Can I Eat Hellman's Full Fat Mayonnaise On Slimming World?
Condiments are a crucial part of a meal but often contain a lot of hidden fat and sugar and due to their liquid/paste form, it can be easy to put too much on our plate without measuring.
Hellman's full-fat mayonnaise is 5.5 syns per full tablespoon (15g) meaning it is quite high in syns if you have a daily allowance of 15.
In our guide below we will discuss the different syns of Hellman's mayonnaise below as well as some other low syn alternatives plus two recipes on how to make a syn free mayo.
Why Is Hellman's Full Fat Mayo So High In Syns?
Learning that one tablespoon of Hellman's full-fat mayonnaise is 5.5 syns can be a shock, this means only two more tablespoons and you would have spent your whole syn allowance for the day.
Mayonnaise is packed with fat and oil which all contributes to higher calories, therefore increasing the syn values. We would always suggest if you are a lover of mayo to try and make the switch to a lighter one with less per cent of fat so as you can save some syns.
To help you out, we have listed the other syns values of Hellman's mayo below so as you can see how the syn values differ according to the fat content and type.
Hellman's Mayonnaise Syn Values
Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise - 5 syns a serving.
Hellmann's Light Squeezy Mayonnaise - 2 syns a serving.
Hellmann's Lighter than Light Squeezy Mayonnaise - 3.5 syns per tablespoon.
Hellmann's Vegan Mayonnaise - 5 syns a serving.
Hellmann's Organic Mayonnaise - 5 syns a serving.
Hellmann's Vegan Mayonnaise Baconnaise - 5 syns a serving.
Hellmann's Garlic Vegan Mayonnaise - 5 syns per tablespoon.
Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise Light - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise - 5 syns per tablespoon.
Hellmann's Chilli Squeezy Mayonnaise With Tabasco - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Hellmann's Garlic Squeezy Mayonnaise - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Hellmann's Vegan Chipotle Mayonnaise - 5 syns per tablespoon.
Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise Garlic & Caramelised Onion - 5 syns per tablespoon.
Heinz Seriously Good Lemon & Black Pepper Mayonnaise 215G - 5 syns per tablespoon.
Low Syn Alternatives To Hellman's Full Fat Mayonnaise
Since Hellman's full-fat mayonnaise is quite high in syns you might be looking for some lower syn alternatives, we have listed a few down below to help you out with their syn values.
Dr Wills Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Sugar-Free - 5 syns per tablespoon.
Tesco Mayonnaise - 5 syns per tablespoon.
Tesco Light Mayonnaise - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Stockwell & Co Mayonnaise - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Sainsbury's Sage & Onion Stuffing Flavoured Mayo - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Sainsbury's Mayonnaise Light, Squeezy - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Sainsbury's Mayonnaise Squeezy - 5 syns per tablespoon.
Sainsbury's Reduced Fat Mayonnaise - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Sainsbury's Peri-Peri Mayonnaise - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Asda's mayonnaise garlic - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Asda's mayonnaise lime and chilli - 3.5 syns.
Asda's mayonnaise full fat - 5.5 syns.
Asda's mayonnaise real - 5.5 syns per tablespoon.
Asda's mayonnaise light version - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Asda's mayonnaise extra light - 1 syn per tablespoon.
What Can I Use As an SW Substitute To Mayonnaise?
If you want to avoid using full-fat mayonnaise as your syns you might be able to substitute it in sandwich fillers as Fromage fraise or yoghurt with a little seasoning or curry paste to add flavour. Alternatively, you could just opt for the lighter mayonnaise types as they are mostly under 2 syns for a serving making it a healthier condiment.
Our Slimming World Friendly Mayonnaise Recipes
No matter the type of mayonnaise you choose, they all come in around 5 syns a tablespoon apart from flavoured and light versions. So to help you enjoy your favourite condiment without the guilt, we have listed two ways you can make syn free mayonnaise at home.
Syn Free Tuna Sweetcorn Mayo Salad
70g of fat-free yoghurt.
One tin of tuna (make sure in brine, not oil version)
Half a tin of sweetcorn.
One teaspoon of vinegar plus lemon juice.
Salt & pepper.
Simply mix together!
Syn Free Mayonnaise
For people who want a complete syn free replacement to full-fat mayonnaise, this recipe is worth checking out.
1.5 tsp of sweetener.
1 tsp of mustard powder.
2 tbsp of white vinegar.
6 tbsp of fromage frais.
1 tsp of water.
First of all mix your fromage frais, sweetener and vinegar as the base.
In a separate bowl whisk together your mustard powder and water and mix into the fromage frais.
Season according to your taste to finish.
To conclude, at 5.5 syns per tablespoon, Hellman's full-fat mayonnaise is not the best type of condiment to choose if you have a limited amount of syns as it nearly consumes half your daily syn allowance. If you want low syn mayo we would suggest checking out light versions which have under 2 syns.
For people who want syn free mayo, you can try with our recipes above or use fromage frais/natural yoghurts as sandwich fillers.
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.