Best Slimming World cookbooks for 2023

From healthy filling meals to homemade takeaway favourites, this range of Slimming World cookbooks are sure to inspire...

A selection of the best Slimming World cookbooks
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We’ve rounded up the best Slimming World cookbooks to buy online for 2023 including best sellers.

Following the Slimming World plan just got a whole lot easier. We've taken a look at their most successful cookbooks over the years, including Slimming World: World of Flavours, Slimming World’s best-ever recipes, and Slimming World’s Everyday Italian, which LoveReading's Editorial Expert, Deborah Maclaren, says is one of her favourite cookbooks from the Slimming World collection.

"If you love Italian food, are dieting, or are on a healthy food kick, this is an absolutely must-have cookbook. A great selection of Slimming World recipes - there are even some irresistible guilt-free desserts, including a Chocolate and Banana Tiramisu - which will not leave you disappointed," adds Deborah.

Slimming World is a weight-loss organisation established in 1969. Recipes vary from classics such as roast dinners and curries to healthier Slimming World desserts. Some of the cookbooks follow old Slimming World syn-counting methods, however, the recipes that are in these cookbooks are still healthier alternatives for those looking to eat better.

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Best Slimming World cookbooks

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1. Slimming World Free Foods

1. Slimming World Free Foods

RRP: £11.97

The food you can eat, in any quantity, whenever you're hungry. And without having to weigh, measure or count a single mouthful. What's not to like? 

Slimming World's revolutionary concept of 'Free Foods' includes such staples as rice, pasta, lean meat, and poultry. So you won't feel as though you are missing out on delicious dishes such as chicken curry or farfalle with a mixed bean salad.

Easy to follow, though some felt more photos of the meals would be helpful.   

2. Slimming World's World of Flavours

2. Slimming World's World of Flavours

RRP: £6.99

Simply starting a weight-loss journey can be daunting – with images of a few lettuce leaves and thin soup springing to mind. And what about all those wonderful international dishes you love so much? Will they be distant memory? Well, not with this great book. 

It's packed with nutritional and lifestyle information and 120 delicious low-fat recipes from around the globe. You'll still be able to indulge in Italy's pasta dishes, Indian curries, and Far Eastern stir-fries.

Inspirational recipes that will make you want to try new dishes.

3. Slimming World's best-ever recipes

3. Slimming World's best-ever recipes

RRP: £9.99

Slimming World was founded in 1969 in Alfreton, Derbyshire, by Margaret Miles-Bramwell, and this bookmarked its 40th anniversary. The title also refers to Slimming World's highly successful weight-loss technique – Food Optimising – which means slimmers never have to go hungry. 

Inside you'll find plenty of information, plus over 120 recipes for starters, traditional British dishes such as fish and chips, global classics, and tempting desserts.

The book uses the old red and green days - great for those who prefer to use the old syns system

4. Slimming World 30-Minute Meals

4. Slimming World 30-Minute Meals

RRP: £20

Fast food doesn't have to be junk food. This handy book will help you turn out wholesome dishes that are ideal for the whole family, without spending hours in the kitchen. 

The 120 recipes cover everything from mouthwatering soups and starters to divine desserts. You'll also find some filling snacks – such as 'skillet' pizzas, Tex-Mex tacos, and grilled calamari with rocket.

Great book for catering for the whole family.

5. Slimming World's Everyday Italian

5. Slimming World's Everyday Italian

RRP: £18

The Mediterranean diet has long been considered one of the healthiest in the world. And Italian dishes are amongst the most tempting. 

Following Slimming World's Food Optimising plan, the book has authentic recipes from Italy, with dishes such as Tuscan bean soup, steak tagliata with roasted vine tomatoes, and chilli and sage risotto. And who doesn't love a guilt-free dessert?

A great selection of recipes that have been 'tweaked' to fit the Slimming World method, for example avoiding cooking methods that involve frying.

6. Slimming World's Curry Feast

6. Slimming World's Curry Feast

RRP: £22.50

Put the words 'curry' and 'healthy' together and what have you got? A heavenly combination, that's what. This book has excellent one-dish suppers and family feasts and allows you to indulge in your tastiest curry favourites while staying on your weight-loss journey. 

Try classics such as slow-cooked lamb rogan josh or aromatic Goan prawn curry. Vegetarians will love the Tarka dhal or cumin-scented potatoes.

A great selection of authentic Indian recipes with a healthy twist.

7. Slimming World Food Optimising

7. Slimming World Food Optimising

RRP: £18

By adopting healthy eating habits for life, thousands of Slimming World members have reached their target weight. No foods are banned, there's no calorie counting and there are hundreds of 'free foods' that can be eaten in unlimited amounts. 

In the first chapter of this book, we learn about the benefits of Food Optimising and how it can help us lose weight in a way that's right for us. Subsequent chapters deal with Food Optimising menus and how to sustain weight loss. There are also over 120 great, easy-to-follow recipes, plus nutritional and lifestyle advice.

The perfect book for learning more about the Slimming World diet.

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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies

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