New Slimming World Shopping Essentials 20/4/18

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Each week we search supermarkets and food websites to bring you a selection of new products and special offers to help you stay on plan with Slimming World.

Regular readers of our Shopping Essentials round up, will already know that we always try to include a range of Free Foods, some Speed Foods and a few exciting ways to use your Syns allowance, too!

Slimming World always recommend having 1/3 Speed Food with every meal 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.

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Aldi Super 6 Fruit and Veg

Aldi Super 6 - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

We always try to find a good selection of Speed Foods to help you when following the Slimming World plan. Last week we featured wonky fruit from Morrisons, and this week we’re featuring the Aldi Super 6 Offer.

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Syn Free Coleslaw

This week, the list includes;

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Low Syn Firecracker Chicken

As you can see, just a few simple vegetables can give you plenty of choice! The Aldi Super 6 are priced between 42p and 72p per pack.

Morrisons Sweetcorn In Water

Morrisons sweetcorn - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Sweetcorn is a really tasty vegetable and I will forever be disappointed that it’s not a Speed food! Baby sweetcorn are Speed, but sweetcorn is just free.

However, it’s a tasty and healthy vegetable that can still be enjoyed as part of the Slimming World plan.

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Syn Free Enchilada Lasagne

Why don’t you try a can of sweetcorn in our fab new Syn Free Enchilada Lasagne recipe?! It’s soooo good! A winning combination of chilli and lasagne. Nom!

Morrisons have started selling this 4 pack of Sweetcorn kernels packed in water. They cost £1.72 for 4 x 198g cans.

Morrisons Market St Cauli Fried Rice

Morrisons Cauli fried rice - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

This was a new spot from Morrisons this week. It’s a blend of cauliflower rice, with spring onion, red pepper, carrot and a ginger and garlic seasoning.

It’s always good to find something a little bit different as a vegetable side dish. This could be a great choice if you’re looking for a low-carb choice. We have some more suggestions for vegetable alternatives here.

One of the reviews on Morrisons website suggests frying it with an egg to make a vegetable ‘fried rice’. Sounds good to me!

Morrisons Market St Cauli Fried Rice works out free using the Syns calculator. A 330g pot costs £1.50.

ASDA Butcher’s Selection 800g Beef Frying Steak

Asda Frying steak - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Frying steak is something I never get bored of! Sometimes I use it to just throw a mixed grill together, and other times I’m a bit more imaginative.

One of my favourite go-to dishes is Low Syn Beef Stroganoff. It tastes amazing, but at just half a Syn per serving, it’s a real treat.

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Low Syn Beef Stroganoff

If I’m planning a Saturday Night Fakeaway, I love to make Low Syn Crispy Chilli Beef with some Syn Free Fakeaway Fried Rice. An absolute feast for the weekend!

This 800g pack of frying steak costs £6.00 from Asda.

ASDA Butcher’s Selection British Turkey Extra Lean Mince

Asda Turkey mince - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

I’d never really thought about Turkey mince before I started Slimming World! Once the quest for 5% fat mince started, I was looking at every sort of mince I could find!

The typical fat content in this Butcher’s Selection British Turkey Extra Lean Mince is under 3%, so it’s free and a P food, too.

We often get asked in the Facebook group, ‘What can I make with mince?’ So we put together a compilation of our Top Slimming World Mince Recipes.

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Syn Free Dirty Fried Rice

This turkey mince could be used in place of beef or pork mince in most recipes that use mince. It would be great in our Syn Free Dirty Fried Rice.

A 250g pack of Asda Butcher’s Selection Extra Lean Turkey Mince is priced at £2.25.

ASDA Oak Smoked Beef Brisket with BBQ Sauce

Asda beef brisket bbq - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

I love to cook meals from scratch for my family, and we have systematically worked our way through many of the recipes from the Pinch of Nom website.

One of our favourites is this Syn Free Campfire Stew – a delicious recipe that uses gammon and speed vegetables in a smoky sauce.

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Syn Free Campfire Stew

There are occasions when I’m really pushed for time, and I’m looking for alternatives that are tasty and quick to prepare.

This Beef Brisket from Asda is oak smoked for flavour then cooked slowly for up to 7 hours until it’s fall-apart tender.  It’s prepared with a sweet ‘n’ smoky marinade and served it up with a barbecue dip.

I adapted Asda’s serving suggestion to include a batch of Syn Free Rustic Potato Wedges, some corn on the cob and a pot of smoky bbq beans.

At 4 Syns for half the pack on the Syns calculator, this won’t dent your Syns allowance too badly! A 500g pack costs £4.50 from Asda.

Iceland 6 Chilli & Lime Prawn Skewers

Iceland Prawn skewers - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

With the forecasters promising us a warm weekend ahead, I spotted these prawn skewers in Iceland and thought they would be worth a look.

I think that anything on a skewer makes me think of barbecues and sunny days in the garden! Check out our Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs or Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki recipes for more summer ideas!

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Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

These skewers from Iceland are raw, peeled, tail on, marinated king prawns in a chilli and lime flavoured seasoning. They’re half a syn each using the syns calculator.

They can be cooked from frozen, either in the oven, under the grill or on the barbecue. A box of 6 Chilli and Lime Prawn Skewers costs £3.00. You’ll also find them here, on the Iceland website.

Tesco Chopped Thyme

Tesco Chopped Thyme - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

In our Shopping articles over the last couple of weeks, we’ve brought you several items from the Cooks Ingredients range at Tesco.

These are basic ingredients that are freshly frozen for your convenience, just grab wht you need and put the rest back in the freezer for next time.

Cooks Ingredients are particularly useful if you like fresh herbs, as these are just as good, but will stay as fresh as the day they were picked. (Rather than going sad and limp in the vegetable drawer!)

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Syn Free Sausage Rolls

This Frozen Chopped Thyme is ideal for our Syn Free Sausage Rolls, if you’re planning a picnic this weekend.

The Cooks Ingredients range is available from Tesco, and this Frozen Chopped Thyme costs £1.50 for a 50g pack. You can find it here, on the Tesco website.

Morrisons Chilli Paste/Garlic Paste

Morrisons chilli paste - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

If you love cooking with Garlic and Chilli, you’ll know that preparing them is a bit of a faff sometimes. There’s always a jar of each from the ‘Very Lazy’ range in my fridge for convenience.

Chilli and garlic pastes sold in a tube are usually in oil, so should be avoided if you want to save those hidden Syns. Very Lazy jars are preserved in white wine vinegar, rather than oil.

Morrisons Garlic paste - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

This week, I’ve spotted a new range from Morrisons, and these don’t have any oil either! They cost 80p per jar from Morrisons, and are both Syn free according to the Syns calculator.

Mama Instant Whole Grain Rice Vermicelli

Mama Rice Vermicelli - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

If you’re one of those people who love a weekend Fakeaway, then something like Syn Free Chicken Chow Mein is the perfect choice.

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Syn Free Chicken Chow Mein

You can pack it full of Speed vegetables, and to keep it light you could try making it with this Instant Wholegrain Rice Vermicelli, rather than noodles.

These are Instant Wholegrain Rice Vermicelli, gluten free and full of fibre. You’ll find them in Sainsbury’s, costing £1.50 for a 225g pack and they’re free on Syns Online.

Fuze Tea Peach and Hibiscus/Mango and Chamomile

Fuze tea - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

From April 2018, a new ‘Sugar Tax’ has been introduced in the UK. If you’d like to read more about it, check out our article, ‘What Does The New Sugar Tax Mean For You?’

To comply with the ‘Sugar Tax’, many manufacturers have reformulated their drinks, and some have even created new products.

Fuze tea mango - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Fuze Tea is a new drink from Coca Cola, made with less sugar. It also ticks the trendy ‘Iced Tea’ box. It’s available in two flavours, Peach & Hibiscus and Mango & Chamomile.

Both flavours are low calorie, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians/vegans. They’re 2.5 Syns per 250ml serving, according the Syns Calculator.

You can find these in Asda, priced at £3.49 for 4 x 400ml.

J2O Spritz Apple Watermelon

J2O Spritz - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Get the flags out…the sun is set to shine this week, at long last! If you’re looking for a refreshing drink that’s just a little bit different, have a look at these delicious new J20 drinks.

J20 Spritz is a delicious blend of apples and watermelons, with a dash of bubbles. If you’re planning a weekend in the garden but want to stay alcohol-free, this would be a great choice.

Why not serve it chilled and add some frozen berries for a delicious ‘mocktail’.

A pack of 6 x 275ml bottles of Apple Watermelon Spritz costs £6.00. You can find it here, on the Tesco website.

Teisseire 0% Passionfruit

Teisseire - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Last May, we covered some of the Teisseire 0% Syrups in our Shopping Essentials article. Just as delicious as the sugary versions, they’re ideal to add a dash of flavour to drinks, or for using in some Low Syn, Summery cocktails.

Teisseire have added a new flavour to the range, 0% Passionfruit Syrup, which can be used as a drink in its own right, just dilute 1 part syrup to approximately 7 parts water. You could also add it to diet lemonade for a touch of fizz!

Teisseire 0% syrups are available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £3.00 for a 600ml bottle. All of the current flavours are listed on the Slimming World app as Syn Free, so we’re pretty sure this will be, too.

Echo Falls Summer Berries Vodka

Echo Falls Summer Berries Vodka - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

The brand name ‘Echo Falls’ is synonymous with fruity wines and spritzers. Whilst browsing the supermarkets this week, I spotted this Summer Berries Vodka.

Vodka is a pretty good choice if you fancy an alcoholic drink. At just 3 Syns per 25ms, it’s much lower than wine or beer. This Summer Berries Vodka would be perfect in our 3.5 Syn Woo Woo Cocktail!

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3.5 Syn Woo Woo Cocktail

We have a super range of Slimming World friendly Summer cocktails and drinks on the website – have a look at them here!

Echo Falls Summer Berries Vodka costs £16.00 for a 70cl bottle. You can also find it here, on the Tesco website.

Smirnoff Vodka Raspberry

Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

My shorts are ready, and I’ve the cocktail ingredients too! Hopefully the weather forecasts are right and we’re in for a great weekend!

I’m already imagining the clinking of ice in my glass as I indulge in a cocktail or two. One of my favourites is this 4 Syn Raspberry Vodka Fizz Cocktail.

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4 Syn Raspberry Vodka Fizz Cocktail

Smirnoff have produced a Raspberry Vodka, which is now available from Tesco. It works out at 3 Syns per 25mls, so you can enjoy a couple of these guilt free!

A 70cl bottle of Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka costs £16.50 from Tesco. You can find it here, on the Tesco website.

Shopping Essentials Top Pick

Our Shopping Essentials Top Pick is a featured highlight of the week. This week, we’ve chosen Iceland Mini Vienna Ice Cream Lollies.

Shopping Essentials Top Pick – Iceland Mini Vienna Ice Cream Lollies | Slimming World

You can read more about these Iceland Mini Vienna Ice Cream Lollies here, in the Shopping Essentials Top Pick article.

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I must stress the following…

Everything written here about the products is my own opinion. Syn values given are correct at time of writing but may not always be accurate.

Ideally, you should check with Slimming world for the most up to date Syn values using official resources such as; the Syns calculator, Syns Online on LifelineOnline or by calling the Syns Hotline on (0906) 851 8518.

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