Not all of us have time in the morning to make a healthy breakfast, many of us turn to sachet porridge or ready-made cereals instead for a quick brekky, however, these sachets can often be high in sugar, so it's important to count their syns.
Oats so simple sachets, in particular, have around 6.5 syns in, making them quite high in syns just for breakfast, this means they should only be had as a treat now and then when you have enough room in your syn allowance.
We've put together a small guide below which will discuss why oats so simple sachets are so high in syns, the syn values of the whole oat so simple range as well as few low syn sachet alternatives from other brands.
For 6.5 syns per sachet, just having one small porridge from Oats so simple could cost you nearly half of your daily syn allowance. These sachets are often very high in syns because of the sugar and flavourings inside with some of them having up to 19g of sugar just for 100g.
To save on syns and have even more porridge, we would suggest making your slimming world porridge, this will be lower in sugar plus you have control over the toppings to lower its calories. If you find yourself often in a rush in the morning then you could even prepare some overnight oats.
Oats so simple sachets are typically around 6.5 syns per packet, but they can slightly vary according to the flavour that you choose.
We've listed the syn values for the rest of their range down below.
You can indeed have porridge as a healthy extra B on the slimming world plan, but this is plain porridge oats measured to 40g, you could have this with either water or skimmed milk for your healthy extra A allowance, any toppings you put should be synned unless there syn free or speed foods such as fruits.
If you find oats so simple porridge sachets too high in syns there are other low syn alternatives to choose from for a quick and easy breakfast.
Overall, most porridge sachets will set you back about 6-7 syns, oats are so simple sachets are very high in sugar too so they should only be eaten in moderation. We would suggest making your porridge if you want to save some syns and lower your sugar intake, you can then use your oats as your healthy extra B too.