New Slimming World Shopping Essentials – 28/7/17

Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 237,000 members 😱 it keeps going up each week!), one of the hot topics of each week is spotting new products that are Slimming World friendly!

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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.

Lots of drinks this week, which should keep the kids occupied when they break up for the summer holidays!

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NEW Less than 5% Protein Food Shop Hamper

Our friends at Protein Food Shop have put together an extra special hamper at an extra special price.

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They also have the most amazing Sausages! If you’re wondering what the sausage are like, you should really check out our review!

Oh, and I think it’s important to mention that everything from Protein Food Shop is free range.

In the less than 5% Hamper we have…

  • 2.5kg Chicken Breasts – Syn Free
  • 400g 5 % Pork Mince – Syn Free
  • 400g 5 % Beef Steak Mince – Syn Free
  • 400g Chicken Breast Mince – Syn Free
  • 400g British Turkey Breast Strips – Syn Free
  • 500g Rindless Back Bacon – Syn Free (when you remove the fat)
  • 2 x 170g Gammon Halfmoons – Syn Free (when you remove the fat)

You can grab this very special offer over on the Protein Food Shop website.

Oh, and if you spend over £50 before midnight on Sunday, you’ll get a FREE pack of Weight Watchers Wraps.

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We also have a competition running to win 2 of these new hampers & vouchers. Enter now!

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Morrisons Wonky Strawberries – Speed Food

Morrisons have brought us a few ‘Wonky’ fruit and veg this year. You may remember we covered Wonky Avocados and Wonky Asparagus a couple of months ago, and now Morrisons have launched Wonky Strawberries.

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As with the other ‘Wonky’ fruit and veg from Morrisons, they’re not the prettiest looking, but they still have all the taste and flavour of their more attractive counterparts at a fraction of the cost.

The Wonky Strawberries are £1.17 for a 400g pack, and they would be perfect for chopping up and using in our Low Syn Unicorn Eton Mess.

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Or how about some Low Syn cheesecake Strawberries? OH YES!!

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Tesco Strawberry, Banana, Grape & Apple Pots

There’s not much to say about this Strawberry, Banana, Grape and Apple pot other than it’s all Syn Free, some of it is speed and it will cost you £2.00 for a 230g pack.

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It’s a great grab and go option to help keep you on track. You could even use them in our Syn Free Melon & Berry Bowl

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Morrisons The Best Sweet Stemmed Cauliflower

You may remember we covered TenderStem Broccoli a few weeks back.

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As with the TenderStem this Sweet Stemmed Cauliflower originated in Japan. It was actually developed due to the growing popularity of TenderStem Broccoli.

It tastes sweeter than regular cauliflower and it can be used in a variety of ways. You can eat it raw, in a stir-fry, steamed, mashed, roasted or even barbecued….and it’s a Speed food!

It doesn’t take long to cook at all, and when it is cooked the stems will be a brighter shade of green.

Morrisons Sweet Stemmed Cauliflower is produced in Lincolnshire and they are currently selling it for £1.75 for a 160g pack, but there will probably be some other supermarkets stocking it too.

Chilli Flavour Frylight

Chilli Frylight is BACK! It’ll be available in Aldi from the 10th of August.

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Chilli Frylight is one of two flavours in the “Infuse” range, the other is Garlic and we saw that return a couple of months ago!

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If you want to learn more about the Frylight range, go and take a look at the Frylight website.

Choc Macaroon Hifi Bars

Anyone who’s been in group this week will have seen that Slimming World have launched Coconut Macaroon Hifi bars again! If you like Bounty chocolate bars, these are for you!

Limited Edition Coconut Hifi

This decadent limited edition to the Hi-fi range is full of tropical coconut, marshmallow and biscuit pieces and dipped in tempting rich dark chocolate, with a sprinkling of coconut on the top.

Some of you might remember the last time these were launched. They were so popular in some groups that consultants were forced to ration them to 2 boxes per person!

They’re a limited edition, so we don’t know how long they’ll be around for. Grab them while you can.

You get two bars as a Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice, or you can enjoy one for 3 syns.

Perfect with a cuppa or to satisfy that late-night sweet tooth syndrome!

Available in group for £1.95 per box. (Six bars.)

Twinings Teas

Continuing the Bounty chocolate theme, this week we’ve discovered some new flavoured teas.

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I’ve usually used my HEa milk allowance by early afternoon. Caffeine is a necessity, but several large coffees later, I’m out of milk.

I’ve been drinking herbal/fruit teas for a while and some flavours are better than others.

I was really pleased to see that Twinings. who are pretty good at fruit tea, in my opinion, have launched some new flavours….and they’re all Syn Free!

Twinings Green Tea Chocolate Coconut Flavour

This Chocolate Coconut flavour sounds perfect to enjoy with the Coconut Macaroon Hifi bars, doesn’t it?

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This blend of coconut flavour, with a hint of rich chocolate flavour, creates an exotic green tea blend that will take you straight to a sun-kissed island.

All natural ingredients, sugar-free and only 4 calories a cup. Who’d have thought green tea could be so indulgent?

It’s available from Tesco at £2.70 for a pack of 20 bags.

Twinings Double Mint

People often suggest mint tea to help with digestion, so this Double Mint flavour should be a soothing solution when you’ve over-indulged!

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If you thought peppermint was invigorating, this blend takes it to another level. Swirling together tender mint leaves with the intense flavour of peppermint extract for a stronger, minty taste.

Available from Tesco at £1.70 per pack or 2 for £3.

Twinings Green Tea Lemon Drizzle Flavour

Now we come to my favourite, Lemon Drizzle flavour! I’ve got a weakness for anything lemony, so this one would suit me well.

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A sweet and indulgent blend. The zingy lemon flavour works in harmony with the rich cakey flavour to create a wonderfully delicious green tea, a perfect treat for any time of day.

Now imagine enjoying it with a slice of our 1 Syn a Slice Lemon Drizzle Cake!

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Available from Tesco priced at £2.70 for 20 bags.

Twinings Buttermint Flavour

Another minty option, although this one sounds slightly sweeter, is the Buttermint flavour tea.

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The thought of this flavour reminds me of buttermint boiled sweets, or even mint humbugs!

A delicious harmony of peppermint leaves, blended with a hint of toffee and vanilla notes for a dreamy satin-soft buttermint finish.

The creamy sweetness will take you back to the nostalgic flavours of a charming little sweet shop.

Available from Tesco at £1.70 per pack or 2 for £3.

Capri-Sun Fruity Water  

We featured some new flavoured waters in last week’s Shopping essentials list.

Now that school holidays are here, many of us will be planning days out with the kids.

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This means packed lunches, and packed lunches need drinks, but cans and bottles can be heavy to carry round

When browsing the aisles in Asda this week, I spotted these new drink pouches from Capri-Sun. They’re so much lighter to carry around in a back pack or cool bag.

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A blend of 3% fruit juice with water, it’s the latest no added sugar variant in the Capri-Sun portfolio.

There are two flavours in the range, Mango and Passionfruit, and Blackcurrant.

They’re already on the Syns database, and they’re free!

This new fruity water comes in boxes of 10 x 200ml pouches. They’re on sale in Asda for £2.00 a box.

Fitzgeralds Multiseed & Cereal Wraps

With all the talk of pasties recently there’s been a fair few stores running out of the Weight Watchers Wraps.

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Up until now the only other HEB option has been the BFree wraps, however these can be a little tricky to seal due to the lack of gluten.

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Now, there’s another HEB wrap becoming more widely available.

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Fitzgeralds Multiseed & Cereal Wraps have been around in Ireland for a while, and now Waitrose stores over in this part of the UK are now stocking them.

They come in packs of 4 and each wrap weighs 37g, which is a little less than the Weight Watchers ones, and they are available from Waitrose for £1.25 a pack.

As they’ve been around for a while they are already on the database at 5.5 Syns each or 1 wrap for your HEB.

Fitzgeralds Bagel Slims

As well as the wraps Fitzgeralds also make Bagel Slims, which are also an HEB option.

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There are 2 varieties, Fitzgeralds Multiseed & Cereal Bagel Slims and Fitzgeralds Wholemeal Bagel Slims.

These come in packs of 6, and they are exclusive to Waitrose, unlike the wraps which may start to become available elsewhere.

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The Bagel Slims are already in the database at 6 Syns each or 1 bagel for your HEB, and they are £1.50 a pack.

Ainsley Harriott Grain Pots

A regular question over on our Facebook Group is ‘What can I have for lunch, I’m bored of salad?!’

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We have lots of lunch suggestions on the website, but sometimes we just need something to ‘Grab and Go’.

Enter Ainsley Harriott, with a new selection of instant lunch pots. These new Grain pots just require a kettle and 5 minutes of your time.

Ainsley Harriott Indian Grain Pot

A savoury mix of rice, cous cous and lentils in a spicy curry seasoning with sultanas, carrot, red pepper and green beans.

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A fragrant & spice blend with cumin, chilli and coriander. The chilli rating is medium – 2.

Low in fat, with no artificial colours or preservatives and suitable for vegetarians,

These are not on the database yet, but work out at 0.5 Syns per pot using rice as the free food allowance on the Syns calculator.

Available from Morrisons at £1.17 per pot.

Ainsley Harriott Moroccan Grain Pot

A spicy mix of cous cous, rice and bulgur wheat with apricots, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

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Bursting with the aromatic flavours of Moroccan spices and apricots, Chilli rating – medium – 2.

Low in fat, with no artificial colours or preservatives and suitable for vegetarians.

These are not on the database yet, but work out at 0.5 Syns per pot using cous cous as the free food allowance on the Syns calculator.

Available from Morrisons at £1.17 per pot.

Ainsley Harriott Mexican Grain Pot

A savoury mix of cous cous, rice, bulgur wheat and lentils in a spicy Mexican seasoning with peppers and kidney beans.

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A hint of smoked paprika combined with the kick of chilli, Chilli rating on this one is hot – 3

Low in fat, with no artificial colours or preservatives and suitable for vegetarians.

These are not on the database yet, but work out at 0.5 Syns per pot using cous cous as the free food allowance on the Syns calculator.

Available from Morrisons at £1.17 per pot.

Seedlip Spice 94

Seedlip Spice 94 is described as a non-alcoholic botanical drink, with a complex aromatic blend of barks, spices and citrus peels, distilled using traditional methods.

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As mentioned, it’s non-alcoholic, and it’s also contains no sugar, sweetener or artificial flavours.

It is quite pricey at £26.00 a bottle, but it may be a good alternative tipple to those Synful cocktails throughout the Summer months, and as you use it the same way you would any regular spirit, you’ll only be using around 50ml per drink.

There are some ideas for what to mix it with on the Seedlip website.

It’s not on the database yet, but looking at the nutritional information (0 Cals, 0 Carbs, 0 Fat) then it’s probably safe to say this will be Syn Free (depending on what you choose to mix it with!).

You can pick a bottle up from Tesco or Ocado (who currently have it on offer for £22.99)

M&S Guilt Free Snacking Lemon & Poppy Seed Toffee Popcorn

This toffee coated popcorn with poppy seeds, lemon peel pieces and a yogurt flavour drizzle are another addition to the M&S Guilt Free Snacking Range.

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As with the ones we covered last week they come in packs containing 5 individual bags to help with portion control.

Each bag is 27g and they are on the database at 6 Syns per bag.

Weetabix – Golden Syrup

We’ve seen some new additions to the Syns Database this week, and one of these is the Weetabix Golden Syrup flavour!

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They’re 1 HEB for 2 biscuits. Not bad, eh?

There are other Weetabix flavours that count as your HEB also.

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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…

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.

Kay

7 Comments
    1. Hi Trudy,
      We know how much people look forward to these Shopping Essentials lists every week! They’re very popular. 🙂

  1. Morrison’s were doing trays of strawberries that whilst from abroad, tasted like strawberries should taste. They also kept better. I’ve stopped leaving then in the plastic punnets as this encourages condensationwhich makes them go off quicker.

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