One way to bulk up your meals on the slimming world plan is by using syn free carbohydrates, these should make up around ¼ of your plate on the plan, but what about grains like Bulgar Wheat, are they synned?
Bulgar wheat is syn free on the slimming world, meaning you can have as much of it as you want (within moderation) on the plan, bulgar wheat is a very healthy alternative compared to white carbohydrates like rice.
In our guide below, we will explore why Bulgar wheat is good for you, some syn free types, complex vs simple carbohydrates and two great SW recipes to try with some bulgar wheat at home.
Bulgar wheat is classed as a syn free grain on the slimming world plan, allowing you to have as much of it as you would like on the diet, around ¼ of your plate should be full of carbs.
This grain is especially good for weight loss since it’s so high in fibre, with a 180g serving having up to 8g of fibre and just 150 calories a serving.
It’s also worth noting that bulgar wheat has a good amount of protein per serving, around 6g, making it an excellent source of lean protein for vegetarians.
As we mentioned above, Bulgar wheat is a syn free grain in the slimming world, but there are lots of other types of syn free carbs too, we’ve listed a few below to help you out.
Not only are your healthier grains like quinoa and bulgar wheat syn free in slimming world, but so are simple carbs like pasta and white bread, however, one is better than the other for weight loss.
Complex carbohydrates like whole-grain couscous and bulgar wheat are way more nutrient-dense than let’s say white pasta or rice, this not only makes them better for your health but also higher in fibre, so will keep you fuller for longer periods, this can help with weight loss.
To make your meals healthier and promote weight loss, we would recommend switching the following simple carbs with complex carbs below.
If you're new to grains like Bulgar wheat, you might be curious as to how you can use this grain in your slimming world recipes.
We’ve listed two recipes down below, one for a Bulgar wheat burger and the other for a tasty quick salad!
Overall, Bulgar wheat is a slimming world friendly grain which is super high in fibre and has a great nutritional value which can help with weight loss. We recommend including grains like this more often in your diet and switching to complex carbs over simple carbs when possible.
You can create some excellent SW recipes with bulgar wheat and lean protein sources like our two syn free recipes above.