How Many Syns In A McPlant Burger? Find Out Here + Alternatives!

Updated on 
1 February, 2023

How Many Syns In A McPlant Burger? Is It Slimming World Friendly?

If you are a vegetarian and crave a McDonald's, you might opt for the McPlant burger, but on the slimming world plan, you will need to make sure you are synning this meal so you can stay on track with your weight loss on the SW plan.

Is The McPlant Burger Slimming World Friendly?

The McPlant burger has 21.5 syns, making it a very high syn meal taking you well over your daily syn allowance by nearly 7 syns!

We've discussed in further detail below why the McPlant burger from McDonald's is so high in syns, some syn values of their veggie range and low syn veggie burger alternatives from other food chains and brands.

Why Is The McPlant Burger So High In Syns?

At 21.5 syns for a McPlant burger, this burger is very high in syns, costing you all your syns for the day and over, but why is this veggie burger so high in syns?

Well, the McPlant burger gets its high syn value from the fat and sugar, having 20g of fat which 6g is saturated (still much less than meat options, see the syns here) and 10g of sugar in the burger.

We also suggest taking into consideration the sodium content of this burger which is very high.

Syn Values Of McDonald's Vegetarian Range

If you find McDonald's McPlant burgers to be too high in syns, there are some other veggie options on the menu which are worth knowing the syns in.

Syn Values Of McDonald's Vegetarian Range
  • Vegetable Deluxe - 18 syns.
  •  The Spicy Veggie One - 18 syns.
  •  Veggie Dippers® (2 pieces) - 8 syns.
  •  Hash Brown - 6.5 syns.
  •  Mini Potato Waffles - 10 syns.
  •  McDonald's Fries - 17 syns.

Low Syn Alternatives To The McPlant Burger

Not all veggie burgers are high in syns, you can find some great ready-made versions from the supermarket which you can pop in the oven or from other food chains.

We've listed a few alternatives below along with their syn values.

  • Birds Eye 2 Green Cuisine Veggie Burgers 250g- 11 syns.
  •  Asda Plant Based 4 Veggie Burgers 454g - 10 syns.
  •  Beyond Burger Plant-Based Patties 226G - 13 syns.
  •  Morrisons Plant Revolution 4 Veggie Burgers 454g - 10 syns.
  •  KFC veggie burger - 16 syns.
  •  Burger King Impossible Whopper - 32.5 syns.
  •  VeggieDay Plant-Based Burger 8 x 57g (454g) - 4 syns.
  •  Aldi Mae's Kitchen 2 Superfood Veggie Burgers 240g - 11 syns.
  •  Amy's Kitchen Gluten Free Manhattan Veggie Burger 270g - 4 syns.
  •  Linda Mccartney 2 Mozzarella Burgers 227G - 13 syns.
  •  Linda Mccartney 2 Vegetarian Quarter Pounder Burgers 227G - 12.5 syns.
  •  Heinz Beanz Burgerz Italian Style 2 Pack 180G - 9 syns.
  •  Fry's Meat Free 4 Chicken Style Burger 320G - 8 syns.
  •  Richmond 2 Vegan Meat-Free Frozen Burgers 150G - 7 syns.
  •  Quorn 4 Chicken Style Burgers 252G - 6 syns.
Low Syn Alternatives To The McPlant Burger

Final Words

Overall, McPlant burgers are high in syns, having around 21.5 syns a serving! These burgers are high in calories due to the fat and sugar content, they are also very high in sodium, we would therefore not suggest having them on the SW plan.

As an alternative, we suggest opting for oven-ready veggie burgers which are often only around 7 syns and much healthier, we have a great syn guide to Birds Eye vegetable burgers 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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