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Jan 28th, 2016, 02:48 AM  
AmyLWoodhead
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Hark worker with a microwave needs some help!!!!

Okay so I currently work two full time jobs, and I do use the slimming world meals from Iceland but would like to save so pennies so need to cook from scratch.

Can anyone recommend good recipes that can be frozen or reheated in the microwave? I tried the macaroni cheese witch was okay, guessing some of the other pasta dishes might work but would prefer some advice from someone who's done this before instead of wasting my time on meals that don't work out!

Thanks!
 
Jan 28th, 2016, 09:11 AM  
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Chilli, curry, bolognese, soup, casseroles, cottage/shepherds pie and meatballs are all ones I've frozen before, probably loads of others I can't think of!
I've frozen the chilli and bolognese and meatballs with rice or pasta too.
 
Feb 2nd, 2016, 02:16 AM  
AmyLWoodhead
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Awesome! Was a little hesitant to try it without any confirmation that it would work, might have to get cooking some batches this weekend then!
 
Feb 3rd, 2016, 12:49 PM  
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Hello. Have you taken a look at the weight watchers ready meals if you need something quickly. Some kind person put their SYN content online. You can usually find them on offer in Asda or Tesco.

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice (320g)
2.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Salmon & Broccoli Wedge Melt (320g)
3.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Sweet Chilli Chicken & White Rice (320g)
2.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Tomato & Basil Chicken with Potato Wedges (320g)
5 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Thai Green Chicken Curry with White Rice (320g)
5.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Chicken & Mushroom Tagliatelle (320g)
5.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Chicken & Lemon Risotto (320g)
5.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Chicken Tikka Masala & Pilau Rice (320g)
6 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Beef & Red Wine Casserole with Diced Potatoes (320g)
6.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Signature Recipe Chicken in White Wine Sauce with Penne Pasta (320g)
6.5 Syns


Weight Watchers Classic Range

Weight Watchers Classic Range Cottage Pie (320g)
3.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Cottage Pie (300g)
3.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Ocean Pie (300g)
3.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Chicken Hotpot (320g)
4 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Shepherds Pie (320g)
4 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Chicken Curry with Rice (320g)
4.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Spaghetti Bolognese (320g)
5 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Beef Hotpot (320g)
5 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Mexican Chilli with Crunchy Potato Wedges (320g)
5 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Range Beef Lasagne (300g)
5.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Potato Topped, chilled (400g)
6 Syns

Weight Watchers Classic Cottage Pie, chilled (400g)
8 Syns


Weight Watchers Original

Weight Watchers Tagliatelle Bolognese (300g)
4.5 Syns

Weight Watchers Beef & Vegetable Hotpot (300g)
5 Syns*
 
Feb 3rd, 2016, 14:53 PM  
sarahc4536
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The SW ready meals are syn free which is a bonus!
But buying ready meals (whatever the brand) can get so expensive! I hadn't realised how much some of them were!
 
Feb 5th, 2016, 09:05 AM  
AmyLWoodhead
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This is my problem! I really want to save some pennies! I've found that pasta and dairylea is my cheap go to at the moment, I can always throw chicken or frozen veg in it!
 
 
Feb 5th, 2016, 18:12 PM  
hatter69
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i make everything in massive batches and freeze.

Bolognese, stew, cottage pie, soups the lot. get it out in the morning and heat for 3/4 mins when i get in! boom!

or.. try a slow cooker and put things on before you go to work?
 
Feb 5th, 2016, 18:19 PM  
AmyLWoodhead
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Might have to start freezing stuff... moving out soon so my new freezer shall be full of ready prepared meals! :-)
 
 
Feb 5th, 2016, 18:21 PM  
hatter69
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yeah i had to get one of them chest freezers to store it all! worth it though!
 
Feb 10th, 2016, 22:07 PM  
Clarineticus
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I would start with a Spag Bol or something and see. You will enjoy the taste - better than Iceland ones I think. Good luck x
 
 
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