Figuring out what counts as an SW friendly breakfast can be overwhelming if you've just started the slimming world plan, if you're a lover of porridge you might be curious to see if oats have syns on the plan.
If you were to have 40 grams of porridge oats on the slimming world plan, you can use them as your healthy extra B, which is your fibre allowance, anything over you would then need to start synning your oats.
We've composed a short guide below which will cover which porridge oats count as your healthy extra B, some porridge oats which are syn friendly, other healthy extra B choices and a few SW friendly porridge recipes for some brekky inspiration.
As we touched on above, 40g of porridge oats can be used as your healthy extra B fibre allowance on the slimming world diet, these do have to be plain oats however, they can be quick or rolled oats, but should have no extra flavourings in them.
Over 40g you will need to start synning your porridge oats, for example, 40g of porridge oats count as 7.5 syns if not used as HexB making them high in syns, consuming half of your allowance for the day.
If using porridge oats to make porridge, it's worth considering the syns of your milk and toppings too, one way to keep syns low is by using the milk in your porridge as your healthy extra A which is your dairy allowance, berries can count as syn free speed fruit.
Not all porridge oats are syn friendly, on plain versions, you should be especially careful when picking out ready-made sachets from stores to ensure they do not include any flavourings or sugar inside of the sachets.
We've listed some syn friendly porridge oats options below which can be eaten as your healthy extra B within the 40g allowance to help keep you on track.
Not only can plain porridge oats up to 40g be used as your healthy extra B, but there are plenty of other high fibre foods which can also be used within a certain allowance.
We've listed some other foods which count as your healthy extra B down below.
If you've got some plain porridge oats lying around and you're looking for some syn friendly recipe inspo, we've got you covered with three different kinds of porridge oat recipes down below; basic SW porridge, baked oats and SW friendly granola bars.
This recipe below makes 16 bars total, and you can have up to 3 of them for just 5 syns if using the oats as your healthy extra B!
Nothing beats a bowl of porridge for brekky, especially when the porridge is syn free!
This baked oats recipe below serves one person and only has one syn serving if using the oats as your healthy extra B.
To conclude, 40g of porridge oats on the slimming world plan can be used as either your healthy extra B, which is your fibre allowance on slimming world or counts as around 7.5 syns.
We always suggest being careful when picking ready-made porridge oats sachets from the supermarkets and these can often have hidden syns due to flavourings, instead, try making your porridge oats with our syn friendly recipes above.