Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 07.05
In this week’s Weekly Pinch of Shopping, we’ve found some protein-packed products that would kick off any BBQ with a bang! From spicy chorizo kebabs to a chargrilled veggie chicken, we’ve got options for everyone.
Ran out of BBQ sauce for your burgers? Don’t worry, we’ve found mayonnaise that packs a punch! We think it would work wonderfully in sandwiches or even as a spicy dip. As the weather gets warmer, we’ve got some fun and fruity freeze pops as the ultimate refreshing treat. Perfect for outdoor gatherings or an after dinner dessert!
Fancy some indulgent chocolate orange buttons, but giant versions? YES please! They’ll taste delicious on their own or as decoration on top of some of our favourite puds. We’ve also found some sweet and salty caramel peanut butter that would work SO well melted on top of the mini spongy pancakes on our list.
If you’d prefer something savoury, you won’t want to miss the flavoured popcorn with an exciting twist…
We also have a brand new Aldi Super 6 this week. Aldi discounts a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables every fortnight, so we give you the rundown and inspiration to make the most of these budget ingredients.
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.
Morrisons Chicken and Chorizo Kebabs – 133 cals per 100g
We love kebabs cooked on the BBQ or simply grilled and served with a fresh salad. These Morrisons Chicken and Chorizo Kebabs take out all of the fuss and come pre-assembled!
No need to slice the meat, chorizo or fresh red pepper, these kebabs are ready-to-go. You can cook them in the oven or on the BBQ depending on what suits you. We especially like them served as part of a summer buffet with Seekh Kebabs and a bowl of Potato Salad.
A 287g pack of Morrisons Chicken and Chorizo Kebabs costs £3.
Heinz Vegan Seriously Good Chilli Mayonnaise – 89 calories per serving
Mayonnaise with a kick! This hot and spicy Heinz Vegan Seriously Good Chilli Mayonnaise can be used in so many ways. From spreading on sandwiches to using as a dip for pizza crusts, we love the strong and creamy flavour. At only 89 calories per serving, we’ll be keeping a bottle of this in the cupboard to easily ‘spice up’ lunchtimes.
It’s also vegan, gluten free and free from artificial flavours and colours so it’s suitable for those following specific diets.
We’ll be drizzling some over our Homemade Oven Chips as a change from ketchup!
We’ve spotted Heinz Vegan Seriously Good Chilli Mayonnaise in most supermarkets for £2 per bottle.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Giant Buttons – 133 calories per 25g serving
This one’s for the chocolate lovers! These brand new Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Giant Buttons are just the thing when you need to satisfy your sweet craving. Infused with real orange oil, this indulgent milk chocolate adds a zesty twist to the classic Dairy Milk flavour.
These buttons really are giant, so you may find you only need a little bit for that melt-in-the-mouth chocolate experience, but you can also use them in other ways. Why not try snapping in half and popping on top of a Chocolate Mud Pie as decoration?
Tesco sells these Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Giant Buttons for £1 per 110g bag.
M&S Mini Pancakes – 112 calories per 4 pancakes
Pancakes are one of our favourite breakfasts, and these M&S Mini Pancakes are no exception! These light and fluffy pancakes are small and full of flavour!
It couldn’t be simpler to cook these mini pancakes too. For steaming hot, delicious pancakes, simply pop in the microwave for less than 30 seconds! At only 112 calories, you could serve four of these pancakes with your favourite fruit and a drizzle of low sugar syrup.
Fancy something a little more indulgent? Try adding a dollop of salted caramel peanut butter from further down in this article!
For breakfast inspiration, take a look at our Blueberry and Maple Bacon Pancakes!
Ocado sells these M&S Mini Pancakes for £2 per pack of 24.
Vimto Easy Freezy Squeezy Freeze Pops – 11 calories each
These Vimto Easy Freezy Squeezy Freeze Pops not only look bright and summery with their deep berry colour, they taste amazing too. With the instantly recognisable Vimto flavour, it’s hard to believe that each freeze pop is only 11 calories!
These refreshing freeze pops are suitable for vegetarians and contain 4% real fruit juice, meaning they’re an ideal treat for the whole family. Open up a box for picnics, outdoor parties and those moments when you need to cool down in the sun.
Looking for something for the grown-ups? Try a frozen Strawberry Daiquiri served in a fancy glass!
Vimto Easy Freezy Squeezy Freeze Pops can be found at Asda for £1.15 for a box of 20.
Squeaky Bean Chargrilled Chicken Mini Fillets – 115 per half a pack
Squeaky Bean Chargrilled Chicken Mini Fillets are a tasty, ready-to-eat snack that surprisingly contain no chicken at all!
Made from wheat and pea protein, these chargrilled fillets are low in saturated fat and high in filling protein for a satisfying snack or part of a main meal.
These Cajun style mini fillets are perfectly cooked with a chargrilled edge, perfect for slicing up in sandwiches and wraps or serving with your favourite sides. We’ve also seen these fillets in ‘pastrami’ and ‘kick of tikka’ flavours too.
Why not try a chopped up fillet in place of regular chicken in our Chicken and Sweetcorn Calzone?
You can find Squeaky Bean Chargrilled Chicken Mini Fillets in Sainsbury’s and Asda for around £2.75 per pack.
Butterkist Popcorners – 134 calories per serving
Add the taste of buttery popcorn combined with the crunch of a crisp, and you get new Butterkist Popcorners!
With flavours including classic sweet & salty and tangy sweet chilli, these savoury snacks are a great alternative to crisps or nachos for movie night. They contain 50% less fat than typical potato crisps and only 132 calories per serving.
We think these would work well poured into a sharing bowl for a night in front of the TV or as part of a finger food buffet. Why not try using these triangle shapes to scoop up the dip from our Onion Rings with Garlic and Chive Dip?
Butterkist Popcorners are exclusive to Asda and priced at £1.99 per share bag.
Sun Pat Extra Salted Caramel Crunchy Peanut Butter – 87 calories per serving
We’re huge fans of peanut butter because it’s high in protein and a great way of adding lots of flavour and texture! Sun Pat Extra Salted Caramel Crunchy Peanut Butter is a fab natural source of protein and healthy fats, and at 89% peanuts, thisis one of our favourites.
It’s also high in fibre for a healthy digestive system, but tastes indulgent with a rich salted caramel flavour. You could spread it on toast or serve a dollop with veggie crudites like you would with standard crunchy peanut butter. We also think it really stands out when used in desserts!
Try spreading a thin layer on our Banana and Peanut Muffins, or layering it up in our Peanut Butter and Jelly Pots for an extra caramel flavour.
You can find Sun Pat Extra Salted Caramel Crunchy Peanut Butter in Tesco for £2.50 per jar.
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NEW Aldi Super 6 Fruit and Veg Selection
We love Aldi’s selection of fresh fruit and veggies, and each fortnight they choose six of them for a special offer where you can pick them up for much less than the normal price.
Here’s our rundown of this fortnight’s selection and some meal inspiration to give you some ideas on how to make the most of the Super 6!
Salad Tomatoes – 20 calories per 100g
Tomatoes are a great way of bulking out so many meals. You’re not just limited to salad! Try slicing and topping a delicious Crustless Quiche Lorraine for a burst of colour.
Pineapple – 50 calories per 100g
A taste of the tropical, whatever the weather! Try sprinkled on salads for sweetness, or let pineapple take centre stage with our Pineapple Upside Down Cake!
Cucumber – 45 calories per 100g
Cooling and refreshing, we love crunchy cucumber chopped into sticks and dipped in Hummus. If you’d prefer a classic salad, our Greek Salad will hit the spot.
Green Beans – 31 calories per 100g
Green beans are naturally low in calories and high in fibre, meaning they’re a great choice alongside a roast or a hot main, or even cold in a salad. Try our Garlic Green Beans for a garlicky, savoury flavour!
Large Flat Mushrooms – 16 calories per 100g
Mushrooms aren’t just for chopping! Although these mushrooms are actually great for chopping and adding to Breakfast Muffins, we think they work really well instead of burger buns.
They’re large enough to replace a traditional bun, and lower in carbs and calories.
Try serving with Halloumi Cous Cous Burgers with Salsa.
Aubergine – 25 calories per 100g
Aubergine has a mild flavour that absorbs the flavour of whatever it’s cooked with. We’ve stuffed aubergines with a rich tomato sauce in our delicious Imam Bayildi recipe.
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