Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hairy Dieters Do It Again!! **Smart Point & Flex Updated**

Everyone knows how big a fan I was of the Hairy Dieters first cook book. It is easily my most used cook book and it has never failed to disappoint, whether I am just cooking for me or entertaining friends. I was so excited when I found out they had a new book coming out and I ordered it as soon as I could. And here it is, Hairy Dieters: Eat For Life. I only got it on Tuesday so am yet to try any of the recipes, but after analysing all the recipes (working out the propoints), I do believe this one is even better than the last. For anyone trying to lose weight, be it on weight watchers or otherwise, I seriously cannot recommend these books enough! This one focuses on the importance of making the life time changes and sticking with them, which is hugely relevant to me and I'm sure many others now!Since my last post on these guys is far and above my most popular post, I have trawled through the new book and calculated the propoints for all the recipes.


With the introduction of SmartPoints accross the board, 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 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. 
  • Where the recipe states 'Oil for Spraying' I have used Low Cal Spray Oil (like Frylite) and not used any points for this.
  • 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
Poached Egg, Smoked Salmon & Spinach3354
Fluffy Banana Pancakes: per pancake3232
Banana and Peacan Porridge9396
Bircher Muesli: 2 servings9598
Bircher Muesli: 3 servings6365
Home-Made Muesli9498
Porridge with Spice Plums7177
Scrambled Egg with Bacon & Mushroom5298
Wakey Wakey Breakfast Salad0012
Good Morning Smoothie6362
Light Kedgeree: 4 servings701112
Light Kedgeree: 6 servings50710
Banana & Sultana Muffins4343
Real Food FastFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Five minute pizza1031010
Creamy Haddock with Broccoli8487
Baked Fish with Chorizo Crust5567
Turkey Burgers & Chips54108
Fast Chicken Fajitas1121310
Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu4367
Sausages & Rich Onion Gravy7675
Argentinian-Style Steak with Onion & Radish Salad5057
Spicy Lamb Steaks with Tabbouleh1161112
Crispy Pork Schnitzel with Potato Salad1121112
Family FavouritesFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Home-Made Fishcakes3145
Fisherman's Pie with Leeky Mash8399
Pan Haggerty Lite: 4 servings9297
Pan Haggerty Lite: 5 servings7176
Pan Haggerty Lite: 6 servings6165
Veggie Bean Burgers4276
Speedy Chicken & Vegetable Pot Pies6577
Easy Chicken Bake6279
Liver & Bacon with Onion Gravy: Lamb Liver7376
Liver & Bacon with Onion Gravy: Calves Liver6366
Mince & Vegetable Pie with Tumbled Spuds: 4 servings103108
Mince & Vegetable Pie with Tumbled Spuds: 5 servings8287
One Pan Lamb Roast with Gravy19131912
All-In-One Spicy Pork & Rice92910
Roast Beef & Gravy1281214
Meals With MatesFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Tuna with Ratatouille3069
Chicken Provencal109109
Moroccan-Style Chicken with Vegetable Couscous4168
Meatloaf wtih Spicy Tomato Sauce6168
Low Fat Beef Ravioli with Tomato Sauce9898
Beef Goulash5058
Rich Beef in Red Wine92911
Beef Stroganoff: 4 servings5255
Beef Stroganoff: 3 servings7277
More FakeawaysFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Creamy Prawn Korma: 4 servings with single cream3245
Creamy Prawn Korma: 3 servings with single cream4257
Egg Fried Rice4067
Piri Piri Chicken: 4 servings4069
Piri Piri Chicken: 5 servings3057
Jerk Chicken: 4 servings1414149
Jerk Chicken: 5 servings1111117
Jerk Chicken: 6 servings1010106
Low Cal Chicken Tikka Masala: with single cream3158
Chicken Bhuna108109
Chicken Biryani: 6 servings106109
Chicken Biryani: 5 servings1151111
Chicken Chow Mein4168
Dieters Donor Kebabs106109
Fiery Beef Madras7179
Food From AfarFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Light Chicken Satay: per skewer (12 skewers)1123
Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons : 4 servings1491412
Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons : 5 servings116119
Thai Beef Salad: 2 servings6166
Thai Beef Salad: 3 servings4144
Shredded Duck Wraps with Hoisin Sauce2224
Meals on the MoveFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
A Big Soup2243
Split Pea Soup with Ham: 4 servings2258
Split Pea Soup with Ham: 5 servings1146
Split Pea Soup with Ham: 6 servings1135
Curried Butternut Squash & Apple Soup2121
Low Fat Cornish Pasty6467
Sticky Chicken with Coleslaw1211128
Ham Salad Wraps8188
Tuna & Sweetcorn Wraps5169
Hot Smoked Salmon Wraps8388
Snacks and SaladsFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Sweet Popcorn - Maple Syrup3133
Sweet Popcorn - Chocolate3133
Savoury Popcorn2022
St Clements Squash2221
Crunchy Vegetable Sticks0000
Creamy Pesto Dip2121
Soured Cream & Chive Dip5552
Asparagus Wrapped in Parma Ham: with Basil Dip4443
Asparagus Wrapped in Parma Ham: Baked with Parmesan4443
Grapefruit Avocado & Bacon Salad6265
Chickpea, Hot-Smoked Salmon & Pomegranate Salad3255
Tuna Salad with Red Onion & Beans2144
Something SweetFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Fresh Fruit Trifles9996
Spiced Apple Cake: 12 servings8885
Spiced Apple Cake: 14 servings7774
Very Berry Fool1010106
Warm Nectarine Tart5554
Low-fat Fruit Tea Loaf7774
Light Chocolate Mousse With Rasberries7774
Apple & Blackberry Cornflake Crumble7774
Chocolate, Orange & Cranberry Biscotti2222
Along SidesFlexNo CountSmartPointsProPoints
Rocking Rice; Plain Rice: 4 servings4044
Rocking Rice; Plain Rice: 6 servings3033
Rocking Rice; Pilau Rice: 4 servings5055
Rocking Rice; Pilau Rice: 6 servings3033
Rocking Rice; Mixed Veg Rice: 4 servings4055
Rocking Rice; Mixed Veg Rice: 6 servings3034
Rocking Rice; Mushroom Rice: 4 servings5055
Rocking Rice; Mushroom Rice: 6 servings3033
Marvelous Mash; Creamy Mash5153
Marvelous Mash; Champ Mash5254
Marvelous Mash; Mustard Mash4143
Marvelous Mash; Lower-Cal Colcannon5154
Jaunty Jacket Potatoes: Tuna Nicoise6197
Jaunty Jacket Potatoes: Cheesy Beans101107
Jaunty Jacket Potatoes: Creamy Coleslaw7186
Jaunty Jacket Potatoes: Prawn Cocktail7076
Perfect Pasta: Broccoli Pasta8588
Perfect Pasta: Prawn Pasta Salad6267
Perfect Pasta: Tagliatelle Carbonara9497
Perfect Pasta: Spicy Bacon & Tomato Pasta8388


  1. Wow, it's good that you have managed to breakdown all the pro points x

  2. There is one missing. Page 113 Fiery Beef Madras. no one seems to have worked that one out.

  3. Amazing. Thank you so much. Must have taken you ages xx

  4. What a brilliant time saver! Thank you so much!

  5. Thank you so much! You are wonderful! This has made my day :) xx

  6. Thank you SO much for spending all that time pointing these recipes. You are fab :) xx

  7. So if it says serves 4 = 8 smart points ...does that mean 8 smart points for the whole thing so 2 points per serving or does it mean 8 points for 1 serving??

    1. Some of the recipes in the book will say 'serves 4-6' so if you get 6 portions out of a recipe it will be less smartpoints per portion than if you get 4 portions for that same recipe. All points listed above are per portion. So if it says 'serves 4, 8 smartpoints' then it's 8 per serving or roughly 32 for the whole recipe. Does that make sense?

  8. So if it says serves 4 = 8 smart points ...does that mean 8 smart points for the whole thing so 2 points per serving or does it mean 8 points for 1 serving??

  9. Wow!! Thank you SO much for sharing these 😊 can I ask though is the flex column for the whole recipe or per seeing? So the Sticky Chicken With Coleslaw is coming in at 12 so I'm guessing that's for the whole lot... not 12 SP per serving. But thought I'd best check 😉 Simmi x

    1. No its per serving. I can't remember off the top of my head but the Sticky Chicken uses the chicken legs & thighs which are not 0 sp and actually quite high which is why the SP are so high. You could probably replace with breast to lower it, but as far as I calculated the points are correct per serving.