Salads are often classed as a healthy dish to have in the slimming world, but when it comes to dressings you have to be careful about the types of dressings your use, some can be very high in fat and calories, adding syns without you knowing.
Caesar dressing in particular has 2.5 syns - 3 syns for 15ml, making it high in syns, therefore we would recommend measuring the amount of dressing you are using to stay on track with your syns and avoid using too many.
We've put together a short guide below which will cover why Caesar dressing is high in syns, some syn values of different Caesar dressings and low syn alternative salad dressings, we've also included an SW recipe for Caesar dressing.
Caesar dressing has between 2.5 syns - 3 syns for 15ml, this means you could have up to 75ml of Caesar dressing before using all of your daily syn allowances. Caesar dressing gets its high syns from the fat and sodium in the ingredients, made with lots of oil and egg yolk.
It's important to use Caesar dressing in moderation due to its high syns, therefore we would suggest measuring the dressing out rather than just pouring it on salads. Alternatively, you could switch to light Caesar dressing which has reduced fat, costing you only around 1 syn for 15ml.
Caesar dressing has varying syns according to where you buy it from and the ingredients, so to help you out, we've listed the syn values of this popular dressing below so you can compare brands and syns.
If you find Caesar dressing to be too high in syns for your salad and you are looking for a low syn alternative dressing, we've got you covered with some other salad dressing options down below.
If you're a lover of Caesar dressing but not a fan of the syns, you can always make your own simple SW friendly Caesar dressing at home.
We've listed the recipe details down below.
Overall, Caesar dressing is very high in syns, having between 2.5 and 3 syns for just 15ml, this is because the sauce is high in fat and sodium from the egg yolk and oil. We would suggest using this dressing in measurable amounts rather than just pouring it on salad to stay on track with your syns.
To save syns you can also use lighter Caesar dressing which has just 0.5 syns a serving or choose from our low syn alternatives above.