Most of the time, people think snacks are off limits if your trying to lose weight, but a great advantage to the slimming world diet is that you can snack away as long as they are all fit into your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan.
In our ultimate snack guide below, we've listed some of the best syn-free snacks you can have in the slimming world to keep you satisfied in between meals and free your syn allowance for those more guilty treats.
On the slimming world weight loss plan, most users are given a 15 syn daily allowance in addition to certain syn-free foods (check our list here) for snacking.
As long as your snacks fit within this syn allowance, you will still lose weight on the plan, if you go over your syns you might see slower weight loss or even weight gain!
That's why it's important to use a syn calculator (linked here).
If you want to keep your syn allowance free for important snacks like chocolate, then we have a great list of syn free snacks to have on the plan below.
If you are a lover of french fries/ potato chips as a snack, you would likely think they are a no-go when you are trying to lose weight, but you can make syn free chips in your air fryer with low cal cooking spray as a quick snack.
Eggs are syn free on the slimming world plan and are a great high-protein healthy snack to have in between meals. The best way to have eggs on the slimming world plan is by boiling them since they don't contain oil.
You can also have eggs on toast syn free by using bread as your healthy extra b.
Plain chicken pieces are syn-free on the slimming world plan and a great high-protein snack to have on the plan. Just make sure there is no visible fat on the chicken or extra seasonings containing oil to keep them syn free.
We have a great low syn recipe for chicken pieces here which can be made syn free without breading.
Seafood is mainly syn free on the slimming world plan, crab seafood sticks in particular are an excellent syn free snack and are also high in protein. We have a great syn guide to them here and other syn free seafood fish sticks options.
If you're looking for another high-protein snack, fat free plain yoghurt is a great option and syn free on the plan, you can add yoghurt with fruit into it for syn free flavour.
Just make sure your yoghurt choice has no extra flavourings to keep it syn free.
Most fruit is syn free on the slimming world plan as long as it's not pureed making it a healthy syn free snack to have on the plan as a fresh fruit salad.
This can be a great alternative to sugary sweets, do be cautious of dried fruits however since they contain syns due to the added sugar.
Now we've gone over some great syn free snack items you can have on the slimming world plan, we've also put together a list of low syn slimming-friendly healthy snacks you can have within your 15 syn allowance.
Low fat cheese and light cheese in general is a great high protein snack to have on the slimming world plan, you could put this cheese in sauces, onto low syn crackers or even on rice cakes for savoury snacks.
Dairylea light triangles in particular only have 1 syn per triangle and you can have up to four as your healthy extra A dairy allowance on the plan, freeing up your syns.
Heck chicken sausages can be cooked and kept in the fridge as a convenient snack or as quick additions to meals such as salads for a protein boost.
These sausages have around 3-3.5 syns for two chicken chipolatas making them a great low syn tasty snack choice.
Hartley's sugar free jelly makes a great low syn dessert, having just 0.5 syns a pot making it a great alternative to more sugary and calorific desserts.
This could be paired with fat free plain yoghurt for a complete dessert.
Rice cakes are a great low syn snack to have on the slimming world plan, they can be paired with peanut butter, low-fat cheese or choose chocolate-covered options for a sweet low syn snack.
A wonderful snack many people reach for is skinny whip snack bars, they are great low syn sweet treats, having just 4 syns a bar. You could have around 4 before using all your 15 syn daily allowance.
Popcorn is naturally low in syns and can be made syn free on the slimming world plan if you're careful with the oil. For example, Propercorn popcorn has 2-3 syns a snack.
Some ice cream brands like Halo Top are low in syns thanks to them being so low in calories, this is thanks to them being made with sweeteners instead of sugar, helping you reach your weight loss goals.
For example, Halo Top has just 3-4 syns per 100ml.
Veggie sticks and hummus are great healthy snacks to have on the SW plan, hummus should be had in moderation as a real treat to keep it low in syns, it has around 5-6 syns a serving.
Overall, there are lots of tasty syn-free snacks you can have on the slimming world, just ensure that these snacks have no hidden ingredients which give them a syn value, you can also use some dairy and high-fibre treats as your extra choices.
You can have up to 15 syns on the SW plan before using all your allowance, we recommend keeping track of your syns to ensure you don't go over your allowance by accident.