It’s finally Friday! The best day of the week is here, and we’re bringing you a brand-new Weekly Pinch of Shopping to inspire your next supermarket trip.
We’ve seen glimpses of sunshine this week, so the list is full of summery snacks and sweets that are perfect for picnics, BBQs and light bites.
One thing’s for sure – you’ll want to pick up some of the new Soreen Lift Bars we’ve spotted. They’re packed with fatigue-busting vitamin B12 to give your day a tasty boost of energy, and they come in three delicious-sounding flavours. Which will you be trying?
And, if you’re looking to level up your Full English this weekend, you might want to add a few of the Morrisons Cheddar Cheese Hash Brown Bites to your plate!
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Split into two chapters, dinners and desserts, this book is all about turning budget-friendly ingredients and store cupboard staples into food that the whole family will love.
Pre-order your copy today and you won’t pay a penny until it’s dispatched. Pinch of Nom Budget is out on the 22nd of June…we’re counting down the days already!
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!**
Morrisons Peri Peri Chicken Thighs – 238 calories per 100g
If you’ve been craving a trip to that popular chicken restaurant, but you’d rather save a few pennies, pop a bag of these Morrisons Peri Peri Chicken Thighs in your basket. Marinated in a medium-hot spice mix, they’re easy to cook in the oven, air fryer or on the barbecue.
Juicy and tender, chicken thighs tend to be more affordable and even more flavourful than chicken breast. Serve with salad or your favourite BBQ side dish for a tasty plate of food that never disappoints.
Why not push the boat out and recreate the full restaurant experience at home? Our Nando’s Spicy Rice is a slimming-friendly version that tastes like it’s straight off the menu. Ready in half an hour, it’ll save you money and calories!
Morrisons Peri Peri Chicken Thighs are available from Morrisons, priced at £4.25 for 750g.
Soreen Lift Bars Blueberry – 133 calories per loaf
Ever feel like you need a little boost in the mid-afternoon? Instead of reaching for chocolate or a sugary cereal bar, stock up on these new Soreen Lift Bars. Bursting with vitamin B12, they’re just the ticket to perk you up on-the-go.
Each little cake bar is only 133 calories, and you can choose between blueberry, chocolate orange or raspberry and vanilla flavours.
Speaking of delightful little snacks to nibble with your cuppa, you’re missing out if you’ve never tried our Cinnamon Drizzle Squares. Turn a handful of simple ingredients into these spongy light bites, with an irresistible, sweet cinnamon topping. At 67 calories each, we won’t blame you if you go back for seconds!
Soreen Lift Bars Blueberry are available from Morrisons, priced at £2.25 for a pack of 4 (but they’re currently on offer for £1.50!).
Richmond Meat-Free Minis – 151 calories per 100g
As the weather brightens up, picnics and picky teas are the order of the day! If you’re vegetarian, or catering for veggie guests, you’ll love the little nibbles we’ve spotted at Waitrose.
These Richmond Meat-Free Minis are a vegan cocktail sausage with a flavour that everyone will love. Low in calories and ready-to-eat straight from the packet, they’re a slimming-friendly dream.
Skipping the meat doesn’t need to mean missing out on the flavour of your favourite snacks and buffet bites. We guarantee a plateful of these scrummy Vegan Sausage Rolls will disappear in no time – they’re always a crowd-pleaser and only 74 calories each!
Richmond Meat-Free Minis are available from Waitrose, priced at £2.50.
Ferrero Raffaello Coconut Ice Cream Sticks Multipack – 170 calories per ice cream
For anyone that’s nutty about coconut, we’ve found your ultimate summer snack! Based on the chocolates of the same name, these Ferrero Raffaello Coconut Ice Cream Sticks are an indulgent frozen treat.
Coconut ice cream, encased in a crispy coating with shaved coconut and crunchy almonds, you might expect these to be far from slimming friendly. Instead, each individually wrapped ice cream stick is only 170 calories!
We love that coconut is a versatile flavour that works in both sweet and savoury recipes. If you fancy something a little different for dinner this week, these Sweet Potato and Coconut Tacos deserve a spot in your meal plan.
Ferrero Raffaello Coconut Ice Cream Sticks Multipack is available from Morrisons, priced at £4.75 for a pack of 4.
Sainsbury’s Lemon Sungria Mocktail – 77 calories per serving
Looking for something new to sip in the sunshine? Next time you pop to Sainsbury’s, keep an eye out for these bottles of Lemon Sungria Mocktail. The alcohol-free beverage is not shy of flavour, with cinnamon and zesty lemon mixed into white grape, apple and orange juice.
Imagine how refreshing this would be served straight from the fridge, over ice. At 77 calories per serving, it works out much lighter than most sugary, alcoholic cocktails.
Enjoying a little tipple doesn’t have to mean straying off plan though – our Pink Sangria is just the right amount of boozy, and it’s only 109 calories a glass. Trust us, this stunning, summery drink is not to be missed!
Sainsbury’s Lemon Sungria Mocktail is available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £2.50 for 750ml.
Waitrose Sicilian Lemon & Mascarpone Profiteroles – 220 calories per 1/2 pack
Lemon flavours and sunshine days go hand in hand. A light, summertime pudding, these Sicilian Lemon and Mascarpone Profiteroles from Waitrose might feel like a bit of a splurge, but they’re well worth indulging if you’re after something a little bit special.
The choux pastry shells are filled with creamy mascarpone cheese and a zesty lemon mousse, and finished with a topping of white chocolate and lemon fondant. They come in a pack of 6, and you can munch your way through 3 of them for only 220 calories.
As long as you have a few lemons in the house, you’ve always got instant flavour at your fingertips. For a lovely, summer-inspired lunch or dinner, we can’t resist our Lemon and Pepper Crusted Chicken. The crispy breadcrumb coating is deliciously light and crunchy!
Waitrose Sicilian Lemon & Mascarpone Profiteroles are available from Waitrose, priced at £4.00 for a pack of 6 (but if you hurry, they’re on an introductory offer for just £3).
Morrisons Cheddar Cheese Hash Brown Bites – 170 calories per 75g serving
Your weekend breakfast just got even more delicious! There’s no way you can miss these Cheddar Cheese Hash Brown Bites off your shopping list this week. Run (don’t walk) to Morrisons and pick up a bag of the golden, crunchy, cheesy nibbles.
Not only do they cook in just 15 minutes, they’re more slimming friendly than you might expect. There are 6 servings in the bag, with each 75g portion working out at only 170 calories. Add your favourite sausages and an egg, and that’s brekkie sorted!
Who else loves breakfast for dinner? We’d serve these Hash Brown Bites piping hot from the oven, alongside our epic Breakfast Sliders. They’ve got it all – cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon and sausage!
Morrisons Cheddar Cheese Hash Brown Bites are available from Morrisons, priced at £1.89.
ASDA Flavoursome Pesto & Mozzarella Pork Medallions – 278 calories per 1/2 pack
Next time you fancy a change from chicken, give these ASDA Flavoursome Pesto and Mozzarella Pork Medallions a go. The juicy pork loin medallions are coated in a herby pesto glaze, surrounded with sweet cherry tomatoes and topped with a sundried tomato and mozzarella melt.
Pop them in the oven for 24 minutes, until the pork is tender and succulent, and all those complementary flavours have come to life.
Double up on pesto goodness and dish up these medallions alongside a spoonful of Pesto Roast Potatoes. Don’t skip the final squeeze of lemon – the extra zing really brings everything together.
ASDA Flavoursome Pesto & Mozzarella Pork Medallions are available from Asda, priced at £5.00.
Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneers Katsu Butternut Burgers – 225 calories per burger
These ultra-crispy Katsu Butternut Burgers are perfect for Meat-free Monday. The vegan-friendly patties are made of blended butternut squash and chickpeas, with coconut, red chilli and fragrant spices for a katsu-inspired twist.
Coated in chunky breadcrumbs, they bake in the oven until they’re golden brown and ready to be layered up with all your favourite burger toppings.
Making your own katsu curry at home can be so rewarding. Inspired by our popular Katsu Chicken Curry we created this 100% vegan Air Fryer Cauliflower Katsu so that no one has to miss out on the delicious, creamy sauce. You’d never guess it’s jam-packed with healthy vegetables!
Sainsbury’s Plant Pioneers Katsu Butternut Burgers are available from Sainsbury’s, priced at £2.00 for a pack of 2.
Morrisons Jaffa Cake Dessert – 289 calories per 1/6 cake
If you’re someone who likes to have a dessert in the freezer for special occasions (or sweet tooth emergencies!), make sure you swing by Morrisons this week. We spotted this new Jaffa Cake Dessert in the freezer aisle.
The fluffy sponge base comes with a layer of zingy orange, topped with a rich orange cream cheese mousse and finished with chocolate. Perfect for a celebration, just leave it to defrost in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
For a lighter snack that delivers all the same chocolate orange deliciousness, try making your own Jaffa Cakes using our slimming-friendly recipe. At 33 calories each, you’ll want to put the kettle on and get comfy with a couple of your homemade cakes (or are they biscuits?).
Morrisons Jaffa Cake Dessert is available from Morrisons, priced at £2.25.
REMINDER Aldi Super 6 Fruit and Veg Selection
We love Aldi’s fortnightly selection of fresh fruit and veggies! They choose 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:
- Chestnut Mushrooms – 17 calories per 100g
- Piccolo Tomatoes – 26 calories per 100g
- Mangoes – 60 calories per 100g
- Mini Bananas – 89 calories per 100g
- Garlic – 5 calories per clove
- Asparagus Tips – 25 calories per 100g
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