Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 25.06
Whatever the weather, we’re making the most of summer with this week’s Pinch of Shopping!
We’ve found lots of refreshing snacks and light bites to enjoy in front of the football, watching Wimbledon, or simply sitting out in the garden!
We’ve got savoury snacks like crunchy sour cream and chive rice crisps that are perfect for pouring into a bowl and sharing.
Serve with these Capri-Sun No Added Sugar Safari Fruits drinks straight out of the fridge for the perfect half time snack!
Why not put together your own ‘at home’ tapas board with these Serrano ham rolls, stuffed with cream cheese that we found at Morrisons?
Add some irresistible Sunblush Tomato and Cheddar Mini Muffins and get the whole family around the table to fill their plates.
For sweet treats we’ve got everything from super low sugar ice lollies to deliciously fruity Mango, Passion Fruit & Papaya Kefir Yogurt.
If you are looking for something that feels a little more indulgent, how about Wicked Kitchen Chocolate Orange Slices?
So chocolatey and with zesty candied orange pieces, you won’t believe they’re just 114 calories per slice.
Aldi discounts a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables every fortnight, so we’ve included a handy reminder of the Super 6 this week.
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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Chika’s Wholegrain Sour Cream and Chive Rice Crisps – 96 calories
Instead of reaching for a bag of fried potato crisps, try these Chika’s Wholegrain Sour Cream and Chive Rice Crisps!
They’re similar in texture to a small rice cake or the healthier ‘popped’ chips that you can find on the shelves.
We love these crisps because the ingredients list is short and simple: wholegrain brown rice, red lentils and natural flavourings.
That’s it! They still have the perfect level of crunch for snacking, dipping or even crumbling on top of soup and salads.
Try breaking a couple up and tossing in a Greek Salad for extra texture.
Chika’s Wholegrain Sour Cream and Chive Rice Crisps are also available in smoky barbecue flavour from Ocado, priced at £1.27 per bag.
Higgidy SunBlush Tomato & Cheddar Mini Muffins – 55 calories per muffin
When the mid-morning munchies hit, reach for a couple of these Higgidy SunBlush Tomato & Cheddar Mini Muffins as a satisfying snack!
They’re made from egg and filling veggies, and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
We think they’re great to keep in the fridge when you need something that’s ready to eat and fast.
You could even serve as part of a more substantial meal with a fresh side salad or hot, crispy Homemade Oven Chips.
If you have time, you can save money by making your own savoury Breakfast Muffins at home!
Higgidy SunBlush Tomato & Cheddar Mini Muffins can be found at Sainsbury’s for £3 per box.
Capri-Sun No Added Sugar Safari Fruits – 16 calories per drink
Fruity and refreshing, this Capri-Sun No Added Sugar Safari Fruits is ideal for keeping in the fridge for hot summer days.
With pineapple, passion fruit and kiwi juices, these pouches are a taste of the tropical wherever you are!
Thirsty kids and adults alike can enjoy these gluten free, vegan drinks with no added sugar.
The standard Capri-Sun drinks contain 42 calories per pouch, so it’s a significant saving on calories while still tangy and tropical.
Looking for something that’s strictly for the grown ups? Try a Pina Colada Cocktail!
It costs £2 per box of 8 Capri-Sun No Added Sugar Safari Fruits in most supermarkets.
Oykos Dairy Free Chocolate Stracciatella – 119 cals per serving
If you’ve never heard of stracciatella, it’s an Italian gelato that’s creamy and filled with chocolate shavings. This Oykos Dairy Free Chocolate Stracciatella is so silky and indulgent, it’s hard to believe it’s so low in calories!
It’s a plant based yoghurt so suitable for those following a vegan diet – it even includes sweet vegan chocolate sprinkles and a thick and creamy coconut flavour.
It’s delicious on its own as a dessert or snack, but you could also try layering this yoghurt into Tiramisu Overnight Oats:
Sainsbury’s stock this Oykos Dairy Free Chocolate Stracciatella for £2.50 per tub.
Morrisons Tapas Serrano Rolls With Cream Cheese – 66 calories per 1/4 pack
Planning a summer picnic? These Morrisons Tapas Serrano Rolls With Cream Cheese will add some Mediterranean flavour! Creamy cheese wrapped in savoury serrano ham make up these tapas style rolls that can be enjoyed on the go.
We’ve also found these fresh rolls in chorizo and cheddar flavour if you’d prefer something sharper with extra heat.
Serve these rolls on a buffet table or as part of a picnic, but we think they’d work well as part of a tapas style dinner alongside Patatas Bravas and a refreshing Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad.
Morrisons Tapas Serrano Rolls With Cream Cheese cost £2 per tub, but are part of a wider 3 for £5 offer at Morrisons.
Gianni’s Mini Whirlz 8 Pack – 46 calories each
Made with real fruit juices, Gianni’s Mini Whirlz are tangy, sweet and so refreshing! These twisty lollies have just the right balance of creamy and sharp, with zingy pineapple, strawberry and lemon and lime juices.
At just 46 calories per whirl, these frozen treats are ideal for curbing those cravings for something sweet.
They’re the perfect end to a summery meal or great for enjoying out in the garden if the sun decides to make an appearance!
For another low calorie, refreshing fruity treat why not try these delicious Strawberry Mojito Jellies?
Gianni’s Mini Whirlz are available from Aldi, priced at £1.49 for a pack of 8.
Trek Smooth Lemon Protein Flapjacks – 233 calories per flapjack
For an on the go snack that will fill you up and power you until your next meal, we think you’ll love these Trek Smooth Lemon Protein Flapjacks!
These oaty delights are a great alternative to cereal bars, so grab for breakfast or pop one into your packed lunch.
Loaded with plant based protein, these flapjacks are vegan as well as gluten free, and have a deliciously creamy lemon topping that’s not too tangy. I
If you like the sound of these, you should try our Lemon and Blueberry Baked Oats – a delicious way to get your day off to the right start!
Trek Smooth Lemon Protein Flapjacks are available from Tesco, priced at £2.50 for a pack of 3.
Little Jude’s Watermelon Rockets – 24 calories per lolly
The kids are going to adore these fruity Little Jude’s Watermelon Rockets – and, with 30% less sugar than other rocket lollies, you’ll love them too!
Little Jude’s is a family business, dedicated to creating healthier snacks for kids. These low calories ice lollies are a refreshing treat, that deliver delicious watermelon flavour without the added sugars.
At just 24 calories each, these are too good to save for the kids! Enjoy as a cooling summer snack for the whole family.
Looking for more summer dessert inspiration? Have you tried our Trifle recipe yet? You won’t believe it’s only 64 calories per serving!
Little Jude’s Watermelon Rockets are available from Ocado, priced at £3.75 for a pack of 6.
Morrisons Nourish Mango, Passion Fruit & Papaya Kefir Yogurt – 134 calories for half a pot
With punchy tropical flavours, this Morrisons Nourish Mango, Passion Fruit and Papaya Kefir Yogurt is a perfect summer breakfast choice.
Kefir yoghurt is packed with calcium and probiotics that are associated with good gut health. This version from Morrisons is high in protein, made from British milk and full of fruity flavour.
With half of the pot coming in at just 134 calories, this would taste delicious served with some crunchy granola or even topped with sliced bananas.
If you love the tropical taste of mango, we think you’ll be obsessed with this Turkey and Mango Curry. It’s subtly fruity, with a yummy coconut sauce.
Morrisons Nourish Mango, Passion Fruit & Papaya Kefir Yogurt is available from Morrisons, priced at £1.00 for a 350g pot.
Wicked Kitchen Chocolate Orange Slices 5 Pack – 115 calories per slice
Fluffy, gluten free sponge topped with chocolate frosting and zesty candied orange pieces – what’s not to like?
With only 115 calories in each slice, you can reach for one of these Wicked Kitchen Chocolate Orange Slices instead of a piece of cake and never feel like you’re missing out!
They’re individually wrapped too, making them the perfect sweet treat when you’re out and about. Pop one in your bag for snack emergencies!
If (like us) cake is your weakness, why not have a go at baking our Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips? It’s just 67 calories per slice!
Wicked Kitchen Chocolate Orange Slices are available at Tesco, priced at £2.00 for a pack of 5.
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:
- Jersey royals – 75 calories per 100g
- Salad tomatoes – 20 calories per 100g
- Nectarines – 44 calories per 100g
- Iceberg lettuce – 14 calories per 100g
- Kiwis – 61 calories per 100g
- Peaches – 39 calories per 100g
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