Slim down FOR THE party season
RUSHED off your feet in the run-up to Christmas, it can be easy to think you just haven’t got time to make dinner — and reach instead for the phone and your favourite takeaway menu when you get home at night. But not only can the cost of regular takeaways add up alarmingly, they’re also heavily laden with extra calories that will see your waistline expanding before the festive food season even starts. Luckily, the experts at Slimming World have come to the rescue with a mouthwatering selection of fuss-free 30-minute dinners that could help you to feel gorgeous in your party clothes and see you start the month with more energy and confidence, as part of our exclusive Daily Mail series. Slimming World is the UK and Ireland’s favourite weight-loss organisation*, with 50 years’ experience in helping millions of slimmers shed unwanted pounds without feeling hungry or deprived. The organisation has 900,000 members and 19,000 weekly meetings — and its ethos of losing weight while enjoying delicious, satisfying food and joining a group for support and motivation from other slimmers is key to its success. If you’ve made a start on the meal planners published in Saturday’s Weekend magazine and in yesterday’s Mail on Sunday, you could already be a pound or two lighter. And you could be well on your way to losing up to 7lb in two weeks in time for Christmas while enjoying tasty and filling meals. ** Today, we continue our brilliant series with tempting, but super-simple dinner suggestions that take only 30 minutes to prepare, from fridge to fork yet will help you to shed unwanted pounds with a well-earned and sustaining meal at the end of a long day. So what are you waiting for? You could soon be tucking into wholesome, walletfriendly meals such as fennel seed and chilli sausage pasta or old-fashioned chicken stew in less time than it takes for you to order a high-calorie pizza and wait for your doorbell to ring.