Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 16.07
It’s finally Friday and that means it’s time for the Weekly Pinch of Shopping! We’re already halfway through July, and summer is in full swing.
This week we’ve found some picnic friendly products that could be enjoyed out in the back garden or packed up and taken on a day trip.
How about these super handy New York Bakery Co Bagel Thins that are just 117 calories each and can be loaded up with your favourite fillings?
We think they’d be great with the Chili and Garlic Flavoured Tuna we’ve found.
Who loves a strawberry daiquiri? If you do, you’re going to be just as excited as us about the newest Muller Light flavour.
These summer mocktail themed yoghurts are the perfect summer snack.
And speaking of yoghurts, we’ve found some incredible ‘Frollies’!
These are like a smoothie on a stick and made from real fruit – perfect for lunchboxes.
How good do these sound – mint choc ice cream flavoured Mini Rolls!
You can even put them in the freezer. We reckon they’re better than choc ices!
We’ve also included a roundup of this week’s brand new Super 6.
Every fortnight Aldi discounts a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables so we’re giving you the rundown, along with some inspiration on how to make the most of them.
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.
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Muller Light Limited Edition Summer Mocktails Flavour Yoghurts – 82 calories per yoghurt
Is there anything more summery than a strawberry daiquiri?
These Muller Light Limited Edition Summer Mocktails Flavour Yoghurts taste just like the fruity iced drink!
Light and creamy, this new addition to the Muller Light range makes a refreshing dessert or snack for the summer months.
With zero fat, no added sugar and fewer than 99 calories, these yoghurts are ideal when you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
If the sun is out this weekend, forget the mocktail and relax in the garden with the real thing.
Our Strawberry Daiquiri is made for drinking in the sunshine – and it’s only 84 calories!
Muller Light Limited Edition Summer Mocktails Flavour Yoghurts are available at Asda, priced at £2.25 for a pack of 6.
Chilli & Garlic Flavoured Tuna – 142 calories per tin
We absolutely love anything that makes life easier and saves mess – and that’s what you get with Aldi’s Chilli and Garlic Flavoured Tuna.
It comes drained and ready to eat, and it’s bursting with the flavour and subtle heat of chilli and garlic – without the need to faff with peeling, chopping and mixing fresh ingredients in.
This tuna is so versatile. Use it in a sandwich, mix it through pasta or top a jacket potato.
It’s such a timesaver for quick midweek lunches!
For a super healthy meal that’s light on calories, why not sprinkle this tuna over our Greek Salad?
Chilli & Garlic Flavoured Tuna is available from Aldi, priced at 89p for an 80g tin.
New York Bakery Co Wholemeal & Rye Bagel Thins – 117 calories per bagel
If a toasted bagel is one of your favourite snacks you’re going to love these healthier versions that we’ve found this week!
New York Bakery Co Wholemeal and Rye Bagel Thins have the flavour and slightly chewy texture of a traditional bagel, but far fewer calories.
Although they’re sliced thinly, these bagels can still hold lots of filling.
Delicious cold, or warm and toasted, load them up with your favourite healthy toppings for breakfast or lunch.
We think they’d be perfect as an alternative to the flatbreads in this Cheesy Bacon Flatbreads recipe.
Fill them with cheese and bacon for a seriously good brunch.
New York Bakery Co Wholemeal & Rye Bagel Thins are available from Asda, priced at £1.00 for a pack of 4.
Baxters Cool Cucumber & Dill Relish – 121 calories per 100g
Cucumber and dill might not be a flavour combination you’ve tried before, but it’s so fresh tasting and delicious.
This Baxters Cool Cucumber and Dill Relish can be used as a condiment or even as a dip.
Dill is traditionally paired with salmon, so it’s no surprise that this relish works really well with salmon dishes.
Spoon a dollop into a sandwich instead of pickle, or serve it in a dipping pot alongside crunchy chopped vegetables, pitta breads or crisps.
Bring out the cooling flavours of this relish by adding a spoonful onto the side of our Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon. Yum!
Baxters Cool Cucumber & Dill Relish is available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £2.00 for a 200g jar.
Hula Hoops Big Hoops Sour Cream & Onion – 152 calories per 30g serving
We’ve found Hula Hoops – but not as you know them. These Sour Cream and Onion flavoured Hula Hoops Big Hoops are giant!
A supersize version of the snack we’re all familiar with, these crisps are big on crunchiness and flavour, and perfect for sharing.
If you can’t resist a savoury snack, these are sure to satisfy your craving!
And at 152 calories per serving, they can fit into your healthy eating plan too.
If you love these, you’ll love our Onion Rings with Garlic and Chive Dip.
Perfect party food, they’re ideal for sharing with friends and family.
Hula Hoops Big Hoops Sour Cream & Onion are available from Morrisons, priced at £2.00 for a 140g bag.
Strings & Things Frollies Strawberry & Banana – 73 calories per lolly
Have you ever had a smoothie on a stick? These Strings and Things Strawberry and Banana Frollies are fun, fruity and not just for kids!
Made from real fruit purees, these yoghurty smoothie lollies only contain natural flavours and colours – and they’re also a source of vitamin D.
They’re designed to be eaten straight from the fridge but you can freeze them too!
Simply pop them in the freezer right after buying them if you want to enjoy them as a creamy frozen lolly.
Love strawberries and banana together? Why not slice some banana over our Strawberry Pancake Traybake? This is such a treat for breakfast.
Strings & Things Frollies Strawberry & Banana are available from Tesco, priced at £1.75 for a pack of 4.
Pepsi Max Lime Cola – 2 calories per can
Looking for your new favourite soft drink for the summer?
Pepsi Max Lime Cola has a refreshing citrus twist on the usual Pepsi flavour that’s perfect for the warmer months.
With just 2 calories in a can of this fizzy drink, it’s ideal if you’re looking for a slimming friendly beverage.
Enjoy it ice cold on its own or mix with your favourite spirit if you’re enjoying an alcoholic tipple over the weekend.
We think it’s the perfect drink to enjoy at a BBQ or picnic alongside these Honey and Lime Pork Nachos
Pepsi Max Lime Cola is available from Tesco, priced at £3.00 for a pack of 8 x 330ml cans.
BitesWeLove Crunchy Peas Smoked Paprika – 125 calories per 30g
We’re always on the lookout for new slimming friendly snack ideas!
These BitesWeLove Crunchy Peas in Smoked Paprika flavour are a great healthier option for anyone who likes a savoury snack.
Instead of reaching for high calorie nuts or crisps, these roasted green peas offer the same satisfying crunch with a delicious smoky flavour.
They have 60% less fat than similar snacks, plus they’re high in fibre and full of plant protein.
If you love the rich smoky taste you could enjoy some of these as a snack while you make our paprika flavoured Beef Paprikash for dinner.
BitesWeLove Crunchy Peas Smoked Paprika is available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £2.25 for a 100g bag.
Cadbury Mint Choc Ice Cream Mini Rolls – 125 calories per mini roll
Who doesn’t love a mini roll? We certainly do, so we’re obsessed with these Cadbury Mint Choc Ice Cream Mini Rolls that we found this week.
Everyone’s favourite chocolate covered mini swiss rolls have been given a new, mint choc flavoured filling and it’s so delicious!
At 125 calories each, these are the perfect little sweet treat after a meal.
You can even enjoy them frozen! Just pop them in the freezer for 2 hours – even better than a choc ice.
If you fancy a slightly more grown up flavour, you need to try our Tiramisu Swiss Roll. It tastes incredible – and it’s just 102 calories a slice.
Cadbury Mint Choc Ice Cream Mini Rolls are available from Co-op, priced at £1 for a pack of 5.
Mr Kipling Mini Chocolate Tart Selection – 110 calories per tart
Creamy, smooth chocolate and buttery pastry – need we say more?
This Mr Kipling Mini Chocolate Tart Selection features two flavours of tarts, and they’re such a dreamy bitesize treat.
You get a mixture of plain chocolate and chocolate caramel tarts, each featuring a layer of silky chocolate mousse, topped with fondant in a flaky pastry case.
Perfect as a mid afternoon treat with a cup of tea or coffee, you can indulge your sweet tooth for just 110 calories per tart.
You could serve alongside these Lemon and Blueberry Tarts as part of an afternoon tea spread. They’re so easy to make and only 49 calories each.
Mr Kipling Mini Chocolate Tart Selection is available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £2.00 for a pack of 9.
NEW 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 rundown of this fortnight’s selection and some meal inspiration to help you make the most of the Super 6!
Asparagus tips – 25 calories per 100g
This green veg is much more versatile than you might think.
It has a subtle taste and can be cooked in a variety of ways – steam it, grill it or roast it to bring out the nutty flavour.
It’s delicious served with eggs or smoked salmon for brunch.
Try dipping some grilled spears into your boiled egg instead of soldiers made from toast!
We love it in this Cajun Baked Cod with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes recipe. You bake all the ingredients together in a foil parcel so all the flavours mix together – it’s so good!
Easy peelers – 42 calories per 100g
Sweet and juicy, these easy peelers are a great summer snack. Bursting with vitamin C, they’re perfect for adding into the kids’ packed lunches or taking out on a picnic.
Pop a few of these into a bag with some other snacks like our Crustless Quiche Lorraine and head out for the day knowing you’ve got lunch sorted!
Organic bananas – 103 calories per 100g
Snacking on fruit is a great way to curb sweet cravings and stop yourself reaching for chocolate and other high calorie snacks during the day.
Bananas are a great source of fibre and are full of potassium, which is important for keeping your heart healthy.
They’re perfect for breakfast. Start your day off right with these delicious Banana and Chocolate Pancakes.
Extra fine green beans – 31 calories per 100g
Green beans are so handy if you’re trying to eat more vegetables.
They have a subtle taste that means they can be chopped up and added into lots of different recipes.
Delicious on their own, we love them when they’re cooked but still have a little crunch – perfect with your Sunday roast.
Try this Garlic Green Beans recipe if you’re looking for a veggie side that’s packed with flavour.
Mixed baby tomatoes – 18 calories per 100g
These mixed baby tomatoes are what summer’s all about. The little red, orange and yellow tomatoes are so sweet and juicy.
Perfect for salads, you can also cook these tomatoes. They taste delicious roasted in the oven with a little salt.
They pair so well with pasta too. Have you tried our Roasted Red Pepper and Cherry Tomato Pasta yet?
Pink Lady apples – 53 calories per 100g
Pink Ladies are usually one of the most expensive types of apples you can find in the supermarket so they’re a bargain as part of this week’s Super 6!
They have a super sweet, honey-like taste and a delicious crisp texture. Chop one up and serve the slices with a little peanut butter for a healthy afternoon snack.
You could also use these to have a go at these yummy Apple Pie Cookies – they’re just 95 calories each!
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