Alternatives for discontinued ingredients

All Bran bars

These bars have discontinued but can be substituted with Be Natural granola & seed bars OR Uncle Toby’s Chewy Muesli bars (50% wholegrains).  If you are having trouble finding these, you can look for ones that are similar to an all bran bar which had around 6g of fat and 5g of fibre and about 640 kilojoules (152 calories).

Butternut Cookies (Vive Lite)

Replace with same quantity of Vive Lite Pecan & Caramel Cookies.

Cadbury Lite

Replace with either 2 regular 12g freddo frogs OR 25g of normal milk chocolate.

Cheese and Leek Soup  & 4 Cheese Sauce

This item has been discontinued, however you can substitute it with either Continental Cheese Sauce Sachet or Gravox Cheese Sauce Sachet (both pictured below). The method of combining the sauce into the recipe is slightly different with these substitutes compared to the cheese and leek soup mix as you now need to boil the milk before combining with the sauce sachet and then whisk together.

NB: The Gravox brand should be in your local supermarket and the Continental brand is available in independent supermarkets such as IGA.

Creole Seasoning

This ingredient has been discontinued and so I recommend you replace it with Cajun seasoning or Moroccan Seasoning, Both work well but I do favour the Cajun as long as you don’t mind it a little hot. Both are sold in the spice and herb section of your supermarket. Keep the quantities the same as the Creole in your recipe.

Darrell Lea Peppermint Nougat Bar

With the closure of the Darrell Lea stores there was some concern that this product would not be available. However there is great news, this product has been retained in the range and is available from selected newsagents and Terry White Chemists. Some IGA and Coles stores may also stock these. It is now called Peppermint Nougat Whipp Bar. For more information

Four’n’twenty Lite Meat Pies

These are on the menu plan in book 5 – Swap for a frozen meal or a recipe from my cookbooks of similar calorie and fat count. These are 336 calories (1400kj) and 13g of fat.

Garden Harvest Creamy Chicken Cup-A-Soup

Replace with Continental Cream of Chicken cup-a-soup, 97% fat free.

Jungle Curry Paste

Jungle Curry Paste is no-longer available however the Nyonya Curry Paste pictured below is a great substitute for this paste which is used in the Jungle Chicken Curry in book 7.

Mars Lite

FOR MARS BAR SLICE RECIPE: Replace with 2 normal Mars bars (1.7g of fat per slice).

Mushroom And Chive Cup-A Soup

Replace with Continental Cream of Mushroom Cup-a-soup, 97% fat free.

Spicy Bean Salsa

This item has been discontinued, so in my Chicken Enchiladas recipe from book 5 replace with 1 420g can of Mexe-Beans or Mexican Chilli Beans.  Then using a stick blender, blend until smooth.

Thai Chilli Jam or Stir Fry Paste

These products have both been discontinued however you can replace with 1 tablespoon of Pad Thai Paste & 1 teaspoon Red Curry Paste.

Weight Watchers Duo Bars

See All Bran bars above.