ teaspoons cumin 1½ teaspoons dried coriander 1½ teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/8  teaspoon dried chilli powder cooking spray ½ cup onion diced 2 teaspoons crushed garlic (in jar) Continue reading

Losing Weight When You Feel You Cannot

If you know you need to lose weight and do not think you can then you have a problem. There are so many people today that are overweight and have trouble losing it, simply because they feel they cannot. I was one of those non-believers also, I hated what I looked like in the mirror and told myself it would be too hard. I felt as if I was losing control and being unhappy every day.

I was always active before I became overweight and had never had problems with weight gain until after I had my children. I knew that I needed to take charge of my life and get back into the swing of things.

I started by doing simple things, which included cutting back on what I ate, as I think my main problem was the types… Continue reading

Fruit Mince Pies

 Fruit Mince Pies

Makes 12

RECIPE FROM SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BOOK 2

 

1½ cups self-raising flour

¼ cup sugar

2 tablespoons (30g) Flora Light® margarine

?cup skim milk

1 egg white

flour to roll out pastry Continue reading

COLUMN BY ANNETTE SYM – ASIAN COOKING AND DINING

COLUMN BY ANNETTE SYM – ASIAN COOKING AND DINING

Asian cooking has become common in most Australian kitchens. Stir fries, curries and spicy meals can so easily be made at home now with a variety of pastes and sauces available in our local supermarkets. I recently visited Manly in Sydney and was watching an Asian chef making a dish. He threw in a huge load of oil then as he progressed with his cooking a good amount of salt was added then some coconut cream to finish the dish off. What worries me about eating out is that the people who ordered this dish are probably in ignorant bliss thinking that an Asian stir fry is probably a healthy choice. That particular one the chef was cooking was not. The fat count would have been sky high and the amount… Continue reading

I am a failure – I have put on weight

How many times have we heard that said by someone who has been on a diet?  In fact how many times have we said it ourselves? I will be honest and tell you I have said it many times and proceeded to immediately give away the diet I was on and declaring I will never go on another one again as I am incapable of ever reaching my goal. Does that sound familiar? Unfortunately it does to so many of us. This need not result in a spiralling weight gain like it may have so many times before. We just need to know how to proactively solve this dilemma.

Nothing in this life is easy and dieting is one of those things that does test our willpower and will to succeed. When we realise we have gained some weight,… Continue reading

PIZZA PASTA BAKE

PIZZA PASTA BAKE

SERVES:  6

RECIPE FROM SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BOOK 4 

2 cups dried penne pasta

cooking spray

1 teaspoon crushed garlic (in jar)

1 cup green capsicum cut into strips

1 small onion sliced

2 cups mushrooms sliced

1 cup (125g) 97% fat free thick sliced ham (KR®) cut into strips Continue reading

Roast Lamb with Mint and Rosemary

SERVES: 6

RECIPE FROM SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BOOK 6

 1 x 1.25kg lean lamb leg roast

1 tablespoon crushed garlic (in jar)

1 tablespoon dried rosemary

½ cup thick mint sauce

cooking spray

 Preheat oven 180°C fan forced.

Place lamb into a plastic container that has a lid. Rub garlic and rosemary all over the lamb. Pour mint sauce over the top of the lamb and rub in. Put lid on container and seal tight. Leave in fridge overnight. Continue reading

ANNETTE SYM COLUMN – CHOOSING CEREAL

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you are busy getting ready for work and getting the kids off to school it makes sense to have something quick and easy. In Australia approximately 80 percent of households start their day with a bowl of cereal.

You only have to walk down the cereal aisle in the supermarket to realise just how many options are available. But how do you decide what is healthy? Forget the hype on the front of the pack and go straight to the INGREDIENT LIST and NUTRITIONAL PANEL.

Here’s some tips:

  • High sugar cereals aren’t the ideal choice. Anything that has sugar listed in the first three ingredients should be left on the shelf.
  • Choose high fibre options as they keep you feeling fuller for longer. You want a… Continue reading