Is Colmans Cottage Pie Mix High In Syns? - Our Guide!
If you're looking to make an easy dinner and fancy a cottage pie, you might be tempted to use a Colmans cottage pie mix, but before you go ahead you want to make sure you know how many syns are in this recipe mix.
Colmans cottage pie mix has 21 syns a serving making it high in syns, we would therefore only suggest having this meal occasionally on the slimming world plan.
Down below in our syn guide we will take you through why Colman's cottage pie mix is so high in syns, syn values of their recipe mixes, low syn alternatives and a recipe for making your SW-friendly cottage pie.
Why Is Colman's Cottage Pie Mix So High In Syns?
At 21 syns for a serving, Colman's cottage pie mix is very high in syns, this is because when made up as a recipe Colman's cottage pie mix uses non-syn friendly ingredients.
To keep this meal lower in syns, you can simply use the spice mix which only has 1-3 syns a serving and use SW friendly ingredients like lean beef mince and mashed potatoes without butter and add-ins.
Syn Values Of Colman's Mixes
Colman's has a wide range of recipe mixes on offer for quick and easy meals, to help you compare syns we've listed them down below.
Colman's Chilli Con Carne Recipe Mix 50G - 5.5 syns.
Begin by spraying a frying pan then fry off your beef mince for around ten minutes, reduce the heat down to a medium and remove. Add in the onion, celery, garlic and carrot, cook for ten minutes and add more water if it starts to get dry.
Now add the beef back into the pan plus the stock cube, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and tomato paste. Pour in 400ml of boiling water plus the marmite. Simmer for twenty minutes until thick.
Simmer your potatoes in water for 15 minutes then mash and season, heat the oven to gas mark six.
Spoon your beef into a pan, top with the mash and cook for 25 minutes.
Overall, Colmans cottage pie mix is quite high in syns when you make it up as a recipe, costing you 21 syns a portion. To save syns we recommend making this recipe with syn-free ingredients and just synning the spices or making your own SW cottage pie which is syn free.
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.