Snacking is of the most important parts of the slimming world plan for you to stick with the diet and lose weight.
Finding low syn snacks on the slimming world plan might not be as easy, however, and it's a good idea to stock up on these foods for whenever a snack attack hits to avoid reaching for high syn options.
Down below, we've put together an ultimate low syn snack list to keep you satisfied on the SW plan, whether you have a sweet tooth or love crisps!
Why Use Your Syn Allowance On Slimming World?
Some people assume that if they do utilise their syn allowance on the SW plan they might be able to lose weight faster, due to them not indulging.
This is not true however, SW design 10-15 syns to be used depending on the user so as they can stick with the diet and not feel deprived, syns are carefully calculated into about an extra 250 calories a day in conjunction with your normal diet.
So to get the most out of your syns, we suggest snacking on low syn snacks when possible.
Our Ultimate Low Syn Snack List
In our ultimate snack list below, we will take you through different categories of snacks and their syns to keep you on track with the diet.
If you love crisps, you might be shocked to learn just how many syns some crisp choices can have, so we've listed a few of the lowest syn choice options below.
Popcorn is a favourite choice for a movie night in, and it's also a perfect choice for a low syn snack, with options ranging as low as 2 syns a pack, allowing you to eat up to 7 packs before even nearing your daily syn allowance.
Typically, most popcorn is naturally low in syns since it just popped air, most syns in this snack come from the flavourings like toffee popcorn and oil in microwave popcorn.
If you want to make this cinema popcorn snack even lower in syns, you could always make your own too.
Popchips are known as the healthy option in comparison to normal crisps since they are popped, not fried, they have around 6 syns a bag, which is a similar syn value to regular crisps but is better for your health since they have less fat content.
Popchips Original Popped Potato Chips 85G - 5 syns per serving.
Most people would assume that Wotsits are not the healthy option to be snacking on in terms of crisps in a slimming world but you might be surprised to learn that a small bag of Wotsits will only cost 4.5 syns.
Skips Prawn Cocktail Grab Bag Crisps 35g - 9.6 syns.
The smallest bag of Quavers will set you back 4.5 syns on the SW plan, allowing you to have up to three bags, while their larger bags have around 9 syns for 34 grams, still making them generous in syns for the amount.
Slimfast Chocolate Meal Bar 240G (4X60g) - 11 syns.
Slimfast Rocky Road Meal Bar 4 X 60G - 11 syns.
Slimfast Double Chocolate Snack Bar 6X25g - 5 syns.
Nakd bars come in lots of options in terms of flavour, they are excellent for snacking on when your craving something sweet and are made from all-natural ingredients rather than artificial flavourings.
Nakd Almond Macaroon - 7 syns per bar.
Nakd Lemon Drizzle Wholefood Bars - 6.5 syns per bar.
Nakd Bakewell Tart Wholefood Bars - 7 syns per bar.
Nakd Banoffee Pie Bars - 6.5 syns per bar.
Nákd berry delight - 6.5 syns per bar.
Nakd Double Chocolish - 7 syns per bar.
Nakd Coffee & Walnut Wholefood Bars - 7 syns per bar.
Kallo Belgian Chocolate Mini Rice Cakes Multipack 4 x 21g - 5 syns per pack.
Kallo Organic Unsalted Rice Cakes - 1.5 syns.
Kallo Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Rice and Corn Cakes 122g - 1.5 syns per cake.
Supermarket Rice Cakes
Standard supermarket rice cakes have between 1.5 syns to 2 syns depending on the flavour of the rice cake that you choose. These rice cakes are great weight loss goodies to stock up on when you are feeling peckish.
Slim's Multigrain Pops Original Flavour 75g - 1 syn.
Slim's All Natural Multigrain Pops Original Flavour Crackers 75g - 1 syn.
There's nothing like a cuppa tea and some lovely biscuits when you're snacking, but most biscuits are full of syns and sugar.
We've found some low syn options to add to your snack list below.
Sugar Free Biscuits
Sugar free biscuits are a great low syn alternative to sugary biscuits and are often lower in syns, you'll find that most sugar free options have between 3-4 syns and nearly half the sugar of a normal biscuit.
Gullón Zeroh! Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Digestives - 3 syns per biscuit.
Gullón Zeroh! Sugar-Free Digestive Biscuits - 3 syns per biscuit.
For quick breakfast ideas (check out our article on SlimmingWorld Breakfast Ideas) or a healthy mid-morning snack, you can find some low syn Belvita biscuit options for as low as 2.5 syns a biscuit. We would steer clear of Belvita biscuits that have been filled, these are often higher in syns, with some having up to 9 syns.
Belvita Honey and Nut Biscuits - 2.5 syns.
Belvita Chocolate Chip - 2.5 syns per serving.
Belvita Milk and Cereal Biscuits - 2.5 syns per serving.
Belvita Biscuit Strawberry and Yogurt Crunch - 5.5 syns per serving.
Belvita Raspberry Chia Seeds - 3.5 syns a biscuit.
Rich tea biscuits only have 2 syns per biscuit, making them a great low syn treat to have with a relaxing cuppa. You could have up to 7 of these biscuits before using up your daily syn allowance.
Cloud bread is a great syn free snack on slimming world to regular bread, you simply make this bread with some quark and eggs and it can be used for sandwiches or even as toast in the morning.
To conclude, we hope you've enjoyed our low syn snacking list and found some new favourites to stock up on while using the SW diet. Always remember your syns can be used on any kind of food you want as long as it is within your 15 syn daily allowances.
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.