This Half Syn Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce is quick, easy and perfect when following the Slimming World Extra Easy plan.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
Being an awkward vegetarian, I often walk into the Scandinavian furniture shop that we daren’t set foot in at the weekend, yearning for meatballs and whatever lovely sauce comes with it.
But I can’t. So I get on, buy a toilet brush, four candles and a tree and head on home.
I could have also bought some sauces to try and make my own version of the dish.
A better way of achieving this, however, is to make a very low syn alternative, using my healthy extra allowance of dairy.
This is a super simple dish to prepare and can be coupled with pasta, mash, or in this case, chunky chips, it’s very adaptable!
I’ve opted to use vegetarian meatballs, but you can obviously use proper meatballs instead.
A few ingredients and only a little bit of time can produce a properly tasty low syn Slimming World meal. Enjoy!
How do you work out the Syns in this Half Syn Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce?
You can use whatever vegetarian meatballs you want for this Half Syn Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce recipe, but don’t forget to adjust the Syns accordingly.
Quorn Meat Free Swedish Style Meatballs are Syn free, but others can vary greatly so always check Slimming World Syns Online for the most to date info.
75g of Philadelphia Light counts as 1 Healthy Extra A allowance, so as this Half Syn Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce recipe will serve 2 people that’s half an HEA per portion.
You could, of course, Syn the Philadelphia if you prefer.
As you’ll probably know any type of jarred mustard should be Synned at 0.5 per teaspoon.
That’s what makes this Half Syn Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce recipe half a Syn per portion.
You can add more or less mustard depending on your personal taste, but as always, don’t forget to adjust the Syn value if necessary.
Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free!
The Rapeseed or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Half Syn Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce recipe.
How do you cook Half Syn Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce?
Mist a frying pan with the Frylight and bring to heat, add the meatballs and cook according to the instructions provided on the packaging
Once the meatballs are browned, add the onions and garlic and fry until soft and golden
Meanwhile, mix together the Philadelphia, mustard and parsley and add to a saucepan
Heat gently until the mixture loosens up, but don’t let it boil. Stir and keep a beady eye! This should take only a couple of minutes
Season with salt and pepper. If the sauce still seems a bit… stiff, add a tablespoon or two of water and mix in to loosen further
Once everything is prepared, plate up the meatballs and pour the sauce over. Et voila!
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