Quavers are a well-known British favourite snack, you might think an occasional bag or two on the Slimming World diet is allowed, and while it is okay to eat, you have to track their syns to make sure they fit in your diet.
The amount of syns in quavers depends on the bag size, for a 16g bag of quavers they have around 4 1/2 syns, a 20g bag has 5 1/2 syns while a 34g bag has 9 syns in total.
In our guide below, we will discuss if Quavers can be eaten on the SW diet, other low syn alternative crisps and some tips for choosing low syn crisps at the supermarket.
Can You Eat Quavers On The Slimming World Diet?
There is no reason as to why you can't enjoy a bag of quavers on the Slimming World diet, but at 9 syns for a larger bag of 34 grams, you have to make sure you do not exceed your syn values daily allowance.
The Walker's branded crisps come in a huge variety of flavours to choose from, so we recommend picking the larger bag of crisps to satisfy your cravings, as two small bags on Slimming World would have the same syn values.
Your syn allowance on Slimming World will differ according to your weight, but for most people, it is 15 syns a day.
Low Syn Crisp Alternatives To Quavers
Quavers are not the only crisps that can be enjoyed in moderation on the Slimming World diet, you can also eat a wide variety of other popular low syn crisps.
We have put together a list of crisps below with their syns list to see the lower syn alternatives to Quavers.
Walkers Crisps Pops, all varieties (23g bag) - 5 syns.
Not every time can you remember how many syns certain brands of crisps have, so we have listed a few tips that will help you make a healthier choice when choosing your crisps for a snack attack below.
Go for baked - There is now a great selection of low syns list crisps on the market that are baked rather than fried. These crisps are a much healthier choice than your standard ones as they are cooked with less oil, therefore, contain less fat too.
Look for green - Most crisps will have a traffic light code on the front that indicates their contents of salt, fat, sugar and general calories. The best way to know if your making a healthier choice is by avoiding crisps that have a red colour code and opting for all green or as much as you can.
Choose the heavier bag - Always opt for the heavier bag of crisps as long as it fits in your syn allowance, often you will find these are more satisfying and can be fewer in syns rather than having two small bags, the more you restrict the more likely you will be to go back for seconds.
Try popcorn or pop chips - Pop chips or popcorn are an excellent snack when compared to traditional crisps as they are high in volume and low in syns, allowing you to eat more for fewer amount of calories. You can now get pop chips with all kinds of flavours too such as steak & onion or sour cream & onion.
Calculate your allowance beforehand - There is a general rule that 20kcals means 1 syn, so check the calories for your bag of crisps on the packet beforehand and use your calculator to quickly estimate how many syns it will set you back. Slimming world has an app for this easy calculation too which simply requires you to just search the brand of crisps.
Try slimming world recipes - If you want to eat even healthier low syn crisps, why not make your own? There is a good variety of low syn SW crisp recipes to try on the internet that can satisfy your cravings.
Watch serving sizes - You might grab a bag of crisps from the supermarket only to see that they are low in calories because they have gone off their small serving size. For example, you might buy a 60g pack of crisps from the supermarket that has a 250 calories rating on the packet, but when you look closer, this is per 30g, so don't be misled and eat the whole bag!
Quavers are one of the lowest syn crisps out there which can be enjoyed on the Slimming World diet as long you count they're syns as part of your allowance. We always recommend choosing heavier bags that are more satisfying and checking syns for different flavours as they can vary.
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.