Is Quorn Lasagne Slimming World Friendly? - Our Syns Guide
If your looking for a quick and easy meal to pop in the oven on a weeknight, you might be tempted to have a lasagne, but how many syns does this food have on the slimming world?
Quorn lasagne has 15 syns for a whole 300g pack or 6 syns for a 100g portion, making it a great slimming world friendly meal for an easy dinner when had in a portion between three people.
In our guide below we will discuss why Quorn lasagne is low in syns, some syn values of the other Quorn meal range, low syn lasagna alternatives as well as a recipe for making your SW friendly lasagne with Quorn!
Why Is Quorn Lasagne Low In Syns?
At 6 syns a portion, Quorn lasagne is very slimming world friendly for an easy meal, you could have up to two portions and still not use all of your allowances.
This lasagne remains healthy due to the fact it's low in saturated fat and it's my protein source has slightly fewer calories than the average beef lasagne. We would recommend having the lasagne in moderation since the whole pack will cost you your entire daily syn allowance.
Quorn Meal Syn Values
Quorn has a wide range of meals on offer, not just their vegetarian lasagnas, we've listed some more syn values of their meal range below for when you don't feel like cooking!
If Quorn lasagne is so low in syns, you might be wondering how it compares to regular lasagne when it comes to syns. A typical beef lasagne portion can have anything between 18-23 syns a serving, making it much higher in syns, this could be due to the heavier sauce and beef which has higher saturated fat.
For example, a portion of Aldi's Italian classic lasagne has up to 20g of fat while a portion of Quorn lasagna has 10g of fat which is half the amount.
Low Syn Alternatives To Quorn Lasagne
If you find this Quorn vegetarian lasagne too high in syns and you're looking for some low syn alternatives we've got you covered with some veggie alternatives below.
One way to keep the syns low in your lasagne is by making your own at home, we've listed our best SW recipe below for some cooking inspo using Quorn!
500g of Quorn mince.
150g of chopped mushrooms.
One celery diced.
Three chopped garlic.
500g of passata.
200g of chopped tomatoes.
Three spoons of tomato paste.
One veggie stock.
Pinch of oregano.
Twelve sheets of lasagne.
150g of butternut squash.
200g of potatoes.
One veg stock.
100g of quark.
Pinch of mustard powder.
One egg yolk.
First, start by frying off your Quorn mince then set it aside, next fry your onion, celery, mushrooms and around 50ml of water for 10 minutes.
Pour the Quorn back into the pan, stir, then add in your passata, chopped tomatoes, paste, garlic and oregano and around 250ml of hot water.
Boil then simmer for about 20 minutes.
Next, take a larger saucepan and add in your butternut squash, potatoes, veg stock and 500ml of boiling water. Boil for 15 minutes then adds 120g of quark, one egg yolk and a pinch of mustard powder.
Take a third of your Quorn and spread it over a baking dish, add the lasagne sheets and repeat the layers two more times, pour over your sauce and bake for 45 minutes.
Overall, Quorn lasagne is very slimming world friendly and has just 6 syns for a 100g serving compared to the average full-fat beef lasagne which can have 18-23 syns per serving. To save syns further we recommend making your Quorn lasagne and serving it with a side salad for a low syn meal idea.
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.