If you love eating out but you're trying to lose weight, in the slimming world you can luckily do both as long as you are keeping track of your syns and avoid going over your allowance.
Most main menu options on Frankie & Bennys have between 20-75 syns, making them very unhealthy to have on the slimming world plan, but you can save syns by making some smarter menu choices.
Down below in our guide, we will list the syn values of the Frankie & Bennys menu as well as some tips for making healthier choices when eating at Frankie & Benny's to help keep your eating out slimming world friendly.
Frankie & Bennys Syn List
Frankie & Bennys have a huge range of meals to choose from on their menu, from pasta to pizza and desserts like ice cream, to help you stay on track with your syns we’ve listed their values below.
Garlic bread - 38 syns.
Tear 'n' share bread - Garlic and herb 63.5 syns/Gooey cheese 47.5 syns.
Our Best Slimming World Tips For Eating At Frankie & Benny's
A starter and main meal at Frankies & Bennys can quickly turn into a very indulgent dinner and well over your daily syn allowance of 15 syns if you are not careful, with some meals being up to 72 syns!
This is not to say you can't enjoy the occasional Frankie & Bennys on the plan however, you just have to be careful about what you order, we've listed our essential tips for low syn ordering below.
Be careful with drinks - Avoid full-sugar soda options, cocktails or milkshakes when eating out, these add a huge amount of unnecessary syns to your meal.
Choose lean meat - If you take a good look at the syns in the meals at Frankie's & Benny's you will realise that the majority of the chicken options are lower in syns than beef options, sticking to lean meats will help reduce the syns you consume.
Skip the starter - Frankies & Benny's are known to be generous with their portions, rather than have a starter simply order your main straight away to keep syns low.
Plan - To avoid getting overwhelmed when eating out and ordering something you don't want to plan the meal and sides you will be having beforehand to make sure your allowance is enough.
Choose veggie sides - Avoid sides such as loaded fries, slaw or garlic pizza bread, stick to plain veggie sides like broccolini or the simple side salad.
Avoid extra cheese - Whether it's extra cheese on your pasta, pizza or bread, don't add the syns!
Take half home - Since the portions at Frankies & Bennys are rather oversized, one way to keep the syns low is by taking half home, this saves syns and also means you get a day off cooking!
Stay hydrated - It can be easy to overeat or even order more if you are thirsty, sipping water throughout your meal will help you to stay hydrated.
Overall, Frankies & Benny's food menu is very high in syns, you would need to save your allowance for the day for this treat and try to order foods such as veggies and lean meats to keep syns low, we also recommend halving your portion and taking some home to avoid eating too much and using too many syns.
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.