New Healthy Extra B Discoveries

Healthy Extras are a fantastic feature of the slimming world plan and in my opinion, are the key to Slimming World’s success. They ensure we have enough fibre and calcium in our diets, and also happen to unlock options that most slimming plans tend to steer clear of - Carbs and Dairy.

It can be easy enough to get into a routine with your healthy extras, with many of us sticking to the usual cereal bars or sandwich. In this post, I list a couple of new discoveries that can be enjoyed for your healthy extra B options, which will hopefully give you some inspiration for shaking things up.

Lizi’s Granola

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but Lizi’s Granolas have a lot of potential for an any-time-of-the-day snack - particularly the Belgian chocolate one! For your healthy B choice, you can have 30g of any of the above flavours - Belgian Chocolate, Macadamia and Mango, or Treacle and Pecan.

Alpen Protein Cereal Bars

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Alpen’s cereal bars have long been a favourite on the slimming world plan. Alpen have recently released the Alpen protein cereal bar in two flavours: Chocolate and Berries & Yoghurt, which have about twice the protein of your average cereal bar, keeping you full all morning. You can have one Alpen Protein bar as your healthy B choice.

Biona Organic - Rye and Rice Breads

The Biona range have a lot of options for your healthy B choice, Many of their offerings are also wheat free, which allows you to get all the soluble fibre you need without the bloating that typical wheat bread can cause for some. Here are three worth a look:

  • Biona Organic Rye Bread - 70g for your healthy B Choice

  • Biona Organic Pumpernickel Bread - 70g for your healthy B Choice

  • Biona Organic Rice Bread - 60g for your healthy B Choice

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Irwin's High Fibre Bread Range

Widely available in supermarkets such as Tesco, Iceland, and Sainsburys is the Irwins range, with a lot of their high fibre offerings counting as healthy extra B choice. The rolls are a nice change from the typical sandwich, and can be used for burgers and such without the need to syn!

  • Irwins 7 seeded bread - 1 slice for your healthy extra b choice

  • Irwins Softee wholemeal brown rolls - 1 roll for your healthy B choice

  • Irwins High fibre brown rolls - 1 roll for your healthy extra b choice

Karg’s Crackerbreads


If it’s a bit of crunch you’re craving, look no further than Dr. Kargs Crispbreads - Tomato Mozzarella or Chia & Oats. These are Organic, and delicious. You can can have one large crispbread for your healthy B. These are delicious topped with Philadelphia Light and fresh basil.

Boka Cereal Bars


Boka Cereal Bars are a delicious snack or breakfast on the move. Choose between Strawberry, Apple and Cinnamon or Caramel (my preference for max indulgence). You can have one Boka cereal bar for your Healthy B choice.

Have you come across any new healthy B choice lately that your fellow slimmers might enjoy? Let us know in the comments below!

Crispy Syn Free Hash Browns


Hash Browns are a classic and you'd be hard pushed to find someone who doesn't love them. They are a great accompaniment to a slimming world fry up. They take a bit of TLC when it comes to the preparation, and it all pays off. So what is the trick to a lovely hash brown? The right type of potato. Waxy potatoes will stick to your hands as you make these, and are quite dry. Starchy potatoes are the key to the perfect hash brown, for that delicious crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside texture.


  • 2 large starchy potatoes (Rooster / Maris Piper / Golden Wonder or any of these varieties)
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1/2 onion, diced very finely
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Frylight
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Use a grater to finely shred the potatoes into a bowl of water.
  • Drain the potatoes and pat dry
  • Add the onion, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper and gently mix ingredients together
  • Spray a frying pan with frylight and put on a medium heat
  • When the pan is hot, spoon a dollop of the mixture onto the pan. 
  • Cook for 3 minutes each side or until golden brown and cooked through.


When frying the hash browns on the pan, allow at least 1 inch of space between each. This ensures that steam can escape, so that they become crisp.
These can also be oven baked. Spray all over with Frylight, and scoop onto parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes on 200 degrees C.