Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 29.04
Grab a pen and get ready to write your shopping list! We’ve got a brand new Weekly Pinch of Shopping for you! This week we’ve spotted LOADS of freezer-friendly foods that will come in handy on busy days.
Who likes the sound of cheesy, margherita-topped cod that cooks from frozen in just 35 minutes? You could serve it with a side of these Aunt Bessie’s Broccoli Florets in a Lemon & Black Pepper Glaze for a super-easy yet healthy midweek meal.
Make sure you scroll to the bottom to read all about the slimming-friendly ice cream treat that NEEDS to be at the top of your list – it’s just 20 calories per serving!
Don’t forget to let us know if you’ve tried any of the recipes from Pinch of Nom Comfort Food! We’d LOVE to know which dishes are your favourites! If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can order yours right here.
You can share your recipes and photos by posting over in our Facebook group, where you’ll also find our members having a good old chat about lots of these shopping items too. You can join the group by clicking here. Make sure to let us know if you spot any yummy looking, slimming-friendly new products on the supermarket shelves – we might just feature them in our next article!
Our Weekly Pinch of Shopping list aims to show you slimming-friendly products that you can find online or in one of your local supermarkets. We try to make it as easy as possible for you to pick up these items as part of your usual weekly shop, and we’ll always include the calorie information and the RRP for you.
Please remember that, although all prices are correct at the time of writing, supermarkets can change their prices often, so this should be used as a guide only.
Speaking of doing your weekly shopping, did you know we’ve got a brand new food planner coming soon? The Pinch of Nom Family Meal Planner is our most family-friendly food planner yet – it’s ideal for planning your meals and organising what you need to buy (plus there are 26 exclusive new recipes inside!). You can pre-order a copy here.
Along with our favourite new finds from the supermarket shelves, each week we include details of the Aldi Super 6. Every fortnight Aldi discounts a selection of 6 fruits and veggies that you can pick up for a fraction of the price. This week we’ve given you a reminder of the current selection, so hurry down to Aldi to pick up some bargains before a fresh selection goes on offer next week!
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**A note on our shopping list: we do not take payment, promotion or gifts for including any of the items mentioned in these articles. We bring them to you because we love them and hope you will too!**
Iceland Beef In Black Bean Sauce – 241 calories per pack
Busy days call for speedy meals. If you’ve had a long day and can’t face any chopping or cooking, grab this Beef in Black Bean Sauce from the freezer. It cooks from frozen in under 12 minutes, so it’s faster than the takeaway every time.
You get lean strips of beef, marinated in soy and ginger, cooked in a tangy black bean sauce. At just 241 calories for the whole pack, you can add a side of boiled rice or noodles to make this into a really substantial, filling meal.
If aromatic, Chinese-inspired flavours are what you’re after, our Chicken with Ginger and Spring Onion recipe is just the ticket. It’s so simple to make, and ready in half an hour.
Iceland Beef In Black Bean Sauce is available from Iceland, priced at £2.25.
M&S Mushroom Shawarma – 170 calories per 1/2 pack
If you’re looking for a veggie-friendly summer dish that’s packed with flavour, look no further. We’ve spotted this M&S Mushroom Shawarma at Ocado and it’s a vegetarian dream. The skewers of oyster mushrooms and mini portobello mushrooms are coated in a smoky, spiced marinade.
Cook them in the oven or under the grill, and then slice them, shawarma style, onto your plate. Finish with a drizzle of the garlic and herb dip that’s included in the pack. Whether you serve it with salad or rice, this is so tasty that even the non-veggies will want to give it a try!
If mushrooms aren’t your thing, grab some vegetarian halloumi and give these Minty Halloumi and Vegetable Kebabs a whirl. That fresh, minty sauce brings the whole dish to life!
M&S Mushroom Shawarma is available from Ocado, priced at £6.00.
Walkers Sensations Garlic & Herb Sharing Naan Chips – 144 calories per serving
If you like your snacks crunchy yet light, pop a pack of these Walkers Sensations Garlic & Herb Sharing Naan Chips in your basket next time you nip into the supermarket. They’re baked chips of naan bread, with a deliciously savoury garlic and herb flavouring.
Perfect for dipping (or just for crunching on their own) they’re also available in a punchy lime pickle flavour – perfect if you want a taste of an Indian-themed takeaway, without all the calories!
If gathering around and sharing a snack is your idea of the perfect night in, you need to dish up these Cheeseburger Nachos for all your friends and family.
Walkers Sensations Garlic & Herb Sharing Naan Chips are available from most supermarkets, priced at £1.99 for a 150g bag.
Aunt Bessie’s Broccoli Florets in a Lemon & Black Pepper Glaze – 33 calories per serving
Frozen broccoli, but not as you know it! These Aunt Bessie’s Broccoli Florets in a Lemon & Black Pepper Glaze will be your new favourite freezer staple. With no chopping or boiling, you can serve up a side of zingy green florets that go with almost anything.
You can cook this broccoli from frozen, either in the oven or in the microwave. You’ll get tender, crisp, perfectly seasoned veg every time – add it onto your Sunday roast or serve with our Baked Garlic Salmon for a healthy midweek meal that’s full of flavour.
Simply switch out the tenderstem broccoli that’s included in the recipe, wrap everything inside some tin foil and you’re onto a winner.
Aunt Bessie’s Broccoli Florets in a Lemon & Black Pepper Glaze is available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £1.50.
Morrisons Nourish Revitalise Tea Bags – 5 calories per serving
Pop the kettle on! If you feel like you need a vitamin boost, these Morrisons Nourish Revitalise Tea Bags make a refreshing mid-afternoon brew.
They have a vibrant flavour of ginger, turmeric, pineapple and mango, and they’re loaded with Vitamin B6 too – which contributes to your energy levels and metabolism. Soothing and fruity, you can’t beat a good cuppa!
Fancy a teatime treat to go with your cup of tea? This Apple Pie Pavlova is a revelation! It’s got all those warming flavours of apple pie, in a much lighter, slimming-friendly, melt-in-the-mouth pavlova.
Morrisons Nourish Revitalise Tea Bags are available from Morrisons, priced at £1.50 for a bag of 20.
Waitrose Harissa Halloumi Kebabs – 334 calories per serving
How does smoky, spicy grilled cheese on a stick sound? These summery Harissa Halloumi Kebabs combine creamy halloumi and vibrant harissa to make a light vegetarian lunch or dinner.
You can cook them under the grill or even pop them on the barbecue if the sunshine decides to make an appearance! Served with a crisp, fresh salad or fluffy boiled rice, these are easy and versatile.
Try spooning some of this Savoury Rice onto your plate to add some colour and extra veggies. Perfect for eating out in the garden!
Waitrose Harissa Halloumi Kebabs are available from Waitrose, priced at £4.25.
Young’s Gastro Signature Breaded Margherita Topped Cod Fillets – 320 calories per 1/2 pack
Who doesn’t love a fish dinner? These Young’s Gastro Signature Breaded Margherita Topped Cod Fillets are smothered with a Mediterranean tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella cheese.
Despite the crispy breaded coating and oh-so-cheesy topping, there are just 320 calories in each of these fillets. They oven cook from frozen in 35 minutes, for a speedy, easy midweek dinner.
Try serving fish and chips with a twist – add some of these Homemade Oven Chips on the side of your cheesy cod!
Young’s Gastro Signature Breaded Margherita Topped Cod Fillets are available from Iceland, priced at £3.75.
Morrisons Hash Brown Waffles – 110 calories per waffle
Ever struggle to choose between hash browns and waffles? Well, now you don’t have to! These Hash Brown Waffles from Morrisons give you the best of both worlds.
At 110 calories per waffle, you can stick one on the side of your full English breakfast, or serve one with some Corned Beef Hash for dinner. These are such a handy staple to have in the freezer for days when you’re not quite sure what you fancy.
What if you didn’t have to choose between hash browns and pizza either? That’s right, we’ve got a recipe for Hash Brown Pizza and it’s well worth giving it a try. A whole pizza for 455 calories? It’d be rude not to!
Morrisons Hash Brown Waffles are available from Morrisons, priced at 99p for a pack of 9.
Oppo Brothers Salted Caramel Ice Cream Balls – 20 calories per ball
Chocolate covered ice cream ball anyone? These Oppo Brothers Salted Caramel Ice Cream Balls will make all your slimming-friendly sweet treat dreams come true. Inside that milk chocolate shell you get a smooth, salted caramel and lucuma fruit ice cream – and all for just 20 calories!
Pop one of these in your mouth to satisfy your sweet tooth, without adding loads of extra calories into your day. These were made to be enjoyed in the sunshine!
Big fan of salted caramel ice cream? We used a scoop of it to make these Biscoff Cookie Milkshakes and they turned out very special. They’re a dessert in a glass that you can make in just 5 minutes…winner!
Oppo Brothers Salted Caramel Ice Cream Balls are available from Tesco, priced at £4.00 for a tub of 12.
Jacobs Mini Cheddar Nibblies Gloucester & Chive Flavoured – 76 calories per bag
We’ve always got one eye open for something cheesy to nibble on, so we were excited to spot these new Gloucester and Chive Flavoured Jacob’s Mini Cheddar Nibblies. With 30% less fat, and just 76 calories in each bag, you’ll be wanting to put these at the top of your shopping list!
They may be more slimming-friendly than traditional Mini Cheddars, but they’re every bit as crunchy and cheesy. Pop a pack in with your lunch or save them to munch on in front of the TV as an evening snack.
For another cheese-filled snack that’s got a great crunch, give these Cheese and Pickle Twists a try. They’re super satisfying and only 41 calories each!
Jacobs Mini Cheddar Nibblies Gloucester & Chive Flavoured are available from Tesco, priced at £1.75 for a pack of 6 bags.
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 week’s Super 6 selection:
- Salad Potatoes – 75 calories per 100g
- Oranges – 47 calories per 100g
- Baby Cucumbers – 14 calories per 100g
- Baby Plum Tomatoes – 18 calories per 100g
- Mini Apples – 53 calories per 100g
- Sweet Pears – 58 calories per 100g
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