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Oct 29, 2020

Granolas from M&S...

I went looking for a new Granola to try out, variety the spice of life etc... So on my last trip to M&S I spotted all of these beauties.. Definitely something for everyone! Oddly enough, the No Added Sugar one has the highest SPs, possibly because of all the dried fruit and coconut... I went with the peanut one, lovely just as a topping on porridge! There's definitely one for everyone in the audience! Anyone tried any of these? x 

 M&S Luxury, No Added Sugar, Grain Free Granola
15g - 3SP
30g - 7SP
45g  - 10SP

 M&S Luxury, Toasted Nut & Fruit Granola
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP
45g - 7SP

 M&S Luxury, High Protein Peanut Granola
15g - 2SP
30g - 4SP
45g - 6SP 

 M&S, Berry & Orange Granola 
Wholegrain & High in Fibre
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP
45g - 7SP

 M&S, Mango & Coconut Granola - 
Wholegrain & High in Fibre
15g - 2SP
30g - 5SP
45g - 7SP 

 M&S, Low Sugar - Make it Your Own Granola
Wholegrain & High in Fibre
15g - 2SP
30g - 4SP
45g - 6SP

Oct 27, 2020

Popped Chips from M&S...

Spotted these on my travels, which aren't very far these days but thought for anyone with a savoury tooth like me they might sort out that craving... There are 4 flavours in the range and one is a corn snack, so think sweet'n'salty popcorn kinda thing... the other three are potato based... 3SP for all the flavours per 23g serve, if you're able to lock up the bag and hide it from yourself afterwords! Anyone tried them out? x

M&S, Popped Corn Triangles - Sweet & Salty
Per 23g serv - 3SP
Per 80g bag - 11SP

M&S, Popped Potato Chips - Sea Salt & Apple Cider Vinegar
Per 23g serv - 3SP
Per 80g bag - 10SP

M&S, Popped Potato Chips - Smoky BBQ
Per 23g serv - 3SP
Per 80g bag - 10SP

M&S, Popped Potato Chips - Houmous & Lime
Per 23g serv - 3SP
Per 80g bag - 10SP

Oct 24, 2020

Goo heads & Bonfire logs!

More spooky cake for those inclined... These are from Cadburys' so 'proper' chocolate as my family say! Anyone tasted them? x

Cadbury Mini Bonfire Logs - Honeycomb flavour
per 26g log - 6SP

Cadbury Goo Head Cake Bars
per 25g log - 5SP

Oct 23, 2020

Breakfast Boosters!

Another Irish brand up today, Good 4U! This is their new range of milled seeds to boost your brekkie! There's 3 in the range, you can add them to your porridge, sprinkle over your fruit and yoghurt or pop them in a smoothie! You'l pick these up in Supervalu and all the big stores... Anyone tried them out? x

Good 4U Breakfast Boost, Protein Milled Seed
per 15g - 2SP
per 30g serving - 4SP 
Good 4U Breakfast Boost, Immune Milled Seed
per 15g - 2SP
per 30g serving - 5SP 

Good 4U Breakfast Boost, Vitamin Milled Seed
per 15g - 2SP
per 30g serving - 5SP  


Oct 22, 2020

Oven Baked with Veg from Walkers...

Spotted these from Walkers on my travels (sadly travelling is now to a different supermarket locally!) and I thought I'd point them out of curiosity... Not individually portioned out, so you'd need the discipline to weigh out 30g or whatever you fancy but I'd keep going at the bag until they were all gone... Seems too few snacks for too many SPs to me, but I'd tempted to try the beetroot ones if anyone wants to share?! Anyone tried these out? x

Walkers Oven Baked with Veg
Beetroot with Sweet Chilli Jam Flavour
per 30g portion - 5SP
full 140g bag - 21SP 

Walkers Oven Baked with Veg
Sweet Potato with Paprika
per 30g portion - 5SP


Oct 20, 2020

On your marks... Get set... Bake!

Ok... So we're all not Mary Berry BUT we can all be Mrs. Kipling or bake a Cadburys brownie thanks to these all in one cake mix boxes... I spotted these purely for the Halloween cupcakes and thought it might be something people would do with the kids over the break... The others I pointed out of curiosity, and I promise you, there are no typos... OH MY! Now the cakes say they serve 12... I know... The SmartPoints are for the cake as fully baked... But aren't the cupcakes cute! Anyone baked one? x

Mr. Kipling - Halloween Chocolate Cupcake Mix
per 32g cupcake - 4SP
Mr. Kipling - Zingy Lemon Cake Mix
per 60g slice - 9SP
Full cake - 108SP

Mr. Kipling - Unicorn Cake Mix
per 60g slice- 9SP
Full cake -  103SP
Cadbury Brownie Mix
per 31g brownie - 6SP
Cadbury Cookie Mix
per 32g cookie - 6SP

Cadbury Sponge Mix
per 61g slice - 9SP



Pumpkin Pasta is a thing!

New fresh pastas from Aldi... I spotted the seasonal pumpkin packaging and just had to see how they were points wise... I think they're pretty good! The thing I love about these are they're quick and comforting... by the time the water is boiling your in your PJs and ready for the Bake Off! SmartPoints are for the pasta when it's cooked just in case you spot the packet and think it's weighed out wrong... it's the added water to plump it up! Pumpkin pasta going on the menu in Casa Kinsella! Anyone tried these yet? x

Pumpkin & Pine Nuts Girasoli
per 160g portion cooked - 9SP

Parmigiano Reggiano Tortelloni
per 168g portion cooked - 11SP

'Nduja & Burrata Mezzelune
per 155g portion cooked - 13SP


Oct 17, 2020

Toffee Whirls... *swoon*

A not so terrifying toffee whirl from Mr. Kipling... I'm a huge fan of toffee flavoured things... Mr. K seems to be watching me and putting these in my path every time I go into Tesco! Anyone tried them out? x *drools*


Mr. Kipling - Terrifying Toffee Whirls
per 27g whirl - 6SP


Oct 16, 2020

Spooky Jaffa cakes!

Everyones' got a spooky twist on their goodies at the moment... McVities have Jaffa Cake bars out for the cake fans... Biscuit or cake? The war continues but these are definitely cake! Anyone tried them out? x

McVities Jaffa Cakes Zesty Orange Cake Bars
per 24.5g cake - 5SP

McVities Jaffa Cakes Fruity Blackcurrant Cake Bars
per 24.5g cake - 5SP

Oct 15, 2020

High Protein Cheese - Dunnes

I know high protein cheese isn't for everyone but it can really give you that cheesey fix, without all the points... I LOVE cheese, I'm convinced I was a mouse in a former life... or a cheese maker! Grating this over pita breads or in toasted wraps/sandwiches will give you that cheesey flavour without all the SmartPoints... I'm a fan of this one... Anyone else tried it out? x

Dunnes Reduced Fat High Protein Cheese
up to 27g - 1SP
up to 45g - 2SP
up to 64g - 3SP
the full 200g block - 11SP

Oct 14, 2020

Müller Skyr pots!

These are the new Skyr style yoghurt pots from Müller... I'm always a bit dubious when I see 'high protein' on things now because it can often mean high sugar content so studying the label isn't a bad thing to do... 10SP is a lot for a yoghurt but the joy of WW is you can eat what you like as long as you track it, so nothing is off the menu... Anyone tried them out yet? x

Muller Corner Skyr Nuts & Chocolate cover balls
per 180g pot - 10SP 

Muller Corner Skyr Raspberry & Hazelnut Granola
per 180g pot - 10SP  

Muller Corner Skyr Banana & Almond Granola
per 180g pot - 10SP 

Oct 13, 2020

Single serve pasta sauces...

Another individually portioned product that might save you time when the dark nights are drawing in and you're just in the door late, this time from Dolmio... These sachets are all in 150g sachets, bar the Tomato and Basil flavour... I spotted two plant based versions too for vegetarians and vegans. 45seconds in the microwave and chuck it on some pasta... dinner! I spotted these in Supervalu... Anyone tried them out? x


Dolmio Plant Based Bolognese - Fiery Chilli, Pepper & Beans
per 150g sachet - 3SP

Dolmio Plant Based Bolognese - Fragrant Basil & Carrots
per 150g sachet - 3SP

Dolmio Pasta Sauce - Tomato & Basil
per 170g sachet - 4SP

Dolmio Pasta Sauce - Carbonara
per 150g sachet - 6SP

Dolmio Pasta Sauce - Creamy Tomato
per 150g sachet - 4SP

Dolmio Pasta Sauce - Mini Meatballs
per 150g sachet - 3SP