Polenta is a staple cornmeal dish to have in the Winter month, and an easy meal to make whether you pair it with chicken or enjoy it as a porridge on its own, but how many syns does this cornmeal dish have on the slimming world plan?
Polenta has varying syns according to how it is prepared and used, but on average you can expect a 100g portion when made with water to have between 3.5 and 5 syns a serving.
We've discussed in further detail below how much Polenta you can have on the plan, some syn values of different polenta dishes, alternative low syn options and an SW recipe using polenta for a syn-friendly meal idea!
At around 3.5-5 syns for a simple polenta and water porridge, you could have between 300-400g of Polenta before using all your 15 syn daily allowance.
Polenta is a great weight loss dish to have on the slimming world plan thanks to it being low in calories yet high in fibre and protein, this makes it filling and a great alternative to other high-carb sides like rice or pasta.
Polenta and polenta dishes have a huge variety of different syn values according to how they are made, we've listed some general syn values of this food below.
If you find Polenta to be too high in syns, there are plenty of other low-syn alternatives to check out as a side dish.
If your looking for a slimming world friendly syn dish you can make with polenta as a side, we've put together an excellent SW recipe below with cornbread for an easy dinner.
To conclude, Polenta is a great low syn carb to have on the slimming world plan, having between 3.5-5 syns for a 100g serving, allowing you to have around 300g before using all your 15 daily syns.
We recommend making polenta recipes such as cornbread at home to save syns with syn-free ingredients like fat-free fromage frais to save syns.
If you find Polenta porridge to be too high in syns we suggest switching to normal porridge oats which can be used as your healthy extra B to save syns.