Your Slimming Essentials – The Weekly Pinch of Shopping 30.09
Pen and paper at the ready! The latest Weekly Pinch of Shopping has arrived, and we’ve spotted lots of exciting goodies you’ll want to add to your shopping trolley.
It’s no surprise that Mr Kipling’s NEW gooey brownie bites caught our eye! Made to be paired with a cuppa, you can try them in melt-in-the-middle salted caramel flavour too. Heavenly!
It’s beginning to feel a lot like autumn! Thanks to Califia Farms’ latest Pumpkin Spice with Almond cold brew, you can sip on a dreamy blend of seasonal flavours for far fewer calories than a shop-bought latte.
Eeeek! We’re so excited that our NEW cookbook, Pinch of Nom: Enjoy, is available to pre-order now! Enjoy is all about turning mealtimes into memories. It comes chock-full with 100 brand-new recipes family and friends will be excited to make, share and eat together, time and time again.
From fakeaway favourites to midweek wonders, every dish comes big on flavour without taking you off track. Put the food you love back on the menu by ordering your copy here.
If you can’t wait until December 8th for some new Pinch of Nom recipes, you can try 26 exclusive new recipes in our Family Meal Planner right now! It’s our most family-friendly food planner yet – plan meals and organise what you need to buy with our game-changing freezer tracker! You can order your copy 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.
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!**
ASDA Italian Style Tomato & Basil – 74 calories per 1/2 pot
When you’re looking to rustle up a delicious last minute dinner, this ASDA Italian Style Tomato & Basil pasta sauce is heaven sent. With a rich, tomatoey base and a blend of Italian-style herbs, each pot is low in salt and calories (only 74 per serving!).
Microwaved or heated through in a saucepan, pair it with your favourite pasta type for an effortless midweek meal. Spicier and slightly higher in calories (94 per pot), there’s an Italian-style Arrabiata sauce in the same range that you can pick up from the Asda shelves too.
With just 4 ingredients, low-calorie spray oil and a dash of salt and pepper, you can have this budget-friendly dinner oven-baked and on the table in under half an hour.
That’s what we call a winner winner chicken dinner!
ASDA Italian Style Tomato & Basil is available from Asda, priced at £1.60 per pot.
Harvest Morn Protein Oats Golden Syrup Flavour – 271 calories per pot
Nothing warms us up quite like a bowlful of porridge. Luckily Aldi have added these Protein Oats from Harvest Morn to their shelves just in time for chillier mornings. Whether you grab a pot in chocolate or golden syrup flavour, they’re guaranteed to be deliciously sweet and leave you feeling full thanks to their high protein content.
Simply add water, wait a few minutes and stir until your oats are good to go (leave them to stand for longer, if you’d prefer a creamier texture!).
Creating a slimming-friendly breakfast from scratch doesn’t have to take lots of effort. Our Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats are only 382 calories per fuss-free bake. Topped with a sticky reduced-sugar maple syrup drizzle, they’re so cosy and moreish.
It’s well worth preparing a batch the night before for brekkie, or taking muffin-sized bites on-the-go to snack on. Ideal!
Harvest Morn Protein Oats Golden Syrup Flavour are available from Aldi, priced at 55p per pot.
Cathedral City Dairy Free Large Slices – 89 calories per slice
Have you spotted these Cathedral City Dairy Free Large Slices on the supermarket shelves yet? Just as satisfyingly sharp and creamy as dairy-based mild cheese, you’d never be able to guess it’s made with all plant-based ingredients.
While we’ve gone for burger and sandwich-friendly large slices, you can also grab vegan Cathedral City pre-grated or in a full block – why not choose the based one based on your meal plan for the week (our Family Meal Planner can help you with that!).
We know these plant-based cheese slices would work a treat melting in the middle of our Caramelised Onion Cheese Toasties. An epic vegetarian lunchtime option, they give caramelised onion, spinach and mushroom an irresistible crunch.
Just in time for World Vegetarian Day this weekend on October 1st!
Cathedral City Dairy Free Large Slices are available from Tesco, priced at £2.30 for a pack of 6 slices.
Brooklea Active Rhubarb Yoghurt – 114 calories per pot
An underrated flavour, we always have to try rhubarb-based goodies when we spot them. These Brooklea Active yoghurt pots we found in Aldi are a creamy, rhubarb-infused treat, and they’re nice and easy to store in the fridge as a snack or light dessert option.
Each gut-friendly pot comes in at just 114 calories too, so it’s well worth giving them a whirl!
Speaking of yoghurt, our Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yoghurt is a simple sweet treat you can prepare in a flash. Inspired by strawberry cheesecake flavours, we’ve made every mouthful extra special by adding an irresistible strawberry puree drizzle.
Once you’ve tried an oh-so-creamy, fruity spoonful, you’ll never believe it’s only 152 calories per bowlful. It’s to die for!
Brooklea Active Rhubarb Yoghurt is available from Aldi, priced at £1.25 for a pack of 4 pots.
Morrisons Katsu Whitefish Goujons – 220 calories per 1/2 pack
Take a break from meat with these super convenient Katsu Whitefish Goujons from Morrisons. Coated in moreish, crispy breadcrumbs and filled with fragrant Katsu flavouring, all that’s left to do is finish off your plateful with freshly-steamed veggies, fluffy new potatoes or rice.
With 5 ingredients and a spritz or two of low-calorie cooking spray, you can have our satisfyingly chunky Fish Fingers ready in less than half an hour. With a breaded, seasoned coating that’s baked in the oven (or the air fryer!) until golden and crisp, even the fussiest eaters won’t be able to tell these are a slimming-friendly alternative.
Bring on the chips and mushy peas!
Morrisons Katsu Whitefish Goujons are available from Morrisons, priced at £2.50.
Morrisons Chicken Tikka Diced Breast – 205 calories per 1/2 pack
Ideal for a quick and easy midweek dinner, this Chicken Tikka Diced Breast from Morrisons is a tasty time-saver The diced chicken breast pieces come pre-marinated in a mildly-spiced tikka-style blend, so there’s no need to get your hands dirty with a homemade seasoning.
Why not add our Indian Fried Rice to your next Indian-inspired fakeaway spread? Made with a blend of finely chopped veggies, spices and basmati rice, these aromatic grains are just the ticket with a kebab or curry.
Morrisons Chicken Tikka Diced Breast is available from Morrisons, priced at £4.25.
Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice with Almond Cold Brew Coffee – 80 calories per serving (240ml glass)
Goodbye summer wardrobe, hello cosy knits and pumpkin spice everything! While shop-bought pumpkin spice lattes aren’t always the best for your calorie count (or your budget!), Califia Farms’ Pumpkin Spice with Almond cold brew pours roughly 3 brews at 80 calories each. With a velvety blend of nutty flavours and punchy pumpkin spice, every sip is bursting with seasonal deliciousness.
When it comes to crisp, autumn walks, there’s no better excuse to crack out the thermal flask than our Pumpkin Spiced Latte. A budget-friendly, lower calorie alternative without compromising on rich, pumpkin flavours, keeping a batch in the fridge for the week ahead is a game-changer – trust us!
We’ll take ours with frothy, hot milk and a sprinkling of cinnamon on top…
Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice with Almond Cold Brew Coffee is available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £2.75 for a 750ml bottle.
Pringles Multigrain Less Salt Sour Cream & Chilli – 157 calories per portion
A savoury treat you can nibble on in front of the telly, these Pringles Multigrain will bring a moreish, savoury crunch for 157 calories per handful. Lower in salt by 25% compared to average crisps, the fiery chilli seasoning adds a new depth of flavour.
We’ve gone for the Sour Cream and Chilli tube, but you can take home Pringles Multigrain in BBQ Sauce or Roast Chicken and Rosemary too.
Did someone say roast chicken? Roast dinner season is officially here, and we can’t think of a more convenient way to kick things off than with our speedy 20 Minute Whole Chicken.
To add flavour to our pressure cooker chicken, we’ve cooked it on a bed of garlicky onions, potatoes, celery and carrots. The results are fall-off-the-fork tender, with an irresistible juiciness locked in!
Pringles Multigrain Less Salt Sour Cream & Chilli are available from Tesco, priced at £2.00 per tube.
Brooklea Chocolate Protein Pudding – 159 calories per pot
When you’re looking to add a little more protein into your diet, these Brooklea Chocolate Protein Puddings are a chocolatey way to do it. Whether you take home the chocolate or vanilla pudding, the ultra-thick, sweetened mixture is bound to leave you feeling full – especially with a whopping 20g of protein in every pot!
When it comes to thick, creamy puddings, our Banana Cream Puddings are unbelievably simple to make (considering they’re so mouth-wateringly good). We’ve kept the calories low by whisking together our very own chilled Custard base.
The dreamy combination of creamy banana and chocolate is too good to miss!
Brooklea Chocolate Protein Pudding is available from Aldi, priced at £1.09 per pot.
Mr Kipling Double Chocolate Gooey Brownie Bites – 60 calories per brownie bite
Put the kettle on! Mr Kipling has done it again with these irresistible Double Chocolate Gooey Brownie Bites. Rich and gooey in the middle, each scrumptious brownie bite comes coated in a layer of velvety milk chocolate.
If you’re feeling extra-indulgent, you can grab them in melt-in-the-middle salted caramel too (they’re slightly higher in calories at 71 per bite!).
Just imagine how delicious they’ll be with a hot cup of tea…
Two sweet treat classics in one, our Chocolate Brownie Trifle needs to be tried to be believed. It’s got all the best bits you’d expect to find (cream, custard, jelly AND chunks of chocolate brownie!), for 239 calories per serving. We know what we’re having for dessert tonight!
Mr Kipling Double Chocolate Gooey Brownie Bites, priced at £2.85 for a pack of 10 brownie bites.
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:
- Carrots – 41 calories per 100g
- Tenderstem Broccoli – 40 calories per 100g
- Celery – 14 calories per 100g
- Avocado – 160 calories per 100g
- Brown Onions – 40 calories per 100g
- Figs – 74 calories per clove
**Remember: 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!**
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