If your looking to make an easy pizza or sandwich, you might be tempted to pick up some flat breads for lunch from Tesco, but since these breads are not syn friendly you need to make sure you are synning them on the slimming world plan.
Flat bread from Tesco has 5 syns making it fairly high in syns, you could have up to three pieces of flatbread before using all of your daily syn allowance so we would suggest eating it in moderation.
Down below we will discuss why Tesco flatbread is so high in syns, some syn values of Tesco flatbread flavours, some low syn alternatives from other brands and a recipe for making your syn free flatbread at home!
Why Is Tesco Flat Bread So High In Syns?
At 5 syns a flat bread, Tesco's flatbread is very high in syns, having three would consume all your daily syn allowance of 15 syns, this flatbread is high in syns due to their fat content having 1.5g of fat per bread.
This doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional flat bread from Tesco, but we would recommend having half or in moderation, especially with their flavoured versions with some having up to
Tesco Flatbread Syn Values
Tesco doesn't just have plain flatbread, they also stock different flavoured flatbreads which have varying syns, we've listed them below to help you stay on track.
Tesco Cheese & Tomato Flatbread 225G - 7 syns for one 1/4 a flatbread.
Tesco Garlic Flatbread 255G - 8.5 syns for one 1/4.
A great way to keep the syns low in your flat bread is by making your own slimming world friendly version at home, we've listed an easy recipe below to follow if you feel like getting creative in the kitchen.
250g of fat-free Greek yoghurt.
Drop of rapeseed oil.
250g of self-raising flour.
Mix your yoghurt and flour in a bowl then knead till it becomes a dough, add some low cal spray oil to a bowl and allow the dough to rest for about 30 minutes.
Divide your dough into 8 pieces and use a roller to make eight flatbreads which are 16cm wide.
Cover then heat a pan with some rapeseed oil.
Keep the heat at a low, add one flatbread and allow it to puff up, flip over for another 30 seconds and serve.
Overall, flatbreads from Tesco have around 5 syns for their folded plain version, making them fairly high in syns and should be eaten in moderation with a limit of three flatbreads. To keep syns low, we suggest having a half portion of a flatbread and avoiding the flavoured pieces of bread with added ingredients since they could have up to 10 syns for just a 1/4 portion.
You can also check out our low syn alternatives above which start with as little as 3 syns or try making our low syn flatbread recipe above with fat free Greek yoghurt!
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.