New Slimming Shopping Essentials 15.3.19

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 777,830 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 15.3.19

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

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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 green 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 visit the supermarkets and check 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. 

Asda Fruit Pot

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I always take a quick look at the fresh fruit pots and platters that are in supermarkets when I’m shopping. They are a quick snack option when you’re out and about and won’t put a huge dent in your daily allowance. 

This combination is a different one as it’s melon free, whereas most of the pots contain melon as one of the fruits. 

  • 55 Kcal per 100g
  • SW Free/Speed
  • WW 0 Points

This selection of pineapple, grapes and apples costs £1.00 per pot from Asda. 

Aldi Special Offers

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We try to include a selection from one of the budget supermarkets in this section each week, as they’re a great way to watch the pennies. This week we’ve gone with Aldi’s Super 6. All are Speed veg for Slimming World and 0 Point foods for WW! 

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All items are priced at 49p per pack except the asparagus bundle, which costs £1.19 in Aldi stores, subject to availability. 

M&S Wholemeal Finger Rolls

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We are always on the lookout for Healthy Extra alternatives, as it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut having the same ones every day. We have some ideas for alternative Healthy Extra A choices and Healthy Extra B choices on the website!

I was delighted to find these in my local M&S Food Hall. 

  • 144 Kcal per 63g roll
  • SW HEB/7 Syns (app)
  • WW 4 Points
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Pinch of Nom Zinger Burger

They are a really good size, soft wholemeal rolls, perfect for lunch or for dipping into a bowl of soup as a really substantial meal. You could even use them for your Zinger Burgers!  They cost £1.25 for a pack of 4 Wholemeal finger rolls. 

Asda Steam Bags

Many of us who follow healthy eating plans enjoy pasta and rice as a meal accompaniment. If you’re looking for a lower carb alternative, we have some suggestions here

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Vegetable rice is a really easy way to increase your veg intake, so these new steam bags from Asda are worth a look. Quick and convenient portions of frozen vegetable rice, with no additional oil or flavourings. 

Broccoli & Courgette Rice

  • 55 Kcal per bag
  • SW Free (est)
  • WW 0 Points 

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Cauliflower Rice

  • 66 Kcal per bag
  • SW Free (app)
  • WW 0 Points

Both types of frozen vegetable rice are available from Asda, priced at £1.75 for a pack of 4 individual bags. 

Muller Light Greek Style Pink Grapefruit

If you love pink grapefruit, these new flavoured Greek Style yogurts might be right up your street. They’re really low in Syns/Points/calories, so they can easily be included in your allowance for the day. 

  • 61 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 0.5 Syns per pot (app)
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I have a weakness for citrus flavoured yogurts, so I gave these a try and I wasn’t disappointed! The Pink Grapefruit is a limited edition flavour. They cost £1.00 for a pack of 4 yogurts.

Muller Light Greek Style Natural 0%

We see new yogurts appearing on supermarket shelves every week, the choices increase all the time. This Muller Light Greek Style Natural has appeared this week, in a new shaped, larger sized 450g tub.

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Natural Greek Style yogurt has a less sour taste than ordinary natural yogurt, and a creamier texture. It’s great for using is sweet and savoury dishes, and would be amazing in our Lamb Rogan Josh curry. 

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Pinch of Nom Lamb Rogan Josh
  • 68 Kcal per 100g
  • SW Free
  • WW 0 Points

This 450g tub of Muller Light Greek Style Natural 0% yogurt costs £2.00 in Asda stores. 

Aero Chocolate Mousse Snack Bars

Someone shared these new Aero Chocolate Mousse Snack Bars in our Facebook group last week, so I wanted to look at them here, too. 

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Last year we featured Rolo snack bars in our Shopping Essentials article. Aero Mousse snack bars are very similar. The epitome of a naughty snack, but can still be enjoyed as part of your allowance for the day, no matter which plan you follow. 

  • 128 Kcal each
  • SW 6.5 Syns (snackulator)
  • WW 6 Points each

The Aero Mousse Snack Bars can be found in the chilled desserts section, alongside the yogurts and desserts. They cost £1.00 for a pack of 4 x 30g snack bars in Asda.

Actimel Lemon 0% Fat

The Actimel range from Danone has always been popular. Danone introduced their 0% fat range, with no added sugar, to appeal to those of us watching our waistlines too. 

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A lemon flavour Actimel 0% fat, low calorie and no added sugar has now been added to the range, and will easily be within your daily allowance. 

  • 27 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 1.5 Syns (est)
  • WW 1 Point per 100g

A pack of 8 x 100g bottles costs £2.75 in Asda, and they’re also on offer at 2 for £4.00. 

Muller Light Amore

My first thought when I saw these pots was that there was no way they’d be low in calories/Syns/Points, so I almost walked past them. Curiosity made me take a closer look…and I’m glad I did!

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They are Italian inspired, creamy, fat free yogurts, with sugar and sweetener, and no gelatine, so suitable for vegetarians, too. All 3 flavours are pretty low – here are the values;

Lemon

  • 60 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 1 Syn per pot (app)
  • WW 2 Points

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Morello Cherry

  • 63 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 1.5 Syns per pot (app)
  • WW 2 Points

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Hazelnut

  • 63 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 1.5 Syns per pot (app)
  • WW 2 Points

It looks as though these are exclusive to Asda stores at the moment, where you can pick them up for £1.00 per 130g pot. 

Asda Mocktails

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I spotted these in the fridge as my trolley wheels cruised the aisles at Asda this week, looking for new products to share with you all. When you’re looking for something a bit different to drink, these look really good! 

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They’re ‘mocktails’, so there’s no alcohol, but you could always add some if you’d like to for an alternative cocktail choice! We have some great cocktail ideas on the website too. 

Mojito Mocktail

  • 26 Kcal per 150ml
  • SW 1.5 Syns (est)
  • WW 1 Point per 150ml

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Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail

  • 30 Kcal per 150ml
  • SW 1.5 Syns per 150ml (est)
  • WW 2 Points per 150ml

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Pina Colada Mocktail

  • 60 Kcal per 150ml
  • SW 3 Syns per 150ml (est)
  • WW 3 Points per 150ml

All three flavours cost £1.60 for a 1 litre bottle, available from Asda stores. 

Heinz Pot Soup

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Soup is such a popular choice for a quick meal, and we have a fab collection of soup recipes on the Pinch of Nom website. I’ve always got one of our soups in the fridge, helps me to stay in control when I’m feeling peckish! 

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Pinch of Nom Minestrone Soup

This week I’ve made our minestrone soup, which I love because it’s so filling. It really does keep me away from the less healthy options! Heinz now do two of their soups in a microwaveable, single serving pot.

Tomato Pot Soup

  • 170 Kcal per pot
  • SW 2.5 Syns per 355g (app)
  • WW 8 Points per pot

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Vegetable Pot Soup

  • 141 Kcal per pot
  • SW 2 Syns per 355g (app)
  • WW 3 Points per pot

These would be good as a quick lunch choice, perhaps to have at work, if you’ve got access to a microwave. They are available from Asda, priced at £1.00 for a 355g pot. 

Asda Seasoned Rainbow Fries

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New vegetable products appear on the shelves regularly, and we feature them here whenever we spot them. The values can vary significantly depending on how they have been cooked or flavoured. 

These Asda Seasoned Rainbow Fries are made from carrot, beetroot and parsnip in a seasoned coating. It’s the coating which does the damage with these, I’m afraid!

  • 166 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 6.5 Syns per 100g
  • WW 6 Points per 100g
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Of course, the best option would be to make your own version of rainbow chips, using root vegetables and our recipe for chips! I’ve done this recipe with carrots and parsnip, but I’ve yet to try beetroot! Asda Seasoned Rainbow Fries cost £1.50 for a 500g bag. 

Asda Pork Loin Steaks

I have to confess that there are occasions when I haven’t been very organised and can’t decide what to have for dinner. It’s at times like this that it’s really handy to have something in the freezer. 

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These Pork Loin steaks from Asda are ideal, as they cook from frozen. No last minute panic because you forgot to get them out 24hrs ago to defrost, thank goodness! Having said that, you can defrost prior to cooking if you prefer. 

  • 251 Kcal per steak
  • SW – free with all visible fat removed.
  • WW 4 Points per steak
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Pinch of Nom Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork

Why not make this amazing Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork?! Nom! A bag of 4 frozen pork chops costs £3.30 from Asda. 

Asda BBQ Beef Kebabs

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We all love a kebab, and there are plenty to choose from on the Pinch of Nom website! One of our most popular kebab recipes has been our gravity-defying chicken kebab, which gets rave reviews from everyone who tries it!

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Pinch of Nom Beef Koftas

We also have a recipe for these gorgeous Kofta kebabs on the website, and they are pretty awesome! If you’re looking for a ready-made option, you could try these BBQ Beef Kebabs from Asda. 

  • 90 Kcal each
  • SW 2 Syns each (est)
  • WW 3 Points each

Asda BBQ Beef Kebabs cost £1.75 for a pack of 4, which you’ll find in the freezer section. 

Asda Frozen Lean Turkey Sausages

One of the most frequently asked questions in the Facebook group is for recommendations about sausages. For some people, finding a low fat sausage that tastes good is a never-ending quest for the best. 

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These frozen lean turkey sausages from Asda are a recent addition to the freezers. I haven’t tried them yet, so can’t give a personal review. 

  • 103 Kcal per 2 sausages
  • SW 0.5 Syns per sausage (app)
  • WW 1 Point each

Sausages can really divide opinion, what one person loves, the next person won’t like at all, so you’ll need to try them for yourselves! They cost £2.20 for 8 sausages.

Pringles Rice Fusions

There are some new Pringles varieties on the loose! Pringles Rice Fusions are made using rice flour, and come in some fab flavours; Peking Duck with Hoisin Sauce, Malaysian Red Curry and Indian Tandoori Chicken Masala. 

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All flavours have the same values, which are as follows;

  • 146 Kcal per 30g serving (all flavours)
  • SW 7.5 Syns per 30g (est)
  • WW 5 Points per 30g 

Of course, you know the tag line for Pringles is ‘Once you pop, you can’t stop’, so you’ll need to make sure you have someone to share with, or plenty of willpower! Pringles Rice Fusions are now in Morrisons, priced at £1.00 for a 160g tube. 

Lidl Graham’s Goodness Ice Cream

If you’ve been following the Shopping Essentials articles for a while, you’ll know that new lower calorie ice creams are a hot topic of conversation. It feels as though there’s a new brand appearing every week. 

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This time it’s Lidl who have launched their own low calorie ice cream, hot on the heels of Asda and Aldi introducing their own brands just a few weeks ago. My local Lidl only had this one pot left in the freezer when I popped in! 

White Chocolate & Raspberry Ripple

  • 350 Kcal per tub
  • SW 17.5 Syns per tub (est)
  • WW 4 Points per 200ml

There’s also a salted caramel variety available, and rumour has it there are more flavours on the way, so stay tuned. If I find them, you’ll be the first to know! It costs £2.99 per tub. 

Skittles Cooler Lollies

I mentioned a few weeks back that February and March appear to be the prime launch time for new ice cream products. It seems strange when most of us still have the heating on, but there we are!

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These Skittles Cooler lollies are  100ml ice cream sticks that consist of a Skittles fruity flavoured ice cream, with coloured sugar pearls in a Skittles flavoured strawberry coating. The online reviews have been very positive for these. 

  • 113 Kcal per stick
  • SW 5.5 Syns each (est)
  • WW 6 Points each

They’re available from Tesco and cost £3.00 for a box of 3. You can find them here, on the Tesco website.

Asda Strawberry & Watermelon Sorbet Lollies

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So many new ice creams and lollies, and we’re not finished yet! Asda have these new Strawberry & Watermelon Sorbet lollies. As sorbet is a water ice, made with juice and puree rather than an ice cream base, it’s lower in calories. 

  • 39 Kcal each
  • SW 2 Syns (est)
  • WW 2 Points per lolly

These Strawberry & Watermelon sorbet lollies cost £1.50 for a box of 4. 

Halo Top Ice Cream Sticks

We’ve arrived at our final ice cream offering for this week. Halo Top ice cream sticks popped up on social media a few weeks ago and we got very excited. Initially, they were only available in the U.S, but we were pretty sure they’d be here soon! 

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Just like the larger pots of Halo Top, if you pay full price for these they are pretty expensive. It’s probably worth waiting until they’re on offer before you give them a try. That’s my plan, anyway! 

Birthday cake

  • 90 Kcal per stick
  • SW 4.5 Syns (est)
  • WW 4 Points each

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Strawberry Cheesecake

  • 100 Kcal per stick
  • SW 5 Syns (est)
  • WW 4 Points each

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Sea salt caramel

  • 80 Kcal per stick
  • SW 4 Syns (est)
  • WW 3 Points each

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Peanut butter swirl

  • 100 Kcal per stick
  • SW 5 Syns (est)
  • WW 4 Points each

At the moment, these seem to be exclusive to Tesco, priced at £5.00 for a box of 3 ice cream sticks. You can find them here, on the Tesco website.

Fallen off the wagon and need some motivation, or want to help others on their journey?

Our Facebook group is growing by the day. If you haven’t joined yet head over there and take a look. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun, would you?

 

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You might just find the inspiration you need from our awesome members. If you’ve joined already why not invite any friends that may find it helpful?

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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