A ready sachet of oats makes an easy and quick breakfast for those rushed early mornings, but you will have to track them in your syns if you are using a flavoured porridge.
For example, Quaker porridge oats to go don't require cooking like usual oats but their squares are 10.5 syns each, making it better to make your low syn porridge for breakfast and save your syns for something else.
In our article below, we will cover how many syns porridge has on the SW diet, some other low syn Quaker porridge alternatives and how to make your low syn porridge with your healthy extra B!
If you are having plain porridge oats for breakfast and weigh them out to be 40g, they are indeed syn free on the slimming world diet. Once mixed with water or skimmed milk, you can keep them syn free by using skimmed milk as your healthy extra A.
For people who have already used their healthy extras then porridge oats of 40 g would be 7 syns and the 150ml of skimmed milk 2.5 syns.
The problem of packaged porridge like Quakers oats to go is that they often contain a lot of flavourings and sugar which adds to their syn content.
Quaker's porridge oats to go are pretty high in syns, but some other porridge alternatives are a little lower in syns if you want an easy breakfast to go.
We have listed some other Quaker porridge products below along with their syns.
Rather than buy pots and sachets or pre-made porridge which are often high in syns, why not try just making your own which is syn free?
We've listed two recipes below to get you started.
This mixed berry porridge is syn free as long as you use your oats as your healthy extra B and the milk as your healthy extra A.
This porridge is easy to make and once again syn free if you make sure to use your oats as your healthy extra B and the milk as your healthy extra A.
Overall, the Quaker porridge oats to go are very high in syns setting you back nearly 11, instead, we recommend trying some of their other lower syn sachets or making your syn free porridge with our recipes above.