Are Chia Seeds Syn Free On Slimming World? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
11 June, 2022

Can I Have Chia Seeds On Slimming World? - Our Syn Guide!

Chia seeds are very popular in the health world, being known to provide a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and fibre in their tiny seeds, but are these super seeds slimming world friendly?

Are Chia Seeds Syn Free On Slimming World?

Chia seeds are not syn free on slimming world, but two tablespoons can be used as your healthy extra B allowance thanks to their high fibre value, above this allowance you would then need to syn them at 1 syn per teaspoon, making them quite high in syns.

Down below in our guide, we will take you through how many chia seeds you can eat in the slimming world plan, if chia seeds are good for you, low syn alternative seeds and two of our favourite chia seed SW recipes to give you some recipe inspo.

How Many Chia Seeds Can I Eat On Slimming World?

At 1 syn a teaspoon, you could have up to 15 teaspoons of chia seeds before using up or your 15 syn daily allowances or 3 syns a tablespoon which would allow you to have up to 5.

Chia seeds should be eaten in moderation due to their high syn value and can be easy to overeat (you should also check out flax seeds), so we suggest measuring out your portion rather than sprinkling them. To save syns, we suggest using chia seeds as your healthy extra B fibre allowance where you can have up to two tablespoons syn free!

Are Chia Seeds Good For You?

Chia seeds are packed full of nutrients including fatty omega 3 acids and are great for your digestive and metabolic health. Chia seeds have approx 11g of fibre 28g or two tablespoons which can keep you fuller for longer in between meals.

These seeds are full of anti-oxidants too which can fight free radicals in the body and help your immune system stay strong.

It should be noted that chia seeds need to be consumed in moderation however, too many can cause digestive issues like constipation if you are not used to eating a high amount of fibre, you should also make sure to take chia seeds correctly by soaking them in a liquid otherwise they can get stuck in your throat.

Low Syn Alternatives To Chia Seeds

If you are not keen on chia seeds or you curious to see if there are any other SW super seeds you can add to your diet, we've listed some low syn alternatives for you to check out below.

  • Pumpkin Seeds, Hulled - 4 syns.
  • Sunflower Seeds, Hulled - 4.5 syns.
  • Sesame Seeds - 3.5 syns.
  • Hemp seeds - 4 syns.
  • Flax Seeds - 3.5 syns.
Are Chia Seeds Syn Free On Slimming World?

Our Best SW Chia Seed Recipes

If you've picked yourself up some chia seeds but your not sure how to use them, we've got some excellent slimming world recipes below for using chia seeds to check out.

Easy Vanilla Chia Pudding


  • 30g of chia seeds as your healthy extra.
  • 100ml of no sugar non-dairy milk like almond milk. (use as healthy extra A)
  • Drop of vanilla essence.


  1. Simply mix all the ingredients in a jar then put the lid on and store it in the fridge overnight.

Chocolate Chia Pudding


  • 50g of chia seeds.
  • Three teaspoons of honey.
  • Two teaspoons of cocoa powder.
  • 500ml of soya milk.


  1. Add half of the chia seeds into two jars then add half of the cocoa powder, honey and soya milk.
  2. Shake the jars with the lid firmly on top and store overnight then enjoy in the morning!

Last Words

To conclude, chia seeds are not syn free on the slimming world plan but two tablespoons can be used as your healthy extra B fibre allowance, over this allowance you will then need to syn them at one syn for a teaspoon.

Are Chia Seeds Syn Free On Slimming World?

We would recommend measuring out your chia seeds to stay on track with your syns, avoid sprinkling them since they can be easy to overeat which can cause digestive problems and cause you to use too many 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.
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