Can I Have Olives In Olive Oil On Slimming World? - Our Guide
If you're a lover of olives, you might be wondering how many syns the olives stored in olive oil have on the slimming world plan?
Well, olives in olive oil have around 3-5 syns for a 30g serving making them quite high in syns, we would suggest eating them in moderation on the slimming world plan to help reduce syns.
In our guide below we will discuss why olives in olive oil are high in syns, some syn values of olives in oil as well as a few slimming world recipes using olives in oil below.
Why Are Olives In Olive Oil So High In Syns?
At 3-5, syns for 30g olives in olive oil are very high in syns, you could have up to 90g of olives before using up your whole daily syn allowance. Olives get most of their syns from the oil, with olive oil itself having 2 syns a teaspoon, after being stored in oil the olives absorb some of this oil.
To reduce syns from olives in olive oil we suggest draining them well or choosing olives stored in brine which only have 2 syns for 30g due to the lack of oil.
Olives are also great for weight loss since they're full of healthy fats and anti-oxidants, helping you feel full for longer without too many calories. We would recommend eating them in moderation however because they can be very high in sodium.
Syn Values Of Olives In Oil
To stay on track with your syns on SW, it's important to know how many syns different brands of olives have, some are stored in olive oil, sunflower oil or a mix, this can change syns accordingly, we've listed some values to help you out below.
Tesco Pitted Green Olives 340g - 1 syn for 15g.
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.
Tesco Halkidiki Olives Stuffed with Garlic 160g - 3 syns for 1/4.
Tesco Pimiento Stuffed Green Olives 340g - 1 syn for 15g.
Tesco Reduced Salt Pitted Green Olives 340g - 1.5 syns.
Our Favourite SW Olive Based Recipes
If you've got a jar of olives lying around you might be wondering how to use them in your meals for a syn friendly lunch or dinner.
SW Olive Greek Salad
8 olives in brine.
One onion, cucumber and green pepper are diced.
250g of watermelon flesh.
150g of feta.
Four tomatoes chopped into wedges.
Put all your ingredients into a bowl, mix, season and drizzle with some lemon for an easy SW friendly salad!
SW Tomato & Olive Pasta
100g of frozen spinach.
100g of dried wholemeal pasta.
Can of chopped tomatoes.
Eight black olives from brine.
One garlic chopped.
Celery stick chopped.
One onion diced.
Start by frying your onion and celery in some low cal cooking spray and water for around ten minutes then add in the garlic, stir for two minutes then pour in the chopped tomatoes.
Fill the can with water, pour this in and simmer the mix for about ten minutes, cook the pasta during this time.
Add in your olive and spinach and simmer for another 5-10 minutes with the lid on.
Toss in the pasta and serve with some more black pepper.
Overall, olives in olive oil can have anything between 3-5 syns for 30g making them fairly high in syns if not eaten in moderation, to reduce syns we suggest measuring out your olives by weight or picking ones in brine to help reduce calories.
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.