Over in our Facebook group (where we now have over 170,000 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.
This week we’ve got lots of new products that are perfect for the weather warming up, and Summer rolling in ☀️ I’m excited about BBQ, are you?
Asparagus – Speed Food
the start of the British asparagus season is finally here!
You can, of course, get asparagus all year round, but in my opinion, nothing beats British asparagus.
It’s so versatile and you can put it into practically any kind of dish. We like to have it in our Syn Free Creamy Salmon & Asparagus Pasta.
So perfect to make and place in the fridge, or as a side dish when you have a BBQ!
Tesco Frozen Lemon & Lime Wedges – Free Food
Summer is nearly here, and it’s nearly time for refreshing drinks in the garden!
Prepping fresh lemon and limes can be such a chore, so why not buy some already done!
The bonus is you don’t need to worry about them going off, as you keep them in the freezer. Perfect for a G&T or a cocktail this summer.
Tesco Garlic & Herb Raw King Prawns – Syn Free
I don’t know about you, but I always have good losses when I eat fish.
I lost 6.5lb this week, and I’m putting it down to upping my intake of fish & protein.
These raw king prawns are perfect for defrosting, then placing on some skewers and grilling them on the BBQ.
I’ll certainly be adding a bag of these onto the weekly shop!
Mor Chicken, Tomato & Basil Chipolatas – 1 Syn A Sausages
This week we have 3 new sausages for you! Yes, 3! It seems like there’s at least one new one every week!
If you prefer a chicken sausage to a pork one then there’s this new offering from MOR… Mediterranean Chicken with Sundried Tomato & Basil Chipolatas.
They are made with British chicken breast with cherry tomatoes, red and green peppers, spring onions, red onions, basil, and sun-dried tomato paste added to give that Mediterranean flavour.
You get 10 in a pack and work out at 1 Syn a sausage.
You can pick them up at Tesco for £3.00 a pack.
Heck Spring Chicken Sausages – 0.5 Syns for 2 Sausages
Heck wanted to create a fresh new taste for Spring!
Their new HECK Spring Chicken Chipolatas taste pretty nice and are available to buy from Asda and online in their shop now.
We think that they are really tasty. They will be stocked exclusively in Asda stores from the 3rd of April.
Asda Extra Special – Light & Lean Sausages – 0.5 Syns Each
Facebook has been awash of sightings of these new sausages made by Asda.
After running them through the Syns Calculator on the Slimming World website – they come out as Syn free. BUT until they’re in the database, we don’t know if they’ll officially be Syn free or not.
EDIT – they’re now in the database at 0.5 Syns each!
Before you rush out to grab these new sausages, you might want to continue reading…
We grabbed a pack of these on Wednesday and must say we’re really disappointed with them. The texture is just all wrong – blerg. They’re no Porky Lights!
You can grab them in Asda stores now for £2.75 a pack.
Robinsons Citrus Sour Squash – Syn Free
Last week we covered the new Robinsons “Refresh’d” range, now it’s Citrus Sours turn!
Robinsons Citrus Sours is a concentrated, low-calorie, orange, lemon and lime Soft Drink with Sweeteners.
It contains no artificial colours or flavours, making it the perfect choice for your family.
It’s also suitable for vegetarians and you can get it at most major supermarkets now.
7up Mojito – Syn Free
The Mojito version of 7up is BACK, and boy are we glad to see it!
We first saw these last year, so they’re not strictly “new”, but they disappeared completely over the winter months.
7up Mojito is now out of hibernation and has been spotted in Asda by several members of our Facebook group.
In my opinion, it’s well worth hunting down!
Perfect over some ice, and even adding a little rum if you’re feeling in the mood. You can get it in large 2l bottles or smaller 500ml bottles as in the picture.
M&S Diet Sparkling Drinks – Syn Free
M&S have this knack of knowing what works when it comes to food and drink, and these diet sparkling drinks are fabulous!
Here we have Diet Sparkling Pink Cranberry Lemonade & Diet Sparkling Florida Orange.
Both have no added sugar and are included in the meal deals!
The Sparking Pink Cranberry Lemonade is FREE and the Florida Orange is 1 Syn per 250ml.
Most M&S Simply Food stores have these, but as with all summer products, they may take a couple of weeks to appear everywhere.
Vim20 – Syn Free
Vimto has launched it’s very first flavoured water!
The still spring water drink, which is flavoured with the taste of Vimto and contains no added sugar, will be available in 500ml and 250ml bottles.
Personally, I love Vimto, so I’m really looking forward to getting my chops around this.
We’re not sure where it’ll be available yet, so keep your eyes peeled.
Hellmann’s Tomato Ketchup Sweetened With Honey – 0.5 Syns Per Tbsp
Hellmann’s have released a new tomato ketchup sweetened with honey.
Most companies are reformulating their products to take account of the new “sugar tax”, and this is Hellmann’s latest effort to reduce the sugar in tomato ketchup.
I’m a big ketchup fan, and I really rate Hellmann’s ketchup, so I have high hopes! They’ve also released a ketchup made from red & green tomatoes.
I wonder if it’ll taste any different? Who knows!
You can get this new Hellmann’s tomato ketchup in most major supermarkets for no more than £1.50 a bottle.
Aldi New Cooked Meats
Summer is on the way so we’re starting to see all the new summer/bbq ranges in the shops now.
Thanks to Rhiannon from our Facebook Group for bringing these to our attention, and working out the Syn values using the online calculator!
Aldi have 4 ready to eat, flavoured chicken pieces and skewers;
Aldi Spicy Mango Chicken Mini Fillets – 1 Syn For The Whole Pack
Made with 100% British Chicken these Spicy Mango Chicken Mini Fillets.
They can be eaten hot or cold, so they’re great for a quick and easy lunch or even a picnic now the weather’s getting warmer.
They come out at 1 Syn for the whole pack.
Aldi Indonesian Coconut & Chilli Chicken – 1 Syn For The Whole Pack
Again, made from 100% British chicken. Delicately seasoned with black pepper & coriander to complement the chilli and coconut flavours.
They were calculated at 1 Syn for the whole pack.
Aldi Sweet Chilli Chicken Skewers – 1 Syn Per Skewer
These are 100% British Chicken pieces, served on a mini skewer.
They’re flavoured with Sweet Chilli and accompanied by a Tomato & Jalapeño dip.
Great to take to work for lunch, or for a picnic. They were worked out to be 1 Syn for each skewer.
Aldi Tandoori Chicken Kofta Skewers – 2 Syns Each
These are seasoned minced British Chicken, reshaped and skewered to make little kebabs.
They can be eaten hot or cold, and they come with a little pot of sour cream to dip them in.
They came out at 2 Syns per skewer, probably due to the sour cream dip. As mentioned, these are not yet on Syns Online, so the Syn values have been worked out using the Syns Calculator, so please check yourself just to be on the safe side.
These are now on the database at 8 Syns for the whole pack, or 2 Syns per skewer.
Arla Protein – Mango, Kale & Lime – 1.5 Syns Per Pot
Arla has just added a new flavour to its Protein range.
I’m not sure how I feel about Kale in my yogurt (or rather Quark), but I’ve been assured by someone who’s tried it, that it’s actually nice.
You can grab it in Tesco and Asda stores now for £1.59 a pot.
Muller Pud – Dark Chocolate Mousse – 8.5 Syns For Half A Pot
We thought we’d include these, as Easter is on the way and we need all the help we can get to stay away from any Easter Eggs!
Firstly, there are two different types of this new mousse from Muller, and both vary in Syns ever so slightly. There is;
- Belgian Dark Chocolate – 8.5 Syns per half pot
- Belgian Milk Chocolate – 9 Syns per half pot
We picked them up on Wednesday, and I can confirm that they are AMAZING.
Lights, fluffy, and sooooo chocolatey. It’s heaven on a spoon!
You can grab these in Asda, with more supermarkets following suit soon.
Did you miss out on last week’s new Slimming World shopping essentials?
Fallen off the wagon and need some motivation, or want to help others on their journey?
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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?
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.
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!