Kidney beans are a kitchen cupboard staple, whether you are making a Mexican dish or a simple bean chilli for dinner, but how many syns do kidney beans have on the slimming world plan or are they syn-free?
Kidney beans are indeed syn free on the slimming world, which means you can eat as much of them as you want and use them to make healthy filling SW meals!
In our syn guide below, we will take you through why kidney beans are syn-free, some other syn free beans and two great slimming world-friendly recipes using kidney beans for easy weeknight meals.
Kidney beans are classed as a syn free food on the slimming world plan, meaning you can eat as much as you want of these beans without restrictions.
These beans are syn free on the plan since they are naturally low in calories, but high in fibre, which makes them an excellent addition to meals to bulk them out and make them more filling, especially when cooking vegetarian dishes.
They also make a great substitute for baked beans when cooked in tomato sauce and have a lot less sugar when homemade!
Lots of other beans are also syn free like kidney beans, these can be used in soups, sauces and stews to make them more filling and high fibre, to help support your weight loss.
We've listed some other syn-free beans and similar foods below to add to your shopping list.
If you've got some cans of kidney beans in the cupboard and you are not sure how to use them in your SW meals, we've got two great SW recipes for inspiration below.
This soup is a great meal to make when you have lots of veggies which need to be used up in your fridge and is super easy to make if you are a lazy cook!
If you have some beef in the fridge, pairing it with some kidney beans to make chilli is a great cosy meal to enjoy on a weeknight, and best of all syn free!
Overall, kidney beans are syn free on the slimming world plan, they are great low calorie food to add into meals to boost the fibre content and make a more filling dish. We recommend adding kidney beans into soups and stews like our recipes above.
If you are interested about the syns in other canned beans, we have a slimming world syn guide to Heinz beans here.