This Moussaka recipe is a rich, delicious meal for anyone counting calories or following plans like Slimming World and Weight Watchers!
Now, before we get to the recipe for this 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, you’ll know that most lamb mince is pretty high in calories, Syn and Point values. This is because it is difficult to find lamb mince with a very low fat content.
As we wanted to make something that is completely Syn Free for those following Slimming World, we thought we’d just use some finely diced lamb, with all the fat removed.
This 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 lighter, more slimming 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 calories, Syns and Points.
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.
How many calories is this Moussaka recipe?
There are only 365 calories per portion of this Moussaka!
How Slimming World friendly is this Moussaka recipe?
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 one of your Healthy Extra A options then you will be using half of one HEA allowance.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Moussaka recipe?
This Moussaka recipe is an incredible 5 Points per portion, so you can enjoy it guilt free!
What do I need to make this Moussaka recipe?
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Don’t worry if this 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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