Slim­mers shouldn’t be scared this Hal­loween

Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.’

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