Is The Chilli Con Carne Mix By Schwartz High In Syns? - Our SW Syn Guide
If you are lazy to spend time in the kitchen or struggle to think of meal ideas to cook throughout the week, you might be tempted to stock up on some Schwartz packets like their chilli con carne mix.
The chilli con carne mix from Schwartz has 12.5 syns when made up as a meal as directed on the packet making them high in syns, we would therefore only suggest using this mix as the occasional treat on the slimming world.
Down below in our syn guide, we will take you through why the Schwartz chilli con carne mix is high in syns, syn values of some of their mixes, low syn alternatives and a recipe for making your own SW chilli con carne.
Why Is The Schwartz Chilli Con Carne Mix So High In Syns?
When made up as a recipe, the Schwartz chilli con carne mix has 12.5 syns a serving making it very high in syns and taking up most of your 15 syn daily allowance. Using the spice mix alone with your ingredients can help lower syns since the pack is made up mostly of ground spices with a few syns.
This recipe mix is high in syns due to the added ingredients like wheat starch, but when using ingredients such as lean beef mince you can keep the meal relatively low in syns.
Syn Values Of Schwartz Mixes
Schwartz has a huge range of spice mixes for easy recipes, to help you compare syns we've listed them down below.
Colman's Shepherd's Pie Recipe Mix 50G - 22.5 syns.
Colman's Chilli Con Carne Recipe Mix 50G - 16.7 syns.
Our SW Chilli Con Carne Recipe
One way to save syns and enjoy your chilli con carne is by making your own at home with syn-free ingredients, we've listed a recipe for you to try at home below.
Low cal cooking spray.
One onion and two garlic cloves.
Two pinches of cumin, coriander and a pinch of paprika.
500g of lean beef mince.
Pinch of chilli powder.
Four large tomatoes.
300ml of hot beef stock.
One can of red kidney beans.
Chopped cucumber for serving.
First start by spraying a frying pan then fry off your garlic and onion, add in the beef and cook for a few minutes.
Now the beef is browned off you can add in the spices, peppers, tomatoes and stock, and simmer for around 20 minutes. Next, add in the kidney beans and serve.
Overall, Schwartz chilli con carne mix is quite high in syns when made up as a recipe, this meal gets its high syns from the added ingredients in the spices, to keep syns low we suggest using the spice mix itself which only has 1-2 syns and choose low syn ingredients like lean beef mince to keep syns low.
Chilli con carne is a great syn-free meal to choose on the slimming world and can be made syn-free with our recipe above.
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.