Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 11.06
In this week’s Pinch of Shopping we’ve rounded up some slimming friendly snacks to help you celebrate summer! Rain or shine, our selection of supermarket finds includes everything from BBQ favourites to indulgent sweet treats!
Why not start your day with rainbow coloured, seashell shaped cereal for some serious summery seaside vibes? Stick with the seaside theme and try pigs in beach towels cooked on the BBQ – think jumbo sausages wrapped in bacon for 230 calories each!
If you’re always looking for ways to eat healthier on a busy schedule, you’re going to love the frozen pasta we’ve found this week – it cooks from frozen in just 30 seconds.
We haven’t forgotten sweet treats either. Do you prefer Jaffa Cakes or doughnuts? Well now you don’t have to choose – we’ve found Jonuts! Your favourite chocolate orange treats in doughnut form. We can’t wait to hear what you think about these!
We’ve also included a reminder about Aldi’s Super 6 – a selection of fresh fruit and veggies on special offer at amazing discounted prices! These change every fortnight so keep an eye out for next week’s Pinch of Shopping for a first look at the new 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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M&S Summer Fruit Mini Meringue Pies – 96 calories per 22g tart
With crumbly pastry, fruity jam, silky buttercream and melt in the mouth meringue, these M&S Summer Fruity Mini Meringue Pies have it all.
They come in a pack of nine, including three delicious summer fruit jam flavours – Kentish raspberry jam, lemon curd and blackberry jam.
We think these would make the perfect addition to an afternoon tea spread or pack them up for your next picnic. At just 96 calories each, they’re a delightful burst of fruity sweetness and lovely with a cup of tea!
If you can’t get enough of fluffy meringues, why not try these lovely Baked Amaretto Peaches with Meringue?
M&S Summer Fruit Mini Meringue Pies are available from Ocado, priced at £3.00 for a pack of 9.
Iceland Luxury Hoisin Duck Quarter Pounders – 118 calories per burger
If you’ve been enjoying the sunshine and firing up the BBQ as often as possible, you might be ready for something a little bit different!
These Iceland Luxury Hoisin Duck Quarter Pounders are a great alternative to your usual BBQ burgers. Made from duck breast and hoisin sauce, they’re so juicy and only 118 calories each!
You can cook from frozen or defrost in the fridge, and if it’s not the weather for a BBQ they can be pan fried too.
Our Very Zingy Green Kale Salad is the perfect side dish for these Asian-inspired quarter pounders!
Iceland Luxury Hoisin Duck Quarter Pounders are available from Iceland, priced at £3.00 for a pack of 4.
Moorish Humous Snack Pack Trio – 186 per half a pack
If you struggle to find healthy, tasty snacks that are perfect for lunchboxes and picnics, you’ll love these little snack packs we’ve found!
The Moorish Humous Snack Pack Trio includes three individual pots of hummus, with triple baked pitta chips included. The delicious garlicky hummus is made from only natural ingredients, and completely plant based – so this snack is vegan friendly!
So handy if you’re meal prepping or like to have grab and go snacks in the fridge for busy days!
If you love hummus we think you’ll love this Chickpea Tikka Dip! It’s so fresh and perfect paired with crunchy vegetable sticks.
Moorish Humous SnackPack Trio is available from Ocado, priced at £2.80.
Sainsbury’s Summer Edition Rainbow Seashells – 115 calories per serving
Anyone fancy summer in a bowl? That’s the only way to describe this seasonal cereal from Sainsbury’s! Summer Edition Rainbow Seashells are a light yet crunchy way to start your day!
The pastel coloured wheat seashells are lightly coated in sugar and have a slight citrus flavour, giving this cereal the undeniable taste of holidays!
At just 115 calories per serving this cereal can fit into your healthy eating plan, but you could also top it with some fresh fruit like summer berries to add extra vitamins!
Our Summer Berry Dessert has a layer of cornflakes for a delicious crunchy texture – why not try swapping for these seashells?
Sainsbury’s Summer Edition Rainbow Seashells are available from Sainsbury’s priced at £1.50 for a 375g pack.
Pigs in Beach Towels – 230 calories per jumbo sausage
Who says pigs in blankets are just for Christmas? Sainsbury’s have given this delicious treat a summer makeover, and Pigs in Beach Towels are our new favourite way to eat sausages!
If you think jumbo sausages wrapped in chestnut smoked streaky bacon sounds INCREDIBLE, you’d be correct! You could grill these, or cook them in the oven, but we think they’re the ultimate BBQ sausages.
You could serve these with all the classic BBQ side dishes – think salads, coleslaw, potato wedges!
We think they’d be perfect with these Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Harissa!
Pigs in Beach Towels are available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £4.00 for a pack of 4.
Shloer Limited Edition Pineapple & Lime Sparkling Fruit Drink – 18 calories per 100ml
Is there anything better than when the sun’s shining and you’re sitting sipping something that’s fresh, fruity and just that little bit fizzy?
Shloer’s grownup fizzy drinks are nothing new but we’ve found this Limited Edition Pineapple and Lime Sparkling Fruit Drink and it’s a dreamy summer beverage.
Deliciously bubbly, it’s free from nasties like artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives – and at just 18 calories per 100ml it’s super light and refreshing!
If you love tropical flavours you need to try this fruity Pineapple Salsa! So tasty and only 47 calories per serving!
Shloer Limited Edition Pineapple and Lime Sparkling Fruit Drink is available from Asda, priced at £2.20 for a 750ml bottle.
Morrisons Low Calorie High Protein Salted Caramel Ice Cream – 292 calories per tub
This week we’ve found the perfect way to cool down when the weather heats up – Morrisons Low Calorie High Protein Salted Caramel Ice Cream.
Sweet, slightly salty and swirled with caramel, it’s hard to believe the whole tub is less than 300 calories. This ice cream is high in protein too, so it’s ideal if you’re trying to reach a protein goal.
With no artificial colours or flavours this is a healthier choice than a traditional cream-based dessert.
Why not try a scoop served on the side of one of these Apple Crumbles?
Morrisons Low Calorie High Protein Salted Caramel Ice Cream is available from Morrisons, priced at £2.50 for a 480ml tub.
Planet Organic Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn – 164 per half bag
This Planet Organic Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn is popped with coconut oil in artisanal kettles. Made using only organic ingredients, this salty snack is free from nasties like artificial flavourings and just 148 calories for half a packet.
If you’re more of a savoury than sweet person, this popcorn is the perfect treat. It feels a little bit special, thanks to the Himalyan pink salt seasoning and it’s light, crunchy and delicious!
Plan a film night, throw this popcorn into a bowl and share it around! The whole family will love this.
Looking for other snacks for movie night? Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are always a crowd pleaser!
Planet Organic Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn is available from Ocado, priced at £1.99 for a 60g bag.
Beroni Frozen Pasta Fusilli – 260 calories per 200g serving
Cooking from scratch and eating more healthily doesn’t have to be time consuming. We’re always on the lookout for clever ways to save time and we think you’re going to love this Beroni Frozen Pasta Fusilli.
Made in the UK from the finest French durum wheat, it’s cooked until al dente and then frozen immediately to lock in taste, without the need for preservatives.
This means it can be cooked from frozen in just 30 seconds! Ideal when you need to have dinner on the table in a hurry but don’t want to turn to convenience food that’s lacking in nutrients.
Why not use it to make this irresistible Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?!
Mcvitie’s Jaffa Cake Jonuts Biscuits – 167 calories each
Is a Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit? In this case it’s a doughnut! We found these Mcvitie’s Jaffa Cake Jonuts Biscuits and we’re obsessed.
The spongy doughnut shaped cakes have a gooey orange filling, and the whole thing is topped with crackly dark chocolate.
We can’t wait for you to try these and hear what you think! They come in a pack of 4 and each jonut is individually wrapped and just 167 calories!
Can’t get enough of the combination of chocolate and orange? Have you tried Chocolate Orange Baked Oats?
Mcvitie’s Jaffa Cake Jonuts Biscuits are available at Tescos.
REMINDER 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 reminder of this fortnight’s selection:
Cherries – 50 calories per 100g
Baby corn – 26 calories per 100g
Avocado – 160 calories per 100g
Mango – 60 calories per 100g
Oranges – 47 calories per 100g
Mini apples – 53 calories per 100g
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