How Many Syns In Hummus / Reduced Fat? Find Out Here!

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Is Hummus High In Syns On Slimming World? - Our Ultimate Hummus Syn Guide!

If you're a snacker, then hummus might be one of your favourite foods to munch on during the day, but just how slimming-friendly is it? Are the reduced fat versions low in syns?

Is Hummus High In Syns On Slimming World? - Our Ultimate Hummus Syn Guide!

Hummus has varying syns according to the flavour and type you buy, on average, you can expect a 50g serving to have anything between 6-9 syns, for reduced fat versions, this could be as low as 4-5 syns for the same portion.

We've put together a short syn guide below, taking you through why hummus is so high in syns, some varying syn values, low syn alternatives and a slimming world hummus recipe for saving syns when you need a snack.

Why Is Hummus So High In Syns?

At around 6-9 syns a serving, hummus is very high in syns, this is because hummus is high in fat due to the olive oil content, having nearly 8.5g of fat in just a 50g portion.

You could have up to two 50g servings of hummus before using all your daily syn allowance, we would always suggest measuring out your hummus to avoid using too many syns by accident, and avoid eating out the pot when possible.

How Much Reduced Fat Hummus Can I Eat On Slimming World?

Reduced fat hummus is much more syn friendly, having just 4-5 syns a 50g portion, this means you could have up to three portions before using all your 15 syn daily allowance, making it more syn friendly as opposed to full-fat hummus.

To keep syns low we also suggest measuring out reduced fat hummus and having it with options like cut veggies rather than bread which adds extra unwanted syns.

Hummus Vs Houmous - Is There A Difference?

Hummus and houmous are the same types of dish, the only difference is the spelling, hummus is used more worldwide while houmous is used in some countries, you might also find hummus in Turkey! Don't worry the syns stay the same!

How Much Reduced Fat Hummus Can I Eat On Slimming World?

Syn Values Of Hummus

Hummus has a wide range of syn values depending on the type that you buy, to help you out we've listed some popular types along with their syn values down below.

  • Tesco Houmous 300g - 6 syns.
  • Tesco Reduced Fat Houmous 300g - 5 syns.
  • Aldi The Deli Reduced Fat Houmous 200g - 6 syns.
  • Aldi The Deli Houmous 200g - 8.5 syns.
  • Asda 30% Less Fat Houmous 200g - 4 syns.
  • Sabra Houmous Extra 200g - 5 syns.
  • Tesco Red Pepper Houmous 182g - 5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself Houmous 200g - 4 syns.
  • Lidl Meadow Fresh Reduced Fat Houmous 30% Less Fat 200g - 6.5 syns.
  • Morrisons Reduced Fat Houmous 200g - 4 syns.
  • Aldi The Deli Red Pepper Houmous 200g - 7 syns.
  • Tesco Sweet Chilli Houmous 182g - 5 syns.
  • Tesco Reduced Fat Houmous Selection 3 x 70g (210g) - 7.5 syns per pot.
  • Aldi The Deli Caramelised Onion Houmous 170g - 6.5 syns.
  • Asda 30% Less Fat Red Pepper & Chilli Houmous 200g - 4 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself Mini Houmous Snack Pots 3 x 60g (180g) - 5 syns.
  • Sabra Mezze Houmous Garlic & Red Pepper 200g - 5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Rich Roasted Red Pepper Houmous 200g - 5.5 syns.
  • Tesco Reduced Fat Red Pepper Houmous 182g - 4 syns.
  • Sainsbury's SO Organic Classic Houmous 200g - 7.5 syns.
  • Asda Houmous 200g - 6.5 syns.
  • M&S Houmous with Extra Virgin Olive Oil 300g - 8.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To Hummus

If you find hummus to be too high in syns and you are looking for an alternative dip to snack on, we've got some great low-syn alternatives for you to check out below.

  • Tesco Tex Mex Multipack Dips 428G - 5 syns.
  • Holy Moly Guacamole Original 150G - 8 syns.
  • Tesco Smashed Avocado With Lime - 200G - 9.5 syns.
  • Tesco Onion & Garlic Dip 200G - 6 syns.
  • Tesco Mild Salsa 200G - 1 syn.
  • Tesco Reduced Fat Sour Cream & Chive Dip 200G- 3.5 syns.
  • Tesco Cheese & Chive Dip 200G - 7 syns.
  • Holy Moly Soured Creamy Chive Dip 155G - 5.5 syns for 50g.
  • Sainsbury's Selection Tex Mex Mini Dips 210g Salsa dip - 1 syn
  • Tesco 4 Classic Dips 516g Sweet Chilli Mayo - 8.5 syns.

Our Best SW Recipe For Hummus

One way to reduce the syns in your hummus is by simply making your own, with our recipe down below being super quick to make and is best of all syn free!

Ingredients

  • 400g can of chickpeas.
  • Two garlic cloves.
  • Two spoons of lemon juice.
  • Two spoons of fat-free plain Greek yoghurt.
  • Pinch of paprika.

Method

  1. Put your chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and yoghurt into a blender, and add extra seasoning and chilli to your taste.
  2. Store in the fridge for three days and enjoy!
Our Best SW Recipe For Hummus

Final Words

Overall, Hummus is very high in syns, having between 6-9 syns for 50g or around 4-5 syns for the reduced fat versions, this is because of the olive oil inside of the hummus which makes it high in calories. In order to stay on track with your syns, we suggest only having small portions of hummus as a snack and weighing it out to avoid overeating it.

Jennifer
Having a sweet tooth, with the ability to cook is a dangerous combination. Fat girl-turned skinny, I am very proud of eating my way into a healthier me (of course working out helped a lot!). On SheCooksSheEats, I share my best recipes so you too can enjoy your food without the guilt along with some cool tips to help you towards your goal! Happy reading xx :)
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