Can I Have Olives In Brine On The Slimming World Plan? Are They High In Syns?
Olives are great to keep in the house for snacking, adding to sauces or making salads with, but are they also slimming world friendly? Or do you have to syn them on the plan?
Olives in brine have around 2 syns for 30g on the slimming world plan, making them low in syns, allowing you to have up to around 350g before using all your daily syns!
We've created a syn guide below, taking you through why olives in brine are low in syns, some syn values of different olives and some low syn alternatives for tapas or antipasti snacks.
Why Are Olives In Brine So Low In Syns?
At 2 syns for 30g, olives in brine are quite low in syns, allowing you to have up to around 350g before using all your 15 syn daily allowance.
These olives are low in syns since they are stored in brine instead of olive oil, oil adds a lot of calories and fat to the olives, you can expect olives stored in oil and other ingredients to have around 3-4 syns for 30g.
Also, be cautious of olives which are stuffed with cheese or store in packets with other antipasti veggies since this can add extra hidden syns.
Syn Values Of Olives
Olives can have varying syns according to if they are stuffed and how they are stored, so as you can compare syns, we've listed a variety of options below.
Tesco Halkidiki Olives Stuffed with Garlic 160g - 3 syns for 1/4.
Aldi The Deli Pitted Green Olives 320g - 1.5 syns for 16g.
Tesco Pitted Black Olives 330g - 1 syn for 15g.
Tesco Green Olives with Herbs 60g - 5 syns for pot.
Sainsbury's Garlic & Herb Green Olives 300g - 5 syns for 1/6.
Sainsbury's Pitted Green Olives 350g - 1.5 syns for 16g.
Tesco Black & Green Olives 95g - 4 syns for half a pack.
Sainsbury's Zesty Lemon & Herb Queen Green Olives 160g - 3 syns for 1/4.
M&S Stuffed Olives with Garlic, Pimento & Jalapeno 170g - 7.5 syns for half.
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