If you're looking for some SW dinner inspiration, you might be tempted to have a gammon steak with some speed veg for a quick meal, but does gammon steak have syns on the slimming world?
Gammon steak is syn free on the slimming world plan if you cut the fat off, however, with the fat left on it would not be classed as a lean piece of meat and therefore would need to be synned.
Down below we've discussed the syns in gammon steak, syn values of different pork products as well as which meat is syn free on the slimming world plan, we've also included two SW gammon steak recipes down below.
Gammon steak only has syns when you leave the fat on the meat, once removed you can then have your gammon syn free on the slimming world plan. This is because slimming world only class lean meat as syn free on the plan.
When the fat is left on gammon steak you can expect it to have around 12 syns for a small slice, however, when the fat is removed it lowers the calories and can be consumed syn free.
Pork in general is quite a fatty type of meat so we would suggest consuming it in moderation or switching to meat which is naturally leaner like chicken.
Pork is syn free on the slimming world plan as long as you carefully pick a lean cut of the meat or cut the fat off before cooking.
We've listed some types of pork which are syn free down below as well as ones which have syns.
Nearly all meat is syn free in slimming world as long as it's a lean type and the fat is removed, for example, beef mince is not syn free in the slimming world, but when the mince has 5% less fat it is syn free.
Another example is bacon which has 3.5 syns on average, however, bacon medallions are syn free thanks to their reduction of fat.
If you've picked some gammon steaks up in your weekly shop this week you might be wondering how to use them in some SW friendly recipes.
We've listed two SW gammon steak recipes down below to give you some cooking inspo.
Overall, Gammon steaks are syn free on the slimming world as long as the fat is removed from them, if the fat is left on your will then have to syn the meat at around 12 syns for a small steak.
Most pork products and meats are syn free on the slimming world as long as you choose fat reduced and lean versions when possible, it should be noted that pork is a very fatty type of meat, so should be consumed only within moderation.