There's nothing quite like a cheesy macaroni pasta, but we all know this kind of pasta isn't the most waistline friendly dish, but how many syns does it have on the plan?
Macaroni cheese has varying syns according to the serving size and how its made, on average you can expect a 100g serving to have 8.5 syns, making it high syn pasta which should be had within moderation, a 200g serving could cost you over your whole daily syn allowance.
Down below, we've discussed in more detail why Macaroni cheese is high in syns, some syn values and how to make your SW-friendly macaroni cheese if you want to save calories and syns.
At 8.5 syns a serving, Macaroni cheese is high in syns, costing you over half of your daily syn allowance for just a small portion. This cheesy pasta gets its high syns from the obvious ingredient, cheese, which is very high in fat. For example, an average Macaroni cheese could have up to 7g of fat for just one portion.
Macaroni cheese pasta also has a cream sauce with cheese which is often made out of cream or whole milk, contributing to the high-calorie content. A whole pack of macaroni cheese could have 30 syns in total.
Macaroni cheese has varying syns according to the type that you buy, to help you compare, we've listed some different syn values down below.
If you're a lover of mac and cheese, but don't want to spend lots of syns on this pasta dish, why not try making a lighter version at home which is a more slimming world friendly? Our recipe below is syn free as long as you use cheddar as your healthy extra A.
To conclude, Macaroni cheese is very high in syns due to the cheddar and sauce which is high in fat and often made with whole milk, raising the calorie content. To save syns we would suggest making your macaroni cheese pasta at home by using the cheese as your healthy extra A, this helps to lower the fat content.