How to Enjoy Pate on Slimming World: The Low-Syn Guide

Updated on 
4 August, 2023

How to Enjoy Pate on Slimming World: The Low-Syn Guide

Pate is essential to French cuisine, perfect for dipping veggies into or spreading on toast, but how many syns does this ground meat gourmet dish have on the slimming world, is it high in syns?

Can I Have Pate On Slimming World?

Pate will often have varying syns according to the meat used and fat content, on average you could expect Brussels pate to have around 5 syns for a small 30g portion, making it quite high in syns. 

We've discussed in more detail below why Pate is so high in syns, syn values of different pate and how to make your own slimming world-friendly version!

Why Is Pate So High In Syns?

At 5 syns for a small portion, traditional Brussels pate is very high in syns, you could have up to three portions of this pate before using all your 15 syn daily allowance.

Pate has a high syn value due to it being high in unsaturated and saturated fat, this makes this food bad for your cholesterol and should be consumed within moderation if you are trying to lose weight.

Alternatively, you can use reduced fat pate which will be lower in syns, having around 3 syns for a 30g serving instead of 5 syns, meaning you could have up to 150g before using all your allowance, pair this with a low-fat spread in a sandwich!

Syn Values Of Pate

As we mentioned above, Pate has varying syns according to the meat it is made with, we've listed some different pates along with their syn values below to help you out.

Syn Values Of Pate
  • Brussels Pate - 5 syns.
  • Brussels Pate, Reduced Fat - 3 syns.
  • Mackerel Pate, Smoked - 7.5 syns for 50g.
  • Salmon Pate - 3.5 syns.
  • Aldi Smooth Reduced Fat Brussels Pate 175g - 5 syns.
  • Tesco Eastman's Deli Foods Smooth Brussels Pate 175g - 4.5 syns.
  • Tesco Reduced Fat Brussels Pate 200g - 3.5 syns.
  • Asda Smooth Reduced Fat Brussels Pate 175g - 4.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Be Good to Yourself Smooth Spreadable Brussels Style Pate 175g - 3 syns.
  • Tesco Smooth Smoked Salmon Pate 100g - 3 syns.
  • Lidl Warren & Sons Reduced Fat Pate 175g - 3.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Brussels Style Pate 170g - 4 syns.
  • Tesco Coarse Farmhouse Pate with Mushrooms 200g - 4 syns.

How To Make Your Own Slimming World Pate

If you're a lover of pate for snacking, but don't want to spend the syns on regular pate, you can make your own at home which is syn free!

Recipe details are below!


  • 490g of mushrooms chopped.
  • One onion.
  • Four rashers of bacon chopped (no fat).
  • Pinch of salt, pepper and mixed herbs.
  • One garlic clove.
  • 395g of chicken livers.
  • Two spoons of quark.


  1. Start by frying the mushroom in low-cal cooking spray, add in the onions, mixed herbs and chicken livers.
  2.  Fry for around 5 minutes then add in the bacon, let the mix cool down after cooking and blend.
  3.  Add quark to the blended mix season and pop in the fridge, enjoy on toast, crackers or sandwiches!

Should I Have Pate On The Slimming World?

Overall, Pate is very high in fat and not great for your cholesterol, we, therefore, suggest having this food in moderation since it has 5 syns for a 30g serving.

Should I Have Pate On The Slimming World?

To save syns you can also choose reduced fat pate which has around 3 syns a serving or make your own at home with low-fat bacon medallions and chicken livers, making the pate syn free!

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.
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