If you're a peanut butter lover, you’ll be sad to know that unfortunately, this spread is very high in calories, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have it on the slimming world, you just need to make sure you're tracking its syns.
Peanut butter syns vary according to the brand you choose, but on average for a tablespoon you should budget around 5 syns or 2.5 syns for a teaspoon of peanut butter, making it a high syn spread.
Down below in our guide, we will cover how much peanut butter you can have on slimming world, how many syns are in whole earth peanut butter, some syn values and a few low syn alternative spreads.
For a teaspoon of peanut butter, you're looking at using around 2.5 syns, making it a very high syn spread which should be used sparingly.
Peanut butter is high in syns since it’s made out of peanuts which are very calorie-dense, the spread is also high in fat with some saturated fat, meaning it should only be eaten within moderation.
Paired with bread you're looking at using around 7.5 syns for one slice of white bread and a teaspoon of peanut butter, to save syns with wholemeal toast as your healthy extra B.
Whole Earth peanut butter, in particular, has 2.5 syns for a teaspoon making it high in syns, the spread also has 5g of fat from the peanuts so should be used in moderation.
We’ve listed some syn values of the Whole Earth peanut butter range below to help you compare.
Most peanut butter has similar syn values no matter the brand, but to help you stay on track we’ve listed some other popular brands of peanut butter below along with their syns so you can compare.
If you find peanut butter to be too high in syns, you might be looking for some other low nut butter alternatives, we’ve got you covered with our list below.
Overall, peanut butter is a high syn spread, coming in at about 2.5 syns a teaspoon depending on the brand you buy, make sure to use this butter in moderation to avoid using up too many syns.
To save syns we suggest using a low syn alternative or natural peanut butter which often can have less added sugar and fat as a healthier option for your morning toast.