If you are a cheese lover in the slimming world, or maybe you are making some homemade pizza, you might be wondering if you can sneakily have some mozzarella on the plan, or is too high in syns?
Mozzarella has syns on the slimming world, this changes according to if you choose light or full fat, regular mozzarella has 4.5 syns for a 30g serving while light has 2.5 syns for 30g. You can also use mozzarella as your healthy extra A on the plan.
Down below in our syn guide, we've discussed how much mozzarella you can have on slimming world, some syn values and low syn alternative cheeses for cheese lovers!
At 4.5 syns for 30g, you can have up to around 100g of mozzarella on the slimming world plan before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance, making it a high syn cheese which should be consumed within moderation.
Most of the syns in mozzarella come from the fat in the cheese, for example, a 30g portion has around 6.5g of fat. To save syn you can always pick lighter mozzarella, this allows you to have up to 170g before using all of your allowance.
Mozzarella along with lots of other cheeses can be used as your healthy extra A dairy allowance on the slimming world plan for protein. For mozzarella in particular you can have up to 50g before using all of your healthy extras A allowance, after this, you will need to syn the cheese.
We've listed which cheeses you can use as your healthy extra A down below.
Mozzarella has a similar value no matter the brand, but syns can change according to the fat percentage of the cheese, to help you compare, we've listed some general syn values down below.
If you find mozzarella to be too high in syns, or you are curious as to how many syns other kinds of cheese have on the plan, we've listed some low-syn alternatives down below to help you out.
Overall, Mozzarella is a high syn cheese, having 4.5 syns for just 30g, meaning you can have up to around 100g before using all of your syns, or 50g as your healthy extra A dairy allowance. Cheese is very high in calories and syns so we would suggest having it in moderation while trying to lose weight or try choosing reduced fat options which are often lower in syns.