Since smoked mackerel has syns, you need to be careful how much of it you are having on the slimming world diet for it to not exceed your slimming world syn allowance.
Smoked mackerel's syns can vary according to different brands but on average they have around 2 syns per 100g, making them an excellent low syn meal addition.
We've composed a short guide below which will go over how many syns smoked mackerel has according to different brands as well as a few low syns recipes using mackerel to give you some SW friendly cooking inspiration.
With an average syn value of 2 syns per 100g, smoked mackerel is low in syns and makes a good low syn dish or high protein addition to a quick lunch.
There is no reason why you cannot eat smoke mackerel on the slimming world plan as long as you factor in its syns according to to the brand, this type of smoked fish can often be quite high in sodium so you should watch out for its salt content too.
If you want to keep your mackerel syn free then its best to choose a non-smoked version as you can eat as much as you want of them without it having to eat into your syn allowance, or choose a mackerel which is not marinated in other flavours as this can also add extra calories from the oil and flavourings.
As we mentioned above, smoked mackerel can vary according to the brand, we will list the varying syns below to help you stay on track.
If your looking for some low syn ways to eat smoked mackerel, we've put a couple of recipes down below which keeps your meals slimming world friendly.
This slimming world mackerel bake serves 4 people and makes a quick weeknight meal.
To conclude, smoked mackerel is low in syns as long as you choose a plain type with no oil and marination, it is always best to pick a mackerel that is plain as this will be lower in syns. If you want to keep it syn free you could try picking mackerel which has no smoking done to it.
You can use smoked mackerel in any kind of dish for extra protein but you should always weigh it out to keep it within your syn allowance.