Cottage cheese makes an excellent high-protein snack or sandwich filler, but since this cheese can be quite high in fat, you need to make sure you are tracking the syns in this cheese on the SW plan.
Cottage cheese has varying syns according to the amount of fat it has, on average for 60g of a full-fat version you can expect to spend 3 syns, however, fat free cottage cheese is syn-free on the slimming world.
We've discussed in further detail below how much cottage cheese you can have on the slimming world, syn values and some low syn alternative cheese to have on the plan.
At 3 syns for 60g, you can have up to 300g of cottage cheese before using all your 15 daily syns making it a great low syn snack to have on the plan which is high in protein. Cottage cheese can be used on rice cakes or crackers like Ryvitas for a healthy snack on the plan.
We would suggest having regular cottage cheese in moderation since it can be high in fat having up to 4g of fat in a 1/8 pot serving. To save syns we would suggest choosing fat free cottage cheese which is syn free on the SW plan!
Cottage cheese has similar syns no matter the brand you choose, fat percentage and additional ingredients can change the syn values, however.
On the slimming world plan, you get a Healthy extra A allowance, which is your dedicated allowance for dairy intake per day.
Cheese can count towards your healthy extra A in certain amounts to help you save syns. We've listed which cheese counts as your healthy extra A below.
If you find cottage cheese to be too high in syns, there are plenty of other cheesy snacks to have on the plan such as spreads and cheddar pieces.
We've listed some alternatives below.
To conclude, cottage cheese is an excellent high-protein snack to have on the slimming world plan and only has around 4 syns for the full fat version. We would recommend having cottage cheese in moderation since it can be high in fat, or switch to plain fat free cottage cheese which is syn free on the SW plan.