Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 21.05
In this week’s Weekly Pinch of Shopping, we have found some delish bakery products we can’t wait to tell you about!
From gluten free square rolls that are the perfect size for sliced deli meats, BBQs and breakfasts, to chocolatey peanut bars made with sticky sweet popcorn. We want them all!
We’ve found some fibre packed cereal that’s been stripped back to the nutritious basics with less than 5% sugar, and a sweet fat-free strawberry yoghurt drink to help keep your digestive system happy.
If you’re finding yourself reaching for the takeaway menu, you’ll LOVE the chilli and garlic stir fry we’ve found! It can be cooked in minutes for a tasty fakeaway that’s so easy. Why not try with a portion of our Crispy Chilli Beef for a fakeaway dinner that’s ready in less than half an hour?
For a change to typical high calorie crisps, we’ve found some lentil chips this week with a savoury sour cream flavour and a satisfying crunch, alongside an indulgent ice cream that’s based on a classic chocolate bar. It doesn’t get much better!
We’ve given you a handy rundown of the Super 6 week this week; Aldi discounts a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables every fortnight, so we give you some 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.
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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Warburtons Super Soft Sliced Square Rolls – 136 per roll
Gluten free and low in saturated fat, these Warburtons Super Soft Sliced Square Rolls are the perfect size and shape for lunchtime sandwiches. The clue is in the name with these rolls: they’re super soft and ready to fill!
Because they’re a handy square shape, they also fit snugly in tupperware boxes or sandwich bags, making them great for school or work packed lunches.
Try them with your favourite sandwich filling, or you can toast and serve as part of Marmite Mushrooms on Toast.
Sainsbury’s stock these Warburtons Super Soft Sliced Square Rolls, and they’re on offer for £1.80 per 4-pack.
Birds Eye Wokfresh Chilli & Garlic Stir Fry Vegetable Mix – 46 per serving
We love how bright and colourful this Birds Eye Wokfresh Chilli & Garlic Stir Fry Vegetable Mix is! A crunchy blend of tasty veg combining carrots, green beans, red pepper, bamboo shoots & sugar snap peas with added chilli and garlic.
This veggie mix is frozen for convenience, and you can add to the pan straight from the freezer for a nutritious stir fry or side with a kick.
You can also find this vegetable mix in an Oriental variety too, which would be the perfect side to a Chinese Fakeaway Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce!
Birds Eye Wokfresh Chilli & Garlic Stir Fry Vegetable Mix is available at Sainsbury’s and Ocado for £2.30 per pack.
Nestle The Simple One Shreddies – 146 per serving
Nestle ‘The Simple One’ Shreddies are the classic Shreddies, but made simple! They’re created with just four simple ingredients and less than 5% sugar, making them a great alternative to sugary sweet breakfast cereals.
They’re just as delicious as the original but with a surprising secret: they’re sweetened with banana puree and date syrup so you can start your day without sugar! Try them with a non-dairy milk like oat milk or coconut milk for a new flavour.
If you’d prefer something hot, our Breakfast Muffins are quick and easy to make:
You can find Nestle The Simple One Shreddies at most supermarkets for £2 per box.
Properchips Sour Cream & Chive Flavour Lentil Chips – 93 calories per serving
We’ve featured Propercorn on our list before because of their healthy popcorn with lots of fun flavours, and they’ve introduced something new that we had to share!
These Properchips Sour Cream & Chive Flavour Lentil Chips are perfect for those times you find yourself reaching for a packet of crisps or an unhealthy snack. At only 93 calories, these chips have a bold flavour and a satisfying crunch.
Lentils are high in protein and low in fat to keep you fuller for longer without compromising your slimming plan. They come in convenient share bags that we think will work well passed around as a movie night treat.
Serve in a bowl alongside other simple snacks like our Marshmallow Bars.
We’ve spotted Properchips Sour Cream & Chive Flavour Lentil Chips in Asda and Ocado for £1.85 per 85g bag.
Actimel No Added Sugar 0% Fat Strawberry Yoghurt Drink – 27 calories per 100g
Every shot of this Actimel No Added Sugar 0% Fat Strawberry Yoghurt Drink is full of goodness! With ⅓ of your daily Vitamin D needs and added Vitamin B6 for immune health, these shots are a fruity, healthy accompaniment to breakfast.
They’re fat free with only natural sugars, but with over 10m bacteria to aid digestion. We love how they’re in a handy bottle that you can drink on the go – no spoon needed!
For another way of using yoghurt for breakfast, our Tiramisu Overnight Oats can be made in advance ready to eat when you wake up.
You can pick up an 8-pack of Actimel No Added Sugar 0% Fat Strawberry Yoghurt Drinks at Tesco and Sainsbury’s for £2.75.
Morrisons Vegetable Pakoras – 41 calories per pakora
Indian food is one of our favourite fakeaways, but it’s a dinner that usually includes high calorie, deep fried sides. These Morrisons Vegetable Pakoras are made with classic veggies including onion, carrot and spinach. They’re so delicious that it’s hard to believe they’re only 41 calories each!
They’re lightly flavoured with Indian spices and coriander, and they can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Not only can they be enjoyed alongside a delicious Chicken Tikka Masala Curry but you can stuff them in a wrap with crispy lettuce for a quick and easy lunch.
Fancy making your own? Our Sweet Potato Pakoras are a healthier twist on the takeaway version.
Morrisons Vegetable Pakoras cost £2 for a pack of 10.
Harvest Moon Fibre Now – Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars – 88 calories per bar
Popcorn is such a popular snack right now because it’s slimming-friendly, light and just plain yummy. These Harvest Moon Fibre Now – Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars are made from sweet popcorn with just the right amount of peanut butter.
They have a creamy peanut butter layer and are high in fibre. Perfect as a mid-morning pick me up or for keeping in your bag or desk drawer for something to keep you going until dinnertime.
We’ve spotted them in a milk chocolate flavour too with a rich chocolate layer. We’ll take one of each please!
If you like peanut butter, you’ll love our new Peanut Butter and Jelly Pots!
It costs only 99p for a box of 4 Harvest Moon Fibre Now – Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars.
Twix Ice Creams – 123 calories per lolly
How divine do these Twix Ice Creams look?! They are a frozen version of one of the most popular chocolate bars in the UK!
They have bits of biscuit and silky caramel, all smothered in creamy milk chocolate. We can already see these ice creams being a hit over the summer because they make an indulgent dessert or summertime treat at only 123 calories each.
We love using caramel flavours in desserts, like our Toffee Apple Pies!
Most supermarkets stock these Twix Ice Creams for around £3, but they’re on offer at Morrisons for £2.25
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 and some meal inspiration to give you some ideas on how to make the most of the Super 6!
Asparagus tips – 25 calories per 100g
Crunchy asparagus is full of vitamins and makes a delicious side dish to roast dinners or for breakfast! Try tossed in an Avocado, Asparagus and Soy Bean Salad.
Blueberries – 57 calories per 100g
Sweet and juicy, these bargain blueberries make a great snack or addition to smoothies and muffins. Try in our tasty Lemon and Blueberry Waffles!
Celery – 14 calories per 100g
Celery is a classic vegetable used as a base in so many dishes. Finely chop it to add extra depth to a Spaghetti Bolognese!
Cherry tomatoes – 18 calories per 100g
Cherry tomatoes are smaller and sweeter than the larger salad tomatoes. You can toss them in a salad, or enjoy in our Mediterranean inspired Tomato and Basil Tarts.
Rhubarb – 21 calories per 100g
This budget friendly rhubarb reminds us of childhood puds, and makes a sweet and filling Rhubarb and Custard Overnight Oats.
Jersey Royal potatoes – 75 calories per 100g
A pile of buttery-tasting, fluffy Jersey Royal potatoes are an ideal side for salmon or roasted meats, or even in a creamy Potato Salad.
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