It's encouraged to reach out for healthy snacks when on the slimming world diet, but sometimes when you need a snack quickly, low syn crisps are the best option.
When looking for a bag of low syn crisps you can always use the 1 syn to 20 kcal rule, but to make your life easier, we've put together a list of crisps below with low syns to keep you on track with your diet.
Can You Eat Crisps On The Slimming World Diet?
Crisps are fine to be enjoyed as part of your slimming world diet as long as you track them as part of your daily syns, your daily syn allowance is typically around 15 syns per day, but this can change according to your weight.
One way to make sure you enjoy your crisps is by picking brands with low syn values so as they don't take up your whole syn allowance.
Our List Of Low Syn Crips (By Popular Brand)
You are probably surprised to know that there are low syns ASDA crisp and low syns Lidl crisp out there to add to your shopping lists.
You just have to know where to look, so we've listed out the most popular crisps with their syn values from each supermarket and brand below, none of these crisps is over 7 1/2 syns to keep you on track.
Aldi Be Light Thai Lemongrass Cassava Crisps (20g bag) –4 1/2 syns.
Aldi Be Light Sweet Chilli Cassava Crisps (20g bag) – 4 1/2 syns.
Aldi Snackrite Cheese Puffs (17g bag) – 4 1/2 syns.
Aldi Be Light Satin Crunch Crisps, Cheese & Onion (25g bag) – 5 syns.
Aldi Be Light Satin Crunch Crisps, Thai Sweet Chilli (25g bag) – 5 syns.
Now we've listed some of the most popular low syn crisps on the market, you might be wondering how you can be choosing healthier crisps without having to carry your syn list around all the time, so we have listed our top tips for choosing lower syn crisps down below.
Go for a heavier bag - Having one 30g bag of crips rather than two 18g bags will do you better in the long run, as it's more satisfying and will reduce the chances of you going back for a second bag.
Look for pop chips - Pop chips such as Snack 'a' Jacks are great, as they are airy, which means they have a higher volume for less weight, allowing you to feel even more satisfied with your snack.
Make your own - You can craft some pretty low syn crisp recipes at home with some fry light and seasoning, some you could try to make are lasagna sheet crisps or paprika ones with thin slices of regular potato.
Check the flavours - Some packets of crisps are full of salt and sugar which can add to syns, you should also opt for baked crisps which are handmade rather than your average fried ones, as the oil ups the syns.
To Snack Or Not To Snack On Crisps?
If you are on the slimming world diet and want to snack on your favourite sour cream & onion crisps occasionally, it is not going to ruin your diet as long as your accounting for the syns. Crisps might not be the most satisfying snack over something more high fibre but they can be healthy as long as you opt for baked options. But overall, yes, we vote snack on the crisps but in moderation!
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.