Are Domino's Pizzas High In Syns? Will They Affect My Weight Loss?
Everyone deserves a takeaway pizza now and then, and on the slimming world plan you don't have to feel guilty about indulging either as long you track the syns of what you eating, but just how high in syns are Domino's pizzas?
Well, the syns in Domino's pizzas vary according to the type of pizza that you buy, but tend to be between 7-14 syns per slice according to the type that you choose, this means two slices could potentially use your whole daily syn allowance.
To keep you on track with your weight loss, we've put together a guide to Domino's below covering why Domino's pizza is so high in syns, the syn values of their pizza range, how to pick a healthier domino's pizza, some low syn pizza alternatives and how to make your own!
Why Is Domino's Pizza So High In Syns?
At 7-14 syns a slice, you might be shocked to learn that Domino's pizza is so high in syns in comparison to a standard pizza.
Most of the calories in Domino's pizza comes from the toppings and cheese, they make pizza very calorie-dense food with a high amount of fat which ups the syns. You should also consider new pizzas that have stuffed crusts with cheese inside adding even more syns.
Syn Values Of Domino's Pizzas
To help you decide on the healthiest type of Domino's pizza we have listed out their whole range of pizzas below with their syns.
Dominos Americano Medium Classic Crust Pizza - 10 syns per slice.
Dominos Pizza Americano Medium Stuffed Crust - 12.5 syns.
Dominos Deluxe Pizza Medium Classic Crust - 9 syns.
Dominos Medium Hawaiian Stuffed - 11 syns a slice.
Dominos Americano Medium Thin and Crispy Crust - 9 syns.
Dominos Cheese and Tomato Medium Classic Crust - 8 syns.
Dominos Pizza Deluxe Medium Stuffed Crust - 12 syns a slice.
Dominos Pizza Farmhouse Medium Stuffed - 11 syns.
Dominos Farmhouse Medium Classic Crust - 8 syns a slice.
Dominos Pepperoni Passion Medium Stuffed Crust - 13.5 syns.
Dominos Pizza American Hot Medium Classic Pizza - 9.5 syns.
Dominos Hawaiian Medium Classic Crust Pizza - 8.5 syns a slice.
Dominos Pizza Delight Vegi Small Italian Style Crust - 5 syns a slice.
Dominos Full House Medium Classic Crust - 9 syns.
Dominos Texas BBQ Medium Stuffed Crust Pizza - 11 syns.
Chicken Feast Medium Classic Crust - 8.5 syns a slice.
Dominos Pizza American Hot Medium Stuffed Crust - 12 syns.
Dominos Medium Cheese and Tomato Stuffed - 10 syns.
Dominos Pizza Stuffed Chicken Feast Medium - 11.5 syns.
Dominos Meat Lovers Medium Classic Crust Pizza - 9.5 syns.
Dominos Farmhouse Medium Thin and Crispy Crust - 6.5 syns.
Dominos Pepperoni Passion Medium Classic Crust - 11 syns a slice.
Dominos Deluxe Medium Thin and Crispy Crust - 8 syns.
Dominos Full House Medium Stuffed Crust - 12 syns a slice.
Domino Pizza Ham and Pineapple Medium Stuffed - 11 syns.
Dominos Vegetarian Supreme Medium Classic Crust Pizza - 7.5 syns a slice.
Dominos Pizza Hot and Spicy Medium Classic Crust - 7.5 syns.
How To Pick a Healthier Domino's Pizza
Domino's pizzas can shoot up to above 10 syns or stick around 8 syns a slice depending on what you choose, so to save some syns on your takeaway we recommend making your pizza following our tips below.
Avoid the stuffed crust - Stuffed crusts add so many unnecessary calories and syns to pizzas due to the cheese filling inside and extra bread!
Go moderate on the cheese - Avoid putting extra cheese on your pizza and go for the lighter options which will save you calories and the amount of saturated fat you are eating.
Pick lean meats - Choose chicken over beef and pork when opting for meat on your pizza.
Go veggie - Packing your pizza full of veggies keeps your pizza hearty while avoiding too many calories, plus it's full of nutrients!
Keep it thin - The best way to keep the syns low on your Dominos order is by choosing thin crust over thick and medium. Just by choosing a thin crust, you can save up to 80 calories!
Low Syn Pizza Takeaway Alternatives To Domino's
If you love a pizza takeaway as the occasional treat and don't want to give it up, there are some other low syn pizza takeaway options to try out on a Friday.
The Medium American Hot Stuffed Crust Pizza - 12 syns a slice.
Stuffed Chicken BBQ Medium - 14 syns.
Medium Cheese and Tomato Original Base - 10.5 syns a slice.
Medium Thin Crust Cheese and Tomato - 8 syns.
Thin Crust American Hot Medium - 7.5 syns a slice.
Chicken BBQ Original Medium Base - 11.5 syns a slice.
The best way to reduce the syns from your takeaway pizza is by making your own! We've put together 7 syns per serving Margherita to try creating at home below.
120g of bread flour.
Two garlic cloves.
Pinch of oregano and chilli.
Can of chopped tomatoes.
Tablespoon of tomato puree.
60g of mozzarella (reduce fat).
Grab your topping ingredients and fry them off together in a pan for around 30 minutes, allowing them to simmer in your chopped tomatoes, do not put the mozzarella in at this stage.
Next preheat your oven to gas mark 5 and combine the flour, yeast, and some salt, make a hole in the middle and pour in 70 ml of warmed water.
Mix and knead out on a floured surface to make your desired base size.
Place on your stone, add the toppings and cheese the bake for 20 minutes!
To conclude our guide, Domino's pizzas are high in syns because of their added toppings, extra cheese and stuffed crust options, all adding extra fats and calories. Just two slices could cost you nearly your whole daily syn allowance.
To save syns, we would suggest opting for healthier dominos that has a thin base and avoid extra cheese, instead go for veggie pizzas or try making your low syn pizza 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.