Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hairy Dieters Propointed! ***Smart Point & Flex Updated***


As you all know I love the Hairy Dieters cookbooks and when I first got each of the books I sat down and calculated the ProPoints in all the recipes so I didn't have any excuse not to use them. Now that SmartPoints is out I have gone back and calculated the smart points values after numerous requests to do so. I know a lot of people will be sticking with ProPoints for the forseeable future so I have left the ProPoints values in too. I have also added the SmartPoints that need to be taken from weeklies for anyone following the No Count plan.


***Update 2018***
I have gone back and amended the SmartPoint Values for the new Flex update. A lot of the recipes will stay the same, some have minimal change and some more drastic. No Count values have remained the same so are unedited. 

Just a few things to note on this post and the posts of the other books!


  • I am in Ireland and do not have access to the same e-tools those in the UK and else where have, so these values have been calculated using the food guides given in classes and the shopping guide. So cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. 
  • For some of the recipes, when working out ProPoints values I did use the calories given in the book as a guide to estimate but have NOT done this for any of the SmartPoint Values.
  • For the ProPoint values for this first book, I also replaced all oil with low cal Spray oil. I did not do that for Smart Point values or any of the other books unless the recipe specifies 'oil for spraying' . If you wish to use low cal Spray oil instead you will need to adjust the calculations.
  • For the recipes that involve blending fruit and veg, I used the MyFitnessPal recipe builder to get the full nutritional info and then used the calculator to work out the SmartPoints. I did this as the guides tell you that blended fruit needs to be counted but I couldn't find anywhere to show how it should be calculated. 
  • Apart from the note about oil above, all recipes have ProPoints & SmartPoints calculated as they are in the book. No substitutions made, if it says full fat cheese thats what I pointed, semi skimmed was pointed as such etc. 

  • However, when working out values for No Count I made a few substitutions
    • Milk changed to skimmed instead of semi skimmed. 
    • Rice changed to brown rice (with the exception of Aboria and Paella)
    • Pasta/Spaghetti changed to brown pasta
    • Cous Cous changed to wholemeal cous cous
    • Rindless Back Bacon changed with bacon medallions
    • Pitta's & Wraps changed to the WW branded versions which are free.
  • Finally, please let me know if any of these are incorrect and I will check and update them ASAP. 
Breakfast & BrunchFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Crumpets and warm spiced berries with yourt and honey7177
Cranberry & Almond Muesli (Without Milk)7275
Bacon with Poached egg and balsamic tomato3055
Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon77119
Fresh Fruit compote with Home-made Granola8586
Baked haddock, spinach & egg pots (Without Crispbreads)3254
One-Pan DishesFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Prawn & Chive Omelette1088
Minted Pea and Feta Omelette441210
Minestrone Soup2023
Golden Veg Soup1011
Mushroom, Feta & Tomato Baked Peppers16151610
Mussels with Leeks & White Wine: 2 servings8399
Mussels with Leeks & White Wine: 3 servings5266
Roasted Cod with Parma Ham & Peppers2235
Spanish Style Chicken Bake14111411
Whole Baked Fish with Sun-dried tomatoes74119
Grills & RoastsFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Salmon with Chilli Ginger2278
Masala-Marinated Chicken with Minted Yoghurt Sauce: 4 servings4088
Masala-Marinated Chicken with Minted Yoghurt Sauce: 5 servings3066
Mediterranean Beef Burgers1071011
Lemony Lamb Kebabs (per kebab - no pitta)5454
Roast Port with Apple Gravy (no crackling)8187
Peppered Steak with Mushrooms9397
Lemon & Thyme Roasted Chicken: 5 servings5179
Lemon & Thyme Roasted Chicken: 6 servings4168
Easy Crispy Chicken5478
Cajun Spiced Chicken with Potato Wedges & Chive Dip4068
Harissa Chicken with Bulgar Wheat Salad3057
PiesFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Quick Cod & Prawn Gratin54710
Chicken & Ham Tangle Pie1081412
Skinny Beef Lasagne8489
Low-fat minced beef and potato pies7578
Cottage Pie: 6 Servings8287
Cottage Pie: 8 Servings6265
Lean Lamb Hotpot15101511
StewsFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Spicy Bean & Vegetable Stew: 4 servings6276
Spicy Bean & Vegetable Stew: 5 servings5265
Gorgeous Fish Stew with Garlic Croutons7389
Paprika Chicken11101110
Old-fashionedChicken & Vegetable Stew1431411
Our Special Casoulet1291214
Rich Beef & Ale Casserole9399
Lamb Tagine11101211
Vegetables & SaladsFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Posh Prawn Cocktail2123
Chicken Caesar Salad5478
Chilli Salad Bowls1051011
Cumin Crusted Veg: 4 servings4044
Cumin Crusted Veg: 5 servings3033
Vinagrette1011
Zingy Yoghurt Dressing0000
Light Herby Dressing1110
Beetroot Salad with Yoghurt & Cumin Seeds2122
Warm Griddled Vegetables3132
Fruity Rice Salad: 4 servings3033
Fruity Rice Salad: 6 servings2022
Fennel & Orange Salad with Harissa Dressing: 2 servings7574
Fennel & Orange Salad with Harissa Dressing: 4 servings4242
FakeawaysFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Sweet & Sour Chicken6575
Chicken Korma6478
Fragrant Pork & Prawn Noodle Broth4245
Lamb Spinach & Potato Curry9697
Chicken Jalfrezi4166
Coconut Prawn Curry99107
Very Easy Thai Chicken & Coconut Curry7798
Pasta & RiceFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Home-made Butternut Squash Tortellini12111211
Beachside Paella1091110
Chilli Lemon Tuna & Broccoli Spaghetti801112
Chicken & Mushroom Risotto7687
Southern-Style Jambalaya106109
Italian Meathballs with Chunky Tomato Sauce5157
Chilli Con Carne4259
Rich & Meaty Bolognese3235
Puddings & CakesFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Moist Carrot & Sultana Cake8787
Summer Fruit Meringues1111117 (low fat cream)
Skinny Lemon Cupcakes with Drizzly Icing7675
Swiss Roll5566
Sparkling Lemonade & Lime Jelly0000
Chewy Cranberry & Apricot Bites3232
Plum Rice Pudding5354
Lunch Boxes & SnacksFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Tuna Nicoise Wrap72710
Simple Tuna & Sweetcorn Pasta Salad4156
Chicken & Parma Ham Topless Sandwich6676
Mackerel Pate & Watercress Topless Sandwich9899
A Very English Sandwich7598
Cheese & Pickle1211129
Egg, Bacon & Asparagus Flan6485
Cheese, Leek & Onion Pasties7676
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: 8 servings1022

30 comments:

  1. This is great, I love this, would you mind if I mentioned this blog tomorrow on my blog because it's so useful for people Ccseli

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    1. No I don't mind at all!! Thanks :-)

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  2. Thank you so much for spending the time to pp the recipes. Love this cook book and now I can really start trying them out. Got link to this from Niptuck. Have you done any other cook books?
    Good luck with your weightless :-)

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  3. Thank you for all your hard work pro pointing the entire book. Makes life very easy now. Much appreciated.

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  4. hi i just want to check this is perportion?

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    1. It is per portion. Some of the recipes gave options for how many it served and I worked out the points for both. Hope that makes sense.

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  5. The Golden Veg Soup I worked out at 1 pp per portion, as the parsnips aren't zero points. Great list ^_^

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    1. You are absolutely right - I have no idea how I completely missed the parsnip in there!! Will update now - thanks so much!

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  6. Hi! Which hairy dieters book is it? I was going to order from amazon but there seems to be a few different books? Thanks!

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    1. This is their first one. The Hairy Dieters: How to love food and lose weight. Their second one, Eat for Life only came out this month and as soon as I get it I will be doing another post with that one too!

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    2. I have just ordered the new one so should get it this week!

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  7. thank you again have now pro pointed both books,i need all the help I can with my dieting.

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  8. Have you ever decorated a cake stand with party favors before?It’s such a fun way to thank.

    cheese board & salad bowl

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  9. Just ordered two of their books on amazon! Very excited!!!

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  10. Just came across this. Thank you. Xx

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  11. Thank you for sharing the PP for these books. You are wonderful hun. I hope you dont mind but I have saved your blog page on my Weight Watchers group that I am admin on which belongs to my friend Tracy. I am addicted to these books and most days I am doing a HD recipe. xxx

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  12. Thank you so much for your time and effort on posting all these!!

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  13. Just heard about your pp values at my ww meeting. Thanks for the help. I had pp'd a favourite few but not all so this is much appreciated!

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  14. Ive just been passed this link on from a weight watchers group on FB... expect a huge influx in your stats.... these are great and just what I need. Thank you. I am 5 weeks into my journey, (I also blog about my journey) and think this will help my journey even more. :-)

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  15. How do we now turn all these into smart points?! Help!

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    1. I'm in Ireland and the new smart points hasn't been released yet. There are rumours it will be out here in January. As soon as I know and have the info, I'll start recalculating to add smart points!

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  16. We've just started smartpoints now and would love these to be converted too

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  17. This is SO helpful .... Hairy Bikers recipes are Definitely the best ... But is such s pain to convert ... So Thankyou!!! I will use them a LIT more now.

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  18. Brilliant! Saved me a lot of time. Thank you so much.

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  19. Really useful, thanks so much.

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  20. Thank you for this! Have just ordered the book! ��

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  21. Thank you for this, have now ordered the book! 😃

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  22. I'm confused how paprika chicken has 11 smart points - how come so high if it's mainly chicken and veg

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    1. Its because it is made with chicken thighs which are very high in smartpoints (i think 4 each). If you replaced these with chicken breast you would drastically reduce the smartpoints.

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  23. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this, I was struggling a bit for the last two weeks and this will really help especially as we head into Easter Week!! Very best of luck with your journey Jennifer (Dublin) xx

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