If you are a snacker, finding low-syn healthy snacks is important if you're going to be sticking to the slimming world plan to keep you satisfied in between meals. Seeds are often raved about in the health world due to their healthy fats, but what about pumpkin seeds, are they syn-friendly?
Pumpkin seeds have 4 syns a tablespoon, making them very high in syns for a small portion, we, therefore, suggest having these seeds in moderation.
Our syn guide below will discuss how many pumpkin seeds you can have on the slimming world, some syn values and low syn alternatives for an extra protein boost to your meals.
At 4 syns a tablespoon, you can have up to three tablespoons of pumpkin seeds on the slimming world plan before consuming all your 15 syn daily allowance, making them quite high in syns.
Although pumpkin seeds are very good for you, they are high in calories due to their fat content, having nearly 12g of fat in a 25g serving. We, therefore, suggest measuring out your pumpkin seeds and consuming them in moderation.
Pumpkin seeds have the same syn value no matter the brand, to help you stay on track, we've listed various brands down below along with their syn values.
If you find pumpkin seeds to be too high in syns, or you are simply curious about the syns in other types of seeds, we've listed some alternatives below.
Overall, pumpkin seeds are high in syns, having 4 syns a tablespoon, meaning you could have up to three tablespoons before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance.
Pumpkin seeds like most seeds, get their high syn value from the fat content, we, therefore, suggest consuming them in moderation.
We have a syn guide to other types of healthy seeds like chia seeds here.