Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 03.09
Wow, who else can’t believe it’s already September?!
Another week means another fresh list of products we think you’ll love in our Weekly Pinch of Shopping.
This week’s a bit fishier than usual, and that’s never a bad thing – remember, if it swims, it slims!
We’ve also gathered irresistible sweet treats, snacks and some quick wins for lunch and dinner.
With the kids heading back to school, September is a great time to get organised and back into a routine.
There’s nothing easier than a snack that stays tasty on the go, and Hula Hoops Pufts bring plenty of sweet chilli flavouring with them.
Lighter and fluffier, but still in the signature hoop style, these come in at only 71 calories per pack – perfect if you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
Or, if you’re in the market for a sweeter treat, you’ll find satisfaction for your craving in Butterkist’s new Toffee and Popcorn Flavour Ice Cream Cones.
Ideal to keep in the freezer to grab when watching a film, or simply enjoy as a no fuss dessert option.
And the best part is, they’re only 216 calories per cone!
We’ve also dropped in a reminder of this fortnight’s Super 6. Every fortnight Aldi discounts a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, so we’re giving you the rundown of last week’s selection.
Please remember that all prices are correct at the time of us writing this article and so they should be used as a guide only.
Make sure that you make a note of your favourite products so that you can pick them up with your weekly shopping. Our second food planner is perfect for this as it will really help you to plan out your meals and keep track of exactly what you’re eating or need to buy.
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Our Weekly Pinch of Shopping list aims to show you slimming friendly products that are available in a wide range of stores so that you can pick them up during your weekly shop, and to make things really convenient we’ve also listed any relevant nutritional info and the RRP.
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Light & Free Greek Style Yoghurt So Sticky Toffee Flavour – 59 calories per pot
As September rolls in, life can start to feel a bit busier, so it’s good to have chilled snacks on hand for your ‘you’ time.
These Light & Free Greek Style Yoghurts are low in fat and added sugar, but filled with delicious toffee flavour.
Creamy and easy on your stomach, they’re a light dessert option at just 59 calories per pot.
A fan of toffee flavours? You should definitely try our Toffee Apple Pies.
At just 222 calories per serving, they’re a crispy filo treat that you’ll love.
Light & Free Greek Style Yoghurt So Sticky Toffee Flavour are available from Asda, priced at £1.25 for a pack of 4.
Iceland Spicy Hunter’s Chicken Breasts – 236 calories per chicken breast
Mmm, tender chicken breast wrapped in bacon, smothered in a smoky sauce and topped with cheese. What’s not to love?
We like that these Iceland Spicy Hunter’s Chicken Breasts turn up the heat with additional jalapenos and a spicy BBQ sauce.
Plus, they’re not too high in calories to rely on as a quick midweek dinner.
After 40 minutes in the oven, these chilli laden goodies are ready to enjoy.
Making our 45 minute Rustic Potato Wedges too would create a delicious meal in perfect time!
Spicy Hunter’s Chicken Breasts are available from Iceland, priced at £3.00 for a pack of 2 breasts.
Oumph! Kebab Döner Style – 256 calories per 100g
Curb any cravings for the real deal without actually eating any meat at all with this Oumph! Kebab Döner Style.
These taste so authentic, you’ll hardly believe they’re made of peas!
Super quick and easy to make, just pop in a frying pan for 3–5 minutes with a splash of water.
Or, stick them in the oven for 10 minutes.
We’d suggest enjoying the döner on a nice, hearty wholemeal pitta bread.
You could even brighten up your plate with a refreshing Greek Salad if you fancy it.
Oumph! Kebab Döner Style is available from Iceland, priced at £2.00.
Hula Hoops Puft Sweet Chilli Multipack Crisps 6 Pack – 71 calories per pack
Hula Hoops Puft has been on the scene for some time now with classic flavours like ready salted and salt and vinegar.
But have you seen these all new sweet chilli flavoured Pufts?!
Hula Hoops Puft Sweet Chilli have a delicious kick to them and we’re obsessed with how airy and light they are.
A pack of these comes in at just 71 calories, so it’s well worth stocking up for when you’re on the go.
Have you tried our Sweet Chilli Sauce recipe yet?
It’s so easy to prepare and store for when you want to add a kick to your meals.
Hula Hoops Puft Sweet Chilli are available from Morrisons, priced at £1.75 for a pack of 6.
John West On The Go Tuna Harissa Spiced Super Salad – 321 calories per pack
Did someone say meal prep? Not today!
John West On The Go Harissa Spiced Super Salad is a pre-prepared lunch pot you can grab straight from the fridge.
Simply open, stir and eat right from the packet – no fussing about.
We love fish at Pinch of Nom, and not just because tuna fish like this is full of healthy fats and Omega 3.
It also goes really well with spicy flavours like the harissa spice in this pot.
If you’re a fan of harissa, you’ll want to try the sweet potato combo in our Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa recipe.
It’s an Everyday Light nutritious lunch that’s jam-packed with Middle Eastern flavours.
John West On The Go Tuna Harissa Spiced Super Salad is available at Ocado, priced at £2.50 per pack.
Nexba Naturally Sugar Free Coconut & Mango Flavoured Sparkling Water – 2 calories per 100ml
This Nexba Naturally Sugar Free Coconut & Mango Flavoured Sparkling Water is one of a long line from the same range.
We think this flavour is especially refreshing because it combines the nutty sweetness of coconut with refreshing mango.
Why not rejuvenate yourself with a cold, ice-filled glass on a hot day?
Better yet, you could even enjoy it alongside Sweet Potato and Coconut Tacos for dinner.
These are the perfect option when you’re after new and interesting flavours without any fuss.
Nexba Naturally Sugar Free Coconut & Mango Flavoured Sparkling Water is available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £1.00 per bottle.
itsu Prawn Gyoza & Greens Noodle’Soup – 57 calories per pack
This itsu Prawn Gyoza & Greens Noodle’Soup is a handy time-saving lunch option to have in your store cupboard.
Simply peel back the lid and add hot water for comforting, broth-y goodness.
The prawns, rice noodles and veg make this a flavoursome yet filling go-to, ideal for any ramen fans out there.
Did you know you can prep our Garlic Chilli Prawns in less than 20 minutes?
The sauce is so tasty you’re going to need a wholemeal bread roll handy to mop up the leftovers.
itsu Prawn Gyoza & Greens Noodle’Soup is available from Waitrose, priced at £3.25 per pack.
Olly’s Olives Basil & Garlic Green Halkidiki Olives – 75 calories per pack
Olives are a nibble you might love or hate.
Olly’s Olives Basil & Garlic Green Halkidiki Olives are out to convert the haters with their flavour-packed marinade.
Because olives are rich in vitamin E, they’re a great addition to your diet – so if you’re still not convinced, these grab bags could be a great place to start.
Plus, the resealable pouch is super handy because the olives stay fresh all day long.
If you love the salty edge olives add as a pizza topping, you might enjoy them with our Pizza Waffles.
Pizza for lunch? Yes, please!
Olly’s Olives Basil & Garlic Green Halkidiki Olives are available from Ocado, priced at £1.75 per pack.
The Best Scottish Salmon Portions – 225 calories per fillet
We had to give a shoutout to these succulent Morrisons The Best Scottish Salmon Portions.
Salmon is a staple in our freezer because it’s such an easy midweek dinner and a great source of protein.
It’s also low on calories, quick to prepare and goes well with fresh veg. Winner!
The Best Scottish Salmon Portions are available from Morrisons, priced at £4.00 per pack.
Butterkist 4 Toffee and Popcorn Flavour Ice Cream Cones – 216 calories per cone
You’re going to want these Butterkist Toffee and Popcorn Flavour Ice Cream Cones in your freezer, ASAP!
Popcorn flavour ice cream drizzled in toffee flavour sauce, topped with a popcorn-flavoured sugar crunch. Oh, AND a chocolate-flavoured wafer cone!
Need we say more?
If we had you at ‘chocolate-flavoured’ you’ll probably appreciate our Chocolate Waffles too.
They’re the perfect excuse to have chocolate for breakfast.
Butterkist 4 Toffee and Popcorn Flavour Ice Cream Cones are available from Iceland, priced at £2.00 for a pack of 4.
REMINDER Aldi Super 6 Fruit and Veg Selection
We love Aldi’s Super 6 selection of fresh fruit and veggies. Each fortnight they choose six different items for a special offer where you can pick them up for much less than the normal price.
Here’s our reminder of this fortnight’s Super 6 selection:
- Baby plum tomatoes – 18 calories per 100g
- Mini apples – 53 calories per 100g
- Grapes snack pack – 67 calories per 100g
- Baby cucumbers – 14 calories per 100g
- Mini pears – 42 calories per 100g
- Mini bananas – 89 calories per 100g
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