Slimming World Speed Foods 2024: The Complete List

Updated on 
31 July, 2023

Slimming World Speed Foods 2024: The Complete Guide

If you've recently just joined the popular Slimming World diet plan, the terminology can be a little confusing when you're new; free foods, healthy extras and syns (our Syn Calculator makes working it out easier!), but what about speed foods?.

What Are The Best Speed Foods On Slimming World?

Slimming world speed foods refer to foods which you are encouraged to eat more of since they can 'speed' up your weight loss.

We've composed a short informational guide for you below which will discuss in more detail what speed foods are, a list of speed foods and how to add them to your meals.

What Are Speed Foods?

As we mentioned above, speed foods are a group of nutritionally dense foods which you can eat as much as you want on the plan thanks to them being low in calories.

Bulking up your plate with these nutritionally dense foods allows you to fill up a third of your plate for little calories, these could be foods such as green beans or fresh fruit.

How Can Speed Foods Help Weight Loss?

Since speed foods are technically free foods, you might be wondering how these certain foods could boost weight loss on the plan more than others?

Well, this is because speed foods are low in calories, which allows you to eat more of them, feel more full and therefore be more satisfied, this stops you from wanting to snack or give up your diet due to hunger.

This keeps you in a calorie deficit and therefore helps you to lose weight quickly without calorie counting and also teaches you portion control.

What's The Difference Between Speed Foods & Free Foods?

Speed foods are technically also free foods on the slimming world plan since you don't have to syn them on the slimming world, so what's the difference between these two labelling of foods?

Essentially, slimming world free food are food groups which are dense but low calorie and keep you full, this allows you to eat them and still lose weight, speed foods, on the other hand, are even lower in calories yet more nutritionally sound and is why they get the seal of approval from the slimming world.

In addition to speed foods in the slimming world, there are also super free foods which are super speed foods, these are fruits such as blueberries and grapefruit.

How Much Speed Food Should I Eat In Slimming World?

On the slimming world plan, you are encouraged to eat plenty of speed food, you should aim to fill up 1/3 of your plate with speed food and the rest with protein and carbs when eating to help you lose weight.

This keeps your meal filling but less calorie dense for balanced meals.

Our Slimming World Speed Food List

Since slimming world speed foods are encouraged to be eaten on the slimming world plan, it's a good idea to know which foods are classed as speed foods so you can integrate more of them into your diet.

Our Slimming World Speed Food List

We've made a list of foods below that count as slimming speed foods.

List Of Fruit

  • Apples
  • Blackcurrants
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Damsons
  • Grapefruit
  • Guava
  • Cranberries
  • Lemons and limes
  • Gooseberries
  • Strawberries
  • Plums
  • Melon
  • Oranges
  • Passion fruit
  • Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Star fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Ugli fruit
  • Tangerines

Speedy Vegetables List

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Acorn squash
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Bean sprouts
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chinese leaf
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Green beans
  • Garlic
  • Mangetout
  • Marrow
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Pak choi
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Runner beans
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Spring greens
  • Spring onions
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Swede
  • Turnip
  • Vine leaves
  • Watercress
  • Water chestnuts

How To Add Slimming World Speed Foods Into Your Meals

Speed foods are a nutritious category of food to fill up on, we, therefore, encourage the consumption of speed foods when possible to help you lose weight.

We've listed some ways to add your favourite speed foods to different meals below.

  • Mash your veggies like sweet potato and butternut squash.
  • Make speed veg soup to use up speed veggies.
  • Have meals such as cottage pie which use lots of veggies.
  • Add fave fruit to yoghurts and porridge.
  • Have a fruit salad for dessert.
  • Enjoy crudities for lunch with some slimming world hummus.
  • Add veggies into your cooked breakfast.
  • Try spiralled veggie pasta instead of traditional pasta.
  • Avoid store-bought pasta sauces and make up your own at home.

Last Words

Overall, slimming world speed foods are low calorie highly nutritious foods which are encouraged to be eaten on the slimming world in a generous portions.

How To Add Slimming World Speed Foods Into Your Meals

Speed foods can help you lose weight because they fill up your plate and help you feel more satisfied without the extra calories, keeping you in a calorie deficit. Try to pair a third of your plate with speed veggies and lean meat for a healthy meal ideas.

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.
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8 comments on “Slimming World Speed Foods 2024: The Complete List”

  1. Pineapple, grapes, kiwifruit are not speed goods acvording to slimming world food optimizing book.

  2. In the text you say Cherries, grapes and bananas are speed free foods but they are not. They are however ordinary free foods.

  3. In your soup comment you say that Lentils and Peas are Speed foods, but they're not. According to the SW app, they are Protein foods, not Speed. Otherwise, thanks for some great ideas!

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