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Tricks & Treats from M&S!

You'll spot them at the checkouts, so just in case one of them falls into your basket... what?!?! That happens to real people!  
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Marks & Spencer Zombie Owls
lime & blackcurrant jellies
per 110g bag - 20SP



Marks & Spencer Witches Fingers
crooked biscuits with fondant nail decoration
per 60g pack (5 fingers) - 12SP
per 12g finger 2SP
Diet maths! 



Marks & Spencer Spooky Ghosts & Vampire bats
Salted potato snacks
per 25g portion - 4SP
per 150g bag (you know it!) - 23SP



Marks & Spencer Freaky Frogs
orange, apple & raspberry jelly sweets
per 110g bag - 20SP



Marks & Spencer Super Scary Fizzy Spiders
blackcurrant & cola flavour jelly sweets
per 110g bag - 19SP


It all adds up!



Just think about the little things that get you closer to goal... think about the weight you've lost and all the little changes you made to get there... 

You took the stairs, you parked the car at the end of the car park, you planned your breakfasts for the week, you did your shopping list out, meal planned, went to your meeting, you got up at every ad break and walked around in circles (just me?!)  All these little things add up to the big things... so ONLY being down half a pound, you're still down, you're a step closer to goal... or ONLY staying the same is a result... guess what you haven't gained... you've maintained! So big shout out to the little things that are getting us there! 

Keep them up and you'll be closer to goal with every step! 


Barmbrack...

Every year I get asked 'How many SPs in a slice of brack?' and it's impossible to answer... with so many different versions out there, it varies from recipe to recipe and weight of the slice you cut... also how much butter did you put on it!?! Be honest! So here's 3 that I spotted in Dunnes last week that will give you a gauge of what's out there but you need to work out the SPs for each brand and weigh your slice! Don't forget to check for the ring first, that'll weigh more! LOL

I've pointed these all at 48g and as per recommended portions on the pack.
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Dunnes Stores Bakery Fruit Brack
per 48g portion - 5SP
per 52.5g portion - 6SP
per 630g brack - 70SP



Rankin Selection Irish Barmbrack
per 48g portion - 6SP
per 470g brack - 61SP


Stafford Halloween Brack 
per 40g portion - 5SP
per 48g portion - 6SP
per 480g brack - 57SP







OPPO!

One for the ice cream lovers! Oppo is a UK brand that is stocked in most SuperValus and Dunnes stores, (check the store find on their website, if it's not ask the manager to get it in for you!)

I purchased the salted caramel version a while ago (pic 1) when I had guests, thinking jelly and ice cream would rock dessert (it did!) ... The SmartPoints came in at 100ml - 4SP and 500ml - 18SP for the full tub.

However, when I double checked the nutritional info on their website (I check everything twice just to be extra sure!) the same flavour (in a snazzy new pack! pic 2!) came in at a SP lower and we all know how important that extra SP can be in a day!

So, I contacted them with my query and the product in the snazzy new packaging (pic 2) is a revised recipe, so if you're picking up a pot go for the new packaging and add that SP to you gin quota!

You. Are. Welcome!



PIC 1
Oppo Healthy Ice Cream - Salted Caramel 
100ml - 4SP
500ml tub - 18SP


PIC 2
PICK THIS ONE!!!!
Oppo Healthy Ice Cream - Salted Caramel 
100ml - 3SP
500ml tub - 17SP



Oppo Healthy Ice Cream - Madagascan Vanilla
100ml - 3SP

500ml tub - 17SP



Oppo Healthy Ice Cream - Salted Caramel 
100ml - 4SP

500ml tub - 19SP



Oppo Healthy Ice Cream - Chocolate & Hazelnut
100ml - 3SP

500ml tub - 17SP


NOW!



How many of us stood up at the 14 weeks to Christmas mark shouting 'I'll be down 2 stone by then!' ? How many of us said over the summer 'sure I'll be drinking loads of water, I'll be out walking every day, I won't gain over the summer...' How many are waiting till Halloween is over? Who else is thinking 'sure the year has been disaster, I might as well enjoy the rest of the year and start 100% in January 2018! Just you watch...'  Anyone? Yup me included! But the trick to begin healthy and happy is doing something about it NOW! Right now! Plan your shopping, write out a meal plan, decide to go for a walk at lunchtime and stick to it! Make your lunch this week, promise yourself, you're more than worth it! Organise your breakfast every night before bed, that 5 mins to plan, means that 7 of your meals this week will be on plan! Do it NOW!

NOW! Now is the time to look after you! 







Time for things to get spooky!

Time for the spooky stuff! Here's 4 individually wrapped cakes/biccies from McVities you'll see on the shelves in stores on the run up to Halloween!



McVities Jaffa Cakes Freaky cake bars 
per 24.5g bar - 5SP



McVities Jaffa Cakes Lemon & Slime cake bars 
per 24.5g bar - 5SP



McVities Hobnobs Toffee Apple flapjacks
per 27.7g flapjack - 5SP



McVities Hobnobs Eerie Eyeball teacakes
per 17.8g teacake - 4SP




Good morning with granola!

I love a bit of crunch on my breakkie, so I'm happy to spend 2 or 3 SPs on a table spoon of granola, but some of them are very high. Here's some of the most popular ones out there at the moment I've spotted in the supermarkets, I've done the recommended 50g serving for each one just to compare. Any favs?

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The Foodie Market Protein granola from Aldi - nuts, pumpkin seeds & fruit
50g serving - 7SP
15g - 2SP

30g - 4SP



Lizi's Granola - original
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 3SP
30g - 5SP



Lizi's Granola - Low Sugar
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP



Lizi's Granola - High Protein
50g serving - 7SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 4SP



Lizi's Granola - Organic
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 3SP
30g - 5SP



Sante Granola nut - peanut & coconut
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP



Sante Granola fruit - cranberry, raspberry, strawberry & chokeberry
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP


Sante granola Chocolate
50g serving - 9SP
15g - 3SP
30g - 5SP


Flahavan's Original Granola 
50g serving - 9SP
15g - 3SP
30g - 5SP


Kelkin Fruit & Nut oat granola
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP


Kelkin Triple Berry oat granola
50g serving - 7SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 4SP



Kelloggs Crunchy Nut oat granola - Hazelnut & chocolate
50g serving - 10SP
15g - 3SP
30g - 6SP



Kelloggs Crunchy Nut oat granola - Fruit & Nuts
50g serving - 10SP
15g - 3SP
30g - 6SP




Kelloggs Coco pops granola
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP



Jordan's crunchy oat granola - Raisin & Almond
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP



Jordan's crunchy oat granola - Tropical Fruits
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP



Harvest Morn Crunchy oat granola - Raisin & Almond
50g serving - 8SP
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP



Harvest Morn Crunchy oat granola - Tropical Fruits
50g serving - 9SP
15g - 3SP
30g - 5SP






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