How Many Syns In Mozzarella? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
8 August, 2022

Is Mozzarella Slimming World Friendly? - Our Syn Guide

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?

Is Mozzarella Slimming World Friendly?

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!

How Much Mozzarella Can I Have On The Slimming World?

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.

Can I Use Mozzarella As My Healthy Extra A?

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.

  • 30g Cheddar.
  • 40g Reduced Fat Cheddar.
  • 70g Reduced Fat Mozzarella.
  • 30g Emmental.
  • 45g Feta.
  • 35g Halloumi.
  • 30g Gouda.
  • 30g Grana Padano.
  • 30g Hard goat's cheese.
  • 30g Red Leicester.
  • 65g Reduced fat Feta.
  • 50g Mozzarella (cow's milk).
  • 40g Paneer.
  • 30g Parmesan.
  • 90g Ricotta.

Syn Values Of Mozzarella

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.

Syn Values Of Mozzarella
  • Tesco Mozzarella 250g - 4.5 syns.
  • Aldi Emporium Grated Mozzarella 250g - 4.5 syns.
  • Asda Grated Mozzarella 250g - 3.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Grated Mozzarella 250g - 5 syns.
  • Aldi Everyday Essentials Light Mozzarella 125g - 2.5 syns.
  • Tesco Reduced Fat Mozzarella 210g - 2.5 syns.
  • Tesco Mozzarella & Cheese Mix 200g - 5 syns.
  • Asda Light Mozzarella 215g - 2.5 syns.
  • Morrisons Mozzarella & Cheddar 250g - 5 syns.
  • Aldi Everyday Essentials Grated Mozzarella 500g - 4.5 syns.

Low Syn Alternative Cheeses To Mozzarella

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.

  • Red Leicester Cheese - 2 syns a tablespoon.
  • Feta Cheese - 2 syns for an inch cube.
  • Mozzarella Cheese, Soft - 4 syns for 1/4 of a ball.
  • CATHEDRAL CITY Mature Cheddar 350g - 6.5 syns for 30g.
  • Blue Stilton Cheese - 2 syns a tablespoon.
  • Parmesan Cheese - 1 syn per tablespoon. 
  • Halloumi Cheese - 6.5 syns for 40g.
  • Brie, without Rind - 3 syns for an inch cube.
  • Cottage Cheese, Plain - 3 syns for 60g.
  • Cream Cheese, Low Fat - 1.5 syns for 30g.
  • Goats' Cheese, Soft, Full Fat - 5 syns for 30g.
  • Cream Cheese, Full Fat - 4 syns for 30g.
Low Syn Alternative Cheeses To Mozzarella

Final Words

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.

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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