Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 636,000 members it keeps going up each week!) one of the hot topics of each week is spotting new products that are Slimming World friendly, for our Slimming World Shopping Essentials list!
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-friendly products.
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We search the food websites and supermarkets every week 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.
Lidl Pick Of The Week
Speed is the word when it comes to staying on plan, so we always include a couple of ideas in our Slimming World Shopping Essentials round up. Lidl have offers that change weekly on a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The produce on offer this week includes;
- snack cucumbers – great for dipping in our Syn Free Caramelised Onion Hummus
- nectarines – sweet and juicy in a fruit salad or as a snack
- chestnut mushrooms – try them in our Syn Free Bolognese Risotto
- iceberg lettuce – just the thing for our Syn Free BLT Bites
Everything in the Pick Of The Week offer this week is Speed food, so it’s fab for staying on track. Prices range from 35p to 69p and are valid until 4th July 2018.
Iceland Green Bean & Carrot Bundles
One of the questions that pops up in the Facebook Group regularly is, ‘What can I serve with this recipe?’ particularly if one of our yummy Pinch of Nom recipes has been made, like our summery Syn Free One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Orzo.
These Iceland Green Bean & Carrot Bundles would make the perfect accompaniment to many of our meals. Such as easy way to add Speed food to your plate. A neat portion of Green Beans or Carrots, wrapped in a courgette ribbon.
Arctic Royal Jumbo King Prawns
If you love prawns then we’ve got a real treat for you with these Jumbo King Prawns from Iceland. Peeled, de-veined and frozen within hours of being caught, for optimum freshness. All you need to do is decide what to make with them!
These Arctic Royal Jumbo King Prawns are on promotion at half price for just 7 days, priced at £5.00 rather than £10.00. If you want to take advantage of this offer, you’ll have to be quick, as it finishes on Tuesday 3rd July.
Asda Butcher’s Selection Mediterranean Thin Cut Beef Steaks
With most of the country bathed in sunshine, it’s a great opportunity to get the barbecue fired up and cook outdoors. We have lots of amazing Top Slimming World BBQ recipes here to get you started.
We’ve brought you lots of BBQ friendly products in our recent Slimming World Shopping Essentials articles, but we’ve found a few more for you.
These Asda Mediterranean Thin Cut Beef Steaks are ideal on the barbecue as they’ll cook relatively quickly. Why not serve them along with our Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad?
Asda Butcher’s Selection Mediterranean Thin Cut Beef Steaks cost £3.00 per pack. The steaks are listed as 0.5 Syns each on Syns Online.
Sainsbury’s Chinese Style Savoury Rice
Rice is a really good choice as part of a main meal or as a side dish. We have some yummy recipes on the website, including our delicious Syn Free Cajun Dirty Rice. Nom!
The majority of savoury rice packets have a Syn value, so it was a surprise to see that this new flavour of rice from Sainsbury’s is Syn free, according to Syns Online.
Made with long grain seasoned rice with a mix of dried onion, peas, sweetcorn, carrot and red pepper, it’s handy to have in the cupboard for those occasions when time is really tight.
Sainsbury’s Chinese Style Savoury Rice costs 60p per pack.
Asda Butcher’s Selection Hot Pepper Turkey Steaks
The butcher at Asda has certainly been busy of late! There have been lots of products added to the Butcher’s Selection range that are suitable for Slimming World, and ideal for the barbecue too!
These Hot Pepper Turkey Steaks are marinated in a spicy pepper and five spice glaze. If you enjoy this sort of thing then you have to try our Low Syn Jerk Chicken…it’s a-maze-ing!
Asda Butcher’s Selection Hot Pepper Turkey Steaks are 0.5 Syns each on the Slimming World website. They cost £3.00 for a pack of 3.
Morrisons The Best Jersey Royals
When you see Jersey Royal potatoes in the shops, you know that summer is definitely here. The season for Jersey Royals is not that long, so you need to take advantage while you can.
As the name suggests, they’re only grown on the island of Jersey, and their delicate yet distinctive flavour is so good. You should try them in our Syn Free Pea, Bacon and Potato Salad. It tastes as good as it looks!
This 1 kg bag of Morrisons The Best Jersey Royals is priced at £1.50.
Blue Dragon Light Sweet Chilli Sauce
We love Sweet Chilli Sauce, it can liven up the dullest dish and leave your taste buds dancing. If you don’t want to waste valuable Syns on it, we have our own recipe for Syn Free Sweet Chilli Sauce, and it’s really delicious!
One of our Facebook group members posted about this Blue Dragon Light Sweet Chilli Sauce this week. It has 35% less sugar, so it’s lower in Syns than a standard version, coming in at 1 Syn per level tablespoon.
Jordans Country Crisp Protein Cereal
Breakfast is an important meal to set you up for the day, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to have. We have the best breakfast recipe ideas over on the Pinch of Nom website, why not check them out for some inspiration.
We know that some people prefer to save their Healthy Extra B choice for a sandwich at lunchtime or as part of their evening meal, and don’t mind spending some Syns on cereal.
This Jordans Country Crisp Protein Berry Burst cereal offers a really satisfying crunchy start to the day. You can have a 45g serving for 9.5 Syns. It’s a decent sized portion and the protein element will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Jordans Country Crisp Protein Nut Crunch cereal is also available, but the nuts increase the Syns slightly, so you get a 45g serving for 10 Syns. If you love a granola-type crunch then this is just for you.
Morrisons have an offer on at the moment, so a box of either flavour costs £2.00. The promotion runs until July 10th.
Morrisons Eat Smart Coconut Frozen Yogurt
We’ve brought you lots of frozen dessert delights recently in our weekly Slimming World Shopping Essentials lists. It’s a good job too, as ice cream and lollies are a superb way to stay cool in this heatwave!
I spotted this Morrisons Eat Smart Coconut Frozen Yogurt on the website as a new product while I was researching this week’s list. Frozen yogurt is a great alternative to ice cream as it’s often lower in calories and therefore lower in Syns too!
It’s not on the website yet, so I’ve used the Syns calculator, and it works out at 4 Syns per 100ml serving. A 900ml tub costs £2.00 from Morrisons.
Sainsbury’s Smoothie Mango & Apple with Cucumber, Spinach & Lime Ice Lollies
Lots of you will be aware that smoothies can be a controversial topic on Slimming World, but there’s no arguments when it comes to these magnificent Mango & Apple Smoothie lollies.
These smoothie lollies are new to the freezers at Sainsbury’s and look really good! They’re made with mango, apple, cucumber, spinach and lime, so they’re full of good stuff and work out at 3.5 Syns each using the snackulator on the SW website.
Sainsbury’s Smoothie lollies with mango & apple, cucumber, spinach and lime come in a box of 4, which costs £2.00.
On The Rocks Popsicles
Sarah, one of our Facebook group members, posted these On The Rocks popsicles earlier this week. They looked good, so we thought they were worth sharing here too!
We have our own recipe for Low Syn Bellini Popsicles if you fancy making a cheeky alcopopsicle of your own!
On The Rocks popsicles are only suitable for over 18s, as they’re alcoholic Gin & Pink Grapefruit flavour ice pops and have an abv of 6.7%. There are three flavours in the box, Gin & Tonic, Gin & Elderflower and these Gin & Pink Grapefruit ones.
Each popsicle is 15 calories, so we’ve used the snackulator on the Slimming World website to work these out at 1 Syn each. They are available from B&M, and a box of 10 popsicles costs £2.00.
Schloer Celebration Pink Fizz Sparkling Drink
This Schloer Pink Fizz is a non-alcoholic alternative to a glass of bubbly, so if you don’t want to have an alcoholic drink but fancy some fizz, this could be for you.
It has a crisp taste and is full of flavour, as it’s made with grape juice and has no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. It’s sweetened with Stevia leaf extract, which is a naturally sourced sweetener.
A 250ml glass of this Schloer Celebration Pink Fizz will cost you 6 Syns, according to the Slimming World website. You can buy this from Asda, priced at £2.99 for a 750ml bottle.
Lidl Fat Free Greek Yogurt
As you’ll probably know, Fat Free Greek Yogurt is really versatile when you’re on Slimming World. You can use it for desserts, savoury dips and marinades, as well as gorgeously moreish recipes like our Syn Free Creamy Chicken Curry.
One of our marvellous moderators, Tracy, found this Lidl Fat Free Greek Yogurt in a new size 500g pot this week. If you haven’t tried this already, I can thoroughly recommend it, it’s really thick and creamy!
The 500g pot costs £1.39 and is available from Lidl stores and works out free on the Syns Calculator.
Twinings Cold In’fuse
It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the current warm weather, so finding more palatable ways to consume water is really helpful.
These Twinings Cold In’fuse bags are cold water infusions of all natural ingredients, with no sugar or sweeteners. They’ve been specifically designed for water bottles. You simply drop a bag into your cold water and allow the flavours to infuse.
The Twinings Cold In’fuse range is available in six exciting flavours;
- Watermelon, strawberry & Mint
- Passionfruit, Mango & Blood Orange
- Blueberry Apple and Blackcurrant
- Rose Lemonade
- Lemon, Orange & Ginger
- Coconut, Pineapple & Green Tea
At the moment, the range is only available to order from the Twinings website. A jar of 12 Cold In’fuse bags costs £3.79, or you can buy single sachets at 50p each, although that doesn’t seem too cost effective!
Lidl Freeway Low cal Peach Iced Tea
We’re staying on the subject of hydration with another delicious drink. The Freeway range at Lidl is mentioned quite a lot in our Facebook group. Many of the Freeway drinks compare pretty favourably with big brand names, so they’re worth trying!
Unlike some other brands of flavoured iced tea, this Freeway peach flavour low calorie iced tea from Lidl is Syn free on the Slimming World website.
It comes in a 1.5 litre bottle and costs just 99p.
Shopping Essentials Top Picks
Our Shopping Essentials Top Pick is a featured highlight of the week. This week we have two top picks for you!
For our first Top Pick, we’ve chosen Kopparberg Light Cider, with a new flavour to introduce to you!
You can find out more about it here, in our Shopping Essentials Top Pick article.
Shopping Essentials Top Pick
We have a second Top Pick for you this week, because we think you deserve it!
This time, we’ve chosen these new Gordon’s Ultra Low Alcohol Gin & Tonic drinks.
You can find out all about them here, in our Shopping Essentials Top Pick article.
Protein Food Shop Offer
We have two amazing offers for you from Protein Food Shop this week.
Firstly, they’re doing an amazing BBQ hamper for just £35. Included in the hamper is the following:
- 4 x Classic Burgers
- 10 x bacon medallions
- 15 Traditional Chipolatas
- 1kg of Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
- 2 x Smokey BBQ Chicken Breasts
- 2 x Chinese Chicken Breasts
- 6 x Traditional Low-fat Sausages
What a FEAST! It’s all completely freezable too, so you don’t have to worry about eating it all in one go (although we won’t judge you if you do 😉 – just be careful of the meat coma that will follow…!)
The only bad news is that there are only 100 hampers available. Be quick – we’ve seen them run out within just a few hours before.
But even better news? Their second offer is this exclusive discount code for 10% off site-wide. It’ll even take 10% off that amazing hamper deal above. The discount code to use at checkout is LOVEFOOD. This 10% offer is available until Sunday 8th July 2018. Get innnn!
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!