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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.