1st March! St David’s Day always puts a spring in your step and a smile on your face. All those daffodils look so fresh and welcoming and are a lovely reminder of Spring.

You can have a Taste of Wales with Slimtone too. Here’s a traditional Welsh recipe with that Slimtone twist so that everyone can enjoy them.

Welsh Rarebit
Serves 1 approx 200 cals

Toast a slice of thick granary bread from a large loaf. As it’s toasting, in a saucepan gently heat 28g/1oz half fat mature cheese, ½ teaspoon dry mustard, 1 tablespoon milk, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons of flour and salt and pepper to taste. Pour the cheese sauce over the toast and place under the grill until a golden brown. Garnish with tomato wedges and parsley. You can top with a poached egg for an additional 80 calories.

Do you remember being in school when some of the boys wore leeks instead of daffodils – and nibbled on them throughout the day!! There’s a much better way to enjoy leeks in the Slimtone Lifestyle Plan! Try the Leek and Potato Soup on page 28 – it’s a really tasty lunchtime treat. Why not add some herby croutons – toast a slice of granary bread on both sides, then spread one side with light cream cheese with garlic and herbs and cut into bite-sized croutons. Place on a baking sheet and pop under the grill for a few seconds until golden and bubbling. Mmmm!

Another Slimtone favourite is the low-fat Welsh cakes – recipe is on page 61 in the Lifestyle Plan. I like to use a small heart-shaped cutter to make them that little bit special. They make a delicious sweet treat, are great for all the family and you can be sure you will stay on track!  

Iechyd da – Enjoy!!
Marie x