Pro points - angel(great) and devil(shocker)foods?! Please share ideas..

(57 Posts)
LeeWT Tue 11-Jan-11 10:02:47

I have just started propoints and thought we could share good ideas but also shockers that we might assume are ok from the old points but are now quite high..

Please add anything good or bad you've discovered I need all the help I can get!!

My few good discoveries are:
Full tray (240g) tesco value chunky tikka chicken - 7 pp (you'd get at least 3 decent sambos out of it)
2 turkey rashers - 1pp
packet of skips 2pp
wotsits 3pp
mini drifter/kitkat 3pp
veg chow mein from Chinese - 6pp
m&s breaded chicken 5pp

My few bad discoveries are:
hula hoops - 5pp
McCoys crisps - 6pp

nameymacnamechanger Tue 11-Jan-11 10:13:25

I have just figured out the points of some wholemeal bread rolls with poppy seeds from asda that I had in the freezer - 8 pp each! shock More food for the bin then. hmm

This is my very first day to pro points and feeling quite lost so I'll be following this thread for tips.

mumto2andnomore Tue 11-Jan-11 11:27:12

Great idea for a thread !

Angel foods
Philadelphia extra light mini tub (the little 1 portion ones you buy in 4s ) 1pp, lovely in jacket potatoes instead of butter
Eggs 2pp but 3 eggs are 5pp
Slim a soup brocolli and cauliflower and chicken and mushroom are 0pp
Chomps and fudge bars 3pp
Sugar free jelly 0pp
meringue nest 1pp

Devil foods
baked beans 5pp for half a can
jacket potato 8pp
realise these are not massively high but they are things I would eat in the past and think I was being really healthy.

Feel free to tell me if any of these are wrong as the WW points calculator is often wrong.

WingsTHEangel Tue 11-Jan-11 11:32:39

Batchelors cup a soup original tomato 0pp
The original chicken is the same.

I have the on line calculator if anyone needs pro point value I will try and help.

LeeWT Tue 11-Jan-11 12:03:09

Angel - mullerlite = 2pp

once we get enough posts I'll consolidate angel
a devil lists for us all! I'm waiting for my shopping and eating out books to arrive..

Does this sound too good to be true - veggie chow mein + 1/2 portion of chips + 1/3 tub curry sauce = 16pp? I get 37 a day!

WingsTHEangel Tue 11-Jan-11 12:33:08

Are these done at home or from a take away Lee

DuplicitousBitch Tue 11-Jan-11 12:35:36

potatoes are a bit of a shocker aren't they.

tbh i think you should jsut forget about all chocolate, biscuit and crisps to make it work

LeeWT Tue 11-Jan-11 13:07:11

wings From a takeaway.. Eating out section says mushroom chow mein 6pp - mine has other veg but they're all free. A prtion of chips from chippy is pointed as 14 for 210g, I weighed my portion from the Chinese and it was 200g, I eat half so that's 7? And a full veg curry from the Chinese is 8pp an I just have a few tbsps of sauce so I figure 3?

What does everyone else get from Chinese/Indian/chipper?

duplicitous I can't live without the treats .. Not with my lack of sleep or social life so I have to make the best of it by choosing low pp treats like wotsits or mini crunchie!

WynkenBlynkenandNod Tue 11-Jan-11 13:17:00

Alpen light -2pp
Ryvita crackerbread , 2 for 1pp
Laughing cow extra light , 2 for 1pp but not 100% sure on that
Options hot choc -1pp
30g smoked salmon - 1pp
Total 0% Greek yoghurt - 2pp for the small pot
Pack of skips -2pp
Crumpet -2pp

Jacket potatoes are only 8pp if they are 400g raw weight which is pretty big. A 250g raw weight potato as a jacket is 5pp.

WingsTHEangel Tue 11-Jan-11 13:31:24

That sounds about right then LeeWT, sounds yummy too.

LeeWT Tue 11-Jan-11 17:01:30

Dinner ideas-

Half bag tesco fresh egg noodles (7pp) as much free veg as you want and half jar of sharwoods stir fry black been sauce (2pp) = 9 or add some chicken for some more points!

WW tikka massala (10pp), teasp mango chutney (1pp), 2 pappadums (2pp if made in microwave) and roast veg (0pp) on the side = 13pp

Lunch idea-
tesco tortilla wrap (5pp though healthy living ones should be less), loads tesco chunky tikka chicken (3pp), lettuce and roast peppers (0pp) and dollop extra light mayo (1pp) = 9pp and absolutely gorgeous I had it today!

No points soup with lite toasty, 2 slices bread (4pp), ham (1pp) and cheese (2pp - I only like a tiny bit) and a packet of skips or wotsits (2pp) = 9pp

I realise these might be too high in points for some people but I have 37 a day and I'm on the go all day so I like to use at least 10 on lunch and dinner..

MardyBra Tue 11-Jan-11 18:38:07

Marking my place as just started WW PPs.

I noticed earlier today that some of the Simply Fuller range from M&S were really low. Can't remember exactly, but the Chili Con Carne ready meal was 5 points (I think).

DuplicitousBitch Tue 11-Jan-11 19:43:44

you could make your own chilli and give yourself a 5 point portion.

mumto2andnomore Wed 12-Jan-11 10:16:56

I had a thai chicken snack pot from M and S for tea last night,think it was the count on us range. It was only 7 points so would be good for lunch. I also had one of their desserts-amaretto and chocolate but it was tiny (3 in a pack ) and wasnt worth the 3 points !

Had a pub lunch yesterday and when I got home worked out the points for mayo-3 for 1 tablespoon OMG !

muslimah28 Wed 12-Jan-11 15:48:23

ive just discovered home made soups, very low or zero points as most veggies are zero points.

my devil food is an avocado. ok. i know now that most people know its high in (good) saturated fats. but i didn't. and i was mugged of 9 pp from that tiny little green innocent looking thing, thinking i was being all healthy munching away on it only to add it to my tracker and discover its inner evil. angry

nameymacnamechanger Wed 12-Jan-11 21:35:19

WW tikka masala cooking sauce - half a jar 2 pp, (I had this today veggie curry it was really nice)

WW sweet and sour sauce - half a jar 2pp (yet to try)

My devil foods are standard (and large) blush sized chocolate bars, I knew they were bad for me but I was kidding myself that they weren't that bad. I could never give up chocolate completely so....
my angel chocolate treats (all 2pp each)
cadbury magical elves bar
freddo frog bar
mini bag choc buttons.

nameymacnamechanger Wed 12-Jan-11 21:36:50

I agree with mayo being a devil food, I used to have it with prawns. have now replaced with colman's seafood sauce (1pp for 1 tbsp).

mumto2andnomore Sat 15-Jan-11 13:21:22

Just tried WW cheese tortillas which are nice and only 2pp a pack, checked salsa which is 0pp as long as you dont have loads and thought that would make a good snack

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 15-Jan-11 16:42:52

M&S count on us range is fab - already marked with ww pp

M&S have made some meals 5.5 so have rounded up - always better up then down

have tried several and so far yummy ones are

chicken and mash 6

braised steak and carrots 5 for whole pack,but can easily share with oh and have 2.5 with some rice/mash etc

meatballs 6

chicken,veg and pasta 6

prawn masala 9

sausage and mash 6

blondes is a crisp fiend

skips/wosits/french fries/quavers 3pp

monster munch 3pp

4 mint/coffee/orange etc match makers 2pp -so 1/2pp for 1

Angel Foods

Eggs - 2PPs for a medium
Butterkist popcorn snack bag - 3PPs , perfect for a sweet treat!
Dutch crispbakes (bit like melba toast) - 1PPs each and filling
Philadelphia light - 1PP per 30g
WW Double Chocolate Brownie dessert - 4PPs and absolutely delicious!
Bacon medallions - 1PP for 2 slices
Weetabix - 3 PPs for 2
Morrisons Eat Smart sausages - 4PPs for two
Morrions Eat Smart tomato & basil chicken with potatos - 7 PPs and all the veg I add to it is 0!
Chorizo - 1 PP per 15g
Chorzio lasagne - 7 PPs per serving and it's huge and filling!
Soup - 0!
WW Roast Chicken crinkle crisps - 2PPs
Kit Kat, 2 fingers - 3PPs, nice as a snack.
Chocolate orange - 1PP per segment, yum!
WW tomato soup - 2PPs
Extra lean beef mince - 4PPs per 125g


Jacket potato - points vary but they're high, I don't have them anymore!
Choc Dips - 5PPs, so not worth it
Chips - far too many for my liking!
Creme Egg - 6 PPs shock
Bread - I've had to limit the amount I eat now but actually it's not been all that bad.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 16-Jan-11 09:17:44

Blondes, I aplogise in advance as am probably wrong but have a feeling that the M&S count on us range might well be the old points and not propoints as there aren't half points on pp but were on the old points. Had a look on the tracker and most of their meals are around the 10/11 pp mark.

As far as I know M&S is still in old points as are Tesco & Morrisons as they haven't switched over yet so you'd be right Wynken. Blondes you'll probaby find those meals were about 10 PPs

mrsmeadweed Sun 16-Jan-11 09:46:17

I've found that some of the M&S 'Fuller for Longer' range are ok. They're not as low as the Count on Us range, but if you're having them as a complete, main meal, they're pretty satisfying.
I haven't had any for a while, so I can't remember any details, I'll see if I can find some info in some old trackers.

dyzzidi Sun 16-Jan-11 11:39:43

Hello just marking my place! I did a beef casserole in my slow cooker

2 packets lean stewing steak
1 bott1e red wine
2 onions
4 carrots
1 swede
1 packet mushrooms
1 packet beef cssserole mix colemans.

I added everything by weight on the online tracker and divided into portions and its only 6 pp each serving. i freeze it into individual portions and defrost it one at a time so the measurements are correct. I have been having it with 2 sliced of ww bread or extra veggies and its a whole meal,very tasty too.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 16-Jan-11 12:50:14


you are both right

the reason i didnt double check, was the first meal i picked up was the prawn curry and that is pp so thought they all were


did a quick calculate

have tried several and so far yummy ones are

chicken and mash 8 not 6

braised steak and carrots 10 or 5 for 1/2 5 for whole pack,but can easily share with oh and have 2.5 with some rice/mash etc

meatballs 9 not 6

chicken,veg and pasta 10 not 6

prawn masala 9 the only pp one so is still right

sausage and mash 9 not 6

i feel like a typical blonde blush why didnt i check but saying that, i have been eating them and still lost 3 lbs, guess they extra pp must have come out of my 49

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 16-Jan-11 12:51:58

dyzzidi - how many servings is that if each one is 6pp

was trying to work out what the wine and beef and colemans were iyswim

froot Sun 16-Jan-11 19:19:41

I use courgette instead of rice : put in food processor and whizz it until rice sized bits . Blast in microwave to heat but NOT cook - so just 20-30 seconds. Zero Pp . Would prob work with cauliflower too . Sometimes I mix with tablespoon of rice buts it's quite rice- like anyway .

Turkey bacon only 1 Pp for 2 rashers and it's lovely .

Also I love raspberry sugar free jelly mashed and mixed with a ww chocolate dessert - MASSIVE choclatey bowlful for minimum points ( I think choc pud is 2 or 3 Pp )

dyzzidi Sun 16-Jan-11 23:18:20

I put each serving into a silver foil tray with a paper lid if you kow which ones I mean and i got 7/8 servings. I just brown the beef then throw the lot into the slow cooker for the day.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 17-Jan-11 14:33:03

so 48pp a recipe


Secretwishescometrue Thu 20-Jan-11 16:15:13

This is a great idea for a thread! Iv been jotting things down for when I go shopping! Does anyone else think it can be a bit expensive to get lots of the free or low points foods/ingredients? We always buy plenty of fresh veg but iv really stocked up with lots of variety and its costly... <poor person emoticon> I'm still gettin my head round the points books but was shocked earlier to see parsnip have points! I knew bout peas and sweetcorn but parsnip? Anyways looking forward to hearing more angel foods to add to my shopping list! Oh and any good recipes would be fab

Secretwishescometrue Thu 20-Jan-11 16:16:17

This is a great idea for a thread! Iv been jotting things down for when I go shopping! Does anyone else think it can be a bit expensive to get lots of the free or low points foods/ingredients? We always buy plenty of fresh veg but iv really stocked up with lots of variety and its costly... <poor person emoticon> I'm still gettin my head round the points books but was shocked earlier to see parsnip have points! I knew bout peas and sweetcorn but parsnip? Anyways looking forward to hearing more angel foods to add to my shopping list! Oh and any good recipes would be fab

LeeWT Fri 21-Jan-11 17:45:28

Just discovered that crunchie bars (full size) are 5pp (not 3 as mistakenly printed in shopping guide) which I think for a 'big' bar is great! I would spend three on a funsize drifter..

On the devil side-- a tesco bake in the oven baguette is 10pp!!!!! Nooooooo!!!

McDreamy Wed 26-Jan-11 18:40:09

Brilliant thread, I have just started so I am looking for some tips and this is great!

GeorgeEliot Wed 26-Jan-11 19:23:38

surely you can't expect to lose weight and stay healthy eating all those processed foods?

LeeWT Sun 30-Jan-11 08:26:08

Just to echo what someone else said - the m&s fuller for longer range are fab. They seem to range from 8-12pp which for me is fine for dinner tbh.

I had thE ham, potatos, veg and mustard sauce and it was gorgeous for only 8pp! Also I think it's good that a lot of thir meals come with veg which the ww, tesco etc ones don't.

Yes it's definitely more expensive buying low fat, fresh veg, ready meals etc but I have a lot of weightti lose so for me it's worth it as I'm very determind this time!

sparkle101 Mon 07-Feb-11 11:16:31

dyzzidi have a question about the recipe you have posted, it looks great and I fully intend to do it but I haven't got access to the online tracker so what size packs of steak did you use? Did you brown the meat before you put it in or just chuck it in? With the colemans mix did you mix with any water or just the wine?

So many questions but it sounds lovely and I need to get new meal ideas!


LeeWT Wed 09-Feb-11 23:21:25

Couple good finds:

half a twirl 3pp
5 bacon medallions low fat sainsburys 3pp

and did I mention thus before? Tesco microwave egg fried ricE is 8pp per bag and my husband and I find one is plenty between us.. Handy for portion control!

vicbar Wed 09-Feb-11 23:28:51

Marking my place.

Malteasers are 5 pp - for a standard bag. sooo worth it.

JoJoBaldwin Tue 15-Feb-11 17:21:56

My angel foods:

curly wurly - 3pp (and soooo satisfying)

butternut squash chips - 0pp (made with frylight and a sprinkling of schwartz cajun crunchy spice mix for wedges)

options hot chocolate sachets - 0pp

mushrooms! Suddenly loving these now they are 0pp! Saute in frylight, reserve, then use pan to make a 2 egg omelette. When omelette is almost done put loads of the cooked mushrooms on one side and fold the other side over. Serve with bns chips for 4pp for a very satisfying lunch, or add peas and salad with dressing for an extra healthy pp.

Devil foods:

Bread - always infuriates me how many pps have gone once I add a tiny bit of marg and filling. I'd get the smaller slice variety but hubby doesn't like it, so am doing my best to avoid it altogether.

Baked potatoes - aaargh! Had to have lunch in a cafe and chose this instead of a fried breakfast or panini, thinking it was less pp - but it about the same. So annoyed I turned down the opportunity of a tuna melt now!

Alcohol - not only is it extra pps in itself but it mucks up my willpower when I have had a drink, and I eat rubbish when I am hingover too - so I sabotage myself 3 times over

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Feb-11 18:31:06

lee can you really only eat 1 blush friad i scoff 2 for 5pp

JoJoBaldwin Tue 15-Feb-11 19:39:06

My options hot choc should read 2pp not 0!

WynkenBlynkenandNod Wed 16-Feb-11 07:12:54

The small tubes of mini eggs are 6ppwhich I know is a lot but it makes you feel like you aren't on a diet and they last for a long time. If you aren't me you could split them over a couple of days.

bamboobutton Wed 16-Feb-11 07:51:48

a tube of refreshers is 3pp and can be spread throughout the day.

was horrified to find out that my favourite baked potato with cheese and beans is 14pp and my favourite pret sandwich is 15pp!! what am i going to eat now when i pop into the city shopping??

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 16-Feb-11 11:37:32

subway do some fab sandwichs for 7/10pp or add more for cheese

i normally have the sweet onion chicken teriyaki for 10p or turkey breast/ham for 7 or beef for 7 and veggie 5

emeraldbugle Fri 18-Feb-11 13:20:25

I had a Tesco Chocolate Eclair (one from a pack of four), only 4pp, yummy.

TheMrsAddison Tue 01-Mar-11 17:27:23

Hey everyone,

Just marking my place - I'm a wwpp newbie too. Have about 4.5 - 5 stone to lose

My angel food (at the moment...)is Belvita breakfast biscuits. Four flavours, high-fibre, slow-release, great for brekkie or with a brew.

They're not cheap - I paid £2.29 for a box, but for me they're deffo worth it as I am a biscuit-a-holic.

A box contains six packs of four biscuits and one pack, with fruit for breakfast is only 4 ppts and fills you up till lunch.

Great if you're busy like me!

TheMrsAddison Wed 02-Mar-11 10:47:16

Sorry everyone... Seems I gave you duff info yesterday.

The Belvita biscuits are not four points a pack, they are eight. Poo.

You can tell I'm new to this... Have still scoffed a pack this morning though!

SETTERS Tue 14-Jun-11 22:26:52

Hello Ladies....

Just joined program again after many years off & many pounds on so need lots of help & this is fantastic.....

Paid a visit to my local poundland and found all of these WW products with pp on them-
Bagels pack 4 @ 4pp each
Strawberry/ Blackcurrant jam
Lentil & carrot soup @2pp a tin ( 2 tins £1)
Baked beans 4pp a tin (2 tins £1)
wraps @ 4pp each
2 chocolate mousses @ 3pp each
sweet and sour / tikka jar sauce @4pp a jar
mini cheese biscuits (like mini cheddars) 2pp a bag = 6 in pack
Cheese / Chilli nachos 6 pack @ 2pp a pack
cheese / tomato & basil puffs @2pp a pack
various cheese crackers @2pp an ind pack
stem ginger cookies / choc chip cookies 6 in a box 2pp pack 2
6 hot choc sachetts @ 1pp each

Hope this helps save the pennies ??

Vajazzler Wed 15-Jun-11 12:32:14

My angel foods are:
Meringue nests 1pp each
WW bars that you get in class- the rich toffee one tastes just like a drifter and the chocolate caramel one tastes like a marsbar. 2pp each
Wafer thin ham 3 slices for 1pp
'Light' mayo 1tablespoon 1pp. I use it instead of spread and have been so anal about it that i put the slice of bread on my scales and weight 7g onto the first slice and then 8g onto the second slice blush
King prawns- the 180g pack they sell in tesco is 4pp i put half a pack in a salad for lunch and the other half gets added to stirfry.

Devil foods!:
Pasta! Slimming world convinced me this was a healthy option but the pp value and calorie content is sky high!
Beans! Again, slimming world told me i could eat loads of these for free but one tin for 8pp is not worth it!

dvjj Thu 11-Apr-13 18:48:55

What a great thread and no where near enough comments on it!! I would like to share my favourite low point foods if people are still interested...

DreamingofFour Wed 08-May-13 20:48:29

I love a bowl of cereal in the evening -- half a weetabix plus small volume of skim milk from your daily allowance (I dilute it with water to go further, works for me) = 1 pp only.

CourgetteSmuggler Fri 10-May-13 06:59:43


Pink n' Whites: Marshmallow wafer things (1pp)
Onken fat free yogurt: (1pp per 100g)
Curly Wurly: (3pp)
Yoo Moo frozen yogurt (4pp per mini tub)

Red meat! It's always so high.
Most breads..cereals..

Fedupofdiets Mon 13-May-13 21:20:11

Fantastic thread!

intangible Sun 22-Sep-13 18:20:16

ohhh great thread for a newb :-D

Suebliss22 Mon 30-Sep-13 12:36:24

Hi anyone know how many pro points in asda reduced fat chicken tomato pasta meal thanks

IDugUpADiamond Mon 30-Sep-13 15:45:30

Nothing to add yet as I've only just started WW, but thank you all for all this useful info!

LayMizzRarb Wed 02-Oct-13 14:08:16

Walkers French Fries crisps can satisfy a crisp craving and are an economic 2pp !

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