Slimming World Iceland Meals, Roasted Vegetable Pasta
SLIMMING WORLD VEGETARIAN
It’s all very well eating healthily but honestly there are some nights you just can’t face standing in the kitchen for hours, figuring out syn allowances and checking your cupboards for low-fat flavourings.
Enter the range of Slimming World instant meals, which you can buy at Iceland. Now as a vegetarian, not all the meals are obviously suitable but the good news is that every packet you buy, not only contains wonderfully instant meals but has the recipe on too, so if like me you don’t eat meat, you can take a sneaky peek and remake it with a veggie substitute!
Now I know that making the food yourself rather spoils the easy convenience of just popping something in the microwave but it may well be worth buying some individual storage boxes and freezing meals for future use…just pondering but I think I might try that soon…anyway, on with the review!
So this is the roasted vegetable pasta, vegetarian of course, and it’s free food on ‘Extra Easy’. It’s 66kcal for the entire packet and totally free (in syns, not price sadly!). It’s rather a large portion, so if you’re wondering why one photo has a teaspoon placed artistically in it…nope I didn’t just forget about it, it’s just to show you the size of the packet.
The pasta is just the same as any other regular instant meal you’d buy, best cooked in the microwave it doesn’t take long at all and is actually quite nice! The tomato does have a slightly sweet taste to it..not unpleasant but certainly noticeable. After cooking the food, I served it with grated hard goats cheese over the top (30g as my healthy extra A), some rocket, black pepper and chilli flakes, all grabbed from the fridge and cupboard and all chucked on in super-quick time. The rocket and cheese really added to the taste of the pasta and also helped reduce the sweet taste too (if it wasn’t to your liking).
If you’d like to see the available meals from the Slimming World instant range, checkout the Iceland Information Page.
I actually quite enjoyed this – I’ve certainly had some awful instant meals in the past and I’m pleased to say this wasn’t one of them. Was extra flavoursome with the rocket, cheese, pepper and chilli flakes. I’ll certainly be buying this again!
Has a slightly sweet taste but the peppery rocket counteracted that nicely.