New Slimming Shopping Essentials 15.2.19

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 761,700 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 15.2.19

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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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 blue are linked to a recipe, too. Just click on the word to take you there.

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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 to help you stay on plan with Slimming World/Weight Watchers or any calorie counting eating plan.

Aldi Super 6 

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Our Shopping Essentials round up usually starts with some suggestions for speed fruit and veg. This week is no exception, so we’ve chosen Aldi’s Super 6. 
This is a selection of fresh produce that changes fortnightly, subject to availability.

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This week, the Super 6 includes;

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Pinch of Nom Firecracker Chicken

What a great selection this week! Plenty of fab recipes to try with them too, so fill your trolley with these bargains and get busy in the kitchen! Prices range from 59p to £1.19 per pack. 

Morrisons Stock Pots

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If you do any cooking at home, your kitchen cupboard probably has a good selection of stock cubes and stock pots. The humble Oxo cube still has its place, but many people prefer stock pots these days. 

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They’re a quick and easy way to add real flavour to soups, stews, casseroles and of course, gravy! Morrisons have now launched their own range of stock pots. Available in Beef, Chicken or Vegetable, their values are listed as;

  • 10/11 Kcal per 100ml made up as directed
  • SW Free
  • WW 1 Point each (you can have 2 for 1 Point)

Morrisons Stock Pots come in a pack of 4 x 28g pots, priced at 90p. 

Asda Vegetable Stew mix

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When time is tight, it’s really handy to find something quick and easy to pop into the slow cooker. We have a great section of slow cooker recipes on the website – take a look here

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Slow Cooked Mexican Chilli Beef

Asda Vegetable Stew mix takes all the prep work out of the equation – no chopping or peeling here! Just tip the vegetables into the pot, brown off some beef or chicken, add some stock and a few herbs and you’re good to go! 

  • 57 Kcal per 100g
  • SW Free/Speed veg
  • WW 2 Points per 100g

You get a great mix of potatoes, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, kale and parsley. No added oil, which is the biggest plus point! It costs £1.75 for a 1kg bag available from Asda stores. 

Loyd Grossman Pasta Pots

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Pasta pots can be a quick and easy choice during the day. They all carry a Syn/Points value, but they’re still worth considering if you fancy something hot. They can be especially useful if you don’t have access to a microwave at work.

If you have a kitchen at your disposal, you could make one of our amazing pasta dishes to enjoy – so quick and easy to make your own! Check out the pasta recipes here

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Pinch of Nom Creamy Tomato Pasta

If you follow the Slimming World plan, you’ll know that the values were changed last year for all pot noodle type snacks – you can catch up with that information here. There are three flavours of Loyd Grossman Pasta Pots available;

Sundried Tomato & Basil Pasta Pot

  • 218 Kcal per pot (as prepared)
  • SW 2 Syns per pot
  • WW 8 Points per pot

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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Pot

  • 228 Kcal per pot (as prepared)
  • SW 4 Syns per pot
  • WW 7 points per pot

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Sundried Tomato & Chilli Pasta Pot

  • 222 Kcal per pot (as prepared)
  • SW 1.5 Syns per pot
  • WW 8 Points per pot

All flavours cost £1.00 per pot, available from Asda. 

Asda Berries, Flakes & Clusters

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I spotted this new Berries, Flakes and Clusters cereal in Asda on Monday. It looked really tasty, so I bought some to try. 

The cereal contains dried fruit pieces, namely blackcurrants, blueberries and cranberries, as well as cereal flakes, (similar to Special K) and little clusters of crunchy oats. 

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Pinch of Nom Chocolate French Toast. C’est magnifique!

When you get bored with having the same breakfast every day, it’s time to look around for something new. We have a section on the Pinch of Nom website full of breakfast ideas for you. Check them out here

  • 372 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 40g HEB/7 Syns
  • WW 4 Points per 30g serving

If you’re following the Slimming World plan, you can enjoy these as your Healthy Extra B choice. They cost £1.79 for a 430g box. 

Promise Gluten Free Sandwich rolls

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There was a huge buzz of excitement when we spotted these new Gluten Free sandwich rolls. That buzz got louder when we saw that they are included as a Healthy Extra B choice for Slimming World. 

Previously, we have used the Schar ciabatta rolls as a Healthy B choice, to serve with recipes such as our wonderful Zinger burger. These Promise Gluten Free rolls are bigger, so they will work brilliantly. 

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Promise Seeded Wholegrain GF Roll

  • 128 Kcal per 60g roll
  • SW HEB/5.5 Syns per roll
  • WW 4 Points per roll

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Supersoft White Sandwich Roll

  • 118 Kcal per 60g roll
  • SW HEB/5 Syns
  • WW 3 Points per roll

Promise Gluten Free Bread Rolls are currently on offer in Sainsbury’s, priced at £1.30 for a pack of 3 x 60g rolls. (Usual price £1.50) 

Asda Skinny Latte

Coffee shop products can be a bit of a minefield when you’re trying to follow a healthy eating plan. Calories hidden in sweetened or whole fat milk can really put a dent in your allowance for the day, sometimes without you realising!

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This ready to drink, chilled Skinny Latte drink really hits the spot, but it’s worth being mindful of the values; 

  • 37 Kcal per 100ml
  • SW 6 Syns per 330ml carton (estimator)
  • WW 5 Points per carton

Asda Skinny Latte contains no added sugar and is suitable for vegetarians. It costs 80p for a 330ml carton. 

McVitie’s Unicorn Gems

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McVitie’s Iced Gems have been around for ever. Mini, bite-sized biscuits with a little swirl of icing on the top. I remember biting the icing swirls off the top of all mine when I was a child!

With the mystical Unicorn being ever popular these days, McVitie’s have jumped on the bandwagon with these Unicorn Gems. 

  • 92 Kcal per bag
  • SW 4.5 Syns per 23g bag (estimator)
  • WW 4 Points per 23g bag

McVitie’s Unicorn Gems are topped with raspberry, blackcurrant and lemon flavoured icing. They cost £1.00 for a pack containing 6 x 23g bags and are available from Asda. 

Lactofree Semi Skimmed long life portions

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When I spotted these with a ‘New’ label on the shelf, I immediately thought they would be useful to feature here. If you are lactose intolerant and struggle with hot drinks when out and about, this could help. 

Single, 20ml portion packs of Lactofree, Semi Skimmed milk are long-life, so they don’t need to be refrigerated. You could keep a couple in your drawer at work, or a bag, or even the glovebox of the car. 

  • 40 Kcal per 100ml
  • SW 2 Syns per 100ml (round up to 0.5 Syns each) 
  • WW 0 Points for 20mls (rounds up to 1 Point for 40mls)

A pack of 5 x 20ml portions of Lactofree Semi Skimmed milk costs £1.00 from Asda.

Rowntrees Strawberry Lollies

There’s actually a spring-like feel to today. The sky is blue, the sun is shining and the snowdrops and crocuses are looking really pretty! Okay, I’ll stop waxing lyrical, but it’s definitely feeling milder. Hooray! 

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So, bring on the new ice cream products, right?! The supermarkets seem to think so, anyway. There were so many new ice cream products in the freezers this week, so here’s the first wave. 

We featured Rowntrees Watermelon lollies way back last March in our Shopping Essentials round up. Now Rowntrees have launched these Strawberry Lollies. 

  • 62 Kcal per lolly
  • SW 3 Syns each (snackulator)
  • WW 3 Points each

You can find these in Asda, priced at £2.10 for 4 x 73ml lollies.

Fab Raspberry Doughnut Lollies

Fab lollies are just, well… fabulous! A yummy blend of an ice lolly, dipped in a creamy layer, with sprinkles on the top. Now there’s a new, limited edition raspberry doughnut flavour in the freezer. 

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Raspberry and doughnut flavour water ice lolly with a raspberry sauce jammy centre, chocolate flavour coating and sugar strands. Sounds fab to me! 

  • 88 Kcal per lolly
  • SW 4.5 Syns per lolly (snackulator)
  • WW 5 Points per lolly

These are priced at £2.10 for a box of 6 lollies, available from Asda for a limited time. 

Asda Strawberry Sprinkle Lollies

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If you’re familiar with Fab lollies, like the ones I’ve just mentioned, then these might look familiar. Asda have brought out their own version of a Fab lolly, with these strawberry ice lollies with chocolate flavour coating and sprinkles. 

  • 109 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 3.5 Syns each (snackulator)
  • WW 4 Points each

As these are an Asda own-brand, the price compares very favourably, at just £1.00 for 5 x 60g lollies. 

Kinder Bueno Ice Cream Stick

I got a round of applause when I brought these home to try earlier this week. My girls loved all things Kinder, and although they’ve out-grown Kinder eggs now, they do still love the chocolate. 

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Kinder Bueno Ice Cream Sticks are made from 40% fresh whole milk, and they are dipped in real milk chocolate. The small portion size is aimed at children, but they’re great for grown-ups too! 

  • 62 Kcal per stick
  • SW 3 Syns each (snackulator)
  • WW 3 Points each

You can buy a box of 10 x 36ml Kinder Bueno Ice Cream sticks for £3.50 from Asda stores. 

Kinder Ice Cream Sandwich

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There’s another Kinder surprise in the freezer this week, with these Kinder Ice Cream sandwiches. They sound delicious, and they have already been added to my list for next week! Milk ice cream, sandwiched between 2 biscuits. Yes, please! 

  • 92 Kcal per sandwich
  • SW 4.5 Syns each (snackulator)
  • WW 4 points each

Once again, these are fairly low in Points/Syns, so you can enjoy one (or even two!) and stay comfortably within your daily allowance. A box of 6 Kinder Ice Cream Sandwiches costs £3.50 from Asda. 

Ben & Jerry’s Moophoria 

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Ben & Jerry’s products are the Rolls-Royce of the ice cream world. Around this tine last year, they introduced a low calorie ice cream, firstly to the US market, then it arrived in the UK. You can read about them here

The great news is that Ben & Jerry’s now have two new flavours to tempt us.

Chocolate Cookies & Cream

  • 129 Kcal per 59g serving (100ml)
  • SW 6.5 Syns per 59g serving (estimator)
  • WW 6 Points per 59g 

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Salted Caramel Brownie

  • 124 Kcal per 62g serving (100ml)
  • SW 6 Syns per 62g serving (estimator)
  • WW 6 Points per 62g serving 

Both of the new Ben & Jerry’s Moophoria low calorie ice cream flavours are on Roll Back as Asda, priced at £3.00 per 500ml tub. (Usual price £4.00)

Maryland Sugar Free Choc Chip Cookies

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Biscuits, cookies and sweet treats are all too tempting, but thankfully we can still enjoy them within a daily allowance. Whether you’re counting Syns, Points or calories,  don’t forget to allow yourself a little treat now and again. 

If you are partial to a choccy treat, we have an amazing recipe on the website for these Double Choc Chip Cookies

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Maryland Sugar Free Choc Chip cookies are new to Tesco. 

  • 94 Kcal per 2 cookies
  • SW 2.5 Syns each (1 cookie)
  • WW 3 Points per 2 cookies

They have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and are suitable for vegetarians. They cost £1.25 for a 230g pack in Tesco. You can find them here, on the Tesco website.

Häagen-Dazs Gelato Pots

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We’re not quite finished with new ice cream for this week. Looking back at last year’s Shopping Essentials articles, this is the season for introducing new ice cream products. Well, March is just around the corner, so summer won’t be far behind.

Häagen-Dazs is a premium brand of ice cream, but the calorific value usually puts it off limits. These new, lighter, gelato ice creams might just change all that!

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Häagen-Dazs Gelato Caramel Swirl Pots

  • 139 Kcal per 72g pot
  • SW 7 Syns per pot (estimator)
  • WW 6 Points per pot

Häagen-Dazs Gelato Chocolate Drizzle Pots

  • 136 Kcal per 72g pot
  • SW 7 Syns per pot (estimator)
  • WW 6 Points per pot

A premium brand often has a premium price to match, and these Häagen-Dazs pots cost £5.00 for 4 pots in Asda stores. 

ASDA Ice Creams – new flavours

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I spotted these new Asda ice cream flavours on social media earlier this week and I’ve been trying to track them down, to no avail. They are on the Asda website though, so you could always order online. I will find them soon! 

These new ice creams have delicious flavours, similar to the Halo Top/Breyers ice creams that were launched last year. 

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Asda Birthday Cake Ice Cream

  • 83 Kcal per 100ml
  • SW 10 Syns per half tub 
  • WW 8 Points per half tub

Vanilla ice cream, with raspberry sauce and sponge cake pieces. How good does that sound! I cannot wait to try this one. 

ASDA Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • 75 Kcal per 100ml
  • SW 9 Syns per half tub 
  • WW 7 Points per half tub

There are also two other new flavours in the range – Cookie Dough and Vanilla. I think I might just have to sample them all! They cost £2.50 for a 473ml tub.

Ceder’s Classic Non Alcoholic

I’m a regular Des in our house – designated driver, that is. Whether I’m out and about for myself, or as a taxi for my family, I often have to pass when it comes to a real G&T, but there are non alcoholic alternatives which taste pretty good!

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Whilst some might ask, ‘Why bother?’, it can get pretty boring drinking diet coke all night, so a non alcoholic alternative, mixed with a slimline tonic, is a great change. Introducing Ceder’s Classic, non alcoholic. It scores well for Points and Syns too! 

  • 4 Kcal per 50ml
  • SW Free per 50ml serving
  • WW 0 Points per 50ml

This is available from Asda, priced at £16.00 a bottle. 

 

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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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