Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 329,000 members 😱 it keeps going up each week!) one of the hot topics of each week is spotting new products that are Slimming World friendly!
Not all of you are in our Facebook group (you should be!), so I thought I’d add it to the website as a weekly feature.
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Protein Food Shop Black Friday Deal
Over at the Protein Food Shop they have an amazing Black Friday Deal for you! 15% off EVERYTHING!! What a great opportunity to fill your freezer ready for Christmas with an order.
Fancy making our NEW Low Syn Beef Stroganoff? Why not add some Beef to your delivery from the Protein Food Shop today!
Enter the code: BLACK to save 15% of your meat order. Offer valid from Friday 24th November until Monday 27th November.
Tesco Padron Peppers
Peppers are a really versatile Speed food! You can eat them raw in salad and with dips, or cooked in a myriad of recipes.
One of my favourite dips is the Syn Free Beetroot and Mint Hummus.
These Padron Peppers are smaller than standard bell peppers. You can even cook them whole, in fact they’re often served this way as part of Tapas.
Why not try them alongside our Syn Free Patatas Bravas and create your own Tapas.
Padron Peppers are available from Tesco priced at £1.00 per 135g punnet.
Tesco Festive Red Cabbage
I love red cabbage, particularly when it’s cooked with spices. It’s a really comforting, but often overlooked side dish.
For several years, one of my good friends held a Boxing Day ‘Cold Meat and Pickle’ Party. It was a fabulous way to get through the piles of leftover turkey and other cold meats.
As the name suggests, she would serve a buffet of cold meats with a range of pickles and chutneys, but the star of the show was her spiced red cabbage. It tasted soooo good!
This Tesco Festive Red Cabbage would go so well with Christmas Dinner, but equally well with cold meats, pickles and jacket potatoes on Boxing Day.
Yeo Valley Bio Light Yogurt Strawberry
We were really quite excited to find these Yeo Valley Bio Light Yogurts.
Somehow bio yogurts always seem richer and creamier than some of the alternatives in the chilled dairy section.
This one is no exception. It’s a blend of real organic fruit and thick, creamy, fat free Greek Style Yogurt.
As well as being organic, it’s fat free and contains nothing artificial. It’s Gluten Free too, with no artificial sweeteners.
It’s suitable for vegetarians, too. They’re Free on the Slimming World app.
Youngs Gastro Marinade Basa Fillets
As you probably know, one of our favourite phrases is, ‘If it swims, it slims!’
Fish is great when you’re following Slimming World. It’s versatile and it makes a great meal which is easy to food optimise.
Youngs is a name that’s synonymous with fish, and the Gastro range is a real winner. The fish cooks from frozen in the oven or microwave, so they’re ideal for a fast fishy feast!
Young’s Gastro Marinade Lemon And Herb Basa Fillets
Basa Fillets in a Lemon, Dill & Parsley Marinade.
The classic flavours in this marinade work really well with the fish to create a delicious meal.
They’re on Syns Online at just 1 Syn per fillet – an absolute winner!
These are available from Tesco priced at £4.00 for two fillets.
Young’s Gastro Marinade Sweet Chilli Basa Fillets
If you fancy something with a bit more zing, there’s another flavour marinade in the Young’s range.
As the name suggests, these Basa fillets have a sweet chilli marinade.
While these are cooking, you could rustle up a speedy stir-fry to serve with them!
Young’s Gastro Marinade Sweet Chilli Basa Fillets are 1.5 Syns each on the Slimming World app. They cost £4.00 for two fillets from Tesco.
The Saucy Fish Company Basa With Asian BBQ Sauce
Another discovery in the freezer at Tesco this week was this Basa with Asian BBQ Sauce from the Saucy Fish Company.
You can oven bake this fish from frozen, making it really handy to grab from the freezer after a long day.
Each fillet is just 1 Syn on the Slimming World app.
Fishmongers Favourite Whole Raw Black Tiger Prawns
If you love seafood, your eyes will light up with these amazing Black Tiger Prawns. They have a sweet flavour and rich meaty texture, and their red striping gives them a real Wow factor at any dinner party.
Prawns are a P (Protein) food, so they’re a fabulous free food when you’re on the Slimming World plan!
These delicious Whole Raw Black Tiger Prawns would make a spectacular and luxurious addition to our recipe for 1 Syn Paella on the website.
Nakd Banana Bread Bar
We often have people asking us for flapjack recipes over in our Facebook group. It’s one of those delicious treats that is tricky to recreate without spending all our precious Syns.
Whilst our yummy Baked Oats recipes will help many people with this craving, sometimes it’s about grabbing something quickly.
These Nakd Banana Bread bars would make an ideal low Synned snack. They’re made from 100% natural ingredients with gluten free oats and no added sugar.
The bars are gluten, wheat & dairy free and 100% Vegan.
They’re 4.5 Syns each on the Slimming World app and a box of 4 x 30g bars costs £2.75 from Tesco.
Nakd Cocoa Twist Bar
Another variety of the Nakd cereal bars is the Cocoa Twist flavour.
These bars are an ideal alternative to traditional cereal bars.
They are cold-pressed, rather than baked, producing a raw fruit, oat & nut bar with cocoa.
100% natural ingredients with no added sugar. This product only contains naturally occurring sugars
Nakd Berry Bliss Bar
The third new Nakd flavour we found this week is this Nakd Berry Bliss bar.
A combination of Dates, Gluten-Free Oats, Raisins, Cashews, Fruit Extract & Concentrate (Apple, Carob), Raspberries, and Strawberries.
Again, these bars are cold-pressed rather than baked. Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free, so these will appeal to anyone with a wheat or gluten intolerance.
The Nakd Berry Bliss Bars are 5 Syns on the Syns Calculator.
You can find them in Tesco priced at £2.75
Tesco No Added Sugar Original Chocolate Spread
Chocolate spread is one of those tempting treats that we can still enjoy on the Slimming World plan.
I often have some Low Syn Banana and Chocolate Pancakes for a weekend breakfast. When you have the luxury of a bit more time in the morning, these are perfect.
Served with a pile of Speed Fruit, I love to add a tablespoon of chocolate spread, too.
This Tesco Chocolate Spread is really tasty, and is much better value than certain named brands.
Using the Syns Calculator, this works out at 4 Syns per tbsp.
Lindt Excellence Dark Advent Calendar
With only 4 weeks to go until the big day, you should already have your Advent calendar sitting in the shelf ready for December 1st!
Did you miss our round-up of Slimming World friendly Advent Calendar ideas? You can catch it here!
If you want to grab a last minute bargain, you might find some good deals in the supermarkets.
We discovered this one in Tesco this week. It’s fab for sharing, as you get two little pieces of Lindt luxury every day!
Inside you’ll find;
- Extra Fine Dark Chocolate
- Fine Dark Chocolate with Pieces of Orange
- Fine Dark Chocolate with an Intense Taste of Mint
- Extra Fine Dark Chocolate with Seal Salt
A square of Lindt Chocolate is 2.5 Syns on the SW app, so we think these will be a similar value per piece.
Tesco have these for £10.00, but remember that there are 2 pieces of chocolate per day, so you can share! (If you want to!)
Ocean Spray Cranberry Classic Light Juice Drink
If you’re looking for something refreshing and a bit different to drink, this might be for you.
With the Festive season looming, drinks are a real danger zone! Making good choices on the Slimming World plan is easy if you check your Syns in advance.
You could even prepare some of our Slimming World friendly Cocktails!
After all, preparation and planning are the best ways to stay in control of your Syns.
Old Jamaica Diet Ginger Beer 1.5l
Ginger Beer is a really traditional drink, and Old Jamaica has been around for as long as I can remember.
This Old Jamaica Diet Ginger Beer is a delicious alternative drink that’s Syn Free.
If you’re looking for a fabulously festive drink option, this pairs very well with the Lidl Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liqueur that we featured a few weeks ago in the Shopping Essentials List.
Robinsons Fruit Creations Squash
We often get asked in the Facebook group about how to make sure we drink enough water. Drinking water and staying hydrated is really important for everyone, whether you’re on Slimming World or not.
When you’re trying to increase your water intake, you can make it more interesting with a dash of no added sugar squash.
Robinsons have launched a new range of gorgeous flavour combinations which will truly tantalise your taste buds.
These are made with the twice the amount of fruit compared to standard Robinsons squash.
Robinsons Creations Apple And Elderflower. Apple and Elderflower is a classic blend of flavours!
Robinsons Creations Strawberry And Kiwi. A summery combination, perfect for all occasions.
Robinsons Creations Pear And Blueberry. This blend of flavours is unusual and delicious.
Robinsons Creations Mango And Pineapple. Pineapple and Mango blended with Passionfruit for a sweet, fruity flavour.
All flavours of this Robinsons Fruit Creations Squash have no added sugar and are free on the Slimming World app.
Each 1 litre bottle costs £2.00 from Tesco.
Rubicon Fruit Spring Drinks
I picked up some of this flavoured Rubicon Spring Water a little while ago and was immediately hooked. With a range of yummy flavour combinations, my favourite is the Strawberry Kiwi flavour.
It’s a super tasty and refreshing blend of carbonated spring water with fruit juice. Best of all, it’s Free on the Slimming World app.
These Rubicon Spring drinks come in three flavour combinations;
Rubicon Spring Orange Mango Water
Rubicon Spring Strawberry Kiwi Water
It would definitely worth picking up a couple of bottles for Christmas. This is now available from Tesco, priced at £1.50 for a 1.5 litre bottle.
To see all three flavours on the Tesco website, click here.
Pepsi Max Glass bottle
Pepsi Max has been around for a long time now, as a Sugar Free alternative to Pepsi Cola.
This familiar brand is available in individual cans and multipacks, as well as various sized plastic bottles.
We’ve found these cute, retro-themed Pepsi Max Glass bottles in Tesco this week. Marketed in a cardboard carrier, the packaging is all recyclable, too.
The traditional glass bottles would be a bit of fun for the dinner table.
The glass bottle Pepsi Max original and Pepsi Max Cherry are both Free on the app. Available from Tesco, priced at £4.50 for a pack of 6 x 330ml bottles.
Bud Prohibition Alcohol Free
Lots of us have busy social calendars at this time of year.
To help me stay in control of my Syns, I often volunteer to be the designated driver.
However, this means I’m sometimes searching for an alcohol-free alternative!
I was delighted to spot this new product earlier this week – Budweiser Prohibition Alcohol Free beer. You don’t have to feel as though you’re missing out, with all the flavour of a traditional Bud.
Reduced alcohol or alcohol free Lager is listed on the Slimming World app at 3.5 Syns per 330mls, which is a handy coincidence, as these Budweiser Prohibition cans are 330mls.
Budweiser Prohibition Alcohol Free beer is sold in a 4 x 330ml can pack and costs £3.00 in Tesco.
If you’re in a rush and thirsty, it’s quick and easy to grab something to drink. If you’re bored of still spring water, and fancy a bit more flavour, why not try this Vim20 Water?
This is a still spring water, mixed with a refreshingly fruity blend of grapes, raspberries & blackcurrants.
You’ll find it in Tesco, costing £1.15 for a 500ml bottle. It’s free using the Syns calculator.
New formula J2O – less Sugar.
The traditional J2O has had a makeover, with less sugar than previously used. The new recipe J2O has much less sugar per 100mls. The new formula is sold in 250ml cans.
Available in three traditional flavours, Apple And Raspberry, Orange And Passion Fruit or Apple And Mango.
Tetley Super Infusions Orange & Peach Squash
Tetley’s new Super Squash range – tasty orange and peach squash enriched with vitamins! Combining real fruit juice with vitamin D with no added sugar.
Dilute with water for a refreshing drink.
These are Free using the online Snackulator. 850ml bottles are available from Tesco for £2.20
Tetley Super Infusions Berry Boost
New in the Super Squash range from Tetley – a concentrated berry flavoured drink containing real fruit juice with vitamin B6 and no added sugar.
These are Free using the online Snackulator. 850ml bottles are available from Tesco for £2.20
M&S Mini Mince Pie Selection
In last week’s Shopping Essentials we brought you a tempting selection of Christmas Treats from M&S.
Just for you, we’ve found an extra treat with these M&S Mini Mince Pies.
These really are special, with 4 mini mince pies each of these toppings… Viennese, Frosted Crumble and Brandy Buttercream. Nom Nom Nom!
These work out at 4.5 Syns each using the Syns Calculator. Available from M&S.
Heinz Soup of the Day Fragrant Thai Carrot and Coconut
Heinz have brought out a new range of soups, and this particular one is an HEB option.
Sometimes it’s not convenient to make things from scratch, so this would be ideal for those occasions.
It’s made from natural ingredients with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and no added sugar either.
It’s available from most supermarkets, including Tesco, and they are currently on offer for around £1.00.
If you’d like some more info about this product take a look here.
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?
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?
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.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available for pre-order!! The book will feature 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. The book will be released on the 21st March 2019, and if you pre order now you won’t be charged until it’s released.
Pre-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 for pre-order!!
The book will feature 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.
The book will be released on the 21st March 2019, and if you pre order now you won’t be charged until it’s released.Check out our cookbook page for more information!