Eastington and Stonehouse Slimming World Groups

We’ve had such a brilliant summer at groups. I love my Wednesdays helping everyone to achieve their weight loss goals . We’ve celebrated lots of achievements over the summer. Awards for weight loss achieved, awards for Body Magic which is Slimming Worlds activity awards and also celebrating our fabulous Women of the Year 2018. Congratulations to everyone.

We’ve supported members through their summer holidays and busy social family and friends time and now here we are at the start of the autumn.

Those nights have started getting that little bit longer and the hedgerows are full of berries. So at groups we have started planning for the winters months. Homemade soups, stews, curry’s and casseroles are back on our weight loss menus with plenty of seasonal veg. Here’s a little taster.
Squash and sweet potato are seriously satisfying and they taste amazing in this luxurious stew.

Sweet potato and bacon stew

Serves: 4 *Ready in: Less than 30 mins *Syns per serving:FREE * Freezer friendly

  •  Low-calorie cooking spray
  •  10 lean bacon rashers, all visible fat removed, roughly chopped
  •  1 onion, roughly chopped
  •  600g prepared butternut squash and sweet potato chunks
  •  2 garlic cloves, crushed
  •  400g can chopped tomatoes
  •  1 tsp dried rosemary
  •  1 tsp dried parsley
  •  4 tbsp tomato purée
  •  300ml boiling vegetable stock
  •  200g trimmed green beans

Tip: You can buy packs of prepared squash and sweet potato in some supermarkets. Any leftover stew can be made into a delicious soup by whizzing it in a blender with some more stock.


Spray a large saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the bacon, onion, squash, sweet potato and garlic and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, then add the chopped tomatoes, dried herbs, tomato purée and stock.
Bring to the boil, cover and cook over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Stir in the green beans and cook for a further 8 minutes or until piping hot.
Remove from the heat and ladle into warmed bowls to serve.


So many delicious filling meals to enjoy on Slimming Worlds Extra Easy Food Optimising Weight Loss Plan.

So if you’d like to join us at one of our groups it would be lovely to meet you. We meet in Stonehouse Community Centre at 9.30am on Wednesday morning and also at Eastington Village Hall at 5pm or 7pm also on Wednesdays. Men, Women (and 11-15 year olds who follow our GP approved Free to Go plan) are all welcome.

Best wishes. Lorna 07974937830