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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!