New Slimming World Shopping Essentials 25/5/18

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New Slimming World Shopping Essentials 25/5/18

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We always try to look for a range of Speed Foods, some Free Foods and a some different ways to use your Syns allowance in our Shopping Essentials round up.

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

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.

Speed Food List - Slimming World Shopping Essentials

 

Lidl Pick of the Week

Lidl POTW - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

There are some great offers on fresh fruit and vegetables in both Lidl and Aldi every week. This week is no exception, so we’ve chosen Lidl, as their current Pick of the Week is full of Speed Foods!

Slimming World Shopping Essentials
Syn Free Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

Of course, these are just a handful of the recipes you can make with such versatile ingredients! For more great ideas, check out the Pinch of Nom website here.

These vegetables are on offer all week, prices range from 39p to 99p per pack.

Tesco Seasonal Mango, Raspberry And Apple

Tesco Mango Raspberry Apple - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

We often feature ready prepared fruit and vegetable pots in our Shopping Essentials list. They’re a great way to stay on plan if you’re feeling peckish and don’t want to blow your Syns allowance for the day.

The combinations of fruit are pretty wide-ranging, so you can always find something that appeals. Mango is a free food and raspberries and apples are Speed Food, so you can save your Syns for later!

You’ll find this seasonal mango, raspberry and apple pot in Tesco, priced at £2.00 for a 230g pot. You can also find it here, on the Tesco website.

ASDA Butcher’s Selection Mediterranean Chicken Breast Kebabs

Asda Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

With another bank holiday weekend approaching, we have the prospect of some decent weather, fingers crossed! That combination means that barbecues will probably be fired up, so we’ve found a few gems for you.

If you’d like to make your own, we have plenty of ideas for Kebabs here! Why not try our Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs? So tasty!

Slimming World Shopping Essentials
Syn Free Chicken Gyros Kebabs

Asda Butcher’s Selection Mediterranean Chicken Breast Kebabs are diced chicken breast pieces in a smoked sun-dried tomato and oregano coating, with red onion and green pepper pieces on wooden skewers.

They sound really tasty, and they’re on the Slimming World app at just 0.5 Syns per skewer, so well worth it. A pack of 4 Kebabs costs £3.00 from Asda.

Morrisons Skinless/Boneless Thigh Fillets

Morrisons Skinless Boneless chicken thighs - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

We tend to choose chicken thighs rather than chicken breast in all our recipes. The meat is tender and flavoursome so it’s a great option.

Slimming World Shopping Essentials
Syn Free Chicken Kebab

Morrisons have this 600g pack of skinless and boneless chicken thighs on offer at the moment. If you haven’t tried our amazing Syn Free Chicken Kebab yet, grab a pack of these and give it a go!

These packs are priced at £4.00 for 600g. They are also part of a multi buy offer of 3 for £10.00, so you can take advantage and fill the freezer too!

Morrisons Market St Cod & Chorizo Burgers

Morrisons cod & chorizo burgers - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

You’ve probably heard our mantra – “If it swims, it slims!” so we like to include fish in our weekly meal plans when we can.

Slimming World Shopping Essentials
Low Syn Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce

We have lots of fabulous fish recipes on the website, including my favourite Low Syn Monk Fish Bites with Tartar Sauce. With this in mind, we’ve found some fishy options that will offer something new for you.

Morrisons Cod and Chorizo burgers are made with cod, chorizo, smoked cod and prawns, with spring onion and lemon and parsley seasoning. They work out at 1 Syn each using the Syns Calculator, which isn’t bad at all!

You can find these in Morrisons, priced at £2.50 for a pack of 2 burgers.

Morrisons Market St Salmon & Cod Burgers

Morrisons Salmon & Cod burgers - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Fish is very fashionable at the moment! There are lots of new fish products coming onto the market, which is music to our ears.

These Morrisons Market St Salmon and Cod burgers are another great option if you like fish. They are made with Salmon, cod and prawn and spring onion, then seasoned with lemon and parsley.

A pack of two Market St. Salmon and Cod burgers is priced at £2.50 in Morrisons. Using the Syns Calculator, they work out at 0.5 Syns per burger.

Morrisons The Best Chunky Thai Salmon & Prawn Fishcakes

Morrisons Thai Salmon & Prawn Fishcakes - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

If you love fish and don’t mind spending a few Syns on something a little more indulgent, these Chunky Thai Salmon and Prawn fishcakes from Morrisons might be of interest to you!

They are salmon, cod, prawn, potato and green bean fishcakes with Thai style seasoning in breadcrumbs, and would go very nicely with our Syn Free Chilli Sauce!

Slimming World Shopping Essentials
Syn Free Sweet Chilli Sauce

The crumb coating pushes up the Syn value on these fishcakes. They are on the Slimming World database at 6.5 Syns each.

A pack of two fishcakes costs £2.60 in Morrisons, and you can buy 2 packs for £4.00. They are suitable for home freezing.

Morrisons Market St Spicy Chickpea & Sweetcorn Burger

Morrisons Spicy Chickpea & Sweetcorn burger - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

The majority of supermarkets have a range of new products out at the moment which are suitable for summer barbecues.

If you’re after a non-meat option, we’ve found these tasty new Spicy Chickpea and Sweetcorn Burgers in Morrisons.

They are vegan burgers made with sweetcorn, brown rice and chickpeas, flavoured with spices, onion, ginger, garlic, coriander and lemon. They have a chilli rating of 2 – medium.

Using the Syns calculator, these work out at 1.5 Syns per burger. They cost £1.75 for a pack of 2 burgers in Morrisons.

Pulled Oumph!

Pulled Oumph - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

I have to confess I was very intrigued by this when I spotted it on the Tesco website this week, so I’ve done a bit of research.

Oumph! is a new range of vegetarian/vegan foods made from Soya protein. There are several varieties, seasoned and unseasoned. It’s high in protein and fibre and a source of iron too.

Pulled Oumph! is prepared in a BBQ sauce, but all the hard work has been done for you, so all you need to do is stir fry it in a hot pan!

The products appear to be pretty widely available in Tesco stores throughout the UK, from the list of stockists on their website.

Oumph! is also low in Syns, as it’s made from soya beans. A 280g pack works out Syn free for the whole pack, using the Syns calculator and costs £3.49 in Tesco. You can find it here, on the Tesco website.

Oumph! Kebab Spiced

Oumph Kebab Spiced - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

As I mentioned above, there are 4 varieties of Oumph! vegetarian products on the market at the moment, so here’s another choice which may prove popular for Vegetarians and Vegans.

Strips of soya protein, flavoured with kebab spices and deep frozen. It cooks from frozen in 5-6 minutes, so it sounds like a great choice if you don’t eat meat. It’s approved by the Vegetarian Society and suitable for Vegans too.

Oumph! Kebab Spiced contains sunflower oil, making it higher in Syns than the Pulled Oumph! shown above. The 280g pack works out at 7 Syns on the Syns calculator.

It costs £3.49 for a 280g pack in Tesco. You can also pick some up here, on the Tesco website.

Muller Lightly Salted Spreadable Butter

Muller spreadable butter - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

If you’re following the Slimming World plan, you’ll no doubt be aware of Muller products. They have a mind-boggling range of Syn Free and low Syn yogurts and desserts, many of which fit in well with the SW plan.

Muller have now launched Lightly Salted Spreadable Butter. If you are a true butter lover, you’ll already know that you have to sacrifice a few Syns to enjoy that flavour.

This Muller Lightly Salted Spreadable Butter isn’t on the Syns Online Database yet. It works out at 1.5 Syns per 5g serving, so it’s comparable with other spreadable butters on the market.

You can buy this spreadable butter from Tesco, priced at £3.00 for a 400g tub. You can find it here, on the Tesco website.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup No Added Sugar And Salt

Heinz No added sugar/salt tomato ketchup - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

The brand name Heinz has always been associated with Tomato Ketchup. It’s a staple in households everywhere.

The standard Heinz Ketchup is 1 Syn per level tablespoon on the Syns Online app, but now Heinz have introduced a new version, with no added sugar or salt.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup with no added sugar or salt is better value, Syns-wise. It’s on the Syns Online database at 0.5 Syns per 2 level tablespoons.

It’s available in Tesco, priced at £2.00 for a 400ml bottle. You can find it here, on the Tesco website.

Onken Natural 0% Fat Yogurt 1Kg

Onken Natural 0% fat yogurt - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Onken is another familiar yogurt brand in the chilled food aisles of the supermarket. They have some delicious flavours of fat free yogurt, but as many folk (including me) have discovered, fat free doesn’t always mean Syn Free.

Happily, this Onken Natural 0% Fat yogurt is Syn Free, so if you go through a lot of yogurt, this should be of interest to you!

Slimming World Shopping Essentials
Syn Free Chicken Shawarma

Natural yogurt is a really versatile product, and can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. It’s ideal for the yogurt dressing in our Syn Free Chicken Shawarma.

This 1 kg pot of Onken Natural 0% Fat Yogurt costs £2.10 in Tesco. You can find it here, on the Tesco website.

Lindahls Kvarg Raspberry/Vanilla

Lindahls Kvarg Morrisons - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

We’ve seen quite a bit of talk in our Facebook group about these Lindahls Kvarg pots. If you haven’t seen Lindahls Kvarg before, it’s vanilla or fruit flavoured quark that is Syn free on the Syns Online database.

It has been available for quite a while from some B&M stores, Heron Foods and Home Bargains.

Lindahls Kvarg Morrisons - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Back in March, we brought news that they were selling Lindahls Kvarg in Asda. Well, now you can also pick it up in Morrisons, and it’s on sale at an introductory price until the 4th of June.

You’ll find Raspberry and Vanilla flavour in Morrisons, priced at 50p each until 3/6/18. After this date they will cost 85p per pot.

Kellogg’s Special K Bar Dark Chocolate & Cranberries

Kelloggs Special K bar choc cranberry - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Kellogg’s have recently relaunched their range of Special K cereal bars. A new and improved recipe, packed with wholegrain oats and a bigger bar, compared to the previous recipe.

These are wholewheat oat bars with dark chocolate and cranberries dipped in a smooth chocolate flavoured syrup layer. Using the Snackulator, they work out at 5 Syns each.

Slimming World Shopping Essentials
Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies

If you love cranberries, why not try our Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies as a teatime treat. You could even drizzle a little chocolate over them – just don’t forget to Syn it! 😉

The Kelloggs Special K Dark Chocolate and Cranberries bars have no artificial flavours, colours, preservatives or sweeteners and they’re suitable for vegetarians.

You can find these in Asda, priced at £1.98 for a box of 5 x 27g bars.

Oreo Birthday Party Sandwich Biscuits

Oreo Birthday Party biscuits - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Oreo biscuits made their way across the pond from America over 10 years ago now. Consisting of 2 chocolate flavour biscuits sandwiched together with a cream filling, the instructions were to twist them, lick them and dunk them in milk!

Since then, there have been many limited edition flavours…and here’s another. Oreo Birthday Party Sandwich Biscuits are chocolate flavour sandwich biscuits with a caramel flavour filling and coloured sprinkles.

They work out at 2.5 Syns each, using the snackulator on the SW website. A pack of Oreo Birthday Party Sandwich Biscuits costs £1.08 from Asda.

Iceland Solo Sundaes

Iceland Solo Sundaes - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Iceland have a new range of Ice Cream Sundae desserts in the freezers and they look really good! Each box contains 4 individual ice cream dessert pots with a fruit flavoured swirl of sauce.

There is a red berries themed selection which contains the following flavours;

  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Sour Cherry
  • Strawberry

Iceland Solo Sundaes tropical - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping EssentialsThere’s also a tropical themed selection which contains these flavours;

  • Pineapple
  • Lemon & Lime
  • Passionfruit
  • Mango

All of the flavours are listed at 5 Syns per pot on the Slimming World website. A box of 4 desserts costs £2.00 from Iceland. You can also find them here, on the Iceland website.

Brewdog Nanny State (Abv 0.5%) 4 x 330ml

Brewdog Nanny state cans - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials

Last June in our Shopping Essentials round up, we showed you this Brewdog Nanny State drink. It’s so low in alcohol it is below the legal classification of beer, but it’s not quite alcohol free as it’s 0.5% ABV.

Previously, it’s only been available in glass bottles, but it now also comes in a 330ml can and it’s on sale in Morrisons.

It has a really good, hoppy flavour and it’s rated on Amazon as one of the best ‘non-alcoholic’ beers on the market.

At just 1.5 Syns per can on the Slimming World website, this refreshing brew is a great low Syn alternative to its higher Synned counterparts. If you need to check the Syns in other beers and lagers, have a look here.

Slimming World Shopping Essentials

 

Pinch Of Nom £35.00 Summer BBQ Hamper from the Protein Food Shop

We have two fabulous offers for you from the Protein Food Shop this week. Firstly, we have a fabulous under 5% fat Summer BBQ Hamper for £35.00, and there’s an extra 10% off strictly limited to the first 50 orders placed.

PFS SUMMERNOM 5% hamper offer - Pinch of Nom Slimming World Shopping Essentials 24.5.18

 

We know how much you love a barbecue, and we do too! With this in mind, we’ve asked our friends at the Protein Food Shop to put together an under 5% fat Summer BBQ Hamper.

Limited Availability Under 5% Fat Summer BBQ Hamper;

  • Rump Steaks 2 x 6oz
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs 1kg
  • Cumberland Sausages x 6
  • Traditional Chipolatas 500g (14-16)
  • Smokey BBQ Chicken Breasts 2 x 6/7oz
  • Pork Loin Chops 2 x 8oz
  • Diced Chicken Breast 400g

10% discount for the first 50 orders. Don’t miss out – order now!

10% Discount Code – valid for 7 days

We also have a 10% discount code for everything from the Protein Food Shop website, which you can use on the new Summer BBQ Hamper too! Please use the 10% discount code SUMMERNOM.

Both offers are live now and will only be available for a limited period, from Thurs 24th May – Fri 1st June.

Shopping Essentials Top Pick

Our Shopping Essentials Top Pick is a featured highlight of the week. This week we’ve chosen two! The first is Wheyhey Ice Cream.

Slimming World Shopping Essentials - Top Pick

You can read more about Wheyhey Ice Cream here, in the Shopping Essentials Top Pick article.

Shopping Essentials Top Pick – Bank Holiday Bonus

Our second Top Pick is perfect for BBQ weather and the weekend, with these Sainsbury’s Skinny Beef Burgers.

Slimming World Shopping Essentials - Top Pick

You can read more about Sainsbury’s Skinny Beef Burgers here, in the Shopping Essentials Top Pick article.

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Disclaimer

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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