If you are looking for an easy snack or sandwich filler you might be tempted to have a tin of Pilchards in tomato sauce, but how many syns do these tinned fish have on the slimming world plan?
Pilchards in tomato sauce are syn free on the slimming world plan, making them a great snack and source of protein, these fish do have syns when stored in oil, however.
Down below, we've discussed in more detail why Pilchards are syn-free on the slimming world plan and some syn values of other syn-free tinned fish to snack on the plan.
Pilchards are syn free on the slimming world as long as they are stored in tomato sauce and not oil, oil adds syns to this fish since it increases the fat content. Pilchards also stored in brine are syn free.
Always check all the ingredients on the back of the tin to ensure your fish is syn free, you can pair this with wholemeal bread as your healthy extra B or low syn crackers.
If you are a lover of fish for quick and easy lunches like sardines and tuna, there are plenty of other syn free tinned fish options for a high protein meal.
It should be noted that some tinned fish options have syns on the slimming world plan if they contain oil, we've listed which kinds of tinned fish have syns down below.
Overall, Pilchards in tomato sauce are syn-free on the slimming world plan, if they contain oil however then syns will need to be counted. Most tinned fish in either brine or tomato sauce are syn free on the SW plan, but always check the ingredients for other ingredients and oil too.