Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 28.05
In this week’s Weekly Pinch of Shopping, we have found some tasty savoury options for your packed lunch or picnic, including filling avocado wraps and snacks made from a little known supergrain called sorghum. We can’t wait for you to try them!
We’ve also found some time-saving treats from moreish beetroot hummus to pre-marinated chicken steaks that are ready to cook. We’re all about convenience, and the cooked seafood mix we’ve found is sure to save you so much time and effort.
For those with a sweet tooth, try the refreshing Skittles ice cream that tastes JUST like the original sweets, or enjoy an indulgent orangey chocolate biscuit that’s surprisingly low in calories! For something to warm you up on a rainy day, the speedy rice pudding we’ve found is just what you need.
For a quick and easy fakeaway without compromising your slimming plan, we think you’ll love the mini garlic pizza bread we’re bringing you this week. It’s got all of the flavours of pizza night and is only 206 calories! Will you be having yours with salad or Homemade Oven Chips?
Aldi discounts a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables every fortnight, and we’ve also given you a handy reminder of the Super 6 week 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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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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Bonne Maman Rice Pudding – 149 calories per pudding
Is there anything more comforting than creamy, delicious rice pudding?
This perfectly portioned dessert comes in at 149 calories per pot, making it the ideal treat when you’re craving a little indulgence!
Made from a special rice that comes from the South of France, Bonne Maman Rice Pudding feels that little bit more special than your usual rice pudding. Go on, treat yourself!
If you like a twist on classic flavours why not try this Chai Rice Pudding? Our version is only 136 calories per serving.
Bonne Maman Rice Pudding is available from Sainsbury’s priced at £2.50 for 4 100g pots.
Bottlegreen Juicy Bramble Cordial – 24 calories per 100ml (1 part cordial 10 parts water)
Made from apple, blackberry and sloe juices, Bottlegreen Juicy Bramble Cordial is a fruity delight!
With no artificial colours, flavourings or sweeteners, and suitable for vegans, this refreshing cordial is the perfect summer drink for the whole family.
Simply dilute 1 part cordial with 10 parts water, add a few ice cubes and enjoy the sweet burst of fruity flavours for just 24 calories!
Love apples and blackberries together? Try this warming Apple and Blackberry Crumble.
Bottlegreen Juicy Bramble Cordial is available at Sainsbury’s priced at £3.40 for a 500ml bottle.
BFree Avocado Wraps – 107 calories per wrap
A wrap made from avocado?! That’s right! BFree Avocado Wraps are made using chickpea flour, rice and pea protein and avocado.
These yummy wraps aren’t just super soft and delicious but also free from gluten, wheat, dairy, nuts and soy. Suitable for vegans, they’re high in fibre and low in calories – with just 107 calories per wrap!
Perfect for picnics, these versatile wraps can be used instead of traditional tortillas and paired with your favourite fillings for a healthy lunch or dinner.
Fill them with deliciously spiced chicken to make our Chicken Shawarma!
BFree Avocado Wraps are available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £3.00 for a pack of 4 wraps.
Morrisons Lemon & Herb Chicken Steaks – 218 calories per 100g
Planning for a bank holiday BBQ? Rain or shine, Morrisons Lemon & Herb Chicken Steaks are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Taking the hassle out of marinating, these chicken steaks are coated in a delicious blend of lemon and herbs for a subtle yet summery flavour.
Cook them in the oven, grill them or throw them on the barbeque. Why not serve with salad, add them to a stir fry or save the leftovers for a sandwich?
We think these would taste amazing served with this tangy, rich Buffalo Coleslaw.
Morrisons Lemon & Herb Chicken Steaks are available from Morrisons, priced at £3 for 350g.
Insane Grain Salt & Vinegar Supergrain Sorghum – 97 calories per bag
Sorghum is a little known grain that’s been enjoyed across the world for centuries, and these Insane Grain Salt & Vinegar Supergrain Sorghum are moreish crispy puffs in either salt and vinegar or cheese flavour.
Weight for weight, these snacks contain more iron than spinach and more potassium than a banana, as well as being gluten free and vegan. Gut friendly probiotics have also been added to these crisps for even more goodness!
We think these will make a great, healthier alternative to standard crisps at only 97 calories per bag.
Try our Honey and Lime Pork Nachos for a more substantial dinner that’s made to share!
Insane Grain Salt & Vinegar Supergrain Sorghum can be found at Sainsbury’s and health food shops for around £1 per bag.
Ramona’s Beetroot Houmous – 271 per 100g
Freshly chopped veggies dipped in savoury Ramona’s Beetroot Houmous sounds like the ideal light lunch for a warm day! Our favourites are carrot and celery, but you could use any leftover veggies you have in the fridge. Why not try cucumber or warm pitta bread?
It’s a striking bright colour as it’s made with beetroot, and tastes just as good as the homemade version. It’s also gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.
Why not use this houmous as a base to sandwiches and wraps to add texture and an earthy flavour to your favourite filling?
Serve as part of a picnic spread with Spinach and Pesto Dip with a pile of crunchy vegetables and crusty bread for dipping.
Ocado stock this Ramona’s Beetroot Houmous and it’s currently on offer for £2 per 500g tub.
Skittles Cooler Ice Cream – 113 calories per lolly
Skittles Cooler Ice Cream are fruity and refreshing! For only 113 calories per ice cream, you’ll get a super colourful frozen treat with fruity flavoured ice cream and crunchy sugar pieces. It tastes JUST like the sweets but in ice cream form!
It’s all wrapped in a strawberry sorbet coating that’s irresistible. How delish do these sound? Keep a box in the freezer for parties or a speedy, effortless dessert.
Try our own version of low calorie Winter Berry Ice Cream:
We’ve spotted Skittles Cooler Ice Cream in Morrisons and Sainsbury’s for £2.75 per 3-pack.
Cooked Seafood Mix – 88 calories per 100g
Whether it’s for a filling fish pie or a cheat’s paella, this Cooked Seafood Mix saves SO much time and effort!
It’s already cooked and ready to eat, simply defrost in the fridge or reheat straight from the freezer! Because it’s freshly frozen, it retains much of the goodness but with no need to faff with different cooking times and peeling prawns.
You could add this seafood mix to a stir fry with cooked rice or noodles, or serve with your favourite sauce over roast potatoes and fresh vegetables.
Try this covered with creamy mashed potato in a baked Admiral’s Fish Pie.
Cooked Seafood Mix is available from Iceland, priced at £4 per 500g bag.
Carlos Takeaway Mini Garlic Pizza Bread – 206 calories per 1/2 pizza
Pizza night used to be one of our favourite fakeaway choices, but it’s usually not a good choice on a slimming or Weight Watchers diet! This Carlos Takeaway Mini Garlic Pizza Bread is a home baked version of a delicious side dish, without the high fat dough and cheese!
This mini garlic bread rises when it’s cooked with a crispy edge for the authentic takeaway feel but for only 206 calories per serving. The melty cheese topping is so tasty, this will become a firm family favourite in no time, with no takeaway menu in sight.
Try serving alongside a Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone and a fresh side salad:
Aldi stock this Carlos Takeaway Mini Garlic Pizza Bread for just 99p.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Finger Chocolate Biscuits – 107 calories per 4 biscuits
Cadbury’s recently released their Dairy Milk Orange range and it caused a huge stir online, so we were SO EXCITED to find these Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Finger Chocolate Biscuits!
The classic shape and biscuity crunch of a chocolate finger, but with an added zesty orange twist. The orange flavoured biscuit is covered in the distinctive creamy Dairy Milk chocolate, and four biscuits come in at only 107 calories.
These indulgent biscuits can be enjoyed alone or alongside a cup of tea or coffee for a mid-morning pick me up, or try crumbling them up and sprinkling on top of fat free yoghurt.
For another classic orange flavoured biscuit, try our homemade Jaffa Cakes!
Most supermarkets stock these Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange Finger Chocolate Biscuits for £1.50 per 150g box.
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
Blueberries – 57 calories per 100g
Celery – 14 calories per 100g
Cherry tomatoes – 18 calories per 100g
Rhubarb – 21 calories per 100g
Jersey Royal potatoes – 75 calories per 100g
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