Sandwich thins are an excellent food for making diet-friendly lunches with, these thins reduce the calories from your average bread slice thanks to their thin size while you still get to enjoy your sandwich.
Sandwich thins are on average around 5 syns per thin however this can vary from brand to brand, this makes them a great choice for reducing syns from normal bread, but only by around 1 syns.
Down below in our guide we will cover why sandwich thins are so low in syns, how they compare to your standard bread, whether or not bread thins count as your healthy extra B, syn values as well as some low syn filling ideas.
At just 5 syns a thin, sandwich thins get their low syns from their lower calories, which is thanks to their thinner size. You could eat up to three thins before using up your daily syn allowance for the day making them an excellent alternative to bread.
To keep your sandwich thins low in syns you can use low syn fillings or syn free foods as a healthy lunch.
Although sandwich thins are popular in the dieting world, their syns unfortunately do not differ much from your average bread slice.
For example, two slices of 400g bread are 3 syns each, so 6 syns in total, meaning you only shave off one syns by using a sandwich thin. You should also note that regular wholemeal bread counts as your healthy extra B fibre allowance, making them syn free up to 400g.
We've listed some syn values of regular bread down below to help you compare.
Since sandwich thins are healthy, you might be wondering if they could count towards your healthy extra B fibre allowance? Well, regular white bread thins do not count, but wholemeal sandwich thins do such as the wholemeal ones from Kingsmill.
We've listed out some other healthy extra Bs below to help you out.
As we mentioned above, the average syn value of sandwich thins are 5 syns but they can vary according to different brands and add-ins, so to keep you on track, we've listed the rest of their syn values down below.
To keep your sandwich thins low in syns, you also need to consider what you are filling them with, we've listed a few low syn filling ideas for an easy lunch below.
To conclude, sandwich thins are low in syns, having 5 syns a thin but do not differ much to normal bread which comes in at 6 syns for two slices, you can also have wholemeal thins as your healthy extra B or wholemeal bread to save syns.
We would suggest using syn free fillings or other types of low syn foods in our list above to keep your sandwiches low in syns.