How Many Syns In Kidney Beans? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
18 January, 2023

Are Kidney Beans Slimming World Friendly? Can I

Eat Them On Slimming World?

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?

Are Kidney Beans Slimming World Friendly?

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.

Why Are Kidney Beans Syn Free On Slimming World?

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!

Syn Free Beans & Other Legumes

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.

Syn Free Beans & Other Legumes

We've listed some other syn-free beans and similar foods below to add to your shopping list.

  • Black-eyed beans.
  •  Broad beans.
  •  Butter beans.
  •  Cannellini beans.
  •  Edamame beans.
  •  Haricot beans.
  •  Red lentils.
  •  Brown and green lentils.
  •  Chickpeas.
  •  Mung beans.
  •  Peas.
  •  Pinto beans.
  •  Split peas.
  •  Taro beans.

Our Favourite SW Recipes With Kidney Beans

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.

SW Kidney Bean Soup

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!


  • One onion.
  •  Two garlic cloves.
  •  Can of chopped tomatoes.
  •  One can of kidney beans.
  •  One can of Tuscan beans.
  •  Carrot and celery.
  •  Two veggie stock cubes.
  •  500ml of water.
  •  Two teaspoons of mixed herbs.
  •  Two teaspoons of paprika.
Our Favourite SW Recipes With Kidney Beans


  1. Begin making your soup by chopping all the ingredients then simply put all the ingredients into a saucepan, bring to a simmer and cook for around 30 minutes until all the ingredients are tender.

SW Kidney Bean & Beef Chilli

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!


  • Two chopped onions.
  •  Two cans of chopped tomatoes.
  •  Three garlic cloves.
  •  Four spoons of tomato paste.
  •  Pinch of chilli, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon.
  •  800g of lean beef mince.
  •  A teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce.
  •  Beef stock cube.
  •  Can of kidney beans.
  •  Can of mixed beans.
  •  Two roasted red peppers.
  •  Rice to serve.


  1. Start by spraying a frying pan with low cal cooking spray then fry off your onions and your beef mince. Stir in the spices, tomatoes and tomato paste, allow to cook, then add in the beef stock cube plus Worcestershire sauce.
  2.  Bring to a simmer for around 50 minutes until cooked and the sauce becomes thick.
  3.  Stir in all of your beans and the roast pepper and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  4.  Serve with rice and enjoy!
Our Favourite SW Recipes With Kidney Beans

Last Words

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.

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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