Everyone loves a good chip shop fish and chips, but they can be high in calories and fat, for you to be able to eat your chippy without any guilt you must ensure you track their syns.
Chip shop fish and chips have on average around 14 syns for a 220g serving, making them very high in syns, so they should only be eaten as the occasional treat.
We've gone into some further detail below about why your chippy takeaway is high in syns, the individual syn values of fish and chips in detail as well as a slimming world friendly fish and chip recipe.
We all know fish and chips aren't the healthiest of meals, but it can be shocking to learn they near use your whole syn allowance for just one small plate.
Fish and chips get most of their syns from the oil used to cook them in, for example, the chips are deep-fried as well as the fish to achieve the crispy batter. Some fish and chips are even higher in syns if they are fried in beer batter.
Chippy sides such as saveloy and ketchup or mayo can also add extra syns and calories with a saveloy having up to 7 syns in total, half of your daily syn allowance!
There are many kinds of chip shop fish & chips you can get, we've listed the syn values of the individual parts down below so you can have a rough idea of how many syns you will need to enjoy your takeaway.
It can be hard to feel as if you can enjoy a chippy takeaway on the SW plan without going over your syns, but there are some simple choices you can make to enjoy your chippy and not go over your syns.
If you've got a craving for some fish shop fish and chips, you could always try making your own at home to save some syns and have a healthier meal.
Down below we've put together a recipe which serves up to four people, making it great for a family dinner and is only 4 syns a serving!
Overall, chip shop fish and chips are very high in syns, coming in at around 14 syns for your average small serving with chips. We would suggest making some healthy swaps in your takeaway to reduce syns such as choosing non-battered fish or saving even a higher amount of syns by making yours on SW fish