New Slimming Shopping Essentials 1.3.19

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 769,000 members – it keeps going up each week!) one of the hot topics of each week is spotting new products that are Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly, for our New Slimming  Shopping Essentials list!

New Slimming Shopping Essentials 1.3.19

We’ll be adding extra information for every item we feature in the Shopping Essentials List for 2019. The write up will include the calorie count, Weight Watchers Points and the Slimming World Syns too!

Not all of you are in our Facebook group (you should be!), but you can join up using the link below for the latest news and discussions on brand new Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly products.

 

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We are super excited to be releasing a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.

Our 6 month planner will feature 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.

It'll will be released on the 13th June 2019. Pre-order now!

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We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!

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The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!

Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!

Slimming World recommend having 1/3 Speed Food with every meal where appropriate as part of the Extra Easy plan.

If you’re not sure whether your fruit and vegetable choices are Speed Foods, you can check our Speed Foods list. Items listed in green are linked to a recipe, too. Just click on the word to take you there.

Speed food list Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

 

We’re always searching for a range of Speed Foods, some Free Foods and a few different ways to use your Syns/Points/calorie allowance in our weekly Shopping Essentials round up.

We check the supermarkets and food websites every week to find a selection of new products and special offers that will help you stay on track with Slimming World/Weight Watchers or any calorie counting eating plan. 

Aldi Super 6

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Fruit and vegetables are a great way to fill yourself up with minimal damage to your daily allowance, no matter which eating plan you follow. Most of the supermarkets have offers on a range of seasonal produce, so it always worth a quick look.

Did you know that you can search the Pinch of Nom website by keyword? If you type the name of your ingredient into the search box, you’ll see lots of recipe ideas for that ingredient. Go on, give it a try! Click here.

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Pinch of Nom Tex Mex Chicken

In the meantime, we have suggestions for some of this week’s Super 6 selection from Aldi. 

  • Limes – try our amazing Tex Mex Chicken
  • Mini Easy Peelers – grab and go for a speedy snack
  • Mini Apples – great choice for the whole family
  • Pineapple – for our gorgeous Pineapple Salsa
  • Snack Pack Grapes – juicy and sweet
  • Unwaxed Lemons – how about these Mini Lemon Curd Cakes

 

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Pinch of Nom Pineapple Salsa

All of these products are priced at 69p per pack, so they’re great value. Available in Aldi stores from 28th February, while stocks last and subject to availability. 

Aldi Sweet Potato Burgers

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We have seen lots of people talking about these Aldi Sweet Potato Burgers in the Facebook group over the last few weeks, so it made sense to feature them here. 

The Deli Sweet Potato Burgers have replaced the previous brand that was available from Aldi, and the good news is that these are lower in calories/Syns/Points. They’re suitable for vegans, and gluten free too. 

  • 172 Kcal per burger
  • SW 0.5 Syns each (app)
  • WW 6 Points
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Pinch of Nom Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Made with chickpeas, carrot and red pepper, with cumin and a hint of chilli, these are yummy served with a minty yogurt dip, such as Tzatziki. I had them for a quick dinner, alongside a plateful of speed veg. They cost £1.49 for a pack of 2 burgers.

Aldi Beetroot Burgers

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We have seen a huge rise in the range of vegetarian and vegan products that are available in supermarkets. There are lots of new products appearing every week, giving more choice to those who are choosing not to eat meat. 

The Deli Beetroot Burgers from Aldi are gluten free and suitable for vegans.  

  • 165 Kcal per burger
  • SW 4.5 Syns each (app)
  • WW 5 Points each

You can find these in the chilled fresh food section at Aldi, priced at £1.49 for a pack of 2 burgers. 

Aldi Masala Roast Cauliflower Sausages

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I spotted these when I was out shopping this week. Aldi have been busy adding more products to their veggie range, so there’s a greater choice than ever for non meat eaters. 

These are described as Garam Masala Spiced Roasted Cauliflower sausages, made with red onion, brown rice and yellow split peas. 

  • 43 Kcal per sausage
  • SW 1.5 Syns each (app)
  • WW 1 point each

The values listed above are based on oven cooked sausages. A pack of 6 sausages costs £1.49 in Aldi stores. They are vegan and gluten free. 

Aldi Red Pepper & Butternut Squash Sausages

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You will often see ‘pairs’ of new products in Aldi, when 2 varieties of a new product are introduced at the same time. Sitting alongside the Masala Roast Cauliflower Sausages are these Red Pepper & Butternut Squash Sausages. 

Made with yellow split peas, red pepper, roasted butternut squash and parsley, with smoked paprika and black pepper, they are gluten free and vegan friendly, too. 

  • 49 Kcal per sausage
  • SW 1.5 Syns each (app)
  • WW 1 Point each
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Pinch of Nom Spicy Sausage Pasta

You could even use these in our Spicy Sausage Pasta dish. It’s a great choice for a quick and easy dinner. A pack of 6 sausages costs £1.49 from Aldi. 

Village Bakery Mini Wholemeal Pittas

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We see so many questions in the Facebook group asking for lunch ideas. If you search Lunch on the Pinch of Nom website, you’ll find lots of inspiration to get you started. 

Aldi Village Bakery Mini Wholemeal Pittas are a great choice, and if you’re following Slimming World, you can have 3 of these as a Healthy Extra B choice. I love these toasted, with a tub of our Caramelised Onion Hummus and a pile of veg sticks.

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Pinch of Nom Caramelised Onion Hummus
  • 50 Kcal per Pitta
  • SW 3 for HEB/2.5 Syns per pitta (app)
  • WW 1 Point each

The Village Bakery Mini Wholemeal Pittas cost 59p for a pack of 12, which is amazing value, too. 

Graham’s Skyr Natural Yogurt

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Natural yogurt is such a versatile product, as it’s neither sweet nor savoury, so can be used in many ways. You might choose to use it straight from the pot, add ingredients to flavour it or use it in a recipe, such as our fab Chicken Kebab

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Pinch of Nom Chicken Kebab

Skyr yogurt is thicker and milder than some brands of natural yogurt, so it’s a great one to try. Skyr Natural is also classed as a P food now if you follow Slimming World, so can be eaten on an SP day. 

  • 65 Kcal per 100g
  • SW P/Free per 100g (app)
  • WW 1 Point per 100g

A 450g pot of Graham’s Skyr Natural Yogurt costs £1.39 from Aldi Stores. 

Morrison’s Unsweetened Soya Drink

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If you can’t have dairy products, you will need to find other options for your daily cuppa. If you are on the Slimming World plan, you’ll know that the Healthy Extra A choices are to give you a measured amount of calcium in your daily intake.

This Morrison’s Unsweetened Soya drink is chilled, so you’ll find it in the fridge in the Free From section of your local Morrison’s store. 

  • 19 Kcal per 100ml
  • SW 400ml HEA/6 Syns (app)
  • WW 1 Point per 250ml serving

A litre of Unsweetened Soya Drink costs £1.10 from Morrisons stores, and it’s also part of a multi-buy Free From milk offer, which gives you 3 for £3.00. 

Pre-Order Our 6 Month Food Planner Now!

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We are super excited to be releasing a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.

Our 6 month planner will feature 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.

It'll will be released on the 13th June 2019. Pre-order now!

Order Our Cookbook Now!

We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!

Pinch Of Nom Cookbook - preorder

The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!

Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!

Morrisons Fibre Bars

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You may well be thinking that these look familiar. They are remarkably similar to Fibre One Bars and they’re new to Morrisons this week. These Fibre Bars are available in two flavours so far, Chocolate Brownie and Lemon. These are not an HEB choice, though. 

Morrisons Lemon Fibre Bars

  • 85 Kcal per bar
  • SW 4.5 Syns each (estimator)
  • WW 3 Points

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Morrisons Chocolate Brownie Fibre Bars

  • 88 Kcal per bar
  • SW 4.5 Syns each (estimator)
  • WW 4 Points

I picked up a box of the Lemon flavour to try and was pleasantly surprised. They’re quite chewy and have a lovely, zesty lemon flavour, with a drizzle of icing on the top. Both flavours cost £1.74 for a box of 6 bars from Morrisons. 

Graze Morning Oats Minis

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Staying with cereal bars, I spotted these Graze Morning Oats Mini bars in Morrison’s, too. Graze make lots of cereal based snacks, but these are new and aimed at the breakfast market. I’ve checked the app and they’re not listed as a Healthy Extra. 

Choc Chip and Raisin

  • 140 Kcal per bar
  • SW 7 Syns each (app)
  • WW 6 Points

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Berry & Vanilla

  • 136 Kcal per bar
  • SW 7 Syns each (app)
  • WW 5 Points 

Each mini has 3 pieces within the wrapper, and you get 4 wrapped minis per box, priced at £1.50 in Morrison’s at the moment. 

Mezita Mint Sauce

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Mint sauce is a great condiment, it can be used in more ways than you think. Traditionally, it’s served with roast lamb. In some areas of the country, it’s served with mushy peas. I often make a quick minty yogurt dip with it, to serve with my Onion Bhajis

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Pinch of Nom Onion Bhajis

You do need to check, as some of these can be higher in Points/Syns due to added sugar, but this one is fine! 

  • 17 Kcal per 100g
  • SW Free (app)
  • WW 0 Points

It’s available from B & M stores, priced at 69p for a 500g bottle. Happy days! 

Good Life Smokey Bean Sausages

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I mentioned earlier in this article that we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of vegetarian products found in supermarkets. I popped into Iceland earlier in the week and spotted more new products, including these!

  • 63 Kcal per sausage (oven baked)
  • SW 0.5 Syns each (app)
  • WW 2 Points each

These Smokey Bean sausages are a blend of borlotti and haricot beans, carrot, red pepper and smoked paprika. They are suitable for vegans, but they’re not GF. A pack of 6 sausages costs £2.00 in Iceland. 

Good Life Parsnip and Sweet Carrot Nut Burgers

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Vegetarian options when it comes to burgers can sometimes be dry and disappointing,  but these sound really tasty. They’re made from parsnips and carrots, with a handful of crunchy cashews to add extra texture. 

  • 212 Kcal per burger
  • SW 7.5 Syns each (app)
  • WW 6 Points per burger
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Pinch of Nom Halloumi Cous Cous Burger

We have a delicious recipe for Halloumi Cous Cous burger on the website if you fancy making your own meat free burgers. 

Good Life Parsnip and Sweet Carrot Nut Burgers are available from Iceland and cost £2.00. Selected items from this range are also available from Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Waitrose. 

No Chick Strips

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The No Bull range of vegan products was launched last year, and the range is expanding all the time. These No Chick Strips are a recent addition. Versatile, meat-free strips and chunks that make a delicious alternative to chicken.

  • 125 Kcal per 100g
  • SW Free (app)
  • WW 2 Points per 1/4 pack (80g)
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Pinch of Nom Chicken Fajitas

You could use them to replace chicken in so many dishes. How about in our Chicken Fajitas recipe – they’d work brilliantly! This costs £3.50 for a 320g bag in Iceland stores. You can find them here, on the Iceland website.

No Bull Tofu Burgers

We featured some products from the No Bull range last summer in our Shopping Essentials article. There are now so many more products in the range, so we thought we’d include a couple more here. 

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No Bull Tofu Burgers are thick and tasty tofu and vegetable burgers, simply seasoned. The reviews on the Iceland website are very favourable, scoring 4.2 stars out of 5, based on 19 reviews. 

  • 161 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 4 Syns each (app)
  • WW 5 Point each

No Bull Vegan Tofu Burgers cost £2.00 for a pack of 2 from Iceland. You can find them here, on the Iceland website.

Iceland No Porkies Meat-Free Sausages

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Our final vegetarian selection for today are these No Porkies Vegan Meat-Free Sausages. These plant-based bangers are made by the same people who make the No Bull meat-free range of products.

  • 190 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 1 Syn each (app)
  • WW 3 Points per 2 sausages

A box of 8 sausages is priced at £2.00. You can buy them online here, on the Iceland website.

Flipz Unicornz

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Pretzels are traditionally a savoury snack, but over recent years there has been something of a trend for combining sweet and savoury flavours. Flipz launched their chocolate coated pretzel range last year and we featured them here

There’s something rather more-ish about this combination of salty and sweet. The limited edition Flipz Unicornz pretzels are covered in purple fudge with a ‘magic drizzle’.

  • 108 Kcal per 22g serving
  • SW 5.5 Syns per 22g serving (estimator)
  • WW 5 Points per serving

Limited Edition Flipz Unicornz are available from Asda, priced at £1.00 for a 90g bag. 

Mr Kipling Dragon Slices

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Mr Kipling always has something cooking up in the development kitchen. These limited edition Dragon Slices are out at the moment. They were exclusive to Asda when first launched, but should now be available in all main supermarkets. 

  • 109 Kcal per slice
  • SW 5.5 Syns each
  • WW 5 Points each

Red and orange sponge slices, topped with a decorated vanilla flavour icing. A pack of 6 Mr Kipling Dragon Slices costs £1.00 from Asda stores. 

Fanta Zero Grape

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I’ve been patiently waiting to bring you news of this new Fanta Zero flavour. I first spotted it on social media a couple of weeks ago, but couldn’t track it down in the 2 branches of Asda that are closest to me. 

There was the additional headache of it not being added to the Asda website straight away, so I had to wait for pricing information, too! 

  • 10 Kcal per 250ml serving
  • SW Free
  • WW 0 Point

A 2 litre bottle of Fanta Zero Grape sparkling mixed fruit drink costs £1.25, exclusively sold in Asda stores at the moment. 

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Disclaimer

I must stress the following…

Everything written here about the products is my own opinion. Syn/Points values given are correct at time of writing but may not always be accurate.Ideally, you should check with Slimming world or Weight Watchers for the most up to date Syns/Points values using official resources such as; the Syns/Points calculator, Syns Online/ WW database or the SW/WW websites. 

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