Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

Christmas Dinner can be a real stress, so we’ve got our Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner to help make it easier!

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

We asked our Facebook Group members what their best advice for a stress free Christmas dinner, and as always they’ve come up with some fab advice!

Eat a good breakfast

Making sure you’re not hungry whilst preparing a big Christmas dinner is pretty key to avoiding all the tempting snacks.

It’s great to have something special for Christmas brekkie. This Syn Free Smoked Salmon, Potato Rösti and Poached Eggs recipe would make a great luxurious breakfast, whilst saving your Syns for later in the day!

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

Check out Our Top 6 Slimming World Breakfast Ideas!

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

Preparation

One of the most popular pieces of advices from our Facebook Group was about preparation.

“Prep veg and freeze ahead. Make own cranberry sauce and make low syn pigs in blankets and freeze everything else is just a roast dinner”

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

Loads of our recipes for Christmas dinner can be made ahead and frozen:

Make sure you defrost fully and reheat until piping hot!

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World
Half Syn Pigs in Blankets

Prepping your veg the night before is also a great way of relieving a bit of the pressure on the big day. Peel your spuds, carrots and parsnips and leave in water overnight, cook these Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon the night before and reheat on the day.

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

You could even cook your turkey the day before, and then reheat in gravy on Christmas Day – this is particularly useful if you’ve only got a small oven as you can free up a whole heap of oven space!

Don’t stress

It’s Christmas Day, it happens once a year, and it’s a time to have some fun and enjoy yourself.

Don’t let cooking dinner stress you out! One of the most common responses when we asked our Facebook Group for their Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner was to not panic!

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

Another of our Facebook Group members suggested this great tip:

“Heat plates and serving platters, hot food on a stone cold plate is a miserable thing and you will eat too quickly if you are worrying it is going to get cold.”

Delegate

If you’ve got a houseful of family and friends to cook for, don’t let them get away without helping.

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World
Get someone to help prepare these Half Syn Honey Glazed Roast Parsnips!

Get them to lay the table, peel the spuds or stir the gravy. Best of all, make sure you delegate washing up duties, and give someone the most important job of keeping your glass topped up all day!

“Get everyone involved in helping, accept all offers or tell people what you’d like them to do, don’t play the martyr; it’s more fun to share the jobs”

Plan

Not just timings but also Syns. Planning what you’re having an have a think about where you want to use your Syns for the day.

Syn Free Roast Potatoes are a great way of keeping your dinner Syn free, and they’re so good, no one will know that they’re Slimming World friendly!

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

I’m thinking of doing a Syn free dinner so I can have treats in the evening, so that’s fry light roast potatoes, a Slimming World gravy, all veg and turkey, no pigs in blanket but will allow Syns for stuffing”

Our Syn Free Gravy is the perfect way to keep your meal as low Syn as possible!

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

Our very own Michael says:

“My top tip is to make sure that as much as possible is Low Syn or Syn Free, but without compromise. For example, making sure there’s loads of speedy veg on the table and using as little oil as possible. Not everything is going to be completely angelic, but it’s no effort to make some things as healthy as possible whilst still treating yourself”

If you’re saving your Syns for some sweet treats then we’ve got loads of inspiration for you!

Rather than Syn-heavy Christmas pudding for dessert, why not try these Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes.

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

These Low Syn Christmas Cakes are the perfect alternative to a standard Christmas cake, and even have real icing!

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

Keep it simple

If you’re trying to cook 15 veg, 4 sorts of potato, something for Auntie Edna who won’t eat turkey and 6 courses, you’re going to get stressed out.

Keep it straight forward. Don’t feel that you have to prepare a separate meal for those non-Slimming Worlders – you can still have all your favourites without compromising on taste and luxury!

If you want to make a starter, do something cold like this Syn Free Prawn Cocktail.

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

Or make some cold nibbles such as these Half Syn Watermelon, Feta and Mint Bites

Best Tips for a Slimming World Christmas Dinner | Slimming World

This great piece of advice came from one of our Facebook Group members:

“Don’t bother with a starter, just make the veggies and turkey sing!”

Most of all ENJOY YOURSELF!

Merry Christmas!

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2 Comments
  1. Fab advice. Lol laughed at the 15 vegetable. That’s my house every day and worse on Christmas day.
    Delegate is so right. I started that 3 years ago and best thing ever. I peel all veg and cook hams on 3rd to 24th Son makes fresh potatoes courgettes. And cooks veg.
    He cooks the lamb. Chinese family send in 2 ducks. Other son cooks chicken and Turkey cooked Christmas eve nIghtfield.
    Another son brings all the puckleenex nd do the Yorkshire puddings . Then I make pints old fashioned Bisto gravy.
    That’s why I need be very careful . Food food and that not to mention the desserts they all bring.

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