Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 23.07
We’re back with another Weekly Pinch of Shopping to brighten your week!
This week we’ve found some handy time-saving products that mean you can get a healthy, filling and tasty dinner on the table even on busy days.
This includes some delicious Sweet Chilli Salmon Fillets that can be cooked from frozen in less than four minutes.
Along with delicately spiced Punjabi Chickpea Dhal that tastes so fresh and fragrant – it’s a great way to liven up a simple salad.
And, because we all need a frozen treat on a hot day, we’ve included some mini Nuii ice creams that are so rich and creamy, but just 160 calories each.
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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Ryvita Vegetable Thins Beetroot & Parsnip Flatbreads – 29 calories per slice
These Ryvita Vegetable Thins Beetroot and Parsnip Flatbreads are perfect for snacking.
Baked with veggies, they’re free from artificial colours and preservatives and full of fibre.
Ideal for picnics and packed lunches, you can enjoy these on their own as a crunchy snack, or pair them with your favourite dip.
Why not try them with this Hummus Style Dip? Chop up some carrot sticks and other veggies for a simple and healthy lunch.
Ryvita Vegetable Thins Beetroot and Parsnip Flatbreads are available from Morrisons, priced at £2.00 per pack.
Heck Chicken Italia Burgers – 126 calories per burger
Burgers are a summertime barbeque staple. With these Heck Chicken Italia Burgers, a weekend BBQ doesn’t have to mean compromising your healthy eating plan.
At just 126 calories each, these burgers are light but so tasty.
With tomato, mozzarella, basil and garlic running through them, they deliver on flavour while still being a slimming friendly option.
Love a chicken burger? Why not have a go at making your own with our delicious Cajun Chicken Burger recipe?
Heck Chicken Italia Burgers are available from Waitrose, priced at £1.50 for a pack of 2 burgers.
Morrisons Punjabi Chickpea Dhal – 140 calories per 1/2 pack
If you’re looking for ways to spice up your summer salads you’ll love this Punjabi Chickpea Dhal from Morrisons.
Delicately spiced chickpeas and green lentils are mixed with an Indian inspired dressing, mango chutney and turmeric pickled onion.
The result is a fragrant and flavourful dhal that makes a delicious side dish.
Why not serve it alongside these super easy Spinach and Ricotta Samosas?
Morrisons Punjabi Chickpea Dhal is available from Morrisons, priced at £2.25 for a 210g tub.
Aqua Libra Raspberry & Blackcurrant Infused Sparkling Water – 2 calories per can
When it’s hot outside, hydration is key. If you’re not a big fan of plain water, this Aqua Libra Raspberry and Blackcurrant Infused Sparkling Water could be a game changer.
With a clean, crisp taste and less than 2 calories per can, it’s refreshing and naturally sweet.
Keep it in the fridge and enjoy ice cold when you need a fruity beverage to cool you down.
If you fancy something a little stronger to drink in the sunshine, how about this Elderflower Gin Fizz? It’s so refreshing and just 84 calories.
Aqua Libra Raspberry & Blackcurrant Infused Sparkling Water is available from Ocado, priced at £3.00 for a pack of 4 x 330ml cans.
M&S Yoghurt & Strawberry Rice Cakes – 90 calories per rice cake
Yoghurt covered rice cakes are one of our favourite healthy snacks – they’re crunchy and sweet at the same time.
These M&S Yoghurt and Strawberry Rice Cakes have a delightful sprinkling of freeze dried strawberries that boost the sweetness, adding that hint of fruity flavour.
Made from wholegrain brown rice, these rice cakes are gluten free and only 90 calories each.
For another strawberry themed snack that you can enjoy on-the-go, try our yummy Strawberry Oat Muffins.
M&S Yoghurt & Strawberry Rice Cakes are available from Ocado, priced at £1.50 for a pack of 6.
Del Monte Summer Fruits – 33 calories per 100g
Frozen fruit is so handy to have in the freezer when you’re trying to eat healthy.
You can blend it into smoothies, defrost it and add it into overnight oats and so much more.
This Del Monte Summer Fruits is a mixture of frozen blackberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants.
Because the fruit is frozen when it’s at its freshest, it stays full of flavour and goodness.
This frozen fruit is perfect for making our Summer Puddings. They’re so simple and bursting with berry flavours.
Del Monte Summer Fruits are available from Iceland, priced at £2.00 for a 430g bag.
Alpro Soya High Protein Drink – 57 calories per 100ml
Whether you’re dairy free, vegan or just like to switch out milk for other alternatives sometimes, this Alpro Soya High Protein Drink is a great option.
With 50g of protein in each litre, along with plenty of calcium and vitamins B2, B12 and D, you can use this anywhere you’d use milk.
Pour it on cereal, try it in your coffee or you could even make a milkshake.
Use it instead of cow’s milk in these Oat Pancakes to make the recipe dairy free. You can top them with almost anything – fruit, syrup, chocolate sauce!
Alpro Soya High Protein Drink is available from Ocado, priced at £1.60 for a 1L carton.
Iceland 2 Sweet Chilli Atlantic Salmon Fillets – 231 calories per fillet
These Sweet Chilli Atlantic Salmon Fillets from Iceland cook from frozen in under 4 minutes.
They’re ideal when you’re in a rush but want something healthy and delicious for dinner.
If you have a little more time, you can also defrost these overnight and oven cook the next day.
With a sticky sweet chilli marinade, you get fresh, flaky fish with so little effort!
These would be delicious served on a bed of our Jewelled Giant Cous Cous. It’s ready in 16 minutes so you can have a nutritious, filling dinner on the table in under half an hour.
Iceland 2 Sweet Chilli Atlantic Salmon Fillets are available from Iceland, priced at £4.00 for a pack of 2.
Angel Delight Butterscotch No Added Sugar – 94 calories per portion
This no added sugar version of the classic creamy dessert is so tasty and just 94 calories a portion!
Whip up some Angel Delight Butterscotch No Added Sugar for a light pudding that the whole family will enjoy.
It’s got no artificial flavourings or other nasties and it tastes so much more indulgent than it really is – perfect for satisfying those sweet cravings without splurging on calories.
If you love this, we think you’d love our White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis. It’s so creamy and delicious.
Angel Delight Butterscotch No Added Sugar is available from Morrisons, priced at 60p per pack.
Nuii Salted Caramel Minis – 160 calories per mini
Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean missing out on all your favourite sweet treats.
Everything can be enjoyed in moderation, and that’s why we love these Nuii Salted Caramel Minis.
A smaller version of the chocolate covered ice creams, these are only 160 calories each.
With buttery Macadamia nuts, silky salted caramel and rich vanilla ice cream, these are luxurious and completely irresistible.
Enjoy one of these after a tasty, summery dinner like this Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki. It’s so much nicer than a chicken kebab!
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 selection:
- Asparagus tips – 25 calories per 100g
- Easy peelers – 42 calories per 100g
- Organic bananas – 103 calories per 100g
- Extra fine green beans – 31 calories per 100g
- Mixed baby tomatoes – 18 calories per 100g
- Pink Lady apples – 53 calories per 100g
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