Rice cakes are an essential snack to have on the slimming world plan, they are low in calories, come savoury or sweet and can be paired with several low syn/syn free toppings to make them more interesting snacks.
This being said, rice cakes are not syn free on the slimming world and can have varying syns according to their size and ingredients, in our syn guide below, we will take you through the different syns to help you out.
Since rice cakes are low in syns, you might be wondering why you need to track their syns on the slimming world plan?
Rice cakes can be high in syns according to their flavours and size, having 3-4 can quickly add up in syns and before you know it, use the majority of your 15 syn daily allowance. To stay on track with your weight loss it's important to know the syns of what you are eating.
We've put together a list of some popular brands and types of rice cakes below so you can compare and track syns.
Chocolate-covered rice cakes are an excellent sweet treat to buy if you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth in a low calorie way. They have on average between 2.5 syns - 5 syns depending on the brand that you buy making them an excellent low syn snack.
Tesco rice cakes are great for low-calorie snacks, they have a range of syns according to the type and flavour that you buy, but start as low as 1.5 syns for their lightly salted options, meaning you could have up to 10 with syn-free toppings as snacks!
Caramel rice cakes are a great option as a dessert or sweet treat if you are not keen on chocolate rice cakes, they have around 2 syns per rice cake, meaning you could have up to 7 on the slimming world plan before using all your syns.
Kallo is a popular brand when it comes to rice cakes, from their chocolate covered cakes to organic range, having on average between 1.5 and 2.5 syns depending on the type chosen. These make excellent low-syn snacks to stock up on.
If you're a lover of marmite, you will be pleased to know Marmite rice cakes exist, and yes, they are low in syns! These rice cakes have 1.5 syns per one!
If you've stocked up on some plain rice cakes for low syn snacking, you will need to make sure you're topping them with low syn foods to keep them SW-friendly.
We've listed some low syn topping ideas below.
To conclude, rice cakes are a great low syn snack to have if you're trying to lose weight, choose chocolate options for sweet snacking and savoury with syn free topping to keep you full between meals or as a light lunch!