How Many Syns In Potato Croquettes? Are They High In Syns? - Our SW Syn Guide
If you are craving some potato croquettes as a side with your dinner or maybe an afternoon snack, you might be curious as to if these croquettes have syns on the SW plan since potatoes themselves are syn free?
Potato croquettes have on average 4-4.5 syns per one, making them quite high in syns, you could have up to four of them on the slimming world plan before using all of your daily syn allowance.
We've discussed in more detail below why potato croquettes have syns, some syn values of them and low syn alternatives for an easy SW-friendly side.
Why Do Potato Croquettes Have Syns?
At 4 syns per potato croquette, these fried potatoes are fairly high in syns, allowing you to have up to four on the SW plan before using all your 15 daily syns.
These potatoes get their syn value from the oil they are fried in which increases their fat content, for example, half a pack of Tesco potato croquettes have 9g of fat and 10 syns! These croquettes can also be high in sodium, so ensure your consuming them in moderation.
Syn Values Of Potato Croquettes
Potato croquettes have a similar syn value no matter where you buy them from, but they can differ according to size.
To help you stay on track with syns, we've listed some values of them down below.
Tesco Hearty Food Co Potato Croquettes 700g - 13.5 syns for 1/5.
ASDA Potato Croquettes 276g - 4 syns.
Asda Crispy Potato Croquettes 850g - 8 syns.
M&S Potato Croquettes 250g - 4.5 syns.
Aldi Inspired Cuisine Potato Croquettes 250g - 12 syns.
Mash Direct Potato, Cheese and Onion Croquettes 300g - 10.5 syns.
Iceland Breaded Potato Croquettes 908g - 9 syns for 100g.
Morrisons The Greengrocer's On Market Street 6 Potato Croquettes 250g - 3.5 syns.
Calories in Lidl Chef Select 6 Potato Croquettes 270g - 12 syns.
Waitrose and Partners Side Dish Carrot Swede & Potato Mash 450g - 2.5 syns.
Overall, potato croquettes are high in syns due to them being fried in oil which adds to their fat value, to save syns we suggest having them in moderation, they are also quite high in sodium.
At 4-4.5 syns for one, you could have up to 4 on the plan before using all your 15 daily syns.
Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.