this easy tasty alternative baked bean recipe is full of flavour, lower in sugar and higher in vegetables than the shop-bought varieties. If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this as free or easily within your allowances.
How to enjoy the smoky beans
I have had it with eggs and mushrooms as a bit of a brunch, with homemade chips or just on its own. You can prepare it all in literally 5-10 minutes and leave the slow cooker to do the rest.
Giving the beans more of a kick
Alternatively, you could add more to the recipe. This way however the beans have a little kick but not too much for most children, I guess it depends who you are making it for!
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
Budget shopping tips
I try to ensure all of the recipes, including these smoky baked beans I make are accessible for everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients.
I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?
Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!
Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill.
Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can. Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money.
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A tasty alternative to baked beans with lots of flavours and homemade.
Place all ingredients in a large slow cooker and stir well
Cook on High for 4 hours or low for 7 hours
Keywords: Slimming World, syn free, baked beans,
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