A Slimming World Spaghetti Carbonara recipe… can it be true?! Certainly is and its Syn free when you use your Healthy A allowance!
I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I’d post a belter of a recipe for all of you Slimming World lovers. And what better way to break the silence than with this super Slimming World Spaghetti Carbonara recipe. It’s my take on a classic Spaghetti Carbonara but I’ve used some excellent elements form Jamie Oliver’s “Skinny Carbonara” from his Everyday Super Foods book. Its a great book which works well for Slimming World with a few adaptations. Keeping with the ethos that one third of your plate should be filled with speed foods, I’ve taken heed of that by using one third of my DIY Courgette Spaghetti. If you don’t want to use courgette then feel free to exclude but be sure to chuck in some other speed veg of your choosing.
Traditional Spaghetti Carbonara is super comforting and delicious but has masses of calories in it thanks to the rendered Pancetta (or bacon) fat along with oodles of Parmigiana cheese and loads of egg yolks. To cut the calories down and remove all of those Syns, we’re still going to use eggs but we’ll cut it with some fat free yoghurt to give the Spaghetti Carbonara a Slimming World make over. We’ll also use smoked bacon with all the fat removed fried and then poached in some stock to get that smoky flavour all in to the pasta sauce. Add to that some smashed minted peas and you’ve gone an indulgent dinner with no Syns! If you wanted to increase the flavour for a few syns you could replace the “no fat” bacon with Pancetta or smoked streaky bacon. Each rasher of bacon will set you back 2 syns so its entirely up to you how much you want to put in there. You’re a vegi? NO problem! Just substitute the bacon for Quorn Bacon Slices!