Carbonara is a popular pasta dish to order when eating out or for an easy homemade dinner, but many people avoid Carbonara when losing weight, due to the sauce often having ingredients such as cheese, and bacon which makes it high in fat.
Carbonara sauce can have varying syns according to how it is made and its ingredients, on average you can expect 100g of this pasta sauce to have around 5 syns, making it fairly high in syns.
To help you out with your weight loss, we've composed a syn guide below taking you through why carbonara sauce is so high in syns, syn values and low syn alternatives, we've also thrown in an SW recipe!
At around 5 syns for 100g, Carbonara sauce is high in syns, allowing you to have up to 300g of the sauce before using all your 15 daily syns on the plan.
Carbonara sauce get's its high syn value from the cheese, butter, cream and other ingredients like bacon, for example, Tesco carbonara sauce has 8g of fat for just a 100g serving!
To keep syns low we recommend making your carbonara sauce at home, choosing a low-fat version or having a smaller portion of the sauce. You can also use bacon medallions which are more SW-friendly.
Carbonara sauces can have varying syn values according to the type you choose and their ingredients, we've listed some syn values below of different brands to help you out.
If your find Carbonara sauce to be too high in syns, there are lots of other creamy pasta sauces to check out for an easy yummy dinner, we've got some alternatives below.
If you find store-bought Carbonara pasta sauce to be too high in syns, we recommend making your own carbonara sauce at home which is lower in syns.
This recipe below has no syns too and serves 4.
Overall, Carbonara sauce is high in syns, having on average 5 syns for a 100g serving, you could have up to three portions before using all your 15 syns.
To make this pasta sauce lighter we recommend making your own at home, making healthy swaps and taking out the cream to reduce the fat content. The parmesan in carbonara can count as your healthy extra A which can free up syns.