Golden syrup porridge sachets make a convenient breakfast for many of us during the rush before work, but since these sachets are ready-made, you will have to track their syns and make sure they can fit within your daily allowance.
The amount of syns in your golden syrup porridge sachets differs from brand to brand, but on average they have a syn value ranging between 7-10 syns per sachet, with some of the more popular brands such as Quakers having 6.5 syns for a sachet of their golden syrup porridge.
To help you find some low syn alternatives, we have composed a short guide below which will explain why these porridges have syns, some low syn porridge sachets with their values, how to use your porridge as a healthy extra B and a few SW friendly porridge recipes to get you started.
Golden syrup porridge sachets from a variety of brands are fairly high in syns, this is down to the fact they contain a lot of added sugars and fats from additions such as honey and milk powder inside of them, making them much more calorific than standard homemade porridge is.
The average golden syrup porridge sachet will cost you nearly half your daily syns for the day.
If you are looking to choose a lower syn instant porridge sachet then sticking to plain ones and adding your flavourings is the best solution.
Porridge oats are not syn free on slimming world but can be used as your healthy extra B on the plan, this is your daily fibre intake and limits you to 40g of porridge oats, anything over this amount would need to be counted as syns.
If you want to make a syn free porridge you can use 40g of oats as you Hex B for the day then milk as your healthy extra A (dairy allowance).
As we mentioned above, the syns in golden syrup porridge sachets varies from brand to brand, so we have listed the syn values in a few different ones below so as you can see which is the lowest.
If you are looking to save some syns, whipping up your own quick golden syrup porridge at home is a good idea, we have listed two basic recipes for you to try below which are a great low syn alternative to the sachets.
Overnight oats are the perfect solution for people who are in a rush in the morning, simply make them the night before and store them in the fridge, then you will have your low syn breakfast waiting for you in the morning.
We've listed the details for one serving below which will set you back 2 syns, this recipe will be 8 syns if you do not use your porridge as your healthy extra B for that day.
This SW friendly porridge will cost you a Hex B, Hex A and 2 syns for the golden syrup, much lower than the ready-made sachets and not complicated to make either.
When you start getting carried away with the toppings and milk, your porridge will pack a lot of syns before you know it, we have listed a few tips below to help keep your porridge low in syns.
Overall, golden syrup porridge sachets have a lot of syns due to the high sugar content and milk, it is much better to make your golden syrup porridge and count the syns for the golden syrup, using the oats as your healthy extra B and milk as your healthy extra A.
Always measure out your toppings, track their syns and use speed foods when you can to bulk your bowl of porridge.