Cooking up a casserole or a stew simply isn't the same without dumplings, but just how many syns do these extra additions have on the slimming world plan?
Dumpling mixes have varying syns according to the brand that you choose, on average you will find that most mixes have between 4-5 syns a dumpling, making them very high in syns.
We've put together a short guide below which will take you through why dumplings are so high in syns, some syn values of different dumpling mixes, as well as how to make your own slimming world friendly dumplings with our two recipes below.
At 5 syns a dumpling, these make these suet balls very high in syns and should only be consumed within moderation, just three could use up your whole daily syn allowance.
Dumplings get their high syns from the fat inside of them, with a few of them having up to 4g of fat per dumpling, this comes from the suet. It doesn't mean you can't enjoy a dumpling or two while losing weight with the slimming world however you just have to be saving your syns for them.
As we mentioned above, the syn values of dumpling mixes vary according to where you buy from, so to help you out, we've listed some varying syns down below.
Not only can you buy convenient dumpling mixes from the store, but you can also buy pre-made frozen dumplings to add to a quick stew, but do their syns differ?
Well, Aunt Bessie's frozen dumplings have 9 syns per one, which makes them higher than making your own from their mixes, this is likely due to the added preservatives and fat.
To keep your syns low yet still enjoy your dumplings, you could always try making your slimming world dumplings at home.
We've listed two recipes to try below, one is syn free while the vegan recipe has 1.5 syns a dumpling.
Overall, dumpling mixes are high in syns, with one dumpling having up to 5 syns, this means they should only be eaten within moderation. To save syns we would suggest making your low syn alternatives at home with potatoes or lentils such as in our recipes above.