If you're a vegetarian on the slimming world plan or you simply want to start eating more veggies on the diet, you might be looking for some low syn vegetarian foods to get the most out of your syns.
Most vegetarian food is naturally low in syns since it is veggie-based, but some can have hidden syns and calories, which is why we've put together our ultimate list of low syn vegetarian foods down below.
For people who are new to slimming world, working out the syns in your snacks and food can be overwhelming but is necessary for you to avoid gaining weight on the plan.
Most slimming world users get an allowance of 15 syns a day, as long as you keep to this, you can eat anything you desire on the plan while losing weight.
From french fries to avocado, we've put together our best list of vegetarian foods to choose from below on the SW plan.
Since Avocado is not a syn free on slimming world, it does have to be synned, 77% of avocados calories comes from its fat, which does make it high in syns.
However, if you choose an avocado for example which weighs 90g and have half then it will only set you back 3.5 syns for half.
Avocado is very good for you and is full of good fats which can keep you fuller in between meals, whether you choose to have it on toast as your healthy extra B or a rice cracker.
Pickled beetroot is syn free on slimming world, making it a great go-to sandwich filler or on rice cakes and salad! Most veggie pickles are syn free on slimming world, just always check for any added extras such as oil which can contribute to hidden syns.
Vegetarian sausages are naturally very low in syns than when compared to meat sausages, for example, some types of Linda Mccartney veggie sausages only have 0.5 syns in per one, making them a great low syn snack or even a meal.
Tinned tomatoes are a staple for vegetarian cooking and are mostly syn free on slimming world unless the tin contains any oil inside which can contribute to hidden calories.
The same goes for purees and sauces, most tomato-based products are syn free, but always check the ingredients for mix-ins.
Peanuts are great filling nuts to have on hand for when you feel peckish, they are not the lowest syn nut, but you don't need a lot of them to be satisfied, this would be the healthier option than heading for crisps or chocolate.
On average, monkey nuts have about 8 syns for a 38g serving, we would suggest checking how much sodium salted peanuts have in too.
Frozen peas like most other frozen veg are syn free on slimming world, making them easy to add in sauces or as a quick side.
Whether you are having peas fresh, mushed or frozen, this veg is syn free, do watch out for veg however which is frozen with oil, you will often find this is the case with frozen vegetables that are meant for roasting.
French fries might not be the healthiest type of vegetarian food, but they are surprisingly low in syns, with just 5-9 syns for the average serving depending on where you get them from.
Most of the syns in frozen french fries come from the oil inside of the packs to stop the chips from sticking together while cooking.
Overall, vegetarian foods are naturally low in syns thanks to them being low in fat and veggie-based, we recommend trying to incorporate veggie meals a few days a week when dieting. Always check tinned, frozen or packet veg for the addition of oil before assuming it syn free.
Depending on the level of your "veganism", you may want to check out our article on syns in vivera shawarma.