Slimmers shouldn’t be scared this Halloween
A local weight-loss expert says eating healthily needn’t be scary this Halloween – and slimmers can even save money this fright night,
Adele who runs the Rush and Skerries Slimming World groups says anyone watching their weight can whip up a delicious, guilt-free meal with the leftovers from their Halloween lanterns.
She said: ‘At Halloween lots of us love to hollow out pumpkins to make scary faces, whether it’s for parties, decoration or as a fun family activity. Very often we throw the flesh in the compost or the bin without a second thought, but anyone doing that is wasting a healthy and filling food that could be the basis of a spookily great family meal.
‘From pumpkin curry to pumpkin soup, there are loads of tasty meals you can create with chunks of pumpkin. My favourite is a delicious and filling Pumpkin, bacon and sage tagliatelle, though, and my whole family loves it too.’
Adele’s recipe (at slmmingworld.co.uk) is based on Slimming World’s Food Optimising healthy eating plan, which allows slimmers to satisfy their appetite on a wide range of healthy, filling foods like fruit and veg, lean meat, fish, pasta, rice, eggs and more. It means they can lose weight without going hungry.
She says traditional Halloween goodies can be enjoyed by Slimming World members, too: ‘When people join our groups they soon realise that we’re not about dieting and deprivation. Instead our members make life-long changes to the way that they shop, cook and eat and learn how to make healthy choices so they can still enjoy treats, like chocolate, sweets, wine and more, in moderation as well.’