Potato Wedges: Syns, Serving Size, and How to Make Them Slimming World-Friendly
Potato wedges make a great side for a quick and easy dinner or paired with a dip for a snack, but since wedges often are cooked in oil, this means that they have syns on the SW plan.
Potato wedges have on average 6.5-8.5 syns a serving making them very high in syns on the slimming world plan, you could have up to around 200g on average of these wedges before using all of your daily syns.
In our syn guide below, we will take you through why potato wedges are high in syns, some syn values them, low syn alternative sides and how to make your own SW potato wedges at home!
Why Are Potato Wedges High In Syns?
At 6.5-8.5 syns for 100g of potato wedges, these potatoes are very high in syns because they contain oil using over half of your daily syn allowance.
Potato wedges without oil would be syn free on the slimming world plan, the oil in wedges is what makes them higher in fat. For example, 1/5 of a portion of Tesco potato wedges has up to 3.6g of fat and 7.5 syns a serving.
Syn Values Of Potato Wedges
Potato wedges have varying syns according to their ingredients and size, so as you can compare syns, we've listed some various options down below along with their values to help you out.
McCain Lightly Spiced Wedges 750g - 9 syns for 100g.
Asda Seasoned Potato Wedges 750g - 7 syns a serving.
Aldi Four Seasons Lightly Spiced Potato Wedges 750g - 10 syns a serving.
Domino's Potato Wedges (No Dip) - 3 syns.
Tesco Spicy Potato Wedges 750g - 7.5 syns.
Morrisons The Greengrocer's on Market Street Potato Wedges 600g - 3 syns.
Morrisons Garlic & Herb Potato Wedges 750g - 6.5 syns.
Lidl Harvest Basket Potato Wedges 1kg - 8 syns.
Nando's Sweet Potato Wedges with Garlic Perinaise - 22 syns.
If you want to save syns, you can always make your own slimming world potato wedges at home which have less oil, our SW potato wedges recipe below is syn-free and super easy to make!
Low cal cooking spray.
800g of potatoes.
Half a spoon of paprika.
Pinch of cumin, onion powder and garlic powder.
Half a teaspoon of chilli powder.
Start by putting your potatoes in cold water then drain and dry while heating your oven to 200 degrees.
Put your potatoes in a bowl, spray with oil and toss with your spices, line a baking tray then put the wedges evenly on a tray and bake for 20 minutes, turn halfway, spray and cook again for another 20 minutes.
Season and enjoy.
To conclude, potato wedges are high in syns due to their oil content which makes them high in fat, to save syns we recommend only having a small portion of wedges or making your own at home with low cal cooking spray to keep them syn-free.
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.