New Slimming Shopping Essentials 8.3.19

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 774,000 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 8.3.19

 

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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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 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 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. 

Tesco Supersweet Raspberries

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Raspberries have got to be one of my favourite fruits ever! Sometimes they can be quite sharp-tasting, so when I spotted these in Tesco I took a closer look. 

Tesco Supersweet raspberries have been specially selected for their fragrant, aromatic flavour. They’d look amazing sitting on top of our Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins, wouldn’t they?! 

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Pinch of Nom Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins 💕

Raspberries are on the Slimming World Speed food list, and they’re 0 WW Points, too, so everyone’s a winner. You can buy these in Tesco, priced at £2.00 per punnet. They haven’t appeared on the Tesco website yet. 

Sainsbury’s Watermelon Slices

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When you’re out and about, finding a grab and go snack that’s on plan is often a priority. Pre-made sandwiches are everywhere, but the calorie count is off the charts sometimes. Prepared fruit is a quick and convenient alternative. 

Sainsbury’s Watermelon Slices are easy to eat, as the skin of the fruit has been left on, so you have something to hold. They are substantial wedges of watermelon, and half of a pack counts as one of your 5-a-day. 

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Pinch of Nom Watermelon, Feta & Mint Bites

If you don’t eat the whole pack, why not make some of these Watermelon, Feta & Mint Bites to snack on while you’re watching TV later. Just like the raspberries above, watermelon is SW Speed Food/WW 0 Points. 

You can pick up this 440g pack of Watermelon wedges for £2.00 in Sainsbury’s. You will find it in the chilled cabinet near the takeaway sandwiches. 

Lidl Pick of the Week

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Regular followers of our Shopping Essentials guide will know that we usually feature a selection of fruit and veg from one of the budget supermarkets. It’s a great way of picking up fresh, seasonal produce at an affordable price. 

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Pinch of Nom Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

This week we popped to Lidl to check out their Pick of the Week. 

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Pinch of Nom Pork & Apple Burgers

The prices range from 39p per bundle for the spring onions to 99p a pack for the strawberries and apples. Available in Lidl from 7th March, subject to availability. 

Aldi Vegan Rainbow Veg Stew

I spotted this new chilled ready meal in Aldi a couple of weeks ago. It looks really tasty and I wanted to find out more so that I could share it here. It’s a colourful selection of chargrilled vegetables in a tomato and lentil stew, topped with beetroot and kale.

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Well, they do say that you eat with your eyes first, and this is such a colourful, attractive looking meal – certainly worth a try. 

  • 157 Kcal per pack
  • SW 2 Syns per pack (app)
  • WW 6 Points per pack

This meal costs £1.99 in Aldi stores. It’s suitable for vegans, too. 

Vici Surimi Royale Fish Sticks

We get lots of questions in the Facebook group asking for snack ideas. Of course, we have a fab selection of recipes for snacks on the website, which is a great place to start for all your recipe ideas. 😀

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If you like a savoury snack to munch on, crab sticks are a popular choice. Super low calorie and filling, you can either snack straight from the pack, or add them to a salad or packed lunch. 

  • 86 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 0.5 per 120g pack (app)
  • WW 2 Points per 100g

These Vici Surimi are made to an authentic Japanese recipe, so if you love Surimi, give these a try! You could even make a dip with a little soy, rice wine vinegar and a pinch of sweetener. Yum! They cost £1.45 for a 120g pack from Sainsbury’s. 

Sainsbury’s Wholemeal Muffins

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One of our lovely moderators, Michelle, was telling the team about these Sainsbury’s wholemeal muffins earlier this week.

She uses them to make our magnificent Double Sausage & Egg Fakeaway McMuffins

  • 147 Kcal per muffin
  • SW HEB/7Syns each (app)
  • WW 4 Points each
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Pinch of Nom Double Sausage & Egg Fakeaway McMuffins

If you’re pining for a Maccy D’s breakfast, make these! You can indulge your tastebuds and stay perfectly on track. The Wholemeal Muffins from Sainsbury’s are a Healthy Extra B choice, too!  They cost 85p for a pack of 6.

Glorious Street Food Soups

I love soup and usually keep a batch in the fridge to get rid of any hunger pangs if I’m attacked by the munchies, but it’s not time for dinner yet! We have some lovely soup recipes on the website, so why not try one of those? 

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Pinch of Nom Carrot & Butter Bean Soup

There are hundreds of branded soups and shelves full of different flavours in the supermarkets. Whether canned or fresh, it’s important to check the values, as they can sometimes be higher than you think. 

Glorious! have made a range of street food inspired soups to tempt you!

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Chicken Laksa 

A spiced coconut and chicken soup with gungo peas, sweet potato and noodles. This has a chilli rating of 1, so it should be pretty mild. 

  • 55 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 6 Syns per pot (app)
  • WW 5 points per half pot

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Middle Eastern Spiced Tomato

Tomato, chickpea and pepper soup with brown rice, buckwheat and spices. This one is also Gluten Free and vegetarian.

  • 54 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 4 Syns per pot (app)
  • WW 3 Points per half pot

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Sweet Potato Thai Massaman

Potato and cauliflower soup with coconut cream, sweet potato, mung beans and spices. This flavour is Gluten Free, too.

  • 55 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 5 Syns per pot (app)
  • WW 5 Points per half pot

Glorious! Street Food Soups are priced at £1.50 for a 400g pot from Sainsbury’s. 

Sainsbury’s Love Your Veg Smoky Jack Quarter Pounders

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All the main supermarkets are upping their game when it comes to vegetarian, and in particular vegan choices. Last week’s Shopping Essentials round up featured a number of vegan products, too. If you missed it, you can catch up here

This week I found these Sainsbury’s Love Your Veg Smoky Jack Quarter Pounders are smoky mushroom and jackfruit vegan patties. 

  • 160 Kcal per burger
  • SW 6 Syns each (app)
  • WW 5 Points each

These Love Your Veg Smoky Jackfruit Quarter Pounders cost £2.50 for a pack of 2 burgers in Sainsbury’s. 

Heck Chicken Italia Burgers

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Heck are a big name in the world of sausages these days, but they have recently launched these Chicken Italia Burgers, too. 

There are already Heck Chicken Italia Sausages in the chiller cabinet, so these burgers probably taste very similar. They’re flavoured with basil, tomatoes and mozzarella, just like the sausages

  • 127 Kcal per burger
  • SW 1 Syn each (app)
  • WW 2 Points each

A pack of 2 Heck Chicken Italia Burgers costs £2.00 from Sainsbury’s. 

Tesco Mediterranean Stock Pots

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Stock pots and stock cubes are a really quick way of adding flavour when cooking, whether you’re making a Pinch of Nom favourite or creating your own recipes. 

Apart from the standard stock pots for beef, chicken or vegetable dishes, there are also lots of other varieties, even red and white wine stock pots!

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Pinch of Nom One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Orzo

Tesco have now introduced these Mediterranean inspired stock pots, which are a combination of concentrated tomato, red wine and herbs. I think these would work well in this One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Orzo dish. 

  • 10 Kcal per 100ml serving
  • SW Free (app)
  • WW 1 Point each

A pack of 4 Mediterranean Inspired Stock Pots costs £1.25 from Tesco. You can also find them here, on the Tesco website.

Alpro Go On High Protein Soya Desserts

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If you are unable to have dairy products and restricted to dairy free alternatives, these might be of interest. Alpro are one of the market leaders when it comes dairy free products, and the range is expanding all the time.

New to the Alpro stable are these Go On High Protein Soya desserts. Described as a plant based alternative to quark/strained yogurt with a fruit compote layer. They haven’t made it onto the supermarket websites yet, so information is limited!

Mango

  • 86 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 2 Syn (estimator)
  • WW 5 Points per pot

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Strawberry & Raspberry

  • 85 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 2 Syns (estimator)
  • WW 5 Points per pot

 

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Passionfruit

  • 84 Kcal per 100g
  • SW 2 Syns (estimator)
  • WW 5 Points per pot

These new Alpro Go On High Protein Soya Desserts cost 95p per pot from Tesco. 

Tesco Finest Meringue Shells

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Meringue is the ultimate sweet treat. I have the worst sweet tooth ever, so my go to dessert option after dinner is some fruit with yogurt and meringue crumbled over the top. It really hits the spot! I got the idea from our Unicorn Eton Mess recipe. 

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Pinch of Nom Unicorn Eton Mess

Passion Fruit Meringues

  • 28 Kcal per 2 shells
  • SW 1.5 Syns for 2 shells (estimator)
  • WW 2 Points for 2 shells

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Strawberries & Cream Meringues

  • 28 Kcal per 2 shells
  • SW 1.5 Syns for 2 shells (app)
  • WW 2 Points per 2 shells

Tesco Finest Passion Fruit/Strawberries & Cream Meringue Shells cost £2.00 for a pack of 12. You can find them here, on the Tesco website.

Tesco Dessert Drizzles

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Well, here’s something a bit different! If you’re looking for something sweet to drizzle over yogurts or low calorie ice creams, these might be right up your street. These are a tasty new sweet treat, and they even look pretty! 

Mocktail Dessert Drizzles

  • 13 Kcal per teaspoon
  • SW 0.5 Syns per tsp (est)
  • WW 1 Point per teaspoon

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Floral Dessert Drizzles

  • 13 Kcal per teaspoon
  • SW 0.5 Syns per tsp (est)
  • WW 1 Point per teaspoon

There are 7 x 5ml servings per bottle and three flavours per pack. They cost £2.50 for a pack of three flavours. You can find them here, on the Tesco website.

Mr Kipling 30% Less Sugar Slices

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It would seem that Mr Kipling might be watching his waistline too, with these new 30% less sugar cakes! Still with the same great taste, but without the layer of fondant on the top, just an icing drizzle decoration. 

30% Less Sugar Angel Slices

  • 100 Kcal per slice
  • SW 5 Syns each (estimator)
  • WW 4 Points each

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30% Less Sugar Chocolate Slices

  • 99 Kcal per slice
  • SW 5 Syns per slice (estimator)
  • WW 4 Points each

A pack of 6 slices costs £1.75 from Tesco, and you can also find them here, on the Tesco website

Twix Top biscuits

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Someone very kindly shared these in our Facebook Group last week, so we’ve included them in this week’s shopping round up for you. Twix Top biscuits are a thin layer of crispy biscuit, with a layer of caramel and a topping of milk chocolate.

  • 106 Kcal per biscuit
  • SW 5.5 Syns (app)
  • WW 5 Points each

They’re a great alternative to blowing virtually a full day’s allowance on a normal sized Twix, and perfect with a coffee…apparently. They cost £2.50 from Tesco, but if you’re really quick, they’re half price until Sunday 10th March. You can find them here, on the Tesco website

Tesco Banana Bonanza Cereal Bars

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We see new cereal bars arriving on the shelves all the time, so I try to feature them here whenever I can. These Tesco Banana Bonanza Bars are new to the Tesco range of healthier snacks. 

If you love banana, we have some fab recipes on the Pinch of Nom website, including this amazing Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips, which is really popular., and super easy to make, too! 

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Pinch of Nom Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

The Tesco Banana Bonanza Cereal Bars have the following values;

  • 82 Kcal per bar
  • SW 4 Syns each (est)
  • WW 3 Points per bar

They cost 89p for a box of 6 x 21g bars. You can pick them up here, on the Tesco website, too. 

Cadbury Mini Rolls Caramel

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The seasonal aisles that were full of tinsel and festive goodies not so long ago have now been restocked with Easter treats. The Easter weekend itself is quite late this year, with Easter Sunday falling on April 21st. 

This will mean the next few weeks are full of temptations, but knowledge is power, as they say! If you know the values, you can enjoy something within your allowance for the day. 

  • 125 Kcal per cake
  • SW 6.5 Syns each (estimator)
  • WW 6 Points per roll
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Pinch of Nom Rich Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Cream

If you love chocolate and caramel, why not try our Rich Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Cream. It’s a-maz-ing! Cadbury Mini Rolls Caramel cost £1.50 for a pack of 8 individually wrapped cakes from Tesco, but they’re not on the website yet.

Lipton Real Iced Tea 

You might remember last year when cold brew fruit tea was all the rage. Several brands launched their own versions, including Twinings Cold In’Fuse, which we featured here

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Now Lipton, another iconic tea brand, have launched their own version. It’s available in five flavours; Strawberry & Rhubarb, Peach & Apricot, Mango & Vanilla, Rose & Elderflower, or Green Tea & Mint.

All flavours have the following values;

  • 4 Kcal per 100ml
  • SW Free
  • WW 0 Points

Lipton Real Iced Tea bags cost £2.50 for a box of 15 in Sainsbury’s. 

Aldi Gianni’s High Protein/Low Cal Ice Cream

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If you browse the freezers of your local supermarket, you’ll find an extensive range of low cal ice creams just waiting to jump into your trolley. Only a couple of weeks ago, we featured the new flavours of low calorie ice cream from Asda

Now Aldi have jumped on board with their own High Protein/Low Cal options. It’s available in two flavours, salted caramel and cookie dough. They have the following values

Salted Caramel

  • 302 Kcal per tub
  • SW 15 Syns per tub (estimator)
  • WW 13 Points per pot

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Cookie Dough

  • 352 Kcal per tub
  • SW 17.5 Syns per tub (est)
  • WW 15 Points per pot

As this is Aldi, these Ice Creams are far more affordable than some of the other brands, costing just £1.99 for a 480ml tub. 

Peroni Libera 0.0%

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This week I spotted Peroni Libera 0.0% in Tesco. It would make a great alternative if you are the designated driver for an evening, or you’re choosing to stay alcohol free just to keep a clear head. The values are here, and they’re much lower than regular Peroni

  • 73 Kcal per 330ml bottle
  • SW 3.5 Syns per bottle (app)
  • WW 3 Points per 330ml

A pack of 4 x 330ml bottles costs £4.50 from Tesco. You can also find it here, on the Tesco website.

 

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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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