Couscous is an excellent side to have with a meal or as the main meal itself with some veggies and protein, but is this carb-syn-free on the slimming world plan?
Couscous is syn-free on the slimming world plan as long as it is made up of water, when oil or butter is added to this carb you will have to add syns in couscous.
Down below, we've gone into more detail about why couscous is syn free, syn free couscous brands, similar alternatives to couscous and a great SW recipe using it.
Couscous is syn free on the slimming world plan as long as it is made up of water, making it a great carb to pair with meals such as chicken or ham. That being said, some couscous sachets such as Ainsley Harriott have syns, this is because they contain oil in order to keep grains separate in the sachet.
To keep homemade couscous syn free, avoid adding in ingredients such as butter or oil since these add lots of empty syns, for example, a tablespoon of olive oil can have up to 6 syns.
Couscous has varying syns according to how it is prepared, homemade couscous is syn free, but store-bought brands can have syns.
To help you compare, we've listed some types down below.
If you find couscous to be too high in syns, we have plenty of other low syn alternatives for you to check out below for an easy side.
Couscous is syn free on the slimming world plan as long as it is prepared with plain water, this makes it a great base for syn free meals, we've got great roasted veg and ham couscous recipe for you to check out below.
To conclude, couscous is syn free on the slimming world plan as long as it's made up of plain water instead of oil or butter. It should be noted that pre-packaged couscous types like Ainsley Harriott and Aldi do have syns however, starting from around 1.5 syns a serving.
You may also like our article on syns in semolina.