How Many Syns In Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini? - Our Guide
If you fancy some pasta for dinner, or maybe you're eating out and planning, you might be wondering how many syns spinach and ricotta tortellini have on the slimming world plan?
Well, on average you can expect spinach and ricotta tortellini to have 9 syns for 100g, making it a very high syn pasta which should be consumed within moderation.
Down below we’ve discussed in further detail why spinach and ricotta tortellini is so high in syns, some syn values, low syn alternatives and our SW spinach and ricotta pasta recipe to save syns!
Why Is Spinach And Ricotta Tortellini So High In Syns?
At 9 syns for 100g, spinach and ricotta tortellini is very high in syns, this is because the pasta is very high in fat due to the milk and cheese, having nearly 9g of fat of which 4g is saturated for one serving, the pasta is also high in salt, having 1g a serving.
We would recommend eating this pasta in moderation to save on syns since the cheese makes it very calorie-dense, you could have up to 1.5 servings before using nearly all your daily syn allowance.
Syn Values Of Spinach And Ricotta Tortellini
Depending on where you buy your pasta from, spinach and ricotta tortellini have varying syn values, so to help you out, we’ve listed their syn values down below.
If you're craving some spinach and ricotta tortellini but don’t want to spend the syns, we’ve got a great syn friendly recipe for you to check out below which is syn free!
230g of spinach.
Three garlic cloves minced.
20 jumbo pasta shells.
270g of ricotta.
One cup of passata.
One onion and garlic clove crushed.
Cup of chicken stock.
First of all fry off the onion and garlic in a pan to make the sauce then add the passata and stock into the pan and bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes.
Heat your oven to gas mark 4 then fry off the garlic and onion in a pan to make the pasta, reduce heat and add spinach then stir in some ricotta. Next, stir in an egg fast and cook your pasta shells in some boiling water.
Spread the tomato sauce from earlier in a dish, fill the shells with your ricotta mixture and sprinkle the parmesan on top, bake for 20 minutes then enjoy with some more cheese on top!
Overall, spinach and ricotta tortellini is high in syns due to the cheese and milk which makes it high in fat, to reduce syns we would recommend a smaller portion size or make your own similar syn free pasta at home using your healthy extra A for the cheese!
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.