If your trying to snack healthy and lose weight, you might have heard nuts are very good for us, but how many syns do nuts like Pecans have on the slimming world plan, are they syn free?
Pecan nuts have on average around 10.5 syns for a 30g serving, making them very high in syns, we, therefore, suggest snacking on them in moderation.
In our syn guide, we will explore how many pecans you can eat on the SW plan, syn values of other popular nuts and some slimming world recipes using pecans for healthy snacking.
At 10.5 syns for 30g, Pecans are high in syns, allowing you to have around 50g before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance.
Nuts in general are very good for us, full of antioxidants and high in protein and healthy fats, but this does mean they are high in calories, and therefore should be eaten in moderation when trying to lose weight.
Pecans themselves have 17.5g of fat in a 25g serving, therefore we suggest weighing out your portion to stay on track with syns.
Nuts have varying syns according to the type you choose, so as you can compare syns, we've listed some varying syn values below.
If you have some pecans lying around at home and want to use them up in an SW healthy way, we've got two recipes for you to check out below, one for bircher as a healthy brekky and another for pecan muffins!
Overall, pecans are high in syns, having 10.5 syns for a 30g portion, this is because pecans are very high in fat, having 17.5g of fat in just a 25g serving. All nuts should be eaten in moderation on the SW plan since they are very calorie dense.