Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 30.04

In this week’s Weekly Pinch of Shopping, we have your break time covered; Whether it’s a fresh, fruity tea for that moment of calm, or a silky caramel latte, we may have found your new favourite cuppa!

We’ve found some summertime treats to add to your next picnic or garden get-together, with mini cocktail sausages and creamy strawberry ice lollies.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying the sunshine with a fruity ice cream!

If you are a fan of Hula Hoops or Space Raiders, you won’t want to miss the frozen versions we’ve spotted this week!

It may surprise you that they’re in the freezer section, but we can’t WAIT for you to try them. 

The double chocolate desserts we’ve found are rich and indulgent, and guaranteed to satisfy even the strongest of chocolate cravings, without sabotaging your slimming plan.

They’re so divine, it’s hard to believe they’re less than 200 calories!

Fakeaway Friday just got even easier with the slimming-friendly pizza we’re bringing you; simply add your favourite sides for the easiest pizza night.

It’s quicker than the takeaway! Who wants a slice of our Cheesy Garlic Bread to go with it? 

Cheesy Garlic Bread - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

We’ve given you a handy reminder of the Super 6 week this week; Aldi discounts a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables every fortnight, so we give you the rundown and 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.

Lots of these products have been talked about over on our Facebook Group, so if you’re not a member then make sure that you click here to join now so that you don’t miss out (and don’t forget to share any delicious new products that you come across).

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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**A note on our shopping list: we do not take payment, promotion or gift for any of the items mentioned in these articles. We bring them to you because we love them and hope you will too!**

Tetley Rose, Rosehip and Hibiscus Herbal Tea – 2 cals per cup

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A warming cup of tea in your favourite mug is the perfect comfort when you need to relax and unwind.

This Tetley Rose, Rosehip and Hibiscus Herbal Tea is a refreshing change to your usual cuppa that’s full of flavour and only 2 calories per cup!

This range includes a sweet Nutmeg, Rhubarb and Vanilla, as well as a zesty Lemon & Ginger flavour, so there’s a cup for every mood!

Try a Lemon & Ginger tea for a burst of morning energy, or a Rose, Rosehip and Hibiscus for calming vibes when you want to make the most of a 10 minute break on a busy day.

Serve with a spiced Apple Pie Cookie for the ultimate tea break!

Apple Pie Cookies - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Tetley Rose, Rosehip and Hibiscus Herbal Tea can be found at most supermarkets for £1.50 per 20 teabags

Tassimo L’or Latte Caramel Coffee Pods – 79 calories per cup

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If you prefer your hot drinks with more of a caffeine kick, these Tassimo L’or Latte Caramel Coffee Pods add a deep caramel flavour to your usual coffee!

A caramel latte at a coffee shop is usually full of high sugar syrup and full-fat milk, but you can now recreate the barista-created experience with these Tassimo pods with less fat and fewer calories. 

Light and sweet, it’s hard to believe that a cup of this silky coffee sets you back only 79 calories per cup; that’s a considerable saving on the takeaway version.

You do need a Tassimo machine to use these pods, but each cup costs around 50p so it can work out cheaper in the long run!

We love the flavour of indulgent caramel, like the sweet drizzle on our Banana and Caramel Filo Rolls:

Banana and Caramel Filo Rolls - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

We’ve spotted these Tassimo L’or Latte Caramel Coffee Pods at Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s for around £4 per box of 8 pods.

Aldi Nature’s Pick Mediterranean Style Vegetables – 72 cals per half pack

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We’re always encouraging fresh, wholesome food and we love when we find a shortcut to goodness!

These Aldi Nature’s Pick Mediterranean Style Vegetables are pre-chopped, prepared and ready to roast for total convenience.

A mixture of Mediterranean vegetables including courgette, peppers and sweet red onion is tossed lightly in oil and herbs, ready to be poured out and popped straight in the oven. 

Try serving alongside your favourite main dish, like our Lemon and Garlic Chicken Tray Bake.

Lemon and Garlic Chicken Tray Bake - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

A 400g pack of Aldi Nature’s Pick Mediterranean Style Vegetables costs £1.29 from the chilled section.

Gosh! Cocktail Sausages – 96 cals per portion

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As the weather starts to get warmer and we’re looking forward to meeting friends outside, it’s time to plan the perfect picnic.

Did you see our recent article about our Top Picnic Recipes?

These Gosh! Cocktail Sausages are the perfect addition to any buffet, garden party or outdoor get-together.

These mini vegan sausages are made from chickpea, cauliflower & butterbeans, simply blended with a Cumberland style sage and pepper seasoning.

They can be enjoyed hot or cold, and are free from the top 14 allergens, so are handy to have on hand for those with specific dietary requirements.

Serve with another picnic favourite, our slimming friendly Vegetarian Scotch Eggs!

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

We’ve spotted Gosh! Cocktail Sausages in Sainsbury’s for £2 per 240g pack.

Iceland Frozen Potato Hoops – 219 calories per portion

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Hula Hoops, but not as you know it! These Iceland Frozen Potato Hoops are the distinctive shape of Hula Hoops, but made from crispy potato and served hot as part of a main meal.

These frozen hoops are baked until golden brown and crunchy in only 14 minutes, and make a great alternative to standard chips when you need a quick, simple side dish!

We’ve also seen cute alien-shaped Space Raiders versions of these potato shapes; available in both beef and pickled onion flavour, just like the classic crisps. Which one will you try first?

If you’d prefer a more traditional side, try our classic Sweet Potato Fries.

Sweet Potato Fries - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

You can find Iceland Frozen Potato Hoops in 650g bags for £1.50.

Strawberry Milkshake Ice Lollies – 70 cals per lolly

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These Strawberry Milkshake Ice Lollies are the perfect mixture of creamy strawberry and vanilla ice cream for summery days!

They’re just the thing when the sun is shining and you need something to cool you down. 

At only 70 calories each, it’s worth keeping a box of these lollies in the freezer for the whole family to enjoy.

They’re made with no artificial colours or flavours and suitable for those following a vegetarian diet too.

For another frozen treat that’s packed with extra fruit goodness, try our Winter Berry Ice Cream: it uses budget-friendly frozen berries and is delicious at any time of year!

Winter Berry Ice Cream - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

These Strawberry Milkshake Ice Lollies are exclusive to Morrisons and cost £1 per 5

Kirsty’s Chargrilled Chicken Flatbread Pizza – 367 per whole pizza 

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A slimming friendly pizza is a food you don’t want to miss, and this Kirsty’s Chargrilled Chicken Flatbread Pizza ticks all the boxes!

There’s no need to splurge on calories for a takeaway pizza, this low fat stonebaked version is delish.

With toppings including rich tomatoes, red pepper and succulent roasted chicken, this pizza is perfect for pizza night at home.

It’s gluten and dairy free and crisps up wonderfully when baked.

There are only 367 calories in the whole pizza, but why not try splitting it and serving with some of your favourite Italian sides like our Homemade Oven Chips?

Homemade Oven Chips - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Morrison’s sells this Kirsty’s Chargrilled Chicken Flatbread Pizza for £3.

Gu Light Double Chocolate Desserts – 194 calories each

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Gu Light Double Chocolate Desserts are light yet indulgent, with a dark chocolate ganache topped with a chocolate mousse layer.

If you find yourself looking for your chocolate fix after dinner, these puds are so divine and are guaranteed to satisfy your craving!

These handy individual pots are also available in Milk Chocolate Mousse with Caramelised Biscuit – how GOOD do they sound?

We also love that their packaging is 100% recyclable, but the glass pots come in so handy, so why not reuse them for our Banana Cream Pudding?

Banana Cream Pudding - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Gu Light Double Chocolate Desserts are available in Sainsbury’s at an introductory price of £1.50 per 2-pack.

REMINDER Aldi Super 6 Fruit and Veg Selection

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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! 

  • Oranges – 47 calories per 100g
  • Asparagus Tips – 25 calories per 100g
  • Salad Potatoes – 87 calories per 100g
  • Snack Pack Grapes – 67 calories per 100g
  • Royal Gala Apples – 53 calories per 100g
  • Seasonal Pears – 42 calories per 100g

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