How Many Syns In A Nature Valley Bar? Are They High In Syns? - Our Syn Guide
Finding healthy snacks on the slimming world isn't always easy, especially if you need a quick breakfast on the go in the morning, but what about Nature Valley bars, can you have them on slimming world?
Nature Valley bars have on average 10 syns for a 42g serving which is two bars, making them very high in syns, we would therefore suggest only having them as the occasional treat on the slimming world.
In our syn guide below, we will discuss in more detail why Nature Valley bars are so high in syns, some syn values of them and low syn alternative snack bars to have on the plan.
Why Are Nature Valley Bars So High In Syns?
At 10 syns for two bars, Nature Valley bars are very high in syns, taking the majority of your 15 syn daily allowance, syns can vary however according to the bar that you choose.
These bars get their high syn value from the sugar and fat in them due to the maple syrup, oil and sugar inside of them, for example, a two bar serving has up to 7.5g of fat and 11.5g of sugar.
We would therefore suggest only having these bars as a sweet treat on the plan or stick to a one bar serving which has just five syns.
Nature Valley Bar Syn Values
Nature valley has a huge range of bars, not just their crunchy versions, to help you stay on track we've listed all of their syn values down below.
Nature Valley Protein Peanut & Chocolate Bars 4 x 40g - 10 syns.
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Dark Chocolate with Nuts Bars 4 x 30g (120g) - 7 syns.
Nature Valley Protein Salted Caramel Nut Cereal Bars 4 x 40g - 10 syns.
Nature Valley Crunchy Oats & Honey 10 Bars 5 x 42g (210g) - 10 syns.
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Roasted Peanuts Bars 4 x 30g (120g) - 7 syns.
Nature Valley Smooth & Crunchy Peanut Butter Biscuit Bars 4 x 38g (152g) - 10 syns.
Nature Valley Crunchy Canadian Maple Syrup Bars 5 × 42g (210g) - 10 syns.
Nature Valley Full Mix Cranberry & Peanut Butter Cereal Bars 3 x 40g - 9 syns.
Nature Valley Full Mix Blueberry & Peanut Butter Cereal Bars 3 x 40g - 9 syns.
Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Nut Dark Chocolate, Peanut & Almond Cereal Bars 5 x 30g - 7 syns.
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Apple Crunch 12 Bars (6 x 2) - 9 syns.
Low Syn Alternatives To Nature Valley Bars
If you find Nature Valley bars to be too high in syns, we've got some great low syn alternative snacks for you to check out down below.
Fibre One Cake Bar Triple Chocolate - 4.5 syns per cake.
Harvest Morn Jaffa Benefit Bars 5x19g - 3 syns.
Tesco Summer Fruits Cereal Bars 5 X 19G - 3 syns.
Go Ahead Apple Bakes - 6 syns per bake.
Fibre One Protein Cookies & Cream Bars 3 X 24G - 4.5 syns.
Grenade Carb Killa Birthday Cake Protein Bar 60G - 11 syns.
Overall, Nature Valley bars are very high in syns, having around 10 syns for two bars, this is due to their high sugar content from the maple syrup. We would suggest only eat these bars as the occasional sweet treat or checking out low syn alternative snack bars which start as low as 3 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.