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CONTENTS January 2014 Thrifty cooking, afordable fashion, at-home beauty treatments, fabulous prizes and ways to feel ﬁt, healthy and happy
20 PROMISES To provide family friendly meals that Save you time and money ……………… Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll ﬁnd in store ……………… Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.
We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you ﬁrst time and every time. All products are subject to availability and are available in the majority of stores unless otherwise stated. Online delivery charges may apply.
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Retro ﬂask To give you a warm glow on a cold day 11 Top picks Our favourite products this month
FOOD AND DRINK 16 Flavour burst Refreshing herbal and fruit teas 20 Eating the rainbow Get more from your 5-a-day 24 Cooks’ tips Helpful hints from our food team 27 Citrus fruits Seasonal recipes to inspire you 33 Budget meals Filling, affordable family food 38 Make, cheat or buy Fishcakes for supper 41 Masterclass Delicious home-made doughnuts 44 Love your leftovers Easy ideas for lunch boxes 46 7 ways with porridge Sweet and savoury ideas 48 Kids’ cooking Let’s make sticky hedgehog buns! 53 Take it away... Fresh takes on takeaway food JANUARY 2014 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 3
63 Live well, feel ﬁtter Advice and tips for a healthier 2014 75 10 steps to a more conﬁdent you Boost your feelgood factor
HOMES 70 Simple ways to update your home DIY ideas
FASHION 79 George style Win our monochrome dress 81 Style note book This month’s trend update 82 Workwear Statement wear to mix and match 86 Active wear The best kit to get you ﬁt 88 Back to school Great-value schoolwear
BEAUTY 90 Home vs salon Affordable, at-home beauty treatments
Asda editor Hannah McDermott Acting editorial editor Debbie Codd Deputy editor Sally Shore Food editor Glynis McGuinness Deputy food editor Gregor McMaster Food and editorial assistant Linzi Brechin Art editor Matthew Ford Projects art editor Natalie Williams Senior designer Jack Cunningham Account director Jo Brooks Senior account manager Becky Turnbull Senior account manager Nicola Davey Account manager Amy Atkin Senior account executive Lizzie Gull George account director Kirsty Ware Production director Melanie Clarke Sales director Simon Cockburn Editorial & creative director Carol Bronze
THIS MONTH 13 Asda news Health checks, food swaps, bargains and more 73 Shop your way Easy ways to shop online 93 Up for grabs Fabulous prizes to be won 97 Time out Fun things to do for free
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Welcome to January
I WANT This gorgeous bike – it’s what I’ll be putting my Christmas money towards. A basket makes it perfect for running errands, and it’ll help keep me ﬁt! Elswick Canterbury Ladies Bike, £250
I LOVE Reduced alcohol wines because they let you indulge without overdoing it. Try Black Tower Alcohol Reduced Rosé and White, 5.5% abv, £3 (75cl) each
I’m heading into the New Year feeling both optimistic and realistic. I know I’ve spent and eaten too much over the festive season. But it’s still freezing outside – and my appetite hasn’t miraculously disappeared – so I won’t be paying for gym membership or crunching on celery sticks any time soon. Food is important to the way I feel, so I’ll still be eating comforting foods but lightening my options and keeping my purse fuller too. Our tasty (and ﬁlling) budget meal recipes on page 33 start from as little as £1.15 per serving, so your money is bound to go further. And our healthier, takeaway-style suppers (page 53) mean you can still enjoy a curry, burger, pizza or kebab, but without feeling guilty about your waistline.
I’VE GOT TO HAVE This ultra non-stick pan, which is great for cooking healthier meals because you don’t need to use oil. Ceracraft Saucepan (20cm), £29.97
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Find out how to be a whole new you (and stick to those resolutions!) with health advice from Asda Pharmacy. We can give you advice on how to stop smoking, and for £5 we offer a range of health checks, from blood pressure to blood sugar levels. So book yourself in and get checked out. Speak to your Asda Pharmacist for details.
If you’ve promised yourself that you’ll eat healthier in 2014, you’ll love our New Year meal deal. The deal includes healthy options to give you a balanced diet – at great prices. Choose from a range of Weight Watchers wraps, pasta salads and more, plus a 375ml bottle of Coke or Oasis for just £2.50! You’ll ﬁnd them at the front of the store; offer starts 2 January.
+ NEW LOOK, SAME MESSAGE You’ll start to notice a change to trafﬁc light labels when you shop at Asda. The government’s new scheme means some trafﬁc light colours may change – our recipes stay the same, though. For details, go to your.ASDA.com/health-matters.
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THE BEST OF HEALTH
Small changes could make a big difference to your family’s health, which is why we love Change4Life Smart Swaps. From January, this scheme will help you make Smart Swaps, like swapping sugary drinks for sugar-free versions. It’s free to join up and couldn’t be Join Change4Life Smart easier – just Swaps and you’ll get a free search for Smart Swapper full of meal Change4Life ideas, fun fridge magnets and money-off vouchers. Plus online.
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GRAB A BARGAIN The kids have invited their friends back for tea at the last minute, but what what are you going to feed them? Luckily, help is at hand. At your local Asda store you’ll ﬁnd a wide selection of foods – from tinned soups and veg, to pasta and sweet treats – for just 50p*. So stock up now and you’ll always have something in the cupboard to rustle up for family, or unexpected guests. 14 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | JANUARY 2014
Make a clean sweep If you’re in the mood for a pre-spring clean, you can pick up all your cleaning essentials for less, in store and online, as part of our special Cleaning Event. From 28 December to 21 January, you’ll ﬁnd big brands at low prices, wherever you’re cleaning.
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Wake up mornings with Alpro Almond Original. Smooth, creamy and full of plant goodness, itÕs delicious on its own or in these fruity pancakes
Wholemeal pancakes with berry coulis ♦ Sift ♦ Alpro: Almond Original; Almond Unsweetened; £1.58 each (1L; 15.8p/100ml); Hazelnut Original, £1.68 (1L; 16.8p/100ml); or 2 for £2.50
135g wholemeal ﬂour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add 3 eggs. ♦ Whisk together, gradually adding 230ml Alpro Almond Original to form a batter. Whisk in a pinch of ground cinnamon. ♦ To make the berry coulis, put 200g raspberries, 100g blueberries, 2tbsp clear
honey and 2tbsp water into a pan and cook until the berries are soft. Remove half the berries and purée the rest with a hand-held blender. Mix the two sets of berries together again. ♦ Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan and pour in some batter to coat the pan. Cook until the underside of the
pancake is golden. Flip over to cook the other side. ♦ Carry on making pancakes until all the batter is used. Serve the pancakes drizzled with the berry coulis. Serves 4. For more recipe inspiration, visit alpro.com/cooking MED CALORIES
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From zingy to refreshing, our range of herbal and fruit teas ofer a real alternative to tea and cofee, says Asda’s Daniela Hardy If you want to cut back on tea and coffee and drink more water as part of a New Year resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle, then herbal and fruit teas are just what you need. Most are naturally caffeine free too, so you
don’t have to worry about them keeping you awake at night. The Asda Chosen by you range features a great variety of blends and sales have never been stronger, explains Daniela Hardy, Asda Customer Planner for Hot Beverages. ‘Green tea is Asda’s top seller, but more and more customers are now
trying new ﬂavours. Some people are even using the range to make ice teas and cocktails! My favourite, though, is a nice cup of camomile as it helps me to unwind after a busy day in the ofﬁce.’ Other popular tea ﬂavours include peppermint, lemon, raspberry, liquorice, and warming ginger.
♦ Asda Chosen by you: Peppermint Tea 40 bags, 98p (80g; £1.23/100g); Strawberry & Forest Fruits Tea 20 bags, 74p (40g; £1.85/100g); Green Tea 50 bags, £1 (125g; 80p/100g)
PEPPERMINT Has a cool, crisp and soothing taste. Best enjoyed: after a meal.
STRAWBERRY & FOREST FRUITS Fruity and tangy thirst quencher. Best enjoyed: as an afternoon pick-me-up.
GREEN TEA A delicate and refreshing blend of green tea leaves Best enjoyed: any time.
CAMOMILE A mellow infusion made with camomile ﬂowers. Best enjoyed: as an evening or bedtime drink.
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HERBAL & FRUIT TEAS
FACT FILE FRUIT AND HERBAL TEAS are an infusion of dried leaves, ﬂowers, fruit, bark, roots, berries or seeds from one or more plants. TO BE CLASSED as a fruit or herbal tea, over 50 per cent of the content has to be made up of fruit or herbs.
FLOWERS AND PETALS give aromatic qualities to teas such as camomile and jasmine. SPICY FLAVOURS tend to come from the roots of plants, such as ginger and liquorice, or seeds such as fennel and cardamom.
Asda Chosen by you: Pomegranate Tea 20 bags, 74p (40g; £1.85/100g); Lemongrass & Citrus Fruit Tea 20 bags, 74p (40g; £1.85/ 100g); Orange, Lemon & Lime Tea 20 bags, 74p (60g; £1.23/100g);
ORANGE, LEMON & LIME
A fruity, tangy and exotic blend. Best enjoyed: on a cold day.
Vibrant with zesty sunshine ﬂavours. Best enjoyed: as a wake-up drink.
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LEMONGRASS & CITRUS Zingy and exhilarating. Best enjoyed: as a refreshing cuppa in the morning.
LEMON, GINGER & MANGO A fruity burst with a warming hint of spice. Best enjoyed: when it’s cold outside.
‘Green tea is our top seller, but more and more customers are now trying new ﬂavours’
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the rainbow Take your pick from this beautiful array of fruit and vegetables to get a wide range of minerals and vitamins
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REDS & PINKS
BLUES & PURPLES
RED Tomatoes and red peppers
BLUE Blueberries are often called
are a source of lycopene. This antioxidant helps ‘mop up’ free radicals, which cause cell damage, and lowers the risk of certain diseases.
‘superfoods’ as they’re one of the most antioxidant-rich foods. They provide vitamins C and K, and magnesium, which destroys damaging free radicals.
PINK Wonderful in desserts,
PURPLE Sweet and earthy beetroot
including crumbles and mufﬁns, rhubarb is bursting with vitamin K. Many people think rhubarb is a fruit but it’s a vegetable.
is one of the best sources of antioxidants betaine and anthocyanins, which destroy damaging free radicals.
Cherry tomato & roasted red pepper salad
Granola & blueberry pot
Halve some cherry tomatoes and put in a large bowl with sliced roasted red pepper and lettuce leaves. ◆ Make a dressing with three parts olive oil and one part white wine vinegar. Season with salt, pepper and mustard. ◆ Toss with the salad and garnish with chopped fresh parsley to serve.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350 Fan/Gas 6. Place some mixed nuts and seeds in a freezer bag, then bash with a rolling pin to crush ◆ Place in a bowl and add some jumbo oats, raisins and runny honey. ◆ Stir to mix together, then spread on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutues. Leave to cool and serve with blueberries and natural yogurt.
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ORANGES & YELLOWS
Dark leafy greens, such as kale, spinach and broccoli provide you with vitamins C and K. Adding them to soups and stews is an easy way to enjoy their beneﬁts.
Orange juice is a classic wake-up drink but why not try them in a smoothie? Or use mangoes and peaches, they’re all a good source of vitamin C, which helps to maintain healthy skin and vision.
Thiamine, which helps to maintain a healthy heart, is found in kiwis, asparagus, and pistachio nuts. Peas are a good source, too, so keep some in your freezer. They’re handy when you’re making a quick supper.
YELLOW If you’re feeling tired, eat some bananas. They’re are a source of potassium, which is good for maintaining the balance of ﬂuid in your body. A lack of potassium can lead to tiredness.
Leek & pea soup
Cook some peeled, sliced potatoes with washed and trimmed sliced leeks in a little butter for 10 minutes. ◆ Pour in hot vegetable stock to come 2cm above them, add a handful of frozen peas and simmer for 15 minutes. ◆ Remove from heat and add a handful of chopped mint. Liquidise until smooth. Serve with crème fraîche and chives.
Mash up a couple of bananas with the back of a fork in a bowl. Add a good splash of orange juice and blitz with a handheld blender until smooth. ◆ Add a few tablespoons of fat-free natural yogurt and a tablespoon of honey. ◆ Stir to combine, adding more orange juice if you like it thinner. Serve in a tall glass with a straw.
Fruit and vegetables are often a good souce of ﬁbre Most of this is found in the skin – so try to leave the skin on, making sure that you wash the fruit and vegetables thoroughly ﬁrst.
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The big cheese
Matured for 24 months in northern Italy, award-winning Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano has a full, sharp, fruity ﬂavour – perfect for risottos
Vegetable risotto with roast butternut squash *UNTIL 4 JANUARY, THEN £3.74. WORDS: ABIGAIL SMITH. PHOTOGRAPH: STUART OVENDEN. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: VICKI SMALLWOOD
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/ Gas 6. Cut 250g butternut squash into 1cm pieces, put on a baking tray and toss in 1tsp oil. Roast for 30 minutes until tender, turning halfway through. ♦ Heat 1.3 litres vegetable stock to just below boiling point. Keep hot. ♦ Fry 1 ﬁnely sliced leek in 1tbsp oil until soft. Add 1 chopped red pepper
and 1 chopped clove garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add 350g Arborio or Carnaroli risotto rice and stir over a low heat for 1 minute. ♦ Add a ladleful of stock and simmer until almost evaporated, stiring gently. Continue adding stock in this way until the rice is almost tender. ♦ Stir in 200g frozen peas, 2tbsp
chopped ﬂat-leaf parsley and the squash. Simmer for 5 minutes, adding stock as before. ♦ Grate 100g Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano. Stir half into the risotto and sprinkle the rest on top. Serves 4 LOW CALORIES
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♦ Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano, £3* (180g; £1.67/100g)
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Cooks’ tips Sharpen your cookery skills and food know-how with our top hints
KNOW YOUR... GRAINS You already know rice and pasta, but why not try these tasty, low-cost grains for a change? ♦ Bulgar wheat This has a nutty taste. Add tomatoes, cucumber, onion and lemon juice for a Mediterranean salad. ♦ Quinoa A good source of protein, this gluten-free seed has a delicate ﬂavour. Use instead of rice. ♦ Pearl barley Use this to thicken soups and stews. It’s also great in risottos. ♦ Cous cous Ready-ﬂavoured or plain, this wheat-based staple is so versatile. Add herbs or spices, veg and dried fruit yourself.
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How do I cook the perfect rice? Mike Carolan
Put the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear. This stops the grains sticking together when they’re cooked. Transfer to a large saucepan and pour in 300ml cold water per 70g rice. Season and stir once – you don’t want to break the grains as this releases the starch and makes the rice sticky. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Drain the rice in a sieve and rinse with boiling water. Fluff with a fork to serve.
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DID YOU KNOW? A lot of the ﬂavour in citrus fruits actually comes from the oils in the zest, rather than the juice. We added grated zest to our Lemon & Ginger Cheesecake recipe on page 27 to give it a real zip!
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KITCHEN MUST-HAVE If you’re always running out of rings on your hob, you need a steamer! This 3-tier one is great for saving space and energy – you can cook three things at once, all on the same ring. And steaming vegetables is healthier than boiling, as it preserves certain nutrients and you’re less likely to end up with overcooked veg.
Segment a grapefruit 1 Hold the fruit ﬁrmly with one hand and, using a small, sharp knife, cut off the peel and white pith. 2 Make sure the small knife follows the curve of the grapefruit. 3 Slide the knife between the membranes and ease out the segments. Now you’re all ready to make our Pink Grapefruit Salsa on page 31
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FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Brighten up January with our zingy sweet and savoury recipes – they’re sure to perk up the family’s appetite!
Lemon & ginger cheesecake We used candied lemon slices to give this recipe a special touch – they’re easy to make and have a deliciously sweet and tart ﬂavour SERVES 16 READY IN 2 HOURS PRICE PER SERVING 40p 125g granulated sugar 2 whole lemons, ﬁnely sliced, plus the ﬁnely grated zest of 1 lemon and 3tbsp juice 200g digestive biscuits 3 balls stem ginger in syrup, drained 75g butter, melted 600g Asda Plain Soft Cheese (full fat) ¼tsp Extra Special Vanilla Extract
2 level tbsp cornﬂour 175g caster sugar 200g crème fraîche 3 large eggs 1 Dissolve the sugar in 200ml water in a small pan. Add the lemon slices and simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes until translucent and tender, checking occasionally to make sure the pan doesn’t boil
dry. Lift out and leave to cool. 2 Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Grease a 22cm deep cake tin. Put the biscuits and stem ginger in a food processor and whizz to make crumbs. Mix with the melted butter. Press ﬁrmly onto the base of the cake tin with the back of a spoon. Bake for 10 minutes. 3 Blend the soft cheese with
the vanilla, lemon zest and juice, cornﬂour, caster sugar, crème fraîche and eggs until smooth. Pour into the tin. Bake for 45-50 minutes in the oven or until just set. 4 Cool, then refrigerate. Top the cheesecake with the glazed lemon slices to serve. MED
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Thai prawn noodle soup This fragrant dish is very quick to make, so don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.25 1tbsp sunﬂower oil 6 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 1 level tbsp grated fresh ginger 2-3 level tbsp Asda Thai Red Curry Paste 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk 500ml vegetable stock, made with 1 cube 1 bunch Asda Chosen by you Udon Noodles (about 82g) 1tbsp Thai ﬁsh sauce Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
100g mangetout, sliced 100g beansprouts 1 head pak choi, sliced 190g pack raw peeled king prawns 4tbsp chopped coriander, plus extra to garnish 1tbsp chopped fresh mint, plus extra to garnish 2 red chillies, deseeded and ﬁnely chopped, plus extra to garnish 25g salted peanuts, roughly chopped
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1 Heat the oil in a pan, add the spring onions and ginger and cook over a low heat for 1 minute, stirring all the time. Add the curry paste and cook for another minute. 2 Add the coconut milk and stock and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the udon noodles as instructed. Drain. 3 Add the Thai ﬁsh sauce, lime zest and juice, mangetout, beansprouts and pak choi to
the coconut milk and simmer for 4 minutes. Add the prawns, coriander, mint and chillies and simmer until the prawns turn pink and everything in the soup is hot. 4 Divide the noodles between 4 bowls and pour the soup on top. Serve sprinkled with the peanuts and garnish with extra fresh herbs and chilli.
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407 3.8g 27.2g 16.5g 2g 20% 4% 39% 83% 33% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
OF YOUR 5 A DAY
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Duck breast with orange sauce Our tangy and sweet sauce was made using marmalade – it’s speedier than making a classic recipe with just fresh oranges but just as delicious SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £4.13 4 Asda Duck Breasts 2 oranges 1 small shallot, chopped 1 level tbsp plain ﬂour 150ml hot chicken stock made with 1/3 stock cube 4tbsp orange marmalade Roast potatoes and green beans, to serve 1 Pat the skin of the duck with kitchen paper. Make parallel cuts in the skin, taking care not to cut through into the ﬂesh. 2 Grate the zest of ¼ of an orange and squeeze the
juice from both oranges – you need 150ml. 3 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Put the duck breasts skin-side down in a cold frying pan. Cook over a medium heat, for 5 minutes until the skin is golden brown and starting to crisp, and a lot of fat has run out. Drain off the fat and reserve. Turn the breasts over and cook the other side for 1 minute. 4 Transfer to a roasting tin, skin side up, and cook in the oven for 9-15 minutes, depending
on how pink you like your duck. Leave to rest for 10 minutes. 5 Cook the shallot in 1tbsp of the duck fat until soft. Remove from the heat, add the ﬂour then stir over a low heat for 1 minute. Gradually stir in the stock and orange juice and zest. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. 6 Add the marmalade and simmer until it melts. Serve the sauce with the duck, green beans and roast potatoes. HIGH
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Gluten-free clementine cake This moist cake will keep for up to 4 days MAKES 25 SQUARES READY IN 1HR 45 MINS PLUS SIMMERING THE FRUIT PRICE PER SERVING 17p 350g clementines or satsumas (3-6 fruit) 6 large eggs 225g caster sugar 50g Asda Free From Plain Flour 1 level tsp Dr Oetker Gluten Free Baking Powder 250g ground almonds Icing sugar, to decorate 1 Put the fruit in a pan. Cover with cold water. Simmer, covered, for 1½ hours. Drain. Halve, discard pips and purée the fruit (plus peel) with a hand-held blender. 2 Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Line a 22cm shallow square tin with baking paper. Using an electric mixer, whisk the eggs and sugar in a bowl, over hot water, until pale and mousse-like. This will take 10-15 minutes. 3 Sift in the plain ﬂour and baking powder, then add the almonds and citrus purée. Fold in gently until just evenly mixed. 4 Transfer to the tin and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Check after 40 minutes – if the top is browning too fast, cover loosely with foil. 5 Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack until cold. Just before serving, dust with icing sugar and cut into squares. MED
Quick Tip If you don’t need this cake to be gluten-free, just use plain flour and ordinary baking powder
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RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: MAJA SMEND. STYLING: REBECCA NEWPORT. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER, LINZI BRECHIN
FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH
Salmon ﬁllets with pink grapefruit salsa Our colourful salsa lends a refreshing burst of ﬂavour to enjoy with the ﬁsh SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.93 2 pink grapefruit 2 ripe avocados, skinned, stoned and cut into small pieces 1 red chilli, deseeded and ﬁnely chopped ½ small red onion, ﬁnely chopped 4tbsp chopped fresh coriander 1tbsp mild olive oil, plus 2tsp for brushing Finely grated zest of 1 lime
plus 1tbsp juice 250g basmati rice 4 salmon ﬁllets 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. Put the grapefruit on a large plate, one at a time and cut off the peel (see Cooks’ Tips on page 25). Remove segments and cut into small pieces. Reserve any juice that escapes. 2 Put the grapefruit and juice
in a large bowl. Add the avocado, chilli, onion, half the coriander, 1tbsp of the oil and the lime juice. 3 Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold water. Put in a pan with a pinch of salt and 1 litre cold water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 10-12 minutes. Drain, add the rest of the coriander and the lime zest and ﬂuff up with a fork. 4 While the rice is cooking,
brush the salmon on both sides with the rest of the oil. Heat a griddle pan or dry frying pan until hot. Cook the salmon ﬁllets for 2 minutes on each side. 5 Put on a baking tray and cook in the oven for another 4-5 minutes. Serve the salmon with salsa and rice.
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662 6.7g 35g 7g 0.2g 33% 7% 50% 35% 3% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
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Feeling fruity Give breakfast a lively start and make it simple to get one of your 5-a-day with Princes canned fruit
Add fruity goodness to their favourite cereal in an instant by topping with succulent Princes Peach Slices.
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♦ Princes: Mango Slices in Light Syrup, 99p (425g; 23.29p/100g); Californian Pitted Prunes in Apple Juice, 99p (290g; 34.14p/100g); Peach Slices with Grape Juice, 99p (415g; 23.86p/100g)
WORDS: ABIGAIL SMITH. PHOTOGRAPHS: STUART OVENDEN, RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: VICKI SMALLWOOD, KATE BLINMAN
For a quick and easy way to get a full-of-goodness start to the day, why not boost your breakfast with a juicy addition of Princes canned fruit? These fruits count towards your 5-a-day and are free from artiﬁcial preservatives, so you’ll know you’re creating a healthier breakfast treat. Layer up luscious Princes Mango Slices and Princes Californian Pitted Prunes with yogurt and top with crunchy granola. Or simply spoon your favourite Princes fruit onto cereal for a supercharged – and delicious – start to the day. See the full range in the canned fruit aisle.
You might be feeling the post-Christmas pinch, but you don’t have to compromise on meals. These tasty, ﬁlling dishes are under £1.50 per serving!
Pork, beef & chickpea meatballs Chickpeas are a cheap way to make meat go further by bulking out dishes like these tasty meatballs SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.15 400g can chickpeas, drained 500g Asda Smartprice Beef & Pork Mince 1 level tbsp mixed dried herbs 1tbsp Dijon mustard 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed 2tbsp olive oil 1 small red onion, chopped 390g carton Asda Chopped Tomatoes with Herbs
4tbsp tomato purée 75ml beef stock 2tbsp Asda BBQ Ketchup Cooked spaghetti, to serve 50g Cheddar, grated, to serve 1 Mash the chickpeas, then remove one-third and set aside. Add the mince, herbs,
mustard and half the garlic to the remaining chickpeas. 2 Combine well and shape into 30 meatballs. Heat half the oil and fry in batches – be careful as they break easily. 3 Put the remaining oil in a pan and cook the onion with the remaining garlic until soft. Stir in the chopped tomatoes,
purée, stock, BBQ ketchup and chickpeas you set aside. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. 4 Stir in the cooked meatballs and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with the spaghetti and cheese to sprinkle over.
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491 7.9g 28g 9.5g 1.6g 25% 9% 40% 48% 27% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
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Only £1.47 per serving
MAK MAKING AKING ING NG G THE TH HE STOCK STOC STOC TOCK with a Knorr Rich Beef Stock Pot will add a delicious depth of ﬂavour to this dish.
Slow-roast beef brisket 2 MEALS FROM 1 This recipe takes a cheaper joint and makes a lovely, tender roast by slow-cooking. You’ll also have some left over for other meals, too!
SERVES 8 PLUS LEFTOVERS READY IN 4 HRS 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.47 2tbsp sunﬂower oil 1.3kg (approximately) Asda Brisket Beef 2 large onions, cut into wedges 650ml beef stock made with 1 Knorr Rich Beef Stock Pot 2tbsp tomato purée 2 level tsp mixed dried herbs 2 bay leaves 3 level tbsp gravy granules
Roast potatoes, Asda Smart Price Yorkshire Puddings, broccoli, carrots and peas, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 150C/ 130C Fan/Gas 2. Heat half the oil in a large pan and carefully brown the beef on all sides. Put in a large casserole dish. 2 Add the rest of the oil to the
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pan and cook the onions until soft and browned. Put in the dish around the beef. 3 Add the hot stock and tomato purée to the pan and heat until simmering. Pour over the meat and sprinkle on the herbs and bay leaves. Cover and cook in the oven for 4 hours, turning halfway through. 4 Remove the meat and
vegetables with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Sprinkle the gravy granules into the juices in the casserole dish and stir to thicken. 5 Serve with the beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, broccoli, carrots and peas. LOW
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Mexican bean wraps
Versatile and tasty, beans are perfect for these spicy veggie wraps – and the whole family is bound to love them SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.04 2tbsp sunﬂower oil 1 red onion, sliced 2 sticks of celery, sliced 1 mixed pack peppers (3 peppers), deseeded and sliced 390g carton Asda Chopped Tomatoes with Garlic 2 level tsp chilli powder 1 level tsp ground cumin 2 x 405g cans Asda Mixed Beans in Tomato Sauce
8 Asda Tortilla Wraps, to serve Soured cream and cherry tomatoes, chopped, to serve 1 Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion and celery until soft. Remove and set aside. Turn the heat up and cook the peppers until soft and brown around the edges.
2 Return the onion and celery to the pan along with the chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin and Mexican beans. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. 3 Serve in the tortilla wraps with the soured cream and cherry tomatoes on the side.
371 15.1g 4.8g 0.7g 1.5g 19% 17% 7% 4% 25% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
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Only £1.14 per serving
Cheese & spinach bread bake
A great way to turn leftover bread into a quick, crowd-pleasing meal SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.14 10g butter, plus extra for greasing 3 leeks, white and pale green part only, trimmed 1tbsp sunﬂower oil 160g bag washed baby leaf spinach 200g unsliced bread or bread rolls, 1-2 days old 150g Asda Smart Price Mature Cheddar, grated 3 large eggs Pinch cayenne pepper
350ml semi-skimmed milk 1 level tsp English mustard 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease an ovenproof dish with butter. 2 Cut leeks in half lengthways, rinse under cold water, slice ﬁnely and pat dry. 3 Melt the butter and oil in a pan and add the leeks. Stir to coat, then cover
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and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Set aside. 4 Cut the bread into 2cm cubes. Put in the base of the dish, reserving some for the top. Sprinkle over half the cheese. 5 Layer the leeks and spinach on top of the bread and scatter over the remaining Cheddar.
6 Lightly beat the eggs with the cayenne, milk and mustard and pour over the cheese. Scatter on the remaining bread. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 7 Uncover and arrange the cherry tomatoes on top. Cook in the oven for 45 minutes until the top is golden and the inside is just set.
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415 8.7g 19.7g 8.3g 1.8g 21% 10% 28% 42% 30% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
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Sticky drumsticks Drumsticks are cheaper than chicken breasts, but the meat is packed with ﬂavour. Served with a rice salad, they make a ﬁlling, great-value meal
RECIPES: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: CRAIG ROBERTSON. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: EMILY JONZEN
SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR 30 MINS PLUS MARINATING PRICE PER SERVING £1.30 1.1kg pack Butcher’s Selection Chicken Drumsticks 2tbsp oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1tbsp soy sauce 1 level tbsp paprika 2 level tsp mustard powder 2tbsp sweet chilli sauce 3tbsp ketchup 300g Asda Smart Price Long Grain Rice 100g Asda Smart Price Frozen Peas 100g Asda Smart Price Frozen Sweetcorn 400g can Asda Smart Price Red Kidney Beans, drained
Only per serving
1 Remove most of the skin from the chicken. Score the ﬂesh with a sharp knife. 2 Put the chicken in a large ovenproof dish. Mix the oil with the garlic, soy, paprika and mustard and rub well into the chicken. Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 3 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C/Gas 6 and bake the drumsticks for 20 minutes covered with the foil. 4 Remove from the oven and take off the foil. Mix together the chilli sauce and ketchup. Turn the drumsticks over and brush with the ketchup mixture. Return, uncovered, to the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. 5 Meanwhile, cook the rice until tender, adding the peas and sweetcorn for the last 5 minutes. Drain well. Heat the kidney beans and stir into the rice.
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Make, cheat or buy Fishcakes
They’re the ultimate comfort food on a winter’s day. Treat your family to our delicious recipe or rustle up a time-saving version
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TIPS & TRICKS
Make Smoked ﬁsh & horseradish ﬁshcakes We used river cobbler, which is a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to cod and haddock
RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: LAUREN MCLEAN. STYLING: REBECCA NEWPORT. FOOD STYLING: VICKI SMALLWOOD
SERVES 4 READY IN 1HR PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.94 2 x 230g packs smoked river cobbler 400g Maris Piper potatoes, peeled weight Finely grated zest of ½ lemon 2 level tbsp Asda Mayonnaise 1½ level tsp Extra Special Horseradish Sauce 2tbsp curly parsley, chopped Flour for dusting 2 large eggs 125g fresh breadcrumbs (from bread 2–3 days old) 5tbsp sunﬂower oil for shallow frying Potato wedges, frozen peas, and lemon, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Put the ﬁsh in the middle of a large sheet of foil. Wrap to make a large parcel with tightly sealed edges and room inside for the air to circulate. Put on a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven but leave in the parcel for another 10 minutes to carry on cooking. 2 Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into evenly sized chunks and put in a pan of cold water. Cover, bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Drain
in a colander. Return to the pan and stand over a low heat for a minute to allow excess water to evaporate. Use a masher to make a fairly dry mash. 3 Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the lemon zest, mayonnaise, horseradish and chopped parsley. Season with pepper. Unwrap the ﬁsh and drain off the juices. Break it into ﬂakes with a fork, then stir into the potato, taking care not to over mix and break up the ﬁsh too much. Leave until cold. 4 Dust your hands and a board with ﬂour. Shape the mixture into 8 cakes. Lightly beat the eggs in a large dish. Place the breadcrumbs on a large plate. Dip the cakes in the egg one at a time and brush all over. Put them in the crumbs and pat on to coat. 5 Put the ﬁshcakes on a plate and chill for 30 minutes. 6 Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the cakes, over a medium heat, for about 5 minutes on each side. 7 Serve with potato wedges, peas and a lemon wedge. HIGH
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Buy Pushed for time? These delicious smoked haddock ﬁshcakes will cook in 20 minutes. SERVES 2 PRICE PER SERVING £1.25
Extra Special Smoked Haddock & Spinach Fishcakes, £2.50 (270g; 92.6p/100g)
Cheat Try a short cut to the same tasty dish, but with ready-cooked ﬁsh and instant mashed potato SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING £1.23 88g pack Smash Instant Mash Potato 285g smoked mackerel ﬁllets 1½ level tsp Extra Special Horseradish Sauce 2tbsp chopped ﬂat-leaf parsley 100g canned sweetcorn, drained Flour for dusting 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 125g breadcrumbs (from bread 2-3 days old) Sunﬂower oil Salad, to serve
Smash Instant Mash Potato, 60p (88g; 68.2p/ 100g); Asda Smoked Scottish Mackerel Fillets, £3 (285g; £1.05/100g)
1 Put the instant mash potato in a bowl and make into a stiff mash following the pack instructions. 2 Skin the makerel ﬁllets and ﬂake with a fork. Mix with the mash, horseradish sauce, parsley and sweetcorn. Leave until cold. 3 Follow steps 4 to 6 in the ‘Make it’ recipe (left) to shape and cook the ﬁshcakes. 4 Serve with salad. CALORIES
2.7g 34.1g 3% 49%
HIGH 2.1g 35%
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Delicious Cinnamon Swirls warm from your oven.
4 Easy Steps
For more tips and information about the Jus-Rolâ„˘ Bake-it-Fresh range visit www.jusrol.co.uk or /jusroluk
Once you’ve mastered the enriched dough, it’s easy to make these home-made doughnuts that are absolutely jam-tastic!
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Doughnuts are a classic teatime treat and very inexpensive to make. Because the dough is enriched with eggs, butter and sugar, it’s softer than traditional bread dough. Follow this easy, step-by-step recipe and you’ll have doughnuts with an irresistible cakey texture and a jammy centre.
Rub the butter into the ﬂour. Stir in the yeast and 50g of the sugar. Mix the milk with 100ml boiling water and test the temperature with your ﬁnger – it should be tepid. Add to the ﬂour with the eggs and mix with a wooden spoon to make a soft dough. Flour your hands and gather the dough together.
Put the dough on a lightly ﬂoured surface and knead for at least 10 minutes. To knead, fold the dough in half, then push it ﬁrmly away from you with the heel of your hand. Fold it over again, turn it slightly on the board and repeat. Keep doing this until the dough is stretchy and elastic.
Put in a greased bowl, cover with clingﬁlm and leave in a warm place until doubled in size. Press the air out of the dough, and cut into 16 even-sized pieces. Shape into doughnuts (see tip below). Place on 2 greased baking trays, cover with greased clingﬁlm and leave until doubled in size.
40g butter 500g strong plain flour (for bread making), plus extra for kneading 2 sachets instant yeast 250g caster sugar 125ml milk 2 large eggs 2 litres sunflower oil, for frying Good pinch ground cinnamon 300g raspberry jam
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Fill a deep-fat fryer with oil or one-third ﬁll a large pan. Heat to 160C or until a piece of bread browns in 70 seconds. Fry the doughnuts, a few at a time, for 5 minutes, turning once. Cool on a plate lined with kitchen paper for 5 minutes.
Fill a large bowl with the remaining caster sugar, add the ground cinnamon and mix together. Toss each doughnut in the sugar until well coated. Leave until completely cold.
Make a hole in the side of each doughnut with a sharp knife, twisting it around. Put the jam in a piping bag (or you could use a freezer bag with the corner snipped off) and pipe jam into the hole. Eat the same day.
GLYNIS’ TIPS ● It’s important to use strong, bread-making ﬂour with a high gluten content for these doughnuts. Gluten is the protein in the ﬂour that makes the dough stretchy and elastic when it’s kneaded – and it gives a light result when cooked. ● To shape the doughnuts, lightly ﬂour your hands
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and roll a piece of dough around in your palms to form a ball shape with a smooth top. Put them on the greased baking trays, smooth-side-up. ● To vary the ﬁllings, try using different ﬂavoured jams or lemon curd – or what about a smooth tangy apple sauce for a really fruity alternative?
RECIPE: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: LINZI BRECHIN
MAKES 16 READY IN 2½ HOURS PRICE PER DOUGHNUT 23p
For hot beanz on buttered toast
Available in store between 1st Jan 2014 and 22nd Jan 2014. Available whilst stocks last.
Love your leftovers Get creative with last night’s leftovers and food lurking in your fridge and turn them into a tasty lunch for work or school Take
Asda Chosen by you Conchiglie (1kg), 98p
Mix together mayonnaise and natural yogurt. Stir through cooked pasta with shredded chicken breast, sliced cucumber, carrot, red pepper and sweetcorn.
Drain a can of pinto beans. Mash, then mix through a can of tuna, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, diced peppers, Dijon mustard and mayo. Spoon into tortillas and wrap.
Asda Chosen by you Cous Cous (1kg), £1.35
Cook cous cous and mix through chopped ham, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions, honey, coarse grain mustard and leftover roast veg.
Asda Chosen by you Chickpeas (400g), 60p
Mix can drained chickpeas with some olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, cumin and salt. Blitz with a blender, Sprinkle over paprika. Cut leftover veg into sticks and dip.
Fry a chopped onion until soft. Add crushed garlic, frozen peas and veg stock. Simmer and blend with a hand blender, adding crème fraîche to make it creamy.
TUE Asda Chosen by you 8 Large Tortillas, £1
+ Carrots, celery & peppers
FRI Asda Chosen by you Frozen Garden Peas (1kg), £1.60
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7 WAYS WITH
Porridge With these delicious sweet and savoury alternatives, Goldilocks wouldn’t save it just for breakfast…
Blueberry & maple syrup Blitz a handful of blueberries and a little maple syrup with a hand-held blender Stir through the porridge and serve topped with a scattering of blueberries.
Salted caramel & pistachio Mix a pinch of sea salt with some tinned Carnation Caramel and stir into the porridge. Top with chopped pistachios to serve.
Basic porridge recipe Put 40g Asda Chosen by you Wholegrain Scottish Porridge Oats into a pan. Add 270ml semi-skimmed milk and stir. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with raspberry jam or one of our tasty alternatives. LOW
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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS Cheesy chesnut mushrooms & thyme Stir sliced chestnut mushrooms and onion, cooked in a little butter, into the porridge. Add grated Cheddar and a pinch of dried thyme. Stir and serve.
Strawberry & dried fruits Swirl some Askeys Treat Strawberry Sauce into the porridge, then mix in Extra Special Berry Mix to serve.
Pear & Wensleydale
Banana & pecan Add brown sugar to the porridge. Stir, then top with roughly chopped pecans and sliced banana.
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RECIPES AND FOOD STYLING: LINZI BRECHIN. PHOTOGRAPH: RIA OSBORNE. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN
Lightly sautĂŠe chopped pears in a little butter. Sprinkle over the porridge, along with some crumbled Wensleydale cheese.
ÔI love cooking since I made the hedgehog bunsÕ Andreea, age 4½
Hedgehog buns Sticky ﬁngers alert! Kids will love baking our super-cute buns and sharing them with friends
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CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN PREPARING AND COOKING FOOD. RECIPE: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: TERRY BENSON. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. CLOTHING: FROM A SELECTION AT GEORGE
KIDS’ COOKING SERVES 8 READY IN 1HR 10 MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 12p 275g Asda White Bread Flour, plus extra for kneading ½ level tsp Asda Mixed Spice 25g butter, cold from the fridge 7g pack Asda Easy Bake Yeast 75g caster sugar 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten 125ml semi-skimmed milk, at room temperature 24 currants 1 Grease a baking tray. Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/ Gas 7. Sift together the ﬂour, spice, and a pinch of salt. 2 Rub in the butter using your ﬁngers until it’s like breadcrumbs. 3 Stir in the yeast and 50g sugar. 4 Add the egg and milk to the ﬂour and mix into a sticky dough using your hands. 5 Dust a work surface and your hands with the ﬂour. Knead the dough for 10 minutes – hold it with one hand and push it away with your other. Fold it over, turn it around and push away again. Repeat for 10 minutes. 6 Cut into 8 even-size pieces and shape into balls on the ﬂoured surface. Shape into hedgehogs, pulling out one end to make noses. Snip all over with scissors to create spines. 7 Press in currants for eyes and noses, then place the buns on the baking tray. Lay a sheet of greased clingﬁlm on top and leave in a warm place to double in size. Remove ﬁlm and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. For the glaze, heat 25g sugar and 3tbsp milk in a pan, simmer for 2 minutes. Brush over the buns as soon as they come out of the oven. Cool on a wire rack. MED
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Banana & strawberry smoothies Chop some bananas or strawberries, then blitz in a blender with Yeo Valley Natural Yogurt or Asda Low Fat Natural Yogurt. If you like, also add a handful of wholegrain cereal for a low-fat breakfast.
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WORDS: ABIGAIL SMITH. PHOTOGRAPHS: HOWARD SHOOTER. STYLING: ROB MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: EMILY JONZEN. SMART SWAP IS A REGISTERED TRADE MARK OF THE LICENSOR AND IS USED UNDER LICENCE
Plain yogurt is brilliant for livening up smoothies, dips and desserts, so grab yourself a pot and whizz up these delicious, healthy ideas
Yogurt dip A simple yogurt dip is great to serve with a curry. Just mix some chopped cucumber and mint leaves with Asda Greek Style Yogurt.
Afternoon snack Mix Yeo Valley Natural Yogurt with chopped roasted peppers and a pinch of cayenne pepper to make a dip for crudités or bread sticks. It’s perfect for a low-fat lunch or as a snack in the afternoon.
Banana dessert Greek-style natural yogurt is a great alternative to cream. To make the dish below, fry some sliced banana for 2 minutes, then add a little orange juice and cook for 30 seconds. Sprinkle with grated orange zest and serve with Asda Greek Style Yogurt.
Make a change For more low-fat yogurt recipes and ideas to help you make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle, search Change4Life online.
♦ Yeo Valley Natural Yogurt; Yeo Valley 0% Fat Natural Yogurt; £1.50 each (500g; 33.3p/100g); Asda Low Fat Natural Yogurt; Asda Greek Style Yogurt; £1.09 each (500g; 21.8p/100g)
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Take it away窶ｦ
Everyone loves a takeaway, but they can be a guilty pleasure. So try these quick and easy recipes that are fresher and tastier
Chicken madras This home-made curry will be lower in fat than any you could order from a takeaway SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING ﾂ｣1.58
1tbsp vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 75g Asda Chosen by you Madras Curry Paste 1 clove garlic, crushed 450g pack Asda Butcherﾃ不 Selection Chicken Breast Fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces 390g pack Asda Chosen by you Italian Chopped Tomatoes 300g basmati rice, to serve
200g frozen peas Chopped fresh coriander, to serve (optional) 150ml Asda Fat Free Greek Style Natural Yogurt 1 Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 3-5 minutes until soft. Add the curry paste and garlic, and stir over a low heat for 1 minute. 2 Add the chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes until sealed on
all sides. Add the chopped tomatoes and 100ml water and simmer gently, covered, for 25-30 minutes. 3 Cook the rice following the instructions on the pack. Add the peas for the last 5 minutes. 4 Sprinkle the curry with fresh coriander, if using. Serve with the rice and yogurt.
500 6.5g 8.8g 0.7g 1g 25% 7% 13% 4% 17% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
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Pork burgers with sweet potato wedges Baked wedges and low-fat mayonnaise make this lighter than a traditional burger and chips
Two meals from one
SERVES 4 (MAKES 8 BURGERS; 4 TO FREEZE FOR LATER) READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.46 500g sweet potatoes, cut into wedges 2tbsp olive oil 750g pack Asda Butcher’s Selection Lean Pork Mince 100g Extra Special Spanish Chorizo Casero, diced 1 large egg, beaten 100g fresh breadcrumbs 1 level tsp mixed dried herbs 70g bag Asda Wild Rocket 6tbsp Asda Extra Light Mayonnaise 4 bread rolls, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Put the potatoes on a baking tray and toss in 1tbsp of the oil. Season and cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through, until cooked. 2 Meanwhile, mix together the pork, chorizo, egg, breadcrumbs and herbs. Shape into 8 burgers. Layer 4 with clingﬁlm and freeze. 3 Brush the remaining burgers with the rest of the oil. Fry for 8 minutes each side until cooked through. 4 Roughly chop half the rocket. Mix with the mayonnaise. 5 Put the burgers in the rolls with the mayonnaise and remaining rocket. Serve with potato wedges.
581 10.2g 18.2g 5.6g 1.8g 29% 11% 26% 28% 30% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING
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Ready in 10 mins!
Lamb pittas This is our lean-meat version of the classic kebab, with red cabbage that makes for a tasty, more crunchy coleslaw SERVES 4 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.29 2 x 310g pack Asda Butcher’s Selection Lamb Leg Steaks, trimmed of fat 2tsp olive oil 4 Asda Pitta Breads 150g red cabbage, shredded 100g carrot, coarsely grated
3tbsp Asda Chosen by you Fat Free Natural Greek Style Yogurt 1tsp lemon juice Handful of rocket 1 Brush the lamb steaks on both sides with oil. Heat a
griddle pan or dry frying pan and cook the lamb for 4-5 minutes on each side, turning occasionally. Slice diagonally. 2 Sprinkle the pittas with water and grill or griddle for 2-3 minutes. Cut open with a knife. 3 Mix together the red
cabbage and carrot. Mix the yogurt with the lemon juice. 4 Serve the lamb and salad in the pitta breads with the yogurt dressing and rocket. MED
MED 1.1g 18%
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Eat The Italian Way! I first started making my fresh tortelloni over 50 years ago, I filled the basket of my beloved red motorino and set off delivering it to my friends and family in and around my home town of Verona. I’m happy to say my range is now available in Asda so you too can now experience freshly filled pasta crafted the Italian way, using traditional pasta making techniques and locally sourced ingredients.
Combine ‘Simply Italian’ Chicken & Mozzarella with Smoked Panceta Ravioli with Creamy Parmigiano Reggiano sauce My Simply Italian range offers popular Italian flavours wrapped in my fresh egg pasta parcels of small tortelloni or ravioli shapes. All my fresh filled pastas are simple and quick to prepare so you can enjoy a delicious Italian meal experience in less than 5 minutes. My fresh filled pasta is best-eaten firm and al dente, ‘The Italian Way’. Follow packet instructions carefully concerning cooking times. To discover more about me and my story visit my website at www.giovannirana.co.uk Find my range in the chilled aisle
Combine ‘Italian Indulgence’ Crumbly Ricota, Shredded Baby Spinach and Mascarpone Ravioli with a drizzle of olive oil and a few shavings of your favourite Italian cheese My Italian Indulgence range of fresh filled large ravioli is inspired by traditional, regional Italian recipes that bring to life the taste and textures of my home country. My Italian Indulgence range is packed with delicious fillings, such as rich, crumbly gorgonzola cheese; tasty, succulent chicken pieces and chunks of crunchy walnut. Enjoy my pasta the Italian way, with a simple drizzle of olive oil and a few shavings of Italian cheese. Buon Appetito!
Roast pepper & red onion stuffed crust tortilla pizza
Eat veggie tonight
The thin tortillas make a less stodgy base than bread
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SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 99p 3 peppers, deseeded and sliced 2tbsp olive oil 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1tbsp balsamic vinegar 1tsp soft brown sugar 4 Asda Chosen by you Large Tortilla Wraps 6tbsp Asda Chosen by you Pizza Topper 150g Asda Soft Goats’ Cheese, crumbled 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Cook the peppers in 1tbsp of the oil in a frying pan for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. 2 Heat the rest of the oil in the pan, add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar, and simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix into the peppers. 3 Put the tortillas on baking trays and brush the edges with water. Sprinkle half the crumbled cheese around the rims. Fold the edges over the cheese, and then pinch hard and pleat to make the folded edges. 4 Spread pizza topper sauce in the middle of the tortillas. Top with the vegetable mixture and the rest of the goats’ cheese. 5 Cook the pizzas in the oven for 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is golden.
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Cornﬂake chicken nuggets with spicy potato cubes Cornﬂakes are a good store cupboard ingredient for coating meat and ﬁsh. Because these nuggets are baked, they’re lower in fat than if battered and fried SERVES 4 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.75 500g potatoes, cut into cubes 1tbsp olive oil 1 level tsp Asda Crushed Chillies (optiona) 100g Asda Cornflakes, crushed lightly 50g mature Cheddar, grated 2 level tbsp plain flour 450g pack Asda Butcher’s Selection Chicken Breast Fillets, cut into
bite-size pieces 2 medium eggs, beaten Leeks, sweetcorn and peas, to serve 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling water. Bring back to the boil, then simmer for 4-5 minutes. Drain, and toss in the oil and chilli ﬂakes, if using. 2 Spread on a baking tray
and cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown, shaking the tray halfway through. 3 Meanwhile, mix the cornﬂakes and grated cheese together in a bowl. Put the ﬂour in another bowl, add the chicken and toss to coat. Shake off any excess ﬂour. 4 Dip the chicken pieces in the beaten egg and then in the cornﬂake mixture to
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coat. Put on a lined baking tray and cook in the oven for the last 20-25 minutes with the potatoes, until the chicken is cooked and the coating is crunchy and golden brown. 5 Serve the chicken nuggets with the spicy potato cubes and vegetables. MED
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Lean bacon medallions, less than 3 per cent fat. ♦ Weight Watchers Unsmoked Extra Trimmed Back Bacon, £2 (200g; £1/100g)
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A soft brown bread, baked by Warburtons, that’s high in ﬁbre and low in fat. ♦ Weight Watchers Brown Danish Loaf, 93p (400g; 23.3p/100g)
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Mexican-style wraps that are high in ﬁbre – and a great way to liven up lunchboxes. ♦ Weight Watchers 6 Wraps, £1 (16.7p/wrap) To see more of our range, or details of the Weight Watchers programme, simply go to weightwatchersfoods.co.uk
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Live well, feel ﬁtter
You want to be healthier, but can’t aford a gym... Luckily, there are plenty of small things you can do every day that will make a big diference
of New Year’s resolutions crumble in just two weeks So don’t bother making any! Let yourself off the hook and get into healthier exercise and eating habits that are much easier to stick to, long term.
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MOTIVATION Taking part in organised
sports events to raise money for your favourite charity is a great incentive for ﬁtness training. So set up a page at justgiving.com and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.
HOUSEWORK WORKOUT The average British woman does at least 13 hours of housework a week. Here’s how the calories stack up if you keep it up for an hour:
HOOVERING OR MOPPING THE FLOOR = 193.7 WASHING WINDOWS = 180.3 DUSTING = 173.6
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Let’s dance If you’re not keen on exercising, dance yourself ﬁt instead. You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even notice you’re exercising. So pull on your dancing shoes and ﬁnd a class near you at dancenearyou.co.uk. You could go old school with swing dancing, or even older school with a ballet-based workout; try Bollywood routines or South African Bokwa. Visit nhs.uk/change4life for a taster, or try the National Osteoporosis Society Boogie for your Bones, created by Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood (nos.org.uk).
is the number of days it takes to form a new habit, according to psychologists. What’s more, once you’ve made a habit, like never skipping breakfast, it’s hard to break. So make one change to your day, stick to it, and in three months’ time you won’t notice it’s part of your life.
There’s more to the park than pushing the swings! it’s packed with potential: park ﬁtness classes, runs and prampushing sessions... Not to mention all the parks that have outdoor gym equipment free and ready to use. Or leave the playground and get them all playing catch.
Tried and tested faves for a home workout you can ﬁt into mornings, evenings, or when the kids are napping. Buy in store and online.
Tabata: The 4 minute workout, £14 A short but intensive workout that’ll pack the most into your minutes.
1,000 X 10
Think the recommended 10,000 steps a day is a step too far? Start with the 1,000 x 10 challenge: clip on a pedometer and do 1,000 in 10 minutes. That’ll get you back from school or the supermarket in style!
NEW YEAR FITNESS DVDS
All the little activities you do over the course of day burn calories. But if you upgrade them, you could use up an extra 350 calories a day. Pace across the room while you’re on the phone, get up and make a cup of tea in the TV break, walk across the ofﬁce instead of emailing – even stand at your desk instead of sitting. It all adds up.
Davina: Fit in 15, £14** Davina’s approach is friendly, down to earth and she never takes her great body for granted. Vicky Pattison ﬁtness DVD, £14 Take tips from someone who’s been there and get ﬁt with the Geordie Shore reality star.
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Freezer pleasers Keep a handy stock of frozen berries for quick low-fat snacks and sliced peppers to sneak colour, ﬂavour and ﬁbre into sauces and casseroles.
Family meal times If there’s one resolution worth considering, it’s deﬁnitely ‘family meals’. Get everyone together round the table for lunch or supper, and you’ll be doing your kids a huge health favour. According to the British Medical Journal, eating together encourages your children to eat fruit and veg, cutting the risk of obesity later in life.
glasses of water a day is a hydrating must in the season of blustery winds and central heating.
HANDY PORTIONS It’s easy to overestimate the amount of food that makes up one portion – which means that many people actually eat more than they need to. Try these rules for getting everyone’s portion sizes under control. MEAT A helping to cover your palm
VEGETABLES Enough to ﬁll your cupped hands
RICE OR PASTA A helping to cover your palm
CHEESE A piece the length of your thumb
Or if yo you want a more exact measurement, surement try the online nline calculator at england.lovefoodhatewaste.com
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Keeping track of your daily calorie intake is easy using a free ﬁtness App for your mobile phone. One of our favourites is MyFitnessPal. Use it to work out how many calories you’ve eaten and how many you’ve burned each day. You can even share your progress with friends to motivate each other and make it all more fun.
...days off the booze can do everyone good. Sign up for Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon and pledge the money you’d usually spend on alcohol in January to a good cause. The website’s also got a handy alcohol calculator to help work out how many calories you’re saving, too. Just think, your head will feel clearer and you’ll be raising funds to beat cancer. Visit dryathlon.org for details.
Making a few simple swaps is the easy way to reduce your calorie count
Asda Green Pesto, 368 cals per 100g
Asda Reduced Fat Pesto, 199 cals per 100g
Asda Vanilla Soft Scoop Ice Cream, 171 cals per 100g
Asda Light Vanilla Ice Cream 45% Less Fat, 75 cals per 100g
Stop wondering what this year’s diet fad will be, and stick with the Mediterranean way of eating. Studies show* it keeps you in good nick, with lots of veg, fruit, ﬁsh and wholegrains, less dairy and not much red meat. Think of it as a pyramid – with olive oil and the occasional small glass of red! Go to NHS. co.uk for more details.
ButcherÕs Selection Cumberland Sausages, 263 cals per 100g
ButcherÕs Selection Reduced Fat Cumberland sausages, 171 cals per 100g
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Cold comfort Help soothe winter snifes with Asda’s range of medicines and treatments
1 Halls Soothers, 50p (10-pack) or 2 for 80p With real fruit juice and soothing liquid centres, in a range of ﬂavours. 5 1
2 Nurofen Cold & Flu Relief Tablets, £5.49 (16-pack) Get them feeling better, quicker, by targeting their symptoms from the inside. 3 Vicks VapoRub, £3.20* (100g) No cold-relief box is complete without this powerful chest rub.
4 Sudafed Blocked Nose & Sinus Capsules, £3 (16-pack) Do away with the discomfort of a blocked nose and sinuses.
6 Covonia Chesty Cough Mixture, £3 (180ml) When a chesty cough strikes, turn to this soothing formula with liquorice liquid extract.
7 Beechams Cold Relief Orange Flavour Effervescent Tablets, £3.99 (16-pack) Banish aches and pains with these soluble tablets. 8 Night Nurse Liquid**, £4 (160ml) Relief from cough and cold symptoms for a better night’s sleep.
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5 Calpol Saline Nasal Spray, £3 (15ml) Stop your kids’ bunged-up noses keeping them (and you!) up at night with this decongestant spray.
SIMPLE WAYS TO
UPDATE YOUR HOME No time (or money) to decorate a room? Luckily, there’s lots you can do with wallpaper and a lick of paint...
Paper it! Wallpaper isn’t just for walls... It’s great for giving old furniture a whole new lease of life too. Here, a ﬂoral paper has been used in the panels of a wooden wardrobe to give it a real lift. Try Dulux Soft Vanilla Meadowsweet, £18.97. It would work on chests of drawers or beside tables.
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Get creative Small touches can make a difference. Use wallpaper to cover box ﬁles, we used Opera Sara, £10 and Opera Firerce, £10, or use on the back of shelving units to change the look of a room. For a quick ﬁx, cut out squares of different paper and put in picture frames to hang on walls.
Feature wall Wallpapering a whole room can sometimes be a little too much, particularly if the room’s quite small. Instead, create a feature of just one wall with a boldpatterned paper. It changes the look of the room, without too much effort. Add some soft furnishings and accessories in a co-ordinating colour and it’ll feel like a new room. Here, we’ve used Dulux Graphika in Blackberry, £18.97.
Stair ﬂair DECORATING TRICKS It’s easy to change the proportions of a room if you know what to do!
Vertical stripes Make ceilings feel higher by using vertical stripes. They lead your eye up, giving a greater feeling of space.
Horizontal stripes Paint horizontal stripes on walls to make a narrow room seem wider.
Instead of carpeting your stairs, how about using different wallpapers on the risers (the ﬂat bit you can see)? It looks stylish and is a great way of using up leftover paper. We used Dulux Blossom Rose, £18.97. Alternatively, paint all the stairs in a bold colour and add a large number to each riser, starting with ‘1’ and working upwards.
Keep to scale Large designs are overpowering in a small room and work best in larger rooms. We used Dulux Graphika in Mustard, £18.97, left.
Narrow rooms Painting both ends of a room the same colour and the side walls a different shade gives the illusion of bringing the walls in.
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Give a room a quick update by painting one wall a different colour, or update some old furniture and picture frames. With 36 shades and 4 ﬁnishes in the Asda Your Home Colours range, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
YOUR HOME COLOURS MATT AND SILK DUCK EGG 2.5L
YOUR HOME COLOURS MATT AND SILK PEARL GREY 2.5L
Make them fabulous... Give tired furniture a new lease of life by painting them with a gorgeous shade from the Asda Your Home Colours Paint range. You’ll ﬁnd the full range at ASDA.com/direct. Table and chairs
If you can’t afford to give your kitchen a full makeover, just brighten up the dining table and chairs instead. Simply sand down the wood and paint in colours to complement your existing
colour scheme. Our table and chairs were painted in Duck Egg Blue, £9. Picture frames
Add interest to your walls by reviving old wooden picture frames with a new colour, such as Pearl Grey, £9. Again, just sand and paint.
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Update an old chest of drawers with a fresh new colour., such as Pastel Green, £9 (below). Then add some stylish new handles, too.
YOUR HOME COLOURS MATT AND SILK PASTEL GREEN 2.5L
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your way We now ofer even more ways for you to shop, either from home or on the go. Just pick the one that suits you…
Why battle the winter weather and make a special trip to the supermarket when you can save yourself time and hassle by doing all of your shopping online from the comfort of your own home or on the way to work? If you opt for home delivery, you won’t even have to leave the house! Go to ASDA.com/groceries now to see all the different ways to shop. SHOP THE WAY YOU WANT ♦ On your PC, laptop or tablet ♦ On your mobile using our award-winning App* ♦ Order right up until 11pm for next-day delivery PICK UP YOUR SHOPPING OR GET IT DELIVERED ♦ Delivery to your door from just £3, or shop as much as you need at Asda groceries, George and Asda direct with the ASDA.com Delivery Pass ♦ Click & Collect. Order your shopping online, then pick it up at the collection point of your local store for free at a time that suits you.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE ASDA APP You’ll ﬁnd it on the App Store or Google Play and – even better – it’s free!
‘Brilliant. I use this app every week for my shopping. It’s fantastic – very quick and easy to use. It’s far better than having to drag the kids around the supermarket. Would hate to be without it now!’ Sarah Matthews
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The feel-full diet plan Enjoy all your favourite foods and still lose weight with Slimming World that, my group were my lifeline – if I ever had a bad week, they helped me get back on track. Extra Easy really lives up to its name.’ ALIXÕS FAVOURITE MENU Breakfast: ‘A tasty sandwich made with lean, grilled bacon and a poached egg. Lunch: ‘A huge jacket potato with tuna salad, followed by mixed berries and fat-free fromage frais for pudding.’ Alix Brown Dinner: ‘Delicious home-made Bolognase pasta bake and mixed salad, plus a glass of red wine.
‘I love that I can eat what I like!’
Why not try our recipe for Bolognese Pasta Bake For this and more delicious ideas, go to slimmingworld.com.
How it works Easy, effective, ﬂexible – you can ﬁll up on Free Foods with no need to weigh, measure or count calories. Group support – Slimming World Consultants and other members help you reach your goals. Value for money – be a part of Slimming World for just £4.95 a week. ♦ This January, enjoy free membership worth £10 and two weeks free when you buy a 12-week Countdown Course before 25 January 2014. Or take advantage of half-price membership – and save £5*. To ﬁnd your nearest group, call 0844 892 0489 or visit slimmingworld.com/ASDA.
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Fed up of feeling hungry when you’re trying to lose weight? With Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan, you can eat unlimited amounts of ﬁlling Free Foods such as lean meat and poultry, ﬁsh, pasta, rice and potatoes, and lose weight beautifully. This was all fantastic news to Alix Brown, a 19-year-old student from Chester. Getting on for 11 stone, she always felt bigger than her friends. That was until she joined Slimming World and lost 1st 12½lbs on the Extra Easy Food Optimising plan ‘The ﬁrst thing I loved was that I could eat really big, satisfying meals and still lose weight! I never feel as though I’m missing out on anything. As well as
10 steps to a more confident you
YES, YOU ARE A GOOD MUM Feeling a bit wobbly? You’re not From books and online forums, such as alone. But being more conﬁdent mumsnet.com, to classes (canparent.org. about everything – home, family uk), there are lots of ways you can boost your and work – is easier than you think…
KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS
You might not realise it, but you have a lot of strengths and qualities, so stop and think about them. Psychologist Sue Firth (sue-ﬁrth.com) suggests a simple exercise to prove it to yourself. ‘Draw a long line representing your life and think about all the things you’ve done that went well or you really enjoyed. List them along the timeline with explanations about them. It’s fun, and works as a visual reminder of the things you’re good at.’ You may not like the way you look either, but it’s important to focus on the things you do like, says conﬁdence coach Jo Painter, ‘And stop reinforcing the negative by talking yourself down.’
conﬁdence as a parent. Great mothers are made, not born, says Suzie Hayman, a trustee at the charity Family Lives. ‘This is a skill you have to learn. And the good thing is, you can learn it.’
THINK YOURSELF CONFIDENT
‘Fake it ‘til you make it’ is the secret here. Start small, smile and say hello. A positive attitude makes all the diference to feeling conﬁdent, whether you’re going for an interview, meeting the inlaws, or braving mums at the school gates. Turn it around – if you expect rejection, it’s more likely to happen. JANUARY 2014 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 75
LEARN TO SAY NO Do you often ﬁnd yourself being talked into doing things you’d rather not, like working late or picking up the kids when it’s not your turn? Not being able to say no when you’re already overworked can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. ‘One way to give yourself conﬁdence to say no is to talk about it. Explain clearly why you can’t do it and suggest an alternative,’ advises psychologist Susan Quilliam (susanquilliam.com). You’ll feel much better for setting some boundaries.
IMPROVE YOUR BODY LANGUAGE
‘Start by changing your body position,’ says Gillian Butler, author of Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness. ‘Sit up straight, make eye contact, and speak clearly.’ Whether it’s the PTA or the company board, this is just one of the conﬁdence-boosters you can try. It’s all about seeming to be conﬁdent even if you don’t feel it. And if you’ve got to do a presentation, she suggests you pretend you’re talking to one person – a group is just a bunch of people each listening to you after all.
A PROBLEM SHARED…
If something – or someone – is bothering or upsetting you, don’t keep it bottled up. Talk it over with a good friend or your partner, who will likely ofer you a diferent perspective. Even talking about something trivial like an irritating work colleague will help to stop tension building up.
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Many of us associate learning with being at school or college, but studies have shown that continuing to learn throughout life can give us greater satisfaction, optimism and help boost self-esteem. You don’t have to sign up for a course, even learning a new skill like ﬁxing a tyre puncture or cooking something diferent can give you a great sense of achievement and fulﬁllment.
DO SOME EXERCISE
We know exercise is good for us physically, but it has lots of feel-good beneﬁts, too. Even moderate exercise like going for a walk releases chemicals in your brain that help to lift your mood. Exercise will also help you sleep better, give you more energy, and help you to be more body conﬁdent. The NHS recommends adults aim for at least 150 minutes exercise a week.
TAKE TIME TO LISTEN If you’re struggling to get through to a stroppy teenager, or ﬁnding it difﬁcult to communicate with a friend or partner, try not to take it personally and listen to what they have to say. Learning to empathise and accept that sometimes you’ll disagree is perfectly normal in any relationship.
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TAKE SMALL STEPS Taking little steps outside your comfort zone and being able to cope will do wonders for your conﬁdence. It could be something simple like going to the cinema alone or taking up a new hobby. The more you develop, the more your conﬁdence will grow,’ says psychology coach Miriam Akhtar (positive psychology training.co.uk).
A winner by smiles After a nationwide search, it’s time to meet our Smile Superstar
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To celebrate the launch of Extra White Bubblemint, Wrigley ran a competition online at ASDA.com to ﬁnd a Smile Superstar. We spoke to Sasha Paice, 28, who won a makeover and photoshoot. How was your makeover? ‘I felt a little nervous at ﬁrst, but as soon as I walked through the door, I was treated like a superstar. The professional makeup was amazing – I’d never had it done like that before and I felt so glamorous!’ What did you do to win? ‘I described how my kids bring out my superstar
smile. When I had them, I was a healthy young mum, but now I have ﬁbromyalgia, which causes pain and tiredness. Even though I can feel quite down sometimes, my children always bring a huge, proud smile to my face.’ What do you think of the new Extra ﬂavour? ‘Lots of people like the taste of bubblegum, and mixing it with mint is a great combination. Sometimes I’ll have a piece of Bubblemint instead of a sweet.’
Why is chewing gum great for your smile? Chewing Extra White Bubblemint helps neutralise plaque acids after eating or drinking. It also helps remove stains and maintains your teeth’s natural whiteness, giving you the conﬁdence to show off your superstar smile.
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DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR
Outstanding comfort and ﬁt. Lightweight construction means they’re easy to put on. Any digging in at inner thighs and waist is reduced.
Higher denier yarn at inner thigh provides extra durability. Seamless design without panels for an attractive appearance.
Available online and in selected stores only
LYCRA® IS A TRADEMARK OF INVISTA
The unique construction and LYCRA® SOFT COMFORT fibre keeps you feeling good all day long
In a super-flattering jersey fabric, this monochome print dress is bang on trend
George Brand Director Fiona Lambert says:
CATWALK TREND: CHANEL CAT
CELEBRITY STYLE: ACTRESS JESSICA ALBA CE
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‘Monochrome is going to be a huge trend for 2014. We love this ultra-chic dress with a 60s vibe that will instantly shave off inches! And you could win this fabulous dress – simply go to ASDA.com/win. We’ve got ﬁve to give away. Good luck!’
£16 8-24, cod code de 4484683
INSIDE THIS MONTH | WHAT’S NEW | LOOKS FOR THE OFFICE | STYLISH SPORTSWEAR | BACK TO SCHOOL
GEORGE STYLE Belt, size S-XL, £4, code 4460832
WE LOVE… SATCHELS
Ju Jumper, 88-24, £14, co code 44 4426582
Make the most of your fashion budget by investing in a satchel, perfect for work or weekend.
Ju Jumper, 88-24, £14,, co code 44 3 4426583 Shoe, 3-9, £10, code 4473955
IN SELECTED STORES ONLY
ANIMAL INSTINCT AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY
Embrace your wild side in this dress by George or add just a touch of purr…fection with animal-print accessories.
NOTE Yellow satchel, £12, code 4479165; pink satchel, £12, code 4479166, (both available from 5 January); black satchel, code 4476901, £12
KNITS TO O SNUGGLE UP IN!
In mouthwatering colours and really cosy, these jumpers are fab with jeans and boots. Or glam them up with an A-line midi or pencil skirt and skyscraper heels.
January’s fashion highlights p y to update your New Year wardrobe Rucksack, £12, code 4475700
Top 8-24, Top, 24, £15, code 4535019 cod 535019
IN SEL SELECTED ED STORES ONLY
2-in-1 pinafore, 8-24, £18, code 4492376
STEAL THE LOOK
Skirt, 8-24, £12, code 4534378
Celebrities are going crazy for the matchy-matchy trend. Beyoncé and dF Fearne ne Cotton are big fans of this look which teams matching separates. Great for days when you don’t want to think about what goes with what...
GRUNGE LUXE Presenter/model Alexa Chung loves a pinafore. Layer our calf-length dress over a T-shirt, or a shirt for evenings. Add an aztec-print rucksack for extra fashion points.
CELEBRITY: ALEXA CHUNG
SET & MATCH
CELEBRITY: BEYONCÉ KNOWLES
IN SELECTED STORES ONLY
Alexa looks super sweet in her pinafore
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The notice-me Take one statement piece and mix and match to make the perfect workwear outfit...
THE SHIRT Add a touch of fun to workwear with the hottest shade of scarlet. TIP: Undo a button or two and wear with skinny jeans for after-work drinks. Shirt, size 8-24, ÂŁ10, code 4533917
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G GEORGE STYLE
Create the look...
THE STATEMENT NECKLACE A chunky beaded
necklace that goes with everything.
The bright red of this shirt adds a pop of colour to any outﬁt and looks fab with black, camel or grey. It works just as well with trousers or a skirt – add a leather jacket for a more casual look.
Necklace, £8, code 4494667
THE FAUX LEATHER JACK JACKET KET The collarless style, quilting qu uilting detail and panelled sides create create a sharp arp silhouette that’s smart for work. Jacket, size 8-24, £28, code 4456723
THE MATCHING PURSE This stylish purse doubles as an evening clutch. Purse, £4.50, code 4468335 co
THE MUST HAVE BOOTS A block heel that you can wear all day – looks great with trousers or a mini skirt and opaque tights. Makes your legs look longer too. Boots, £20, size 3-9, code 4473890
IN SELECTED STORES ONLY
THE ASYMMETRIC SKIRT This season’s answer to the pencil skirt in a stretch jersey that keeps its shape for hours. Skirt, £12, size 8-24, code 4484699
IN SELECTED STORES ONLY
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THE DRESS The print and embellished detail of this dress are bang on trend. Plus the sculpted sides will make you look like you’ve spent Christmas in the gym! This is a desk-to-dinner winner and it’s under £20. Dress, 8-24, £18, code 4445823
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Create the look...
THE CHIC EARRINGS If you’re going out after work, these gorgeous earrings are just what you need to dress up your outﬁt. Earrings, £5, code 4494409
On colder days, layer the dress over a super-ﬁne knit poloneck or a crisp white shirt, then mix your accessories for a completely different look.
THE BOXY JACKET This jacket will be your work wardrobe’s best friend. It looks great with smart separates, or jeans for Sunday lunch chic. Jacket, £20, code 4445831
AVAILABLE FROM 29 DECEMBER
THE STRUCTURED BAG Smart and sophisticated, but big enough to hold everything you need for work. Handbag, £14, code 4460833 33
THE METALLIC C SCARF The perfect accessory, ory this lightweight scarf with a hint of sparkle will draw all eyes to your face.
THE MODERN ODERN DERN CUFF F
Scarf, £5, code 4476620
A geometric ic brace br bracelet elet adds ds d detail but won’t overwhelm whelm your y outﬁt. Cuff, £5, code e 449467 4494670 0
THE DOLLY SHOES A ladylike shoe that makes running unning for the bus easy... Metallic detailss nicely update the ﬂat shoe. Shoe, size 3-9, £14, code 4450675 5
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GET MOVING MUST-HAVE VEST Starting a keep-ﬁt regime and having to ﬂash all that ﬂesh can be a little daunting. We love this easy-ﬁt vest that ﬂatteringly skims rather than hugs your body. Vest, XS-XL, £10, code 4503106 AVAILABLE FROM 30 DECEMBER
THERE AND BACK HOODIE
A brand new
you Figure ﬁtting with p plenty y of stretch or loose leisure styles... George has the best kit to get ﬁt in
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You’ll look stylish and feel warm in this laid-back hoodie, at the gym or just relaxing. Hooded jacket, 8-24, £14, code 4473806
GEORGE STYLE WARM-UP GILET The quilting on this stylish gilet will keep you toasty both before and after a workout. Gilet, 8-24, £25, code 4464225
LIGHTWEIGHT ZIP-UP Need an extra layer of warmth while out running? This jacket ﬁts the bill perfectly. Jacket, XS-XL, £12, code 4499423 AVAILABLE FROM 30 DECEMBER
LIFT & SHAPE BRA The shaped cups of this bra provide plenty of support.
A DRIVEN DUO A sports bra is a must for your cardio days. Team it with these leggings, which have stylish curved piping. Leggings*, XS-XL, £10, code 4499432; sports bra**, £6, code 4473850 *AVAILABLE FROM 30 DECEMBER **AVAILABLE FROM 29 DECEMBER
ON-TRACK TRAINERS Cushioned comfort and cool style make this pair perfect for any workout.
Sports bra, £6, code 4473850 AVAILABLE FROM 29 DECEMBER
LA CELEB STYLE SWEATS We love the grey marl, soft waistband and wide legs of these. Perfect for relaxing in after working out. Sweat pants, 8-24, £12, 4473808
Trainers, £12, code 4468307
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Make a smart start with our great-value schoolwear, available online, all year round 100% cotton polo shirts, 2-pack, 3-16yrs, from £2.50, other colours available
100% cotton sweatshirt, 3-16yrs, from £2, other colours available
£ Bodycon dress, 8-24, £16, black code 4414793; red code 4414794; blue code 4436509 AVAILABLE FROM 28 OCTOBER
Box-pleat skirt, 3-16yrs, from £3.50, other colours available
Stain resistant trousers, 3-16yrs, from £2, other colours available
TERMS & CONDITIONS 100 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE IF FOR ANY REASON YOU’RE NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH YOUR GEORGE CLOTHING PURCHASE, SIMPLY RETURN IT WITHIN 100 DAYS WITH YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE FOR AN EXCHANGE OR REFUND. THE GUARANTEE EXCLUDES ALL ACCESSORIES (NOT MADE FROM CLOTH), FOOTWEAR, JEWELLERY AND GEORGE BEDDING. THE NORMAL 28-DAY RETURN POLICY APPLIES TO THESE EXCLUSIONS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BEDDING, WHICH CANNOT BE RETURNED UNLESS FAULTY OR MISDESCRIBED, DUE TO HYGIENE REASONS. YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS ARE NOT AFFECTED.
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HOME VS SALON
Get through January looking fab – and be quids in – with beauty treatments you can do at home
Ladies, it might be a long time until payday, but you can still look gorgeous for a fraction of the price it would cost in a salon. All the products here are less than a ﬁver each. In a salon, having all these treatments would cost you around £114 – our DIY solutions come to just £20.41, which has to be good news! Why not make a night of it by inviting the girls round for a bit of pampering and a glass of wine? Sounds like the perfect start to the New Year...
SELF TAN A tan makes you look slimmer and feel more conﬁdent. Instead of a professional spray tan that will set you back a good £25, why not fake it with ASDA Self Tan Lotion, £3.50? It develops in a couple of hours, but make sure you exfoliate ﬁrst for a salon effect. Caress Luxury Exfoliating Gloves, 85p, are perfect for this – and much cheaper than paying a therapist to do it. Just pop on the gloves in the shower and massage for DIY £ polished skin.
4.3 SALON 5 £30
WORDS: VIC BLACK. PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY
DIY SAL £3.48 ON £35
If your skin’s lost some of its glow, save yourself the cost of a £15 facial. The micro beads in LÕOrŽal Paris Skin Perfection Radiance Revealing Gentle Exfoliator, £2, slough away dead cells to reveal smooth, youthful skin. Next, smooth on Montagne Jeunesse Crushed Arctic Cloudberries Glacial Clay Spa Mask, £1.48. While It deep cleanses, lay back and relax. It’ll leave your skin soft – just like a salon treatment.
ROOTS Instead of booking an appointment at the hairdressers to refresh your roots, use Clairol Root Touch-Up, £4.70. In a salon, this could set you back £35, but if you choose the colour carefully it should see off greys for three weeks. And to keep your hair feeling great too, ASDA Essentials Dry/ Damaged Coconut Conditioner, 80p is brilliant value. At this price, you can go crazy. Remember, though, too much on the roots will ﬂatten your hair, so keep it on the ends and through the lengths.
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MANICURE DIY SALO £7.08 N £15 Gi e your Give o r nails a br breather from varnish and use Sally Hansen Maximum Growth, £4.08. Once your nails are back in good condition, use Maybelline New York Forever Strong Pro in French Manicure, £3, to give your nails a French manicure ﬁnish in a single coat. (Try it on your feet too for a real top-to-toe makeover.) So much better than paying £15 for a shape and paint at a nail bar.
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There’s a good chance you haven’t. Did you know Bacterial Vaginosis is the most common form of vaginal condition, yet 2 out of 3 women think they have Thrush? Look out for symptoms that are unusual to you, these may include an odour not found with Thrush and a thin, grey discharge which may be excessive and lead to discomfort. Put simply, BV is an imbalance in your pH levels caused by everyday things like excessive washing, perfumed products, antibiotics, your period and even semen. No need to worry though, the good news is it’s easily treated. Balance Activ Gel and Pessary mimic what the body does naturally to restore and preserve your pH balance and protect against BV. Simple.
Available nationwide at selected Asda stores.
Up for grabs We’ve got lots of fabulous prizes to give away this month, so make sure you enter… The winner could be you!
WIN! A fantastic seven-night family holiday in Menorca Menorca is a great island for families and we’re offering you the chance to find out for yourself. The prize is an all-inclusive seven-night trip for a family of four, staying at the Hotel Floramar in Cala Galdana. The hotel has two pools to
splash around in and there’s lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. The prize even includes some childcare, so if mum and dad fancy a change of scenery, there are two sister hotels where you can dine. Even if you don’t win this
time, family summer holiday specialist Esprit Sun is offering 10 per cent off all holidays booked before 28 February 2014, and taken between 30 April and 12 September 2014. Visit espritsun.com or call 01483 791919, quoting ‘ASDA’.
The prize is a seven-night all-inclusive (meals, soft drinks, local beer and wine) stay in four-star accommodation for two adults and two children (12 and under), sharing a family apartment. Return economy ﬂights from major UK airports to Mahon airport with 20kg of hold luggage per adult, taxes and non-UK transfers included. Five mornings Esprit Sun Squad club and free evening care in Esprit Sunset Club for children aged 3 to 10 is included. The prize doesn’t include UK transfers, any additional hotel expenses, drinks, spending money, car hire or childcare apart from that mentioned. The prize must be taken between 14 July and 12 September 2014, subject to availability. Please refer to panel overleaf for overall terms.
WIN! One of 20 pairs of top-price tickets to Happy Days – A New Musical Happy Days are here again with a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series – and we’ve got 20 pairs of tickets to be won. Written by Garry Marshall, the creator of the original series, es, Happy Days – A New Musical stars Ben Freeman as the King of Cool, Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli, Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero and Cheryl Baker as Mrs Cunningham. The show will tour from mid-January to July 2014, visiting 24 venues across the UK. For more details, visit happydaysthemusical.com. 20 readers will each win a pair of top-price tickets to see Happy Days – A New Musical at the venue of their choice, subject to prize allocation availability. No cash alternative. Travel not included. Bromley, Brighton, Hull and Dublin are not available as prize venues. Please refer to panel overleaf for overall terms.
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WIN! A fun family break at Butlins Grab your chance to ﬁnd out why everyone loves Butins and enter our fun-tastic Butlins prize draw. The prize is a short break for a family of four at a Butlins seaside resort in Skegness, Bognor Regis or Minehead. Readers can also get an extra £20 off a Butlins break – go to butlins.com or call 0845 070 4736, quoting ‘ASDAJAN’ by 31 January 2014.
HOW TO ENTER* For your chance to win, call the number below or text the code, then a space and your name and address to 82229, or enter online at ASDA.com/win MENORCA FAMILY HOLIDAY Call 0901 151 0090 Text ASDA14 TICKETS TO HAPPY DAYS – A NEW MUSICAL Call 0901 151 0091 Text ASDA15
The prize consists of a three-night weekend or four-night midweek self-catering break for two adults and two children (14 years or under), staying in a Gold apartment, including breakfast and dinner, at either Butlins Skegness, Bognor Regis or Minehead resorts. Prize must be taken by 30 September 2014, excluding bank holidays, subject to availability. Prize does not include travel, meals other than those stated, or beverages, activities or spending money. The winner must be present on the prize booking and at least one person from the party must be aged 21 years or over. The offer is an extra £20 per booking discount on top of Butlins best offers for bookings made by 31 January 2014 and taken by 31 December 2014. Offer does not apply to two-night hotel breaks or two-berth room-only bookings, cannot be combined with any other offer code and is subject to availability. For full booking T&Cs, visit butlins.com/terms. Please refer to panel on right for overall terms.
WIN! One of two bootcamp breaks
There are two main prizes of a Hillmotts break for a winner and guest, in a twin room on full-board basis. Camps run Mondays to Wednesdays. Prize does not include meals or drinks, other than those mentioned, travel, spending money or hotel expenses, is not amendable and is subject to availability. Hillmotts cannot be held liable for undeclared or unknown medical conditions. Prize must be taken by 30 September 2014, excluding bank and school holidays. There are 20 runners-up prizes of a Goody Bag containing a Nakd Backpack, Infused Raisins Mixed Case, Find Your Favourite Box and TREK ﬂapjack Mixed Case. Please refer to panel on right for overall terms.
*ENTRY DETAILS Calls cost 50p from BT landlines. Calls from other networks, payphones and mobiles may be higher. Text entries cost 50p, plus standard operator rates. For SMS and call entry technical issues, call 0845 803 0325. For online entry technical issues, call Asda customer services on 0800 952 0101. See right for full and speciﬁc terms and conditions.
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PRIZE DRAW TERMS & CONDITIONS 1 Prize draws are open to all residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) aged 18 years and over (unless otherwise stated), excluding employees (and their immediate family) of Asda, Publicis Blueprint and their afﬁliated companies, and anyone professionally connected with the prizes. 2 Proof of sending shall not constitute proof of receipt. No responsibility is accepted for entries lost, delayed, incompletely received or damaged. 3 Maximum one entry per person per draw. Automated, bulk or third-party entries not accepted. 4 All entries (online, phone and text) must be received by midnight, 31 January 2014. Phone/text lines open 24 hours a day until midnight, 31 January 2014. Ask bill payer before calling. If you text after the closing date, you will not be entered but will be charged. Take care when entering text codes; promoter is not responsible for mistypes and you may be charged more. Some phone lines operate call-barring. Calls from other networks/payphones/mobiles may be charged at a higher rate. If unable to get through, check with network operator. 5 Winners are selected at random by an independent veriﬁed computer system after the closing date and will be notiﬁed by letter within 28 days of closing date. If the prize is not claimed within six weeks of notiﬁcation, a redraw will take place. 6 There are no cash alternatives. Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as offered. 7 By entering our prize draws, you agree to take part in publicity. 8 To obtain winners’ names/counties, send an sae to: Asda Magazine January 2014 Winners List, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD, 28 days after the closing date. Please do not send entries to this address. 9 If winners are unable to take prizes, a redraw will take place. 10 Promoter’s decision is ﬁnal. 11 In the event of unforeseen circumstances, promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. 12 Prize draws may be featured in other promotional material with different treatments. 13 The promoter is Asda, Asda House, Great Wilson Street, Leeds LS11 5AD. 14 Winners accept prize at own risk. Unless stated otherwise, holiday winners should obtain their own travel insurance, visas and passport and be ﬁt to travel. 15 Promoter is not liable for any loss or damage, except death or personal injury, arising out of administration, or for the winner’s enjoyment of the prize draws. 16 Where terms/conditions are inconsistent with additional prize draw terms, additional ones will prevail. By entering you accept this.
Calls/texts cost 50p each*. The closing date for prize draws is midnight, 31 January 2014.
Want to get ﬁtter, ﬁrmer and faster? Nakd and Hillmotts are offering two winners a three-day bootcamp break for two at a Hillmotts site in the Cotswolds, Peak District or Dorset. Plus, 20 runners-up will receive a backpack containing Nakd treats. Go to eatnakd.com and hillmotts.co.uk.
The prize is a seven-night Canvas holiday for two adults and up to four children (18 years and under) staying at any campsite featured on the website or in the brochure in any self-catering accommodation offered. The value of the prize is £1,500; a holiday of a greater value can be booked providing the winner pays the additional cost. A return ferry or Eurotunnel crossing for a car is included from a selection of departure and arrival points. The prize does not include linen hire, food or drink, any campsite activities for which a fee is payable, en route hotels or theme park tickets or any other cost or taxes connected with the holiday. The prize is subject to availability and must be taken by 31 October 2014. For full booking T&Cs, visit canvasholidays.co.uk. Please refer to panel on right for overall terms.
CANVAS FAMILY HOLIDAY Call 0901 151 0094 Text ASDA17 HILLMOTTS BOOTCAMP BREAKS Call 0901 151 0095 Text ASDA18
WIN! A Canvas seven-night family European holiday Pack your camping gear! One of the UK’s leading European camping tour operators, Canvas Holidays, is offering the chance to win a seven-night adventure-packed family holiday at a campsite of your choice, including return ferry crossings. To see the full range of over 90 high-quality sites across nine European countries, visit canvasholidays. co.uk or call 0845 268 0857 for a brochure.
FAMILY BREAK AT BUTLINS Call 0901 151 0093 Text ASDA16
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300,000 customers saved last year Over
£1 million shared in bonuses
Start saving for 2014 now!
Earn yourself a bumper bonus with an Asda Christmas Savings Card Last year, Asda rewarded over 300,00 of its customers with a share of a whopping £1 million through its Christmas Savings scheme. To make sure you beneﬁt next time, start saving now with an Asda Christmas Savings Card. By putting a little money on your savings card each week or month throughout the year, at the checkout or
online, you can spread the cost of a fabulous Christmas. Plus, as your savings grow, so do the bonuses you’ll get to spend in store. Saving just £1.12 a week from 1 January until 31 October 2014 will qualify you for the initial bonus, and £3.28 a week will qualify you for the big bonus. So start saving now – and you won’t miss out.
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How to start shopping smarter Pick up your Asda 1 Christmas Savings Card in store or order one from ASDA.com/giftcards. Load it up with money whenever you like. The more you add during the
year, the bigger the bonus you’re likely to receive. Use your bonus – plus the money you’ve saved through the year – to give your family the best Christmas ever!
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Be a savvy saver!
Fun for Free
If money is tight this month, keep the kids entertained with these great ideas that won’t cost you a penny!
GET ON YOUR BIKE
Find the perfect new bike route and go on a family bike ride. National Cycle Network charity Sustrans can help you ﬁnd a route in your area. Go to sustrans.org.uk/ ncn/routes and choose the type of route you want. Whether it’s trafc-free or coastal, there’s a ride to suit you.
TAKE IN A MUSEUM
They’re really cool, they make a great day out, and many of Britain’s largest are free. London’s Natural History Museum has an earthquake simulator, animatronic dinosaurs and Archie the giant squid. At the World Museum in Liverpool you can journey through space, or why not try dressing up as a football superstar at the National Football Museum in Manchester?
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Visit a city farm
Art galleries have stacks of free things for families to do. For instance, Falmouth Art Gallery runs workshops every Saturday from 2 to 3pm (falmouthartgallery.com/gallery). Manchester Art Gallery has monthly art clubs (manchestergalleries.org/ families), and London’s Tate Modern holds free activities every day for kids and invites families to experience a ‘sound art’ tour on weekends in January (tate.org.uk/whats-on).
While your kids will love meeting the cute animals at a city farm, it’s also a great opportunity to educate them in where their food comes from. You can also help them to understand their natural environment by getting involved with some gardening at your local community garden. As well as being a fun day out in the fresh air, it’s free and great exercise, too! Go to farmgarden.org.uk to ﬁnd your nearest city farms and community gardens.
WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. ILLUSTRATIONS: HANNAH WARREN
GO BIRD WATCHING
Get the kids interested in wildlife by taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Watch. It’s the world’s largest wildlife survey, with over half a million people expected to take part this year. All you have to do is count the birds in your garden or local park for one hour over the weekend of 25-26 January. Find out more at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch.
Be in the audience
Would you like to join the studio audience for a TV or radio show? It’s a great way to spot celebs and see how programmes are made. Tickets are free, although age restrictions may apply. Try the following websites: applausestore.com, bbc.co.uk/tickets and sroaudiences.com.
Join a techie club If your kids are into technology, they’ll love Coder Dojo – a free, fun club run by volunteers that help young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps and games. Orginally started in the United States, there are now clubs all over the world. Visit coderdojo. com/about to ﬁnd a club in your area.
BEACHCOMBING If you’re near the coast, wrap up warm and go beachcombing. Get the kids hunting for fossils and shells. Make it a competition – ﬁrst person to ﬁnd six white shells or a stone with a hole in it wins. Look out for ﬂat pebbles to take home and paint. 98 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | JANUARY R 2014
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