French fries are a very popular type of crisps in the UK, small and thin, one might assume that these crisps are low in syns.
Well, your right, french fries are quite low in syns, coming in at around 5 syns per 22g and 4 syns for a 19g bag.
To see whether or not french fries can be part of your slimming world diet, we have discussed how many syns these crisps have below, as well as some low syn values other crisps have if you want to try some healthier alternatives.
French fries can be enjoyed on the slimming world diet in moderation, flavoured versions of the crisps have the same amount of syns as an original 22g bag, and with the allowance of slimming world being around 15 syns per day, you can enjoy one large bag per day without breaking your diet.
However, there are some other lower syn crisps you can try if you would rather give the french fries a miss which we will get on to next.
We would always recommend opting for the gluten-free versions, light versions or multi-pack versions of your crips as they will often be half-syn versions due to their lighter weight and lower calories, you can have a pinch of salt sprinkled on your light version if you want a saltier taste, but this gives you more control.
French fries aren't the only low syn crisps you can enjoy on the slimming world diet, to prove it, we have composed our best list of low syn options below.
All these crisps are under 5 syns, beating the 22g syn value for french fries, allowing you to have one or two bags a day with no harm done.
To help you out, we have listed some more popular brands of crips with their syn values too so as you can know exactly what you are snacking on.
If you are struggling to fit your favourite french-fried crisps into your daily slimming world allowance, there is no reason as to why you can't make your healthy extras to snack on with some simple ingredients and a hot oven.
We have listed a few of our favourite slimming world friendly crisp recipes below for you to make with simple ingredients.
If you have some vegetables lying around your house that need using up, and you love vegetable crisps, then this recipe would be great for you. They are simple to make, and as long as you don't use potatoes and parsnips, these crisps will stay syn-free.
We have put the recipe details down below -
Now we know these aren't exactly crisps, but they are technically french fries, and are super easy to make too, I mean, who doesn't love cheese and potatoes with a low syn value of only 6 for the whole serving!
If you have some lasagna sheets in your kitchen cupboards you can use these to make crisps, simply spray them with fry light oil and add seasonings, we've listed the details below.
Overall, french fries are relatively low in syns and can be enjoyed freely on the slimming world diet, however, there are also lower syn options on the market, and you can always feel free to make your low syn crips or even chips too so as you can know exactly what your eating in your snack.