Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hairy Dieters Do It Again!! **Smart Point 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.




****Update****

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.

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 & Brunch
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Poached Egg, Smoked Salmon & Spinach
4
5
3
Fluffy Banana Pancakes: per pancake
2
3
2
Banana and Peacan Porridge
6
9
3
Bircher Muesli: 2 servings
8
9
5
Bircher Muesli: 3 servings
5
6
3
Home-Made Muesli
8
9
4
Porridge with Spice Plums
7
7
1
Scrambled Egg with Bacon & Mushroom
8
9
2
Wakey Wakey Breakfast Salad
2
1
0
Good Morning Smoothie
2
6
3
Light Kedgeree: 4 servings
12
11
0
Light Kedgeree: 6 servings
10
7
0
Banana & Sultana Muffins
3
4
3
Real Food Fast
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Five minute pizza
10
10
3
Creamy Haddock with Broccoli
7
8
4
Baked Fish with Chorizo Crust
7
6
5
Turkey Burgers & Chips
8
10
4
Fast Chicken Fajitas
10
13
2
Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu
7
6
3
Sausages & Rich Onion Gravy
5
7
6
Argentinian-Style Steak with Onion & Radish Salad
7
5
0
Spicy Lamb Steaks with Tabbouleh
12
11
6
Crispy Pork Schnitzel with Potato Salad
12
11
2
Family Favourites
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Home-Made Fishcakes
5
4
1
Fisherman's Pie with Leeky Mash
9
9
3
Pan Haggerty Lite: 4 servings
7
9
2
Pan Haggerty Lite: 5 servings
6
7
1
Pan Haggerty Lite: 6 servings
5
6
1
Veggie Bean Burgers
6
7
2
Speedy Chicken & Vegetable Pot Pies
7
7
5
Easy Chicken Bake
9
7
2
Liver & Bacon with Onion Gravy: Lamb Liver
6
7
3
Liver & Bacon with Onion Gravy: Calves Liver
6
6
3
Mince & Vegetable Pie with Tumbled Spuds: 4 servings
8
10
3
Mince & Vegetable Pie with Tumbled Spuds: 5 servings
7
8
2
One Pan Lamb Roast with Gravy
12
19
13
All-In-One Spicy Pork & Rice
10
9
2
Roast Beef & Gravy
14
12
8
Meals With Mates
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Tuna with Ratatouille
9
6
0
Chicken Provencal
9
10
9
Moroccan-Style Chicken with Vegetable Couscous
8
6
1
Meatloaf wtih Spicy Tomato Sauce
8
6
1
Low Fat Beef Ravioli with Tomato Sauce
8
9
8
Beef Goulash
8
5
0
Rich Beef in Red Wine
11
9
2
Beef Stroganoff: 4 servings
5
5
2
Beef Stroganoff: 3 servings
7
7
2
More Fakeaways
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Creamy Prawn Korma: 4 servings with single cream
5
4
2
Creamy Prawn Korma: 3 servings with single cream
7
5
2
Egg Fried Rice
7
6
0
Piri Piri Chicken: 4 servings
9
6
0
Piri Piri Chicken: 5 servings
7
5
0
Jerk Chicken: 4 servings
9
14
14
Jerk Chicken: 5 servings
7
11
11
Jerk Chicken: 6 servings
6
10
10
Low Cal Chicken Tikka Masala: with single cream
8
5
1
Chicken Bhuna
9
10
8
Chicken Biryani: 6 servings
9
10
6
Chicken Biryani: 5 servings
11
11
5
Chicken Chow Mein
8
6
1
Dieters Donor Kebabs
9
10
6
Fiery Beef Madras
9
7
1
Food From Afar
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Light Chicken Satay: per skewer (12 skewers)
3
2
1
Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons : 4 servings
12
14
9
Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons : 5 servings
9
11
6
Thai Beef Salad: 2 servings
6
6
1
Thai Beef Salad: 3 servings
4
4
1
Shredded Duck Wraps with Hoisin Sauce
4
2
2
Moussaka
8
10
7
Enchiladas
13
15
7
Meals on the Move
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
A Big Soup
3
4
2
Split Pea Soup with Ham: 4 servings
8
5
3
Split Pea Soup with Ham: 5 servings
6
4
2
Split Pea Soup with Ham: 6 servings
5
3
3
Curried Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
1
2
1
Low Fat Cornish Pasty
7
6
4
Sticky Chicken with Coleslaw
8
12
11
Ham Salad Wraps
8
8
1
Tuna & Sweetcorn Wraps
9
6
1
Hot Smoked Salmon Wraps
8
8
3
Snacks and Salads
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Sweet Popcorn - Maple Syrup
3
3
1
Sweet Popcorn - Chocolate
3
3
1
Savoury Popcorn
2
2
0
St Clements Squash
1
2
2
Crunchy Vegetable Sticks
0
0
0
Creamy Pesto Dip
1
2
1
Soured Cream & Chive Dip
2
5
5
Gazpacho
1
1
0
Asparagus Wrapped in Parma Ham: with Basil Dip
3
4
4
Asparagus Wrapped in Parma Ham: Baked with Parmesan
3
4
4
Grapefruit Avocado & Bacon Salad
5
6
2
Chickpea, Hot-Smoked Salmon & Pomegranate Salad
5
5
2
Tuna Salad with Red Onion & Beans
4
4
1
Something Sweet
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Fresh Fruit Trifles
6
9
9
Spiced Apple Cake: 12 servings
5
8
8
Spiced Apple Cake: 14 servings
4
7
7
Very Berry Fool
6
10
10
Warm Nectarine Tart
4
5
5
Low-fat Fruit Tea Loaf
4
7
7
Light Chocolate Mousse With Rasberries
4
7
7
Apple & Blackberry Cornflake Crumble
4
7
7
Chocolate, Orange & Cranberry Biscotti
2
2
2
Along Sides
ProPoints
SmartPoints
No Count
Rocking Rice; Plain Rice: 4 servings
4
4
0
Rocking Rice; Plain Rice: 6 servings
3
3
0
Rocking Rice; Pilau Rice: 4 servings
5
5
0
Rocking Rice; Pilau Rice: 6 servings
3
3
0
Rocking Rice; Mixed Veg Rice: 4 servings
5
5
0
Rocking Rice; Mixed Veg Rice: 6 servings
4
3
0
Rocking Rice; Mushroom Rice: 4 servings
5
5
0
Rocking Rice; Mushroom Rice: 6 servings
3
3
0
Marvelous Mash; Creamy Mash
3
5
1
Marvelous Mash; Champ Mash
4
5
2
Marvelous Mash; Mustard Mash
3
4
1
Marvelous Mash; Lower-Cal Colcannon
4
5
1
Jaunty Jacket Potatoes: Tuna Nicoise
7
9
1
Jaunty Jacket Potatoes: Cheesy Beans
7
10
1
Jaunty Jacket Potatoes: Creamy Coleslaw
6
8
1
Jaunty Jacket Potatoes: Prawn Cocktail
6
7
0
Perfect Pasta: Broccoli Pasta
8
8
5
Perfect Pasta: Prawn Pasta Salad
7
6
2
Perfect Pasta: Tagliatelle Carbonara
7
9
4
Perfect Pasta: Spicy Bacon & Tomato Pasta
8
8
3


12 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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?? Confused.com

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    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?

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  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?? Confused.com

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