How Many Syns In Fish Fingers? & Other Low Syn Oven Foods!

Updated on 
28 February, 2022

Can I Eat Fish Fingers On Slimming World? - Our Ultimate Guide

Fish fingers are an easy and quick meal, not to mention a family favourite for many of us, but are they high in syns and can you eat on them slimming world diet without gaining weight?

On average, fish fingers have between 2.5-3 syns per one, making them low in syns, they should be eaten in moderation however to avoid going over your syn allowance.

Down below in our guide we've discussed why fish fingers are so low in syns, plus a list of the syn values from common fish fingers, we've also put our own SYN FREE slimming world fish finger recipe for you to try out below.

Why Are Fish Fingers So Low In Syns?

Fish fingers are only 2-3 syns per finger depending on the size and brands making them a quick and easy low syn meal to pair with some slimming world chips. These fingers are low in syns due to their light breaded coating, other than they consist mainly of cod which is SYN FREE on the slimming world plan, Bird Eye Inspirations fish fingers in particular only have 3 syns a finger.

We would however watch how many fish fingers you are eating on the slimming world plan, although they are low in syns, having 3-5 could cost you nearly your whole daily syn allowance.

Common Fish Finger Syn Values

Fish fingers are typically around 2-3 syns a finger, but they can vary from brand to brand, so to help you out, we've listed some popular brands of fish fingers below along with their syn values.

  • Birds Eye 20 Cod Fish Fingers 560G - 12 syns for four fingers.
  • Birds Eye 30 Omega 3 Fish Fingers 840G - 12 syns for four fingers.
  • Birds Eye 10 Fish Fingers Haddock 280G - 12 syns for four fingers.
  • Tesco 10 Omega 3 Fish Fingers 300G - 8.5 syns for three fingers.
  • Tesco Finest 6 Chunky Cod Fillets Fish Fingers 400G - 12 syns for two fingers.
  • Birds Eye 6 Crispy Battered Fish Fingers Extra Large 360G - 13.5 syns for four fingers.
  • Birds Eye 6 Chunky Fish Fingers Extra Large 360G - 11.5 syns for two fingers.
  • Youngs Gastro Signature Breaded 8 Chunky Fish Fingers 320G - 7 syns for two fingers.
  • Hearty Food Co 10 Fish Fingers 250G - 7.5 syns a serving.
  • Youngs Gastro 8 Chunky Breaded Haddock Fingers 320G - 7.5 syns.
  • Ella's Kitchen Big Kids Cod Fishies With Vegetable 200G - 2.5 syns a finger.
  • Tesco Plant Chef Fish Free Fingers 300G - 10 syns for three fingers.
  • Youngs Southern Fried 100% Fish Fillet Strips 450G - 11 syns a serving.
  • Youngs Crispy Battered Fish Fillet Strips 450G - 11 syns a serving.
  • Birds Eye 12 Gluten Free Fish Fingers 360G - 12 syns.

Our SW Friendly Fish Finger Syn Values

If you are a lover of fish fingers but you want to save on syns, why not try making your own SYN FREE fish fingers at home?

Our recipe below is SYN FREE and makes up to 8 fish fingers as long as you use the bread coating as your healthy extra B.


  • Eight ounces of cod loin.
  • Two toasted bread slices seasoned.
  • Low cal spray oil.
  • A beaten egg.


  1. Start by cutting your cod loin into eight even pieces then dip into your beaten egg and breadcrumbs.
  2. Line a baking tray with some paper then spray your fish fingers, place evenly on the tray and bake for around 15 minutes at gas mark 6.

Final Words

To conclude, fish fingers are around 2-3 syns a finger making them low in syns and making a quick and easy meal, you should, however, consume them in moderation, only 4-5 can cost you your whole syn allowance for the day.

Instead of opting for supermarket fish fingers, we would suggest making your own SYN FREE fish fingers at home with your healthy extra B allowance.

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.
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