Cream cheese can be very high in syns due to its high-fat content, but what about light and lighter cream cheeses like Philadelphia light, are they syn friendly on the plan?
Philadelphia light has 2 syns for a 30g portion, making it a great low syn spread choice, for Philadelphia lightest you are looking at 1.5 syns, which is even more slimming world friendly for a 30g portion.
Down below, we will take you through how much Philadelphia light and lightest you can have on the plan, some syn values of the whole Philadelphia range and some low syn cream cheeses from alternative brands for when you are in the mood for a savoury snack.
At just 2 syns for a 30g serving, you could have up to 210g of Philadelphia light before using up your daily 15 syn allowance, making it an excellent choice for a low syn spread.
Compared to the Philadelphia lightest this cream cheese might have a more natural taste closer to full-fat cream cheese too, but the spread does still have a fair amount of fat, however, at 3g for 30g, it's important to weigh out your portion before spreading on to snacks.
For Philadelphia lightest you can have up to 300g of this low-fat cream cheese spread before using all your daily syn allowance, making it a great sandwich filler, ingredient for sauces or spread on crackers, allowing you to get a cream cheese flavour without all the added syns and fat.
Philadelphia has a huge range of cream cheese, from full fat to flavoured and reduced-fat options, to help you compare, we've listed all of their syn values down below.
If you are bored of Philadelphia cream cheese and your looking for another low syn alternative cream cheese, we've got you covered with our list of low syn alternatives below.
Overall, at 2 syns for their Philadelphia light version and 1.5 syns for their lightest, Philadelphia cream cheese is a very slimming world friendly spread which would go great in sauces or on crackers for a low syn snack.
We would recommend being careful with full fat cream cheeses since they can be very high in fat, always measure out your cream cheese portions to be on the safe side.