How Many Syns In Kebab Meat (Lamb/Beef) Takeaway?

Updated on 
22 February, 2023

Is Kebab Meat Slimming World Friendly? - Our Syn Guide

If you're ordering a kebab for dinner or maybe even making your own, you might be wondering how high in syns kebab meat is and if you can eat it on the slimming world.

Is Kebab Meat Slimming World Friendly?

Kebab meat has different kinds of syns according to the type of meat and marination used on it, for doner kebab meat which is made out of lamb and beef you can expect it to have up to 15 syns for 100g as the meat only.

In our short guide below we've discussed in more detail why kebab meat is so high in syns, some syn values of different kebabs as well as a recipe for making your own slimming world-friendly kebab meat at home.

Why Is Kebab Meat So High In Syns?

At around 15 syns for 100g, you might be confused as to why kebab meat is so unhealthy for just meat, using your whole daily syn allowance.

This is because kebab meat is usually made from the fatty part of lamb and beef, not the lean mince, increasing the syn value. For example, 100g of kebab meat could have up to 40g of fat and above depending on the cut of the meat.

Syn Values Of Different Kebab Meat

Kebab's meat syn values change according to the type of meat which is used in the kebab, this could be lamb, beef, chicken or even a mix. To help you out we've listed some general syn values of kebab meat down below.

Syn Values Of Different Kebab Meat
  • Doner Kebab (meat only), Takeaway - 16 syns for 85g.
  • Shish Kebab (meat only), Takeaway - 10 syns.
  • Babek Chicken Tikka Kebab Meat 600g - 15 syns for 100g.
  • Farmfoods LA Diner Doner Kebab Meat 600g - 15 syns for 100g.
  • Aunty Noray's Chicken Tikka Kebab Meat 250g - 9 syns.
  • Jahan Doner Kebab Meat 600g - 18.5 syns.
  • Babek Ready Cooked and Sliced Doner Kebab Meat 1.5kg - 15 syns.
  • We Hae Meat Skinny BBQ Pack 500g Beef Kebab - 5.5 syns.
  • KING KEBAB HOUSE Doner Kebab Meat 350g - 15 syns.
  • Oh So Lean Low Fat Kebab Meat 420g - 7.5 syns.
  • Snacksters Sliced Doner Kebab Meat 600g - 12.5 syns.

How To Make Your Own SW Kebab Meat

If you find kebab meat to be too high in syns, you could always try making your own at home with some lean beef mince instead.

We've listed the recipe details down below.


  • One onion.
  • Three garlic cloves.
  • 500g of lean beef mince.
  • Pinch of ginger, cumin and cinnamon.
  • Spoon of dried herbs.
  • Pinch of paprika.
  • One egg.


  1. Start by heating a pan and frying off your onion for up to ten minutes until it becomes soft, move the onion to a blender then add in the beef, egg, garlic, herbs and spices. Season the mixture and pat it down into a loaf tin, chill for up to 4 hours.
  2. Heat your oven to gas mark 4 then cover with foil and bake for about an hour and a half. Remove from the oven, allow to cool then thinly slice.
  3. Serve with pitta bread and salad then enjoy!
How To Make Your Own SW Kebab Meat

Last Words

To conclude, kebab meat is very high in syns because the fattiest parts of the meat are used from lamb and beef, with some servings having up to 40g of fat! To save syns we suggest choosing a smaller portion of this meat, going veggie or making your own doner meat at home with leaner beef mince.

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.
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