Now, before we get to the recipe for this Syn Free Moussaka, we know that this Greek classic traditionally contains minced lamb and this contains diced lamb. But there is a reason!
If you’ve ever checked Syns Online you’ll know that most lamb mince is pretty high in Syn values. Usually around 4.5 – 5 syns per 100g.
As we wanted to make something that is completely Syn free, we thought we’d just use some finely diced lamb, with all the fat removed.
This Syn Free Moussaka may take a little time to prepare, but it’s definitely worth the effort.
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 👍
The White Sauce
There are many different ways to make a Slimming World friendly white sauce to use for dishes like this one. Some use cottage cheese blitzed in a food processor, some use quark or you could go a more traditional route and make it with milk and cornflour.
All three of these methods have their downsides. If you’re using cottage cheese or Quark then there is a risk of the sauce splitting or curdling when it’s heated. If you use milk and cornflour you are increasing the Syns.
That’s why we use fat free yogurt and eggs for the sauce. It holds up surprisingly well when it’s heated, and if you add half a teaspoon of mustard powder it will give a ‘cheesier’ flavour to the sauce.
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 Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Moussaka recipe.
Here’s how we worked out the syn value:
The only thing that could cost you Syns in this recipe is the white sauce. Everything else is completely Syn Free.
If you want to Syn the cheese each portion will be 3 Syns.
If you are using the cheese as your Healthy Extra then you will be using half of your HEA allowance.
Don’t worry if this Syn Free Moussaka makes your shiny new oven dish a bit grubby. We’ve discovered Fizz Express, which waves good bye to to the overnight soak, and no more scrubbing. Hurrah!
Fizz Express is the first ever hand dishwashing solution that removes stubborn burnt on food and stains in just 5 minutes!
How does Fizz Express work?
All you do is fill your dirty dish with hot water and drop in a Fizz Express tablet. After 5 minutes, empty the dish and give it a quick clean with the sponge scourer (included in the box), and et voila!
We were a little dubious about how well these would work, but as you can see in the video they really do work!
What’s in the Fizz Express Box?
You get a sponge scourer (which is the nations favourite) and 15 solid effervescent tablets. Which is pretty good value for money in my book.
You can get them from Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon & Ocado! You can even get them from Spontex directly.
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