Are Bagel Thins Slimming World Friendly? - Our Guide
If you are looking for some new low syn breakfast ideas, you might have come across bagel thins, which are smaller than your typical bagel, but how many syns do they have?
Bagel thins typically have around 6 syns for one making them very high in syns, having two thins would consume the majority of your syn allowance.
In our guide below, we will discuss why bagel thins are so high in syns, how they compare to regular bagels, some syn values, what bread counts as your healthy extra B and some low syn alternatives.
Why Are Bagel Thins So High In Syns?
You might be shocked to learn that bagel thins have 6 syns per one, this is because, despite their thin size, they are still high in carbs and sugars. You could have up to two before reaching the top of your 15 syn daily allowances.
Compared to regular bagels, they do have about half the amount of syns, with your average regular-sized bagel having 11.5 syns so are the better option if you are a lover of bagels but want to keep syns low.
Syn Values Of Bagel Thins
Most bagel thins have similar syn values but can differ slightly according to brands, we've listed the syn values to help you compare below.
New York Bakery Co. 4 Tomato & Herb Sliced Bagel Thins - 6 syns.
New York Bakery Co. 6 Half Plain, Half Wholemeal Sliced Bagel Sandwich Thins - 6 syns.
What Bread Counts As Your Healthy Extra B?
If you love a good sandwich for lunch or breakfast, you might be trying to find some low syn pieces of bread and thins to use in the slimming world, well, you can find healthy extra B options which contribute to your fibre allowance on the plan, this allows you to avoid synning them to a certain amount.
We've listed which types of bread count as your healthy extra b below.
Village Bakery Soft White Sliced Sandwich Thins 6 Pack - 5 syns.
M&S Made Without Seeded Sandwich Thins - 6.5 syns.
Village Bakery Both In One Sandwich Thins 6x40g - 5 syns.
Overall, bagel thins typically have around 6 syns for one, making them high in syns, but a better option than large-sized bagels which have around 11.5 syns.
To keep syns low, we would be careful of your fillings and butter, opt for reduced-fat spread and bagel fillings such as tuna and quark. You can also use certain bread types as your healthy extra B for fibre, this helps to save syns.
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.