When it comes to the Slimming World plan, 'syns' are a crucial factor that can't be overlooked. This is particularly true when you're planning quick and easy weeknight dinners.
You might be tempted to opt for a pre-made pasta sauce, but it's important to remember that 'syns' are often hidden in these convenient options. How many 'syns' are in your favorite jar of pasta sauce, you ask?
Dolmio Bolognese sauce in particular has 3 syns for a serving and their low-fat version has 2 syns per serving making it a great low syn addition to your pasta.
Down below, we have composed a small guide which will go over how many syns the average spaghetti bolognese has with some healthy swaps, the syn values of the rest of the Dolmio range, some low syn alternatives as well as a recipe to make your SW friendly bolognese.
On average, a spaghetti bolognese can come to around 351 calories, which is around 17.5 syns, you should also consider some additions such as cheese and garlic bread which also contribute to syns.
For only 3 syns a serving, however, using Dolmio bolognese sauce is a great choice on the slimming world plan, you could have up to double the sauce and still it wouldn't reach half of your syn allowance for the day.
Regular spaghetti bolognese can be quite high in calories, but with a few SW swaps you can reduce the syns and make it a regular meal in your weight loss programme.
We've listed some ways to make your bolognese slimming world friendly down below.
Dolmio has a whole range of bolognese sauces and other sauces for quick meals, we've listed the rest of their range and syn values down below.
Bolognese sauces tend to be pretty low in syns thanks to their base being mainly tomatoes which are low in calories, we've listed out a few low syn alternatives to Dolmio if you can't find them near you or you feel like a change.
If you are keen to save even more syns, why not try making your spagh bowl at home? We've put together a slimming world friendly recipe down below.
To conclude, at 3-2 syns a serving, dolmio bolognese sauces are low in syns and help to make a quick mid-week meal which will not affect your weight loss. Make sure you are using lean beef mince and cheese as your healthy extra A to help save even more syns.
We recommend making your bolognese sauce with our recipe above if you want to save even more syns which only has 2 syns per serving for the whole sauce.