Are Skinny Food Sauces Syn Free? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
6 February, 2023

Do Skinny Food Sauces Have Syns?

Skinny food is a brand of sauces that are popular due to their low-calorie content, making them a great alternative to regular condiments which are typically full of syns.

Skinny food sauces are indeed syn free as they don't have any calories in them, but this still means you should have them in moderation due to the chemicals and flavourings.

We've composed a short guide below which will take you through why you should syn skinny food sauces, other low syn alternative sauces and how to make your SW friendly condiments.

Should I Syn Skinny Food Sauces?

Even though skinny food sauces are technically syn free, it is suggested by slimming world to syn them at half a syn or one syn per tablespoon, this is because due to them having no syns and calories they can be easy to overeat, marking them with a syn makes you eat them more mindfully.

These sauces also tend to be full of artificial flavourings and colouring so are not the healthiest kind of sauce to eat in excess.

Low Syn Alternatives To Skinny Food Sauces

If skinny food sauces aren't for you or you can't find them stocked at your local supermarket then why not try some low syn alternatives to keep you on track without spending all your syn allowance.

We've listed a few below to add to your next shopping list.

  • Franks red hot sauce.
  • Tabasco red sauce.
  • Siracha.
  • Low sodium soy sauce.
  • Tamari sauce.
  • Sugar-free BBQ sauce - 5 syns per tablespoon.
  • Sugar-free ketchup - 5 syns tablespoon.

SW Friendly Condiment Recipes

If you want to save some syns on normal condiments then you can try making your own at home, we've listed two kinds of slimming world friendly sauce recipes below.

Slimming World Ketchup Sauce


  • 550g of passata.
  • Large pinch of onion granules.
  • One pinch of salt and garlic powder.
  • One tsp of mustard powder.
  • Pepper.
  • Two tbsp of sweetener.
  • White vinegar 200ml.
  • Pinch of paprika.


  1. Put all your ingredients into a saucepan and fry them, put a lid on and allow to simmer.
  2. Store in a container for up to three weeks.

Slimming World Hoisin Sauce

If you want to know how many syns in Hoisin Sauce, read it here!


  • Chopped ginger and garlic.
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Marmite.
  • Half a can of black beans.
  • Pinch of five-spice powder.
  • Veg stock.
  • 2 tsp tomato paste.
  • 100g butternut squash and 50g of potato.
  • Three spoons of soy sauce.


  1. Place your ginger, black beans, onion and garlic into a processor then add the marmite and onion plus some water until the mixture blends smooth.
  2. Put the mixture into a pan and add your seasonings plus the tomato paste and 200ml of boiling water until all becomes tender.
  3. Add your soy sauce to the blend again.

Last Words

Overall, skinny food sauces are fine to eat on the slimming world plan within moderation and are syn free, you can also give them a syn value if you would like to stay on track. We also suggest making your condiments if you want more natural low syns types of sauces.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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