Can I Eat Garlic Baguettes On Slimming World? Are They Syn Friendly?
If you're craving some garlic bread with your spaghetti or maybe as a snack, you might curious as to how many syns are in a garlic baguette.
Garlic baguettes have varying syns, but on average you can expect a quarter of a baguette to have 7.5 syns, making it a very high syn bread and consuming half of your daily syn allowance.
We've discussed in more detail below why garlic baguettes are high in syns, some syn values and an SW recipe for making your garlic bread at home.
Why Are Garlic Baguettes High In Syns?
Garlic baguettes have 7.5 syns for a 1/4, making it very high in syns, just half a baguette would use up your whole daily syn allowance.
This bread gets its high syns from the butter inside of it, some baguettes even have cheese which can make the bread higher in calories. We would therefore suggest having garlic baguettes in moderation or sticking to one or two slices to avoid using too many syns.
Syn Values Of Garlic Baguettes
Garlic baguettes have a wide variety of syns depending on where you buy them from, to help you stay on track, we've listed some of their syn values down below.
A great way to reduce the syns in your garlic baguette is by making your own slimming world friendly version at home. This recipe below makes a cheesy garlic bread using your healthy extra B and healthy extra A, it serves three people.
120g of oats.
Two teaspoons of baking powder.
110g of fat-free plain Greek yoghurt.
Four garlic cloves crushed.
60g of cheddar.
50g of mozzarella.
Pinch of salt.
Heat the oven to gas mark 4, blend the oats and combine with the eggs, yoghurt, salt and baking powder.
Line a baking dish, pour the mix in then bake for 40 minutes in total.
Move the heat up to gas mark 6 while you let the bread cool then mix the cheddar, mozzarella, and garlic cloves in a bowl.
Make slits in the cooled bread and stuff it with this mixture, pop back in the oven for 10 minutes until melted then serve!
Overall, garlic baguettes are not very slimming world friendly, having on average 7.5 syns for a 1/4 of a baguette, this is because of the butter and cheese which are often added in. To save syns we would suggest having just one slice of garlic bread or making your own with our SW recipe above for an easy side dish.
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.