If you're craving a full English with some hash browns, or maybe you're looking for a quick and easy side with your dinner, you might be wondering how slimming world friendly hash browns are?
Hash browns have on average between 3.5 and 4.5 syns for one, making them a very high syn carbohydrate, this is due to the high-fat content from the oil when baked and fried.
Down below in our guide, we will discuss how many hash browns you can eat in the slimming world, syn values of hashbrowns, low syn alternatives and a recipe for making your own syn-free hash browns!
How Many Hash Browns Can I Eat On Slimming World?
At 3.5 syns or 4.5 syns for one hash brown, you can have up to 3 or 4 hash browns before using up all your daily 15 syn allowances, making them high in syns.
Hash browns get their high syn values from the fat, this is because they are fried in oil during the cooking process, they also contain a lot of salt, so should be eaten mindfully. For example, on average one hash brown has 4g and 0.20g of sodium.
Hash Brown Syn Values
Hash browns all have a similar syn value no matter where you buy them from, so to help you stay on track, we've listed all their popular syn values down below.
Asda Crispy Hash Browns 800g - 6.5 syns for two.
Mydibel 10 Breakfast Hash Browns 500g - 4.5 syns.
Aldi Four Seasons Mini Hash Brown Waffles 454g - 6.5 syns for two.
Iceland Hash Browns 800g - 7 syns for two.
Aldi Champion Hash Browns 750g - 8 syns.
Birds Eye Hash Brown Waffles 650g - 6.5 syns for three.
If you're a lover of hash browns but don't want to face spending the syns, we've got a great slimming world recipe for you to try out below which is SYN FREE!
900g of potato.
Spray oil like avocado.
Two spring onions.
Pinch of onion powder.
Pinch of salt.
Begin by heating your oven to gas mark 8 then peel all of your potatoes and parboil them for around 5 minutes.
Take out the pain, drain under some cold water then grate them.
Put the grated potato on a kitchen towel then mix in a bowl with your salt and onion powder.
Line a baking tray, place some egg holders on the pan and spray them with your oil. Flatten the rounds down, spray them again the bake for 20 minutes and serve with your spring onions on top.
Overall, hash browns are quite high in syns, having between 3.5 and 4.5 syns, this is because the potatoes are fried which increases their fat content, they are also very high in salt. To save syns, we recommend choosing mini hash browns which are lower in syns or making your syn free versions at home instead.
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.