How Many Syns In Colman's Chilli Mix? - Our Slimming World Guide
If you are looking to add some extra flavour to your sauce or maybe you are stuck for dinner ideas and want a quick and easy meal, you might be curious as to how many syns Colman's chilli spice mix has on the plan.
Colman's chilli mix has 5 syns for 100g when used as a spice or flavouring, when made as prepared on the packet however your looking at 17 syns a serving, making it a very high syn dish.
We've put together a short syn guide below which will discuss why Colman's Chilli mix is so high in syns, some various syn values, low syn alternatives and an SW recipe for making your own chilli at home.
Why Is Colman's Chilli Mix So High In Syns?
At 17 syns when made as prepared, Colman's chilli mix is very high in syns, taking you two syns over your 15 syn daily allowances. However, you can deduct the syns from the lean beef mince, making it 7.5 syns a serving instead for a 50g sachet.
Sachet spices mixes can have a lot of hidden ingredients which is often why they become so high in syns if you are not careful.
Syn Values Of Colman's Spice Mixes
Colman's has a wide variety of spice mixes, not just their Chilli mix, so to help you compare syns, we've listed some general syn values down below.
Colman's Chilli Con Carne Recipe Mix 50G - 5.5 syns.
Schwartz Fish Lemon & Parsley Sauce 300G - 2.5 syns.
Bisto Curry Sauce Mix 185G - 2.5 syns.
Schwartz One Pan Cajun Chicken & Rice 32G - 21 syns for the meal as prepared.
Schwartz Slow Cookers Chicken Curry 33G - 9 syns for a meal.
Nandos Smokey Bbq Peri-Peri Bag & Bake 20G - 1 syns a pack.
Nando's Bag And Bake Medium 20G - 3 syns.
Schwartz Wok It American Bbq Chicken Seasoning 35G - 10 syns for a meal.
Nando's Peri-Peri Bag & Bake Lemon & Herb 20G - 3 syns.
Schwartz One Pan Italian Cheesy Chicken & Garlic Pasta 32G - 7.5 syns.
Schwartz Fish Pie Wet Sauce For Fish 300G - 12 syns as prepared.
Bisto Pepper Sauce Mix 185G - 2 syns.
Schwartz Chilli Lime Coriander Wet Sauce For Fish 300G - 2.5 syns.
Schwartz Fish French White Wine& Tarrogan Sauce 300G - 2.5 syns.
Bisto Parsley Sauce Mix 185G - 2 syns.
Our Best SW Chilli Recipe
The best way to save syns but still enjoy an amazing tasting chilli is by simply making your own at home, our recipe below serves six and is most importantly syn free!
500g of lean beef mince.
One onion, red pepper, carrot and three garlic cloves diced.
Two chillis chopped.
One can of kidney beans.
Three cups of chopped tomatoes.
One can of tomato paste.
Three cups of beef stock.
Two teaspoons of cumin and paprika.
Pinch of chilli powder.
Pinch of oregano.
One spoon of balsamic vinegar.
To begin, start by frying off your mince, garlic and onion until they become brown then add in the carrots plus your tomatoes, spices, red pepper, chilli and vinegar, bring to a boil with the stock.
Simmer, add in the kidney beans and allow the chilli to cook for around 45 minutes until thickened.
Serve with fat-free Greek yoghurt and some cheese.
Overall, Colemans chilli mix has 17 syns when made as prepared or 7.5 syns when not counting the lean beef mince and other syn-free ingredients. To save syns, we suggest splitting the spice mix between other people or try making your own syn-free Chilli Con Carne at home 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.